Public Utilities

UTILITY ADMINISTRATOR

Sara Mata

Office: (432) 336-8525 ext. 36

Fax: (432) 336-6273

email: samata@cityfs.net

The Public Utilities Division provides advice and assistance to the City Council and City Manager in their exercise of regulatory oversight over the City-provided Utilities, cable television companies, and broadband communications companies operating within the city limits.

Oversight of these entities includes making sure that they are in compliance with the provisions of franchise and license agreements, City Council Policies, state and federal laws and all rules and regulations established regarding policies or services rendered, monitoring commission and franchise fee payments made to the City, and monitoring each company’s use of the City’s rights-of-way. Pursuant to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cable TV rules and regulations, municipalities have limited regulatory authority over basic tier rates and equipment and installation charges. The Cable Customer Service Line is (800)996-8788.

The Public Utilities Division also administers the City’s contracts for public telephone and default long distance service provided on City rights-of-way and at City facilities. The Public Utilities Division also monitors the utility expenses of all City Departments and provides assistance to each City department in budgeting and forecasting their utility expenses. The regulation of companies providing local phone and cable services is the responsibility of the Texas Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in Austin,
Texas. Complaints against companies providing local phone service should be filed with the PUC at (512)936-7120. The FCC in Washington, DC regulates  companies providing long distance service.

The FCC’s number is (888) 225-5322.

Rates

Within the Corporate Limits.

(a) The rate to be charged by the City to sanitation customers within its corporate limits shall be based on twice weekly pickup for residential customers and a maximum of once daily (Monday through Saturday) for commercial customers. If commercial customers require more pickups than the stated maximum, the business will be charged accordingly.

(b) The schedule of sanitation rates to be charged to customers inside the city limits is as follows:

Rate Table #1 (Sanitation)

Type of Service

Monthly Charge

(1) All residential customers, including mobile homes, duplexes, triplexes, or quadruplexes, per unit. $37.00
(2) All residential customers, including mobile homes, duplexes, triplexes, or quadruplexes, per unit, qualifying for certain property tax exemptions,  as outlined in Sec.12-79. $24.37
(3) Churches without school. $32.00
Churches with school. Rate #5; Table No. 2 applies
(4) Apartments: Complexes with five (5) or more apartments–Rate of Twenty-Five Dollars & Sixty Cents ($25.80) per month for each apartment.  6Apartments are charged  in the apartment complex times Eighty (80%) percent occupancy rate per Thirty-Two Dollars ($32.00) for each apartment year equals Twenty-Five Dollars & Sixty Cents ($25.60).
(5) Commercial: All mercantile, professional, business, motels and schools. (See Rate Table No. 2)
(6) F.S.I.S.D.: Receives a 25% discount for fiscal year(s) 2009-2010; 20% for 2010-2011; 15% for 2011-2012; 10% for 2012-2013; & 5% for 2013-2014. Thereafter payment is due @ the current sanitation rate charge.
(7) 96 gallon roll-out cart with one (1) pickup per week for Residential customers outside the city limits will require a Fifty-Five Dollar ($55.00) deposit $32.00

 

Rate Table #2 (Sanitation)

The base rate for a Commercial container collected One (1) time per week shall be Seventy-One Dollars ($71.00) per month.

Extra pickups for Commercial and Residential accounts inside city limits will be assessed a Twenty Dollar ($20.00) Service Charge and for Commercial accounts outside city limits a Thirty Dollar ($30.00) service charge will apply.

Bulk trash pickups for commercial  customers shall be assessed a service fee of Twenty Dollars ($20.00) per pickup in addition to the current rate fee of the Municipal Solid Waste Facility for the weight of the trash being disposed.

The corresponding rates for Commercial Accounts shall be:

Pick-up per Week

1 2 3 4 5 6

1 Container

$71 $96 $136 $176 $216 $256

*Minimum Rate

1 – 5 pickups per week–Monday through Friday, based on City collection route scheduling

6 pickups per week–Monday through Saturday

(c) Any customer not specifically enumerated in the schedule in subsection (b) will be charged a rate based upon estimated volume as estimated by the City Manager or someone under his direction.  If it is determined by the City Manager or his designee that a specific-type container will better serve the customer and/or be more advantageous to the sanitation collection system, the customer will be required to use that type container. Customers assigned 96-gallon carts will be responsible for replacement cost if the cart is damaged or lost.

 

Rate Table #3 (Water)

Effective October 1, 2015

The rates to be charged by the City of Fort Stockton, Texas, to consumers of water furnished by said City inside its corporate city limits shall be:

Water

Residential Inside City Limits

Date Effective Oct-2015
Minimum charge for all Meter Sizes
0 2000 gallons $15.15
Consumption Charge (per Thousand gallons)
2001 3000 gallons $2.67
3001 5000 gallons $2.72
5001 8000 gallons $2.74
8001 10000 gallons $2.91
10001 15000 gallons $3.08
15001 20000 gallons $3.26
20001 50000 gallons $3.51
50001 100000 gallons $3.71
100001 Greater gallons $4.03

Commercial & Governmental I.C.L.

Date Effective Oct- 2015
Minimum charge for all Meter Sizes
0 2000 gallons $22.92
Consumption Charge (per Thousand gallons)
2001 3000 gallons $2.68
3001 15000 gallons $2.72
15001 30000 gallons $2.76
30001 50000 gallons $2.79
50001 100000 gallons $2.83
100001 Greater gallons $2.86

Prison Facilities

Date Effective Oct-2015
Minimum charge for all Meter Sizes
0 2000 gallons $22.92
Consumption Charge (per Thousand gallons)
2001 Greater gallons $4.15

 

Rate Table #4 (Sewer)
Effective October 1, 2015

The rates to be charged by the City of Fort Stockton, Texas, to consumers of wastewater services by said City inside its corporate city limits shall be:

WASTEWATER
Residential Inside City Limits
Date Effective Oct-2015
Minimum charge for all Meter Sizes
0 2000 gallons $18.56
Consumption Charge (per Thousand gallons)
2001 3000 gallons $0.60
3001 5000 gallons $0.60
5001 8000 gallons $0.60
8001 10000 gallons $0.60
10001 15000 gallons $0.60
15001 20000 gallons $0.60
20001   Greater gallons $0.00
Commercial & Governmental I.C.L.
Date Effective Oct-2015
Minimum charge for all Meter Sizes
0 2000 gallons $27.09
Consumption Charge (per Thousand gallons)
2001 Greater gallons $1.38
Prison Facilities
Date Effective 13-Oct
Minimum charge for all Meter Sizes
0 2000 gallons $40.64
Consumption Charge (per Thousand gallons)
2001 Greater gallons $2.07

 

Rate For Natural Gas

The rates to be charged to consumers of natural gas within and without corporate limits of the City of Fort Stockton, Texas, shall be:

  1. Minimum bill will include the actual cost of gas based on monthly index price from West Texas Gas plus a marginal service adjustment of Nineteen Dollars and Thirty-Nine Cents ($19.39) for the first MCF of gas; each MCF thereafter, will include the monthly index amount plus One Dollar and Eighty-Four Cents ($1.84).
  2. In the future if a change in rates to consumers of natural gas within and without corporate limits is required, the cost of gas shall be the combined cost of gas from the alternate source and West Texas Gas Company plus the transportation charge, as authorized by the Purchase Agreement from West Texas Gas Company for deliveries to Fort Stockton during the current month, plus a five percent (5 %) charge for unaccounted gas loss and a three dollar and ten cent ($3.10) cost of service.

 

UTILITY ACCOUNTS

Viri Salgado

Aministrative Assistant

 

Office: (432) 336-8525 ext. 20

Fax: (432) 336-6273

email: taramos@cityfs.net

The Accounting Division assists the Finance Director with development, maintenance, and administration of the City’s Accounting System.  Assisting with the preparation of the City’s Annual Financial Report and other periodic financial reports and the implementation and maintenance of accounting controls over the City’s financial resources are also responsibilities of this Division.

 

 

UTILITY COLLECTIONS

Glenda Vargas

Collections Clerk

Office: (432) 336-8525 ext. 13

Fax: (432) 336-6273

email: gvargas@cityfs.net

 

Alma Gardea

Collections Clerk

Office:  (432)336-8525 ext.38

Fax: (432)336-6273

email:  algardea@cityfs.net

The Accounting Division assists the Finance Director with development, maintenance, and administration of the City’s Accounting System.  Assisting with the preparation of the City’s Annual Financial Report and other periodic financial reports and the implementation and maintenance of accounting controls over the City’s financial resources are also responsibilities of this Division.

 

METER TECHNICIANS

Justin DominguezMoises

Justin Dominguez                                                                                                           Moises Contreras

Utility Worker                                                                                                                  Utility Worker

Office: (432) 336-8525

Fax: (432) 336-6273

email: judominguez@cityfs.net

The Accounting Division assists the Finance Director with development, maintenance, and administration of the City’s Accounting System.  Assisting with the preparation of the City’s Annual Financial Report and other periodic financial reports and the implementation and maintenance of accounting controls over the City’s financial resources are also responsibilities of this Divis