Leon Valley

Staff Report

Presentation and possible discussion of the plan to install new flood/storm siren at the Public Works Complex. L. Valdez and Mr. Ivan Ortiz and Mrs. Jesse Libra of The Texas Water Development Board.


Department:Fire & EMSSponsors:


  1. Printout
  2. PPT Siren Open Meeting #1 March 7 2017

Item Discussion



To hold a public meeting as required by the Texas Water Development Board for the new flood/storm siren alert system.


"The CONTRACTOR shall hold public meetings with the PARTICIPANTS, consultants, local entities, the TWDB, and any interested parties, to describe the PROJECT and to solicit input and comments from the affected public. Public meetings must be conducted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act and held as determined study, near the mid-point of the study, and upon completion of the FINAL REPORT."


The fire department was successful in obtaining a 50% matching grant for the new flood/storm alert system through the Texas Water Development Board in 2016. The remaining 50% matching funds were approved for in the Capital Budget FY2017.




Social - The new early warning flood alert siren will work to enhance the life safety of the public.

Economic - Use of this funding conserves City funds for other uses.

Economic Development - NA



The cost to install a new siren is $22,619.75. There is a 50% match requirement. The City’s portion is $11,309.87 (FY 2017 budget)



Goal #2 - Improve Safety and Security


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Meeting History

Mar 7, 2017 7:00 PM  City Council Regular Meeting

Fire Chief Luis Valdez presented and explained the details of the new flood/storm siren alert system. Ivan Ortiz and Jesse Libra of the Texas Water Development Board were also present.

A motion was made by Council Member David Edwards and seconded by Council Member David Jordan, to install a new flood/storm siren at the Public Works Complex.

MOVER:David Edwards, Council Place 1
SECONDER:David Jordan, Mayor Pro Tem
AYES:David Jordan, David Edwards, Belinda Ealy, Monica Alcocer, Benny Martinez