Ordinances 2007

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
07-01 Rezoning 8.49 ACRES OUT OF AND PART OF Blocks 27 and 28, Stuart Place located along the North Side of Graham Road west of Lewis Lane from ‘not designated (N)’ classification of zoning to ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ classification of zoning.  1/17/07  2/7/07 
07-02 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Selvin R. Garcia to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘General Retail (GR)’ zone located at 309 South 1st street, bearing a legal description of Lots 1 and 2, Block 81, Harlingen Original Townsite.  1/17/07  2/7/07 
07-03 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Michelle Marial Basaldua to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘Light Industry (LI)’ Zone located at 1510 N. Commerce Street, Bearing a legal description of Lot 1, Block 1, Casa Blanca Subdivision 1/17/07  2/7/07 
07-04 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Jose Jaime Cano to allow a Storage Warehouse in a ‘General Retail (GR)’ zone located at 1807 North 25th Street, bearing a legal description of Lot 2, Guerra Heights Subdivision. 1/17/07  2/7/07 
07-05 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Aaron Salmela to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘General Retail (GR)’ zone located at 401 South 77 Sunshine Strip, Suite E, Bearing a legal description of the east 10 feet of Lot 1 and all of Lots 2-6, Block 3, Windsor Place Addition. 1/17/07 2/7/07
07-06 Annexing a parcel of land described as a 12.24 acre tract of land, more or less, and being the South portion of Block 173, Adams Gardens Subdivision “C” located on the Northwest corner of Tamm Lane and Hick Hill Drive (future lots in the proposed Monte Viejo Subdivision). 1/17/07  2/7/07 
07-07 Amending the City of Harlingen Comprehensive Plan ‘Vision 2020’ (Ordinance No. 96-20), Chapter 4, Figure 4-3 Major Thoroughfare Plan by eliminating the proposed extension of Lewis Lane between Garrett Road and Business 83 and eliminating the proposed extension of Lincoln Avenue West of Palm Court Drive  1/17/07  2/7/07
07-08 Amending the existing Planned Development (PD) for the proposed Golden Garden Homes Subdivision located near the Northeast corner of Haverford Boulevard and Midlane Drive, being a 13.37 acre tract of land out of part of Sections 43 and 44 of the Cameron County School Land, being a portion of Blocks 22, 23 and 24 of Howard Dixieland Heights Subdivision and being a portion of Blocks 22, 23, 24 and 25 of S.H. Bell Subdivision. 1/17/07  2/7/07 
07-09 Ordering the Regular City Election for May 12, 2007 to elect one (1) Mayor, one (1) Commissioner, Place 4 and one (1) Commissioner, Place 5.  2/7/07  2/21/07 
07-10 Ordering a Special Election for May 12, 2007 to consider a joint ballot proposition to reduce the current 4A sales tax from one-half of one percent to three-eights of one percent and to adopt the Section 4B sales and use tax at the rate of one-eight of one percent as provided for by Section 4B(e) of the Development Corporation Act.  2/7/07  2/21/07 
07-11 Annex a parcel of land described as 1.0 acre tract of land of Block 25, Briggs and Coleman Subdivision, Survey 49 (future lots in the proposed Adams Landing Subdivision) 2/7/07  2/21/07 
07-12 Amending Ordinance No. 06-62, Section 70.36 of the City Code of Ordinances regarding automated traffic signal enforcement to provide a procedure for the owner of a vehicle cited for a violation to identify the driver at the time of the offense. 2/7/07  2/21/07 
07-13 Amending Ordinance No. 06-72 regulating burglar, robbery, fire and related alarms to make the service fees for false alarms consistent with State law.  2/7/07 2/21/07 
07-14 Adopting Ordinance finding AEP Texas Central Company’s existing rates are unreasonable, that the Company’s requested increase in revenues for its transmission and distributions systems within the City should be reduced, and that rates shall be set at levels required to recover appropriate revenue requirements.  2/21/07  3/7/07
07-15 Amending the Thoroughfare Plan Component of the City of Harlingen’s Vision 20/20 Comprehensive Plan by eliminating the proposed extension of 13th Street (Godwin Road) between Loop 499 and Kilbourn Road.  2/21/07  3/7/07 
07-16 Amending the Thoroughfare Plan Component of the City of Harlingen’s Vision 20/20 Comprehensive Plan, by upgrading the designation of Palm Boulevard from Garrett Road to Business 83 from a “Local Roadway” to a “Minor Arterial” Street.  2/21/07  3/7/07 
07-17 Specific Use Permit (Renewal) to Gloria a. Orozco to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘Light Industry (LI)’ Zone located at 1714 N. Commerce Street, bearing a legal description of Blocks 2-4, Orange Heights Addition. 2/21/07  3/7/07 
07-18 Amending the Ethics Ordinance (No. 06-39) to allow appearances by members of a board, commission (not including the City Commission) or Committee of the City before other boards, commissions or committees of the City under certain circumstances.  2/21/07  3/7/07 
07-19 Calling a Special Election for May 12, 2007 to consider a proposition for or against Collective Bargaining for Police and Firefighters. 2/21/07  3/7/07 
07-20 Placing a “No Parking Zone” on the Southeast corner of Business 77 and Barcelona Avenue. 3/7/07  4/4/07 
07-21 Extending the existing “No Parking Zone” on the northwest corner of Tyler Avenue and 2nd Street from 25 feet to 125 feet.  3/7/07  4/4/07 
07-22 Authorizing the issuance of City of Harlingen Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2007, authorizing the execution of a purchase contract approving an official statement making provisions for the security thereof & ordaining other matters relating thereto. 4/4/07  4/11/07 
07-23 Authorizing the issuance of City of Harlingen General Obligation Bonds, Series 2007, authorizing the execution of a purchase agreement, approving and official statement, making provisions for the security thereof & ordaining other matters relating thereof.  4/4/07   4/11/07 
07-24 Rezoning 8.0 acres out of Block “B” of the Boyce Tract, generally located on the North Side of Wilson Road, West of Expressway 77, from ‘general retail (GR)’ zoning to ‘planned development (PD)’ zoning to allow for thirty-six (36) single-family residential lots and one (1) commercial lot for office use. 4/4/07 4/18/07 
07-25 Rezoning 16.5 acres out of Block 6, FZ Bishop Subdivision Survey 41, generally located on the West side of Tucker Road North of Garrett Road, from ‘not designated (N)’ zoning to ‘planned development (PD) zoning to allow for twenty-four (24) townhouse lots, forty-one (41) single-family residential lots and one (1) lot for a day care center. 4/4/07 4/18/07 
07-26 Addition of 1.0 acres to the existing 10.4 acre planned development (PD) zoning district for the proposed Adams Landing Subdivision, generally located along the North Side of Loop 499 south of Montezuma Road to allow for two (2) commercial lots and fifty (50) single family residential lots. 4/4/07  4/18/07 
07-27 Amending the City’s Zoning Ordinance. 4/4/07  4/18/07
07-28 Amending the City’s Subdivision Ordinance.  4/4/07  4/18/07 
07-29 Allowing the City Manager authority to grant waivers and variances to the Subdivision Ordinance and Thoroughfare Plan for a temporary timeframe. 4/4/07  4/18/07 
07-30 Abandoning 60 feet of road Right of Way described as a 1.887 acre tract of land out of Block 6 Harlingen Land & Water Company Subdivision “B”. 4/18/07  5/2/07 
07-31 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Centro Evangelistico “La Mission Catedral de Fe” to allow a Child Day Care Center in a “Light Industry (LI)” zone located at 2102 W. Teege Avenue, bearing a legal description of 2.5 acres, out of the Southeast Corner of Block 3, J.L. Boggus No. 7 Subdivision, save and except 0.352 acres. 4/18/07  5/2/07
07-32 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Consuelo Garza to allow an Adult Day Care Center in a ‘Light Industry (LI)’ zone located at 1926 N. 77 Sunshine Strip, bearing a legal description of .44 acres out of Block 143, Harlingen Land and Water Company Subdivision. 4/18/07 5/2/07 
07-33 Rezoning 8.970 acres out of Block 7, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 41, located on the West Side of Tucker Road North of Garrett Road, from ‘not designated (N)’ zoning to ‘residential, single-family (R-1)’ zoning. 4/18/07  5/2/07 
07-34 Rezoning Lot 3, Block 1, Cameron County Juvenile Detention Center Subdivision, located on the West Side of Kilgore Drive north of Business Highway 77, from ‘not designated (N) zoning to ‘general retail (GR)’ zoning.  4/18/07  5/2/07 
07-35 Rezoning 38.20 acres being all of Block 13, Harlingen Land and Water Company Subdivision “C” generally located on the northeast corner of Ramsey Road and LaFayette Avenue, from ‘not designated (N)’ zoning to ‘residential, single-family (R-1)’ zoning. 4/18/07  5/2/07 
07-36 Rezoning Lot 2, colonial Square Subdivision, generally located south of Grimes Avenue and north of Bowie Avenue, from ‘planned development (PD)’ zoning to ‘residential, single-family (R-1)’ zoning.  4/18/07  5/2/07 
07-37 Rezoning 23.84 acres out of Block 191, San Benito Land and Water Company Subdivision, generally located on the East Side of FM 801 South of Nixon Road, from ‘Residential, Single-Family (R-1), zoning to “General Retail (GR)’ zoning. 5/2/07  5/16/07 
07-38 Amending the City’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2006-07. 5/2/07  5/16/07 
07-39 Installing a 20’ 15-minute ‘Loading and unloading’ zone south of the drive of the Texas Department of Health Facility and add two (2) additional ‘No Parking’ zones on the west side of Sesame Drive west between the Reproductive Services Building and the Texas Department of Health Facility.  5/2/07  5/16/07 
07-40 Removing the ‘No Parking’ area on the east side of Midlane Drive by Harlingen South High School and install a 6’ ‘Off center no parking’ by the fire hydrants.  5/2/07 5/16/07 
07-41 Authorizing VTX Telecommunications, L.P., affiliate of Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. for non-exclusive use of the city’s rights-of-way for a period of three (3) years to construct, use, operate and maintain a Telecommunications Network in compliance with Ordinance No. 97-52, the Telecommunications Ordinance. 5/2/07  5/16/07 
07-42 Ordering a Special (Runoff) Election for June 23, 2007.  5/16/07  6/6/07 
07-43 Amending the Thoroughfare Plan component of the City of Harlingen’s Vision 20/20 Comprehensive Plan by eliminating the proposed extension of Tucker Road north of Lincoln Avenue.  5/16/07  6/6/07 
07-44 Amending the Thoroughfare Plan component of the City of Harlingen’s Vision 20/20 Comprehensive Plan by eliminating the proposed extension of New Hampshire Street between Lamb Avenue and Morris Road. 5/16/07  6/6/07 
07-45 Granting a Specific Use Permit to Ricardo Caballero to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 610 Maco Drive, bearing a legal description of Lot 3, Block 1, Harlingen Commercial Plaza Subdivision.  5/16/07  6/6/07 
07-46 Granting a Specific Use Permit to Mustafa Shehada to allow an adult business (liquor store) in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 5999 W. Business 83, Suite B, bearing a legal description of Lot 2, Block 1, O.N.A. Food Store Subdivision..  5/16/07  6/6/07 
07-47 Rezoning 0.97 acres, said tract located at the southeast corner of New Combes Highway and Carrol Street also known as 215 W. Carrol Street from ‘residential, single-family (R-1)’ to ‘residential, multi-family (M-2)’ zoning.  5/16/07   6/6/07 
07-48 Rezoning 3.31 acres out of Block 178, San Benito Land and Water Company Subdivision, generally located along Haine Drive near the intersection of Haine Drive and Whalen Road from ‘residential, multi-family (M-2)’ zoning to ‘planned development (PD)’ zoning.  5/16/07  6/6/07 
07-49 Abandoning a 30 ft. alley, described as a 0.2403 acre tract of land comprised of all of the 30 ft. alley as per Colonial Square Subdivision located at the South end of Court Place.  6/6/07  6/20/07 
07-50 Specific Use Permit to allow a Police Station in a ‘Residential, single-family (R-1)’ zone located at 922 Palm Court Drive, bearing a legal description of 20.498 acres out of Block 8, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 41. 6/20/07 7/5/07 
07-51 Install Twenty-One (21) Solar Powered School Flashers at Nine (9) different schools. 6/20/07  7/5/07 
07-52 Authorizing the sale of surplus property by Public Auction  6/20/07  7/5/07 
07-53 Extending the Corporate limits of the City of Harlingen through annexation consisting of the following:  A 3.48 acre tract of land out of Block 25, Briggs and Coleman Subdivision, Survey 49, Cameron County, Texas and Zoning subject tract to “General Retail (GR) classification of zoning. 7/5/07  7/18/07 
07-54 Specific Use Permit to Kamlesh Bhakta to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)” zone located at 640 N. Ed Carey Drive, bearing a legal description of Lot 4, Block 1, SouthPoint Subdivision Unit 2.  7/5/07  7/18/07 
07-55 Discontinuing participation in the Texas Municipal Retirement System for new employees or rehired employees effective October 1, 2007. 7/18/07  8/01/07 
07-56 Establishing the initial zoning of general retail (GR) to a 3.48 acre tract of land out of Block 25, Briggs and Coleman Subdivision Survey 49, located between Montezuma Road and Loop 499 northeast of 13th Street.  7/18/07  8/01/07 
07-57 Annexing and zoning a parcel land described as a 15.35 acre tract of land out of Block 26, Briggs and Coleman Subdivision Survey 49, located on Loop 499 east of Briggs Coleman Road. 08/1/07  08/15/07 
07-58 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Fred Uribe (Xcape Club) to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 703 N. Ed Carey Drive, bearing a legal description of Lot 1, Block 1, Clyde Wallace Subdivision. 08/1/07  08/15/07 
07-59 Rezoning 26.59 acres out of Lots 1 and 2, Highway Subdivision, generally located along Expressway 77/83 from ‘not designated (N)’ zoning to ‘general retail (GR)’ zoning. 08/1/07  08/15/07
07-60 Amending the Budget for the City of Harlingen, Texas, for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  Total Budget Revenues will increase to $56,079,202 and expenditures will increase to $58,180,870. 8/15/07  8/29/07 
07-61 Adopting the City’s Budget for fiscal year 2007-08.  SP 9/13/07  SP 9/17/07 
07-62 Adopting the 2007 Ad Valorem Tax Rate for Maintenance and Operation in the amount $.435917 per $100 valuation for 2007. SP 9/13/07  SP 9/17/07 
07-63 Adopting the 2007 Ad Valorem Tax rate for Interest and Sinking in the amount of $.154083 per $100 valuation for 2007  SP 9/13/07  SP 9/17/07 
07-64 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Diana Garza to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 1210 South “F” Street, bearing a legal description of Lot 4 and 5, Block 2, Rice Subdivision 9/19/07  10/3/07 
07-65 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Francisco Rangel and Maria Luisa Chavez to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘light industry (L1)’ zone located at 1307 W. Barton Avenue, bearing a legal description of Lots 5-13, Block 8, Commercial Heights Subdivision.  9/19/07 10/3/07 
07-66 Rezoning Lot 6, Block 145 San Benito Land and Water Company Subdivision located between Cypress Gardens Avenue and FM 509 from ‘not designated (N)’ zoning to ‘residential, single-family (R-1)’ zoning. 9/19/07  10/3/07 
07-67 Rezoning Lots 1-4, J & S Subdivision located along Beckham Road North of Drury Lane from ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ zone to ‘residential, duplex (R-2)’ zone.  9/19/07  10/3/07 
07-68 Rezoning 5.0+ acres out of Block 179, San Benito Land & Water Company Subdivision, generally located along Haine Drive near the intersection of Haine Drive and Pheasant Drive from ‘residential, multi-family (M-2)’ zoning to ‘planned development (PD)’ zoning to allow for single-family and multi-family residential subject to:  (1) residential garages to be setback no less than 20 feet from the property line in which access is gained, unless side entry and adequate off-street parking area is available; (2) a ‘no parking’ designation on the east side of Nice Drive; and (3) no sidewalk on the east side of Nice Drive.  10/3/07  10/17/07 
07-69 Renew an existing Specific Use Permit (SUP) issued to Sandra Guerra to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 1426 S. Commerce (Elks Lodge), bearing a legal description of .52 acres out of Lot 8, and .47 acres out of Lot 9, Arroyo Industrial Subdivision and 1.17 acres out of Block 8, Hall and Porter Subdivision.  10/17/07 11/5/07
07-70 Renew an existing Specific Use Permit (SUP) issued to Irma Dominguez to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 504 American Legion Drive, (American Legion Post 205) bearing as legal description of east 20 ft. of Block 10 and all of Block 11, East City View Heights. 10/17/07 11/5/07
07-71 Renew an existing Specific Use Permit (SUP) issued to William H. Gray to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ classification of zoning located at 3811 W. Business 83 (Wild Bill’s Saloon), bearing a legal description of 1.803 acres out of the East part of Block 16, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 42 and 297. 10/17/07  11/5/07 
07-72 Renew an existing Specific Use Permit (SUP) issued to Kevin dyer to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 1302 Morgan Boulevard (Boog-A-Dee-Boo’s) bearing a legal description of Lot 1, Church’s Subdivision.  10/17/07  11/5/07
07-73 Repealing Ordinance No. 06-69 regarding possession of graffiti implements and amending the City of Harlingen Code of Ordinances by adding a new Section 130.05 prohibiting graffiti and vandalism, providing abatement procedures, prohibiting possession of graffiti implements in certain areas, prohibiting delivery of aerosol paint containers to minors, making parents or guardians responsible for violations by a minor, providing for restitution, and providing criminal penalties for violations. 11/5/07  11/19/07 
07-74 Amending the City of Harlingen Zoning Ordinance, Section 17 (Planning & Zoning Commission) relating to the Board’s organization & jurisdiction 11/19/07  12/5/07 
07-75 Amending the Long Range Thoroughfare Plan component of the City of Harlingen’s ‘Vision 20/20” Comprehensive Plan to delete the extensions of Lewis Lane, Gann Road and Trimpe Road, to downgrade Chester Park Road, to extend Palm Boulevard, FM 507 and FM 107 and to upgrade Fm 507 to a major arterial road. 11/19/07  12/5/07 
07-76 Rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, Carpenter Subdivision, Lot 1, Block 1, Pendleton Subdivision and 8.0 acres out of Block 82, Harlingen Land and Water Company located on the northwest corner of Grimes Avenue and Morgan Boulevard from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ zone. 11/19/07  12/5/07 
07-77 Regulating metal recycling entities, requiring registration and recordkeeping, declaring violations thereof to be unlawful and providing a fine not to exceed $500 upon conviction of an offense. 11/19/07  12/5/07 
07-78 Increase the City’s maximum contribution rate to the Texas Municipal Retirement System. 11/19/07  12/5/07 
07-79 Amending Chapter 37, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harlingen, Texas by adding a New Section 37.03, entitled ‘Taxation of Tangible Personal Property in Transit’, providing for the Ad Valorem Taxation of Tangible Personal Property in Transit or ‘Super Freeport’ Goods pursuant to Section 11.253 of the Texas Tax Code; providing a severability clause; providing a repealer clause, and providing for said ordinance to take immediate effect. 12/5/07 12/19/07
07-80 Dis-Annexation consisting of the following:  A 355.50 acres of land comprised of 217.73 acres out of Blocks 96-101 and 161-164, San Benito Land and Water Company Subdivision, recorded in Volume 1, Page 6, Map Records:  101.61 acres out of the Landrum Reserve Subdivision No. 1, recorded in Volume 2, Page 10, Map Records and 36.16 acres out of a tract known as Cypress Ranch, which is part of the J. L. Landrum Estates out of the Concepcion de Carrictios Grant, located at FM 509 and FM 675, all of Cameron County, Texas. 12/5/07 12/19/07

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