Text of chapter effective April 1, 2017

SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS

  1. Sec. 8415.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter:
    1. (1) "Board" means the district's board of directors.
    2. (2) "Director" means a member of the board.
    3. (3) "District" means the West Cedar Creek Municipal Utility District.
    Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 855 (S.B. 1162), Sec. 1.04, eff. April 1, 2017.
  1. Sec. 8415.002. NATURE OF DISTRICT. The district is a conservation and reclamation district in Henderson County created under Section 59, Article XVI, Texas Constitution.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 855 (S.B. 1162), Sec. 1.04, eff. April 1, 2017.
  1. Sec. 8415.003. 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 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 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 855 (S.B. 1162), Sec. 1.04, eff. April 1, 2017.
  1. Sec. 8415.004. DISTRICT TERRITORY. (a) The district is composed of the territory described by Section 2, Chapter 742, Acts of the 64th Legislature, Regular Session, 1975, 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, or 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 the bond;
    3. (3) the district's right to impose a tax; or
    4. (4) the legality or operation of the district or its governing body.
    Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 855 (S.B. 1162), Sec. 1.04, eff. April 1, 2017.

SUBCHAPTER B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  1. Sec. 8415.051. COMPOSITION OF BOARD; TERMS. (a) The board is composed of seven elected directors.
  2. (b) Directors serve staggered terms.
  3. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 855 (S.B. 1162), Sec. 1.04, eff. April 1, 2017.
  1. Sec. 8415.052. BOARD VACANCY. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a vacancy in the office of director shall be filled in the manner provided by Section 49.105, Water Code.
  2. (b) The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shall appoint directors to fill all of the vacancies on the board whenever the number of qualified directors is fewer than four.
  3. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 855 (S.B. 1162), Sec. 1.04, eff. April 1, 2017.

SUBCHAPTER C. POWERS AND DUTIES

  1. Sec. 8415.101. MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT POWERS. The district has the rights, powers, privileges, and functions conferred and imposed 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 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 855 (S.B. 1162), Sec. 1.04, eff. April 1, 2017.
  1. Sec. 8415.102. WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS. The district may acquire, and may improve or extend, any existing water or sewer system that serves all or part of the district territory or may construct a water or sewer system to serve the inhabitants of the county in which the district is situated.
  2. Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 855 (S.B. 1162), Sec. 1.04, eff. April 1, 2017.
  1. Sec. 8415.103. 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 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 855 (S.B. 1162), Sec. 1.04, eff. April 1, 2017.

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