Ordinances 2009
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
09-01
                   
Establishing a ninety (90) day moratorium within the city limits of Harlingen on the placement of any new animated signs, pennant signs, flags except those with a non-commercial message or intent, and all other signs which revolve, rotate, whirl, spin, or otherwise make use of motion to attract attention, in order to allow the city time to investigate the impacts of such signs and possibly amend the city’s signs regulations. 12/17/08  1/7/09             
09-02
Amending the Revenue and Expenditures budget for the City of Harlingen, Texas, for the Fiscal Year October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.  Total Budget revenues will increase to $61,627,121 and total budget expenditures will increase to $62,528,306 respectively.
1/7/09 1/21/09
09-03 Amend the existing Specific Use Permit #08-16 issued to Juan Antonio Abundiz for property located at 505 South “M” Street bearing a legal description of Lots 1 thru 3, Block 12, Southwest Harlingen Subdivision. 01/21/09 02/04/09
09-.04 Grant a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 830 Morgan Boulevard, bearing a legal description of Lots 21 through 26, Rio Land Subdivision.  Applicant:  Adrian Duenez 02/18/09 03/04/09
09-05 Ordering a City General Election to elect five (5) City Commissioners, one each for District 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 on May 9, 2009 establishing polling places and procedures and designating the hours for early voting including weekend early voting. 02/18/09 03/04/09
09-06 Abandon a 20 ft. alley described as 0.138 of one acre being a 20 ft. alleyway within Block 81, Harlingen Original Townsite, located between Tyler and Harrison Streets and between 1st and 2nd Streets. 03/04/09 03/18/09
09-07 An ordinance amending the zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 07-27) of the COH to issue a one year specific permit to Ismael Alcazar to allow a bar/lounge in a “General Retail (GR)” classification of zoning located at 217-1/2 Rangerville Road, bearing a legal description of Lot 1, Block 1, Cosme Flores Subdivision, subject to providing surveillance video on the parking lot; providing a licensed security officer in the parking lot on all Fridays and Saturdays between 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. and re-stripping parking lot to accommodate the required parking spaces; and ordaining other matters related to the forgoing 3/18/09 4/1/09
09-08 An ordinance amending the COH Zoning Ordinance by increasing the commercial landscaping requirement from eight (8) percent to ten (10) percent of gross land area. 3/18/09 4/1/09
09-09 Accepting Certification of Unopposed Candidate for District 4 and declaring that the election in District 4 scheduled for May 9, 2009 is canceled and declaring Jerry Prepejchal, Jr. as an elected official in District 4. 4/1/09 4/15/09
09-10 Correlate Single Member Districts to respective Places for the purposes of Board appointments and providing that in the event of a runoff election, the incumbent City Commissioner running for that District’s position will continue to serve on the City Commission until the complete election runoff process has been completed.  4/15/09 5/06/09
09-11 Amend the City’s budget for fiscal year 2008-2009 for mid-year. 4/115/09 5/06/09
09-12 Approve a budget amendment (#1) for the re-appropriation of Unexpended Project, Purchase and Contract budget carryover from FY 07-08 for the Harlingen Waterworks System. 4/15/09 5/06/09
09-13 Consider and take action to adopt ordinance on final reading amending the existing sign ordinance and sign regulations. 4/15/09 5/06/09
09-14 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Janice Hahn-Robinson to allow an assisted living facility in a ‘residential, single family (R-1) zone located at 2509 Clifford Drive, bearing a legal description of Lot 2, Block 1, Treasure Hills Subdivision Unit 1. 5/06/09 5/20/09
09-15 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow nursing homes in a ‘residential, multi-family (M-2)’ zone located approximately 540 ft. each of Whalen Road on the south of Haine Drive, bearing a legal description of the North 5 acres of Lot 11, and 9.697 acres of Lot 12, Block 147, San Benito Land & Water Company 5/20/09 6/3/09
09-16 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Edward Sokolosky to allow a dance/reception hall (where alcohol is permitted) in a general retail (GR)’ zone located at 301 E. Jackson Avenue, bearing a legal description of the West 15 ft. of Lot 22, all of Lots 23 & 24, Block 49, Harlingen Original Townsite. 5/20/09 6/3/09
09-17 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Eric J. Limas to allow an adult business (tattoo parlor) in a general retail (GR)’ zone, located at 1602 E. Harrison Avenue, Suite B, bearing a legal description of Lot 7, Block 2, Windsor Place. 5/20/09 6/3/09
09-18

Rezoning the following properties from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ zone.

Lots 1 thru 24, Block 1 and Lots 1 thru 32, Block 2, Nueces Park Subdivision, Lots 1A thru 1H and Lots 2 thru 48, Valley Estates No. III; Lots 1 thru 19, Block 1; Lots 1 thru 27, Block 2; Lots 1, 51 thru 55, 69 and 70, Block 3; Lot 1, Block 4 and the remaining tract of the East 41.08 acres of Stuart Place Resort Section 1 and Reserve; Lots 28 thru 32, Block 2; and Lots 2 thru 13, and 46 thru 50, Block 50, Block 3; Lots 2 thru 4, Block 4, Stuart Place Resort Section II and Lots 1 thru 34, Block 1; Lots 1 thru 11, Block 2; Lots 1 thru 12, Block 3; and Lots 1 thru 4, Stuart Place Resort Section III; and Lots 1 thru 15, Block 1 and Lots 1 thru 20, Block 2, Valley Estates; and 2.54 acres out of Block 3, Stuart Place Survey 138; and rezone the following properties from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘general retail (GR)’ zone:  1.56 acres out of Tract D, LL Adams Survey 140; and Lots 11 and 49, Valley Estates No. III; 0.750± acre out of Block 3, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 138 and 0.653 acre out of the North 22.62 acres of Block 3, Stuart Place Survey 138; All properties generally located on the west side of Stuart Place Road between Queen Sago Drive and Wilson Road.
5/20/09 6/3/09
09-19 Designating Surplus Personal Property of the City and authorizing the sale of such surplus personal property by public auction to be held on July 25, 2009. 6/3/09 6/15/09
09-20 Specific Use Permit to Margaret George to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ classification o zoning located at 115 E. Harrison, bearing a legal description of Lots 17 & 18, Block 70 Harlingen Original Townsite. 07/01/09 7/15/09
09-21 Specific Use Permit to Selvin Garcia to allow a bar/lounge in a light industry (LI)’ zone, located at 535 N. Commerce bearing a legal description of 0.1880 acres out of Harlingen Townsite. 07/15/09 08/05/09
09-22 Annexing all of Pelican’s Landing Estates Phase 1, being a 43.535 + ace tract of land being all of Block 100 3.50 acres out of Block 99, Wilson Tract Subdivision located on the north side of Wilson Road west of Stuart Place Road and establishing the initial zoning to ‘residential, single-family (R-1)’. 08/05/09 08/19/09
09-23 Amending Section II, 1.1 Qualifications of Ordinance No. 08-24 regarding residency requirements for City Attorney. 08/05/09 08/19/09
09-24 Amending in its entirety Chapter 31 of the City of Harlingen, Texas Code of Ordinances, which regulates the appointment, qualifications, powers, and duties of certain City officials 08/05/09 08/19/09
09-25 Designating a “No Parking Loading Zone” at 801 W. Filmore . 08/19/09 09/02/09
09-26 Approving the negotiated resolution between the City of Harlingen and Texas Gas Service Company for the implementation of new rates for gas service in its Rio Grande Valley service territory. 08/19/09 09/02/09
09-27 Adopting the City’s budget for fiscal year 2009-10. 09/2/09 09/16/09
09-28 Adopting the 2009 Ad Valorem Tax Rate for Maintenance and Operation for fiscal year 2009-10. 09/2/09 09/16/09
09-29 Adopting the 2009 Ad Valorem Tax Rate for Interest and Sinking for fiscal year 2009-10. 09/2/09 09/16/09
09-30 Amending the Annual Special Assessment levied on properties in the Harlingen Downtown Improvement District for the upcoming and last year of assessment under the current ordinance (Ord. #05-16) beginning October 1, 2009. 09/16/09 09/22/09
09-31 Repealing Ordinances 89-13, 02-101, and 08-66, amending section III of Ordinance 03-23 regarding age and providing for an exception regarding age set out in Section VII and repealing in its entirety and replacing Section VII, exceptions, of Ordinance 03-23, which regulates the sale of Fireworks, which provides that permanent and portable fireworks vending buildings or facilities operating in the areas annexed to the City as of November 18, 2008 may continue to operate subject to meeting specific conditions, allowing for transportation of fireworks under certain conditions, providing for forfeiture of fireworks retail sales under certain conditions, providing for insurance, providing for wholesale sales, providing for public fireworks displays under certain conditions, and providing for publication. 09/16/09 10/07/09
09-32 Repealing Chapter 50, Section 50.25:   Service charges prescribed, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Harlingen and establishing a new Section 50.25, to allow commercial rates for residential customers with 8 units or more sharing a container. 09/16/09 10/07/09
09-33 Designating a “No Parking” zone on Pierce Avenue beginning 148 feet east of the intersection of “F” Street to Second Street on both sides of the street and along the traffic medians. 10/7/09 10/28/09
09-34 Issue a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow an adult business (Pokey’s Planet) in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 1111 and 1113 W. Tyler Avenue. 10/28/09 11/4/09
09-35 Bringing the Convention and Visitors Bureau into the City of Harlingen as a department on January 4, 2010 and establishing a Board of Directors and the criteria for membership on the Board. 11/18/09 12/02/09
09-36 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow an open-air business in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 712 N. 77 Sunshine Strip. 11/18/09 12/02/09
09-37 Rezoning the east 17.8 ft. of Lot 24 and all of Lot 25, West City View Heights Subdivision from ‘office (O)’ zone to ‘general retail (GR)’ zone, located at 725 W. Markowsky Avenue. 11/18/09 12/02/09
09-38 Rezoning Lots 1-8, Treasure Lake Subdivision Mobile Home Park “B” from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘residential, mobile home (MH)’ zone. 12/2/09 12/16/09
09-39 Rezoning 5.0 acres out of Block 57, San Benito Land and Water Company Subdivision from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ zone. 12/2/09 12/16/09
09-40 Specific Use Permit (renewal) to allow a bar/lounge 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. 12/2/09 12/16/09
09-41 Specific Use Permit to allow a portable building to sell fireworks during the fireworks season located at 8101 W. Business 83, bearing a legal description of 1.0 acres out of Block 8, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 298 12/2/09 12/16/09
09-42 Specific Use Permit to allow a portable building to sell fireworks during the fireworks season located at 6901 W. Business 83, bearing a legal description of .3775 acres out of Block 1, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 297. 12/2/09 12/16/09
09-43 Amending Ordinance 08-45 regarding the Municipal Auditorium/Casa de Amistad rental agreement to require all parties hosting or presenting ticketed events in either facility to utilize the in-house ticketing system. 12/2/09 12/16/09

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