Ordinances 2003

These are captions of ordinances only beginning from 2002 through present. If you are interested in a full copy of the ordinance, you may call the City Secretary's office directly at (956) 216-5006.
Ord. No. Description 1st Reading   2nd Reading
Date of Approval
03-01 Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 3811 W. Bus. 83, bearing legal description of 1.803 acres out of the east part of Block 16, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 42 and 297  12-18-02  RM 1-15-03 
03-02 Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge in a “Light Industry (LI)” classification of zoning located at 417 North 1st Street, bearing legal description of Lots 4-6, Block 18, Harlingen Original Townsite  12-18-02  RM 1-15-03 
03-03 Specific Use Permit to allow a group home in a “Light Industry (LI)” classification of zoning located at 715 North H, bearing legal description of Lots 6 and 7, Block 2, Park View Addition 12-18-02  RM 1-15-03 
03-04 Amending Ord. No. 96-11 Section 1, changing the number of board members on Rio Grande Valley Museum Board from 18 to 9 12-18-02  RM 1-15-03 
03-05 Specific Use Permit to allow a storage warehouse in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located on the southeast corner of Palm Blvd and Graham Rd. bearing a legal description of 1.30 acres out of Block 12, Stuart Place Subd., Survey 137 02-05-03 RM 2-19-03 
03-06 Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 309 South 1st St. bearing a legal description of Lots 1 and 2, Block 81, Hgn. Original Townsite Subdivision  02-05-03  RM 2-19-03 
03-07 Rezoning 9.94 acres out of Block 11, Stuart Place Subd. Survey 139, located on the Northwest corner of Expressway 83 & Beckham Rd. from “Not Designated (N)” to “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning  02-05-03  RM 2-19-03 
03-08 Rezoning 1.91 acres out of Block 11, Stuart Place Subd. Survey 138, located on Stuart Place Rd. north of Expressway 83 from “Not Designated (N)” to “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning 02-05-03  RM 2-19-03 
03-09 Rezoning Lots 2-18, Block 1, Arroyo Vista Court Subd. Section II, located on the 3900-4100 Blocks of Los Arroyos Court from “Not Designated (N)” to “Residential, Single-Family (R-1)” classification of zoning  02-05-03  RM 2-19-03 
03-10 Calling City General Election for May 3, 2003 for 3 Commissioner Places (1,2,& 3)  02/28/03  02/28/03 
03-11 Annexing a parcel of land described as follows: a parcel containing approximately 20 acres of land being comprised of partial Lots 10-13, 17 and all of Lots 18-26 Summer View Estates Subd. and the south ½ of Block 32 of Stuart Place Subd. Survey 139 and 298  02-19-03  03-05-03 
03-12 Rezoning 13.41 acres out of Block 95 and 96, Lon C. Hill Subdivision located on the southwest corner of Ed Carey Drive and Morris Road from “not designated (N)” to “general retail (GR)’ classification of zoning  03-05-03  04-02-03 
03-13 Rezoning 37.62 acres out of Blocks 66, 71, 72, 95 and 96, Lon C. Hill Subdivision located on Ed Carey Drive south of Morris Road from “not designated (N)” to “residential, single family (R-1)” classification of zoning  03-05-03 04-02-03 
03-14 Annexing a tract containing approximately 8.71 acres consisting of the following three parcels:
1.  a tract containing 4.06 acres of land situated out of Block 66 of the Lon C. Hill Subdivision
2.  a tract containing 1.06 acres of land situated out of Block 72 of the Lon C. Hill Subdivision
3. a tract containing 3.59 acres of land situated out of Block 72 of the Lon C. Hill Subdivision 
03-05-03  07-02-03 
03-15 Amending the ‘planned development (pd)’ site plan from residential, mobile home to ‘residential single family for Lots 1,21,23,25-27 and 44-49, Block 1, Lots 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14-17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26 and 27, Block 2, Lots 6, 10, 11, 14-16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24 and 25, Block 3 and Lots 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26, Block 4; and Lot 1, Block 8 Cottonwood Creek Subdivision no. 1 located along or in between Willow Circle and Cottonwood Boulevard  04-02-03  04-16-03 
03-16 Grant a Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (Gr)’ classification of zoning located at 1802 S. 77 Sunshine Strip bearing a legal description of Lot 1, Block 1, Simpson Twins Motel Subdivision  04-02-03  04-16-03 
03-17 Rezoning the following properties from ‘Not Designated (N)’ classification of zoning to ‘Residential, Single Family (R-1)’ classification of zoning: Altas Palmas Estates Subdivision: Lots 1-6, Block B and Lot 3, Block C, Coe Subdivision, C.G.P. Subdivision, N ½ of Block 3 and 18, Fritzgerald Subdivision; Hidden Lake Subdivision; J & S Subdivision; M & S Acres Subdivision, Psalms 23 Subdivision, Block 11, save and except 2.6 acres out of the SE corner and all of Block 12, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 138; northeast 1/3 of Block 11 and all of Block 15, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 39, Blocks 30 and 31, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 139/298; Block 3, save and except the north 1.6 acres, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 297; V & C Subdivision; and Wood Haven Estates Subdivision and the following properties from ‘Not Designated (N)’ classification of zoning to ‘Residential, Mobile Home (Mh)’ classification of zoning Lots 3 and 4, Block a Coe Subdivision; and north 1.6 acres out of Block 3, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 297 and the following properties from ‘Not Designated (N)’ classification of zoning to ‘General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning Altas Palmas Animal Clinic Subdivision; Chevrolet Country Estates Subdivision; La Siesta Subdivision; SSA Subdivision; 2.64 acres out of the SE corner of Block 11, all of Blocks 13 and 14, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 138; and SW ¼ of Block 11 and all of Block 14, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 139  04-02-03  04-16-03 
03-18 Amending Chapter 112, Section 112.36(b) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harlingen, Texas to allow carnivals at City sponsored and co-sponsored events in the Downtown Development District on property located on west street between Jackson and Van Buren and in the Waterworks parking lot located on west street between Van Buren and Harrison Street  04-02-03  04-16-03 
03-19 Replace a yield sign with a stop sign on 10th Street at its intersection with south Mark Circle  04-02-03  04-16-03 
03-20 Install a stop sign on Ferree Avenue at its intersection with 7th Street  04-02-03  04-16-03 
03-21 Designate a ‘No Parking Zone’ on both the East and West bound shoulders of Loop 499 from North Business 77 to FM 507  04-02-03  04-16-03 
03-22 Designate a ‘No Parking Zone’ on the East side of 2nd Street from Tyler Avenue south to the alley 04-02-03  04-16-03 
03-23 Repeal existing ordinance and adopt new ordinance regarding Fireworks in the City of Harlingen  04-02-03   04-16-03 
03-24 Setting fees for swimming pools, providing for publication & ordaining matters related to the foregoing  04/16/03 SM 05/07/03 
03-25 Amending Ord. 00-79 to set fees for summer golf specials at Tony Butler Mun. Golf Course providing for publication & ordaining other maters related to the foregoing  04/16/03 SM 05/07/03 
03-26 Amending Ord. 97-35 amending Sec. 15.07(8) to delete the one year time period from the distance between bars provision thereby making it permanent 04/16/03  SM 05/07/03 
03-27 Consider and take action to adopt ordinance on final reading to rezone the following properties from “not designated (N)” classification of zoning to “residential, single family (R-1)” classification of zoning: 
The N ½ of Block 12, the NE 10 acres out of Block 16 and all of Block 32, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 139/297/298; Block 156, the North 4.6 acres out of Block 157 and all of block 158, Adams Gardens “C” Subdivision; Hidden Lake Subdivision No. 2, Summerview Estates Subdivision and Vista del Sol Subdivisions No. 1, 2, and 3 and from “not designated (N)” classification of zoning to “residential, mobile home (MH) classification of zoning: Block 157, save and except the N. 4.6 acres, Adams Gardens “C” Subdivision (Fig Tree RV Park), and from “not designated (N)” classification of zoning to “general retail (GR)” classification of zoning: Block 7, Block 8, save and except the W. 65 feet, Sun Valley Village Subdivision; the South ½ of Block 12, all of Block 13 and the W. 20 acres out of Block 16, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 139/297/298; Blocks 138, 140 and 153, save and except the E. 0.445 acres of Canal ROW, and all of Blocks 154 and Block 155, Adams Gardens “C” Subdivision; Cano Subdivision and KGBT-TV Subdivision
05/07/03  05/21/03 
03-28 Rezoning Block A, save and except the W. 7.5 acres of the W.15 acres, and the W. 10 acres of Block B, A. G. Boyce Tract Subdivision located on Wilson Road west of Expressway 77 from “light industry (LI)” classification of zoning to “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning  05/07/03  05/21/03 
03-29 Rezoning Lots 1-14, Block 1, Autumn Wood Subdivision located on Sendero West Avenue from “planned development (PD)” and “not designated (N)” classification of zoning to “Residential, single family (R-1)” classification of zoning Granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge in a “general retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 205 South “T”, bearing a legal description of Lots 1 and 2, 3L Subdivision 05/07/03  05/21/03 
03-30 Granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge in a “general retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 205 South “T”, bearing a legal description of Lots 1 and 2, 3L Subdivision 05/07/03  05/21/03 
03-31 Consider and take action to adopt ordinance on final reading amending the City of Harlingen zoning ordinance (Ord. No.97-35) by amending Section 1 to add reference to the original adopted City Zoning Ordinance; Section 2 Definitions to add various definitions; Section 5 Use Chart, to add various new uses; proposing zoning districts allowable and reorganizing the chart to be more user friendly; Section 7 Area, yard and fence regulations to add numbering for ease of reference, allow placement of signs within front setbacks where allowable, allow landscaping to be used in lieu of a required dividing fence, clarifying fence regulations between single and multi-family residential; Section 8 Off-street parking and loading to clarify parking requirements for multi-family dwellings, adding parking requirements for call centers, clarifying on-street parking regulations, adding stacking requirements for businesses with drive-through lanes, and increasing the loading space required for businesses; Section 10 Tower Regulations, clarifying requirements for towers not allowed outright or under administrative approval; Section 12 sign regulations, to clarify how sign area is calculated and adding an illustration of such; Section 13 sidewalk regulations, to decrease the required sidewalk width in commercial areas to five feet; Section 15.05 mobile vendors and special events; to add an exemption for seasonal vendors on vacant lots; and Section 18.02 Zoning Board of Adjustment jurisdiction, to add a requirement that a ZBA variance denied is final  05/07/03  05/21/03 
03-32      
03-33 Annexing approximately 2.287 acres of land out of amended plat of Block 1, Autumn Wood Subdivision located north of Graham Road, east of Lakewood Village Subdivision  05/07/03  05/21/03 
03-34 Adopting Ordinance on final reading to amend budget for fiscal year  05/21/03  06/04/03 
03-35 Amending Planned Dev. (PD) site plan from residential single family to residential, duplex for Lots 1-7 & Lots 20 & 22, Block 1, Palm Valley South Subd. Located on Lemon and Lime Drive 06/04/03  06/18/03 
03-36 Rezoning all of Lot 1, Blk 1, Texas Pipe Bending Subd. From “non designated” zoning to “heavy industry located at 5521 & 5301 E. Harrison  06/04/03  06/18/03 
03-37 Amending planned development (PD) site from garden home to residential, single family for Lots 24-33, Block, Palm Valley South Subd. Located at 201-313 Palm Valley Circle  06/04/03  06/18/03 
03-38 Amending Ord. #02-85 Comprehensive Plan, Chapter 4 figure 4.3 Major Thoroughfare Plan to downgrade certain roads & upgrade certain other roads  06/04/03  06/18/03 
03-39 Amending Ord. 97-35 Section 12-04 to add a shorter time period for sign permits than for general construction permits and Section 12.06 (A) to make it mandatory to register with City Secretary prior to locating political signs within city limits provide written request for deposit returns and wait up to 15 days after election to allow code enforcement to verify sign removals  06/04/03  06/18/03 
03-40 Amend Harlingen Code of Ordinances, Title 9, Article 93 to add Section 93.08 regarding noise nuisances to delete Title 93.08 regarding noise nuisances to delete Title II, Article 110, Section 110.05  06/04/03 06/18/03 
03-41 Amending a parcel of land described as approximately 52.427 acres of land including Lot 1, Block 1, Texas Pipe Bending Subd & Adjacent ROW of FM 106 06/04/03  06/18/03 
03-42 Authorizing the sale of surplus properties  06/04/03  06/18/03 
03-43 Rezoning Lots 16-18, Lot 19, Block 4, Windsor Place Subdivision located at 1402-1409 E. Polk Ave. from “Residential, Single Family (R-1)” to “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning  06/18/03  SM 6/24/03 
03-44 Amending Ordinance 00-79 to increase Range Fees at Tony Butler Municipal Golf Course  06/18/03  SM 06/24/03 
03-45 Calling a special election for bond issue for September 13, 2003  06/18/03  07/16/03 
03-46 Amending Ord. 71-21 revising the 2hr. parking zone in downtown  06/18/03  07/16/03 
03-47 Authorizing issuance & delivery of HWWS revenue refunding bonds, Series 2003     SM 07/28/03 
03-48 Installing two (2) additional stop signs at the intersection of Matz & 10th Street creating a four way stop intersection    08/06/03 
03-49 Installing a stop sign on Hanson Ave at its intersection with “L” Street    08/06/03 
03-50 Amending Ord. No.97-27 removing the “Loading & Unloading Zone” portion of the Ordinance and leaving the “No Parking Zone” in place at Central Air & Heating service located at 117 E. Tyler Street   08/06/03 
03-51 Establishing a burial transit permit fee of $10.00 for weekdays (excluding holidays) and $25.00 for weekends and holidays   08/06/03 
03-52 Rezoning Lots 1-6, Block 40, and a triangular tract east of Block 40 and north of Block 44, Lots 1-6, Blocks 41-43, and Lots 1-9 and Lot A, Block 44, Hgn. Original Townsite Subdivision from “Light Industry (LI)” to “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located on W. Monroe Avenue between “C” and “F” St.  08/06/03  08/20/03 
03-53 Amending Ordinance No.02-64 setting fees for H.E.B. Tennis Center 08/06/03  08/20/03 
03-54 Amending Ordinance No.01-102 to repeal Section IV, thus eliminating the September 1, 2005 expiration date for collection of the Municipal Court Technology Fee  08/06/03  08/20/03 
03-55 Outlining general incentives available to businesses being nominated as Enterprise Projects 08/20/03  09/03/03 
03-56 Amending Zoning Ordinance #07-35, Section 13, Sidewalks  08/20/03  09/03/03 
03-57 Amending Subdivision Ordinance #01-01, Section 4.1.6 - Sidewalks  08/20/03  09/03/03 
03-58 Amending Subdivision Ordinance #97-35, Section 12: Sign Regulations 08/20/03  09/03/03 
03-59 Granting a Specific Use Permit in a “Light Industry (LI)” classification of zoning located at 1926 N. Business 77 bearing a legal description of .44 acres of Block 43, Harlingen Land & Water Company Subdivision  09/03/03  09/17/03
03-60 Granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a bank with drive-through service windows in an “Office (O)” classification of zoning located at 1805 Runnels Avenue, bearing a legal description of Lot 6 and 7, Block 4, Arroyo Estates 09/03/03  09/17/03 
03-61 Renewing a Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 1210 South “F” St., bearing a legal description of Lots 4 & 5, Block 2, Rice Addition  09/03/03  09/17/03 
03-62 Amending Ordinance No.98-58 to add a school zone for St. Anthony’s Catholic School on “C” Street 50’ south of its intersection with Tyler Street south to 50’ south of Polk Street 09/03/03  09/17/03 
03-63 Amending Ordinance No.98-58 to extend the school zone for Treasure Hills Elementary on Treasure Hills Boulevard 100 feet past its intersection with the school’s driveway and on 25th Street to 75’ from its intersection with Treasure Hills Boulevard  09/03/03  09/17/03 
03-64 Designating a “No Parking Zone” on the east side of Citrus Terrace from Washington Avenue north to Susan Street 09/03/03  09/17/03 
03-65 Installing stop signs on Basin Street and Basin Circle stopping for Wichita Street  09/03/03  09/17/03 
03-66 Installing stop signs on New Orleans and Basin Circle stopping for Wichita Street  09/03/03  09/17/03 
03-67 Adopting the City’s ad valorem tax rate for the interest and sinking payments in the amount of $0.161113 for Fiscal Year 2003-04  09/03/03  09/17/03 
03-68 Adopting the City’s ad valorem tax rate for the maintenance and operations in the amount of $0.418831 for Fiscal Year 2003-04  09/03/03  09/17/03 
03-69 Adopting the City’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-04  09/03/03 09/17/03 
03-70 Annexing a parcel of land described as approximately 89.4 acres of land, situated in and being all of Blocks 160-164 and a drainage ditch right-of-way located in Adams Gardens Subdivision “C”  09/17/03 10/01/03
03-71 Rezoning Blocks 160-164, Adams Gardens Subdivision “C” located at the southwest corner of Hick Hill Drive and FM 800 – Bass Boulevard 09/17/03  10/01/03 
03-72 Rezoning 1.44 acres out of Block 103, Harlingen Land and Water Company Sudivision located on the west side of 25th Street south Vinso Road from “Not Designated (N)” to “Office (O)” classification of zoning  09/17/03  10/01/03 
03-73 Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 703 N. Ed Carey Drive, Lot 1, Block 1, Clyde Wallace Subdivision 09/17/03  10/01/03 
03-74 Rezoning 9.156 acres out of Block 180, San Benito Land & Water Company Subdivision located on the west side of Treasure Hills Boulevard north of Pease Ave. and from “not designated (N)” to “Office (O)” classification of zoning 09/17/03  10/01/03 
03-75 Replacing two (2) existing yield signs on Jones and Runnels at their intersections with Sam Houston with two (2) stop signs and adding two (2) additional stop signs on northbound and southbound Sam Houston  10/01/03  10/15/03 
03-76 Designating a “No Parking Zone” on 25th St. at its intersection with Jefferson St. to the alley south of Bonham Elementary  10/01/03  10/15/03 
03-77 Amending Code of Ordinances of the City of Harlingen, Texas Title 9, Chapter 91.14 by repealing existing languare and establishing truck and hazardous material routes through and around the City of Harlingen, Texas  10/01/03  10/15/03 
03-78 Adopting proposed speed limits on sections of Bus. 77 as recommended by the Texas Department of Transportation 10/01/03  10/15/03 
03-79 Rezoning 8.64 acres out of Block 13, F.Z. Bishop Subdivision survey 39 located on the west side of Palm Court Drive south of Garrett Road from “Not Designated (N)” classification of zoning to “Residential, Single Family (R-1)” classification of zoning  10/15/03  11/05/03
03-80 Issuance of a Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 205 south “T” Street, bearing a legal description of Lots 1 and 2, 3L Subd.  10/15/03  11/05/03 
03-81 Nominating Echostar Communications Corporation as an Enterprise Project  10/15/03  11/05/03 
03-82 Rezoning 34.966 acres out of survey 286 located on FM 106 east of FM 509 from “Not Designated (N) classification of zoning to “Light Industry (LI)” classification of zoning  11/05/03  11/19/03 
03-83 Rezoning 1.595 acres out of Block 94, Harlingen Land and Water Company Subdivision located at 2101 North 25th Street from “Not Designated (N)” classification of zoning to “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning  11/05/03  11/19/03 
03-84 Rezoning Block 1, Executive Place Subdivision No. 1, Lot 1, Block 1, Magic Valley S & L Subdivision, and Block 1, Wendy’s Subdivision located at 401, 501, and 601 south Dixieland Road from “Not Designated (N)” classification of zoning to “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning  11/05/03  11/19/03 
03-85 Amending the “Planned Development (PD)” site plan from Residential, Mobile Home to Residential, Single Family for Lot 9, Block 3, Cottonwood Creek Subdivision No. 1 located at 1314 Maple Avenue  11/05/03  11/19/03 
03-86 Designating a “2-Hour Parking Zone” on the south side of the 100 Block of E. Tyler Avenue in front of City Hall  11/05/03  11/19/03 
03-87 Replacing yield signs on LaFayette Avenue yielding to “B” Street with stop signs  11/05/03 11/19/03 
03-88 Placing stop signs in Lake Shore Estates Subdivision on Carey Street yielding to Lake Shore Drive, on Lake Shore Drive yielding to Willman Street, on Prosperity Court yielding to Lake Shore Drive and on Faith Court yielding to Lake Shore Drive  11/05/03  11/19/03 
03-89 Amending the City’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2003-04  11/05/03  11/19/03 
03-90 Issuance of a Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 217 ½ Rangerville Road bearing a legal description of Lot 1, Block 1, Cosme Flores Subdivision 12/17/03  12/03/03 
03-91 Rezoning Block 64, Lon C. Hill Subdivision, Save and except La Hacienda Subdivsion located at 130 W. Morris Road from “Not Designated (N)” to “Residential, Single Family (R-1)” classification of zoning  12/17/03  12/03/03 
03-92 Annexing a parcel of land described at the North ½ of Block 17 and all of Blocks 18 and 19, Valley Groves Subdivision containing approximately 25 acres located on Russell Lane and South of Wilson road (future lots in the Avalon Subdivision)  12/17/03  12/03/03 

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