Drainage Study Report, 2016 https://www.bellairetx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18898 Prepared by ARKK Engineering
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Spruce and Fifth Streets
Delays and excuses. The approximate $3.2 million dollar contract for this project calls for completion by February 15, 2020. Instead not even Fifth Street was completed on time. Here’s some background on this project.
- Over the past five years our property tax rate has risen from $.3805 in 2015-2016 to $.4473 for 2019-2020, an 18% increase.
- The City’s revenue from property taxes increased – from $15.42 million for 2015 to $20.53 million in 2019. A 33% increase. More than $5 million dollars in five years. Anticipated revenue in 2020 is $21.9 million.
- But no Capital Improvement Cash funds are scheduled to be paid from the General Fund in year 2020. Nothing for Parks or the Library. Why?
- Over those same 5 years our bonded debt increased almost $50 million dollars, to $127.5 million by 9/30/2019.
Sidewalk Charter Amendments Election
Recycling, organic gardening, less pesticides – all win/wins for our kids and our community. So are reusable bags!
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100 Years of Bellaire History!
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No More City Of Homes?
According to the City manager and staff our longtime City logo, representing Bellaire as a City of Homes, will soon be gone, thanks to City Council and the $50,000 branding study. Read more here.