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

 

NOTICE OF 2016 TAX YEAR PROPOSED TAX RATE

NOTICE OF 2016 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF NATALIA

A tax rate of $0.8615 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 $0.8615 per $100

PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE $0.8869 per $100

EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.8630 per $100

ROLLBACK TAX RATE $0.8615 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 2015 tax year and the 2016 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: August 31, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Natalia City Hall, 2078 St. Hwy 132 North, Natalia, TX 78059.

Second Hearing: September 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Natalia City Hall, 2078 St. Hwy 132 North, Natalia, TX 78059.