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Annexation Service Plan
Service Plan

STATE OF TEXAS                     }{

COUNTY OF DAWSON            }{

CITY OF LAMESA                    }{

SERVICE PLAN FOR ANNEXED AREA

            WHEREAS, ____________owner(s) of the hereinafter described property did present to the Mayor and City Council of the City of Lamesa,  Dawson County, Texas a duly signed and acknowledged petition for  annexation of certain property described below into  the  city limits of the City of Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas.

            WHEREAS, Section 43.056 of the Local Government Code of the State of Texas requires that a plan of service be prepared, prior to the publication of notice of a hearing, providing for the extension of municipal services into the area to be annexed; and

            WHEREAS, the following Service Plan has been prepared for said territory and is hereby presented for public inspection and for consideration by the City Council of the City of Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas.

PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS Section 43.056 of the Local Government Code of the State of Texas, THERE IS HEREBY prepared FOR THE AREA BOUNDED, AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, THE FOLLOWING PLAN OF SERVICE:

SECTION I:            AREA COVERD BY SERVICE PLAN.

The following area to be annexed is covered by the provisions of this service plan:

Legal Description:

 

 

 

 

SECTION II:            PROVISION OF SERVICES.

The City of Lamesa, Texas hereby proposes to provide for the provision of municipal services to the area to be annexed. The City shall provide the services in accordance with the provisions of its Code of Ordinances regulating the extension of said services. This service plan does not propose a uniform level of full municipal services to the territory to be annexed if characteristics of topography, land use and population density are considered by the City as a sufficient basis for providing a different level of services. The following service plan shall constitute a program under which the City shall provide the following services in the area within sixty (60) days of the date of annexation.

1.         Police Protection

Patrolling, radio responses to calls, and other routine police services sing present personnel and equipment will be provided on the effective date of annexation.

2.         Fire Protection

Fire protection by present personnel and equipment of the fire fighting force, within the limitations of available water, will be provided on the effective date of annexation.

3.         Solid Waste Collection

The same regular solid waste collection service now provided within the city will be extended to the annexed area within sixty (60) days after the effective date of annexation.

4.            Maintenance Of Water And Wastewater Facilities

a.            Water Service

Maintenance of existing city owned water lines in annexed areas will be in accordance with established policies  of  the  city within sixty (60) days after the effective date of annexation..

b.            Wastewater Service.

Maintenance of existing city owned wastewater lines will be in accordance with the established policies of the city within sixty (60) days after the effective date of annexation..

5.            Maintenance Of Roads And Streets, Including Road And Street Lighting

a.         Maintenance of Roads and Streets

(1) Emergency maintenance of streets (repair of hazardous chuckholes, measures necessary for traffic flow, etc.) will begin on the effective date of annexation.

(2) Routine maintenance on the same basis as in the present city limits, will begin in the annexed area within sixty (60) days after the effective date of annexation.

(3) Reconstruction and resurfacing of streets, installation of storm drainage ditches, and other major improvements, as the need thereof is determined by the governing body, will be accomplished under the present established policies of the city.

b.            Street and Road Lighting

Installed street lighting will be maintained in accordance with current standards.

6.            Maintenance Of Parks, Playgrounds And Swimming Pools

a.            Parks and Playgrounds

Residents of the annexed area may use existing parks and recreational facilities on the effective date of annexation.

b.            Swimming Pools

Residents of the annexed area may use existing city owned swimming pool facilities on the effective date of annexation.

7.            Maintenance Of Any Other Publicly Owned Facility, Building Or Service

a.            Inspection and code enforcement services

Any inspection or code enforcement services now provided by the city (building, electrical, plumbing, etc.) will begin in the annexed area on the effective date of annexation.

b.            Planning and Zoning

(1) The planning and zoning jurisdiction of the city will extend to the annexed area on the effective date of annexation.

(2) The area annexed will be zoned as C-1 (Local Retail) on the effective date of annexation.

SECTION III:            EXTENSION OF SERVICES.

The City of Lamesa, Texas hereby proposes to provide for the extension of municipal services to the area to be annexed. The City shall provide the services in accordance with the provisions of its Code of Ordinances regulating the extension of said services   The City may provide full municipal services upon the effective date of the annexation or within 60 days after the annexation date but no later than 2 ½ years after the effective date of the annexation pursuant to Section 43.056 Local Government Code of the State of Texas..

1.            Extension Of Water And Wastewater Facilities

a.            Water Service

(1) Water for domestic, commercial and industrial use will be provided at city rates, from existing city lines within two years of the date of annexation.

(2) Extension of water lines into annexed areas will be in accordance with city ordinances and such costs involved will be paid by the property owners.

b.            Wastewater Service.

(1) Adequate wastewater service to the area shall be supplied within two years, according to existing ordinances covering extension of utilities.

(2) Properties in the annexed area will be connected to the intercepting and trunk wastewater lines  in  accordance with the established policies  of  the  city,  and such costs involved will be paid by the property owners.

2.            EXTENSION OF ROADS AND STREETS, INCLUDING ROAD AND STREET LIGHTING

a.         Extension of Roads and Streets

(1) Construction of curbs and gutters and paving of streets will be at the expense of the property owner as provided for in city ordinances.

(2) Traffic signals, traffic signs, street markings, and other traffic control devices will be installed as the need therefor is established by appropriate study and traffic standards.

(3) Street name signs where needed, will be installed within two (2) years , after the effective date of annexation.

b.            Street and Road Lighting

Street lighting will be installed in accordance with current standards at the time of petition to the governing body for placement of a street light.

SECTION IV:            APPROVAL AND TERM OF SERVICE PLAN

1.         Upon completion of the public hearings at which this service plan is presented for public inspection and consideration, this service plan shall be attached to the ordinance annexing the territory described above and approved as part of the ordinance.

2.         This service plan shall become effective upon the final approval of the ordinance annexing the territory described above.

3.                  This service plan shall be valid for a period not to exceed ten years from the date of annexation.

SUBMITTED on this the _____ day of __________,_____, for public inspection and consideration and for approval by the City Council of the City of Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas.

ATTEST:                                                                    SIGNED:

______________________                            _________________________                                            

City Secretary                                                  City Manager