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

Tel: (409) 735-6801
Fax: (409) 735-3349
  December 16, 2017   




ORANGE COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEBRIS PICKUP


Deadline for storm generated debris to be placed for pickup is December 6, 2017.  All debris placed on roadway after this date will not be picked up.  Debris should be placed in accordance with guidelines.  Projected completion date is December 18, 2017.  For further information please refer to

www.co.orange.tx.us


Private Property Debris Removal:

Storm generated debris located on open access private roads, private roads with locked gates and residential private property may be elegible for removal by following below guidance:

Applicant must fill out and return the Right of Entry.  Applicants eligibility will be evaluated after completed Right of Entry is submitted.

Deadline to submit Right of Entry Forms is December 8, 2017

Expected completion of debris removal for eligible applicants is December 30, 2017.


Right of Entry forms are available at Orange County Convention and Expo Center located at 11475 FM 1442, Orange TX  77630.

Right of Entry Forms available for print at:

www.co.orange.tx.us







HOLIDAY CLOSINGS


CITY HALL AND MUNICIPAL COURT OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS:

 MONDAY, DECEMBER 25, 2017

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2017

MONDAY, JANUARY 1, 2018


GARBAGE PICKUP WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:

Monday, Dec. 25 pickup - Tuesday

Tuesday, Dec. 26 pickup - Wednesday

Wednesday , Dec 27 pickup - Thursday

Thursday, Dec 28 pickup - Friday

Friday, Dec 29 pickup - Saturday


Monday, Jan 1 pickup - Tuesday

Tuesday, Jan 2 pickup - Wednesday

Wednesday, Jan 3 pickup - Thursday

Thursday, Jan 4 pickup - Friday

Friday, Jan 5 pickup - Saturday


Have a very Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year!





SCHEDULED MEETINGS


THE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2017

CITY COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN

CANCELLED


NEXT SCHEDULED COUNCIL MEETING IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2018 AT 6:00 PM



To view City Council Meeting Agendas look above to Welcome Column and click on: Meeting Agendas & Minutes





***ATTENTION CITIZENS***

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 gradeall 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.)




***IMPORTANT***


HOUSE MUST BE TREATED FOR MOLD AND CHECKED FOR MOISTURE CONTENT BEFORE COVERING UP WITH SHEETROCK


PERMITS AND CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS

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 profession (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.


Contractor Requirements:

BUILDING CONTRACTORS

  • Fill out Contractor Questionnaire
  • Provide copy of the 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 the City 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.





"HARVEY" UPDATES FROM MAYOR RUTLEDGE CAN BE FOUND ON PUBLIC NOTICES PAGE

Click on Public Notices found under Welcome Column





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 MAINTENACE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $16.34





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 exceed 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 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 60:00 PM at BRIDGE CITY, CITY HALL, 260 RACHAL AVE, BRIDGE CITY TX  77611.

Second Hearing: September 5, 2017 at 06:00 at BRIDGE CITY, CITY HALL, 260 RACHAL AVE, BRIDGE CITY TX  77611.



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