Sugar Land City Council adjusts sanitation contract, accepts donations for animal shelter

City of Sugar Land Wastewater Service Contract Annual Consumer Price Index Increased from 2.5% to 7.8% for FY2023, Following Council Approval Council of Sugar Land at its last meeting.

The contract between the City of Sugar Land and Brazos River Authority is currently in its fourth year.

“The one-time increase is a contractual increase with the Brazos River Authority due to increased operating costs due to inflation,” said Doug Adolph, communications manager for the City of Sugar Land. “It’s not related to the tax rate at all, because the utility fund is funded by user fees, not property taxes.”

BRA operates and maintains the city’s four wastewater treatment plants.

The agreement includes two categories — basic services and additional services.

Basic services refer to labor, laboratory analysis, preventive maintenance, repairs, equipment and supplies needed to operate factories.

The cost of sanitizing chemicals, transportation and disposal of sludge, any unscheduled maintenance over $3,000, and capital improvement projects fall under additional services.

“Each year, the (pay for) basic services is adjusted based on the market,” said Brian Butscher, director of public works for Sugar Land. “And that’s based on the CPI, which is the adopted economic standard for how the economy moves from a cost of service.”

BRA has provided reliable, cost-effective service to Sugar Land since 2005, the city said.

At the same meeting, the Sugar Land City Council approved donations totaling $53,757.50 for Sugar Land Animal Services.

Of this amount, $49,312.50 will go to general operations and $4,450.00 will be used for the construction of new shelters.

The policy requires that donations received throughout the year from individuals and corporations be formally acknowledged. Since the last recognition, Sugar Land has received 177 donations from 169 donors, 27 of which were over $250.

Animal Services also receives support from the shelter’s Amazon Wish List.

These funds are dedicated to care and adoption efforts for animal shelter residents, community-wide animal welfare education efforts, and future shelter construction costs, the agency said. town.

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