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ORDINANCE NO. 2644

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS, APPROVING A NEGOTIATED RESOLUTION BETWEEN THE ATMOS CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE AND ATMOS ENERGY CORP., MID-TEX DIVISION REGARDING THE COMPANY’S 2013 ANNUAL RATE REVIEW MECHANISM FILING IN ALL CITIES EXERCISING ORIGINAL JURISDICTION; DECLARING EXISTING RATES TO BE UNREASONABLE; ADOPTING TARIFFS THAT REFLECT RATE ADJUSTMENTS CONSISTENT WITH THE NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT AND FINDING THE RATES TO BE SET BY THE ATTACHED TARIFFS TO BE JUST AND REASONABLE; REQUIRING THE COMPANY TO REIMBURSE CITIES’ REASONABLE RATEMAKING EXPENSES; REPEALING CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS OR ORDINANCES; DETERMINING THAT THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT; ADOPTING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; PROVIDING A MOST FAVORED NATIONS CLAUSE; AND REQUIRING DELIVERY OF THIS ORDINANCE TO THE COMPANY AND THE STEERING COMMITTEE’S LEGAL COUNSEL.

WHEREAS, the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas (“City”) is a gas utility customer of Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division (“Atmos Mid-Tex” or “Company”), and a regulatory authority with an interest in the rates and charges of Atmos Mid-Tex; and

WHEREAS, the City is a member of the Atmos Cities Steering Committee (“ACSC”), a coalition of approximately 164 similarly situated cities served by Atmos Mid-Tex that have joined together to facilitate the review of and response to natural gas issues affecting rates charged in the Atmos Mid-Tex service area; and 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the terms of the agreement settling the Company’s 2007 Statement of Intent to increase rates, ACSC Cities and the Company worked collaboratively to develop a Rate Review Mechanism (“RRM”) tariff that allows for an expedited rate review process controlled in a three-year experiment by ACSC Cities as a substitute to the current Gas Reliability Infrastructure Program (“GRIP”) process instituted by the Legislature; and 

WHEREAS, the City took action in 2008 to approve a Settlement Agreement with Atmos Mid-Tex resolving the Company’s 2007 rate case and authorizing the RRM tariff; and

WHEREAS, in 2013, ACSC and the Company negotiated a renewal of the RRM tariff process for an additional five years; and

WHEREAS, the City passed an ordinance renewing the RRM tariff process for the City for an additional five years; and

WHEREAS, the RRM renewal tariff contemplates reimbursement of ACSC Cities’ reasonable expenses associated with RRM applications; and 

WHEREAS, on or about July 15, 2013, the Company filed with the City its first annual RRM filing under the renewed RRM tariff, requesting to increase natural gas base rates by $22.7 million; and

WHEREAS, ACSC coordinated its review of Atmos Mid-Tex’s RRM filing through its Executive Committee, assisted by ACSC attorneys and consultants, to resolve issues identified by ACSC in the Company’s RRM filing; and 

WHEREAS, the ACSC Executive Committee, as well as ACSC’s counsel and consultants, recommend that ACSC Cities approve the attached rate tariffs (“Attachment A” to this Ordinance), which will increase the Company’s revenues by $16.6 million; and

WHEREAS, the attached tariffs implementing new rates are consistent with the negotiated resolution reached by ACSC Cities and are just, reasonable, and in the public interest;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS:

Section 1.  That the findings set forth in this Ordinance are hereby in all things approved.

Section 2.  That the City Council finds the existing rates for natural gas service provided by Atmos Mid-Tex are unreasonable and new tariffs which are attached hereto and incorporated herein as Attachment A, are just and reasonable and are hereby adopted.

Section 3.  That Atmos Mid-Tex shall reimburse the reasonable ratemaking expenses of the ACSC Cities in processing the Company’s RRM application.

Section 4.  That to the extent any resolution or ordinance previously adopted by the Council is inconsistent with this Ordinance, it is hereby repealed.

Section 5.  That the meeting at which this Ordinance was approved was in all things conducted in strict compliance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.

Section 6.  That if any one or more sections or clauses of this Ordinance is adjudged to be unconstitutional or invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remaining provisions of this Ordinance and the remaining provisions of the Ordinance shall be interpreted as if the offending section or clause never existed.

Section 7.  That if ACSC determines any rates, revenues, terms and conditions, or benefits resulting from a Final Order or subsequent negotiated settlement approved in any proceeding addressing the issues raised in Atmos’ 2013 RRM filing would be more beneficial to the ACSC Cities than the terms of the attached tariffs, then the more favorable rates, revenues, terms and conditions, or benefits shall additionally and automatically accrue to the ACSC Cities, including the City, without the need for City to take any further action.  If this automatic adjustment occurs, Atmos Mid-Tex shall promptly thereafter file with the City an amended tariff documenting the adjustment to rates.

Section 8.  That this Ordinance shall become effective from and after its passage with rates authorized by attached tariffs to be effective for bills rendered on or after November 1, 2013.

Section 9.  That a copy of this Ordinance shall be sent to Atmos Mid-Tex, care of Chris Felan, Manager of Rates and Regulatory Affairs, at Atmos Energy Corporation, 5420 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1862, Dallas, Texas 75240, and to Geoffrey Gay, General Counsel to ACSC, at Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., P.O. Box 1725, Austin, Texas 78767-1725.

PASSED AND APPROVED this __________ day of ___________________, 2013.

PASSED AND ADOPTED this ___________ day of ___________________, 2013.

 

 

_________________________________

John A. Sellers, Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________________

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

 

___________________________________

Jim McLeroy, City Attorney

 

 

 

A public hearing will be conducted for the second and final reading of Ordinance No. 2644, Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at the Municipal Building at 7:30 p.m.

10: 13, 20, 27 

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office has impounded a brown female horse with a white stripe on her face from the area of 3246 CR 4574 on 10/05/2013 in Hopkins County. The Horse will be sold at the local auction if not claimed by the owner. For more information contact the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office at 903-438- 4040.

 

10:10,11,13

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

TO  WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

Let it be known Wyatt’s Towing, located at 1123 West Industrial Dr., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, has possession  of Car Hauler Trailer,

Vin.#5VGFE44359K001391

To claim call 903-885-7888

 

TO  WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

Let it be known Wyatt’s Towing, located at 1123 West Industrial Dr., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, has possession ‘97 Chevy Blazer/Green,

Vin.#1GNDT13W1V2103672, impounded per Sulphur Springs Police Dept. To claim call 903-885-7888

 

10:13,14,15,16,17,18,20

 

 Application has been made with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a Mixed Beverage Permit with FB, a Food & Beverage Certificate,and a Beverage Cartage Permit. Said application is being made for Redneck Roadhouse, a Texas Partnership.  Rowdy Crowson and Elizabeth Weeks Partners to be located at 400 East Shannon Road Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas.

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NOVEMBER 5, 2013

To the registered voters of Cumby, Texas:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE REGISTERED VOTERS OF CUMBY ISD that an election is to be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 for the purpose of:

 

ELECTION OF THREE (3) BOARD TRUSTEES.

 

HOPKINS COUNTY VOTERS: Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday from October 21, 2013 - November 1, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Sulphur Springs Public Library

611 North Davis Street

Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

 

Hopkins County Early Voting Clerk and Address:

 

Debbie Shirley

Hopkins County Clerk

128 Jefferson St., Suite C

Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482

 

Extended early voting for Hopkins County:

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Additional early voting for Hopkins County:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

Hopkins County Polling Locations for Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2013:

Precinct #11  

Cumby Municipal Building

Precinct #16 

Miller Grove Community Center

Precinct #17

North Hopkins School 

Precinct #20

Ridgeway Union Church

Precinct #25

Brashear Community Center

 

Election Day Hours:

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

 

HUNT COUNTY VOTERS: Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday from October 21, 2013 -November 1, 2013 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

 

Hunt County Voter Administration

2217 Washington

Greenville, Texas 75401

 

Hunt County Early Voting Clerk and Address:

 

Mina Cook

Hunt County Elections Administrator

2217 Washington

Greenville, Texas 75401

 

Extended Voting Hours of Hunt County at Voter Administrative Office:

Tuesday, October 7, 2013

7:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

 

Hunt County Polling Locations for Election Day, Tuesday, November 5, 2013:

Precinct #318  

Lone Oak Civic Center

Precinct #429 

Commerce City Hall

Precinct #434

Campbell Community Center

 

Election Day Hours:

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

 

The first day to accept applications by mail:

Friday, September 6, 2013

 

The last day to accept application by mail:

Tuesday, October 25, 2013 

 

Issued this the 15th day of August, 2013.

 

Jason Hudson, President

President, Board of Trustees

 

10:13

 

FOR SALE

BY SEALED BID ONLY

The City of Cumby has for sale three (3) vehicles that will be auctioned by sealed bid only.

1. 2009 Yamaha Raider, 1900cc 6,000 miles

2. 2002 Ford Expedition, Eddie Bauer Edition 129,930 miles 

3. 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, 4x4 2 door 209,000 miles  

These vehicles are being auctioned as is, where is, with all faults and defects. There is no warranty expressed or implied. These are seized vehicles.

Your bid must include name, address, and a good daytime phone number along with the amount of your bid. These vehicles are ride and drive ready. The City of Cumby is in possession of clear Texas titles and will be transferred to buyer upon payment.

For further information, please see the Chief of Police or call City Hall at 903-994-2272. Tax, title and license fees must be paid by the Buyer.

Vehicles can be viewed across from City Hall, 100 E. Main, Cumby, Texas. The City of Cumby reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

Biding opens Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:00 A.M.  Biding closes on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 5:00 P.M. Bids will be opened immediately after close.

10:11,13,15

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Satillo ISD will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm in the Superintendent’s office to review and discuss the 2013 School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) rating. This year’s rating of Superior Achievement is based on the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

10:09,13

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Sulphur Bluff ISD will conduct a public meeting on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room to review and discuss the 2013 School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) rating. This year’s rating of Superior Achievement is based on the 2011-2012 fiscal year.

10:09,13

 

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS CUMBY INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT’S STATE FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY RATING

 

Cumby Independent School District will hold a public meeting at 7:30 p.m., October 17, 2013, in the Board Room #203 of the Administration Building located at 303 Sayle Street, Cumby, Texas 75433.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss Cumby Independent School District’s rating on the state’s financial accountability system.

9:29, 10:13

 

 

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