Texas Water Code
Sec. § 54.0162
Option of Selection by District Composed of Noncontiguous Areas Located in the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction of Two Municipalities


(a)

A municipal utility district composed of noncontiguous areas that on January 1, 1995, are contained in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of two municipalities may choose, by a resolution of the governing body of the district, to be wholly contained in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of one municipality selected by the governing body of the district if:

(1)

both the municipality selected by the district and all parts of the district are located in the same county;

(2)

a majority of the area of the municipality not selected by the district is in a county other than the county in which the district is located, and neither county has a population greater than 3.3 million;

(3)

the boundary of the municipality selected by the district is located not more than two miles from any part of the district;

(4)

the noncontiguous areas of the district are not, at their closest point, more than two miles apart;

(5)

the district is within a water control and improvement district; and

(6)

a certified copy of the resolution of the governing body of the district is filed with both municipalities before the effective date specified in the resolution.

(b)

If a municipal utility district selects a municipality under Subsection (a), another municipal utility district that has a boundary contiguous to the district that has selected a municipality under Subsection (a) and has a boundary contiguous to the selected municipality may choose by resolution of the governing body of the municipal utility district to be contained wholly in the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the selected municipality. A copy of the resolution must be filed in the same manner as required by Subsection (a)(6).

(c)

The governing body of a municipality not selected under the provisions of Subsection (a) or (b) shall release the area of the municipal utility district from the municipalitys extraterritorial jurisdiction on the effective date of the resolution presented to the governing body of the municipality under Subsection (a) or (b). The released area becomes part of the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the selected municipality. The released area is not subject to any ordinance of the municipality not selected by the district.

(d)

This section controls over any other law relating to the creation, application, or operation of the extraterritorial jurisdiction of a municipality.

(e)

The provisions of this section also apply to a municipal utility district that:

(1)

was created before 1980;

(2)

has an area of 700 acres or less; and

(3)

is located, in part, within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of two or more municipalities and, in part, outside municipal extraterritorial jurisdiction in the unincorporated area of a county.

(f)

A municipal utility district acting under Subsection (e) shall comply with the notification and selection requirements of this section. A municipality affected by the decision of a municipal utility district acting under Subsection (e) shall comply with the requirements of Subsections (b) and (c).

(g)

A municipal utility district described by Subsection (e) shall notify the affected municipality within 30 calendar days of notice of intent to annex by that municipality.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 784, Sec. 1, eff. June 16, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1163 (H.B. 2702), Sec. 184, eff. September 1, 2011.
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