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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 02 04 15

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
  
  •  Noel Bernal, City Administrator                                                                                  
  •  Melinda Garza, City Clerk
  •  Ricardo H. Soliz, Municipal Judge
  •  Ramiro Gonzalez, Chief of Police
  •  Roberto Gomez, City Foreman 
  •  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, February 4, 2015 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: Approval of monthly bills.  
  • ITEM 4.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve November 19, 2014 regular meeting minutes. 
  • ITEM 5.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERNING: To approve November 19, 2014 public hearing minutes. 
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
  • ITEM 6.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on acceptance of Fiscal Year 2013 audit for the City of Falfurrias and the Falfurrias Utility Board. 
  • ITEM 7.) BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND DIRECTION CONCERNING – Progress report on delinquent tax collections by Nancy Vasquez with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson.  
  • ITEM 8.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on contract for the collection of delinquent taxes with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, & Sampson. 
  • ITEM 9.) BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND DIRECTION CONCERNING – Progress report on fines and fees collections by Nancy Vasquez with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson. 
  • ITEM 10.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on contract for the collection of fines and fees with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, & Sampson. 
  • ITEM 11.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on contract for the collection of delinquent special assessments with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair, & Sampson. 
  • ITEM 12.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Request for Proposal (RFP) for Cibolo Creek Drainage Improvements via the General Land Office (GLO) Grant.
  • ITEM 13.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Request for Proposal (RFP) for TxDOT Hwy. 281 drainage improvements in Encino and to authorize Fulcrum Engineering to perform engineering services.  
  • ITEM 14.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on December financials for General Fund, Special Revenue Fund, and Utility Fund.    
 
OLD BUSINESS
 
  • ITEM 15.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on hiring Public Works employee as recommended by City Administrator.   
  • ITEM 16.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on hiring Utilities employee as recommended by City Administrator.  
  • ITEM 17.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on hiring Police Department employees as recommended by City Administrator.    
  • ITEM 18.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on issuing Request for Proposals (RFP) for Ed Rachel Memorial Golf Course greens Rehabilitation Project.   
  • ITEM 19.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on issuing Request for Proposals (RFP) for Tony Lemus Park Tennis Courts Rehabilitation Project.   
  • ITEM 20.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Buy Board purchase for utilities vehicle purchases.   
  • ITEM 21.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Buy Board purchase for little league lights purchases.   
  • ITEM 22.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Buy Board purchase for little league bleachers purchase.   
  • ITEM 23.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on Buy Board purchase for golf carts and pump purchases.   
  • ITEM 24.)  CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – To discuss and vote on naming the little league field as Jose Pepe Lopez field.    
  • ITEM 25.) CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION CONCERING – ORDINANCE NO. XXX– AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND ALLOWING, UNDER THE ACT GOVERNING THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL RETIREMENT SYSTEM, RESTRICTED PRIOR SERVICE CREDIT TO EMPLOYEES WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE SYSTEM FOR SERVICE PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED FOR VARIOUS OTHER PUBLIC ENTITIES FOR WHICH THEY HAVE NOT RECEIVED CREDITED SERVICE; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE FOR THE ORDINANCE
  • ITEM 26.) BRIEFING, DISCUSSION, AND DIRECTION CONCERNING – To discuss City of Falfurrias 2015 capital improvement plan and timeline for projects. 
  • ITEM 27.) EXECUTIVE SESSION – The Council may enter into closed or executive session to discuss the following Texas Government Code
  1. “Attorney consultation pursuant to Section 551.071, Texas Gov’t Code, to receive legal advice and counsel on legal requirements under Texas Open Meeting Act”
  2. “Attorney consultation pursuant to Section 551.071, Texas Gov’t Code to provide advice and counsel in connection with the City’s rights, duties, privileges, and obligations in connection with the collective bargaining negotiations between the City and the police union, threats of litigation, and related legal matters”
  • ITEM 28.) RETURN TO OPEN SESSION – Consider and act upon items listed under Executive Session: 
  1. “Attorney consultation pursuant to Section 551.071, Texas Gov’t Code, to receive legal advice and counsel on legal requirements under Texas Open Meeting Act.”
  2. “Attorney consultation pursuant to Section 551.071, Texas Gov’t Code to provide advice and counsel in connection with the City’s rights, duties, privileges, and obligations in connection with the collective bargaining negotiations between the City and the police union, threats of litigation, and related legal matters.”
  • ITEM 29.) NEWS AND INFORMATION – (Non-Action Items) 
  • ITEM 30.) 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 30th day of January, 2015 on the Bulletin Board at the City Hall Building.
 
____________________________
Lamar D. Martinez Sr., Mayor
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._____________, 2015
 
 

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