At the Rosenberg City Council meeting Tuesday, council members approved a request to provide city water services to two properties.

In May, the customer service department received a request for city water services from Kidz Safe Harbor, located at 1202 and 1210 Lark Lane.

The city has an existing water line that runs along Lark Lane.

“This is a group home, ain’t it?” Mayor Bill Benton asked. “A lot of people live there.” Kidz Safe Harbor Treatment Center is a residential treatment center that provides therapeutic programs for children and adolescent boys from 7 to 13 years of age.

According to city staff, Lark Lane was de-annexed from the city in 2015 and these addresses are now located in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction.

“Just out of curiosity, they were de-annexed in 2015 and it’s 10 years before they can be re-annexed or request to be?” council member Lisa Wallingford asked.

Public Services Director Rigo Calzoncin said that is correct.

“Has there been any discussion about wanting to be re-annexed?” Wallingford inquired. “Not that it has any bearing on my decision. I think if we pick up two extra customers, that’s OK.”

Calzoncin said he hasn’t heard any talk about reannexation.

Kidz Safe Harbor will be required to obtain a plumbing permit and pay the tap fees, impact fees and any other fees associated with new connections.

“Well, the way I see it is we have an opportunity to pick up a couple more customers here,” Benton said. “They just want services. No taxes, no restrictions.” Council member Richard Olson made a motion to approve the request.

The motion was seconded by council member Steven DeGregorio and passed unanimously.

“If there’s anybody else out there that wants water, let us know,” Benton said. “All it takes is paying the water bill.” The next council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on July 16 at City Hall, located at 2110 Fourth St.

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