The Sonora City Council met on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 6 p.m. for a regular meeting. Several agenda items were discussed with action taken on the items and reports.

Topics of great interest included setting a public hearing to discuss amending the city code ordinance and working with residents who experienced high water bills as a result of damaged water pipes caused by the winter storm.

The arctic blast that hit Sutton County in mid February resulted in some residents receiving high water bills because they had pipes that busted resulting in water leaks.

The council agreed to use residents existing water bill to create an adjustment plan to offset the financial impact of the freeze. The city is offering assistance to residents by conducting a study of previous bills along with the water leak affected bill to determine the amount of loss. Adjustments will be made on a case by case basis. Residents with high bills due to the winter storm are encouraged to call city hall at 325-387-2558 for information.

The city council will hold a public meeting this Friday (March 19, 2021) to discuss amending the city code ordinance.

Don Barker, wastewater supervisor indicated during his report to the council during the Monday, February 26, 2021 meeting that the current code for sewer repairs needs clarification and probably reform to be most effective and clear.
Barker explained during the meeting that the current code could be confusing. The council determined at that time the need for a public hearing. During the meeting, the council set the public hearing for Friday, March 19 at 5 p.m. at City Hall.

Please remember to contact City Hall at 325-387-2558 to complete your survey. The city must have an 80% participation rate in the survey in order to apply for the grant to fix the lift station, part of the sewer system that was damaged in the flood.

Remember, contact City Hall to complete the survey. There is no name or signature required on the survey and it only takes a few minutes to complete.
The next regular meeting of the Sonora City Council is scheduled for Monday, April 15, 2021 at 6 p.m. in the City Hall council chambers.