TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Get your questions answered directly by FEMA and SBA about the assistance and resources available to you and your family
When: Wednesday, 10/18/17 - 6:30 pm
Where: VFW Post 2775-5303 N 16th Street, Orange
When: Thursday, 10/19/17 - 6:30 pm
Where: Eastgate United Pentecostal Church -
290 South Street, Vidor
See Public Notices page for further information
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2017
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Meeting Agendas & Minutes
DEADLINE TO FILE FOR FEMA INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2017
For more information see
Representative Brian Babin's Bulletin on Public Notices Page
October 2, 2017
Several crews will be picking up debris in the City. The contractor is not allowed to get on private property unless a release is signed. If not signed in time for the first pick-up there will be several passes through the City to pick up all the debris. The City gradall is available to help to move debris closer to the ditch. All debris has been required to be put behind the ditch because of the possibility of flooding which would occur if all the City ditches were full of debris.
The contractor is doing the best they can; however, these are not City contractors. The debris clean-up is being contracted by the County with a company called Ashbritt.
The release form is available at City Hall, through City personnel, or downloaded from this website on the Public Notices page. Thank you for your understanding.
WHITE GOODS PICKUP (HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES)
STARTS IN THE CITY
ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
DEBRIS REMOVAL STARTS IN THE CITY ON
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 - MUST BE
DIVIDED INTO 3 SECTIONS:
1. WHITE GOODS (REFRIGERATORS, ETC.)
2. STORM DEBRIS (SHEETROCK, ETC.)
3. GREENWASTE (LIMBS, ETC.)
HOUSE MUST BE TREATED FOR MOLD AND CHECKED FOR MOISTURE CONTENT BEFORE COVERING UP WITH SHEETROCK
PERMITS AND CONTRACTOR REQIREMENTS
PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR ANY AND ALL REPAIRS TO FLOOD DAMAGED HOMES IN BRIDGE CITY. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR THE PERMITS. HOMEOWNERS CAN PULL PERMITS IF DOING THE REPAIRS THEMSELVES. IF THEY ARE HIRING A CONTRACTOR, THEIR CONTRACTOR MUST OBTAIN THE PERMIT.
Criteria for Pulling Permits:
FLOOD ZONES B & C - A permit can be issued as soon as you have treated for mold and the moisture content on your home has been checked either by a professional (with certificate given to homeowner) or by City Inspectors at no charge to the homeowner.
FLOOD ZONE A - After assessments are complete (started on 9/11/17), we can issue permits if you have either an elevation certificate which shows the top of your slab is at least 8 feet or more above sea level OR a bid from a contractor which shows that your house can be repaired for less than 50% of the value of your home (not including land value) as shown on Orange County Appraisal District. You will also need to treat for mold and provide a certificate that shows the moisture content on your home. This can be done by a professional (with certificate given to homeowner) or by City Inspectors at no charge to the homeowner.
CITY LICENSE REQUIRED BY ALL CONTRACTORS TO DO ANY WORK IN BRIDGE CITY
Fill out Contractor Questionnaire.
Provide copy of their General Liability Certificate of Insurance which shows the City of Bridge City as the Certificate Holder. If they do not have General Liability Insurance, they can provide us a Contractors Bond for $10,000 made out to the City of Bridge City and good for one year. Make sure the bond is made out to match whatever name you are doing business as.
PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL, AND HVAC CONTRACTORS
Fill out Contractor Questionnaire.
Provide copy of your state license and your driver's license.
Provide copy of their General Liability Certificate of Insurance which shows the City of Bridge City as the Certificate Holder or a $10,000 Contractors Bond made out to the City of Bridge City and good for one year. Make sure bond is made out to match whatever name you are doing business as.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
THE CITY WILL NOT CHARGE LATE FEES NOR CUT
OFF SERVICE FOR NON-PAYMENT OF WATER BILLS
FOR THE MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
THE OCTOBER WATER BILLING WILL
CONSIST OF MINIMUM CHARGES ONLY
IF YOU HAVE STORM OR WATER DAMAGE IN YOUR
HOME, PLEASE CALL CITY HALL AT 409.735.6801
OR POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 409.735.5028
NOTICE OF ADOPTED 2017 TAX RATE
THE CITY OF BRIDGE CITY, TEXAS ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT
WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND
OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.
THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 10.23
PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE
AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY
NOTICE OF 2017 TAX YEAR PROPOSED
PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF BRIDGE CITY, TEXAS
A tax rate of $0.52000 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Bridge City, Texas. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.
The governing body of City of Bridge City, Texas proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of unfunded mandates from the State and Federal Government Entities..
PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.52000 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE $0.52000 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.49169 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE $0.52498 per $100
The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Bridge City, Texas from the same properties in both the 2016 tax year and the 2017 tax year.
The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of Bridge City, Texas may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.
YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100
For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:
City of Bridge City, Texas Tax Assessor-Collector
123 S. 6th Street, Orange, TX 77630
You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:
First Hearing: August 15, 2017 at 06:00 PM at BRIDGE CITY, CITY HALL 260 RACHAL AVE, BRIDGE CITY, TX 77611.
Second Hearing: September 5, 2017 at 06:00 PM at BRIDGE CITY, CITY HALL 260 RACHAL AVE, BRIDGE CITY, TX 77611.
TO BE DETERMINED AT A LATER DATE
MAP ON PUBLIC NOTICES PAGE
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Bridge City Water Dept. will be flushing scheduled distribution lines
on the map found on PUBLIC NOTICES page. We will have crews out opening fire hydrants to clean any debris that has
built up over time from the iron and manganese. Please try to minimize
the usage at this time. Crews will be out until water is clear and thanks
again for your patience. If you need assistance during this time period please contact the Police Department at 409.735.5028, and they will contact City personnel.
Water Quality Reports for Bridge City and Waterwood now available - look under the About Us tab above or go to BridgeCityTex.com/bcwater for Bridge City or BridgeCityTex.com/wwwater for Waterwood Subdivision.
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