Agreement reached in Trophy Club utility contract

03/24/2014 4:45 PM

03/24/2014 4:47 PM

Trophy Club has reached an agreement for a long-term contract with Municipal Utility District No. 1 to provide provide water and wastewater utility services to its residents who live in the Public Improvement District outside the MUD’s boundaries.

The MUD provides water, wastewater and sewer services to the residents of Trophy Club, including 1,400 households that are in a Public Improvement District, which is outside the boundaries of the MUD. The new, 99-year contract stipulates that all Trophy Club residents, including those in the PID, will pay equally for water, wastewater and infrastructure updates for the MUD, Trophy Club marketing manager April Reiling said.

Trophy Club council members and the MUD board of directors met March 19 to finalize the terms of the agreement.

PID residents will not be responsible for the MUD’s existing debt obligations, according to a press release.

“This agreement is a good consolidation for our residents and keeps them from being uninformed,” Trophy Club Mayor Connie White said.

Trophy Club Municipal Utility District No. 1 Board President Jim Moss said the agreement will be beneficial to the city and the MUD.

“The Town and the District have always worked to make the best decisions for Trophy Club residents and this new agreement helps unite the two organizations to better accomplish our goals,” Moss said in a press release. "Our agreement to start meeting quarterly to keep each other better informed and work more closely at budget time to ensure both organizations are fully aware of any upcoming expense considerations is an important step forward in our relations.”

MUD District Manager Jennifer McKnight said the agreement shows a strong commitment to the city.

“These two entities (Town Council and MUD) will be bound together for many, many years,” she said. “This is exactly what all citizens and residents needed to ensure everyone is treated equally.”

The Council and MUD Board of Directors will hold a joint meeting to formally approve the contract once the final version is complete.

Trophy Club has a population of about 10,500, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Trophy Club marketing manager April Reiling said there are an estimated 4,000 homes in Trophy Club, which spans 4.2 square miles.

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