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260 Rachal Avenue
P. O. Box 846
Bridge City, TX 77611

Tel: (409) 735-6801
Fax: (409) 735-3349
  September 23, 2017   


***ATTENTION CITIZENS***


SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

THE CITY WILL NOT CHARGE LATE FEES NOR CUT OFF SERVICE FOR NON-PAYMENT OF WATER BILLS FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

THE OCTOBER WATER BILLING WILL CONSIST OF MINIMUM CHARGES ONLY

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CURFEW IS LIFTED

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 - 3:45 PM

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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

Contractor requirements:

BUILDING CONTRACTORS

  • 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.

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UPDATES FROM MAYOR RUTLEDGE CAN BE FOUND ON PUBLIC NOTICES PAGE

Click on Public Notices found in Welcome Column

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017     12:15 PM

The County is working with the State and FEMA on a temporary housing solution.  The City HAS NOT heard anything yet but will let everyone know as soon as something definite is known

SEPTEMBER 13, 2017     4:00 PM

Tetanus Shots will be given Monday, September 18, 2017,

from 10 am to 8 pm at the

Bridge City Community Center, 105 Parkside

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017     3:45 PM

Curfew Is Lifted

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017     4:15 PM

Permits and Contractor Requirements

SEPTEMBER 11, 2017     3:50 PM

FEMA representatives at Community Center - Market Basket opened - Distribution Center closed

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017     5:15 PM 

Curfew changed:  11 pm to 5 am - See Mayor's 3rd Update for 9/8/17

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017     2:00 PM

Updated FEMA Information - See Mayor's 2nd Update for 9/8/17

There are three ways to register for FEMA disaster assistance:

(1) Go online to DisasterAssistance.gov

(2) Download the app for FEMA and apply on your smartphone or tablet

(3) Call 1-800-725-FEMA (3362) and register over the phone

FEMA representatives will be available from 9 am to 6 pm the next few days at the Community Center, 105 Parkside

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017     11:15 AM

Updated Information on Permits and Inspections See Mayor's 1st Update for 9/8/17

SEPTEMBER 8, 2017     8:55 AM

Individuals affected by Hurricane Harvey can apply for DUA (Disaster Unemployment Assistance) online or by calling a Texas Workforce Commission Tele-Center at 800-939-6631.  Further information about  DUA and a link to the online application for unemployment benefits is available on the Texas Workforce Commission website at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistance

SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 11:30 AM

Curfew changed:  10 pm to 6 am - Mosquito Trucks will start spraying today - Debris reminder - See Mayor's 1st Update for 9/7/17

SEPTEMBER 6, 2017     3:10 PM

POD (Point of Distribution) open at BC Community Center, 105 Parkside - MREs, ice, and water are available - 9 am to 7 pm - Please enter parking lot on Baseball Field side and exit on Library side - For further information see Mayor's Update for 9/6/17

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017     5:15 PM

      Updates on FEMA, Debris Pickup, and Curfew-See Mayor's 2nd Update for 9/5/17

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017    11:00 AM

BC Post Office opening today - 8:30 am to 4:15 pm-See Mayor's 1st Update for 9/5/17

SEPTEMBER 4, 2017     3:00 PM

No reconstruction permits are allowed to be issued until building assessments are completed as required by FEMA-See Mayor's 4th Update for 9/4/17

SEPTEMBER 4, 2017     2:00 PM

Emergency Responders will be going door-to-door to check on everyone-See Mayor's 3rd Update for 9/4/17

SEPTEMBER 4, 2017     10:30 AM

There is a limited supply of ice at the Distribution Center at the School Bus Barn, 1025 W. Roundbunch

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See Messages from Rep. Brian Babin on Public Notices Page

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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


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YOUR BRIDGE CITY COMMUNITY INCIDENT COMMAND CENTER WORKING HARD FOR YOU!





S C H E D U L E D    M E E T I N G S

CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

6:00 PM

THE OCTOBER 3, 2017 CITY COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COUNCIL'S ATTENDANCE AT THE TEXAS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE CONFERENCE IN HOUSTON, TEXAS


To View City Council Meeting Agendas Look Above to Welcome Column and click on:
Meeting Agendas & Minutes



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 APPROXIMATELY $16.34

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REVISED/CORRECTED 

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:

Karen Fisher

City of Bridge City, Texas Tax Assessor-Collector

123 S. 6th Street, Orange, TX 77630

409-882-7971

kfisher@co.orange.tx.us

http://www.co.orange.tx.us/TaxOffice

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.




FLUSHING SCHEDULE

TO BE DETERMINED AT A LATER DATE

MAP ON PUBLIC NOTICES PAGE

(See above under Welcome column)

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. 




BRIDGE CITY WATER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

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***ATTENTION - ROAD CLOSURE**

SEE PUBLIC NOTICES




NOTICE OF 2016 TAX YEAR

 ADOPTED PROPERTY TAX RATE

FOR THE CITY OF BRIDGE CITY,

TEXAS 

On September 20, 2016 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 5.68percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $21.56.

To read the Notice click on Public Notices

Under the Welcome Column




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