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Public Hearing to discuss water impact fees scheduled for February 20

The Eagle Pass City council voted in favor of a resolution scheduling a public hearing to discuss the imposition of a water impact fee to benefit the Eagle Pass Water Works System and its Capital Improvement projects.

EPWWS General Manager Jorge Barrera was present at the meeting where he gave a presentation on the subject and explained who would be paying this new fee, if approved.

Pursuant to Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code, the City is authorized to impose impact fees against new development on behalf the EPWWS. In order to allow EPWWS to generate revenue for funding or recouping the costs of water and wastewater capital improvements or  facility expansions necessitated by and attributable to new development within EPWWS’ certificated water and wastewater service areas (that are  within the City’s corporate boundaries and extraterritorial jurisdiction (“ETJ”)service area.

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The amount of the proposed water impact fee per service unit is $ 828.00

“The impact fee is for new developments, buildings and homes.”

The City of Eagle Pass will be conducting a Public Hearing on March 20, at 5:00 PM in City Council Chambers located at 100 S. Monroe, Eagle Pass, Texas. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider the adoption of a water impact fee within the City of Eagle Pass’ corporate boundaries and extraterritorial jurisdiction.

All citizens and interested persons are encouraged to attend this hearing and present their views to the City Council. Any member of the public has the right to appear at the hearing and present evidence for or against the plan and proposed water impact fee.

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