Wednesday, May 4, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found


VideoFound: Male Lab mix, light brown, neon orange collar (Reminton), St. Hedwig near Lubianski's Feed store. 210-859-1546.

VideoLost orange & white female fox terrier on 5/1/16 near 775 & 3432. Please contact Lindsay @ 210-284-0094. Thanks.

VideoFound downtown Floresville. Small, friendly, young dog, Sheltie/terrier mix (maybe?) 830.393.8303 or 210.274.6884
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Experienced A/C service tech, must have driver license and clean driving record. Call 830-393-4700.
Walk-in bathtub sales person wanted. $100,000+ $4,000/mo. guaranteed. Sales experience required. Call Jerry Stewart at 913-276-2143, Ewing Enterprises, LLC.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›
RE/MAX homeRichardson Chevrolet homeTNMC
You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.

Section A: General News


Stockdale ETJ utility rates to rise




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Wilson County News
September 12, 2012 | 1,145 views | Post a comment

STOCKDALE -- Citizens residing in Stockdale’s extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) soon may have to dig a little deeper to pay for their utilities, if their provider is the city of Stockdale, following discussions during the Sept. 4 Stockdale City Council meeting.

During the 2012 Stockdale budget workshops, the council considered increasing the trash rates for those living outside the city limits by 1.4 percent -- the amount that the trash provider will bill the city. Approximately 50 customers could be affected, if approved by an ordinance to adopt the new rates.

In yet another utility issue, Brenda Hanel again returned to the council to question the proposed utility rate charged for water and sewage for RV parks located outside the city limits. During the Aug. 7 council meeting, Mayor Johnny Stahl said the council was considering different rates for RV parks based on location -- within the city limits versus in the ETJ.

City Manager Banks Akin said the proposed monthly base rate for RV parks located within the city limits is $25, while those located in the ETJ will be charged $28. An additional $10-per-unit fee will be charged, whether the spot is occupied or vacant. Those located in the ETJ will be assessed $20 per unit. An additional charge will be based on the amount of water used, with higher prices assessed those in the ETJ. The council has yet to adopt the ordinance for the rate increase.

Stahl emphasized the rate structure for trash and water gives consideration to city property owners who pay ad valorem taxes to fund city services and infrastructure. He said the city did not wish to add to their financial burden.

Annexation as a means to avoid the higher rates entered the discussion, as Hanel’s RV park is in the city’s ETJ. Hanel was noncommittal when Stahl suggested this alternative to her. Stahl added it would be easier if Hanel asked the city to annex the property.

The theme of old business continued as Akin revisited an issue raised by Carl Lambeck during the council’s Aug. 29 budget hearing, regarding sales-tax revenue. Akin said the figure he used in the 2012-13 budget was based on the average monthly revenue of $11,200, not $14,000 as previously stated. He added that the city receives only 66.7 percent of this revenue, and that the Stockdale Economic Development Corp. receives the remaining 33.3 percent.

The council also:

•Heard a presentation from Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) Superintendent Paul Darilek regarding an upgrade of the city’s softball field. The school has acquired used football stadium lights from Shiner ISD for $2,000. Darilek sought permission to install the lights and relocate a fence to make a regulation-sized softball field, at no cost to the city. Since the item was listed only for discussion, it will appear for action at a future meeting.

•Adopted a resolution for the abandonment of 0.12 acres of land located within the city limits that was once part of C.R. 466. The 30-foot-by-120-foot strip of land is located behind All Dolled Up in the southeastern part of the city.

•Appointed Stockdale city Councilman Roger Armstrong to fill the Stockdale Economic Development Corp. seat vacated by Josh Hussong, whose term expires in December.

***In attendance: Mayor Johnny Stahl, councilmen Sherry D. Lambeck, Becky Adams, and Roger Armstrong, City Manager Banks Akin, City Secretary Thania Santos, Attorney Gary Shank, Stockdale Independent School District Superintendent Paul Darilek, and citizens Brenda Hanel and Royce Wetz.
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

Section A: General News Archives


Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. AACOG plans public meeting (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Accident injures two drivers (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. AgriLife offers tips to protect from Zika, other mosquito-borne diseases (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Behind the lens: Solitary stillness (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Celebration Mass June 12 (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Cemetery association meeting (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Condos are fine, but do your research (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Court Update (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Crime Stoppers aids police anonymously (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. DA, DPS bust nets 86 charges (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Debate over Robert’s Rules dominates Floresville council (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Dwellings At Home offers lodge, ranch furnishings, more (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Overbearing city council threatens boards’ independence (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Taking personal responsibility will bring possibilities (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Editorial: Trump is the same old song with one more verse (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FEDC tables recommendation of master parks plan (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. FELPS tornado repair continues as FEMA help stalls (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Floresville Chamber Luncheon May 18 (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Hall of Fame inductees: Joe Kotwig, Malcolm and Beverly Talley (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Letter: Alamo Colleges: A bust for Floresville (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Local nursing homes plan Senior Olympics May 9-13 (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Look twice for motorcycle riders (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Lyssy’s vault earns gold, sets records! (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Medicaid, CHIP application assistance (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Meeting Watch: Wilson County Commissioners Court (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. National Day of Prayer May 5 (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Police Blotter (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Ramirez promoted to colonel (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Reserve a seat for SA Tea Party (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Tanneberger tops in sales (May 4, 2016)
Full article available to Wilson County News subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Treviño prepares to take reins of East Central athletics (May 4, 2016)