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File #: 21-249    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Item Ready
File created: 3/3/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Approval of a resolution in support of Comal County urging the Texas Legislature to amend Section 502.402, Texas Transportation Code during the 87th legislative session.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Draft Resolution - Registration Fee Waiver
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Presenter/Contact

Presenter

Greg Malatek, Public Works Director

Contact Info

(830) 221-4020 - gmalatek@nbtexas.org

 

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SUBJECT:

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Approval of a resolution in support of Comal County urging the Texas Legislature to amend Section 502.402, Texas Transportation Code during the 87th legislative session.

 

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:

The Texas Transportation Code allows for counties to impose an optional fee of up to $10 to register a vehicle within the county. Citizens of New Braunfels benefit from the use of county maintained roads and bridges and state projects that receive right-of-way and utility relocation funds from the County.  The purpose of such a fee is to fund long-term transportation projects in the county. Currently, the County is excluded from collecting the fee because it does not meet the population limits defined by state statute in the Transportation Code.

 

The requested change to the state statute would allow Comal County to propose the fee to qualified voters. If approved by voters, it would allow Comal County to proceed with needed transportation improvement projects on the State Highway System and Comal County roads.

 

ADDRESSES A NEED/ISSUE IN A CITY PLAN OR COUNCIL PRIORITY:

 

 

 

 

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

None

 

Recommendation

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

[Enter Committee Recommendation Here]

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval of this resolution of support, as well-maintained roadways within Comal County benefit the citizens of New Braunfels.