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File #: 17-1869   
Type: Resolution
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/9/2017
Posting Language: A Resolution providing consent to the request from Emergency Services District No. 11 to incur debt not in excess of $3,500,000.00 [Carlos Contreras, Assistant City Manager; Jeff Coyle, Director, Government and Public Affairs]
Attachments: 1. Draft Resolution, 2. Resolution 2017-03-09-0012R
DEPARTMENT: Government and Public Affairs



Consenting to Emergency Service District No. 11's Request to Incur Debt


A resolution providing consent for Bexar County Emergency Services District (ESD) No.11 to incur debt of up to $3.5 million for construction of a fire station. Consent is required pursuant to the agreement terms between Bexar County and the City of San Antonio that created ESD No. 11 in 2008.


On January 17, 2008, City Council approved, through ordinance #2008-01-17-0030, an agreement with Bexar County to create Emergency Service District No. 11 within the City's Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) for the provision of fire suppression and emergency medical services for individuals residing within the district's boundaries. ESD No. 11 is located in eastern Bexar County and is generally described as bounded on the west and south by the city limits of the City of San Antonio; on the north by ESD 1 and the city limits of the City of San Antonio.

The agreement includes the following conditions:

* ESD No. 11 cannot incur debt in excess of $20,000 without the consent of the City.
* If the City annexes a portion of ESD No. 11, any contractual obligations of ESD No. 11 to, or the payment of any debt incurred by, a third-party contractor will not be a debt for purposes of Texas Health and Safety Code Section 775.002 unless City approved the contract creating the obligation or debt.
* Any fire station constructed by ESD No. 11 will be located and constructed with the concurrence of the San Antonio Fire Department.
* ESD No. 11 will ensure that its requirement is compatible with City's equipment.
* ESD No. 11 will enter into mutual aid agreements.

The above imposed conditions were included on the ballot for the election to confirm the creation of ESD No. 11 and authorize the imposition of a tax.

The City of San Antonio wa...

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