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Falfurrias is the county seat of Brooks County, Texas, United States. The town is named for founder Edward Cunningham Lasater's ranch, La Mota de Falfurrias. In 1893, the Falfurrias ranch was one of the largest in Texas at some 350,000 acres.

The city is centered around the intersection of U.S. Highway 281 and State Highway 285 and is approximately 81 miles southwest of Corpus Christi, 90 miles southeast of Laredo, and 36 miles south of Alice. Population was 6,200 as of 2010.


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Agenda Regular Meeting 3/19/14

 

City of Falfurrias
 
  • Lamar D. Martinez Sr., Mayor
  • Letty Garza, Mayor Pro-Tem
  • David Longoria, Alderman
  • Manuel Perez Jr., Alderman
  • Mae Saenz, Alderwoman
  • Roberto J. Villarreal, Alderman
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  • Noel Bernal, City Administrator                                                                                  
  • Melinda Garza, City Clerk
  • Ricardo H. Soliz, Municipal Judge
  • Ramiro Gonzalez, Chief of Police
  • Roberto Gomez, Public Works Director 
  • Samuel Maldonado, Utilities Director
  • Homer Mora, City Attorney
 
NOTICE is hereby given of a REGULAR MEETING, of the City Council, for the City of Falfurrias, County of Brooks, State of Texas, to be held on WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at: Falfurrias Police Department Conference Room at 205 E. Allen St. Falfurrias, Texas 78355 for the purpose of considering the following numbered items.
 
If during the course of this Council Meeting, the City Council should determine that a closed meeting or executive session of the Council is required, such closed meeting or executive session will be conducted during or soon after the commencement of the meeting covered by this notice. This closed meeting or executive session will follow the guidelines and subject matter as set forth under Title 5, Chapter 551, of Texas Government Code and an amendments thereto.
 
  • ITEM 1.) CALL TO ORDER AND CERTIFICATION OF A QUORUM:
  • ITEM 2.) CITIZEN COMMENTS: This is the opportunity for visitors and guests to address the City Council on any issue. City Council may not discuss any presented issue, nor may any action be taken on any issue at this time. (Attorney General Opinion – JC 0169)
  • ITEM 3.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Monthly bills. 
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
  • ITEM 4.) PRESENTATION: Presentation by Katherine Ray with Ray Associates Inc. on City of Falfurrias employee classification plan and comprehensive salary study. 
  • ITEM 5.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve Election Services Contract with Brooks County Elections Administrator for General and Special Election on May 10, 2014. 
  • ITEM 6.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING:  To approve renewal of contract with Lamar Companies for City billboard and consideration of additional location.  
  • ITEM 7.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: Proposal from Gateway Planning Group Inc. to undertake tasks and provide deliverables for completion and implementation of Comprehensive Plan.  
  • ITEM 8.) BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND DIRECTION CONCERNING: To approve clean-up of Falfurrias Volunteer Fire Department property by City of Falfurrias Public Works in partnership with Brooks County. 
  • ITEM 9.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve appointment of three (3) police officers and one (1) reserve officer, set salary, and effective date of appointment as recommended by Police Chief and City Administrator. 
  • ITEM 10.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve a $1,200 offer by Arnold Mireles to purchase tax sale property on Lot 13, Block ‘B’, Rachal Addition, an addition to the City of Falfurrias, as described in Volume ‘35’ Page 39, Deed Records of Brooks County, Texas belonging to Simon Treviño by Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson delinquent attorneys and approve a Resolution No.XXX. 
  • ITEM 11.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve a $1,200 offer by Arnold Mireles to purchase tax sale property on Lot 10, Block ‘B’, Rachal Addition, an addition to the City of Falfurrias, as described in Volume ‘5’ Page 242, Deed Records of Brooks County, Texas belonging to Juliana Maldonado et al. by Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson delinquent attorneys and approve a Resolution No.XXX. 
  • ITEM 12.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve a $4,400 offer by Arnold Mireles to purchase tax sale property on Lot 5, 6, and 7, Block 12, Falfurrias Addition, an addition to the City of Falfurrias, as described in Volume ‘225’ Page 491, Deed Records of Brooks County, Texas belonging to Rosa Maria Longoria by Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson delinquent attorneys and approve a Resolution No.XXX. 
  • ITEM 13.) NEWS AND INFORMATION – (Non-Action Items) 
Department Head Reports
a) Municipal Court
b) Chief of Police
c) Public Works Director 
d) Utilities Director 
e) COG Representative
f) City Clerk
g) City Administrator
  • ITEM 14.) ADJOURN.
    
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who need assistance should contact Melinda Garza, City Clerk, at (361)-325-2420 two days prior to the meetings so appropriate arrangements may be made.
 
The undersigned officers certify that the foregoing notice was posted this 14th day of March, 2014 on the Bulletin Board at the City Hall Building.
 
 
____________________________
Letty Garza, Mayor Pro-Tem
City of Falfurrias
 
 
Attest:
 
_____________________________
Melinda Garza, City Clerk
 
 
This is to certify that this Agenda was posted on the glass front door of the City Hall office at _______P.M._______________, 2014
 
 
Signed: __________________
 
Title: ____________________
 
 

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