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SPECIAL MEETING - August 20, 2019

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on this 20th day of August A.D., 2019, there was begun and held a SPECIAL MEETING of the Honorable Commissioners’ Court of Hidalgo County, Texas, wherein the following members thereof were present, to-wit:
 
HONORABLE RICHARD F. CORTEZ

HONORABLE DAVID FUENTES

HONORABLE EDUARDO "EDDIE" CANTU

HONORABLE JOE M. FLORES

HONORABLE ELLIE TORRES
HIDALGO COUNTY JUDGE

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 1

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 2

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 3

COMMISSIONER, PRECINCT NO. 4

and ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR., COUNTY CLERK & EX-OFFICIO CLERK OF THE COMMISSIONERS’ COURT of Hidalgo County, Texas, wherein the following proceedings were had, to-wit:

AGENDA
DRAINAGE DISTRICT 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
August 20, 2019
9:00 A.M.
                                          

NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, that a SPECIAL MEETING of the Commissioners Court will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Administration Building, 100 E. Cano, 1st floor, Edinburg, Hidalgo County, Texas. Discussion and possible action relating to the following business will be transacted:

             
1.   Roll Call

Chairman Richard Cortez called the meeting to order at 9:31 a.m.
All Commissioners were present during roll call.
             
2.   Prayer

Opening prayer was offered by Raul Sesin.
             
3.   Open Forum

No action was taken on this item.
  Attachments:
  Forum Sign In
 
             
4.   Approval of Consent Agenda

The board moved to approve the entire consent agenda.

On motion by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
             
5.   General Operations:
             
A.   AI -71773   
 
1. Submission of 2019 effective and rollback tax rates for Hidalgo County Drainage District No.1

Summary of the tax rates:

The current tax rate is at 0.951; however, the recommendation is to increase the rate to .1051 which is a .01 cent tax increase to cover the bond sale.  The county has approval from the community for a .03 cents tax increase however the recommendation is only for .01 cent. 

Commissioner David Fuentes notes the interest rate for the sale was obtained at a lower rate therefore the tax increase will only be at .01 instead of the projected one cent and a half increase.

2. Discussion of 2019 planning calendar.

The Board is informed that due to the tax increasing exceeding .921 the County is required to hold two public hearing.  Those hearing dates will tentatively be on September 3, 2019 and September 17, 2019 at Commissioners Court at 9 a.m.

3. Discussion of 2019 tax rates.

The tax rate was discussed in #1.

4. Record vote on proposed 2019 tax rate and schedule two (2) public hearings if proposed tax rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback rates.

Commissioner David Fuentes makes a motion to approve tax rate and public hearing as presented.

On motion by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Roll Call Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
BACKGROUND
             
B.   AI -71782    Discussion and action for adoption of a Resolution of the Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1, Single-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan.

On motion by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

 Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
  Attachments:
  Resolution
  Letter
  Hazard Mitigation Action Plan
  Resolution
 
             
C.   AI -71851    Discussion and possible action to permit Agua Special Utility District use of HCDD No. 1 equipment (12 inch pump, suction hose and discharge hose) for approximately 5 days.

On motion by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, seconded by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
6.   Closed Session:
Board of Directors may go into Closed Session pursuant to Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, Sections 551.071 & 551.072 to discuss the following:

On motion by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 2, EDUARDO “EDDIE” CANTU, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 – Unanimously
             
A.   Real Estate Acquisition
             
B.   Pending or contemplated litigation; a settlement offer; and/or a matter in which the duty of the attorney to the Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar of Texas clearly conflicts with Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code.
             
7.   Open Session:
             
A.   Real Estate Acquisition

Proceed as directed.
             
B.   Pending and/or Potential Litigation

No action to be taken on this item.
             
8.   Closed Session:
Board of Directors may reconvene into Closed Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed
             
9.   Open Session:
Board of Directors may reconvene into Open Session for the discussion regarding the agenda items listed
             
10.   Adjourn

On motion by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 1, DAVID FUENTES, seconded by BOARD MEMBER PCT. 3, JOE M. FLORES, the Board made a UNANIMOUS vote of approval.

Vote: 5 - 0 - Unanimously
             
There being no further business to come before said

Court, the meetings of the Commissioners' Court and the

Drainage District #1 Board are now hereby adjourned.


Dated this the 20th day of August, 2019

ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR., County Clerk
Hidalgo County, Texas


By: ______________________________
Melissa S. Montalvo, Deputy


I, ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR., County Clerk attest that this is an accurate accounting of a proceeding of the Commissioners’ Court held on August 20, 2019.

Signed this 20th day of August 2019




ATTEST:
ARTURO GUAJARDO, JR.
County Clerk and Ex-Officio Clerk
Of the Commissioners’ Court of
Hidalgo County


By: ____________________________
(Seal) Melissa S. Montalvo, Deputy
 

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