CHAPTER 8155. BOIS D'ARC MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT

OF FANNIN COUNTY, TEXAS

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS

  1. Sec. 8155.001. DEFINITION. In this chapter, "district" means the Bois D'Arc Municipal Utility District of Fannin County, Texas.
  2. Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 920 (H.B. 3166), Sec. 1.10, eff. April 1, 2009.
  1. Sec. 8155.002. NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a conservation and reclamation district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
  2. Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 920 (H.B. 3166), Sec. 1.10, eff. April 1, 2009.
  1. Sec. 8155.003. FINDINGS OF BENEFIT AND PUBLIC PURPOSE. (a) The district is created to serve a public use and benefit.
  2. (b) All land and other property included in the boundaries of the district will benefit from the works and projects that are to be accomplished by the district under the powers conferred by Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
  3. (c) The creation of the district is essential to accomplish the purposes of Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
  4. Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 920 (H.B. 3166), Sec. 1.10, eff. April 1, 2009.
  1. Sec. 8155.004. DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a) The district is composed of the territory described by Section 2, Chapter 421, Acts of the 66th Legislature, Regular Session, 1979, as that territory may have been modified under:
    1. (1) Subchapter H, Chapter 54, Water Code;
    2. (2) Subchapter J, Chapter 49, Water Code; or
    3. (3) other law.
  2. (b) The boundaries and field notes of the district form a closure. A mistake in the field notes or in copying the field notes in the legislative process does not affect:
    1. (1) the district's organization, existence, and validity;
    2. (2) the district's right to issue any type of bond for a purpose for which the district is created or to pay the principal of and interest on a bond;
    3. (3) the district's right to impose taxes; or
    4. (4) the legality or operation of the district or its governing body.
    Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 920 (H.B. 3166), Sec. 1.10, eff. April 1, 2009.

SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. Sec. 8155.051. COMPOSITION OF BOARD. The district is governed by a board of seven directors.
  2. Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 920 (H.B. 3166), Sec. 1.10, eff. April 1, 2009.
  1. Sec. 8155.052. VACANCIES. The Commissioners Court of Fannin County shall appoint directors to fill all vacancies on the board when the number of qualified directors is fewer than four.
  2. Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 920 (H.B. 3166), Sec. 1.10, eff. April 1, 2009.
  1. Sec. 8155.053. DIRECTOR'S BOND. A director is not required to post a public official's bond.
  2. Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 920 (H.B. 3166), Sec. 1.10, eff. April 1, 2009.

SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES

  1. Sec. 8155.101. MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS. The district has the rights, powers, privileges, and functions provided by general law applicable to a municipal utility district created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, including Chapters 49 and 54, Water Code.
  2. Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 920 (H.B. 3166), Sec. 1.10, eff. April 1, 2009.
  1. Sec. 8155.102. WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS. (a) To serve the inhabitants of the county in which the district is situated, the district may:
    1. (1) acquire, and may improve or extend, any existing water or sewer system that serves all or part of the district territory; or
    2. (2) construct a water or sewer system.
  2. (b) A contract to acquire an existing water or sewer facility may be made on terms approved by the contracting parties.
  3. Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 920 (H.B. 3166), Sec. 1.10, eff. April 1, 2009.
  1. Sec. 8155.103. TAXES. The district may not impose a tax unless the tax has been approved by the voters at an election called for that purpose.
  2. Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 920 (H.B. 3166), Sec. 1.10, eff. April 1, 2009.

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