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Texas Laws | Water Code
WATER CODE
TITLE 4. GENERAL LAW DISTRICTS

Sec. 51.854. FLOOD WARNING SYSTEM. (19052)(Text)

The commission and the authority, in conjunction with affected political subdivisions, shall develop a basinwide flood warning system to alert the public and local officials of imminent flooding in order to effectuate orderly withdrawal from floodplains and to institute other appropriate precautions. (19053)

Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 858, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. (19054)

SUBCHAPTER R. OPTION TO EXCHANGE MUNICIPAL JURISDICTION (19055)(Text)
Sec. 51.871. DEFINITIONS. (19056)(Text)

In this subchapter: (19057)

(1) "Dissociated municipality" means a home-rule municipality from whose extraterritorial jurisdiction a district is transferred under this subchapter. (19058)

(2) "Associated municipality" means a home-rule municipality into whose extraterritorial jurisdiction a district is transferred under this subchapter. (19059)

(3) "Home-rule municipality" has the meaning assigned by Section 5.004, Local Government Code. (19060)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 97, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. (19061)

Sec. 51.872. AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER DISTRICT BETWEEN MUNICIPALITIES' EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION. (19062)(Text)

The board of directors of a district by order may transfer the district from the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of another municipality if the board finds that: (19063)

(1) as of January 1, 1993, the municipality that has extraterritorial jurisdiction over the district excluded the district from the service area of the municipality's municipally owned water or sewer utility system; (19064)

(2) the other municipality has included or agreed to include the district within the service area of the municipality's municipally owned water or sewer utility system, and the municipality has adopted a water or sewer utility service plan agreeable to the board; and (19065)

(3) the municipally owned water or sewer utility system of the other municipality has agreed to provide the service to the district within one year. (19066)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 97, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. (19067)

Sec. 51.873. APPLICABILITY. (19068)(Text)

This subchapter applies only to a district that: (19069)

(1) has a contiguous area of more than 1,000 acres; (19070)

(2) is within the jurisdiction of two or more counties; (19071)

(3) is within the jurisdiction of two river authorities, one of which has issued an interbasin transfer permit to the associated municipality; (19072)

(4) has not yet constructed any facilities or borrowed any money; (19073)

(5) is in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the dissociated municipality and that municipality is located principally in one of the two counties in which the district is located; (19074)

(6) is adjacent to the municipal boundary or the area subject to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the associated municipality and that municipality is located principally in the other of the two counties in which the district is located; and (19075)

(7) is subject to special storm water runoff or nonpoint source pollution rules of at least one of the two river authorities. (19076)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 97, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. (19077)

Sec. 51.874. EFFECT OF TRANSFER. (19078)(Text)

On and after the effective date of the board's order under Section 51.872 of this chapter, the district: (19079)

(1) is subject to a municipal ordinance that applies to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the associated municipality; and (19080)

(2) is not subject to a municipal ordinance that applies to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the dissociated municipality. (19081)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 97, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. (19082)

Sec. 51.875. SUBCHAPTER SUPERSEDES. (19083)(Text)

To the extent of any conflict, this subchapter controls over any other law related to the creation, application, or operation of the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality. (19084)

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 97, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993. (19085)

CHAPTER 51A. METROPOLITAN WATER CONTROL AND IMPROVEMENT DISTRICTS AND SUBDISTRICTS (19086)(Text)

Sec. 51A.001. DEFINITIONS. (19087)(Text)

In this chapter: (19088)

(1) "Board" means the board of directors of a district. (19089)

(2) "Commission" means the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. (19090)

(3) "District" means a conservation and reclamation district that: (19091)

(A) is created by general or special law pursuant to Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution; (19092)

(B) is governed by Chapter 51 to the extent the provisions of that chapter are not inconsistent with the provisions of any special law creating the district; and (19093)

(C) contains at least 10,000 acres after all exclusions of land have occurred. (19094)

(4) "Refunding bond" means a refunding bond issued by a district. (19095)

(5) "Residential neighborhood" means an area that, as it develops, will consist of detached single-family residences on not less than 79 percent of the net residential acreage of the area and will consist of condominiums or multifamily rental units with a density greater than 15 units per net residential acre on not more than 10 percent of the net residential acreage of the area. Notwithstanding the foregoing, "residential neighborhood" means an area that, as it develops, will consist of detached single-family residences on not less than 87-1/2 percent of the net residential acreage of the area if the preliminary engineering report adopted by the board before the authorization of bonds stipulates that approximately 87-1/2 percent of the net residential acreage will consist of single-family residences; provided, however, that on the full utilization of all facilities constructed with the proceeds of the bonds authorized, the definition of "residential neighborhood" stated in the first sentence of this subdivision applies. A variance of as much as three percent from the percentages set forth above is permissible during development if the percentages are met on completion of development. (19096)

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