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Res 21-09 Authorizing Continued Participation with Atmos Cities Steering CommitteeTOWN OF WESTLAKE RESOLUTION NO. 21-09 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTINUED PARTICIPATION WITH THE ATMOS CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE; AND AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF FIVE CENTS PER CAPITA TO THE ATMOS CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE TO FUND REGULATORY AND RELATED ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ATMOS ENERGY CORPORATION. WHEREAS, the Town of Westlake is a regulatory authority under the Gas Utility Regulatory Act (GURA) and has exclusive original jurisdiction over the rates and services of Atmos Energy Corporation, Mid -Tex Division (Atmos) within the municipal boundaries of the Town; and WHEREAS, the Atmos Cities Steering Committee (ACSC) has historically intervened in Atmos rate proceedings and gas utility related rulemakings to protect the interests of municipalities and gas customers residing within municipal boundaries; and WHEREAS, ACSC is participating in Railroad Commission dockets and projects, as well as court proceedings and legislative activities, affecting gas utility rates; and WHEREAS, the Town is a member of ACSC; and WHEREAS, in order for ACSC to continue its participation in these activities which affects the provision of gas utility service and the rates to be charged, it must assess its members for such costs. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS: SECTION 1: That, all matters stated in the Recitals hereinabove are found to be true and correct and are incorporated herein by reference as if copied in their entirety. SECTION 2: That, the Town is authorized to continue its membership with the Atmos Cities Steering Committee to protect the interests of the Town of Westlake and protect the interests of the customers of Atmos Energy Corporation, Mid -Tex Division residing and conducting business within the Town limits. SECTION 3: That, the Town is further authorized to pay its 2021 assessment to the ACSC in the amount of five cents ($0.05) per capita. A copy of this Resolution and approved assessment fee payable to "Atmos Cities Steering Committee" shall be sent to: Resolution 21-09 Page 1 of 2 Brandi Stigler Atmos Cities Steering Committee c/o Arlington City Attorney's Office, Mail Stop 63-0300 101 S. Mesquite St., Suite 300 Arlington, Texas 76010 SECTION 4: If any portion of this Resolution shall, for any reason, be declared invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof and the Council hereby determines that it would have adopted this Resolution without the invalid provision. SECTION 5: That this resolution shall become effective from and after its date of passage. PASSED AND APPROVED ON THIS 29"' DAY OF MARCH 2O21. ATTEST: Todd Wood, Town Secretary APPROVED AS TO FORM: ´┐ŻU - L {rr L. St nton owry, Town Attorney / Z, V L't Laura Wheat, Mayor la Amanda DeGan, Town Manager T E X Resolution 21-09 Page 2o[2