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Res 96-13 Authorizing Efforts to Dissolve Lake Turner Municipal Utility District No. 2 and No. 3TOWN OF WESTLAKE RESOLUTION 96-13 A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE, TEXAS, AUTHORIZING EFFORTS TO DISSOLVE LAKE TURNER MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 2, AND LAKE TURNER UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 3, AND SECURING WATER AND WASTEWATER FACILITIES FOR THE TOWN OF WESTLAKE; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, Lake Turner Municipal Utility District No. 2 ("MUD 2"); and Lake Turner Municipal Utility District No.3 ("MUD 3") were created by the Texas Legislature in 1987 when Nelson Bunker Hunt owned the Circle T Ranch and it was represented to the Board that the municipal utility districts were needed in order to provide water to the expensive thoroughbred race horses training at the Circle T Ranch; and WHEREAS, Nelson Bunker Hunt no longer owns the Circle T Ranch and it is no longer operated as a ranch for training race horses and the original purpose for creating the MUDs no longer exists; and WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen believes that the Town should control the water and wastewater services provided to residents and businesses within the corporate boundaries of the Town; and WHEREAS, the Town is capable and desirous of providing or securing such services for the residents and businesses within the Town; and WHEREAS, none of the MUDS currently serves any customers; and WHEREAS, the Town is willing and able to assume all of the obligations of the MUDS; and WHEREAS, in 1992 the Town adopted a comprehensive plan including comprehensive plans for providing water and wastewater services to all residents and businesses; and WHEREAS, the additional layer of bureaucracy represented by these MUDs is wasteful and burdensome and misallocates the Town's resources for furnishing water and sewer services to all residents and businesses on a non-discriminatory and cost-efficient basis; and Resolution 96-13 Page 2 WHEREAS, the Town is opposed to the existence of MUD 2, and MUD 3 within the Town's boundaries and believes that such MUDS are no longer necessary to provide utility services to the Circle T Ranch or any other properties within Westlake; and NOW, THEREFORE, DE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake, Texas: SECTION 1: That the officials of the Town of Westlake proceed with efforts to obtain the dissolution of MUD 2, and MUD 3, and to secure water and wastewater facilities for the Town, and the Mayor is hereby authorized to direct and coordinate the activities that are needed to carry out the provisions of this resolution so that the Town shall be in control of the water and wastewater facilities within the Town's boundaries. SECTION 2: That the Town respectfully urges State Senator Jane Nelson and District 98 Representative Nancy Moffat to sponsor legislation in the 1997 session of the Texas Legislature that would allow the Town of Westlake to dissolve MUD 2, and MUD 3 in the manner provided under Chapter 43 of the Local Government Code, which dissolution provisions apply to almost every other MUD in the State of Texas. SECTION 3: That this resolution shall be effective from and after its date of passage. PASSED AND APPROVED by the Board of Aldermen of the Town of Westlake this 9"' day of September, 1996. Scott Bradle , Mayor ATTEST: X -Ll j,,�-- Ginger dDsswy, Town Secret APPROVED AS TO FORM: Paul C. Isham, Town Attorney