A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RICHARDSON, TEXAS, ADOPTING THE MUNICIPAL DRAINAGE UTILITY SYSTEM SCHEDULE OF CHARGES; ESTABLISHING CHARGES FOR MUNICIPAL DRAINAGE UTILITY SYSTEM SERVICES; PROVIDING A REPEALING CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the City Council has adopted the Municipal Drainage Utility System Act, Subchapter C of Chapter 552 of the Texas Local Government Code (the "Act"); and
WHEREAS, Chapter 23, Article VIII of the Code of Ordinances authorizes the City Council to adopt a schedule of charges for municipal drainage utility services; and
WHEREAS, the City Council desires to adopt the Drainage Utility System Schedule of Charges and establish the drainage charges for the City drainage utility services; and
WHEREAS, the City Council has conducted a public hearing on the adoption of Drainage Utility System Schedule of Charges after notice as required by the Act;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF RICHARDSON, TEXAS:
SECTION 1. That the City Council hereby finds that the Drainage Utility System Schedule of Charges is related to the drainage and the terms of the levy and any classification of the benefitted properties in the City and are nondiscriminatory, equitable and reasonable; the schedule of charges is based on an inventory of the lots and tracts within the proposed service area which is the entire City; the schedule of charges gives consideration to the land use made of the benefitted properties, the size in area, the number of water meters, and topography of a parcel of benefitted property in assessing the drainage charges to property.
SECTION 2. That the City Council hereby adopts the Drainage Utility System Schedule of Charges attached as Exhibit "A" hereto.
SECTION 3. That all provisions of the resolutions of the City of Richardson, Texas, in conflict with the provisions of this Resolution be, and the same are hereby, repealed, and all other provisions not in conflict with the provisions of this Resolution shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 4. That this Resolution shall take effect immediately from and after its passage, provided; however, the drainage charges established herein shall take effect on February 1, 2012.
DULY RESOLVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Richardson, Texas, on this the 28 day of November, 2011
Drainage Charge Schedule
The following charges shall apply to all benefited property as deemed by the Municipal Drainage Utility Systems Act, as amended, (the "Act") according to property type within the City, unless exempt from such charges pursuant to the Act or as set forth herein.
Single Family Residential Property
All single family residential properties: $3.75 per month.
All other non-exempt property
$0.105 per 100 square feet of impervious area per month with a minimum charge of $3.75 per month.
Persons or entities and property exempt under the Act:
a. State of Texas;
b. Collin and Dallas Counties;
c. City of Richardson;
d. School Districts; and
e. Property owned by a religious organization that is exempt from taxation pursuant to Section 11.20, Texas Tax Code.