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City to hold hearings on annexation, 2011 budget
Polk County Enterprise
LIVINGSTON — City officials will hold a public hearing on the proposed annexation of a 21.738 acre tract owned by First United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Livingston City Hall. The annexation request came from the congregation. Livingston City Council will also hold a public hearing on the budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year during the 5 p.m. meeting. City Manager Marilyn Sutton will present budget adjustments for the 2009- 2010 fiscal year for council approval. Also during Tuesday’s meeting, council members will consider ordinances establishing rates for electricity, sanitation, water and sewer. When presenting the proposed budget at the August council meeting, Sutton said each of those rates will increase slightly. Electric rate increases will pass-through an increase from the wholesale electric provider, Sam Rayburn Municipal Power Agency. The council will also consider items acted on at the beginning of each fiscal year, including an agreement for fire protection between the city and Polk County and designating the Polk County Enterprise as the official newspaper of record for the city. The council also will consider ratification of a five-year extension of a lease agreement for operation of the Livingston Golf Course. City officials are also expected to continue an administrative agreement with the Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Poll to be effective in October. Sutton will update council members on current projects and events during Tuesday’s meeting. An executive session will be held to review the proposed salary schedule for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Any action will be taken in an open session following the closed meeting.