Gainesville City Council’s regular meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. today at the city municipal building, 200 S. Rusk St.
On today’s agenda:
• Council will consider and possibly approve the first reading of an ordinance that allows a negotiated resolution between the Atmos Cities Steering Committee and Atmos Energy Corp., Mid-Tex Division, regarding the company’s 2013 annual rate review mechanism filing in all cities exercising original jurisdiction; declaring existing rates to be unreasonable; adopting tariffs that reflect rate adjustments consistent with the negotiated settlement and finding the rates to be set by the attached tariffs to be just and reasonable; requiring the company to reimburse cities’ reasonable ratemaking expenses; repealing conflicting resolutions or ordinances; determining that this ordinance was passed in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Open Meetings Act; adopting a savings clause; declaring an effective date; providing a most favored nations clause; and requiring delivery of this ordinance to the company and the steering committee’s legal counsel.
• Council will consider a resolution authorizing City Manager Barry Sullivan to enter into a contract for the collection of delinquent taxes; providing for compensation for services required thereunder; providing for a contract period and other terms and conditions contained therein.
• Council will conduct a public hearing regarding a petition filed by CP Homes requesting the annexation of 1.817 acres of land into city limits. Council will also consider passage of an ordinance allowing the annexation.
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In the photo above, Dr. Matthew Bayne and his staff stand outside Family Dental Care of Gainesville.
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“Even though I originally had a dream of becoming an astronaut, Dr. Stryker was always happy and seemed to have the best job ever,” Dr. Bayne said.
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