Webster City Council on Tuesday voted to call a public hearing for September 4 to receive comments on the proposed FY2013 budget.
The budget will be considered for adoption on September 18.
The city council voted to approve the city’s membership in the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities and to pay a $0.15 per capita assessment for membership in the coalition.
The total of the assessment, based on Webster’s population, will be $1,593. Funds from the assessment, which is being levied on all of the coalition’s member cities, will be used to participate in non-reimbursable proceedings, rulemakings and legislative efforts that impact electric and natural gas utility prices in the region.
“For the past 15 years, GCCC has protected the authority of municipalities over monopoly electric and natural gas providers and has defended the interests of the residential and small commercial customers within the cities,” Finance Director Michael Rodgers said. “Cities are often the only consumer advocates that work to keep utility rates reasonable. The work undertaken by GCCC has saved ratepayers millions of dollars in unreasonable charges.”
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present. Agenda