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    7. 2.    
Regular City Council Meeting
Meeting Date: 09/10/2019  

Agenda Item
Resolution - Finance: Consider a resolution amending the schedule of drainage charges by decreasing the rates.
Item Summary
Storm Water has historically had a significant amount of debt that was issued for large drainage projects in the City of Lubbock. Some of the debt has matured and is being paid off, so there is room in the financial model to reduce the storm water rates.  The proposed reductions are as follows:
Residential Current Rate Per Month Proposed Rate Per Month
Tier 1 $  8.80 $  7.30
Tier 2  13.48   11.18
Tier 3  17.05   14.14
Tier 4  25.58   21.22
Non-Residential Current Rate Per ERU per Month Proposed Rate Per ERU per Month
All $25.58 21.22

ERU - Equivalent Residential Unit  which is defined as five thousand, seven hundred (5,700) square feet of impervious area of a single property

Section 552.045 of the Texas Local Government Code requires that a public hearing be held prior to the Storm Water rates being adopted by the City Council.  The public hearing was held prior to consideration of this resolution.  Notice of the public hearing was published in the legal notices section of the Lubbock Avalanche Journal on three occasions:  Thursday, August 8, 2019, Thursday, August 15, 2019, and Thursday, August 22, 2019.
Fiscal Impact
The decrease in rates will decrease revenues in the Storm Water Fund by approximately $3.2 million when compared with re-forecasted FY 2018-19 revenue.
Staff/Board Recommending
D. Blu Kostelich, Chief Financial Officer


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