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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CITY. The City of Willis.
CITY COUNCIL. The City Council of the City of Willis.
COST OF CONSTRUCTION. The total project cost which includes the cost of engineering, surveying, right-of-way or easement, legal advertisement, construction, construction administration, inspection, and construction materials testing.
CITY ENGINEER. The registered professional engineer employed or designated by the city to provide professional engineering services for and on behalf of the city.
CITY MANAGER. The Manager of the city or his or her designee.
CITY SECRETARY. The Secretary of the city or his or her designee.
CUSTOMER. Any person provided water or sanitary sewer services by the city.
DEVELOPER. Any individual, corporation, or other legal entity that owns property proposed for subdivision or development.
PERSON. An individual, corporation, organization, governmental or political subdivision or agency, business trust, partnership, association, or any other legal entity.
PRO RATA CHARGE. A fee charged to new water or sanitary sewer service customers who connect to a city retail water or sanitary sewer main or facility, for which the cost of construction was provided by the city, a developer, or an individual. PRO RATA CHARGES are used to reimburse the city, the CDC, the EDC, a developer, or an individual for a portion of such costs. The portion of the main or facility for which pro rata charges are collected shall be measured from the terminus of the then existing water or sanitary sewer line. The goal of such calculation shall be to reimburse the city, the CDC, the EDC, a developer, or an individual as subsequent service connections are established. In no event may the city, the CDC, the EDC, a developer, or an individual recover more than their original costs.
RETAIL WATER OR SANITARY SEWER SERVICE. Water or sanitary sewer service provided by the city directly to the ultimate retail consumer as that term is defined by Tex. Water Code, Ch. 13, and other applicable law.
SERVICE AREA. The corporate limits of the city, or the area served by, or certified to, the city for provision of retail water or sewer service.
SUBDIVISION. Includes residential and commercial subdivision and commercial and industrial development.
UTILITY LINE. The water or sanitary sewer utility facilities and mains used in the provision of retail water or sanitary sewer service by the city.
UTILITY AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY STUDY. A study performed by the city to investigate drainage needs, access to the public street system, existing utility locations, available capacity in the water and sanitary sewer system, identify potential cost to extend utility service to a proposed tract or development, calculate potential revenue from ad valorem taxes, determine whether the tract needs to be annexed, and potential demands on city government.
WILLIS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (CDC). The Type B Economic Development Corporation created by the City of Willis pursuant to Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat., Art. 5190.6, § 4B, now found in Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code, Chs. 501 through 505, which is also known as the Development Corporation Act of 1979.
WILLIS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (EDC). The Type A Economic Development Corporation created by the City of Willis pursuant to Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat., Art. 5190.6, § 4A, now found in Tex. Loc. Gov’t Code, Chs. 501 through 505, which is also known as the Development Corporation Act of 1979.
(Ord. 18-0320A, passed 3-20-2018)