IN EFFECT: UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS AND RATE RESTRUCTURING PLAN

The City of Natalia, with the assistance from USDA Rural Development and M&S Engineering, have been working progressively towards making facility and infrastructure improvements to the city's utility systems since May 2015; and, in March 2016, M&S Engineering presented City Council with Water and Wastewater Preliminary Engineering and Evaluation Reports and electively decided to move forward with projects prioritized as high-importance.  The City of Natalia received loan and grant funding assistance through USDA Rural Development to complete the infrastructure improvement projects identified in the Utility Improvements Plan. 

To sustain a safe and reliable water and wastewater resource, restructuring of the utility rates were necessary to address the imbalance of utility revenue and expenses, repayment of the capital debt, to absorb replacement costs for short-lived assets, and to additionally generate sufficient revenue to cover annual inflation of maintenance and operational costs.

The restructured utility rates become effective next fiscal year beginning October 1, 2017; specifically starting on the meter-reading period beginning September 15th and ending October 15th for the billing date of November 1, 2017.

The following documents are being provided for your review:

  1. Utility Improvements & 5-Year Utility Rate Restructuring Plan
  2. Water Preliminary Engineering & Evaluation Report
  3. Sewer Preliminary Engineering & Evaluation Report

 

THE ADOPTED TAX RATE $0.8564

THE CITY OF NATALIA CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE LESS REVENUE FROM PROPERTY TAXES THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE; HAVING A 0.00% PERCENT TAX REVENUE INCREASE FROM PROPERTIES ON THE TAX ROLL IN THE PRECEDING YEAR.

THE ADOPTEDTAX RATE SHALL BE LEVIED AND COLLECTED FOR THE USE AND SUPPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT, AND TO PROVIDE AN INTEREST AND SINKING FUND FOR THE 2017-2018 FISCAL YEAR, ON ALL PROPERTY, REAL, PERSONAL, AND MIXED WITHIN THE CORPORATE CITY LIMITS OF SAID CITY ON JANUARY 1, 2017 SUBJECT TO TAXATION, AT THE FOLLOWING TAX RATES:

TAX RATE:  $0.8564on each $100 valuation, which is apportioned to specific purposes:

  1. $0.7692 on each $100 valuation for Maintenance & Operations (M&O)
  2. $0.0872 on each $100 valuation for Interest & Sinking Fund (I&S)

TAXES LEVIED SHALL BE DUE BY OCTOBER 1, 2017; AND IF NOT PAID BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2018 SHALL IMMEDIATELY BECOME DELIQUENT, AND SUBJECT TO PENALTIES & INTEREST.

 

Last Year's Tax Rate: $0.8615 on each $100 valuation, which is apportioned to specific purposes - M&O is $0.7691 and I&S is $0.0924.

 

NOTICE OF 2017 TAX YEAR PROPOSED TAX RATE

NOTICE OF 2017 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF NATALIA

A tax rate of $0.8564 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Natalia. 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.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.8564 per $100

PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE $0.8615 per $100

EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.7978 per $100

ROLLBACK TAX RATE $0.8564 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Natalia 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 Natalia 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:

Melissa Lutz, PCC

Medina County Tax Assessor/Collector 1102 15th St., Hondo, Tx 78861

830-741-6100

www.medinacountytexas.org

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: September 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Natalia City Hall, 2078 St. Hwy 132 North, Natalia, TX 78059.

Second Hearing: September 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Natalia City Hall, 2078 St. Hwy 132 North, Natalia, TX 78059.

 

Notice of 2017 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate

DROUGHT STAGE 1 IN EFFECT - PLEASE CONSERVE

DROUGHT CONDITIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND SURCHARGES

 

EFFECTIVE VIOLATIONS

An person, owner, tenant or manager responsible or occupying a property that is in violation of any provision of the restrictions, rule or regulations adopted or issued in pursuance to the drought management plan will have the following violation fees applied to the person, owner, tenant or manager’s utility bill:

  1. 1st Violation – Written notice of violation.

  2. 2nd Violation – A violation fee of $25.00 will be added to utility bill.

  3. 3rd Violation – A violation fee of $50.00 will be added to utility bill.

  4. Continued Violations will automatically have their water meter removed and a $100.00 Violation & Reinstallation Fee will apply; in addition to any penalty.

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Drought Stage 1 - Moderate Water Shortage.

  1. Conditions for Drought Stage 1:
    • Reduce water consumption by any means available when the Edwards Aquifer observation well reaches 660 feet.
  2. Restrictions for Drought Stage 1:
    • Waste of water is prohibited at all times;
    • Reduce any non-essential water usage;
    • Use of water in a, indoor or outdoor, fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life is prohibited;
    • Use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas not in any harm of health or safety is prohibited.
    • All non-public swimming pools must have a minimum of 25% of the surface area covered with evaporation screens when not in use.  Inflatable pool toys or floating decorations may be used to accomplish this.
    • No bulk water sales will be authorized.
    • Hand-held watering is allowed any day of the week and at any time.
    • Once a week landscape irrigation watering is an effect, and designated by your address. Watering between the hours of 10:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. is prohibited.
      • Numbered Streets watering day is on Saturday.
      • Named Streets watering day is on Sunday.
Click on image to see J-17 Water Level Reading

Click on image to see J-17 Water Level Reading

2016 CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT (CCR)

PUBLIC NOTICE

PWS Name: City of Natalia

PWS ID: TX1630009

The City of Natalia 2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) for reporting period of January 1 – December 31, 2016 is available for pick-up at City Hall, 2078 State Hwy 132, Natalia, Texas 78059; or call City Hall at 830-665-2206 to make other viewing arrangements. This report reflects all testing completed in the time period stated above, and is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water.  

2016 Consumer Confidence Report - revised August 18, 2016 (English)

La ciudad de Natalia 2016 agua potable calidad informe anual (informe de confianza del consumidor) para el período del 1 de enero – 31 de diciembre de 2016 está disponible para recoger en el Ayuntamiento, 2078 estado Hwy 132, Natalia, Texas 78059; o llame al pasillo de ciudad en 830-665-2206 para hacer otros arreglos de visión. Este informe refleja toda la prueba terminó en el período anterior y está diseñado para proporcionarle información importante sobre su agua potable y los esfuerzos realizados por el sistema de agua para proporcionar agua potable.  

Informe de confianza del consumidor de 2016 - revised August 18, 2016 (En Espanol)