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To appeal the appraised value of your property, contact:
Hunt County Tax Appraisal District
4801 King St.
Greenville, TX 75401
More information is also available from the Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts in the publication
The City’s current tax rate is $0.615 per $100 of assessed valuation.
The City is one of several taxing authorities. The tax rates are as follows:
Full-service Jet A and 100LL fuel is available at the FBO during regular business hours (Sunday - Wednesday from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm, and Thursday - Saturday from 7:30 am - 6:00 pm). For Full Service after hours, call (903) 268-3352. After hours service requires a $30 call-out fee.
Self-Service 100LL AvGas is available 24 hours a day at pump south of terminal building.
Contact the Animal Control Shelter, (903) 457-2990 regarding retrieving your pet. Pound fees must be paid before an animal can be released.
You can call (903) 457-2990 or email the shelter with details regarding your missing pet. Descriptions needed/wanted:
Dispositions of any and all pets will not be provided by shelter personnel. In order to obtain dispositions, you must contact the City Secretary (903) 457-3121 and ask for an open records request, or you can email your request.
Sorry, we do not provide cremation services.
Please call the shelter, they can provide you a time for drop off. (903) 457-2990
Our facility has a limited amount of space and in order to continue to receive incoming animals; captures, strays, or surrenders, we cannot reserve pets.
You can read your answer here. This link takes you to the Code of Ordinances for livestock.
The City of Greenville currently has two dog parks.1. Graham Park 800 Walnut St.Greenville, Tx 75401
2. Arnold Park2300 Jones St.Greenville, TX. 75402
The primary responsibility of most boards, commissions and committees is to advise and make recommendations to the City Council. The nature and purpose of an advisory board is to provide advice to the council without the influence of political activity. Because the recommendations of City Boards are advisory, the Council may not always follow the recommendations offered.
What is your relationship with City Staff?
Staff is provided to facilitate effectiveness. Staff shall provide guidance related to obedience the Open Meetings Act, shall provide technical expertise and research assistance, shall answer questions related to City policies and procedures and shall coordinate the involvement of other departments, as needed. No staff liaison is entitled to vote or preside over meetings.
How is a board, commission or committee established?
Each standing board, commission or committee is established by ordinance. Ad hoc committees and focus groups are typically established by resolution, but can also be established by informal action of the City Council. The term of ad hoc committee members or focus groups is usually equal to the life of the committee itself.
Who is eligible to serve on a board, commission or committee?
All resident citizens and qualified voters of the City of Greenville who have been residents of the city for at least six months, hold no other public office, including employment with the City, may be appointed or re- appointed to a board, commission or committee. Members must maintain these qualifications during their appointed term. All qualified candidates applying for the first time must complete an application form and forward it to the Office of the City Secretary
Who appoints board commission or committee?
Members are appointed by the City Council and serve at the pleasure of the Council. Appointments are made when terms expire or vacancies occur. Appointments to fill vacancies are for the remainder of the unexpired term.
What is my term of office?
Board members are typically appointed for a two or three -year term. However, there are instances when a member is appointed to fill a vacancy and therefore is appointed for the remainder of the unexpired term, which would be less than three years. The length of your term can be found in the resolution formally appointing you as a member to a board and may also be included in the letter notifying you of the appointment.The terms of members are staggered to ensure continuity on the board. This means that the term of approximately one third of the members of any board would expire one year and the term for the remaining members would expire the following year. The term of office shall expire when a successor has been appointed and qualified to serve.
The Office of the City Secretary maintains a listing of all city board, commission and committee members and their terms of office.
A person who has served as a member of a Board of Commission for two (2) consecutive terms shall not again be eligible for appointment to that same Board or Commission until at least one (1) term had elapsed. They shall however, be eligible for appointment to any other Board or Commission without a waiting period. "Term" as used in this paragraph is defined as that period of time beginning with the taking of the Oath of Office and running through the Oath of Office following the next appointment for that position. Filling an unexpired term does not constitute a "full" term.
Do I have to take an Oath of Office for this appointment?
Yes, all appointed board members must take the Oath of Office and Statement of Appointed Officer provided in the City Charter and maintained by city staff because they are official documents of the City. The staff liaison assigned to the Board will secure the necessary oath. You must take the Oath of Office prior to the time you participate in a meeting or otherwise exercise the powers of the office you were appointed to hold.
What constitutes a quorum?
The Open Meetings Act states that a quorum for boards, commissions and committees of the State or its Political subdivisions is a majority of the number of members established by the ordinance creating the board. For example, if there are nine authorized members on your board, then there must be five members present, regardless of vacancies, to have a quorum.
How are meetings conducted?
Many boards have established their rules of order in their bylaws; otherwise, Robert's Rules of Order may be used as the basis for conducting all board meetings. There is, however, one exception to Robert's Rules that is used by the City of Greenville; the Chair is allowed to vote on all motions. Furthermore, unless there is a conflict of interest that meets the legal definition, you must vote on matters before the board.
Are there attendance requirements?
Yes. It is important that members maintain regular attendance. Three consecutive absences or the absence of a member from more than 25% of the meetings in any six -month Period shall cause the board, commission or committee to review the attendance record of the member and make arecommendation to the City Council on the appointment.
The Council is most appreciative of the dedication and contribution by those who are willing to donate their time to community service. However, decisions reached by many of these boards impact the entire community. Therefore, if a quorum is not present because of habitual absenteeism, the integrity of the board as a whole is affected.
The minutes taken at each meeting will reflect attendance. The chairman should announce for the record the names of the members that are absent. Members who cannot attend a meeting should contact the chairman or appropriate staff member concerning the absence prior to the meeting.
Are public records kept concerning all meetings?
Yes, records of all meetings are to be established and maintained. Some board and commission meetings are tape recorded. The staff liaison will be responsible for keeping an accurate record of all meetings. The minutes shall include a description of business conducted, a record of attendance and a voting record indicating by name, members voting in favor of or in opposition to all items of business, unless the vote is unanimous. The minutes are permanent records maintained in the City secretary’s office.
How does the Conflict of Interest law apply to board members?
Texas statutes regarding conflicts of interest apply to all appointed and elected officers of any city, including members of any city boards, commission or committee.
Do I have liability insurance as a board member?
All city officials are protected by the City's risk assumption program when acting in the scope of their employment. As a duly appointed official, you too are protected against third party liability when acting within the scope of your appointment. As a board member, your performance and ethics must meet the highest standards.
Does the public have access to records of board meetings?
Yes. Minutes and records are kept in the Office of the City Secretary. Minutes and all background material are subject to the Public Information Act.
Will there be any training available?
The staff liaison assigned to your board will advise you of training conferences, if any, suggested for your board.
The Board of Development assists companies with relocation or expansion plans in Greenville to promote economic growth. For more information, call (903) 455-1197.
The Board of Development uses many economic tools to assist companies with relocation or expansion plans. All incentives are considered on a case-by-case basis and in cooperation with other City and County entities.
The staff of the Board of Development strives to maintain current information on available commercial property (both industrial and retail) in Greenville and surrounding areas.
2. Verify Zoning: Check the official Zoning Map and Permitted Use Schedule in Section 4-1 of the Zoning Ordinance to verify that the proposed use of the property is permitted. Copies of the zoning map and zoning ordinance are available at the Community Development Office at 2315 Johnson St. If the proposed use is not permitted by the City’s Zoning Ordinance, ask the City’s Community Development Staff about options.
3. Verify Platting: If the project is an interior remodel of an existing building or an agricultural accessory building, skip down to Step 4. Otherwise, check the legal description of the property from a warrantee deed, tax notice, or other legal document. If you cannot locate the legal description, please call the Hunt County Tax Appraisal District at (903) 454-3510 and ask them to give you the legal description. If the property is part of a platted subdivision, the legal description will include a lot number, block number, and subdivision name. If the project is a new building, addition, or residential storage building larger than 400 sq. ft., and the property is not part of a platted subdivision, you will be required to complete the platting process before applying for a building permit. Ask the Community Development Staff for details.
Before any part of a property is sold within the City of Greenville or its Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), a plat showing the proposed subdivision must be approved by the City of Greenville. The plat must be prepared by a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS). Prior to approval, the plat will be reviewed for compliance with the City’s subdivision regulations located in Chapter 13 of the Code of Ordinances. This review will also determine if the property is served by water and sewer lines of sufficient size and capacity. The review will be performed by the City’s Development Review Committee (DRC). After the plat is corrected to include all the comments of the DRC, it will be approved.
4. Review the Building Permit Plan Review Checklist: A complete Building Permit Plan Review Checklist is required with every building permit application. The Checklist outlines all the information required for your application. Copies of the Checklist are available at the Community Development Office at 2315 Johnson St. and are included in the Developer’s and Builder’s Guide.
5. Prepare Application Materials: After reviewing the Building Permit Plan Review Checklist, prepare all the information required for your building project as outlined in the Plan Review Checklist.
6. Submit Application: Submit all the required application materials to the Community Development Office:2315 Johnson St.Greenville, TX 75401
A complete application must include the following:
Upon receiving a complete application, City staff will review the application for compliance with applicable City Codes. The initial review time varies depending on the complexity of the project, but generally you can expect the following review times:
After the initial review is complete, and if it is determined that no changes to the plans or additional information are required, a building permit will be issued. If changes to the plans or additional information are required, City staff will notify the project manager in writing of any required changes. A building permit will be issued when all plan review requirements have been addressed. Work on the project cannot commence until a building permit is issued.
The following fees apply to all building permit applications:
First, check which District you are in by viewing: The Street Index streets are listed in alphabetical order. Find your street, and it will list the "District" then visit: the Mayor and City Council page, under the picture of the Council Member it shows which "Place" they hold. Place and District in this sense are the same.
The City is divided into six single-member council districts. District boundary lines are drawn according to the population within each district. Every 10 years with the new census, the districts are reevaluated for changes in population. The Mayor is elected at large. Contact information for the Mayor and City Council members is on the Mayor and City Council page. Call the City Secretary’s Office at (903) 457-3121 to leave a message.
At regular City Council meetings, there is a time reserved for "Citizens to be Heard". During this portion of the meeting, citizens may address the council not already scheduled for a public hearing. Citizens should state their name and address for the record and are allowed three minutes to speak.
The elected officials of the City of Greenville are charged with setting the policies that they would like the administration to carry out. They have the vision of what Greenville has the potential to be. They are also responsible for adopting an annual budget and levying a tax rate. These are accomplished by many meetings with the City Manager on the needs and projects of each Department. The City Council also appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary and Municipal Judge.
Although the Council partners with Board when making appointments to the Board, they do not have any control or powers regarding the electric service or charges.
Hunt County Elections Administration
2217A Washington Street
HOURS: 8 AM - 5 PM - Monday, April 24 – Tuesday, May 2, 2023.
EXTENDED EARLY VOTING -HOURS - 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM - Monday, May 1, and Tuesday, May 2, 2023.
ELECTION DAY VOTING - Saturday- May 6, 2023
Fletcher Warren Civic Center
5501 Business HWY. 69 S
Greenville, TX 75402
Polls are open from 7:00 AM- 7:00 PM
(No election for other districts this election cycle)
The City's Code of Ordinances can be found online.
City Code requires grass and weeds to be shorter than 12 inches in height in the yard, alley, and easement.
Code of Ordinances
If the City has a contractor mow the property, the owner will receive a bill for mowing services, which must be paid within 30 days. If the mow bill is not paid within 30 days, a lien will be filed on the property.
The City of Greenville does have land subdivision authority. If you are developing and subdividing your property and it is within the City of Greenville or its extraterritorial jurisdiction, contact the Community Development Department for platting and subdivision requirements.
In addition, the City of Greenville has permitting and inspection requirements for irrigation systems within the City and its ETJ. For more information, please call (903) 457-3160.
Please contact Community Development at (903) 457-3160 for more information.
At this time, we do not allow outside advertising on our government access channels.
The Greenville Convention & Visitor's Bureau is located in the Municipal Building located at 2821 Washington St. Contact the CVB at (903) 457-3126.
If you need to know if infrastructure is available at a certain location, contact Brett Jameson or call (903) 457-3136.
The Insurance Services Office (ISO) conducts evaluations of a city’s fire protection capabilities to determine a classification known as a Fire Suppression Rating. This is commonly referred to as a city’s “ISO” or Protection Class. ISO works with the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office. In the ISO rating scale, a lower number is better: one is the best possible rating, while a 10 means the fire department did not meet ISO's minimum requirements. For more information, click here: Greenville ISO
The City of Greenville's ISO rating has been lowered from a 3 to a 2. The rating of a 2 was approved on April 5, 2021, by the State Fire Marshal's office and became effective December 2, 2021.
There are a couple of pathways to becoming a firefighter in Texas. First, you can apply to a department that provides training once hired. These are typically the larger cities such as Dallas. However, competition for these openings is strong. The second option is to attend the fire academy at your own expense, which allows for a wider range of opportunities when it comes to applying to a fire department. To be a firefighter in Texas, you will need to get certified as a structural firefighter and as an emergency medical technician for most departments. For more information on this process, visit the Texas Commission on Fire Protection’s page.
You may sign up to be notified when we post our next entry-level exam. You can do so with the following link https://www.ci.greenville.tx.us/list.aspx, under the header of "City of Greenville Jobs" find "Fire Department" and choose the method of alert (text or email).
For more information, visit our Becoming a Firefighter page.
Visit the following link for more information on having the fire department come to your school or other events, or for station tours. Community Engagement page
Yes! All you need is a current library card and a PIN. If you do not have a PIN, call 903-457-2992 and have them set your PIN. Then simply click on the Free eBook Library tab and click "Sign in" at the upper right-hand corner.
For ebooks that do not require a library card, scroll down the library's main page.
The City of Greenville funds the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library. City limits do not coincide with Postal Service address or school district service areas, so some people whose address includes “Greenville, Texas” or who pay Hunt County or G.I.S.D. taxes may actually live outside the city limits. The absence of City of Greenville taxes on a property tax bill is a good indication of non-residency.
Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver age 13 or older while in the library. If the caregiver is under age 18, there must be no more than 3 children for whom that caregiver is responsible. The children must be within sight of the caregiver at all times. Parents/caregivers are responsible for their children’s behavior while in the library.
Patrons are limited to 5 items during their first checkout. After that, patrons may check as many as 20 items (with up to 5 DVDs and books/music on CD) on their library card at a time.
Yes, but there is so much more! While the largest amount of material is focused on Greenville, Hunt County, and Northeast Texas, NETH&GC material also covers the state of Texas, surrounding states, and common migration/immigration trails. Click here for more details.
Halloween on the Square is Back! It will be held October 31 from 4-7 PM. Celebrate in Historic Downtown Greenville while wearing your favorite costume! There will be something for everyone in your family!
The 2023 Parade of Lights is scheduled Friday, December 1 at 6 PM.
To encourage the restoration of downtown buildings, properties located within the downtown district may be eligible for facade grants, as funds are available. Substantially rehabilitated properties may be eligible for tax abatement consideration. Contact (903) 457-3138 for more information.
Ordinary maintenance and repair is any work, the sole purpose and effect of which is to correct deterioration, decay, or damage, including repair of damage caused by fire or other disasters and which does not result in a change in the existing appearance and materials of a property. Examples of this work include, but are not limited to:
If you wish to pay your fine in full, you may call TrafficPayment.com at (800) 444-1187. Otherwise, you must appear in person at 3000 Lee St.
Or by mail to:
Greenville Municipal Court
P.O. Box 1049
Greenville, TX 75403-1049
Come in person or contact the court at (903) 457-3129 for further information. No payment arrangements can be made by phone.
If the offense is in warrant status, you must contact the court at (903) 457-3129 for payment method information.
The City Prosecutor is available to speak with defendants at the court every Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am until 10:00 am.
The City of Greenville, Boys and Girls Club and YMCA have partnered together to form Greenville Sports League. Visit www.playgreenvillesports.com for more information.
Except as otherwise specified herein for particular facilities, the open hours for the public use of the grounds and facilities of all parks owned or under the care, control or management of the city and within the corporate limits thereof shall be from the hours of 6:00 am until 10:30 pm, and it shall be unlawful for any person, other than authorized personnel of the city, to be in or upon any such grounds or facility thereon from the hours of 10:30 pm until 6:00 am, unless written permission by the city manager or his designee is obtained for remaining in the park between those hours. The city manager may approve activities in the park between the hours of 10:30 pm and 6:00 am when:
Prices vary depending on the pavilion location. See City Parks for rental fees.
Beginning dates as well as registration fees vary depending on the sport. For scheduling and fee information, visit
Prices vary depending on the facility location. For rental information call us (903)457-2994
1. Online: www.greenvilletx.fun
2. By phone: 903-457-2994
3. In Person: Reecy Davis Recreation Center 4320 Lee St. Greenville, Tx. 75401
Teams are formed through our Coach Look and Draft process. Team registration is not accepted.
If returning to the same age division the following year all returning protected players remain the same. New protected players may not be chosen unless a protected player has moved up an age division or is not returning that season.
All coaches must pass a background check.
If you are a non-profit organization and want to operate a full-time charitable bingo establishment, you must first contact the Office of Planning to discuss zoning. Full-time charitable bingo establishments are classified as "Indoor Amusements" and are allowed by right in Commercial and Industrial zoning districts, and by Conditional Use Permit in General Retail, Highway Retail and Central Area. Once zoning is established, you must then obtain a license from the Texas Lottery Commission. Contact their Charitable Bingo Division at 1-800-BINGO-77 after you have obtained zoning approval from our office.
2. Verify Zoning: Check the official Zoning Map and Permitted Use Schedule in Section 4-1 of the Zoning Ordinance to verify that the proposed use of the property is permitted. Copies of the zoning map and zoning ordinance are available at the Community Development Office at 2315 Johnson St. If the proposed use is not permitted by the City’s Zoning Ordinance, ask the City’s Community Development Staff about options. Property that is zoned Agricultural (A) must be rezoned before a plat or subdivision of the property can be approved (see Section 8-3 of the Zoning Ordinance).
3. Hire Appropriate Design Professionals: All subdivision plat drawings must be prepared by a Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS). All infrastructure construction documents must be prepared by a Texas Registered Professional Engineer (PE).
4. Review the Plat Review Checklist and Chapter 13 of the Code of Ordinances: A complete Plat Review Checklist is required with every plat approval application. The checklist outlines all the information required for your application. Copies of the checklist are available at the Community Development Office at 2315 Johnson St. and are included in the Developer’s and Builder’s Guide.
5. Meet with Staff: Make arrangements to meet with the City personnel responsible for reviewing subdivision plats to discuss the general scope of the project and to clarify issues related to the development of the property and the submission of a plat application. Preliminary sketches and drawings are often helpful during these discussions. Prior to the meeting, the property owner or an authorized agent must complete and sign the Pre-Application Conference form.
6. Prepare Application Materials: After reviewing the Plat Review Checklist, prepare all the information required for your project as outlined in the Checklist.
7. Submit Application: Submit all the required application materials to the Community Development Office at 2315 Johnson St. A complete application must including the following:
If paying by mail, please include the name on the permit and the permit location so the payment will be credited to the correct permit. A receipt will be mailed as soon as the payment has been processed. All false alarm fees must be paid by cash, check, or money order.
To clear the suspension and return the alarm permit to active status, the permit holder must pay the outstanding fees, have the alarm system inspected, and bring a copy of the documentation from the alarm company stating the alarm system has been inspected and listing the items that were not working correctly and what was done to correct the problems.
To do this, submit a Public Service Report, call, or write the Chief of Police at:3000 Lee St.P.O. Box 1049Greenville, TX 75401Ph: (903) 457-2913
Include all the information you can remember such as the officer or employee's name, the date, time, and circumstances of the incident. You may also email this information.
The officer or employee will be notified of your compliment as will his/her supervisors and a copy will also be placed in his/her personnel file.
Complaint forms are also available in the Human Resources Office, located in City Hall (2821 Washington St.). Documentation of all complaints will be made and forwarded to the OPS. You may email questions about the complaint process.
All complaints will be investigated. When a complaint is against a policy of the Police Department or the enforcement of a particular law, the policy or law will be explained to the citizen.
There will not be an investigation of the employee or officer unless the complainant indicates there was a violation of departmental policy, procedure, or regulations during the incident. If a complaint is regarding a policy, it will be reviewed for possible revision.
“Sec. 683.075. NOTICE. (a) The procedures for the abatement and removal of a public nuisance under this subchapter must provide not less than 10 days' notice of the nature of the nuisance. The notice must be personally delivered, sent by certified mail with a five-day return requested, or delivered by the United States Postal Service with signature confirmation service to:
(1) the last known registered owner of the nuisance;
(2) each lienholder of record of the nuisance; and
(3) the owner or occupant of:
(A) the property on which the nuisance is located; or
(B) if the nuisance is located on a public right-of-way, the property adjacent to the right-of-way.
(b) The notice must state that:
(1) the nuisance must be abated and removed not later than the 10th day after the date on which the notice was personally delivered or mailed; and
(2) any request for a hearing must be made before that 10-day period expires.
(c) If the post office address of the last known registered owner of the nuisance is unknown, notice may be placed on the nuisance or, if the owner is located, personally delivered.
(d) If notice is returned undelivered, action to abate the nuisance shall be continued to a date not earlier than the 11th day after the date of the return.”
The Council’s goal and directive with this project is to not increase the current City tax rate, however the city cannot control property appraisals. If approved, the GO bond’s debt service payment would come from the I&S side of the tax rate, which is funded by taxable assessed valuation (TAV) property tax collections. While keeping the tax rate the same, we will shift the payment to the I&S (debt) side and adjusting the M&O (operating) side of the budget.
The Council has historically been lowering the city tax rate since 2009 when it was $0.710 and 2010-2016 when it was $0.699 to its current low point of $0.569 in 2023, While continuing to issue debt to fix roads and other infrastructure that has been neglected.
If approved, the GO bond’s debt service payment would come from the I&S side of the tax rate, which is funded by taxable assessed valuation (TAV) property tax collections. While keeping the tax rate the same, we will shift the payment to the I&S (debt) side and adjusting the M&O (operating) side of the budget.
No, this is a common misconception and potentially generated from selective reading. Our financial policy directs that certificates of obligation can be issued for projects approved by the City Council and with the appropriate public notice to fund long-term capital.
Yes. Recent examples include:
The City has spent or encumbered approximately $120M in Street repairs and maintenance the past few fiscal years. It is a common strategic approach for a City to evenly address multiple needs and areas of the community instead of hyper focusing all of its funding/money/energy on just one specific issue or need. A $50 Million Road Bond is the most recent, $15 Million for Sayle and Stonewall, $4.5 for the expansion of Roy Warren, $12 million for north side of Stonewall (2014 or so, I would have to look that one up). The City Council has invested in streets over the past 10 years, sticking to the plan to invest in infrastructure it is now they are investing in the community and a project that will generate new revenues, new property taxes, just fixing roads doesn’t always attract new families. This project will have an economic impact that enable the City to invest further in infrastructure and continue to repair and fix even more streets and roads.
The funding of the project would come from the I&S side of the City property tax rate in the budget throughout the life of the debt service payments.
The operation of this facility would be out of the recreation fund which is an enterprise fund based on revenues and expenditures.
The only potential change to the recreation fund to accommodate this project would be opportunities to add new programs and expand existing programs.
No budget cuts are currently planned to accommodate the future facility or the debt service payments
There are no cuts needed.
Per the Budget book, some Enterprise funds operate at a net loss or negative balance. Some Enterprise funds do come up “short” year over year and nothing needs to be cut or additional funds do not need to be made up as it is up to Council on whether they want to even out any of the Enterprise funds for any given fiscal year via transfers from non-Enterprise funds. I would assess the Council instead looks at the entire summary of fund balances to ensure financial health of funds and the City in entirety (there is a Summary of Fund Balances found in the Budget Book, consolidated below to show the overall status of all projected fund balances for the current fiscal year).
We are not sure you can categorize a poll/survey as “unscientific” or “scientific” as the textbook definition of “scientific” is “based on or characterized by the methods and principles of science” when science in its true form does not apply at all to this entire scenario. Mass surveys or opinion polls, which we believe is the type of survey that Parks and Rec utilized, are categorized as scientific polling for political scientists to measure public opinion.
The RFQ amenities were broad to ensure a versatile firm to aid us in determining the amenities within the facility while aligning with public needs. The project goals were to be revenue neutral, a regional attraction and attract tourism. The only changes to the original presentation are to remove the golf and batting simulators.
We always attempt to accomplish both while operating within the adopted budget.
In any given fiscal year’s budget season, there are a multitude and variety of factors that go into both the Council’s ability to lower the tax rate to at or below the no new revenue rate and their eventual decision on what that tax rate will be set at, and the I&S debt service payment obligation for any given fiscal year is one of those multiple factors.
That operational expenditures do not go over operational revenues.
No. The facility will be programmed and budgeted to be revenue neutral within the Recreation Fund.
In terms of the facility, all that plays a factor. The NRPA states the average jurisdiction population per indoor park and recreation facility is 1 Recreation Center for every 24,601 residents – 1 Community Center for every 26,668 residents and 1 Senior Center for every 32,075 residents. Currently we are deficient in indoor park and recreation facilities, so this facility would accommodate current need and future growth. In terms of operational budget assumptions, it will be based on the programming. In programming the expenses are budgeted not to exceed the revenues. If a program doesn’t make, then there is no revenue or expenditure.
The debt service payment is made from the I&S side of the tax rate, which is supported and based on the taxable assessed valuation (TAV) and is not based on if anything is profitable or not. For example, we use bonds for various things such as Streets and any of those given streets cannot be solely determined as “profitable or not profitable” and the payment of that debt service on those streets is not determined or contingent by such an assessment. Historically, the TAV has grown year over year and any growth concerns from that standpoint on what generates that I&S side of the tax rate as far as funding goes off of the TAV would not be feasible even if it somehow did decrease given the fact we have debt consistently falling off down the road beginning in 2025 with massive drop off occurring in 2030.
As stated on #19 we are already behind the service space needed for our community. So, this project would still be needed to accommodate current need.
The new recreation center will be a local and regional facility that will host up to 8 tournaments per year. The City has placed an emphasis on the ensuring our citizens are a priority by ensuring that these facilities are easily accessible. There will be an emphasis on public use times. The intent of Reecy Davis is to address existing facility upgrades, but also provide an alternate site to enjoy indoor court sports when tournaments are in town. One membership will be good at both facilities.
The facility will be operated as an enterprise. So, the projected expenses in the new facility are $2,770,000 and the projected revenues are $2,379,000 plus $160,000 in tournament revenues. The current projected cost recovery is 92% with very conservative projections.
The ballot language comes specifically from our legal bond council, and this is guided by the state laws and how it must be worded in the ballot. The language on the ballot is just a guarantee to the bond holders that the City will make the payments and that it is supported by property taxes.
The reason we as staff take things to the council prior to the public is to ensure that we as staff are doing the correct things and spending the money where council goals direct it to be spent. City staff meets with the council subcommittees and council prior to any large project as a guide to ensure we are moving in the right direction and not wasting time or resources. This process started over a year ago from the staff standpoint and included proprietary information regarding potential 3rd party operators as well as lease options. It was vital for the council and staff to ensure that this would be a facility and project that was right for the citizens, taxpayers, and the community prior to taking it to the public.
We have not done a traffic study for Monty Stratton but are aware of all the growth along Monty Stratton. We are aware that it is not ideal but feel that it will serve our immediate need with the subdivision, EOC, growth of Paris Junior College and the potential of this project. We do have future plans to fund and improve Monty Stratton and are considering all options and will take it to council once this project is completed.
Yes, ma’am we can make sure to tag it to our website. We can link to our website matter of fact I think there is one. If you go to the city’s website and it under projects, it should say recreation project.
In terms of the cost differential, we looked at other standards and it comes in about 20%. So, when we looked at the differences non-residents and residents and compared to other cities, that seems to align with the fees we used. These are proposed rates obviously that’s not set. However, that is what we based the proforma with in terms of revenues or expenditures.
When we were talking last spring before it went the ballot, we were already working with the city thinking about what an acceptable cost would be relatively to construction cost for this project that could fit under this envelope. We have done a significant round of estimating for this project that gets us within the envelope that we are comfortable with. Moving forward we will be repricing it again this fall, and another 2 times before it goes for the bid to verify that we are in the right range to meet the target cost.
We would then formulate a gameplan of adjustments that could be made without sacrificing programming within the facility. There are things that we could do to try to help in terms of shaving small areas here and there without sacrificing the programming of the center, so that we can still meet the proforma and revenue plan that was laid out.
The vast majority that we have looked at have been community run or city run facilities at the municipal level rather than having another organization running a facility. The majority are run by the city themselves and they are run efficiently and effectively.
We are covered under Texas Municipal League for all our current facilities, so we are covered under a vast umbrella. We do think it will increase but not dramatically. It will be nothing that we can't handle from the maintenance and operations side. Because of our splash pads, we are already covered for an aquatic element as well.
The child watch is intended to be used for people are who using the facility actively, 2 Hour maximum. It will be a completely secured environment that would be created for that child watch space.
We do not turn anyone down at our current facility and we will not at the new facilities. They will not be excluded.
The intent would be to have them on parallel paths throughout the design process. We would get a contractor for them at the same time and work with them on how to sequence this project the best. We want to work to preserve activities at Reecy Davis and not put people out at that facility so one of our number one goals is finding a way to have those activities continue with the construction.
We are always trying to expand our senior programs. Once we know that there is a need for them then we can start working on them. All programming options are available at both sites.
Our goal is to keep present programs the same. In the future, if we have programs that we are paying instructors then there may be a need for program fees, but we are planning to keep it as is.
We have worked with BRS to isolate certain times for certain activities. We were able to lay out an aquatics facility to ensure the staffing levels can be minimal, while ensuring the safety of everyone at the facility.
With this project, we are going big. We like to have at least 1 to 2 square feet of recreation space for each member of the community and are proposing significantly above the projected numbers needed. We are planning for over 150,000 square feet for both facilities combined. As growth happens there are some other opportunities that could be looked at as well.
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To have a light repaired call GEUS at (903) 457-2800. However, if you do not have a street light and would like to request one you can call (903) 457-3100, and you will be transferred.
The City does not pick up limbs.
Please report potholes to "Report a Concern"
Different times but two weeks before construction it will be posted on the City website.
The city personnel will deliver door hangers to citizens within the project area, but they will also be posted on the City webpage.
Please see the TCP (traffic control plan) on the City Webpage and follow the detours sign placed on adjacent streets. We also keep up-to-date road updates on our Facebook page.
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