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CITY OF HOUSTON - CITY COUNCIL

Meeting Date: 12/5/2023

Item Creation Date: 10/27/2023

HPW - 20INA143: Street Light Ordinance - chptr 40-3

Agenda Item#: 33.


 
                               
Summary:

ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 40-3 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES to remove the fee for individual residents to request New Streetlights

Background:

SUBJECT: Approve an Ordinance Amending Section 40-3 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances (“Code”) to remove the fee for individual residents to request new streetlights.

 

RECOMMENDATION:  Approve an Ordinance amending Section 40-3 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances (“Code”) to remove the fee for individual residents to request new streetlights.

 

PREVIOUS HISTORY AND SCOPE: The Code allows a resident to apply for a new streetlight in residential areas but requires the applicant to pay for the first year’s operating costs, generally about $200.00, prior to installation of ornamental standard type streetlights (a.k.a., metal pole streetlights).

 

SCOPE OF THIS AMENDMENTBased on the advice of HPW, City Council finds it appropriate to amend Section 40-3 of the Code to eliminate the first year’s charge to residents for operating costs of new streetlights and to update the City Fee Schedule to reflect this change.

 

 

 

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Carol Ellinger Haddock, P.E., Director

Houston Public Works

 

Contact Information:

Michael Wahl, P.E., PTOE

 Assistant Director,

Transportation & Drainage Operations

Phone: (832) 395-2443

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