New Ordinances adopted by the City Of Liberty City Council on December 10, 2019

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the Liberty City Council adopted the following Ordinances:

ORDINANCE NO. 2019-32
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIBERTY, TEXAS PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF THE MASTER FEE SCHEDULE FOR ALL RATES AND FEES CHARGED BY THE CITY OF LIBERTY; PROVIDING FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT INSPECTION AND PERMIT FEES; PROVIDING THAT ALL RATES OR SCHEDULES OF RATES CONFLICTING HEREWITH ARE AMENDED; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND DISPENSING WITH THE REQUIREMENT OF SECTION 3.10 OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER THAT ALL ORDINANCES BE READ ON TWO SEPARATE DAYS.

(This Ordinance establishes Fire Department fees for inspections, plan review, and issuing permits.)

ORDINANCE NO. 2019-33
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LIBERTY, TEXAS AUTHORIZING THE SUSPENSION OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE FOR AN ADDITIONAL NINETY (90) DAYS BEYOND THE EFFECTIVE DATE PROPOSED BY CENTERPOINT IN CONNECTION WITH ITS STATEMENT OF INTENT TO INCREASE RATES FOR CENTERPOINT’S BEAUMONT/EAST TEXAS DIVISION, FILED ON NOVEMBER 14, 2019; AUTHORIZING THE HIRING OF LAWYERS AND RATE EXPERTS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY’S PARTICIPATION TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AT THE RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS; REQUIRING REIMBURSEMENT OF MUNICIPAL RATE CASE EXPENSES; FINDING THAT THE MEETING COMPLIES WITH THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT; MAKING OTHER FINDINGS AND PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE SUBJECT;  DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND DISPENSING WITH THE REQUIREMENT OF SECTION 3.10 OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER THAT ALL ORDINANCES BE READ ON TWO SEPARATE DAYS.

(This Ordinance authorizes suspending the effective date of a CenterPoint intent to increase rates for 90 days, and authorizes the City to participate with the Steering Committee of Cities to retain legal counsel and rate consultants to review the proposed rates and participate in any proceedings related thereto.)

ORDINANCE NO. 2019-34
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIBERTY, TEXAS AMENDING THE CITY’S BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING ON OCTOBER 1, 2019 AND ENDING ON SEPTEMBER 30, 2020; PROVIDING FOR AN INCREASE IN EXPENDITURES IN THE LIBERTY MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE BUDGET AND THE LIBRARY BUDGET; PROVIDING THAT EXPENDITURES FOR SAID FISCAL YEAR SHALL BE MADE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAID BUDGET, AS AMENDED AND ADOPTED;  PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND DISPENSING WITH THE REQUIREMENT OF SECTION 3.10 OF THE HOME RULE CHARTER THAT ALL ORDINANCES BE READ ON TWO SEPARATE DAYS.

(This Ordinance amends the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget to include new positions at the Liberty Municipal Golf Course and the Liberty Municipal Library.)