Floresville and Wildcats agree on use of football stadium

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[VIDEO BELOW] The City of Floresville and the Floresville Wildcats Youth Football Organization have reached an agreement for the Wildcats’ use of the Floresville Sports Complex.

City council members approved a deal at their Feb. 10 meeting that will see the Wildcats use the football stadium for two years for $3,200.

Floresville’s facilities and events manager, Chez Perez, explained that as part of the agreement, the city will maintain the fields, paint the stripes and install a water meter to monitor water usage during of the next two years.

Most of the terms of the deal had been decided informally at a February 9 city council workshop, but council members Eduardo Villarreal and Gloria Cantu had questions about them.

Villarreal asked if the terms could be changed ‘if City had to meet an obligation and couldn’t.

However, City Attorney Sylvia Rodriguez assured council members that there is a clause providing for the renegotiation of terms in the event of an emergency.

Villarreal have also been pushing for a reduction in stadium usage fees.

“They are children,” he said. “I would like to stay at $2,500 [for the two years].”

The other council members disagreed. Marisa Ximenez, Gloria Martinez and Jade Jimenez voted for the deal, while Villarreal were the only ones to vote against.

Cantu abstained, explaining that she still had about 10 questions about the deal, but did not address them.

In other actions, council members:

• Authorized the deposit of $1.9 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds into the city’s general fund

• Recognizes that the City’s Department of Finance has been recognized by the Data Analytics and Transparency Division of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts with its Traditional Finance Transparency Star

• Approved the repotting of 0.725 acres at 1413 C. St. to establish the Novak Subdivision

• Approval of the establishment of 6.68 acres in the 1900 block of B Street for the construction of custom homes

• Approved the payment of $1,200 in tax revenue from hotels and motels to the Floresville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star for putting their heads in bed at an event from 1-2 October 2021 at the Floresville Event Center

• Appointed Roy Idrach and Ryan Lurker to fill vacancies on the Floresville 4A Corp Board of Directors.

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