Brownwood City Council members will consider adopting ordinances on first readings Tuesday to adopt the budget for the new fiscal year, levying taxes, setting utility rates and setting fees, rentals, licenses and permits.

The council will also consider approving a resolution supporting Brown County Commissioners’ earlier resolution that recommends to FEMA that the Base Flood Elevation be set at 10 feet above the Lake Brownwood spillway.

The proposed budget is $30.37 million, a decrease of .45 percent from the prior year.

Council members have proposed setting the tax rate at an unchanged rate of 72.67 cents per $100 valuation, which will generate an increase of $192,644 in additional revenue.

The council has proposed increasing the water consumption rate by 2.5 percent, which will increase an average residential bill by 50 cents a month.

The council meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The entire agenda follows:

1. Call to order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Invocation

4. Items to be withdrawn

5.Introduction, announcements and recognitions

6. Citizen presentations

Any citizen who desires to address the city council on a matter not included on the agenda may do so at this time. The city council may not deliberate on items presented under this agenda item. To comply with provisions of the Open Meetings Act, the council respectfully requests that prior to addressing council that each person submit a citizen presentation form that is located at the entryway to the council chambers, stating your name, address, and topic of presentation. All presentations are subject to a five minute time limit.

7. Ordinances and resolutions

A. Consider an ordinance on first reading adopting the FY 2009/10 City of Brownwood annual budget.

B. Consider an ordinance on first levying taxes for the year 2009 for the City of Brownwood.

C. Consider an ordinance on first reading setting utility rates for FY 2009/10 for the City of Brownwood.

D. Consider an ordinance on first reading setting fees, rentals, licenses and permits for FY 2009/10 for the City of Brownwood.

E. Consider a resolution supporting Brown County’s Base Flood Elevation recommendation of Lake Brownwood to FEMA.

8. Agreements and contracts

A. Consider approval of Solid Waste Disposal Contracts between the City of Brownwood and City of Early, City of San Saba, IESI, and Duncan Disposal and authorize the city manager to sign same.

B. Consider ratifying an amendment to the Meet and Confer Agreement between the City of Brownwood and the Brownwood Professional Firefighters Association.

C. Consider ratifying an amendment to the Meet and Confer Agreement between the City of Brownwood and the Brownwood Municipal Police Officers Association.

9. Reports

A. Lehnis Transportation Museum - Texas Highways Magazine.

B. City Hall roof renovation.

C. Coliseum Annex and swimming pool bids.

D. Regular City Council meeting Sept. 22, 2009.

10. Adjournment.