Ordinance No. O-2023-003 was approved and signed by the City Council on 4/11/2023.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE EXTENSION OF A MORATORIUM ON THE ACCEPTANCE, AUTHORIZATION, AND APPROVALS NECESSARY FOR THE SUBDIVISION, SITE PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT, PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT, OR CONSTRUCTION IN THE CITY LIMITS AND EXTRATERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF THE CITY OF MAGNOLIA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TEXAS, UNDER CHAPTER 212, TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE.
On Thursday, December 16, 2022, a temporary moratorium was put in effect on the acceptance, authorization, and approvals necessary for the subdivision, site planning, property development, including residential and commercial property development or construction in the City limits and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction for new projects. A continuing Moratorium was imposed by the adoption of Ordinance No. O-2022-031 on December 21, 2022. The Current Moratorium is set to expire on or about April 20, 2023, unless it is extended before that date by Ordinance adopted by City Council.
City residents and affected parties are encouraged to provide input on whether the Current Moratorium should be extended an additional 120 days. The Public hearing to extend the Current Moratorium and City Council Meeting will be held on the following date and time:
Hearing: City Council, Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 7:00p.m.
The public hearing will be conducted in the Sewell Smith Council Chambers, located at 18111 Buddy Riley Blvd, Magnolia, Texas for all persons interested in the Current Moratorium and the extension of the Current Moratorium. At such time and place, all such persons shall have the right to appear and be heard. All persons interested in the moratorium and matters in relation thereto shall take notice of the date and time of said hearing.
The City conducted an analysis to determine the adequacy of the City’s current regional water facilities and the need beyond the estimated capacity that is expected to result from new property development. The City has been provided certain findings related to the inadequacy of the existing water facilities to prevent a shortage of essential public facilities. The Moratorium is necessary to maintain the status quo and suspend further development during a period while the City actively took steps to alleviate the inadequacy of the existing water facilities to prevent a shortage of essential public facilities. The public hearing is to receive public input on whether the Current Moratorium should be extended.