Budget Ordinance

ORDINANCE NO: O-22-21

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING AND APPROVING A BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2021 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 AND MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR EACH DEPARTMENT, PROJECT, AND ACCOUNT; APPROVING REVISED BUDGET FIGURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021; PROVIDING FOR NECESSARY TRANSFERS OF FUNDS BETWEEN ACCOUNTS AND DEPARTMENTS, IF REQUIRED; AND PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE.

 

On the this 19th day of August, 2021, 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, and 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, 2021, and ending September 30, 2022, has been prepared by the City Manager; and

WHEREAS, the City Manager, on August 04, 2021, filed a proposed budget with the City Secretary for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2021; 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 hearing on August 19th, 2021, and August 24th, 2021, regarding the proposed property ad valorem tax rate at $0.853826.

WHEREAS, On August 19th, 2021, the City Council held a public hearing and adopted the 2021-2022 Budget Ordinance on 1st reading for the upcoming Fiscal Year.  On August 24th, 2021, City Council will consider passing the Budget Ordinance on 2nd and final reading.  It is determined the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 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, 2021, and ending September 30, 2022, 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.   (A) 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; and

(B) The City Manager is hereby authorized to approve the 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. THIS BUDGET WILL RAISE MORE TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES THAN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET BY $96,360 OR 4.13% AND OF THAT AMOUNT, $0 IS TAX REVENUE TO BE RAISED FROM NEW PROPERTY ADDED TO THE TAX ROLL THIS YEAR

 

SECTION 4. The amounts set out under the headings "Revised or Estimated 2020-2021" shall be, and are hereby, authorized and approved as revised budget amounts for the Fiscal Year ending on September 30, 2021.

 

            SECTION 5. Increases in rates to be amended as follows:

That Section §13.02.083 Solid Waste service rates and charges to be amended as follows:

 

  1. Minimum rate.  

The minimum rate for solid wastes service, which shall be charged to all customers, except as otherwise provided, shall be: 

 Residential:   $31.00 per month effective October 1, 2021

That Section§ 13.02.084 Solid Waste service rates and charges to be amended as follows: 

 

  1. Minimum rate.  

 Commercial: $31.00; per month effective October 1, 2021

 

 That Section § 13.03.216 Water rates and charges

 

  surcharge fee based on the water meter size is assessed for Capital Improvement Project – Rehabilitation and Maintenance of the Water Elevated Storage Tanks.  Rate are as follows:

 

Meter Size                            Fee

3/4”                                        $3.00

1”                                            $4.00

1 ½”                                       $5.00

2”                                            $6.00

3”                                            $7.00

4”                                            $8.00

8”                                            $9.00 

 

 

SECTION 6.  The Investment Plan for the City has been reviewed and is approved for the Fiscal Year beginning October 1, 2021, and ending September 30, 2022.

SECTION 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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, 2021.

Upon being put to a vote, the foregoing ordinance was Passed, on Second Reading on the 24th  day of August, 2021, by a majority vote.


ATTEST: APPROVED:

Betty Conde Josh Stevens

City Secretary Mayor