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Ord 121-2003 12/16/2003ORDINANCE NO. Ica` " 03 ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 26 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES, BUSINESS REGULATIONS AT SECTION 26 -94, INCREASING FEES FOR SOLICITOR PERMITS, AND SECTION 26 -93 DELETING THE BANK REFERENCE LETTER; FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE WAS PASSED WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW. WHEREAS, the solicitor permit fee has been the same since its inception in 1979; and WHEREAS, the number of solicitors have increased over the years in addition to cost increases in materials; and WHEREAS, the current fees assessed for solicitor permits are not sufficient to offset administrative costs to process these permits, and disparity exists in the cost to one solicitor vs. more than one solicitor on a single application, and WHEREAS, the requirement for a bank reference letter has no purpose in the soliciting process. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Chapter 26 of the Code of Ordinances, Business Regulations, Section 26 -94 Fees, is hereby amended to read as follows: Each applicant for a solicitor permit shall be charged a fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00). If the applicant is other than an individual, the applicant will be charged an additional fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for each employee working as a solicitor under the permit. All permits shall expire on the last day of the month one year from issuance. SECTION 2. Chapter 26 of the Code of Ordinances, Business Regulations, Section 26 -93 (4) is hereby amended to read as follows: A reference letter or report from the Better Business Bureau or Chamber of Commerce of the city in which the applicant resides or the business is located. SECTION 3. It is hereby officially found and determined that the meeting at which this ordinance was passed was open to the public as required by law. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 16TH day of December, 2003. ATTEST: W&L h UVLW -I City Clerk . • . Affidavit of Publication THE STATE OF TEXAS #1779632 COUNTY OF WICHITA On this 2nd day of January, 2004 A D... ORDINANCE NO. personally appeared before me,the undersigned authority 121-2003 Kathy Salan Sales Assistant for the Times Publishing ORDINANCE OF THE f CITY COUNCIL A CITY OF WICHITA Company of Wichita Falls,publishers of the Wichita Falls HITA FALLS, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER Times/Record News, a newspaper published at Wichita Falls in 26 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES,BUST- Wichita County, Texas,and upon being ✓duly sworn by me, on NESS REGULATIONS p AT SECTION 26-94, IN- CREASING FEES FOR oath states that the attached advertisement is a true and SOI 1CITOR PERMITS, AND SECTION 26-93 DE- correct copy of advertising published in One (1) issues thereof LETING THE BANK REFERENCE LETTER; on the following dates: ORDINANCE NO. 122-2003 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF December 28, 2003 THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, AMENDING SECTION 106-186 OF THE WICHI- NA TA FALLS CODE OF ciau ORDINANCES,RATION- ING THE USE OF OUT 0 SIDE WATER WITHIN THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS; Sales Assistant for Times Publishing Company of Wichita Falls Subscribed and sworn to before me this the day and year first above written: s,,,.,.1,¢, � A, ME fa., i • , y C�'•.F a •F TEMP e �da0I I$I$.!