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NOTICE OF 2017 TAX YEAR

PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR

The City of Wolfforth 

A tax rate of $0.761827 per $100 of valuation has been proposed by the governing body of the City of Wolfforth. 

PROPOSED TAX RATE                                           $0.761827 PER $100

PRECEDING YEAR￿S TAX RATE                         $0.777290 PER $100

EFFECTIVE TAX RATE                                          $0.761827 PER $100 

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for the City of Wolfforth from the same properties in both the 2016 tax year and the 2017 tax year. 

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: 

TIM RADLOFF

CITY OF WOLFFORTH TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR

2109 AVENUE Q, LUBBOCK, TEXAS

806-776-2208

etrinfo@lubbockcad.org

www.lubbockcad.org


 

WATER RATE INCREASE

 

The City of Wolfforth adopted Ordinance No. 494 on August 7, 2017, increasing water rates, effective with the August, 2017 billing period.  The increase is to continue to support operations in the new water treatment plant.

 The base rate is increasing a total of $8.00.  The rate increase is a combination of two distinct parts:  $4.79 for debt service on additional money the City had to borrow to complete the water treatment plant; $3.21 to partially cover increased operating expenses associated with the plant.

Tier rates and thresholds are changing to encourage water conservation.  High volume consumers will pay an increased price per thousand gallons.  High volume consumption increases treatment volume, which directly increases filter and chemical costs at the water treatment plant.

0-3,000 gallons (minimum)

$46.00 base rate

3,001-15,000 gallons

$3.10 per 1,000 gallons

15,001-50,000 gallons

$3.85 per 1,000 gallons

Over 50,001 gallons

$4.10 per 1,000 gallons

 


CITY OF WOLFFORTH

LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION REGULATIONS

 

During the months of Daylight Savings Time, landscape irrigation with any sort of sprinkler is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Stage 1 ￿ VOLUNTARY CONSERVATION

Voluntary Conservation seeks to reduce daily municipal consumption by 10 per cent.  Landscape irrigation is allowed between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m., twice weekly.  You may begin watering at 8:00 p.m. on the evening before your designated day, and end by 10:00 a.m. on the specified day.  House addresses ending in even digits (2,4,6, etc.) water on Sundays and Thursdays.  House addresses ending in odd digits (1,3,5, etc) water on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

 

IRRIGATION SCHEDULE

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

EVEN

 

Begin Saturday after 8:00 p.m.

 Turn off no later than 10:00 a.m.

 

 

ODD

 

Begin Tuesday after 8:00 p.m.

Turn off no later than 10:00 a.m.

EVEN

 

Begin Wednesday after 8:00 p.m.

Turn off no later than 10:00 a.m.

 

ODD

 

Begin Friday after 8:00 p.m

Turn off no later than 10:00 a.m.

 

Run-off or overflow violations will be cited, with penalties up to $500 per day of violation.  Please make sure your irrigation system does not flow water into the alleys or street gutters.

City Code of Ordinances authorizing such violation and penalty:

Any landscape irrigation system within the city shall be operated in a manner that prevents the following:

(1)     System operation during periods in which the temperature drops below 35 degrees Fahrenheit;

(2)     System operation which creates a hazard to vehicular or pedestrian traffic;

(3)     Use of spray or rotary sprinkler heads within landscaped areas of 4 feet in width or less, when adjacent to public rights-of-way, or impervious areas that drain to public rights-of-way; and

(4)     System operation outside of the manufacturer￿s recommended pressure range;

(5)     Intentional sprinkler head/emitter discharge or overspray onto nonlandscaped or nonturf areas, including without limitation, public streets, alleys or impervious areas that drain onto public streets or alleys.

Whenever in this code or in any ordinance of the city an act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, or whenever in such code or ordinance the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, and no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provisions of this code or any such ordinance shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00). However, a fine or penalty for the violation of a rule, ordinance or police regulation that governs fire safety, zoning or public health and sanitation including the dumping of refuse may not exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000.00); provided, however, that no penalty shall be greater or less than the penalty provided for the same or a similar offense under the laws of the state. Each day any violation of this code or of any ordinance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense. In the event that any such violation is designated as a nuisance under the provisions of this code, such nuisance may be summarily abated by the city. In addition to the penalty prescribed above, the city may pursue other remedies such as abatement of nuisances, injunctive relief and revocation of licenses or permits.


 

 

Follow the 3 Ds of          

                 Mosquito Prevention

 

￿         Drain Standing Water

o   Old tires, flowerpots, trash, clogged rain gutters, etc. are all mosquito breeding sites.  Check and dump them weekly to ensure mosquitoes can￿t breed there.

￿         Dress in long sleeves and pants.

o   Cover as much skin in clothing as possible to avoid mosquitoes landing on your skin and biting you.

￿         Defend against mosquitoes.

o   Use an EPA approved mosquito repellent every time you go out-side.  The CDC recommends DEET, picaridin, and IR3535.  Always follow the instructions on the package.  Apply insect repellent after sunscreen.

 

 

For more information about mosquitos and the Zika virus please visit the following websites:

https://www.ci.lubbock.tx.us/departmental-websites/departments/city-cemetery/mosquito-information

http://texaszika.org/

http://www.cdc.gov/

 

The City of Wolfforth does spray for mosquitos inside the City limits.  Please do your part and spray and maintain your property.

Thank you to the City of Lubbock for sharing prevention information with us.

 

 

 


 

   


NOTICE:  From the Office of Emergency Management

Scheduled routine testing of the outdoor warning sirens will be conducted at noon, on the first Tuesday of every month.

         


MOSQUITO CONTROL

You can help!  Try some or all of the following to assist with vector control:

Mosquito Prevention

One way to deal with mosquitoes is to reduce or eliminate their habitat. Mosquitoes are attracted to moisture. Small amounts of water found in planting beds or leaves can be enough to provide a habitat for mosquitoes. Even though many areas are experiencing drought, mosquitoes only need a small space to breed. Some mosquito species' eggs are laid and hatched within 3 days, so you need to be observant. The life span of males (who don't bite) is 10-20 days. Females (the ones that bite and lay eggs) live 3-100 days, again depending on species.

To control mosquito habitat:

  • Look for low areas that might hold standing water. Improve drainage or fill them in.
  • Remove as much debris (leaves, mulch and even grass clippings) from the lawn and
    garden as possible.
  • Keep gutters and downspouts clear.
  • Check and empty any object that can hold water. Children's toys, watering cans, planters
    and saucers, swimming pool covers all can hold standing water.
  • Change water in bird baths once or twice a week.
  • Encourage natural pest control by providing habitat for bats and birds.

Some species of mosquitoes migrate up to a mile in search of food. In addition to your own
property, look around the immediate neighborhood for potential mosquito habitats and remove
them if possible. The bite of any mosquito is something to be avoided, so preventing mosquito bites is important:

Other Mosquito Precautions:

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants if you do go out. Lighter colored clothing is less attractive to insects in general.
  • Apply insect repellent to thin clothing and exposed skin.
  • Repair or replace window screens and screen porches if necessary.

Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.


Storm Shelter Registry

The City of Wolfforth would like to encourage residents with storm shelters to add their location to the Wolfforth Storm Shelter Registry.  This is a program initiated by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) for the purpose of creating a database of storm shelter locations in Wolfforth.  The registry will consist of a list of storm shelters and valuable information for each, including address, type, location on property, and contact information.  The registry will be used by Emergency Responders, in the event of a natural disaster, to locate and assist residents that may be trapped under debris.  The OEM will maintain the database and map all registered locations.  In the event of a natural disaster, maps of the affected areas can be distributed to emergency responders so that shelters may be quickly located.

To register your shelter, please call Emergency Management Coordinator Randy Cisneros at 806-855-4160, or click here for online registration.  Registration requires your name, telephone number, email address, shelter address, location (i.e. backyard, front yard, garage, etc.), and shelter type (safe room, basement, storm cellar, etc.)

Thank you for helping us be prepared to help you in the event of a natural disaster.


Congratulations to the Wolfforth Volunteer Fire Department and the City of Wolfforth in maintaining the ISO Class 2 rating for Wolfforth!


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