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An Ordinance Adopting Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC Tariff Section 6.3.16 - Agreement For Underground Facilities And Cost Recovery; Requiring Delivery Of This Ordinance To The Company; And Ordaining Other Provisions Related To The Subject Matter Hereof.
Whereas, the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas (”City”) is a regulatory authority under the Public Utility Regulatory Act (”PURA”), Texas Utilities Code Title 2, and has original jurisdiction over the distribution utility rates and services of Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC (”Electric Delivery” or “Company”; and
Whereas, the City has the authority under PURA §§33.001(a) to approve rate tariffs; and
Whereas, the City is a member of the Steering Committee of Cities Served by Oncor (”Steering Committe”) and pursuant to a settlement agreement between the Steering Committee and Electric Delivery, Company agreed to develop and file a tariff in conjunction with the Steering Committee that would permit the undergrounding of new oor existing distribution facilities in situations where a third party is not otherwise required under Company’s tariff or applicable city ordinance to either pay for or reimburse Company the costs of such improvements; and
Whereas, Tariff Section - Rider Underground Facilities Cost Recovery Factor (”UFCRF”) was formally passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas on the 5th day of February, 2008; and
Whereas, on or about May 14, 2009 the Company filed its Statement of Intent pursuant to PURA Section 36.102 to implement Tariff Section 6.3.16 - Agreement for Underground Facilities and Cost Recovery (”Agreement”); and
Whereas, the Company provided appropriate public notice of the proposed Tariff changes in accordance with PURA Section 36.103; and
Whereas, on July 7, 2009, a public hearing was held, at which time the Company was given an opportunity to address the City Council regarding Tariff Section 6.3.16 - Agreement; and
Whereas, PURA Section 32.101 provides that the tariffs thus ordered by the regulatory authority constitute the legal rates of the utility until changed as provided by PURA; and
Whereas, after affording reasonable notice and hearing to the Company, it is the City’s opinion that the Company’s proposed Tariff Section 6.3.16 - Agreement is reasonable;
Now, Therefore, Be It Ordained By The City Council Of The City Of Sulphur Springs, Texas:
Section 1. That the Company filed an appropriate Statement of Intent pursuant to PURA Section 36.102, and that public notice of the proposed Tariff revisions was given to the public by the Company in accordance with PURA Section 36.103(a).
Section 2. That the Company was given reasonable notice of the hearing held on July 7, 2009, and the Company has a reasonable opportunity to show to the City that Tariff Section 6.3.16 - Agreement set forth on Attachment “A” to this Ordinance, is just and reasonable.
Section 3. That Tariff Section 6.3.16 - Agreement, which as Attachment “A” is incorporated herein as if it were fully set forth herein, results in just and reasonable rates and is hereby approved.
Section 4. That the existing rates, service charges and tariff language not inconsistent with Section 3 and Tariff Section 6.3.16 - Agreement remain in effect.
Section 5. That the City is authorized to intervene in any appeal of the City’s action filed at the Public Utility Commission of Texas and to otherwise participate in any litigation associated with the Company’s Tariff Section 6.3.16 approved herein.
Section 6. That a copy of this Ordinance shall be sent to the Company, care of Autry Warren, Sr. Director - Transmission & Municipal Relations, Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, 1601 Bryan Street, Suite 23-045C, Dallas, Texas 75201.
Section 7. That this Ordinance shall become effective immediately after it passage, as the law and charter in such cases provide.
Section 8. That it is hereby officially found and determined that the meeting at which this Ordinance is passed is open to the public as required by law and that public notice of the time, place and purpose of said meeting was given as required.
Duly Passed and approved by the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, on this ___ day of ______, 2009.
Gary Spraggins, Mayor
Attest: Gale Roberts, City Secretary
A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2561, on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, at the Municipal Building, 7:00 PM.
Attachment “A” is available for public inspection Monday through Friday during regular business hours (8am-5pm) at the City Secretary’s office at City Hall.
Members of the Downtown Revitalization Board will hold a Public Hearing on July 21, 2009 at 6:30 P.M. in the Municipal Building at 125 South Davis Street. The hearing will be conducted to consider the following:
• Discussion/Action on Facade Grant Application for 219 & 221 Main St.
• Discussion/Action on Facade Grant Application for 211 & 211 1/2 Main St.
The City of Sulphur Springs is accepting reinsurance bids for its’ employee health benefit program. The City of Sulphur Springs health insurance program is partially self funded. Bids will be accepted for a combination package of individual specific stop loss and aggregate reinsurance coverage. The City will use its incumbent administrator, Blue Cross/Blue Shield for all Administration services as well as the Blue Choice Network for its plan network. The new contract year will be from 9/1/2009 to 8/31/2010. Price must stay firm for the entire  contract period. Please bid on a 15/12 basis as well as 24/12 or paid basis. Individual specific stop loss coverage is set at $45,000 with alternatives of $50,000 & $60,000 to be bid. Alternative specific stop loss levels proposed will be considered. Plan deductible is $2,500. The City of Sulphur Springs will not consider a full insurance plan bid. Bid proposal packets can be obtained at the City of Sulphur Springs Municipal Building, 125 South Davis, Sulphur Springs, Texas, Office of the City Secretary. Bids must be submitted in the format of the bid sheet. Sealed bids are due on or before 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at the Sulphur Springs Municipal Building, Office of the Secretary. Please read all general information and specifications. The City will only consider direct reinsurance contracts, not managing general underwriters contracts. Stop loss carrier must at the time of the bid; 1. The carrier, itself as a company, will assume 100% of the risk of its bid: 1. Assume 100% of the risk of its bid; 2. Guarantee a renewal. 3. Guarantee no lasering at renewal, unless it is in the City’s interest to do so. To be considered, reinsurance firms must carry an A rating with A.M. Best. The City of Sulphur Springs reserves the right to consider only those bids which are reponsive to the terms, conditions and specifications of this invitation to bid.

Members of the Sulphur Springs City Council hereby give official notification of a Public Hearing to be conducted on August 4, 2009 at 7:00 PM in the Municipal Building located at 125 S. Davis Street. The hearing will be conducted to consider the following:
Condemnation and Abatement on the substandard structure(s) at the following location(s):
405 Atkins St.
224 Rogers Ave.
226 Rogers Ave.
228 Rogers Ave.
For any other information concerning this matter, please contact the Building Official at (903) 885-7541.



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