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NOTICE ABOUT 2022 PROPERTY TAX RATES

This notice concerns the 2022 property tax rates for CITY OF LAKE JACKSON. This notice provides information about two tax rates used in adopting the current tax year's tax rate. The no-new-revenue tax rate would Impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. In most cases, the voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt without holding an election. In each case, these rates are calculated by dividing the total amount of taxes by the current taxable value with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value

This year's no-new-revenue tax rate $0.310459/$100
This year's voter-approval tax rate $0.326457/$100


To see the full calculations, 
download a copy of the Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet from The Brazoria County Tax Office.

Learn more about the FY 22-23 tax rate and budget at the Budget & Tax Information Page.

Drought Days

DROUGHT CONTINGENCY STAGE ONE IN PLACE NOW

The City of Lake Jackson entered today into Stage 1 of its drought contingency program as an effort to conserve water and to control water use among businesses and residents.

The decision to enter Stage 1 was prompted after the U.S. Drought Monitor declared that Brazoria County was experiencing an extreme drought, known as a D3 level. The only drought level higher than D3-extreme is D4-exceptional. The City has also been working with the Brazosport Water Authority to address municipal water conditions. The BWA has also begun drought contingency efforts.

The City’s drought contingency plan has three stages to address the use of water among the city itself, businesses, and residents. Stage 1 addresses mild water shortages. Stage 2 address moderate shortages and Stage 3 addresses severe water shortages.

City crews will monitor municipal water use daily. If water use increases, the City will raise the drought level. Learn more about how Stage 1 affects you

Hurricane Season
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ABOVE-AVERAGE HURRICANE SEASON STILL EXPECTED

Even though we remain in an extreme drought, conditions still favor an above-normal 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, according to NOAA’s annual mid-season update issued recently. We encourage our residents to enter or update their information in our Everbridge emergency notification system as we ready ourselves for peak hurricane season. https://www.lakejackson-tx.gov/615/Everbridge-Emergency-Notifications

HURRICANE SEASON JUNE 1 - NOVEMBER 30

Disclaimer: Our video states that the Hurricane Guide will be mailed. It will not be mailed this year but will be available online. Download a copy here

On June 1 we entered the 2022 hurricane season. NOAA predicts above-normal activity with 14 to 21 named storms and up to six major hurricanes. We encourage you to begin thinking about your supplies, evacuation plans and how to secure your homes now. Visit our Hurricane Preparedness site for information to help you organize your personal and family evacuation plans now.

Evacuation Transportation Registration

For residents who are medically fragile or otherwise need help being evacuated during a major hurricane, we encourage you to register for the STEAR 211 program. 

Download bilingual transportation information

Visit the City's STEAR 211 page to learn the different ways to register.

HURRICANE EVACUATION | THE 211 STEAR SYSTEM 

In this public service announcement, Assistant Police Chief Bryan Sidebottom, deputy emergency management coordinator, discusses how people who will need emergency evacuation during an event or incident can register for the 211 STEAR system through a simple phone call. The 211 STEAR system is designed to help those who are medically fragile or at risk of being left behind without intervention.

How We Work For You
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HOW MUCH HEAVY TRASH CAN I PUT OUT?

You can put out four cubic yards which is about the size of a pickup truck bed. Scroll down to watch our YouTube video and learn more about heavy trash and household trash collection.

If you have an over-sized load or a special pick-up you can call 979-415-2430 to arrange for crews to retrieve it. You can also bring brush, limbs and heavy trash to the mulch site and drop them off at the convenience center free of charge. |

LIBRARY REOPENS WITH NEW FLOORING, PAINT AND FURNITURE Library Flooring

Library FlooringAfter months of working to upgrade the library flooring and finish a new coat of paint, we were excited to reopen the library on Wednesday, June 1. The flooring and paint project was part of the bond program that voters approved last year. The furniture was funded through existing budget funds. 

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HEAVY TRASH & BRUSH SCHEDULE 

The 2022 heavy trash and brush schedule has been released. This schedule will help residents understand when heavy trash is in their neighborhood. We've also placed as an image and a PDF copy on our household garbage and heavy trash website pages. It has also been posted on social media. Search for it with hashtag #LJHeavyTrashSchedule. 

We will also be sending this schedule in our residential water bills.If you need any help understanding the schedule or when heavy trash will be collected in your neighborhood, you can always call us at 979.415.2400 and we'll be happy to talk to you about it.  Here is a PDF copy of the schedule for your personal download.

DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROJECT PHASE 3

Mayor Gerald Roznovsky and Assistant City Manager Meagan Borth discuss the voter-approved improvements to downtown. Slowed by COVID, the project will make significant improvements to Lake Jackson's downtown during 2022

Info You Can Use

HOUSEHOLD TRASH VERSUS HEAVY TRASH 

Not all trash is the same. In this video, Lake Jackson residents learn trash can be put at the curb and how much. They also learn how to prepare yard trash for pickup and where to take trash if they can't wait for their pickup dates. 

And remember, we have a limit regarding how much heavy trash ou can put out. Putting out more than that will result in an additional charge to you. 


Once in the city system, FOG can contaminate local waters and even drinking water when manholes covers overflow into parks, yards, streets, and storm drains during heavy rains or hurricanes. 

Communities spend billions of dollars every year unplugging or replacing grease-blocked pipes, repairing pump stations, and cleaning up costly and illegal wastewater spills. Excessive FOG in the sewer system can affect local wastewater rates.

So, keeping FOG out of the sewer system helps everyone. That's why we want you to BE FOGGLESS!  

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One of only 26 schools in the State of Texas and less than 350 nationwide, Beutel Elementary celebrated its prestigious National Blue Ribbon School recognition today. This award, given by the U.S. Department of Education, recognizes schools that have exceptional overall academic performance or has made remarkable progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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