Departments / Administration

City of Livingston, Texas

 
    

Marilyn Sutton:
citymanager@livingston.net

James W. "Jim" Wright:
cityattorney@livingston.net

Linda Hammond:
humanresources@livingston.net

Ellie Monteaux:
citysecretary@livingston.net


Marilyn Sutton
City Manager and Finance Officer


Administrative, left to right: Seated:
Linda Hammond, Debbie Clack;
Standing: Jim Wright, Ellie Monteaux

You can contact the Administration Department by calling
(936) 327-4311
or by mail, 200 West Church Street, Livingston, Texas, 77351

The General Administrative Offices are located in City Hall at 200 West Church Street and include the following services:

 


Patricia Crawford,
Utility Billing Supervisor

 

 
Utility Billing Staff, left to right:
Carla Dunning, Jerri Greene, Julie Miller

2015 Annual Report (.pdf)
2014 Annual Report (.pdf)
2013 Annual Report (.pdf)
2012 Annual Report (.pdf)
2011 Annual Report (.pdf)
2010 Annual Report (.pdf)
2009 Annual Report (.pdf)
2008 Annual Report (.pdf)
2007 Annual Report (.pdf)
2006 Annual Report (.pdf)
2005 Annual Report (.pdf)
2004 Annual Report (.pdf)
2003 Annual Report (.pdf)

Organizational Chart


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ADMINISTRATIVE:

The City Council is responsible for making policy decisions, adopting ordinances, approving contractual agreements, adopting the annual budget and making appointments to various positions. Key appointments made by the City Council are the City Manager, City Secretary, City Attorney and Municipal Court Judge.

The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City. His/Her responsibilities include oversight of all city departments, implementation of policies established by the City Council, enforcement of all city ordinances, rules and regulations, and supervision of municipal employees and programs.

The City Secretary is responsible for conducting municipal elections, recording and maintaining official records of the city, preparation of the City Council minutes, agendas, ordinances, and resolutions, issuance of permits and licenses, and administrative duties prescribed by the City Council. The City Secretary also serves as Records Management Officer.

The Assistant to the City Manager is delegated various management, administrative and secretarial duties under the direction of the City Manager to facilitate operation of city departments. The Assistant to the City Manager also serves as Public Information Officer.

The City Attorney provides legal counsel to the City Manager, City Council and City staff for all legal work related to the City and prosecutes misdemeanors in Municipal Court.

The Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for maintaining all personnel and payroll-related records, employment opportunity advertisements and applications, administering the employee fringe benefit package and handling workers' compensation and liability claims.

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FINANCE

The City Manager also serves as the Finance Officer and, as such, is responsible for the financial records of the city including recording and reporting financial transactions, maintaining permanent accounting records, preparation of the annual financial report.

The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for processing accounts payable invoices for payment, mailing computer-generated checks and preparation of daily bank deposits
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2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)
2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)
2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)
2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)
2011 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)
2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)
2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)
2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)
2007 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)
2006 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)
2005 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)

2004 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)
2003 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) (.pdf)

City of Livingston 2015-2016 Budget (.pdf)
City of Livingston 2014-2015 Budget (.pdf)
City of Livingston 2013-2014 Budget (.pdf)
City of Livingston 2012-2013 Budget (.pdf)
City of Livingston 2011-2012 Budget (.pdf)


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UTILITY BILLING

Customer services are under the direct supervision of the Utility Billing Supervisor and the staff is responsible for the preparation of monthly utility billing and collection of all utility payments at the front counter and drive-through window, applications for utility services, receiving complaints and /or service request by telephone for all utility departments, and issuance of all types of permits and licenses.

Municipal Utilities:

The City of Livingston provides and bills for electricity, water, sewer and garbage service. Application for service can be made at City Office, 200 West Church Street, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.. Monday through Friday. Meter deposits are required for residential and commercial customers, in accordance with prescribed rates set by the City Council. Utility bills are mailed to customers on the 1st day of the month. If the bill is paid by the 15th of the month, a 10% late fee is avoided. Service is subject to disconnection if not paid by the 21st of the month. Service disconnected for non-payment cannot be restored until all payments, penalties and reconnection fees have been paid. Utility bills can be paid at City Office between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Additionally, there is a night deposit box located at the drive-in window of the City Office for use at night, on holidays and weekends. If requested by the customer, arrangements can be made for bank drafts for payment of utility bills.

Utility bills are calculated based on monthly readings of electric and water meters. Rates for all services are established by municipal ordinances which are adopted and approved by the City Council. Copies of the rate schedules for various utility services are available upon request at the City Office.

ELECTRIC RATES

RESIDENTIAL: $10.00 Customer Service Charge
$0.1175 per K Wh

SMALL COMMERCIAL: $10.00 Customer Service Charge
$0.1240 per K Wh

LARGE LIGHT AND POWER: $0.0980 per K Wh - Energy Charge
$4.25 per KW

INDUSTRIAL: $0.0980 per K Wh - Energy Charge
$4.25 per KW

LARGE SCHOOL
AND GOVERNMENT:
$0.0905 per K Wh - Energy Charge
$4.25 per KW

SMALL SCHOOL
AND GOVERNMENT:
$0.1190 per K Wh - Energy Charge
$4.25 per KW

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Information available on request


SECURITY LIGHTS:

175 Watt Mercury Vapor - $11.25
400 Watt Mercury Vapor - $27.75
1000 Watt Mercury Vapor - $50.00
400 Watt Metal Halide - $27.75
1000 Watt Metal Halide - $50.00
100 Watt High Pressure Sodium - $11.25
Monthly Security Light Charge - $11.25
 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES: Install - $40.00
Transfer - $40.00
Reconnect - $50.00 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday): $75.00 (holiday, weekend or between 5:00 pm to 8:00 am, Monday-Friday)
Meter Tampering - $300.00
ISF Charge - $25.00

Water Rates

RESIDENTIAL:
Up to 2,000 gallons - $20.00
Over 2,000 gallons - $3.00 per thousand
COMMERCIAL:
Up to 2,000 gallons - $25.00
From 2,001 - 100,000 gallons - $3.25 per thousand
From 100,001 - 200,000 gallons - $3.75 per thousand
Over 200,001 gallons - $4.25 per thousand
INDUSTRIAL:
Up to 2,000 gallons - $25.00
Over 2,000 gallons - $3.50 per thousand

RATE TO CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS:
An additional monthly charge of $10.00 will be added to
customers outside the corporate limits of the City of
Livingston, Texas.

Sewer Rates

RESIDENTIAL:
Up to 2,000 gallons - $15.00
Over 2,000 gallons - $1.00 per thousand
UP TO A MAXIMUM OF $25.00
COMMERCIAL:
Up to 2,000 gallons - $20.00
Over 2000 gallons - $3.00 per thousand
INDUSTRIAL/INSTITUTIONAL:
Up to 2,000 gallons - $20.00
Over 2000 gallons - $3.50 per thousand

Sanitation Rates

RESIDENTIAL:
Curbside, twice weekly - $19.00
COMMERCIAL:
Curbside, twice weekly - $20.25
1 - 90 gallon toter, twice weekly - $38.50
2 - 90 gallon toters, twice weekly - $57.00

Container Service Fees as Follows:

CONTAINER
SIZE
1X
WEEKLY
2X
WEEKLY
3X
WEEKLY
4X
WEEKLY
5X
WEEKLY
2 yard $67.75 $112.85 $158.00 $213.80 $267.30
3 yard $74.80 $117.60 $167.50 $221.40 $270.85
4 yard $87.90 $139.00 $203.15 $267.30 $330.25
6 yard $108.10 $167.50 $244.75 $320.75 $396.80
8 yard $129.50 $213.80 $297.00 $380.20 $463.30

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Bank Draft

For many years, the City of Livingston has offered our utility customers an automatic bank draft payment option. However, we realize that many of our new residents may not be aware of this so we are taking this opportunity to remind our long-time customers and advise our new customers of this handy payment option. With the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) payment option, your City of Livingston utility bill will automatically be deducted from your checking account each month with no service charge.

WITH EFT YOU CAN:

  • Save time and money - it's automatic and free
  • Avoid any lost or delayed checks in the mail
  • Have a safe and secure payment each month
  • Relax when traveling for business or pleasure
  • Avoid late fees and potential loss of service

Signing up is easy:

  1. Write your account number on the enrollment form, then sign your name.
  2. Get a check from the account you want to use and write "VOID" on the check.
  3. Please staple or paperclip the voided check to the enrollment form.
  4. Mail the form and the voided check along with another check to pay your current bill.
  5. Please use your billing return envelope or mail to :
CITY OF LIVINGSTON
200 West Church
Livingston, TX 77351
Please allow at least 10 business days for us to process your enrollment form. Once you're enrolled, your monthly bill will state you are on EFT. For answers to frequently asked questions, please see 'Questions and Answers' below.

EFT Questions & Answers

EFT Application

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Notice to Vendors - Conflicts of Interest

As required by Chapter 176 of the Texas Local Government Code a person or agent of a person who contracts or seeks to contract for the sale or purchase of property, goods, or services with the City of Livingston shall submit a Conflict of Interest Questionnaire to the City Manager no later than the seventh business day after the date the person begins contract discussions or negotiations with the City of Livingston, or submits to the City of Livingston an application, response to a request for proposals or bids, correspondence, or another writing related to a potential agreement with the City of Livingston. For purposes of the bid, you must submit the completed form with your response. Each vendor is responsible for verifying they are using the most current form available form. Forms are available at www.ethics.state.tx.us. Vendors should access Form CIQ (Conflict of Interest Questionnaire). Requirements of the Texas Local Government Code are subject to change. Each vendor should consult his or her own attorney regarding the current law. This statement is provided for informational purposes only.

Current Conflicts of Interest Questionnaires now filed may be viewed at the Livingston City Hall. For questions, please call 936-327-4311.

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City of Livingston - External Linking Policy

This policy applies to all websites maintained by the City of Livingston. When websites contain links to other Internet sites and resources, the City of Livingston accepts no responsibility for and accepts no liability for the availability of these outside resources. As linked websites are not under the control of, nor maintained by, the City of Livingston, the City of Livingston is not responsible for the content of those websites, nor for any internal links the displayed websites may contain. The inclusion of a link to an external website is not an endorsement or promotion by the City of Livingston of any person or organization sponsoring the website.

The decision by the City of Livingston to link to an external website is exclusively discretionary with the City of Livingston, as exercised by and through its City Manager. Any link to an external website is provided to facilitate promotion of the use of City facilities, making known the availability of services to visitors and citizens, making available information about organizations in which the City maintains a membership, promoting the economy of Livingston for effective economic competition, and facilitating access to education or other cultural benefit.

The City of Livingston reserves the right to refuse to post any website link or to delete links already posted at any time, without notice.

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