CITY OF PALMVIEW

TEXAS

ORDER OF SPECIAL ELECTION FOR MUNICIPALITIES

 

An election is hereby ordered to be held on November 7, 2023, for the purpose of voting on:

 

PROPOSITION A: Amend Palmview City Charter Sections 3.03, Subsections (A) and (C), and Section 3.11, Subsection (C):

 

Section 3.03 Composition; Eligibility; Election and Terms.

(A) Composition. There shall be a City Council composed of the Mayor and five (5)  four

(4) Council members after the May 2024 elections; previously five (5) Council members with Place 5 being eliminated post-May 2024 elections Council members;. the

The Council members shall be elected by the voters of the City at large, by place, and the Mayor shall be elected as provided in subsection (C) of this Section and in Section 3.03.

 

(C) Election and Terms. Council members shall be elected to serve staggered four (4) year terms in municipal elections held every even year. At the first election under this Charter, candidates receiving a majority of votes for Place 1; and Place 3, and Place 5 City Council seats shall be elected to serve four (4) year terms. At the second municipal election held under this Charter, candidates receiving a majority of votes for Mayor, Place 2, and Place 4 shall be elected to serve four (4) year terms.

 

Section 3.11 Procedure.

(C) Quorum. A quorum shall consist of four (4) members: Mayor and three (3) Councilmembers, or four (4) Council members. After the May 2024 elections, a quorum shall consist of three (3) members: Mayor and two (2) Council members, or three (3) Council members. A quorum of the City Council must be present at the start of each City Council meeting. Should the City Council at any meeting lose a quorum, the fact may be raised by any City Councilmember, at which time the City Council may continue its meeting, however, no action or ordinance requiring a vote may be taken or passed. Voting, except on procedural motions, shall be by roll call and the ayes and nays shall be recorded in the journal. No action of the City Council, shall be valid or binding unless adopted by the affirmative vote of a majority of the quorum of the City Council present and voting. The Mayor may vote only in case of a tie. The Mayor may vote on all matters.

 

PROPOSITION B: Amend Palmview City Charter Section 4.01, Subsection (E):

 

(E) The City Manager serves at the pleasure of the City Council. The City Council may elect to negotiate and by majority vote provide the City Manager an employment contract. The City Council may by affirmative vote of the majority of the full City Council adopt a resolution removing the City Manager from office during a regular meeting. The action of the City Council in removing the City Manager shall be final, it being the intention of this Charter to vest all authority and fix all responsibility for such removal in the City Council.

 

PROPOSITION C: Amend Palmview City Charter Section 4.05, Subsections (A):

 

(A) There is hereby established a court designated the Municipal Court of the City of Palmview. The Court shall consist of one (1) Presiding Judge and two (2) Associate Judges. At least one Municipal Court Judge must be an attorney licensed to practice by the State Bar of Texas. Collectively referred to as Judge.

 

PROPOSITION D: Amend Palmview City Charter Section 5.05, Subsection (C):

 

(C) The City Council shall adopt the budget on or before the fifteenth (15th) twenty-ninth (29th) day of the twelfth (12th) month of the fiscal year currently ending. If the Council fails to adopt the budget by this date, the amounts appropriated for current operation for the current fiscal year shall be deemed adopted for the ensuring fiscal year on a month-to­ month basis, with all items in it prorated accordingly, until such time as the City Council adopts a budget for the ensuing fiscal year.

 

Early Voting by personal appearance will be conducted for all Palmview precincts at Palmview Parks & Recreation Gym, located at 406 W. Veterans Blvd., Palmview, Texas 78572. Early Voting begins October 23, 2023 through November 3, 20231 pursuant to the following schedule:


 

Monday, October 23, 2023                                               7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 24, 2023                                                7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, October 25, 2023                                         7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 26, 2023                                             7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday, October 27, 2023                                                 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 28, 2023                                               7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 29, 2023                                                 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Monday, October 30, 2023                                              7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 31, 2023                                                7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 1, 2023                                       7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Thursday, November 2, 2023                                           7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday, November 3, 2023                                                700 AM - 7:00 PM


 

The polling place listed below will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Election Dav, Tuesday, November 7, 2023:

 

 

Palmview Parks & Recreation Gym

406 W. Veterans Blvd.

Palmview, Texas 78572

 

Applications for a ballot by mail for the City Election shall be mailed to:

 

Hilda Salinas

Hidalgo County Elections Administrator/Early Voting Clerk

PO Box 659

Edinburg, Texas 78540-0659

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.hidalgocounty.us/elections

 

Applications for a ballot by mail must be received no later than the close of business on Friday, October 27, 2023.

 

Federal Post Card Applications (FPCAs) must be received no later than the close of business on

Friday, October 27, 2023.

 

Issued this 15th day of August 2023.

 

Ricardo M. Villarreal, Mayor