Message from the City Manager

Message from the City Manager

Citizens of Everman,

Your City Council will be meeting at City Hall on August 7, 2018 at 7pm to finalize the budget numbers for Fiscal Year 2019.  There will be a Public Hearing at the regular Council meeting on August 14, 2018 to hear citizen comments regarding the 2019 Budget.  Following the Public Hearing the Council will vote on the Property Tax Rate Ordinance and the Budget Ordinance.  

This budget will raise less revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $15,812, which is a 0.83 percent decrease from last year’s budget.  The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $47,125.

                                                                     2018-2019                               2017-2018

Property Tax Rate:   $1.113943/100   $1.158630/100

Effective Tax Rate:   $1.139850/100   $1.158636/100

Effective M&O Rate:$0.941182/100   $0.905211/100

Rollback Tax Rate:   $1.113943/100   $1.177467/100

Debt Rate:                  $0.097467/100   $0.199840/100

Total debt obligation for Everman secured by property taxes: $1,995,000

The City Council and City Administration are making every effort to improve the City of Everman. Efforts are underway to improve the City’s physical infrastructure while building our economic infrastructure. Several new businesses have recently opened their doors in the City including Aaron Ornamental Iron Works, La Valentina Mexican Restaurant, Neveria Dariela Ice Cream Shop, and most recently, Real Deal Pawn and Jewelry. The shopping center at 1837 Everman Parkway is being renovated to provide space for additional businesses. The 4-year capital project for rebuilding our streets is in its third year, and while the weather has slowed the progress, we are making major improvements with the help of our friends at the county. The infrastructure of our Water System is being reviewed for possible improvements. Many of our water meters need replacement, auxiliary backup power units are being considered, and the water management computer system is being updated.

Moving our City into the 21st century will help attract new businesses, which helps increase our tax base, which ultimately will allow us to reduce your property tax rates. At the same time, this will increase your property resale values. If you have any suggestions you would like to make to assist in moving the City forward, please address them to me at City Hall.

Michael H. Box
City Manager

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