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Standardized Agenda Request Form

Date of Meeting: Agenda Item No. (to be assigned by CSO): April 16, 2013 I From (name, title, department and who submitting on behalf of, if any): Elizabeth Walker, City Secretary Subject: Call to Order, includes the following: A. Certification of Public Notice. B. Invocation. C. Pledge of Allegiance. D. Roll Call. Discussion: A. Mayor will Call to Order and certify Public Notice. B. Pastor Raja Masilamony, Seventh Day Adventists will lead the invocation. C. Mayor will lead Pledge of Allegiance; Mayor Pro-Tem may lead Texas Flag. D. City Secretary will call roll. Fiscal Note: Amount: $ N/A Term of Impact: [#] year(s) Identified in Current Budget: Y/N Additional Action Prompted: [ ] Mayor’s Signature [ ] Public Hearing [ ] Budget Amendment [ ] Resolution [ ] Ordinance – First Reading [ ] Ordinance – Final Reading If item previously considered, provide date and action by Commission: N/A If item requires Publication Notice, provide date and periodical of publication; indicate if comments received from letters mailed to property owners: N/A Advisory Review, if any (name of board/committee, date of action, recommendation): N/A Recommendation for Commission Action: Four or more Commissioners present constitutes a Quorum; otherwise, no action may be taken. Attachments, if any (list and provide in Word or PDF, formatted as 8 ½ X 11”): One-page with pledges and mission statement. Responsibilities upon Approval: Conduct meeting per Ordinance 2011-05, according to Roberts Rule of Order and commencing at 5:30 p.m.


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Miguel D. Wise, Mayor John F. Cuellar, Mayor Pro-Tem, District 2 David R. Fox, Commissioner, District 1 Olga M. Noriega, Commissioner, District 3 Gerardo “Jerry” Tafolla, Commissioner, District 4 Lupe V. Rivera, Commissioner, District 5 Joe A. Martinez, Commissioner, District 6

City of Weslaco “The City on the Grow”

Leonardo Olivares, City Manager

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.”

The Pledge of Allegiance to the State Flag "Honor the Texas flag; I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one state under God, one and indivisible." *The pledge was amended by House Bill 1034 during the 80th Legislature with the addition of "one state under God." The revised wording became effective on June 15, 2007.

Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

STATEMENT OF VISION: AN INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF GROWTH Friendly people with vision, courage and integrity

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WESLACO, TEXAS 78596-6285

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A REGULAR MEETING OF THE WESLACO CITY COMMISSION TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013 On this 2nd day of April 2013 at 5:30 p.m., the City Commission of the City of Weslaco, Texas convened in Regular Session at City Hall in the Legislative Chamber, located at 255 South Kansas Avenue with the following members present: Mayor Mayor Pro-Tem Commissioner Commissioner Commissioner Commissioner

Miguel D. Wise J.F. “Johnny” Cuellar Olga M. Noriega Gerardo “Jerry” Tafolla Lupe V. Rivera Joe A. Martinez

City Manager City Secretary City Attorney

Leonardo Olivares Elizabeth M. Walker Ramon Vela

Also present: Rey Garcia, IT Director; Bret Mann, Finance Director; David Arce, Parks & Recreation Director; Erasmo Lozano, Public Facilities Director; Police Chief Michael Kelly; Fire Chief Santiago Cuellar; Arnold Becho, Library Director; George Garrett, Airport Director; Mardoqueo Hinojosa, City Engineer; and several other staff members and citizens. I.

CALL TO ORDER A.

Certification of Public Notice. Mayor Wise called the meeting to order and certified the public notice of the meeting as properly posted Thursday, March 28, 2013.

B.

Invocation. Pastor David McCann from the First Presbyterian Church delivered the invocation.

C.

Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Wise recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Flag.

D.

Roll Call. Elizabeth Walker, City Secretary, noting the absence of Commissioner Fox. Commissioner Tafolla, seconded by Mayor Pro-Tem Cuellar, moved to take item IV. A. from its posted sequence for immediate consideration. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting.

IV.

NEW BUSINESS A.

Discussion and consideration to approve Resolution 2013-46 honoring Eudocio R. Salinas†. Possible action. (Requested by Commissioners Tafolla and Rivera.) Attachment.

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Commissioners Tafolla, Rivera, and Noriega expressed their appreciation for Mr. Salinas and extended their personal condolences to the family. Mayor Wise thanked Mr. Salinas for his legacy of service to the Weslaco community. Commissioner Martinez, seconded by Commissioner Rivera, moved to approve the item as presented. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting. For the record, Resolution 2013-44 reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2013-46 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO WHICH GRIEVES THE PASSING AND HONORS THE LEGACY OF SELFLESS SERVICE TO COMMUNITY BY EUDOCIO R. SALINAS† WHEREAS, Eudocio R. Salinas† was born in 1935 in Joya de Luna, San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He received merely a 2nd grade education but developed a strong work ethic originating from his humble beginnings. He immigrated to the United States in 1955 and worked as a migrant farmworker in Texas and California, where he was a proud member of the United Farm Workers union, picking cotton, strawberries, artichokes, melons, tomatoes, and many other crops; and WHEREAS, In 1977, he settled with his family in Weslaco and continued working in the fields as a farm worker. In his later years, he was an active neighborhood leader dedicated to social justice. Mr. Salinas established the first Lincoln Park Neighborhood Watch group in Weslaco and became the group’s first Block Captain. He organized Annual Neighborhood Night Out events to reduce crime, remove graffiti, improve traffic safety, and improve the overall appearance of the neighborhood. He also organized neighborhood Christmas parties and holiday toy drives to bring joy to local children and build community spirit. Under his leadership, Weslaco Crime Stoppers, Inc. awarded the Lincoln Park Neighborhood Watch group the “Crime Stopper of the Year” award for 2004; and WHEREAS, Mr. Salinas was a member of a core group of Weslaco citizens called Citizens in Action who worked on successfully electing the Single Member District Proposition on May 12, 2007; and WHEREAS, Mr. Salinas clearly demonstrated strong values through his love of family and service to his community for a greater good. His contributions to the City of Weslaco inspire future neighborhood and community leaders. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO, TEXAS THAT as we grieve the passing of Eudocio R. Salinas† on March 15, 2013 with his wife Elisa T. Salinas, daughter Elisa S. Trevino, and three sons Alberto, Alfredo, and Abel Salinas, fourteen grandchildren, and four great grandchildren we honor his legacy of selfless service to this community. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 2nd day of April 2013. /s/ Miguel D. Wise, MAYOR ATTEST: /s/ Elizabeth M. Walker, CITY SECRETARY APPROVED AS TO FORM: /s/ Ramon Vela, CITY ATTORNEY

Commissioner Martinez, seconded by Commissioner Rivera, moved to take item V. D. from its posted sequence for immediate consideration. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting. V.

REPORTS

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Presentation by the Hidalgo County Metropolitan Planning Organization (HCMPO) on Bicycle Safety/Safe Passing Awareness. Ms. Maria Champine presented several public service announcements and requested support in publicizing the “safe passing” ordinance for bicycles.

II.

CONSENT AGENDA A.

Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 19, 2013. (Requested by City Secretary’s Office.) Attachment.

B.

Authorization to release a Request for Proposals to seek the best qualified, most advantageous service provider for Wall Remodeling and Repainting at the Mayor Joe V. Sánchez Public Library in an amount not to exceed $24,000.00 and authorize a budget amendment as appropriate. (Commission authorized capital funding for this project December 18, 2012; Requested by the Library.) Attachment.

C.

Authorization to renew the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) grant for FY 2012-2013, to accept funds upon award, to provide local matching funds not to exceed 10% of the total granted amount nor $700 total annually, authorize a budget amendment as appropriate, and authorize the Mayor to execute any related documents. (Requested by the Library.) Attachment.

D.

Acceptance of the 2012 Racial Profiling Report compiled by the Weslaco Police Department as required by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 2.133 and authorize the Mayor to execute any related documents. (Requested by Police Department.) Attachment.

E.

Authorization of the utilization of Federal Equitable Sharing funds in an amount not to exceed $3,358.05 to purchase one 2011 Toyota Sienna Wagon VIN# 5TDYK3DC6BS151914 awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Weslaco Police Department and authorize a budget amendment as appropriate. (Requested by Police Department.) Attachment. Commissioner Tafolla, seconded by Commissioner Rivera, moved to approve all items of the consent agenda as presented. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting.

III.

APPOINTMENTS A.

Discussion and consideration to accept the resignations of Carlos Guerra and Leonardo Olivares and approve Resolutions 2013-35, 2013-36, and 2013-43 to fill the terms of three members to the Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation. Possible action. (There was no action on this item March 19, 2013; Requested by Finance Department.) Attachment. Commissioner Tafolla, seconded by Commissioner Rivera, moved to accept the

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resignations of Leonardo Olivares and Carlos Guerra and approved Resolution 2013-35 appointing Mr. Robert Cantu to the Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting. The City Manager clarified his resignation is contingent on the appointment of a replacement of a member and Joe Garza declined his appointment. Following a question by Commissioner Noriega, the City Manager stated that it is a five member board and currently there are three vacancies. Commissioner Tafolla, seconded by Commissioner Rivera, moved to accept the resignation of Joe Garza from the Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting. For the record, Resolution 2013-35 reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2013-35 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO APPOINTING ONE MEMBER TO THE WESLACO HEALTH FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

WHEREAS, in accordance with the Health Facilities Development Act, Article 1528j, Vernon’s Texas Civil Statues (the “Act”) the City Commission (The Governing Body) herby finds and determines that a health facilities development corporation be authorized and created, with such health facilities development corporation to be known as the “Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation”; and WHEREAS, the purpose of this board is to promote new, expanded or improved health facilities in order to assist the maintenance of the public health and the public welfare. WHEREAS, each member shall be appointed by the City Commission of the City of Weslaco; and the members of this board will hold office for a term of no more than six years; and WHEREAS, the Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation members shall serve without compensation. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO, TEXAS THAT Robert Cantu is appointed to serve an unexpired term on the Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation with a term to be assigned. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 2nd day of April, 2013. /s/ Miguel D. Wise, MAYOR ATTEST: /s/ Elizabeth M. Walker, CITY SECRETARY APPROVED AS TO FORM: /s/ Ramon Vela, CITY ATTORNEY

B.

Discussion and consideration to approve Resolution 2013-44 and Resolution 2013-45 to fill the expired terms of two members to the Ambulance Advisory Board. Possible action. (Requested by Fire Department.) Attachment. The City Manager stated Mr. McCaleb expressed an interest in continuing to serve and Dr. Heredia declined to continue to serve on the board.

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Mayor Pro-Tem Cuellar, seconded by Commissioner Tafolla, moved to approve the item as presented and reappointed Mr. Fred McCaleb to the Ambulance Advisory Board. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting. Commissioner Noriega moved to appoint Leticia Lopez to the Ambulance Advisory Board. Motion failed due to lack of a second. For the record, Resolution 2013-44 reads as follows: RESOLUTION NO. 2013-44 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO APPOINTING ONE MEMBER TO THE AMBULANCE ADVISORY BOARD. WHEREAS, the City of Weslaco has established the Ambulance Advisory Board pursuant to Section 141(A) of Ordinance No. 78-39; and WHEREAS, the terms of the members of this board are for two years; and WHEREAS, the Ambulance Advisory Board members shall serve without compensation; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO, TEXAS THAT Fred McCaleb is appointed to serve a two year term on the Ambulance Advisory Board and the term will begin on April 17, 2013 and expire on April 17, 2015. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 2nd day of April 2013. /s/ Miguel D. Wise, MAYOR ATTEST: /s/ Elizabeth M. Walker, CITY SECRETARY APPROVED AS TO FORM: /s/ Ramon Vela, CITY ATTORNEY

IV.

NEW BUSINESS B.

Discussion and consideration to award contract bid No. 2012-13-04 Waterworks Collection and Distribution Materials to the best qualified, most advantageous bidder in the amount not to exceed $205,204.53 for waterworks collection and distribution materials, authorize a budget amendment as appropriate, and authorize the Mayor to execute any related documents. Possible action. (Requested by Public Utilities Department.) Attachment. The City Manager stated four bids were received and ranked; staff recommends awarding the contract to Aquaworks Pipe and Supply. Commissioner Tafolla, seconded by Commissioner Rivera, moved to award contract bid No. 2012-13-04 Waterworks Collection and Distribution Materials to Aquaworks Pipe and Supply as the best qualified, most advantageous bidder in the amount not to exceed $205,204.53 for waterworks collection and distribution materials, authorize a budget amendment as appropriate, and authorize the Mayor to execute any related documents. In response to a request from Commissioner Noriega, the City Manager identified the four responsive bidders as HD Supply Waterworks, McAllen; Aquaworks Pipe & Supply,

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Brownsville; Ferguson Waterworks. Mission; and EMMSA, McAllen. The bids received by Ferguson and EMMSA were incomplete and therefore disqualified. The bid from HD Supply was for $220,000.00 and the bid from Aquaworks was for $205,000.00. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting. C.

Discussion and consideration to approve an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with the County of Hidalgo, Texas for the reconstruction of Mile 6 West (Westgate Drive) through Mile 10 as a four lane facility and authorize the Mayor to execute any related documents. Possible action. (Requested by the Planning & Code Enforcement Department.) Attachment. There was no action on this item.

D.

Discussion and consideration to approve an Interlocal Cooperation Agreement with the County of Hidalgo, Texas for participation within the Hidalgo County Library System (HCLS) for services and funding which allow for maintenance of accreditation, expansion of resources, and many other functions, in an amount not to exceed $16,149.00 after deduction of Library Automation System costs, authorize a budget amendment as appropriate, and authorize the Mayor to execute any related documents. Possible action. (Requested by Library Department.) Attachment. The City Manager stated that this was a renewal of relationship with HCLS; the contract is about the same amount and will run through the end of this year. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Commissioner Tafolla, moved to approve the item as presented. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting.

E.

Discussion and consideration to award contract bid No. 2012-13-05 Aviation Fuel to the best qualified, most advantageous bidder, authorize a budget amendment as appropriate, and authorize the Mayor to execute three agreements, each for a one year term. Possible action. (Requested by Airport Department.) Attachment. The City Manager stated two bids were received from Avfuel Corporation of Abilene and Eastern Aviation of North Carolina. The current vendor, BP, did not submit a bid this year. Staff recommends award to Avfuel. Commissioner Noriega inquired about the difference in price compared with the previous vendor. Mr. Garrett stated that the difference is marginal: the City pays based on a bid rate over a twelve month period and any extra cost is passed onto the consumers. In response to Mayor Wise, the City Attorney assured the City would not violate any government codes by awarding the contract in three agreements. Commissioner Rivera, seconded by Commissioner Tafolla, moved to approve the item as presented. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting.

F.

Discussion and consideration to authorize the utilization of Federal Equitable Sharing

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funds in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00 to purchase equipment and authorize a budget amendment as appropriate. Possible action. (Commission authorized use of $15,000.00 on June 19, 2012; Requested by Police Department.) Attachment. The City Manager stated that the funds would be used for duty gear by the Police officers such as holsters, belts and other pouches; staff recommends approval. Commissioner Tafolla, seconded by Commissioner Rivera, moved to approve the item as presented. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting. V.

REPORTS A.

Report on Departmental Update, Upcoming Meetings, Appointments, and Feedback. Attachment. The City Manager recognized the City Secretary’s Office for its efforts in records management for the Police Department boxes. Mr. David Arce reported on recent park improvements which include new slides, new striping, new Little League fencing, and a new scoreboard. The City Manager stated that the City, STC and the Valley Nature Center are hosting Earth Day activities and a 5K will be facilitated on May 4 at the airport. Commissioner Rivera congratulated Mr. Arce on all his work at the parks. Commissioner Noriega inquired about the baseball fields being closed. Mr. Arce stated that the baseball fields are closed due to safety reasons; during this drought the parks follow the water restriction schedule. Mr. Arce added he has been working with Mr. Canales to secure funds for a dog park through a grant with Petsmart. Mayor Wise expressed concern about the transmission of diseases through pet waste; Commissioner Noriega expressed enthusiasm for pet owners. Mayor Wise asked if there is anything that would prohibit the City from digging wells in order to irrigate the parks; Mayor Pro-Tem Cuellar stated that it is an issue of water quality. Mr. Mardoqueo Hinojosa stated staff has proposed a couple of projects to the Texas Water Development Board for both Harlon Block and City Park to utilize recycled water.

B.

Report on Sponsored Projects. Attachment. The City Manager referenced the report as attached.

C.

Report on Litigation Update. The City Manager stated that the City is at an all time low for lawsuits. City Attorney added that the City at one point had 160 active lawsuits and now there are only 14.

VI.

PUBLIC COMMENTS Mr. Samuel Cavazos asked the City to establish protocols, guidelines, timeframes, or

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recourse for handling citizen complaints and that his concerns have been totally ignored by the City. VII.

ADJOURNMENT

With no other business before the Commission, at 6:32 p.m. Mayor Pro-Tem Cuellar, seconded by Commissioner Martinez, moved to adjourn the April 2, 2013 regular meeting. The motion carried unanimously; Mayor Wise was present, but not voting. CITY OF WESLACO

MAYOR, Miguel D. Wise ATTEST:

CITY SECRETARY, Elizabeth M. Walker

MAYOR PRO-TEM, J.F. “Johnny” Cuellar (absent) COMMISSIONER, David R. Fox

COMMISSIONER, Olga M. Noriega

COMMISSIONER, Gerardo “Jerry” Tafolla

COMMISSIONER, Lupe V. Rivera

COMMISSIONER, Joe A. Martinez

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Standardized Agenda Request Form

Date of Meeting: April 16, 2013

Agenda Item No. (to be assigned by CSO): II. B. From (name, title, department and who submitting on behalf of, if any): Mike Kelley, Chief of Police, Weslaco Police Department Subject: Discussion and consideration to authorize the use of Federal forfeiture funds from the Forfeiture Account and authorize a budget amendment as needed. Discussion: Request approval from City Commission to use Federal forfeiture funds for payment of overtime for DEA Task Force Officer not to exceed $10,000 for law enforcement investigations and operations that may result in furthering the law enforcement goals and mission. Additional Action Prompted: [ ] Mayor’s Signature [ ] Public Hearing [X] Budget Amendment [ ] Resolution [ ] Ordinance – First Reading [ ] Ordinance – Final Reading If item previously considered, provide date and action by Commission: N/A If item requires Publication Notice, provide date and periodical of publication; indicate if comments received from letters mailed to property owners: Advisory Review, if any (name of board/committee, date of action, recommendation): N/A Recommendation for Commission Action: Staff recommends approval Attachments, if any (list and provide in Word or PDF, formatted as 8 ½ X 11”): NA Responsibilities upon Approval: None


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RESOLUTION NO. 2013-48 A RESOLUTION APPPOINTING A LABOR STANDARDS OFFICER AND A SECTION 504 OFFICER/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FAIR HOUSING OFFICER FOR COMPLETION OF FILE COMPLIANCE WORK REQUIREMENTS OF TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE CONTRACT DRS010201 GENERATOR PROJECTS DIRECTED BY MR. DAVID SALINAS, DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC UTILITIES FOR THE CITY OF WESLACO. WHEREAS, the City of Weslaco is contractually-obligated to comply with all federal regulations regarding The Texas General Land Office Contract DRS010201 Generator Projects directed by Mr. David Salinas, Director of Public Utilities for the City of Weslaco. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO THAT: The Mayor shall execute the following documents: Appoint the individual that is performing the duties of the Grants Compliance as (1) Labor Standards Officer; and (2) Section 504 Officer/Equal Opportunity/Fair Housing Officer and Section 3 Coordinator. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 16th day of April, 2013. CITY OF WESLACO ___________________________________ Miguel D. Wise, MAYOR ATTEST:

___________________________________ Elizabeth M. Walker, CITY SECRETARY

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

___________________________________ Ramon Vela, CITY ATTORNEY


Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation Weslaco Mid-Valley Airport Committee

Adjustments & Appeals to Zoning Oridnance Adjustments & Appeals to Building Codes Ambulance Advisory Board Animal Shelter Advisory Committee Civil Service Commission Economic Development Corporation Housing Authority Board Library Board Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Planning & Zoning Commission Public Facilities & Transportation Improvements Naming Committee Traffic Safety Committee Water Conservation Management Committee

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Application for Service City of Weslaco Boards and Committees Name of Applicant:

Telephone Number:

E-Mail Address:

Alternate Phone Number (work/cell):

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Have you been bonded or eligible to obtain one? [ ] Yes or [ ] No Are you related to any member of the Commission? [ ] Yes or [ ] No Have you previously served on a City board? [ ] Yes or [ ] No Have you ever been elected to public office? [ ] Yes or [ ] No Do you consent to release this info to the public? [ ] Yes or [ ] No The statements I have made on this Application for Service are truthful and I am not disqualified to serve due to nepotism, City of Weslaco Charter or Ordinances or State of Texas laws. Applicant’s Signature:

Are you currently suing or bring sued by the City of Weslaco or any of its entities? [ ] Yes or [ ] No If so, who and how? If so, which and when? If so, which and when? Are you age 25 or older? [ ] Yes or [ ] No Timestamp of Receipt:

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LENGTH OF TERM TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

TERM STARTED 4/2/2013 2/20/2013 12/6/2011 3/5/2013 1/19/2010

FIRST NAME Robert Carlos Roger Joe Leonardo

LAST NAME Castillo

LAST NAME Cantu Robledo Heredia Garza Olivares

ADDRESS 720 Florida Ave.

351-0467 330-9223 532-9543

968-3181 ext 2437

CELL PHONE

PHONE 968-8964 447-1609 968-6986

HEALTH FACILITIES BOARD MEMBERS

CELL PHONE 956.373.1664

HEALTH FACILITIES BOARD APPLICANTS CONTACT NUMBER 956.969.4384

ADDRESS 607 E. 8th St. 1421 Southgate Cr. 706 W Mile 11 N 1201 South FM 1015 255 S Kansas

EMIAL Scimoe1@aim.com

EMAIL ADDRESS rocantu@panam.edu carlos@956sports.com rrheredia@rgv.rr.com

The purpose of this board is to promote new, expand or improved health facilities in order to assist the maintenance of the public health and the public

FIRST NAME Moses

DATE APPLIED 4/12/2013

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RESOLUTION NO. 2013-36 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO APPOINTING ONE MEMBER TO THE WESLACO HEALTH FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

WHEREAS, in accordance with the Health Facilities Development Act, Article 1528j, Vernon’s Texas Civil Statues (the “Act”) the City Commission (The Governing Body) herby finds and determines that a health facilities development corporation be authorized and created, with such health facilities development corporation to be known as the “Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation”; and WHEREAS, the purpose of this board is to promote new, expanded or improved health facilities in order to assist the maintenance of the public health and the public welfare. WHEREAS, each member shall be appointed by the City Commission of the City of Weslaco; and the members of this board will hold office for a term of no more than six years; and WHEREAS, the Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation members shall serve without compensation. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO, TEXAS THAT _________________________ is appointed to serve an unexpired term on the Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation with a term to be assigned. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 16th day of April, 2013. CITY OF WESLACO ___________________________________ Miguel D. Wise, MAYOR ATTEST: ___________________________________ Elizabeth M. Walker, CITY SECRETARY APPROVED AS TO FORM: ___________________________________ Ramon Vela, CITY ATTORNEY


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RESOLUTION NO. 2013-43 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO APPOINTING ONE MEMBER TO THE WESLACO HEALTH FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

WHEREAS, in accordance with the Health Facilities Development Act, Article 1528j, Vernon’s Texas Civil Statues (the “Act”) the City Commission (The Governing Body) herby finds and determines that a health facilities development corporation be authorized and created, with such health facilities development corporation to be known as the “Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation”; and WHEREAS, the purpose of this board is to promote new, expanded or improved health facilities in order to assist the maintenance of the public health and the public welfare. WHEREAS, each member shall be appointed by the City Commission of the City of Weslaco; and the members of this board will hold office for a term of no more than six years; and WHEREAS, the Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation members shall serve without compensation. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO, TEXAS THAT _________________________ is appointed to serve an unexpired term on the Weslaco Health Facilities Development Corporation with a term to be assigned. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 16th day of April, 2013. CITY OF WESLACO ___________________________________ Miguel D. Wise, MAYOR ATTEST: ___________________________________ Elizabeth M. Walker, CITY SECRETARY APPROVED AS TO FORM: ___________________________________ Ramon Vela, CITY ATTORNEY


3/15/2010 8/17/2010 2/7/2006 4/17/1984 4/5/2005 3/2/1999 12/18/2012

E-MAIL ADDRESS scuellar@weslacotx.gov berts1215@gmail.com

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The Ambulance Advisory Board shall be composed of seven members appointed by the city commission.

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E-MAIL ADDRESS HOME PHYSICAL ADDRESS 956-490-5559 1315 Clifton St letty@lgconcrete.com 956-973-8566 912 Kerria St jcuellar012@yahoo.com 956-463-1801 805 Cancun

AMBULANCE ADVISORY BOARAD CURRENT MEMBERS TERMS SERVED FIRST NAME LAST NAME BUSINESS 1 Santiago Cuellar 956-447-3415 1 Bertha Suarez 956-453-1215 3 Lt. Ted Walensky 14 Fred McCaleb 956-968-7533 2 Dr. Roger Heredia 956-968-6986 5 George Guerra 0 Comm. David R. Fox 956-968-3181

BUSINESS 956-565-6334 956-975-1726 956-447-3415

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RESOLUTION NO. 2013-45 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO APPOINTING ONE MEMBER TO THE AMBULANCE ADVISORY BOARD. WHEREAS, the City of Weslaco has established the Ambulance Advisory Board pursuant to Section 14-1(A) of Ordinance No. 78-39; and WHEREAS, the terms of the members of this board are for two years; and WHEREAS, the Ambulance Advisory Board members shall serve without compensation; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF WESLACO, TEXAS THAT _____________________________________ is appointed to serve a two year term on the Ambulance Advisory Board and the term will begin on_____________, 2013 and expire on _____________, 20___. PASSED AND APPROVED on this 16th day of April 2013. CITY OF WESLACO

Miguel D. Wise, MAYOR ATTEST:

Elizabeth M. Walker, CITY SECRETARY APPROVED AS TO FORM:

Ramon Vela, CITY ATTORNEY


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STATE OF TEXAS § COUNTY OF HIDALGO § LEASE AGREEMENT This Lease Agreement is made and entered into this ______day of _______, 2013 by and between the City of Weslaco, Texas, a home rule municipal corporation, (hereinafter LESSOR), and the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council acting by and through its Board of Directors, (hereinafter LESSEE). In consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements herein set forth, and other good and valuable consideration, LESSOR and LESSEE agree as follows: ARTICLE 1

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2.01 The initial term of this Lease shall be for ______ years, unless sooner terminated, commencing _________, 2013 or at which time the space becomes available. This Lease will be automatically renewed on an annual basis for a fill ______ year term thereafter, unless the LESSOR or LESSEE gives the other a ___________ notice of non-renewal before the applicable renewal date. 2.02 During any renewal period, either party may terminate this lease for any reason or no reason by giving the other party ___________________ days written notice. ARTICLE 3 RENT 3.01 LESSEE agrees to pay to LESSOR as a fixed rent, the sum ______ yearly on the commencing date of this lease agreement and each subsequent annual anniversary throughout the term of this Lease. ARTICLE 4


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USE OF PREMISES 4.01 LESSEE shall use the Lease Premises for various programs under its authority as a Political Subdivision of the State of Texas. LESSEE’S use of the premises shall not unreasonably interfere with the other uses of the Lease Premises by LESSOR or other tenants. 4.02 LESSEE shall have unlimited access to the building twenty-four (24) hours per day. Security of the individual office spaces will be the responsibility of the respective tenant. ARTICLE 5 MAINTENANCE AND SURRENDER

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On expiration of the term of this Lease, LESSEE shall be allowed to remove any equipment or fixtures which LESSEE has installed or constructed; however, if such removal damages the Leased Premises, LESSEE shall repair or pay for the repair of any such damage. 6.02 Signs. LESSEE shall have the right to erect signs on the Leased Premises. LESSEE shall remove all signs at the termination of this Lease and shall repair any damage and close any holes caused by such removal. 6.03 Utility Charges. LESSEE shall reimburse LESSOR a pro-rata share of all utility charges for the Lease Premises for water, sewer, solid waste removal, gas and electricity and any agreed security service. At the end of each month, LESSOR shall provide LESSEE a bill of LESSEE’S pro-rata share of the utility charges. LESSEE shall pay the bill within twenty (20) days of the date of the bill.

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maintaining or making repairs to the Leased Premises required hereby. ARTICLE 9 ASSIGNMENT AND SUBLEASE 9.01 LESSEE shall not assign or sublet any part of the Leased Premises herein without prior written consent from the LESSOR. ARTICLE 10 DISCLAIMER

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receipt requested, postage prepaid, and addressed as follows: LESSEE: Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council Ann: Kenneth N. Jones, Jr., Executive Director 301 W. Railroad St. Weslaco, TX 78596

LESSOR: City of Weslaco Attn: Leonardo Olivares, City Manager 255 South Kansas Avenue Weslaco, TX 78596

10.08 Rights and Remedies Cumulative. The rights and remedies provided by this Lease Agreement are cumulative, and the use of any one right or remedy by either party shall not preclude or waive its right to use any or all other remedies. Said rights and remedies are given in addition to any other rights the parties may have by law, statute, ordinance or otherwise.

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or fraudulent and/or the expense of the same became due, any and all judgments, penalties, or other sums relating directly or indirectly to or associated with such claims, suits or proceedings. 10.12 Common Area Restrictions. Common areas are riot to be used other than for the benefit of all tenants unless prior written approval is obtained from all tenants. 10.13 Waiver of Default. No waiver by the parties hereto of any default or breach of any term, condition or covenant of this Lease shall be deemed to be a waiver of any other breach of the same or any other term, condition or covenant contained herein. 10.14 Attorney’s Fees. In the event LESSOR or LESSEE breaches any of the terms of this Agreement whereby the party not in default employs attorneys to protect or enforce its rights hereunder and prevails, then the defaulting party agrees to pay the other party reasonable attorney’s fees so incurred by such other party.

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IN WITNESS WIEIEREOF, the undersigned LESSOR and LESSEE hereto execute this Agreement as authorized by the respective governing bodies, as of the day and year first above written.

ATTEST: _______________________________ Elizabeth M. Walker, City Secretary

APPROVED AS TO FORM: ______________________________ Ramon Vela, City Attorney

LESSOR:

CITY OF WESLACO

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LESSEE: LOWER RIO GRAND F VALLEY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL 301 W. Railroad Street Weslaco, Texas, 78596

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Miguel D. Wise, Mayor John F. Cuellar, Mayor Pro-Tem, District 2 David R. Fox, Commissioner, District 1 Olga M. Noriega, Commissioner, District 3 Gerardo “Jerry” Tafolla, Commissioner, District 4 Lupe V. Rivera, Commissioner, District 5 Joe A. Martinez, Commissioner, District 6 Leonardo Olivares, City Manager

City Manager’s Report 16 April 2013 Departmental Update • Airport/Homeland Security Department o Reviewing budget requirements for Phase 1 of City Hall Security Enhancements (Recommended). o Waiting on counter offer from landowners concerning land acquisition for extension on run way. o Will be participating in South Texas Hurricane Conference 2013- Exhibitors Only. May 8-9 in McAllen, TX. o Will be attending Drought Preparedness Meeting Hosted by: TDEM Planning Section on April 11 at Weslaco City Hall. • City Secretary’s Office o CSO has reformatted 43 boxes since initiating this special project to carefully preserve the City’s permanent records. The contents of each box are rescanned, repackaged and relabeled. The scans are indexed and uploaded into an electronic repository; the hard copies are stored in new triple-walled boxes that are acid and linen free to protect its contents from exposure; labels are laminated and color coordinated to expedite retrieval. This process averages four hours of labor per box; we have completed about 10% of the permanent boxes in storage. •

Fire Department o Received Rescue Tools (Jaws of Life) last week and training will be conducted within the next couple of weeks.

Library Department o Thanks to help from Mayor Wise and the City Secretary’s office, the Library was able to quickly turn around a grant application for the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program. The application has been, awarded and we now have $7,000 available to provide free books to local kids. o The UTPA Guitar Festival and Cuadro Flamenco 2013 will have free public events at the library April 8-13. All shows start at 7:30 pm.

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o The Weslaco 5K committee that will be held May 4 at the Airport (more details to come in a few weeks). o Replacement slide parts that have been ordered for Harlon Block, Gibson, and City Park play areas have been received. The parts will be installed in approximately 2-4 weeks.

Police Department o The department intends to hire two new police officers this month. We look forward to having additional patrol in the streets of Weslaco.

Public Utilities Department o The Department received 304 online payments during March 2013. Total number of registered customers to date is 671. We expect these numbers to grow daily. See attachment.

Public Facilities Department o Top Five Purchase Orders for March 2013. See attachment. o Building and Maintenance Work Order Activity for March 2013. See attachment. o Streets and Traffic Control Work Order Activity for March 2013. See attachment.

Upcoming Meetings & Events o Commission Workshop (South Padre Island; April 18) o Urban County Leadership Conference (South Padre Island; April 19-20) o Department Directors Special Meeting (South Padre Island; April 22) o Great Texas Birding Classic (GTBC) Big Sit competition (Weslaco; April 29)

Media o Residents, STC leaders meet in Weslaco on $159M bond election (The Monitor, April 10) o Green Mountain Energy gives $30,000 to Valley Nature Center (Mid-Valley Town Crier, April 5) o Weslaco City Commission remembers community leader, activist (Mid-Valley Town Crier, April 5)

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The following three charts represent the monthly activities at the Public Facilities Department. While Building and Parks work orders are normally requested from within the city’s administration, Streets and Traffic work orders are mainly requested by the public. The first column chart represents the top five expenditures done by the department for the month of March. The following Pie Charts represent the activity level of work orders by department sector indicating the requestors.

City of Weslaco Public Facilities Department $2,000.00 $1,800.00 $1,600.00 $1,400.00 $1,200.00 $1,000.00 $800.00 $600.00 $400.00 $200.00 $0.00 1. MVEC Light pole Diamond Blvd.

2. MVEC Light 3. ODB Sweeper 4. H&H Golf Cart 5. AEP Light Pole Pole Pecan Grove Parts Motor Jalapa St. Dr.

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LOCAL City of Weslaco Code of Ordinances: Chapter 114 - SIGNS Sec. 114-17. - Political signs and banners; removal. (a) Defined; where prohibited. For purposes of this section, the term "political signs" shall mean signs and/or banners that promote the candidacy or an individual seeking political office or signs or banners that promote the adoption or defeat of a referendum issue or proposition. All political signs and banners shall be prohibited on all city public property, public rights-of-way and roadways, streets, and public easements. (b) Removal of signs. If the city removes a political sign in violation of this section, the candidate, person or organization promoting or attempting to defeat a referendum issue or proposition shall be subject to a fine by the city municipal court as set out in section 114-20 (Ord. No. 2004-23, § 1.18, 8-3-2004)

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Rules for Posting Campaign Signs During campaign season, the landscape blooms with a special kind of flower - the political sign. Unlike wildflowers that are welcome anywhere, putting campaign signs on public lands is illegal. So before you plant that sign, learn the law and keep Texas beautiful. You need to know • • • •

It is illegal to place any signs on or within the right of way. This includes posting signs on trees, telephone poles, traffic signs and other objects on the right of way. Campaign signs along Texas roads can be placed on private property with the owner's permission. Signs must be made of lightweight material and be no larger than 50 square feet. Campaign signs may be posted as early as 90 days before an election (no earlier) and must be removed within 10 days after the election. Before placing a sign inside of incorporated city limits, check with the city for applicable ordinances.

Sign Removal If you've placed your sign in the right of way or it's posing a traffic hazard, we will remove it without prior notice. All costs associated with sign removal will be paid by the sign owner. Contact Us For more information about the rules governing campaign signs, please call (512) 416-2901. Printer-Friendly Page: http://www.txdot.gov/public_involvement/campaign_signs.htm


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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT APRIL 2013 An overview of companies located in the Mid Valley Industrial Park. The pattern demonstrates an emerging market bias for locating in Weslaco to serve customers in the Rio Grande Valley and Northern Mexico 1. Service Providers to Industry Motion Industries TDIndustries Fire Guard Trane SMAC Industries

4. Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution Southeastern Freighlines Runners Distribution & Warehousing CLI Logistics

5. Manufacturing WoodCrafters

2. Food & Related Distribution & Warehousing Gran CafĂŠ de la Parroquia Bimbo/Mrs. Baird's Bread La Abuela Tortillas Auto Chlor Bar S/FUD/A Sigma Company Colimex Tropical Fruits Cold Front Ice A&W Produce Mission Foods Liquid Environmental

3. Construction & Builders Services Anderson Columbia JDS Construction L&W Supply Weston AC/DC Signs DISH Network Valley Striping Aisla Coat Metals USA/Texas Aluminum Industries Vitro Aluminum HG:aa 4/08/13

6. Public Sector Facilitiies WISD Warehouse WISD Transportation Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Complex United States Army Super Armory City of Weslaco Public Facilities

7. Medical Service Industries Maverick Industries SizeWise Pharmacy Care USA

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MEMORANDUM TO: FROM: RE: DATE:

Leo Olivarez, City of Weslaco Elvia C. Lopez 83RD Legislative Session/ SB 14- HB 14 April 5,2013

SB 14: Heard in Public Testimony, was left pending in committee: This legislation is recommended by the State Comptroller as part of her “Texas Its Your Money Report.” The bill has 5 major components and 30 changes to original bill Summary of the Committee Substitute On SB 14: Ballots For Bond Elections •

Require additional information on the ballot when new debt is presented to voters for approval, the required information would include the amount of current outstanding debt, the existing interest on current debt and the estimated additional debt service cost by the new debt

Reporting for Financial Information •

Entities with taxing authority should report on their website, revenue and expenditure information on an annual basis including information on long term debt obligations, it would require the county tax assessor collector to report sales tax rate information for all existing entities in the county to the Comptroller and would require the Comptroller to publish local sales and property tax information on the public website. It would require the Attorney General and its review of public security to collect information on each local security in a form required by the Bond Revenue Board, so the Bond Revenue Board can report the information and allow the BRB to prevent issuance if an issuer failed to comply

Reforming the Use of Certificates of Obligations •

Prohibits the Use of Certificates of Obligations to pay for something that the voters had already voted against, it would provide more notice of Certificates of Obligation and require issuers to inform voters on how to petition for an election

Elvia Caballero Lopez P. O. Box 2670  Austin, Texas 78767-2670  eclopez327@aol.com Tel: 512.731.5388  fax: 512.280.7207


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on whether to issue the debt, it would also reduce the number of votes that must petition for that election. Self Evaluation of Special Purpose District: •

The bill would require special purpose districts to undergo a self evaluation process periodically to determine whether the district should continue or whether it has served its purpose.

Public School Facilities Inventory and Construction Cost Report: •

It would require School District, Charter Schools and Community College District to post online an inventory of existing facilities and report on the cost of those facilities being built or renovated.

Elvia Caballero Lopez P. O. Box 2670  Austin, Texas 78767-2670  eclopez327@aol.com Tel: 512.731.5388  fax: 512.280.7207


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MILE

MID VALLEY DR

STEFFY DR

Expansion to 4 lane will help Traffic flow (Pike Blvd to Business 83)

DR W CO AST

W 7TH ST

T AVE

MAGNOLIA ST

E

Expansion for Appropriate East and West Traffic flow in south Weslaco (Westgate Dr. to FM 1015)

SW EE

VO TECH RD

DELMA ST FROST PROOF DR

SUG AR

S AIRPORT DR

TAFT ST

CYPRESS DR

GABRIELLA DR

E JEFFERSON ST

DER AV

R

E SUGARCANE DR

N BO R

AP AD

W SUGARCANE DR

N AIRPORT DR

PENA ST ALAMO ST

ELENA ST

CH

LOPEZ DR

Expansion for Appropriate East and West Traffic flow in north Weslaco (Westgate Dr. to Border Ave.) N BRIDGE AVE

BLUE SKY DR

EVERGLADE DR

N WESTGATE DR

E MILE 10 N

TRUMAN ST

Expansion will alleviate traffic flow (Mile 6 West to FM 1015)

N MILE 4 W

N MILE 4 1/2 W

W MILE 11 N

SAN JOSE ST

CARY ST

CENIZA DR

EL SOL DR

LA QUINTA LN

STUART ST

NICOLE AVE

MI CIELO DR

E ST

LAS NUBES DR

N FM 88

N MILE 5 1/2 W

N MILE 6 W

N MILE 6 1/2 W

E MILE 12 1/2 N

Will accommodate for future Nolana Ave. growth (Mile 6 West to FM 1015)

CITRUS HILLS CIR

W MILE 12 N

KATHY AVE

CHAPA RD N

TIMOTHY DR

OVALLES ST

PALOS ALTOS ST

ST

W MILE 12 1/2 N

E MILE 13 N

E MILE 13 N

AMISTAD LN

U TO L

MEL C GREY

W MILE 13 N

ANGEL DR

COUNTY ROAD 1251

SAN VICENTE SUR

AVE

W MILE 14 N

N FM 1015

Expand road to 4 lanes (Mile 11 North to FM 107)

CANO ST

E MILE 14 1/2 N

W MILE 14 1/2 N

Texas Blvd.(FM 88) South Expansion (1.19 miles)

Proposed Transportation Projects HOMER AVE


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Social Media Site (SMS) Guideline Policy and Administrative Order 13-1 City of Weslaco April 12, 2013 Purpose The City of Weslaco (City) supports the Government 2.0 initiative to enhance communications between the general public and the City. However, the City has an overriding interest in determining what content (eg, text, audio, video, photographs) is communicated via Social Media Sites (SMS) such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Flicker so as to foster a healthy, democratic discussion of the issues, events and priorities of the City on the Grow. The City’s SMS presences are an extension of the City’s public information function. The following guidelines have the status of an Administrative Order used to administer public activity on SMS. The City Manger reserves the right to interpret these guidelines and amend as needed without prior notice. Public comments are welcome. Procedures The City’s Information Technology (IT) Department is primarily responsible for monitoring public content. Comments and/or opinions are forwarded to the appropriate municipal Department for further review and/or action. Routine service requests or information request should use: • iWorQ: Routine communications and/or requests for public services should be directed to the appropriate Department through iWorq; or • Weslacotx.gov: Other requests for information, forms, data or other documents should be directed to the City’s website (weslacotx.gov) for additional information or online services. The appropriate municipal department shall respond to the comments or opinions that are forwarded to that department within 24-hours of receipt of the opinion or comment. Privacy No personal private information is allowed on the City’s SMS, but rather only public information and/or commentary is permitted. However, there should be no expectation of personal privacy on the City’s SMS. Content The public is encouraged to participate in the life of their City. As a public entity the City must abide by certain standards to serve all its constituents in a civil and unbiased manner. Content on the City’s SMSs is subject to regular, periodic monitoring to ensure compliance with City policies. Content inconsistent with the City policies and/or other state or federal laws may be removed, in whole or in part, without advance notice. Content subject to review, restriction and/or removal includes, but is not limited to: 1. Hate speech (ie, protected classes such as race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, family status, sexual orientation) 2. Obscene speech (eg, profane language, pornography)


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3. Offensive speech 4. Political speech (eg, endorsements of political candidates or campaigns) 5. Incendiary comments advocating violence or illegal activities 6. Threatening or harassing comments (eg, cyber-stalking, bullying) 7. Information that may compromise public safety or security 8. Defamatory comments or personal attacks 9. Inaccurate, incomplete or misleading information and/or comments 10. Personal information (Texas Business & Commerce Code, Sec. 521.001) 11. Commercial advertising or solicitations 12. Intellectual property violations (eg, copyright or trademarks) 13. Irrelevant, random, unintelligible or out of context comments Defamation Defamatory or personal attacks are not permitted. Individuals making such defamatory comments (eg, slanderous or libel) may be personally liable. Defamatory comments towards public officials that demonstrate actual malice may be actionable. Actual malice occurs when a person publishes a statement about another person that he/she knows is false or when a person publishes a statement about another with reckless disregard for whether it is false or true. The public is encouraged to contact legal counsel for more guidance regarding defamation. Enforcement The City does reserve all rights to administer SMS including the right to remove, restrict and/or redact opinions and/or comments inconsistent with its policies. Any content removed based on these guidelines (including the time, date and identity of the poster, when available) will be retained for a reasonable period of time. The City further reserves the right to deny complete or partial access to City SMS to any individual violating the City’s SMS policies, at any time and without prior notice. Liability The City is not responsible for content posted by the public to its SMS. The City, nor its employees, licensors or contractors, are responsible for any damages caused by delays in such removal. Linking The public assumes all risk with any links to other SMS or websites. Links included in the public’s posts are the sole opinion of the public and do not constitute an endorsement by the City. Public Information Furthermore, public posts may be public record and subject to the Texas Open Records Act. Retention requirements apply regardless of the form of the record (eg, text, photos, audio, video).

13-04-16 Agenda Supplements  

supplemental documentation to the regular meeting of the Weslaco City Commission on April 16, 2013

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