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HomeMy WebLinkAboutRes 081203-V - Wasterwater CCN Liberty Hill~1 0? , . RESOLUTION NO A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS SUPPORTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CERTIFICATE OF CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY (CCN) FOR WASTEWATER SERVICE BY THE CITY OF LIBERTY HILL, THE BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY, AND THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY; ALSO KNOWN AS "THE ALLIANCE". WHEREAS, the City of Liberty H ill h as communicated its i ntent to a pply for a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) to establish wastewater services; and WHEREAS, the proposed CCN area, as shown on Exhibit "A" attached hereto, is situated over the Edward Aquifer Contributing Zone; and WHEREAS, the proposed point of discharge for a future wastewater treatment plant to serve the CCN would be into the South San Gabriel River, which bisects the Georgetown community and eliminates the need for on -site septic construction within the basin; and WHEREAS, the proposed CCN area is located to the west of the western extent of the City's envisioned wastewater service area; and WHEREAS, the proposed C CN a rea i s consistent w ith t he W illiamson C aunty Regional Wastewater Study that is being conducted by the Brazos River Authority and the Lower Colorado River Authority; and WHEREAS, the Council finds that it is in the best interest of the City of Georgetown to support the establishment of a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for wastewater service by the City of Liberty Hill, the Brazos River Authority and the Lower Colorado River Authority, also known as "The Alliance", as provided herein. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. The facts and recitations contained in the preamble of this resolution are hereby found and declared to be true and correct, and are incorporated by reference herein and expressly made a part hereof, as if copied verbatim. The City Council hereby finds that this resolution supports the Utilities and Services component of the Century Plan - Policy Plan Element, which states: The City owned, sponsored or managed utilities provide safe, adequate and reliable services to all customers" and further finds that the adoption of this resolution is not inconsistent or in conflict with any other Century Plan Policies. Resolution No. 40 Page of SECTION 2. The City Council of the City of Georgetown hereby resolves to support the establishment of a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for wastewater service by the City of Liberty Hill, the Brazos River Authority and the Lower Colorado River Authority for purposes of protecting its water supply through the creation of organized wastewater collection systems and limitation of new septic systems over the Edwards Aquifer Contributing Zone and providing for the operation of same by competent, experienced wastewater system operators. The Mayor is hereby authorized to sign this Resolution and the City Secretary to attest thereto on behalf of the City of Georgetown. SECTION 3. This resolution shall be effective immediately upon adoption. RESOLVED this tday of 74 THE C M City Secretary �''• ` • •' ce C pia E. Carls, Brown & Carls, LLP City Attorney Resolution No.r=. Page of ORGETOWN: