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Tom Taggart

Friday, August 12th, 2011

City lowers proposed utility rate increases

Staff recommended on Thursday that the San Marcos City Council raise water rates three percent, instead of six percent, as it originally proposed for the next two budget years. Wastewater rates would increase 2.5 percent instead of 3.5 percent in those years.

Friday, August 5th, 2011

San Marcos council members ponder utility rate increases

Under the city’s proposed fiscal year 2012 budget, the average residential customer could expect a $4.21 increase for the three city-provided utility services — $1.94 more for water service; $1.15 more for wastewater; and $1.12 more for...

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

City council approves incentives for wind and solar power

Tuesday, city councilmembers approved $5,000 incentive payments and permit fee waivers to city utility customers who install renewable energy-based electricity generators.

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

State orders rolling brownouts

San Marcos officials are participating in rolling electrical brownouts ordered by the state's electric reliability agency. The state said cold weather is placing so much demand on the state's electric supply that it will be necessary to...

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

City budget includes utility rate hikes

The San Marcos city budget that took effect last month projects that the city's expenditures will increase by $7.6 million (5.4 percent), while revenues will increase by $8.7 million (6.5 percent). The $147.8 million budget keeps the...

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

City council hires Nuse, approves Paso Robles deal

MERCURY PRO | Wrapping up two pieces of business before Mayor Susan Narvaiz leaves the dais in November, the San Marcos City Council hired Round Rock City Manager Jim Nuse and approved a development agreement, annexation and...

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Mayor: City looking for new plan to water golf course at Paso Robles

MERCURY PRO | At a special meeting of the San Marcos City Council Tuesday night, Mayor Susan Narvaiz and Carma Texas General Manager Shaun Cranston said they would look into alternatives to reclaimed water for a golf...

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

P&Z approves Paso Robles development agreement with TIRZ provisions

MERCURY PRO | The San Marcos Planning and Zoning Commission approved a development agreement for Carma Development to build its proposed Paso Robles project Tuesday night. The development now moves on to the San Marcos City Council,...

Friday, June 4th, 2010

City well back in service

The City of San Marcos has put the Soyars well on Hunter Road back in service after clearing the facility of E. coli bacteria. The well had been down for a week.

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Mugging sheds light on city street lamp initiative

As of last week, San Marcos city crews have replaced 87 non-functioning street lights in the last month. But none of the lights were replaced east of Interstate-35, or in the city's highest concentrations of low-income residents....

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