Ordinances 2008

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
08-01
                   
Designate a ‘No Parking Zone’ on the northwest and southwest corners of Polk Avenue where it intersects with 77 Sunshine Strip. 12/19/07  1/2/08                
08-02 Annexing and zoning a parcel of land described as a 54.471+ acre tract of land, being 19.126 acres out of Block 4, 9.035 acres out of Block 5, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 138 as recorded in Volume 5, Page 6 of the Cameron County Map Records, and 26.290 acres out of Reserve Lot, Stuart Place Resort, Section 1 and Reserve, Cameron County, Texas. 12/19/07  1/2/08 
08-03 Rezoning Lots 1-3, Block 12, Southwest Harlingen Subdivision located at 505 South ‘M’ Street from ‘Neighborhood services (NS)’ zone to ‘office (O)’ zone. 12/19/07  1/2/08 
08-04 Rezoning Lots 7-12, Block 96, Harlingen Original Townsite located on the 400 Block of E. 12/19/07  1/2/08
08-05 Rezoning a 2.53 acre tract of land out of Lot 4, Lanning Subdivision and a 0.273 acre tract of land out of a 100 ft. wide strip canal right-of-way, F. Z. Bishop Subdivision from ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ zone to ‘general retail (GR)’ zone, located at 3826 S. Expressway 77/83. 12/19/07 1/2/08
08-06 Rezoning 47.467+ acres, being 20.757 acres out of Block 187, and 26.710 acres out of Block 189, San Benito Land and Water Company Subdivision, located on the east side of Ed Carey Drive north of Nixon Road from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘planned development (PD)’ zone to allow for single family homes and a golf course. 12/19/07  1/2/08
08-07 Rezoning 6.062 acres of land out of Block 59, David and Stephenson Subdivision located on the south side of Loop 499 east of Crossett Road from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘general retail (GR)’ zone. 12/19/07  1/2/08
08-08   12/19/07  1/2/08 
08-09 Designate a ‘No Parking Zone’ on the north side and south sides of Polk Avenue between 5th Street and 6th Street. 12/19/07  1/2/08 
08-10 Designate a 25 feet long ‘No Parking Loading Zone’ beginning at the south side of the alley located along the east side of ‘A” Street between Monroe Avenue and Jackson Avenue. 12/19/07 1/2/08 
08-11 Establishing a curfew for minors under the age of seventeen (17) years to prohibit minors being in any public place during certain night time hours; providing enforcement procedures; establishing criminal penalties for minors and for parents of minors; and adopting certain exceptions. 12/19/07 1/2/08 
08-12 Granting a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Maria Luisa Chavez 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 Subdivision. 01/16/08  2/6/08 
08-13 Granting a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Ismael Alcazar 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. 12/19/07 2/6/08 
08-14 Amending the burglar alarm ordinance (#06-72) by eliminating the permit fees for residential alarms and changing the service fees to 450.00 each for 4-6 false alarms and to $100.00 each for 7 + false alarms, all effective January 1, 2009. (tabled 2/6/08) 2/6/08  2/20/08 
08-15 Adopting the 2006 version of the International Code Council (ICC) construction codes as the City’s Construction codes, including the Building Code, Residential Code, existing Building Code, Mechanical Code, Plumbing Code, Fuel Gas Code, Energy Conservation Code, Fire Code and Property Maintenance Code and the adoption of the 2008 National Electrical Code upon its publication.  2/6/08  2/20/08 
08-16 Grant a Specific Use Permit to Juan Antonio Ambriz to allow a restaurant without a drive-in in an ‘office (O)’ zone located at 505 South “M” Street, bearing a legal description of Lots 1-3, Block 12, Southwest Harlingen Subdivision. 2/20/08  3/5/08 
08-17 Grant a Specific Use Permit to Isreal Torres to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ classification of zoning located at 115 E. Harrison, bearing a legal description of Lots 17-18, Block 70, Harlingen Original Townsite.  2/20/08  3/5/08
08-18 Rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, valley Race Association subdivision located at 2601 Ed Carey Drive from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘general retail (GR)’ zone. 2/20/08  3/5/08
08-19 Amending Ordinance No. 04-85 and Chapter 111.06 PERMIT FEES by adding a one-event permit with a charge of $15.00. 2/20/08  3/5/08 
08-20 Establishing the position of City Marshal. 2/20/08  3/5/08 
08-21 Renew an existing specific use permit (SUP) for Luis Esparza to allow a bar/lounge (The Dinghy Bar) in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 712 N. 77 Sunshine Strip, Suite 30, bearing a legal description of Lots 1, 2 and a portion of Lot 3, Coronado Acres. 3/19/08  4/2/08
08-22 Rezone a 2.50 acre tract of land comprised of 0.59 acres of land out of Block 24, 1.37 acres of land out of Block 25, and 0.54 acre tract of land out of a 0.62 acre tract, F.Z. Bishop Subdivision of the Rice and Taylor Lands, located at the southwest corner of New Hampshire Street and Hale Avenue from ‘residential, triplex and quadruplex (M-1) zone to ‘office (O)’ zone. 3/19/08  4/2/08 
08-23 Amending Ordinance No. 62-19 regarding Municipal Court and Municipal Court Judges to be consistent with the Charter of the City of Harlingen and Chapter 29 of the Texas Government Code.  3/19/08 4/2/08 
08-24  Amending Ordinance No. 62-19 regarding the appointment of the City Attorney and establishment of the duties of the City Attorney to comply with changes to the City Charter adopted in 2006. 3/19/08 4/2/08 
08-25 Establishing the procedures for appointment and duties and responsibilities of the Internal Auditor to comply with changes to the City Charter adopted in 2006. 3/19/08 4/2/08 
08-26 Amending Ordinance No. 08-14 regulating burglar alarms to correct the service fees assessed to $50.00 each for 4-6 alarms. 3/19/08 4/2/08 
08-27 Renew an existing specific use permit (SUP) for George Dawi to allow a bar/lounge (Baloos) in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 1900 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, bearing a legal description of Lot 2, Block 1, Simpson Twins Motel Subdivision. 3/19/08  4/2/08 
08-28 Renew an existing specific use permit (SUP) for Robert Smith to allow a bar/lounge (Rack Daddy’s) in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 1802 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, bearing a legal description of Lot 1, Block 1, Simpson Twins Motel Subdivision.  3/19/08 4/2/08 
08-29 Amending Zoning Ordinance No. 07-27 by adding language relating to bed and breakfast uses in historically significant buildings; amending the on-street parking regulations in residential zones for certain commercial, recreational, and construction vehicles; deleting the bi-ennial Specific Use Permit renewal requirement for bars/lounges; and other minor administrative amendments. 3/19/08  4/2/08 
08-30 Amend Ordinance No. 06-62 and Ordinance No. 07-12 establishing and amending the automated red light enforcement program by adding provisions required by SB 1119. 4/2/08  4/16/08 
08-31 Establishing procedures for placing items on the meeting agendas of the City commission. 4/2/08  4/16/08
08-32 Amend the City of Harlingen Zoning Ordinance (Ord. No. 07-27) by amending the language related to the Downtown Overlay District to require adherence to certain building design and maintenance standards, and clarifying the procedures; and other minor administrative amendments. 4/2/08 4/16/08
08-33 Amending and reducing the “Planned Development (PD)” zoning from 47.467+ acres being 20.757 acres out of Block 187 and 26.170 acres out of Block 189, San Benito Land & Water Company Subdivision which allowed for 158 single family residential lots and a Golf Course, to 23.720 + acres, being 16.094 acres out of Block 187 and 7.625 acres out of Block 189, San Benito Land & Water Company Subdivision to allow for 132 single-family residential lots and a Golf Course on Ed Carey Drive at Morris Road. 4/16/08  5/7/08
08-34 Amending Code of Ordinances of the City of Harlingen Chapter 97, Title 9, Section 97.25 to change the title of “Public Services Director” to “Parks and Recreation Director.” 5/7/08  5/21/08 
08-35 Adopt a City-Wide Policy for Towing Vehicles when the operator of the vehicle either fails to maintain or cannot present proof of financial responsibility required by the State establishing related fees and providing a penalty of not less than $200 or more than $500. 5/7/08 5/21/08 
08-36 Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harlingen Chapter 118, other vehicles for hire, Sections 118.95 – 118.117 Wreckers, providing for additional definitions regarding companies conducting business as a Wrecker Service, the requirements to perform non-consent tows within the City establishing a rotation list for non-consent tows, providing for additional information on applications for a Wrecker license, providing for additional equipment to be carried by licensed wrecker services, providing for prohibition from operation of a licensed wrecker company without certification or re-certification of the vehicles, requiring all wrecker companies to be in compliance with the state’s standard operating procedures and the city’s wrecker ordinance procedures relating thereto and prescribed by the Harlingen Police Department, providing for suspension and revocation of certificate of registration for non-consent tows of a wrecker company for violation of this ordinance providing for inspection, suspension and revocation of an inspection sticker, providing for other general prohibitions and duties of wrecker companies, providing for an administrative appeal process and disposition of violations, providing for a cancellation of a wrecker service call by the Harlingen Police Department, providing for additional criteria relating to the voluntary wrecker rotation list, providing for a fine not to exceed $500.00 for any violation hereof; providing for an effective date, providing for publication, providing for severability, and ordaining other provisions related to the subject matter thereof.  5/7/08  5/21/08
08-37 Amending the Taxi Cab Ordinance Section 117.15 (A)(2), (A)(3) and (A)(6) of the City of Harlingen Code or Ordinances regarding the schedule of transportation services and fares. 5/7/08  5/21/08
08-38 Establishing an Audit Committee, establishing the powers, duties and responsibilities of the Audit Committee, establishing the qualifications, composition, terms and limits and method of appointment of members.  5/21/08  6/4/08
08-39 Specific Use Permit to Joe Garza, Jr. to allow a bar/lounge in a “general retail (GR)” zone located at 830 Morgan Boulevard, bearing a legal description of Lots 21-26, Rio Land Subdivision. 5/21/08  6/4/08 
08-40 Rezoning 20.498+ acres out of Block 8, Stuart Place Subdivision, Survey 41, located at 922 Palm Court Drive, from “ Residential, Single Family (R-1)” Zone to “General Retail (GR)” Zone, subject to amending the future land use plan to reflect “General Retail (GR).”  5/21/08 6/4/08 
08-41 Rezoning Lot 12, Block G, East Park Terrace Addition, located at 1618 E. Van Buren, from “Residential, Single Family (R-1)” Zone to “Residential, Multi-Family (M-2)” Zone. 5/21/08  6/4/08 
08-42     Authorizing the sale of surplus property by Public Auction          06/04/08  06/18/08
08-43 Rezoning a 13.37 acre tract of land out of and part of Sections 43 and 44 of the Cameron County School Land, being a portion of Blocks 22-24, Howard Dixieland Heights Subdivision, being a portion of Blocks 22-25, S.H. Bell Subdivision, and being a portion of Tract 1, Oak Hills Development Corporation located at the intersection of Midland Drive and Haverford Boulevard from ‘planned development (PD)’ zone to ‘residential, multi-family (M-2)’ zone .  06/18/08  07/02/08
08-44 Rezoning Lot 1, Block 1, St. Anthony’s Subdivision, located at 2022 E. Gayle Avenue from ‘multi-family (M-2)’ zone to ‘neighborhood services (NS)’ zone.  06/18/08  07/02/08
08-45 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to David Perez to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 640 Ed Carey Drive, bearing a legal description of Lot 4, Block 1, Southpoint Subdivision Unit 2.  06/18/08  07/02/08
08-46 I ncrease building rental rates for the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium and Casa de Amistad  07/02/08  07/16/08
08-47 Amend Ordinance 00-79 to increase green fees and other charges at Tony Butler Municipal golf Course.  07/16/08  08/06/08
08-48 Amend Ordinance 03-25 to increase 9-hole and 18-hole Twilight rate and All Day Green Fees from Monday through Friday at the Tony Butler Golf Course.   07/16/08   08/06/08
08-49 Rezone 6.869 + acres out of west ¼ of Block 56, Harlingen Land and Water Company Subdivision, located on the south side of Tyler Avenue at 25th Street, from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘general retail (GR)’ zone.  07/16/08  08/06/08
08-50 Specific Use Permit to Raul Rodriguez to allow a parking lot in a ‘residential, multi-family zone (M-2)’ zone located at 1618 E. Van Buren, bearing a legal description of Lot 12, Block G, East Park Terrace Addition  07/16/08  08/06/08
08-51 Specific Use Permit to Clarissa Rama to allow for additional accessory social events type use in addition to the primary bed and breakfast use, located at 1101 E. Taylor Avenue, bearing a legal description of Lots 1, 2 and the West ½ of Lot 3, Block 4, La Quinta Subdivision.  07/16/08  08/06/08
08-52 Specific Use Permit to Benito J. Garcia II to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ classification of zoning located at 2230 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, bearing a legal description of Lot 17R, Block 1, Harlingen Towne Centre Subdivision No. 2  07/16/08  08/06/08
08-53 Repealing Title XI, Chapter 118, Sections 118.01 through 118.14 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harlingen (including Ordinances 68-12, 70-33, 79-52 and 94-75) and amending Title XI, Chapter 118 authorizing and regulating ambulances, emergency medical services, and non-emergency transport services in the City of Harlingen.  08/06/08  08/20/08
08-54 Rezoning 10.00 acres out of the North 10.00 acres of the East 20.00 acres of Block 11, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey No. 139, 297, 298 located at 25470 Beckham Road from ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ zone to ‘light industry (LI)’ zone.  08/06/08  08/20/08
08-55   Abandoning a 0.049 acre of land out of a portion of road right-of-way for Pierce Avenue of the City of Harlingen, according to map of Cameron County Realty Trackage Property, located on Pierce Avenue east of West Street.  08/06/08  08/20/08
08-56 Amendments to the Charter of the City of Harlingen, Texas, such amendments being the establishment of 5 Election Districts and causing the Election of 1 Resident City Commissioner from each Single-Member District –or- the establishment of 3 Election districts and causing the Election Districts and causing the Election of 1 Resident City Commissioner from each of the 3 Single Member Districts and the Election of the remaining 2 Commissioners at Large; establishing an Election Date; Designating polling places for voting precincts; Establishing the Election procedures and deadlines.    8/20/08    SPM 8/26/08
08-57 Amending Chapter 51:  Water and Sewers of the City of Harlingen Code of Ordinances    8/20/08    9/3/08
08-58 Amending the Budget for Fiscal Year October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  Total Budget Revenues will increase to $57,967.442 and Expenditures will increase to $58,526,956.    8/20/08    9/3/08
08-59 Amending the Budget for the City of Harlingen, Texas, for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  Total Budget Revenues will increase to $58,707,442 and expenditures will increase to $59,276,956.   9/3/08           SPM 9/15/08      
08-60 An Ordinance repealing Chapter 50, Section 50.02 heavy or bulky waste; owner responsible for disposal, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harlingen and establishing a new Section 50.02 heavy bulky waste collections to define heavy bulky waste collection services, and repealing Section 50.14, tree limbs, brush trimmings, and the like, collection, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harlingen and establishing a new Section 50.14, to define brush/yard waste collection services and charges, and repealing Section 50.25, service charges prescribed, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harlingen and establishing a new Section 50.25 to establish new service charges for garbage collection of the single family and multi-family (8 units or less) residential category customers at $18.00 per month, and establishing new service charges for garbage collection fees for all commercial category customers of $56.54 per month for 1 pick-up per week, $113.08 per month for 2 pickups per week, $ 169.62 per month  3 pickups per week, $226.16 per month for 4 pickups per week, $282.70 per month for 5 pickups per week, $339.24 per month for 6 pickups per week and $395.78 per month for 7 pickups per week for establishments with 3 cubic containers, increasing the additional per cubic yard monthly collection fee for establishments requiring containers larger than 3 cubic yards and eliminating the $1.00 illegal dumping fee, and repealing Section 50.26, special garbage pick-up rate, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harlingen and establishing a new Section 50.26 to revise the special pick-up collection fees: for establishing an effective date; providing for publication and ordaining other matters relating to the foregoing.   09/03/08   SPM 09/15/08
08-61 An Ordinance fixing the Ad Valorem Tax Rate for Maintenance and Operations for the City of Harlingen, Texas for the calendar year 2008 at $0.437800 per $100.00 dollars valuation; Providing for Publication and Ordaining other matters related to the foregoing.  09/25/08  SPM 09/26/08
08-62 An Ordinance fixing the Ad Valorem Tax Rate for Interest and Sinking Payments for the City of Harlingen, Texas for the calendar year 2008 at $0.152200 per $100.00 dollars valuation; Providing for Publication and Ordaining other matters related to the foregoing.  09/25/08  SPM 09/26/08
08-63 An Ordinance adopting the Revenue and Expenditure Budget for the City of Harlingen, Texas, for the fiscal year Oct. 1, 2008 through Sept. 30, 2009 in the amount of $61,495,221 and $62,118,006 respectively; providing for Publication of the caption of this ordinance and obtaining other matters related to the foregoing.  09/25/08  SPM 09/26/08
08-64 Rezoning 9.91+ acres out of Block 67, David and Stephenson Subdivisions located along Ferree Avenue west of 7th Street from ‘Residential, single family (R-1) to ‘Planned Development (PD)’ zoning to allow for twenty-two residential lots and one lot for storage units.   9/17/08   10/15/08
08-65 Annexation of 1,039 + acres of land comprised of the following:
Tract 1:  A tract of land containing 392 + acres of land generally bounded on the north by Drury Lane and Brennaman Roads, on the east of Stuart Place Road, on the south by Garrett Road and on the west by Baker Potts Roads. Tract 2:  A tract of land containing 647 + acres of land generally bound on the north by Wilson Road, on the west by Altas Palmas Road, on the south by Orange Drive and Queen Sago Drive and on the east by Stuart Place Road.
  11/5/08   11/19/08
08-66 Amending Section VII, Exceptions, Part 1 of Ordinance 03-23, which regulates the sale of Fireworks by providing Section 1.a., which provides exceptions for areas annexed to the City between November 18, 2008 and May 1, 2008.       12/3/08   12/17/08
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