The Board of Commissioners of the City of Pharr met for a regular meeting on Monday, October 17, 2022, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights:
City Announces Sales Tax Collection Report for October 2022
Pharr Interim City Manager Anali Alanis announced that the City of Pharr Sales Tax Collection Report for October 2022 shows an increase of 10.22% year-to-date true growth compared to the same period last year (2021) and 14.97% compared to last October 2021 payments.
City Proclaims November 7-11, 2022 as Municipal Court Week
The Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring November 7-11, 2022 as Municipal Court Week. The City of Pharr joins municipal courts, city councils, and communities throughout Texas in showing appreciation for the dedicated municipal judges, court clerks, court administrators, prosecutors, bailiffs, and warrant officers who comprise the Texas municipal courts. The City of Pharr recognizes how much municipal courts do, and acknowledges the important role that local courts and their personnel play in the criminal justice system and the larger community. City of Pharr Municipal Court Judge Juan Villescas and municipal court staff were present to accept the proclamation.
City Declares October 17-21, 2022 as Chamber of Commerce Week
The Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring October 17-21, 2022 as Chamber of Commerce Week. This week recognizes the more than 600 local chambers of commerce in Texas that provide a critical link in the communities they serve by fostering a vibrant business environment, promoting local projects, and paving the way for small businesses to thrive. The commission acknowledged the important role of the chamber to the local business community. Throughout the past year, the Greater Pharr Chamber of Commerce has hosted local and regional events, workshops and seminars, provided assistance to numerous businesses considering locating to our community, handled a variety of workforce-related issues, held job fairs, networking events, vendor markets, and more to promote small businesses, as well as educational events. The proclamation was accepted by Marcela Beas, President of the Pharr Greater Chamber of Commerce, along with board members and business members.
City Extends Interlocal Agreement for the PSJA
Tri-City Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project
The Pharr City Commission approved Amendment No. 1 to the Interlocal Agreement with the City of Alamo, City of San Juan, and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) Independent School District for the PSJA Tri-City Pedestrian Safety Improvements Project Phase I. The interlocal agreement (ILA) with the City of San Juan, City of Alamo and PSJA ISD expired on July 14, 2022. Amendment No. 1 extends the ILA for an additional three (3) years for a new expiration date of July 14, 2025.
City Renews Agreement with the Pharr Community Theatre FY2022-2023
The Pharr City Commission approved the renewal of the agreement between the City of Pharr and the Pharr Community Theatre for the Fiscal Year 2022-2023.
City Approves MOU between Hidalgo PD and Pharr PD over Jurisdictional and Interagency Support
The Pharr City Commission approved a Memorandum of Understanding between Hidalgo Police Department and Pharr Police Department over Jurisdictional and Interagency Support. This partnership is intended to outline each department’s responsibility regarding Valley View ISD Schools in both cities. The Hidalgo Police Department has agreed to provide School Resource Officers for Valley View Schools within Pharr jurisdiction. The Hidalgo Police Department has agreed to continue with jurisdiction of all areas outside of school property.
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