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Budget Ordinance


ORDINANCE NO:  O-13-13

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND APPROVING A BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2013 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR EACH DEPARTMENT, PROJECT, AND ACCOUNT; APPROVING REVISED BUDGET FIGURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2014; PROVIDING FOR NECESSARY TRANSFERS OF FUNDS BETWEEN ACCOUNTS AND DEPARTMENTS, IF REQUIRED; AND PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE.

On the this 3rd day of September, 2013, there came on and was held at the regular called meeting place, the City Hall, an open meeting of the City Council of the City of Lamesa, Texas held pursuant to the provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act there being a quorum present and acting throughout the meeting, the following ordinance was formally submitted by motion and duly seconded for the consideration and action of the meeting, to wit:

WHEREAS, a budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014, has been prepared by the city manager; and

WHEREAS, the city manager, on August 22, 2013, filed a proposed budget with the city secretary for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2013; and

WHEREAS, the city secretary did post notice that said proposed budget had been filed and was available for public inspection; and

WHEREAS, the City Council did hold two public hearings on August 20, 2013 and August 27, 2013, regarding the proposed property ad valorem tax rate at 0.72430.

WHEREAS,  On September 3, 2013,  the City Council held a  public hearing and  adopted the 2013-14 Budget Ordinance on 1st reading for fiscal year.  On September 10, 2013 passed Budget Ordinance on 2nd final reading. It is determined the proposed budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 to be appropriate and correct in all respects and that all requirements of the law have been satisfied; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY the City Council of the City of Lamesa:

SECTION 1.  Subject to the applicable provisions of the State Law and the City Charter, the budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2013 and ending September 30, 2014, as filed and submitted by the City Manager, and adjusted by the City Council, containing estimates of resources and revenues for the year from all of the various sources provided by the city, and the projects, operations, activities and purchases proposed to be undertaken during the year, together with the estimated costs thereof, and estimated amounts of all other proposed expenditures, is hereby approved and adopted.

SECTION 2.  (1) There is hereby appropriated from the funds indicated and for such purposes and other expenditures proposed in such budget, not to exceed for all such purposes for any department, the total amount of the estimated costs of the projects, operations, activities, purchases and other expenditures proposed for such department;

(2) The City Manager is hereby authorized to approve transfer of allocated amounts between classifications, departments, and unappropriated surpluses if such transfers do not significantly change the work program contemplated in the approved budget.

SECTION 3. The amounts set out under the headings "Revised or Estimated 2013-2014" be and are hereby authorized and approved as revised budget amounts for the fiscal year ended on September 30, 2014.

SECTION 4.  That Sections of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lamesa be read as follows:

§13.03.216  Water rates and charges

(1)   The minimum rate for water, which shall be charged all customers, except as otherwise provided, shall be $15.25 per month effective October 1, 2013.

§13.03.217  Waste water service rates and changes

(a)    Minimum rate.  The minimum rate for wastewater service, which shall be charged all customers, except as otherwise provided, shall be Residential $22.75 and Commercial $29.00 per month effective October 1, 2013.

§13.02.084 Charges for Commercial and Industrial Collection

(c)    The city through its water and waste department shall charge and collect, and every commercial customer shall pay, for sanitation collection service furnished to the customer, the amount calculated by application of the following rates for all billing cycles on or after October 1, 2013:

                        Type of Service                                                          Rate

                        Minimum charge                                                         $25.00

                        1 container, 2 pickups per week                                  $84.00

                        1 container, 3 pickups per week                                  $123.00

                        1 container, 4 pickups per week                                  $165.00

Lamesa Municipal Golf Course

            Membership monthly dues                                                      $70.00

SECTION 5. The investment plan for the city has been reviewed and is approved for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2013 and ending September, 2014.

SECTION 6. That should any section, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this Ordinance be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected thereby.

SECTION 7. All ordinances and resolutions, or parts of ordinances and resolutions, in conflict with this Ordinance are hereby repealed, and are no longer in force or effect.

SECTION 8. This ordinance shall become effective upon adoption of its second and final reading by the City Council of the City of Lamesa, Texas and the effective date of the ordinance and all rates and appropriations contained herein shall be October 1, 2013.

Upon being put to a vote, the foregoing ordinance was Passed, on First Reading on the 3rd day of September, 2013 by a majority vote; and then on the 10th day of September, 2013, there came on and was held at the regular meeting place, the City Hall, an open meeting of the City Council of the City of Lamesa, Texas held pursuant to the provisions of the Texas Open Meetings Act; there being a quorum present and acting throughout the meeting, the foregoing ordinance was formally submitted by motion and duly seconded for the consideration and action of the meeting, and upon being put to a vote, the foregoing ordinance was Passed on Second and Final Reading and Adopted this 10th day of September, 2013 by a majority vote and ordered to be spread upon the minutes of the City Council of the City of Lamesa, Texas and recorded in the ordinance book thereafter.

ATTEST:                                                                                 APPROVED
Maria Hatchett                                                                        Dave Nix

City Secretary                                                                         Mayor