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Wilson County News January 16, 2013 | 1,958 views | 15 comments
FLORESVILLE -- The Floresville Economic Development Corp. (FEDC) members are continuing to meticulously review the FEDC’s dealings and establish its personnel.
During its Jan. 7 meeting, the FEDC board reviewed its bylaws and the 2013 budget, to examine all current and impending projects on the horizon.
Questions came when, while reviewing the budget, a discussion opened on El Rancho Grande business park.
In the 2013 budget, FEDC Executive Director Jesse Perez listed $350,000 in expenditures for the park. When questioned, Perez advised the board that the engineers he has consulted said that the cost for building the road in El Rancho Grande would be $300,000, but this would not cover asphalt for the road. Contractually, the FEDC is obligated to provide a road to businesses operating in the business park.
“Based on what the engineers have been telling us, we probably can get by with seal coating, and it’ll buy us three or four years,” Perez said. “In the discussion with the companies, initially, we just wanted to access the property. There are six companies already operating out there and the road is sufficient to provide support to them.”
Perez said that if the contracts currently forecasted for the Rancho Grande park come to fruition, then the road would have to be reinforced.
“If we are going to undertake a project, we need to do it right,” said board member Jason Talley. “I’m for spending what it takes to do it right. I’m getting tired of things being done in this town and aren’t necessarily being done the way it should be. You can look at some of the city facilities in the community and there’s a bunch of them that aren’t even up to their own standards, as far as code compliance.
“So I’m for prioritizing in seeing what we need to do and doing it right,” Talley continued. “If we can afford to do it right on this one that is going to bring us the most economic development, then that’s what we need to do. We can’t cut corners.”
A meeting to discuss the Rancho Grande business park in detail was scheduled for Jan. 14.
Also discussed was the city’s proposed sports complex.
Perez informed the board that he had effectively halted the project, due to new members joining the city council.
“We do have new leadership and I haven’t gotten any guidance as to how we should proceed, so everything’s stopped right now,” Perez said during the meeting. “Of course, the new council has not given us any direction on that and I doubt that they will, other than to stop the project.”
FEDC Board Secretary Mary Helen Tieken offered her perception of the direction from the city council.
“I think our direction is to live within our means,” Tieken said.
“Oh, of course; I agree with you,” Perez said.
***In attendence: board members Mary Helen Tieken, Andy Eubanks, Jason Talley, Ray Lamberth, Raymond Ramirez, and Mike Herry; and Executive Director Jesse Perez.
Sam Eagle, I think these people think that WE are stupid. How did Rodriguez know this position had become available? HE just wants to come help our city.... We need someone who lives here, spends their tax dollars here, and cares ... More ›
Sam Eagle, I think these people think that WE are stupid. How did Rodriguez know this position had become available? HE just wants to come help our city.... We need someone who lives here, spends their tax dollars here, and cares for our city. Don't do us any favors, Mr. Rodriguez.
Airborne Trooper wilson cty January 17, 2013 4:34am
Mr Rodriguez, what momentum did the FEDC ever have under Mr Perez? I believe the FEDC will be fine without your extensive background and experience. It cant do any worse then the last 12 years worth of nothing Perez and the ... More ›
Mr Rodriguez, what momentum did the FEDC ever have under Mr Perez? I believe the FEDC will be fine without your extensive background and experience. It cant do any worse then the last 12 years worth of nothing Perez and the other members brought to this city. I think you just need to stay in San Antonio, along with your buddy Jesse and let Floresville handle its own issues. Im sure the current group can handle it on thier own and if they need to hire someone, it can be someone from here who truly cares for this city. Nothing against you, however, your involvement with someone who brought nothing but poor leadership and disregard for the citizens of this town, makes the folks here not trust you. I dont know you, but if you are friends with those folks, you are surely not wanted here to run anything. This city is finally moving in the right direction.
Sam Eagle thats very interesting it seems Tejada was recently president of the Hispanic league of municipal officials that Rodriguez works for. Rodriguez has in fact recently worked under Tejada's supervision. Lala land does ... More ›
Sam Eagle thats very interesting it seems Tejada was recently president of the Hispanic league of municipal officials that Rodriguez works for. Rodriguez has in fact recently worked under Tejada's supervision. Lala land does this answer your question?
Based on your comment it sounds like you are very adept at taking the position needed to make people happy so you get the votes or the job. So you can get either your agenda or someone else's through instead of having a spine ... More ›
Based on your comment it sounds like you are very adept at taking the position needed to make people happy so you get the votes or the job. So you can get either your agenda or someone else's through instead of having a spine and saying what you believe whether people like it or not. Your a politician your a con artist.
Mr. Rodriguez, do you know Perez or Tejada? Can you understand why we are so untrusting? Perez has worked for 12 years without a job description or contract. I guess he did not like that the new board was going to tell him what to do.
Was anyone named interim at Monday night's meeting? I think the Board could run the FEDC without anyone else. Save that money and use it for something else. Perez sure did rake in the bucks for nothing!!!!
Johnny Rodriguez San Antonio, TX January 16, 2013 3:36pm
Dear All, I am the "Mr. Rodriguez" who attended the Feb. 14,2013 FEDC meeting under my own personal discretion and desire to help The City of Floresville in their time of need and crisis. My intentions were genuine ... More ›
Dear All, I am the "Mr. Rodriguez" who attended the Feb. 14,2013 FEDC meeting under my own personal discretion and desire to help The City of Floresville in their time of need and crisis. My intentions were genuine and I was not sent by anyone; specifically "Tejada or Perez" to this meeting. I went on my own time and expense to offer on an interim basis my extensive experience, professionalism, and knowledge in state wide municipal affairs, economic development and leadership roles, so that the city would not lose momentum and minimize financial loss in its ongoing projects and ED mission. Your city is a wonderful city and has on and off issues like many others in the state and nation, thats democracy in action it is constantly changing, shifting powers and political direction, however my experience has been that resorting to spreading hurtful rumors that are not true can only be counter productive. Try instead to offer positive input on how to help your community and getting involved on committees, etc. In closing I reiterate; I went to help your community not for personal gain or to serve any person or political agenda. I wish your wonderful city and its leaders
Godspeed and the best,
Johnny A. Rodriguez Jr.
Association of Hispanic Municipal Officials
Edwards Aquifer Authority Director Emeritus District 7 Bexar County
City of Balcones Heights
Mayor and Councilman Emeritus
Texas A&M Economic Development Graduate
Keep digging board members, I believe you are on the right track and the information you will find will inform the residents here as to what Mr Perez and several others have done to the monies collected by the FEDC in the past. ... More ›
Keep digging board members, I believe you are on the right track and the information you will find will inform the residents here as to what Mr Perez and several others have done to the monies collected by the FEDC in the past. Was the 350k used to repair the road or just for some firm to consult them on what needs to be done? That would seem rather high to give all that money for advice. You guys are on the right track and agree to the way you are running things now. A great plan with priorities set by yourself is exactly what this town needs. I believe even when you decide new projects that you include the citizens to vote on what they would like to see come here. If we do not create revenues and jobs by bringing in new bussiness we will be missing the boat. Great job to all of the new members