With their new executive director, Plinio “Joey” Treviño, beginning his first week officially on the job, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, starting at noon on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, will take up a full agenda of key issues when they hold their regular monthly meeting at Edinburg City Hall.

Familiar names and prospective new projects will be reviewed and acted upon by the five-member governing board of the Edinburg EDC, including the following items:

• Presentation by Mr. Ron Garza, Executive Director for the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, regarding the Edinburg Transit Facility project;

• Presentation update by Mr. Todd Gilliland, Project Director for Burns Brothers, Ltd., regarding La Sienna Sales Tax Reimbursement Agreement;

• Discuss and consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into an Inter-Local Agreement with the City of Edinburg for Joint Use and Development of Memorial/Eisenhower Sports Complex;

• Discuss and consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a Development Agreement with Ed Payne Motors, Inc; and

• Discuss and consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a Research Agreement with Innovation-Based Learning Institute.

The Edinburg EDC is the jobs-creation arm of Mayor Richard Molina, Mayor Pro-Tem David Torres, Councilmember Homer Jasso, Jr., Councilmember Gilbert Enríquez, and Councilmember Jorge Salinas.

The Edinburg EDC Board of Directors is comprised of City Councilmember Gilbert Enríquez as President, Edinburg School Board Trustee Miguel “Mike” Farías as Vice-President, Isael Posadas, P.E., as Secretary/Treasurer, and Julio César Carranza and Noé Sauceda, Ph.D. as Members.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the Council Chamber, located on the first floor of Edinburg City Hall, 415 W. University Drive.

Treviño, whose extensive credentials include many achievements in public service and in private enterprise, was hired by the Edinburg EDC Board of Directors on Friday, February 16, 2018, with Monday, February 26, 2018 being the first day in his influential leadership role for the city.

Treviño has previously served as Mayor Pro-Tem and City Commissioner from 2009 to 2012 in Harlingen, where he led the negotiations and approval for the Bass Pro Shop Major Retail Development.

His many years of experience in economic development also include successful roles as the Executive Director of the Weslaco Economic Development Corporation, and most recently as the South Texas Director of Business Development for Raba Kistner Consultants.

In addition, Treviño has municipality experience having served as the Director of the Planning and Code Enforcement Division for the City of Weslaco.

He has also served on numerous boards and committees. He is currently active in the Red Cross South Texas Chapter, VIDA (Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement), RGV LEAD, and the Rio Grande Valley Partnership.

 

AGENDA FOR EDINBURG EDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

 

The Texas Open Meetings Act is detailed in Chapter 551 of the Government Code. It states that governmental bodies must hold open meetings unless there is an authorized reason for a closed session, also known as an executive session.

 

The agenda for the Edinburg EDC Board of Directors meeting for Tuesday, February 27, 2018, follows:

 

Open Session

 

• Call meeting to order

• Roll Call and Certification of Posting of Meeting

• Consider approval of Board of Director’s Minutes for January 23, 2018, January 31, 2018, and February 16, 2018 Board Meetings

• Presentation by Mr. Ron Garza, Executive Director for the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council, regarding the Edinburg Transit Facility project

• Presentation update by Mr. Todd Gilliland, Project Director for Burns Brothers, Ltd., regarding La Sienna Sales Tax Reimbursement Agreement

• Discuss and consider authorizing the Executive Director to hire a forensic auditor to audit transactions for the last three years

• Discuss and consider approval of sponsorship for the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District Baseball Program for the All American Baseball Classic

• Discuss and consider approval of a sponsorship for the Greater McAllen Association of Realtors annual TR Leadership Update Mega Regional Meeting

• Discuss and consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a Research Agreement with Innovation-Based Learning Institute

• Discuss and consider approval of a Travel Policy for the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation’s Personnel Compensation Plan for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

• Discuss the Amended Development Agreement with Fiesta Nissan, Inc.

• Discussion and possible action regarding the Development Agreement with Grindstone

• Discuss and consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a Development Agreement with First Hartford Realty

• Discuss and consider possible action regarding the Lease Agreement and Option to Purchase wth Nu-Co Tool, Inc.

• Discuss and consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into an Inter-Local Agreement with the City of Edinburg for Joint Use and Development of Memorial/Eisenhower Sports Complex

• Discuss and consider authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a Development Agreement with Ed Payne Motors, Inc.

 

Executive Session

• Deliberate the offers of financial or other incentives to business prospects.

• Deliberate authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a Development Agreement with First Hartford Realty.

• Deliberate authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a Development Agreement with Ed Payne Motors, Inc.

• Deliberate authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a Development Agreement with GRH Investments, LLC.

• Deliberate authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a Development Agreement with Oceangate

• Deliberate authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a Development Agreement with 3-0 Ranch Edinburg/RGC Properties, LLC.

• Deliberate authorizing the Executive Director to enter into a Development Agreement with Fazil, LLC.

• Consultation with Attorney