The Henrietta City Council adopted a water conservation plan for 2014, as required by the state every five years, during a brief regular meeting Monday night.
The conservation plan outlines how the city will implement efficient water use practices according to the Texas Administrative Code, and includes items such as “specific five and 10 year water salving targets,” provisions for maintaining meters, and means of implementation and enforcement.
The council scheduled a budget workshop and public hearing for the proposed tax rate at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. City Manager Kelley Bloodworth believes only one workshop will be required and does not expect an increase in the tax rate.
Monday’s meeting was the first for Ward 2 Alderman Jim Lemons, who will fill the unexpired term of Mike Roberts.