The Edinburg City Council took the following actions at their March 17 meeting:

Declared April 3 as National Walk to Work Day and April 4-10 as Walk or Bike to Work and School Week in Edinburg.

Declared March 26 as National Arbor Day in Edinburg.

Presented a Proclamation recognizing Alexis Renae Garcia as Miss Edinburg 2009.

Presented a Proclamation recognizing Robert Salinas Jr. for his service to the Edinburg community.

Heard a presentation on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the City of Edinburg by Long Chilton LLP. For the year ending Sept. 30, 2008, the city had $32.2 million in the general fund.

Held a public hearing and approved an ordinance for the continuance of the Edinburg Juvenile Curfew Ordinance No. 1561.

Approved an ordinance abandoning alley right-of-way between lots 1-12, Block 192, Edinburg Original Townsite, as requested by Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Approved an ordinance amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Edinburg, Title IX General Regulations, Chapter 91 Animals by adding 91.09 Poisonous Reptiles and 91.09 Dangerous Wild Animals and renumbering the Existing 91.08 and 91.09 as 91.10 Seizure and Impoundment; Sale, and Disposal and Amending said section by including Dangerous Wild Animals; amending 91.31 Redemption Fees; adding 91.35 Subchapter D. Dangerous Dogs, Texas Health and Safety Code Adopted; containing a Repealer Clause; Containing a Savings Clause; Providing for a penalty not to exceed $2,000 per violation in accordance with Section 10.99 of the Code of Ordinances; and providing for publication and effective date; providing for codification; providing a waiver of the three separate readings; and ordaining other provisions related to the subject matter hereof.

Appointed Daniel Rios to the Boys and Girls Club of Edinburg-RGV Board of Directors.

Awarded Bid No. 2009-27, Repair Existing Driveway Aprons at Fire Station No. 2, 602 W. Canton, and Fire Station No. 1, 212 W. McIntyre, to LJC Equipment & Supply, in the amount of $24,760.

Authorized expenditure for the Reconditioning of the Final Drive Assembly for Unit 498; Landfill Model D7 Track Type Dozer by Holt Caterpillar from Weslaco, in the amount of $25,535.48.

Authorized the city manager to enter into a lease agreement between IKON Office Solutions from McAllen and the City of Edinburg, for the leasing of additional copiers, in the amount of $53,951.52.

Authorized the city manager to enter into a contract agreement between the City of Edinburg and Raba-Kistner Consultants Inc. for materials testing and engineering and environmental services for the Jackson Road Paving and Drainage Improvements Project, in the amount of $25,543.65.

Authorized the city manager to enter into an agreement between the Edinburg Little League and City of Edinburg Parks & Recreation Department for usage of baseball/softball fields.

Adopted a resolution approving a settlement agreement between the city and Texas Gas Services Company with regard to the companys proposal to implement interim GRIP rate adjustments for gas utility investment filed on October 30, 2008; Requiring the company to file compliance tariffs that reflect an interim GRIP rate adjustment consistent with the settlement agreement; adopting a savings clause; determining that the resolution was passed in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act; declaring an effective date; and requiring delivery of this resolution to the company and legal counsel.

During the public comments, the city council heard from Fred Luling and Barbara Huffman who expressed opposition to the Dangerous Animal Ordinance.