Vyve Broadband clients residing in Horseshoe Bay will quickly see a small discount of their month-to-month payments after the Horseshoe Bay Metropolis Council voted to get rid of a 1 p.c public instructional and governmental programming charge. Town has no plans to ever create a PEG entry channel, so the charge was not obligatory.
“This is able to require us to arrange a tv channel,” Mayor Cynthia Clinesmith mentioned.
Metropolis Supervisor Stan Farmer mentioned Vyve is agreeable to eliminating the charge beginning Sept. 1.
Because the implementation of the PEG charge and the 5 p.c cable franchise charge, the town of Horseshoe Bay has acquired $69,645, which Vyve will now deal with as a franchisee charge credit score. Vyve won’t gather franchise charges till the corresponding funds equal the quantity of the franchise charge credit.
After the quantity equals $69,645, Vyve will gather the 5 p.c franchise charge once more.
“One p.c gained’t come again, however the 5 p.c does,” Farmer mentioned.
Councilor Frank Hosea was pleased with the end result.
“It is a optimistic for our constituents,” he mentioned. “It ought to be communicated.”
The council additionally permitted updates to the foremost improvement mission evaluation information after listening to a suggestion from Director of Growth Companies Sally McFeron and the town’s Growth Assessment Committee.
This information is for builders of main tasks and to guard the town’s well being, security, and normal welfare, in accordance with the Growth Companies Division.
“We’re speaking about charges and outdoors consulting companies,” McFeron mentioned.
The information states that:
- builders are accountable for all outdoors consulting companies, together with engineering evaluation, authorized evaluation, and project-related inspections on the metropolis of Horseshoe Bay’s prices;
- an software charge to assist defray the price of the mission particular to workers time spent on technical evaluation and the prices of processing, retention of plans and information shall be applied. As well as, Metropolis Corridor will gather an identical deposit for the fee of any required outdoors consulting companies. Any cash left from the deposit after prices have been paid shall be returned.
- a development allow that requires a deposit equal to 1 p.c of the engineer’s opinion of the price of development to cowl the bills of infrastructure inspections on the metropolis and mission acceptance necessities shall be collected. Any cash left from the deposit after prices are paid shall be returned.
- solely single-family and two-family residential tasks are thought-about “exempt tasks.”
The key improvement mission software charge is $1,000, and the matching deposit is also $1,000. This portion falls consistent with what the cities of Marble Falls, Fredericksburg, Bee Cave, and Lakeway are already doing.
“It appears to be like as if we’ve been variety,” Clinesmith mentioned.
McFeron famous that the information is “in impact instantly” after the council permitted it, and she or he believes “possibly 5 or 6 (contractors and industrial builders) fall into this information.”