Ordinances 2010



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
10-01 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
10-02 Specific Use Permit to allow a bar/lounge 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. 1/20/10 2/3/10
10-03 Adding Section 130.06 to Chapter 130 of the Harlingen City Code, as amended; prohibiting the unauthorized use of City Seal or other City Insignia; providing a penalty not to exceed $500.00; providing a savings clause; providing a severability clause; providing an effective date; and providing for publication and ordaining other matters pertaining to the foregoing. 2/3/10 2/17/10
10-04 Calling a Regular Election of the City of Harlingen to be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 between the hours of 7 o’clock a.m. and 7 o’clock p.m. for the purpose of electing one (1) Mayor (at-large) and one (1) Commissioner, District 1 and One (1) Commissioner, District 2; establishing Saturday, February 6, 2010 as the First Day to file for a place on the ballot and for the declaration of write-in candidacy; providing for a filing deadline of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2010 and March 15, 2010 as the last day for a write-in candidate to declare candidacy; designating the election precincts and polling places; providing for appointment of a presiding judge and alternate presiding judge and clerks for each polling place; adopting the use of paper ballots for Election Day and for Early Voting by personal appearance beginning Monday, April 26, 2010 and ending on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 (including two (2) 12-hour days of voting as required by law); adopting the use of paper ballots for Early Voting by mail:  adopting a form of ballot; providing for canvassing of election results; ordering publication and posting of notice of such election; and ordaining other matters related to the foregoing. 2/3/10 2/17/10
10-5 Rezoning from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to general retail (GR)’ zone for Blocks 1 and 3, the southern 2.64 acres out of Block 4 and the southern 2.08 acres of Block 5, Howard Dixieland Heights Subdivision No. 1; rezoning from ‘not designated (N) zone to ‘mobile home (MH)’ zone for Blocks 12-14, Howard Dixieland Heights No. 1 (Dixieland Manor Mobile Home Park “A”) Unit No. 2; and rezoning from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘residential, multi-family (M-2)’ zone for Blocks 15 and 16, Howard Dixieland Heights Subdivision No. 1, all tracts generally located at the southwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Dixieland Road. 2/17/10 3/3/10
10-6 Specific Use permit (SUP) to allow an adult business (liquor store) in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 101 N. Stuart Place Road, Suite F, bearing a legal description of Lot 2, Block 1, Los Tres Compadres Subdivision. 2/17/10 3/3/10
10-7 Adding provisions composed of Sections 31.001 through 32.005 to Chapter 32 of the Harlingen City Code, as amended; providing general provisions for City Boards; providing for limitation on board membership; providing that City board members shall serve without compensation; providing that City board shall comply with the Texas Open Meetings Act; providing for removal of board members; providing a savings clause; providing a severability clause; and providing an effective date. 2/17/10 3/3/10
10-8 Amending Ordinance No. 09-35; establishing new qualifications for membership on the Board of Directors for the Convention and Visitors Bureau; providing a savings clause; providing for a severability clause; and providing an effective date. 2/17/10 3/3/10
10-9 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow a bar/lounge in a “general retail (GR)” zone located at 217 ½ Rangerville Road, bearing a legal description of Lot 1 Block 1, Cosme Flores Subdivision. 3/17/10 4/7/10
10-10 Amend the Zoning Ordinance (No. 07-27), Section 15.07 with regards to the prohibition of bar/lounges, late hours alcohol permits (midnight-2 a.m) and the current 100 foot spacing requirement between bars/lounges in Harlingen’s Downtown Overlay District . 4/21/10 Sp. Mtg.
5/10/10
10-11 Issue a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (Gr)’ zone located at 610 Lewis Lane, Suite B bearing a legal description of 0.96 acres out of Block 2, Lewis Subdivision. 4/21/10 Sp. Mtg.
5/10/10
10-12 Issue a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow two storage buildings in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone located at 1208 S. Commerce, bearing a legal description of Lot 3, and W1/2 of Lot 4, Block 3, Arroyo Industrial Subdivision. 4/21/10 Sp. Mtg.
5/10/10
10-13 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘light industry (LI)’ zone located at 1510 N. Commerce, bearing a legal description of Lot 1, Block 1, Casa Blanca Subdivision. 5/19/10 6/02/10
10-14 Allow an adult business (retail liquor store) in a ‘general retail (GR)” zone, located at 621 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, bearing a legal description of M-L Sunshine Strip Subdivision, Lot 1, Block 1 . 5/19/10 6/02/10
10-15 Designate a “No Parking” zone on the east and west side of 6th Street between Harrison Avenue and Tyler Avenue. 5/19/10 6/02/10
10-16 Designate a “No Parking” zone on the east and west side of 5th Street between Tyler Avenue and Polk Avenue and 40 feet of the southwest corner of Tyler Avenue. 5/19/10 6/02/10
10-17 Designate a “No Parking” zone on the northwest corner of 3rd Street and Monroe Avenue. 5/19/10 6/02/10
10-18 Designate a “No Parking” zone on the north side of Pease Street from Ed Carey Drive to Treasure Hills Boulevard and the south side of Pease Street from Ed Carey Drive to South Caroline Avenue. 5/19/10 6/02/10
10-19 Repeal Ordinance No. 99-15 removing a school zone located at 514 “E” Street. 5/19/10 6/02/10
10-20 Amending the City of Harlingen Zoning Ordinance Section 12 (sign regulations) with regards to portable signs, banner signs, the maximum available signage on a property, the City’s sign permitting requirements, and other minor administrative amendments. 5/19/10 6/02/10
10-21 Designating surplus personal property of the City and authorizing the sale of such surplus personal property by Public Auction to be held on July 24, 2010. 6/2/10 6/16/10
10-22 Creating a City of Harlingen Veterans Advisory Board 6/2/10 6/16/10
10-23 Authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of ‘City of Harlingen, Texas Combination Tax and Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2010; securing the payment thereof by authorizing the levy of an annual ad valorem tax and a pledge of certain surplus revenues of the City’s Tony Butler Golf Course:  and approving and authorizing the execution of a paying agent/registrar agreement, a purchase contract, an official statement and all other instruments and procedures related thereto. 6/16/10 7/7/10
10.24 Authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of “City of Harlingen, Texas General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2010”; securing the payment thereof by authorizing the levy of an annual and ad valorem tax; and approving and authorizing a paying agent/registrar agreement, an escrow agreement, a purchase contract, an official statement, and all other instruments and procedures related thereto. 6/16/10 7/7/10
10-25 Rezoning from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ zone for Lot 1, Block 1, Deane Subdivision; Lots 1-3, Juan Cantu Subdivision; Lots 1-9 Patwin Subdivision; Lots 1-4, Block 1, Sarita-Rico Subdivision; Lots 1-16, Weston Oaks Subdivision; 1.561 acres out of Dale Hulings Tract 1: 1.561 acres out of Dale Hulings Tract 2; Blocks 1 and 2; 5.845 acres out of Block 3; 12.513 acres out of Block 6; 6.33 acres out of Block 8, 6.7 acres out of Block 9, Valley Groves Subdivision; 0.510 acres out of the East 10 acres of the Northeast 20 acres of Tract C., L.L. Adams survey No. 140 Subdivision; and 10.0 acres out of the West 10 acres of the Northeast 20 acres out of L.L. Adams Survey No. 140 Subdivision; all tracts generally located south of Wilson Road and west of Stuart Place Road. 6/16/10 7/7/10
10-26 Designate a “no parking” zone located at 910 E. Tyler Avenue. 6/16/10 7/7/10
10-27 Reduce the traffic lanes from three lanes to two lanes on Van Buren Avenue from Commerce Street to 1st Street. 6/16/10 7/7/10
10-28 Reconfigure “A” Street from Van Buren Avenue to Monroe Avenue from a two-way directional street to a one-way directional street. 6/16/10 7/7/10
10-29 Create a Senior Citizens Advisory Board. 6/16/10 7/7/10
10-30 Amending the Specific Use Permit (SUP) to Daniel Menchaca for 610 Lewis Lane Suite “B” to allow the expansion of the bar/lounge to include Suite “A”, bearing a legal description of 0.96 acres out of Block 2, Lewis Subdivision located at 610 Lewis Lane. 7/7/10 7/21/10
10-31 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone, located at 703 Ed Carey Drive, bearing a legal description of Harlingen-Clyde Wallace Subdivision Lot 1, 1.0330 acres. 7/7/10 7/21/10
10-32 Rezoning from “not designated (N)” zone to ‘residential, mobile home (MH)’ zone for a 3.28 acre tract of land out of a certain 5.82 acre tract out of Block 36, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 139/297/298; and Lots 9-70, Pines Subdivision; rezone from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ zone for Lots 1-10, Gutierrez Estates Subdivision; Lots 1-4, Heritage Estates Subdivision; 0.628 acres out of Block 4, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 297; 1.88 acres out of Block 1, Stuart Place Survey 297; 2.506 acres out of Lot 4, Block 1, Stuart Place Survey 42/297; 0.50 acre out of the north 10.92 acres of Block 1, Stuart Place Survey 42/297; 1.47 acres out of Lot 3, Block 1, Stuart Place Survey 42/297; 0.50 acre out of Lot 5, Block 1, Stuart Place Survey 42/297; 1.47 acres out of Lot 2, Block 1, Stuart Place Survey 42/297; 2.47 acres out of Part of the North 10.92 acres of Block 1, Stuart Place Survey 42/297; 1.0 acre out of the north 10.92 acres out of Block 1, Stuart Place Survey 42/297; 15.547 acres out of Block 36, Stuart Place Survey 139/297/298; the southeast 15.68 acres out of Block 36, Stuart Place Survey 139/297/298; Lots 1 and 2, Mattei Subdivision; and 4.63 acres out of Block 37, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 139/297/298; 2.0 acres out of Block 9, Resubdivision of Block 2 Stuart Place Survey 297; 2.95 acres out of the Northeast 5.85 acres of Block 36, Stuart Place Survey 139/297/298; 5.98 acres out of Block 9, Stuart Place Survey 297; and .18 acres out of Block 2, Stuart Place Survey 297, and rezone the following properties from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘general retail (GR)’ zone for the north 2.0 acres out of Lots 1 and 2, Stuart Place Subdivision Survey 297; 1.975 acres out of Block 9, Stuart Place Survey 297; 2.54 acres out of a certain 5.82 acre tract out of Block 36, Stuart Place Survey 139/297/298; Lots 1-8, Pines Subdivision, the north 400 ft. (2.80 acres ±) out of the northeast 5.85 acres out of Block 36, Stuart Place Survey 139/297/298; the north 400 ft. (7.12 acres) out of Block 37, Stuart Place Survey 139/297/298; the north 400 ft. (2.0 acres ±) out of Resubdivision of Block 2, Stuart Place Survey 297; Lot 1, Block 1, Cleo’s Subdivision; the North 400 ft. (1.6 ± acres) out of a 7.58 acre tract out of Block 9, Stuart Place Survey 297; 0.41 acre out of Block 2, Stuart Place Survey 297; and 0.37 acres out of Block 1, Stuart Place Survey 297; all properties generally located between Business 83 and Garrett Road from Stuart Place Road to Beckham Road 7/1/10 7/21/10
10-33 Rezoning from ‘not designated (N)’ zone to ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ zone for a 0.953 acres tract of land situated in and part of Block 120, Harlingen Land and Water Company Subdivision, located at the northeast corner of Vinson Avenue and 7th Street. 7/7/10 7/21/10
10-34 Amending the City’s Budget for fiscal year 2009-10. 7/7/10 7/21/10
10-35 Amending Section 15.07 of the Zoning Ordinance with regards to the 100-foot spacing requirements between bar/lounges in Harlingen’s Downtown District Overlay. 7/21/10 8/4/10
10-36 Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow a bar/lounge in a ‘general retail (GR)’ zone, located at 209 South “C” Street, bearing a legal description of Harlingen Original Townsite, Lot 1, Block 67. 7/21/10 8/4/10
10-37 Nominating Dish Network L.L.C. as a Designated Enterprise Project in the City of Harlingen, Texas. 8/4/10 8/18/10
10-38 Amending the City budget for the fiscal year October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010 to add a captain position in the Harlingen Police Department, which increases the number of captain positions to four with no impact to the budget. 8/4/10 8/18/1 0
10-39 Renew a Specific Use Permit (SUP) to allow for additional accessory social type event use in addition to the primary bed and breakfast use in a ‘residential, single family (R-1)’ zone 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. 8/18/10 9/1/10
10-40 Amend Ordinance Nos. 02-48, 04-85, 06-49 and 08-19 and Title XI.  Business Regulations, Chapter 111 Food and Food Establishments, Section 111.02, 111.03, 111.04, 111.06, 111.08, 111.09, 111.11, 111.14, 111.15, 111.16 and 111.17 of Chapter 111 of the Harlingen city code; requiring a permit for a temporary food vendor; providing for a maximum number of temporary food vendors permits to be issued during a calendar year per temporary vendor and per temporary vendor location; providing for compliance with laws prior to issue of temporary food vendor permit; providing for permit fees for food handler and temporary food vendor permits; providing for posting of temporary food vendor permits. 8/18/10 9/1/10
10-41 Designate a “No Parking” zone located at the northwest corner of ‘76’ Drive and Jefferson Avenue. 9/1/10 9/15/10
10-42 Designate a “No Parking” zone located at 1500 West Harrison Avenue. 9/1/10 9/15/10
10-43 Designate a “No Parking” zone located on both sides of West Avenue between Tyler Avenue and Harrison Avenue. 9/1/10 9/15/10
10-44 Adopt the 2010-11 fiscal year budget. 9/1/10 9/15/10
10-45 Adopt the 2010 ad valorem tax rate for maintenance and operation for the fiscal year 2010-11. 9/1/10 9/15/10
10-46 Adopt the 2010 ad valorem tax rate for interest and sinking for the fiscal year 2010-11. 9/1/10 9/15/10
10-47 Amend Section 97.50 of the Chapter 97 of the Harlingen City Code and providing that qualified Golf Course Advisory Board members may serve more than one 3-year term. 9/15/10 10/06/10
10-48 Amend Section 97.65 of the Chapter 97 of the Harlingen City code and providing that qualified Tennis Advisory Board members may serve more than one 3-year term. 9/15/10 10/06/10
10-49 Prohibit the use of hand-held mobile telephone to engage in a call or the use of mobile communication device to send, read, or create a text message while operating a motor vehicle in an active school zone; 2) provide defenses; 3) provide signage requirements; 4) provide for enforcement; and 5) provide a penalty of $200. 9/15/10 10/06/10
10-50 Require certain City boards to meet and conduct every other regular meeting of its members after 5:30 p.m. on any weekday or at a reasonable time on weekends to increase public participation and attendance at city board meetings. 9/15/10 10/06/10
10-51

Authorizing the issuance and delivery of the City of Harlingen, Texas Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2010A; Authorizing the execution of a bond purchase agreement and paying agent/registrar agreement; approving an official statement; and pledging the Revenues of the City’s Waterworks and Sewer System to the payment of the principal and interest on said bonds.

n/a 10/06/10
10-52 Authorizing the issuance and delivery of the City of Harlingen, Texas Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2010B for the purpose of refunding all of the City’s outstanding Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Bonds, Series 2000 and Waterworks and Sewer System Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2003; authorizing the execution of a Bond purchase agreement and Escrow agreement; approving an official statement; and pledging the revenues of the City’s Waterworks and Sewer System to the payment of the principal and interest on said bonds. n/a 10/06/10
10-53 Amending Section 97.21 of Chapter 97 of the Harlingen City Code, as amended, and providing that qualified Parks and Recreation Advisory Board members may serve more than one 3-year term. 10/06/10 10/20/10
10-54 Amending the Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 07-27) of the City of Harlingen:  Rezoning from “Residential, Patio Home (RPH)” Zone for Lot 1, Block 1, the Fountain View Village Subdivision located at the northeast corner of Davis Avenue and Shadowbrook Circle. 11/17/10 12/01/10
10-55 Abandoning public utility easements for alleys and utilities and abandoning a public road dedication on a 59.741 acre tract of land out of Motel Park Subdivision, and waiving the fair market value purchase price for purposes of economic development. 12/01/10 12/15/10
10-56 Establishing a curfew for minors under the age of seventeen years of age to prohibit being in any public place during certain night time hours; providing definitions; providing defenses; providing an enforcement procedure; establishing criminal penalties for a violation; providing a severability clause; providing a savings clause; providing for publication. 12/01/10 12/15/10

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