Ordinances 2005

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
05-01 Adopting an ordinance establishing speed zones on U. S. Highway 83 east bound frontage road from Palm Court Drive to U. S. Highway 77 south bound frontage road.  12/15/04  01/05/05 RM 
05-02 Amending the budget for 2004-05 in the amount of $1,394.887.  01/05/05  01/19/05 RM 
05-03 Establishing ‘no parking’ zone along south side of E. Grimes a ‘no truck’ parking zone on the north side only of E. Grimes from its intersection with Court Place westward a distance of 238 feet. 01/05/05  01/19/05 RM 
05-04 Amending Title IX, Chapter 92, Health Regulations and hospital of the City of Harlingen code of Ordinances to update fees for the issuance of birth and death records. 01/05/05  01/19/05 RM 
05-05 Annexation of the following tracts:
A Tract containing approximately 567.936 acres consisting of the following: Being 55.0 acres out of Block 134, 54.12 acres out of Block 135, 22.80 acres out of Block 138, 58.50 acres out of Block 139 and 50.20 acres out of Block 140, Harlingen land and Water Company Subd.; 40.0 acres out of Block 5, 30.75 acres out of Block 6, 30.87 acres out of Block 7, 39.0 acres out of Block 8, 40.0 out of Block 11, Lee Miner Subdivision; Lot 1, Block 1, NPE Subdivision; and 6.65 acres out of Tracts A and B, Survey 28 and 39.35 acres out of Survey 28.

A Tract containing 234.25 acres consisting of the following: Being 85.0 acres out of Block 33, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 298; and 15.55 acres out of Block 125, 14.24 acres out of Block 126, 9.76 acres out of Block 135, 19.82 acres out of Block 137, 19.75 acres out of Block 139, and 17.46 acres out of Block 141, Adams Gardens Subdivision “C”; Plumosa Estates Subd.; La Cantera Estates Subd.; La Hara Estates Subd.; and Royal Acres Subdivision.
01/19/05 02/02/05 RM 
05-06 Ordinance authorizing the placement of two Stop Signs on Clifford Street at the intersection of 23rd Street replacing two Yield Signs; establishing a fine not to exceed $200.00 dollars; for the driver of any motor vehicle who fails to stop and yield the right-of-way in obedience to the stop signs herein authorized; amending or repealing conflicting ordinances, providing for publication and ordaining other matters related to the following  01/19/05  02/02/05 RM 
05-07 Adopting an ordinance to grant a specific use permit to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘light industry (L1)’ classification of zoning located at 1714 North Commerce Street, bearing a legal description of Block 4, Orange Heights Subdivision  02/02/05  02/16/05
05-08 Adopting an ordinance on first and final reading authorizing the issuance of City of Harlingen, Texas General Obligation Refunding and Improvement Bonds Series 2005, authorizing the execution of a purchase agreement and an escrow agreement, approving an official statement, making provisions for the security thereof, and authorizing other instruments and procedures relating thereto. 02/16/05  02/16/05 
05-09 Adopting an ordinance on first and final reading authorizing the issuance and delivery of the City of Harlingen, Texas Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2005.  02/16/05  02/16/05 
05-10 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (N0. 97-35) of the City of Harlingen: Amending the “Planned Development (PD)” site plan for the Sunshine Country Club Estates Recreational Area, being 0.972 acres out of Sunshine Country Club Estates #2 to accommodate a new recreational center located at 4110 N. Expressway 77; providing for publication and ordaining other matters related to the foregoing.  02/16/05  03/02/05 
05-11 Amending the City of Harlingen Zoning Ordinance #97-35 Section 2.01 General Definitions #82. Parking Space and Section 8.02 Off-Street Parking to allow parking to be located adjacent to a public utility to allow a public alley to be used as maneuvering space. 03/02/05  03/16/05 RM 
05-12 Rezoning 9.965 acres out of Block 95, Lon C. Hill Subdivision located on Morris Road, West of FM 801 from “Not designated (N)” classification of Zoning to “General Retail (GR)” classification of Zoning 03/02/05  03/16/05 RM 
05-13 Amending the rental rates for the Rio Grande Valley Museum  03/16/05 03/23/05 SPM 
05-14 Repealing Ordinance No. 92-43 in its entirety and replacing it with an ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places and places of employment except for bars, nightclubs and dog racing tracks, requiring the posting of no smoking signs or symbols, prohibiting retaliation against any person who exercises any right afforded by this ordinance, establishing penalties not to exceed $500.00 for violation of the provisions of this ordinance, providing for severability, providing for publication, and ordaining other matters related to the foregoing  03/16/05  03/23/05 SPM 
05-15 Amending Ordinance No. 87-49 by changing Article 4 Administration Section A’s designation of the Floodplain Administrator to the City Engineer  03/23/05  04/01/05 SPM 
05-16 Establishing a Public Improvement Assessment District for Harlingen’s Downtown area, combining the geographic area of the La Placita District and the Downtown Improvement District into one Public Improvement Assessment District, establishing a Board of Directors to oversee and coordinate the Downtown Revitalization Program, levying an annual assessment of all property in the target area except for non-profit owned or 100% residential structures; providing for severability:  04/01/05  04/06/05 RM 
05-17 Amending Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 97-35) of the City of Harlingen: Rezoning 2.01 acres out of the North Part of Block 23, Lon C. Hill Subdivision, located on the East Side of Rangerville Road South of Expressway 77/83 from “Residential, Multi-Family (M-2)” classification of zoning to “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning.  04/06/05  04/20/05 RM 
05-18 Amending Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 97-35) of the City of Harlingen: To issue a Specific Use Permit to La Esperanza Adult Day Health Care Center, Inc. to allow, a Day Care Center in a “Light Industry (LI)” classification of zoning located at 1524 W. Jackson Avenue, bearing a legal description of Lots 24-34, Laurelhurst Subdivision  04/06/05  04/20/05 RM 
05-19 Adopting Ordinance annexing a parcel of land described as a 42.10 acre tract of land out of Survey 299, Cameron County, Texas (future lots in the Stonebriar Estates Subdivision currently being subdivided). 04/06/05  04/20/05 RM 
05-20 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 97-35) of the City of Harlingen: Rezoning 4.93 acres out of Blocks 4 & 5 Howard’s Dixieland Heights Subdivision, located on the West Side of Dixieland Road South of Lincoln Avenue from “Not designated (N)” classification of zoning to “General Retail (GR)’ classification of zoning.  05/04/05  05/18/05 RM 
05-21 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance 97-35) of the City of Harlingen: To issue a Specific Use Permit to Abraham and Olga Martinez to allow a Bar/Lounge in a “Light Industry (LI)” classification of zoning located at 1926 N. Business 77, bearing a legal description of .44 acres out of Block 143, Harlingen Land and Water Company Subdivision conditional upon striping of the required parking spaces.  05/04/05  05/18/05 RM 
05-22 Amending the Zoning ordinance (Ordinance 97-35) of the City of Harlingen: To issue a Specific Use Permit to George Dawi to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 3811 W. Business 83, bearing a legal description of 1.803 acres out of the east part of Block 156, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 42 and 297, contingent upon the bar/lounge building conforming to the dimensions of the site plan 05/04/05  05/18/05 RM 
05-23 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 97-35) of the City of Harlingen: Rezoning 42.10 acres out Survey 299, Harlingen Land and Water Subdivision “C” located on the South Side of Wilson Road from “Not Designated (N)” classification of Zoning to “Residential, Single Family (R-1)” classification of zoning.  05/04/05   05/18/05 RM 
05-24 Amending Ordinance No. 97-35, Ordinance No. 99-6 and Ordinance No. 00-65 of the City of Harlingen; Amending the “Planned Development (PD)” site plan by relocating the Firearms Training Center and Firing Range for Lots 1 & 2, USBP Subdivision located on New Hampshire Street South of Expressway 77/83.  05/04/05 05/18/05 RM 
05-25 Amending the City of Harlingen Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 97-35) by amending section 13.05: Responsibility, to delete the requirements of a sidewalk when 50% or more of the existing buildings on a block do not have a sidewalk.  05/04/05 05/18/05 RM 
05-26 Authorizing the closing of apportion of city owned right-of-way, said closure being the section of Worthwood Avenue as it intersects with Taft. 05/04/05  05/18/05 RM 
05-27 Amending Ordinance No. 03-25 to set fees for summer golf specials and for winter twilight fees at Tony Butler Municipal Golf Course. 05/04/05  05/18/05 RM 
05-28 Amending Ordinance No. 93-48 Section (B), by replacing the word “Senior” with the word “Junior” relating to the student representatives of the composition of the ex-officio members of the board.  05/04/05  05/18/05 RM 
05-29 Extending the corporate limits of the City of Harlingen through annexation consisting of the following: A parcel of land described as all of Block 17, R. A. Cunningham Subdivision, Cameron County, Texas (future Lots in the proposed Fresh Meadows Estates Subdivision), all of Cameron County, Texas. 05/18/05  06/01/05 RM 
05-30 Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 05-14, the Smoking Ordinance, by changing the definition of “Bar” to a place serving Alcoholic Beverages in which more than 50% of its gross revenues are from the sale of alcoholic beverages. 05/18/05  06/01/05 RM 
05-31 Designating surplus personal property of the City and authorizing the sale of such surplus personal property by public auction. 06/01/05  06/15/05 RM 
05-32 Rezoning 4.0 acres out of Block 33, Stuart Place subdivision Survey 298 located on the east side of Tamm Lane north of Business Highway 83 from “not designated (N)’ classification of zoning to “general retail (GR)’ classification of zoning.  06/01/05 06/15/05 RM 
05-33 Rezoning 69.248 acres out of Blocks 29-30, Palmetal Subdivision located on the south side of Grimes Avenue east of Loop 499 from “light industry (L1)” classification of zoning located at 1818 N. Stuart Place Road bearing a legal description of Lot 6, Block 1, North Star Business Center Subdivision.  06/01/05  06/15/05 RM 
05-34 Grant a Specific Use Permit to John c. Graves to allow an adult business (Liquor Store) in a “general retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 1818 N. Stuart Place Road bearing a legal description of Lot 6, Block 1, North Star Business Center Subdivision.  06/01/05  06/15/05 RM 
05-35 Amending fiscal year budget for 2004-05 (Mid-Year). 06/15/05  07/06/05 RM 
05-36 Installing two stop signs on Citrus Terrace at the intersection of Citrus Terrace and Austin Street.  06/15/05  07/06/05 RM 
05-37 Rezoning Lot 3, Block 9, Gayle Park Subdivision located at 2102 W. Kennedy Street, from “Residential, Single Family (R-1) classification of zoning to “Residential, Duplex (R-2) classification of zoning.  07/06/05  07/27/05 RM 
05-38 Rezoning Lot 3, Block 9, Gayle Park Subdivision located at 2102 W. Kennedy Street, from “Residential, Single Family (R-1) classification of zoning to “Residential, Duplex (R-2) classification of zoning.  07/06/05  07/27/05 RM 
05-39 Issue a Specific Use Permit to Kamlesh Bhakta to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)’ classification of zoning located at 640 N. Ed Carey Drive, bearing a legal description of Lot 4, Block 1, Southpoint Subdivision Unit 2.  07/06/05  07/27/05 RM 
05-40 Extending the corporate limits of the City of Harlingen through annexation consisting of the following: A parcel of land described as all of Lots 1, 2 & 3, Emil A. Johnson Subdivision, Cameron County, Texas (Future Lots in the Proposed Eckard Subdivision), all of Cameron County, Texas.  07/06/05 07/27/05 RM 
05-41 Issue a Specific Use Permit to Fred Uribe to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘General Retail (GR)’ classification of zoning located at 703 N. Ed Carey bearing legal description of Lot 1, Block 1, Clyde Wallace Subdivision. 08/03/05  08/17/05 
05-42 Rezoning from ‘Not Designated (N)’ classification of zoning to ‘Residential, Single Family (R-1)’ classification of zoning for property located on the East Side of FM 801 and South of Nixon Road bearing a legal description of 23.84 acres out of Block 191 of the San Benito Land and Water Company Subdivision.  08/03/05  08/17/05 
05-43 Rezoning from ‘Not designated (N)’ classification of zoning to ‘Residential, Single-Family (R-1)’ classification of zoning for property located on the East Side of FM 801 and South of Nixon road bearing a legal description of 46.97 acres out of Block 191 of the San Benito Land & Water Company Subdivision.  08/03/05  08/17/05 
05-44 Adopting ordinance annexing a parcel of land described as approximately 21.93 acres out of Block 10, F. Z. Bishop Subdivision Survey 39 located on the West Side of Palm Court Drive South of Garrett Road (Future Lots in the Proposed Thomasville Estates Subdivision).  08/03/05  08/17/05 
05-45 Rezoning Lots 1-7, Gerry Subdivision, located at 713-817 Orange Heights Avenue from “Residential, Single Family (R-1)” classification of zoning to “Residential, Duplex (R-2)” classification of zoning.  08/17/05  09/07/05 
05-46 Amending Ordinance No. 05-14 to permit smoking in “Bingo Parlors” providing for publication and ordaining other matters related to the foregoing.  09/07/05  09/21/05 
05-47 Amending Harlingen Taxi cabs ordinance by amending Section 117.15(A)(2) and (A)(8) of the City of Harlingen Code of Ordinances regarding fares & rates.  09/07/05   09/21/05 
05-48 Annexing a parcel of land described as approximately 38.202 acres being all of Block 13, Harlingen Land and Water Co. Subdivision “C” located on the Northeast corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ramsey Road (future lots in the proposed Sun Country Estates No. 3 Subdivision).  09/07/05  09/21/05 
05-49 Adopting the Revenue and Expenditure Budget for the City of Harlingen, Texas for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006 in the amount of $48,640,054 and $48,263,130 respectively.  09/26/05  09/29/05 
05-50 Fixing the Ad Valorem Tax Rate for Interest and Sinking payments for the City of Harlingen, Texas for the calendar year 2005 at $0.172625 per $100.00 dollars valuation. 09/26/05 09/29/05 
05-51 Fixing the Ad Valorem Tax Rate for Maintenance and Operations for the City of Harlingen, Texas for the calendar year 2005 at $0.417934 per $100.00 dollars valuation. 09/26/05  09/29/05 
05-52 Issue a Specific Use Permit to Jacob Snyder to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 1206 N. 7th Street, bearing a legal description of Lots 1-5, Block 8, Crown Heights Addition.  10/05/05  10/19/05 RM 
05-53 Issue a Specific Use Permit to Maria Luisa Chavez and Francisco Rangel to allow a bar/lounge in a “Light Industry (LI)’ classification of zoning located at 1307 Barton Avenue bearing a legal description of Lots 5-13, Block 8, Commercial Heights Subdivision, contingent upon striping of the parking spaces. 10/05/05  10/19/05 RM 
05-54 Issue a Specific Use Permit to Diana Garza to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 1210 S “F” Street, bearing a legal description of Lots 4 & 5, Block 2, Rice Addition, contingent upon re-striping of the parking spaces.  10/05/05  10/19/05 RM 
05-55 Issue a Specific Use Permit to allow a portable building in a “Light Industry (LI)’ classification of zoning located at 3502 N 77 Sunshine Strip, bearing a legal description of Lots 66-68, Block 4, Avondale Subdivision. 10/05/05  10/19/05 RM 
05-56 Rezoning Lots 1-4, Summit Heights Addition located at 509-517 North “L” Street, from “Light Industry (LI)” classification of zoning.  10/05/05  10/19/05 RM 
05-57 Rezoning 66.22 acres out of Blocks 125, 126 and 137 Adams Gardens Subdivision “C” and Block 33, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 298 located along Tamm Lane south of Drury Lane from “Not designated (N)” classification of zoning to “Residential, Single Family (R-1) classification of zoning. 10/05/05  10/19/05 RM 
05-58 Rezoning .663 acres out of Block 33, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 298 located on the east side of Tamm Lane North of Business Highway 83 from “Not designated (N)” classification of zoning to “Residential Single Family (R-1)” classification of zoning. 10/05/05  10/19/05 RM 
05-59 Rezoning Lot 91, Homeland Addition located at 310 South Ed Carey Drive from “Residential, Single Family (R-1)” classification of zoning to “Office (O)” classification of zoning.  10/05/05  10/19/05 RM
05-60 Rezoning Block 2, Howard Dixieland Heights Subdivision #1 located on the south side of Lincoln Avenue west of Dixieland Road from “Not designated (N)” classification of zoning to “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning. 10/05/05  10/19/05 RM 
05-61 Authorizing the Mayor to close a section of Old Rio Hondo Road from its intersection with Bob Youker Road west a distance of 4,035 feet  10/19/05  11/2/05 RM 
05-62 Establishing new rental rages and supplemental charges and requirements for City Public Buildings 10/19/05  11/2/05 RM 
05-63 Revising the nonprofit base rental rate categories for Casa de Amistad and Municipal Auditorium, and increasing the fees for the use of round tables  10/19/05  11/2/05 RM 
05-64 Changing the name of the Rio Grande Valley Museum to the Harlingen Arts & Heritage Museum 10/19/05  11/2/05 RM 
05-65 Requiring direct contracting with the Technical Director, Technicians, House Managers and Ushers, establishing fees for the use of follow spot lighting.  10/19/05  11/2/05 RM 
05-66 Amending City of Harlingen Code of Ordinances to adjust the water and sewer rates and the water and sewer facilities impact fees charged by the Harlingen Waterworks  10/19/05  11/2/05 RM 
05-67 Granting a Specific Use Permit to Kevin Dyer to allow a bar/lounge at 1302 Morgan Boulevard, bearing a legal description of Lots 1, Church’s Addition.  11/02/05  11/16/05 RM 
05-68 Granting a Specific Use Permit to the Benevolent Patriotic Order of Elks to allow a bar/lounge (Elks Club) in a General Retail (GR)’ classification of zoning located at 1426 S. Commerce, bearing a legal description of .52 acres out of Lot 8, .47 acres out of Lot 9, Arroyo Industrial Subdivision and 1.17 acres out of Block 8, Hall and Porter Subdivision.  11/02/05  11/16/05 RM 
05-69 Granting a Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge (American Legion Building) in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 504 American Legion Drive, bearing a legal description of East 20 feet of Block 19 and all Block 11, East City View Heights Subdivision.  11/02/05 11/16/05 RM 
05-70 Granting a Specific Use Permit to William H. Gray to allow a bar/lounge (Wild Bill’s Saloon) in a “General Retail (GR)’ classification of zoning located at 3811 W. Business 83, bearing a legal description of 1.803 acres out of the East Part of Block 16, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 42 and 297.  11/02/05 11/16/05 RM
05-71 Rezoning Lots 1-3, Emil A. Johnson Subdivision located at the southeast corner of Garrett Road and Dilworth Road from “Not designated (N)’ classification of zoning to “Residential, Single Family (R-1)” classification of zoning. 11/02/05  11/16/05 RM 
05-72 Authorizing the issuance and delivery of the City of Harlingen, Texas Subordinate Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2005A in the principal amount of $5,000,000; pledging the revenues of the City’s Waterworks and Sewer System to the payment of the principal and interest on said bonds; approving an official statement and ordaining other matters related thereto.  11/02/05  11/16/05 RM 
05-73 To Repeal the existing Building Code Ordinance and to adopt the 2003 International Building Codes. 11/16/05  12/07/05 RM 
05-74 To Repeal the existing ordinance and to establish new standards and requirements for House Movers and House Moving Permits. 11/16/05  12/07/05 RM 
05-75 Grant a Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ classification of zoning located at 501 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, bearing a legal description of the east 10 feet of Lot 1, and all of Lots 2-4, Block 6, Windsor Place Addition. 12/07/05  12/21/05 RM 
05-76 Rezoning 1.5 acres out of Anderson Subdivision located at 3010 N. Business 77 from ‘residential, mobile home (MH)’ classification of zoning to ‘light industry (LI)’ classification of zoning.  12/07/05  12/21/05 RM 
05-77 Rezoning 21.93 acres out of Block 10, F.Z. Bishop Subdivision Survey 39 located along South Palm Court Drive south of Garrett Road from ‘not designated (N)’ classification of zoning to ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ classification of zoning.  12/07/05  12/21/05 RM 
05-78 Annexing a parcel of land described as a 9.559 acre tract of land, more or less, situated in and being part of Block 1, Harlingen Land & Water Company Subdivision “C” located on the south side of Wilson Road west of Ramsey Road (future lots in the proposed El Cielo Subdivision. 12/07/05  12/21/05 RM 
05-79 Install a stop sign on Van Buren at the Intersection of E. Van Buren and 11th Street. 12/07/05 12/21/05 RM

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