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City of Edinburg
415 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX. 78541
Phone: 956 - 388 -8204
Fax: 956 - 383 - 7111

City Advisory Boards & Committees

General Provisions

  • 32.01 Residence or tax paying status requirements for membership
  • 32.02 Appointment of members; filling vacancy
  • 32.03 Selection of Chairperson
  • 32.04 Creation of Vacancies
  • 32.05 Meetings

General Provisions
32.01 Residence or Tax Paying Status Requirements for Membership.

  • All members of boards, councils, commissions and committees created pursuant to provisions of the charter and ordinances and resolutions of the city shall be residents of the city or nonresident tax-paying property owners of the city but residing within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the city.
  • Any member of a board, council, commission or committee who, after such member's appointment, shall change such member's residence of property status so that such member does not comply with either of the qualifications set out above shall be deemed to have resigned from such board, commission or committee.

(`82 Code, § 2-1) (Ord. 870, passed 5-5-81; Am. Ord. 1728, passed 2-20-96)

32.03 Appointment of Members; Filling Vacancy.

  • Except as otherwise provided by federal law, state constitution, state statute or the city charter, all appointments to boards, councils, commissions and committees of the city shall be made by the City Council.
  • Any vacancy, for whatever reason, in and during the unexpired term of an appointed member of any board, council, commission, or committee of the city shall be filled by the City Council in the same manner as the original appointment.

(`82 Code, § 2-2) (Ord. 870, passed 5-5-81; Am. Ord. 1728, passed 2-20-96)

32.03 Selection of Chairperson

  • All chairpersons of the boards, councils, commissions and committees created pursuant to charter, ordinance or resolution of the city shall be selected by the membership of such board, council, commission or committee, and shall serve in accordance with the rules and bylaws of the respective board, council, commission or committee, and for a term prescribed by such organization.

(`82 Code, § 2-3) (Ord. 870, passed 5-5-81; Am. Ord. 1728, passed 2-20-96)

32.04 Creation of Vacancies

  • If any member of a board, council, commission or committee of the city dies, becomes disabled or resigns, such office or position becomes immediately vacant.
  • Any member of a board, council, commission or committee of the city who shall absent such member's self from as many as three consecutive regular meetings of such board, council, commission or committee on which such member serves shall forfeit such office as member of such organization, and it shall be the duty of the remaining members of such board, council, commission or committee to declare the office vacant and report the same to the City Council; provided, however, if such absence is found by the majority of the members of that board, council, commission or committee to have been occasioned by illness or justified excuse, then such absence shall not constitute a basis for a declaration of vacancy of the office of such member.
  • Any member of a board, council, commission or committee who shall absent such member's self from more than one-third of the meetings of a board, council, commission or committee during one year shall cause such office or position to immediately become vacant.
  • If any board, council, commission or committee of the city shall fail to meet for three consecutive regularly scheduled meetings because there is not a sufficient number of members to constitute a quorum, the City Council may, on its own authority, without a hearing, declare any or all offices or positions of the board, council, commission or committee vacant.

(`82 Code, § 2-4) (Ord. 870, passed 5-5-81; Am. Ord. 1728, passed 2-20-96)

32.05 Meetings

  • All boards, councils, commissions and committees of the city shall meet at least one time each two months at designated times and schedules, and shall report once in writing to City Council promptly following each meeting by either furnishing a copy of the minutes of the meeting to the City Manager or by written report of the activities of the board, council, commission or committee.

(`82 Code, § 2-4.1) (Ord. 870, passed 5-5-81; Am. Ord. 1728, passed 2-20-96)