At special and regular meetings scheduled for Nov. 20, Tomball City Council is set to hear a presentation on and discuss a utility rate study as well as consider a series of rezoning requests.

What to expect

During its special meeting at 5 p.m. Nov, 20, council members will receive a presentation regarding the preliminary rate recommendations for water, wastewater and gas utilities following a utility rate study, according to the agenda packet.

According to the city’s 2023-24 master fee schedule, the utility base rates for water are outlined below:

Residential water base rates:

  • Up to 10,000 gallons a month: $11.55
  • 10,001-15,000 gallons a month: $13.29
  • 15,0001 or more gallons a month: $15.29

Commercial water base rates:

  • Up to 5,000 gallons a month: $19.56
  • 5,001-51,000 gallons a month: $31.48
  • 51,000 or more gallons a month: $55.11

For wastewater, residential customers are charged a $10.23 monthly base rate while commercial users’ base rate is $24.91, according to the master fee schedule.

What else?

City Council is also expected to consider three rezoning requests during its Nov. 20 regular meeting. According to the agenda packet, the rezoning requests include:

  • A request to rezone 12.11 acres at 11701 Holderrieth Road from agricultural to light industrial
  • A request to rezone 1.06 acres located within the 1100 block of East Hufsmith Road from single-family estate residential to commercial
  • A request to rezone 0.172 acres located within the 100 block of Holderrieth Boulevard from single-family residential to general retail

Also on the agenda

As part of the new business consent agenda, on which items are approved with one motion without discussion, council will consider approving the purchase of an inclusive playground for Juergens Park. The project, known as Louie’s Together Playground, is inspired by Tomball resident Brad Munson’s son Louie, who has dwarfism, Community Impact previously reported.