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 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
DINO DAY | CO-SPONSORED BY THE CITY OF LAKE JACKSON
DINO DAY is back and bigger than ever! Co-sponsored by the City of Lake Jackson, Dino Day 2022 is slated for Saturday, August 6 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Lake Jackson Civic Center.
Dinosaur George is bringing his traveling museum full of AMAZING fossils of prehistoric creatures that once roamed the earth! Get up close and personal with creatures of all shapes and sizes AND participate in dinosaur-themed arts and crafts!
Dino Day is FREE to attend,but the Brazosport Museum of Natural Science will be ollecting monetary donations and/or non-perishable food items to benefit the Brazoria County Dream Center's Backpack Buddies program.
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. |
HEAVY TRASH “RED TAG” EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
We don’t mind collecting heavy trash. We think it helps keep our neighborhoods clean and provides an important service our residents really appreciate. BUT…we don’t want our residents to put it out on the wrong day! To help residents understand when to put out heavy trash, we have started the RED TAG campaign. Our crews will be observing our streets on a regular basis and leaving RED TAGS on the doors of residents who have put out heavy trash on the wrong day. The tags also explains when heavy trash is collected in the neighborhood and that citations can be issued for repeat offenders. To make sure you understand when heavy trash is collected – and when it isn’t – visit our heavy trash website and put yours out when the crews are actually on your street.
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.
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.
Bathrooms can operate different during heavy rains. Big city trucks start working inside manholes in your neighborhood. Road crews are doing work in downtown and barricades are rerouting traffic.
You might wonder why is this happening! The answers to these questions and more are answered in our series "How We Work for You." It's our effort to show you how and why we operate with you in mind.
STREET UPGRADES UNDERWAY
We're beginning a new bond project for our neighborhood streets. The City of Lake Jackson has entered into a contract with Baker & Lawson, Inc. to replace sections of roadways of North Shady Oaks, Forest Oak Lane, Pin Oak Street and Pin Oak Court.
Fats, oils, and grease are collectively called FOG in the Public Works world. FOG comes from meat fats in food scraps, cooking oil, shortening, lard, butter and margarine, gravy, and food products such as mayonnaise, salad dressings, and sour cream.
When poured down kitchen drains, it sticks inside sewer pipes. As the FOG builds up, it blocks the pipe flow and can cause untreated wastewater to back up into homes and businesses. Not only is this a household mess, it can result in high costs for cleanup and restoration!
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.