AN EDUCATIONAL MESSAGE ABOUT THE DEMOLITION PROCESS | September 14, 2022
We are aware of concerns that some residents and non-residents have about the demolition of a house today. Demolition is not a well understood process that city governments throughout the nation undertake. Staff who are involved in executing the process do so with a seriousness that surpasses many other activities and functions they perform for the taxpayer.
City staff understand that the structure they are preparing to raze may be dangerous and unsafe now but at one time, it may have been a home that brought a family joy and happiness.
That said, we would like to explain how the process works and how any citizen can learn when homes are scheduled for demolition in the City of Lake Jackson.
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.
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.
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 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
After 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.
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.
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!
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.