NOTICE OF 2017 TAX YEAR PROPOSED
PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF BRIDGE
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.
City Hall and Municipal Court Offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2017 in
observance of Labor Day
There will be NO change in Garbage Schedule
Have a great holiday!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
12 AM TO 5 AM
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.
A MESSAGE FROM THE BRIDGE CITY POLICE AND MUNICIPAL COURT SAFETY REMINDER TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS
With the 2017-18 School year beginning, we are strongly urging drivers to be very aware of our school zones. Speed limits are strictly enforced for the safety of our students. Also, be aware of school buses, especially when they are loading or unloading. Never pass a school bus from either the front or behind (ALL lanes of traffic) when the bus
overhead lights are flashing.
Also, a reminder that it is unlawful to talk or text while in a school zone. (Beginning September 1, 2017, it will be illegal to text while driving anywhere in the State of Texas).
Fines for these offenses:
Illegally passing a school bus - $1,250.00 plus Court costs
Speeding in a school zone - $1,000.00 plus Court costs
Talking/Texting in a school zone - $200.00 plus Court costs
Thank you for doing your part to protect our students!
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.
WATER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS
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City Departments / Public Works / Water & Sewer
L U K E
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Bridge City will soon implement a "Notice System" for problems in our City. Simply download the LUKE app on your phone. Complaints will be addressed with a follow-up statement from the City when the complaint has been resolved.
***ATTENTION - ROAD CLOSURE***
SEE PUBLIC NOTICES
CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING & MEETING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
Public Hearing on Tax Rate
To View City Council Meeting Agendas Look Above to Welcome Column and click on:
Meeting Agendas & Minutes or Public Notices
NOTICE OF 2016 TAX YEAR
ADOPTED PROPERTY TAX RATE
FOR THE CITY OF BRIDGE CITY,
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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