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August 9, 2022 at 6:05 PM - Regular City Council Meeting

Agenda
1. Call to order; Pledge of Allegiance; Establishment of Quorum
2. Open Forum:
Description: 
CONSENT AGENDA
All matters listed under the CONSENT AGENDA are considered routine and will be enacted in one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member(s) of the City Council requests one or more items be removed from the CONSENT AGENDA to the REGULAR AGENDA for separate discussion and action prior to the City Council's vote to adopt the CONSENT AGENDA.
3. Approval of Minutes from:
Presenter:  Mayor/City Clerk
Description:  7/26/22 Special City Council Meeting.
Attachments: (1)
4. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/CIP Manager
Description:   On an update on the Capital Improvement Program.
Attachments: (1)
5. Request to Excuse Absent Council Members:
6. Discussion and Action:
Description:  On the reappointment of Eva Flores by Alderman Miller (Place 1) to the Planning and Zoning Commission. 
7. Discussion and Action:
Description:  On the reappointment of Charles Berry by Alderman Ortega (Place 3) to the Planning and Zoning Commission. 
8. Discussion and Action:
Description:  On the reappointment of Kelly Duran by Alderman Duran (Place 5) to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
9. Discussion and Action:
Description:  On the reappointment of Matthew Gardea by Alderwoman Corral (Place 7) to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
10. Discussion and Action:
Description:  On the reappointment of Cruz Alvarez, Wilfredo Lopez, Michael McElroy, David Miller, and Jorge Ojeda to the Board of Adjustment as regular members.
11. Approval of Consent Agenda Items:
 
 REGULAR AGENDA
12. PRESENTATION:
Presenter:  Mayor/Chief Vargas
Description:  On the Horizon City Police Department Recognition of Re-Accreditation Status for compliance with the Texas Law Enforcement Agency Best Practices Recognition Program.
13. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/MPO Executive Director
Description:  On resolution supporting the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization's application  to the Safe Streets for All (SS4A) federal program.
14. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/CIP Manager
Description:  Regarding a Resolution rescinding the December 14, 2021 Resolution approved by City Council  that authorized the Mayor to sign  an Advance Funding Agreement for STP-MM Reconstruction Off-System by and between the Town of Horizon City, Texas and the State of Texas acting by and through the Texas Department of Transportation, for the North Darrington Road Reconstruction Project (CSJ #0924-06-587) and authorizing the Mayor to sign the revised Advanced Funding Agreement attached to the Resolution being considered on August 9, 2022 and to sign all documents, agreement amendments, and perform all actions required to fulfill the obligations of the City under the revised Advance Funding Agreement. 
15. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/CIP Manager
Description:  On a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) with the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (CRRMA) and their consultants to perform right-of-way mapping, surveying, appraisals, review appraisals, and negotiations with property owners for right-of-way activities associated with the N. Darrington Reconstruction Project (CSJ 0924-06-587).
16. PUBLIC HEARING:
Presenter:  Mayor/Planner
Description:  This Item was tabled at the July 12, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting.
2nd Reading of Ordinance No. 0102, Amendment No. 035
An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the Town of Horizon City, Texas, Chapter 14 (Zoning), Exhibit A (Zoning Ordinance), to revise and amend the following: Chapter 2 (Definitions) to revise the definitions of accessory structure, awning, canopy, carport, and garage; Section 807 (Permitted Accessory Uses) to allow detached carports, and Section 812 (Yards) to revise the regulations of side and rear yards, side street yard and front yards to allow a carport, open at a minimum of three (3) sides, for single-family dwellings or multifamily units; and providing for the following: findings of fact; repealer; severability; proper notice and hearing; the penalty being as provided in Subchapter 8, Section 810, of the City Code of the Town of Horizon City, Texas, creating a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,000.00.
17. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/Planner
Description:  This item was tabled at the July 12, 2022 Regular City Council Meeting. 
2nd Reading of Ordinance No. 0102, Amendment No. 035
An ordinance amending the Municipal Code of the Town of Horizon City, Texas, Chapter 14 (Zoning), Exhibit A (Zoning Ordinance), to revise and amend the following: Chapter 2 (Definitions) to revise the definitions of accessory structure, awning, canopy, carport, and garage; Section 807 (Permitted Accessory Uses) to allow detached carports, and Section 812 (Yards) to revise the regulations of side and rear yards, side street yard and front yards to allow a carport, open at a minimum of three (3) sides, for single-family dwellings or multifamily units; and providing for the following: findings of fact; repealer; severability; proper notice and hearing; the penalty being as provided in Subchapter 8, Section 810, of the City Code of the Town of Horizon City, Texas, creating a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $2,000.00.
18. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/Planner
Description:  On the preliminary plat application for RANCHO DESIERTO BELLO UNIT FOURTEEN (#SUB002500-2022), legally described as a portion of Leigh Clark Survey No. 297, Town of Horizon City, El Paso County, Texas, containing 18.708 acres +/-. Application submitted by TRE & Associates.
19. ANNOUNCEMENT:  
Presenter:  Mayor/Finance Director
Description:  The Public Hearing on the Proposed FY 2022 - 2023 Budget and Public Hearing on the Proposed Tax Rate will be conducted on September 13, 2022 at 6:00 pm at 15001 Darrington Road. The adoption of the FY 2023 Budget and Tax Rate will be on September 13, 2022.
20. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/Finance Director
Description:  Announcement of the No-New Revenue Tax Rate and Voter-Approval Tax Rate for FY 2022-2023 and Council action on Proposed FY2022-23 Tax Rate for publication of notice.
21. Discussion:
Presenter:  Mayor/Finance Director
Description:  1st Reading of Ordinance _________, An Ordinance of the City Council of the Town of Horizon City, Texas, approving the 2022 ad valorem tax rate and levy of assessed valuation of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the city; providing for penalties and interest; and providing for the following:  findings of fact; severability; savings clause; publication and effective date.
22. Discussion:
Presenter:  Mayor/Finance Director
Description:  1st Reading of Ordinance No. ________, An Ordinance of the Town of Horizon City, Texas enacting the municipal budget for fiscal year 2022-2023; funding municipal purposes; authorizing expenditures; providing for repealer and severability clauses.
Attachments: (1)
23. PUBLIC HEARING:
Presenter:  Mayor/Finance Director
Description:  2nd Reading of Ordinance No. 0272 Amendment No. 03, an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 0272 of the Town of Horizon City, adopting the Municipal Budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, to allow for the purchase of a crack sealing machine for the streets. The funds are available in the Street Maintenance Fund. The transfer would be from Line 06-507-6035 Capital Projects - Project Management to Line 06-507-6020 Equipment.
24. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/Finance Director
Description:  2nd Reading of Ordinance No. 0272 Amendment No. 03, an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 0272 of the Town of Horizon City, adopting the Municipal Budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, to allow for the purchase of a crack sealing machine for the streets. The funds are available in the Street Maintenance Fund. The transfer would be from Line 06-507-6035 Capital Projects - Project Management to Line 06-507-6020 Equipment.
25. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/Public Works Director
Description:  On authorizing the purchase of an asphalt crack sealing machine from Crafco Inc., for an amount not to exceed $80,000, through Sourcewell Contract # 080521-CFC and authorizing the Mayor to execute the documents. 
26. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/City Clerk
Description:  On rejecting all proposals received in response to  RFP No. 2022-006RFP JAN - Janitorial Services Contract and authorizing the issuance of a new RFP.   
27. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/Asst. City Atty
Description:  Regarding a Resolution to suspend the rate increase proposed by Texas Gas Service to take effect on August 30, 2022 for 45 days. 
28. Executive Session
Description:  The City Council of the Town of Horizon City reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed above, as authorized by Texas Government Code Sections 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney), 551.072 (Deliberations about Real Property), 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts and Donations), 551.074 (Personnel Matters), 551.076 (Deliberations about Security Devices,) and 551.086 (Economic Development).
28.A. Discussion and Action:
Presenter:  Mayor/EDC Executive Director
Description:  1560 Pawling , Horizon City, Texas - Eduardo Garcia EDC Executive Director (551.071 Consultation with Attorney) (551.072 Real Property) (551.086 Economic Development).

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