H.B.No.4056
AN ACT
relating to the creation of the Hays County Municipal Utility
District No. 6; providing authority to impose a tax and issue bonds;
granting the power of eminent domain.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION1.Subtitle F, Title 6, Special District Local Laws
Code, is amended by adding Chapter 8297 to read as follows:
CHAPTER 8297. HAYS COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY
DISTRICT NO. 6
SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec.8297.001.DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
(1)"Board" means the district's board of directors.
(2)"Director" means a board member.
(3)"District" means the Hays County Municipal Utility
District No. 6.
Sec.8297.002.NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a
municipal utility district in Hays County created under and
essential to accomplish the purposes of Section 52, Article III,
and Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
Sec.8297.003.FINDINGS OF PUBLIC USE AND BENEFIT. (a) The
district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
(b)All land and other property included in the district
will benefit from the works and projects to be accomplished by the
district under powers conferred by Section 52, Article III, and
Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
Sec.8297.004.CONFIRMATION ELECTION REQUIRED. If the
creation of the district is not confirmed at a confirmation
election held under Section 8297.023 before September 1, 2011:
(1)the district is dissolved September 1, 2011,
except that:
(A)any debts incurred shall be paid;
(B)any assets that remain after the payment of
debts shall be transferred to Hays County; and
(C)the organization of the district shall be
maintained until all debts are paid and remaining assets are
transferred; and
(2)this chapter expires September 1, 2012.
Sec.8297.005.INITIAL DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a) The
district is initially composed of the territory described by
Section 2 of the Act creating this chapter.
(b)The boundaries and field notes contained in Section 2 of
the Act creating this chapter form a closure. A mistake made in the
field notes or in copying the field notes in the legislative process
does not affect:
(1)the organization, existence, or validity of the
district;
(2)the right of the district to impose taxes;
(3)the validity of the district's bonds, notes, or
indebtedness; or
(4)the legality or operation of the district or the
board.
Sec.8297.006.CONSTRUCTION OF CHAPTER. This chapter shall
be liberally construed in conformity with the findings and purposes
set forth in this chapter.
[Sections 8297.007-8297.020 reserved for expansion]
SUBCHAPTER A-1. TEMPORARY PROVISIONS
Sec.8297.021.TEMPORARY DIRECTORS.(a) The temporary
board consists of:
(1)Sam McBride;
(2)Ken Austin;
(3)Mike Coble;
(4)Mike Schroeder; and
(5)David Fulkerson.
(b)If a temporary director fails to qualify for office, the
temporary directors who have qualified shall appoint a person to
fill the vacancy. If at any time there are fewer than three
qualified temporary directors, the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality shall appoint the necessary number of persons
to fill all vacancies on the board.
(c)Temporary directors serve until the earlier of:
(1)the date directors are elected under Section
8297.023; or
(2)the date this chapter expires under Section
8297.004.
Sec.8297.022.CONSENT OF MUNICIPALITY REQUIRED. (a) The
temporary directors may not hold an election under Section 8297.023
until each municipality in whose corporate limits or
extraterritorial jurisdiction the district is located has adopted a
resolution consenting to the creation of the district.
(b)A resolution adopted by a municipality before April 1,
2007, is not effective under this section.
Sec.8297.023.CONFIRMATION AND INITIAL DIRECTORS'
ELECTION. (a) The temporary directors shall hold an election to
confirm the creation of the district and to elect five directors as
provided by Section 49.102, Water Code.
(b)If a majority of the votes cast at the election favor the
creation of the district, the temporary directors shall declare the
district created. If a majority of the votes cast at the election
do not favor the creation of the district, the district is not
created. The temporary directors shall file a copy of the election
results with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Sec.8297.024.INITIAL ELECTED DIRECTORS; TERMS. The
directors elected under Section 8297.023 shall draw lots to
determine which two shall serve until the first regularly scheduled
election of directors and which three shall serve until the second
regularly scheduled election of directors.
Sec.8297.025.EXPIRATION OF SUBCHAPTER. This subchapter
expires September 1, 2012.
[Sections 8297.026-8297.050 reserved for expansion]
SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sec.8297.051.DIRECTORS; TERMS. (a) The district is
governed by a board of five directors.
(b)Directors serve staggered four-year terms.
[Sections 8297.052-8297.100 reserved for expansion]
SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES
Sec.8297.101.MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS AND
DUTIES. The district has the powers and duties provided by the
general law of this state, including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code,
applicable to municipal utility districts created under Section 59,
Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
Sec.8297.102.COMPLIANCE WITH MUNICIPAL CONSENT
ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS. The district shall comply with all
applicable requirements of any ordinance or resolution adopted by
the city council of the City of Dripping Springs that consents to
the creation of the district.
Sec.8297.103.LIMITATION ON USE OF EMINENT DOMAIN. The
district may exercise the power of eminent domain outside the
district only to acquire an easement necessary for a pipeline that
serves the district.
SECTION2.The Hays County Municipal Utility District No. 6
includes all the territory contained in the following area:
FIELD NOT DESCRIPTION OF 127.59 ACRES OF LAND OUT OF THE TEXAS
CENTRAL RR. CO. SURVEY ABSTRACT No. 621, THE GEORGE W. LINDSAY
SURVEY ABSTRACT No. 289 AND THE GEORGE A. HARVEY SURVEY ABSTRACT No.
254 IN HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS, AND BEING COMPRISED OF A PORTION OF THAT
CERTAIN (120.00) ACRE TRACT OF LAND AS CONVEYED TO B.L. JOHNSON, ET
UX, BY DEED RECORDED IN VOLUME 757 PAGE 587 OF THE REAL PROPERTY
RECORDS OF HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS, TOGETHER WITH A PORTION OF THAT
CERTAIN (56.27 ACRE) TRACT OF LAND AS CONVEYED TO B.L. JOHNSON, ET
UX, BY DEED RECORDED IN VOLUME 728 PAGE 438 OF THE REAL PROPERTY
RECORDS OF HAYS COUNTY TEXAS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOWS:
BEGINNING FOR REFERENCE at a 3/8" iron rod found for the Southeast
corner of that certain (120.00 acre) tract of land as conveyed to
B.L. Johnson, et ux, by deed recorded in Volume 757 Page 587 of the
Real Property Records of Hays County, Texas, and for the Southwest
corner of that certain (23.327 acre) tract of land as conveyed to
B.L. Johnson, et ux, by deed recorded in Volume 600 Page 474 of the
Real Property Records of Hays County, Texas, and for the Northwest
corner of that certain (31.63 acre) tract of land as conveyed to
Harry Simon, et ux, by deed recorded in Volume 1309 Page 104 of the
Official Public Records of Hays County, Texas, and for an angle
corner of that certain (128.22 acre) tract of land as conveyed to
Barry Walker and Michael Kenoyer by Warranty Deed recorded in
Volume 1675 Page 734 of the Official Public Records of Hays County,
Texas, and from which a 3/8" iron rod found for an angle corner in
the East line of said Walker and Kenoyer (1298.22 acre) tract bears
S 01 deg. 33' 30" W 327.34 ft.;
THENCE with the South line of said Johnson (120.00 acre) tract, N 89
deg. 59' 45" W 1150.77 ft. to a two inch (2") metal fence corner post
for the Southwest corner of said Johnson (120.00 acre) tract and for
an angle corner of said Walker and Kenoyer (1298.22 acre) tract;
THENCE with the common line of said Johnson (120.00 acre) tract and
said Walker and Kenoyer (1298.22 acre) tract, N 00 deg. 05' 55" W
866.04 ft. to a point for the Southwest corner and PLACE OF
BEGINNING of the herein described tract;
THENCE continuing with the common line of said Johnson (120.00
acre) tract and said Walker and Kenoyer (1298.22 acre) tract, N 00
deg. 05' 55" W 3608.01 ft. to a " iron rod found for the Northwest
corner of said Johnson (120.00 acre) tract and for the Northeast
corner of said Walker and Kenoyer (1298.22 acre) tract, and for an
angle corner in the South line of that certain (226.20 acre) tract
of land as conveyed to Kimbo Investments Limited Partnership by
deed recorded in Volume 1487 Page 474 of the Official Public Records
of Hays County, Texas, and being the Northwest corner of this tract;
THENCE with the North line of said Johnson (120.00 acre) tract, the
following two (2) courses;
1)S 88 deg. 08' 08" E 414.16 ft. to a 60D nail set in a fence angle
post;
2)N 87 deg. 55' 49" E 749.94 ft. to a 60D nail found in the top of a
fence corner post (remnant of a broken 4"x4" concrete monument
found lying next to post) for the Northeast corner of said Johnson
(120.00 acre) tract and being the northerly Northeast corner of
this tract;
THENCE with the East line of said Johnson (120.00 acre) tract, the
following five (5) courses;
1)S 00 deg. 31' 56" E 904.11 ft. to a " iron rod found at a fence
corner post;
2)S 00 deg. 28' 10" E 351.91 ft. to a " iron rod found at a fence
corner post;
3)S 00 deg. 08' 50" E 400.35 ft. to a " iron rod set with a
plastic cap imprinted with "Carson and Bush Professional Surveyors"
at a fence corner post for the Northwest corner of that certain
(56.27 acre) tract of land as conveyed to B.L. Johnson, et ux, by
deed recorded in Volume 728 Page 438 of the Real Property Records of
Hays County, Texas;
4)S 00 deg. 11' 02" W 459.51 ft. to a point;
5)S 02 deg. 55' 19" E at 178.59 ft. passing a bent 60D nail found
in a rock and continuing with the same bearing for a total distance
of 206.45 ft. to a point for an angle corner of this tract;
THENCE crossing the interior of said Johnson (56.27 acre) tract,
the following twelve (12) courses;
1)S 77 deg. 05' 07" E 69.09 ft. to a " iron rod set;
2)S 88 deg. 45' E 75.20 ft. to a " iron rod set;
3)S 84 deg. 41' E 94.73 ft. to a " iron rod set;
4)S 65 deg. 50' 39" E 46.68 ft. to a " iron rod set;
5)S 73 deg. 56' 29" E 119.11 ft. to a " iron rod set with a
plastic cap imprinted with "Carson and Bush Professional
Surveyors";
6)S 61 deg. 05' E 103.62 ft. to a " iron rod set;
7)S 58 deg. 32' 24" E 54.95 ft. to a " iron rod set;
8)S 82 deg. 30' 40" E 47.93 ft. to a " iron rod set;
9)N 83 deg. 09' 17" E 91.07 ft. to a " iron rod set;
10)N 80 deg. 49' 48" E 45.36 ft. to a " iron rod set with a
plastic cap imprinted with "Carson and Bush Professional
Surveyors";
11)N 76 deg. 01' 35" E 229.85 ft. to a " iron rod set with a
plastic imprinted with "Carson and Bush Professional Surveyors";
12)N 86 deg. 28' 22" E 326.01 ft. to a point in the approximate
centerline of Bell Springs Road and in the East line of said Johnson
(56.27 acre) tract, and being the easterly Northwest corner of this
tract;
THENCE with the approximate centerline of Bell Spring Road and with
the East line of said Johnson (56.27 acre) tract, the following
three (3) courses;
1)S 21 deg. 22' 44" E 92.56 ft.;
2)S 03 deg. 53' W 76.71 ft.;
3)S 15 deg. 03' 16" W 71.03 ft. to a point for the easterly
Southeast corner of this tract;
THENCE leaving the centerline of Bell Springs Road and crossing the
interiors of said Johnson (56.27 acre) and (120.00 acre) tracts,
respectively, the following twenty-nine (29) courses;
1)S 87 deg. 00' W 121.29 ft.;
2)S 66 deg. 17' 07" W 147.01 ft.;
3)S 60 deg. 14' 31" W 107.95 ft.;
4)S 20 deg. 11' 34" W 85.58 ft.;
5)S 74 deg. 47' 20" E 103.71 ft.;
6)S 49 deg. 58' 19" W 80.43 ft.;
7)S 38 deg. 33' 16" W 189.44 ft.;
8)S 89 deg. 24' 09" W 61.41 ft.;
9)S 56 deg. 26' 24" W 147.12 ft.;
10)S 29 deg. 52' 49" W 161.04 ft.;
11)S 04 deg. 23' 11" W 128.88 ft.;
12)S 11 deg. 32' 31" E 52.83 ft.;
13)S 45 deg. 30' 40" W 198.97 ft.;
14)S 13 deg. 34' 44" W 75.22 ft.;
15)S 39 deg. 09' 44" W 282.63 ft.;
16)S 72 deg. 32' W 108.87 ft.;
17)S 83 deg. 56' 30" W 121.64 ft.;
18)S 01 deg. 09' 24" E 100.82 ft.;
19)S 87 deg. 29' 28" W 55.83 ft.;
20)N 67 deg. 16' 44" W 106.19 ft.;
21)S 75 deg. 48' 38" W 204.32 ft.;
22)N 78 deg. 46' 35" W 211.83 ft.;
23)N 29 deg. 32' 24" W 39.48 ft.;
24)N 01 deg. 15' 00" E 160.45 ft.;
25)N 88 deg. 45' 00" W 50.00 ft.;
26)N 01 deg. 15' 00" E 57.73 ft. to a non-tangent point of
curvature;
27)Along a curve to the right with a radius of 65.00 ft. for an arc
length of 145.96 ft. and which chord bears N 03 deg. 05' 08" W 117.17
ft.;
28)N 05 deg. 25' W 7.00 ft.;
29)S 90 deg. 00' 00" W 538.74 ft. to the PLACE OF BEGINNING
containing 127.95 acres of land.
SECTION3.(a) The legal notice of the intention to
introduce this Act, setting forth the general substance of this
Act, has been published as provided by law, and the notice and a
copy of this Act have been furnished to all persons, agencies,
officials, or entities to which they are required to be furnished
under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, and Chapter 313,
Government Code.
(b)The governor, one of the required recipients, has
submitted the notice and Act to the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality.
(c)The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has filed
its recommendations relating to this Act with the governor, the
lieutenant governor, and the speaker of the house of
representatives within the required time.
(d)All requirements of the constitution and laws of this
state and the rules and procedures of the legislature with respect
to the notice, introduction, and passage of this Act are fulfilled
and accomplished.
SECTION4.This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.If this
Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
Act takes effect September 1, 2007.
______________________________ ______________________________
President of the Senate Speaker of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 4056 was passed by the House on May 9,
2007, by the following vote:Yeas 144, Nays 0, 2 present, not
voting.
______________________________
Chief Clerk of the House
I certify that H.B. No. 4056 was passed by the Senate on May
23, 2007, by the following vote:Yeas 31, Nays 0.
______________________________
Secretary of the Senate
APPROVED:_____________________
Date
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Governor