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Perot Memorial Services - details. 

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July 2019 UPdate.

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Mosquito Fogging Scheduled for Friday, July 12. 

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Purse snatching suspect in custody.

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UPPD and HPDPS asking for public’s assistance to identify burglary suspects    

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Dive-In Movies, Summer 2019.

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Wednesday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. - Summer Splash Story Time.

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Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. - Giddy UP with Reading: Legendary Black Belt Academy.

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Wednesday, July 17 at 5 p.m. - Court Night.

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Thursday, July 18 at 10:45 a.m. - Toddler Story at UP Public Library.

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Friday, July 19 at 10:45 a.m. - Baby Story Time at UP Public Library.

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Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m. - UP @ the Library Family Craft Time.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - City Council Meeting

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HOUSE BILL 23 - EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2015

This bill updates Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code and requires a vendor to file a conflict of interest questionnaire if the vendor has a business relationship with the city and has:

(1)   an employment or other business relationship with an officer or an officer’s family member that results in that person receiving taxable income that is more than $2,500 in the preceding twelve (12) months; OR

(2)   has given an officer or an officer’s family member one or more gifts totaling more than $100 in the preceding twelve months.

A vendor is required to file a questionnaire not later than 5:00 P.M. on the seventh business day after the latter of the following:

(1)   the date the vendor begins discussions or negotiations to enter into a contract with the city or submits an application or response to a bid proposal; OR

(2)   the date the vendor becomes aware of a relationship or gives a gift to an officer or officer’s family member.

The conflict of interest questionnaire (Form CIQ) was created by the Texas Ethics Commission and is available below. The form must be filed with the Purchasing Agent.  

Conflict of Interest Questionnaire (Form CIQ)

Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 176

 

HOUSE BILL 1295 - EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2016

This bill requires a vendor to fill out a Certificate of Interested Parties if they want to enter into a contract with a governmental entity and:

1)     the contract has a value of $1,000,000.00 or more, OR
 
2)     the contract requires an action or vote by the governing body before the contract may be signed.
 
The City of University Park requires Council approval on all contracts worth $50,000.00 or more. Successful vendors are required to log in to the Texas Ethics Commission’s website and complete the Certificate of Interested Parties Form online. A paper copy should be sent to the Purchasing Agent. HB 1295 states that the governmental entity MAY NOT enter into a contract without this completed document.

Video – Logging In the First Time – Business User

Video – How to Create a Certificate

Link to House Bill 1295