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NOTICE OF TAX YEAR 2014

PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR

THE CITY OF COLEMAN

A tax rate of .57040 per $100.00 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of the City of Coleman, Texas. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

PROPOSED TAX RATE$ .57040 PER $100.00 VALUATION
LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE$ .37135 PER $100.00 VALUATION
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE$.35330 PER $100.00 VALUATION
ROLL BACK TAX RATE$.57042 PER $100.00 VALUATION

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for The City of Coleman, Texas from the same properties in both the 2013 tax year and the 2014 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that the City of Coleman may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

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:

Bill W. Jones / Coleman County Tax Assessor-Collector
Also representing the City of Coleman as their Tax Assessor-Collector
P. O. Box 914, Coleman, Texas, 76448
Phone 325-625-4155
billjones@web-access.net

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: September 4, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Coleman City Council Chambers, 200 W. Liveoak, Coleman Texas 76448.

Second Hearing: September 11, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the Coleman City Council Chambers, 200 W. Liveoak, Coleman, Texas 76448.

Karen Langley,
City Secretary
City of Coleman

Posted
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

PUBLIC NOTICE - REQUEST FOR BIDS
Notice is hereby given that the City of Coleman, Texas will receive sealed bids for the lease of approximately 103.76 acres of land more or less out of the Wm. H, King Survey No. 737 located along state Highway 153 and US Highway 84 to be utilized for agricultural or industrial purposes. Information regarding the lease agreement is available by contacting Karen Langley, City Secretary, City of Coleman at 200 W. Liveoak St. Coleman, Texas 76834.

All sealed bids must be received in the office of the City Secretary no later than 4:00 P.M. Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 200 W. Liveoak, Coleman, Texas. Any bids received after the specified time and date shall not be considered by the City Council. Sealed bids will be opened and read aloud in a regular meeting of the City Council conducted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 6:00 P.M. at the City Council Chambers which is also located at 200 W. Liveoak, Coleman, Texas 76834.

The City of Coleman reserves the right to accept the best value bid or reject any/and all bids in accordance with Section 252.043 (a), (b) and (f) of the Local Government Code. For additional information, please contact Karen Langley, City Secretary for the City of Coleman by calling 325-625-4116.

Karen Langley, TMRS
City Secretary
City of Coleman
Posted
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY
The City of Coleman, Texas is accepting sealed bids for the possible sale of the following real properties:
  • Parcel A - located at the 814 S. Pecos, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as SMITH ADDN TOWN COLEMAN, BLOCK 35, LOT N/2 4
  • Parcel B - located at the 218 E. 2nd, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as HASSARD ADDN TOWN COLEMAN, BLOCK 6, 62.5X125
  • Parcel C - located at the 1501 Sabine, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as STOBAUGH ADDN TOWN COLEMAN, BLOCK, 29, LOT W/2 2
  • Parcel D - located at 709 W. 7th, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as BEAKLEY ADDN COLEMAN, BLOCK 5, LOT ½ 4, 5
  • Parcel E - located at 612 W. 13th, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as TURNER HEIGHTS ADDN TOWN COLEMAN, BLOCK 1, LOT E/2 3
  • Parcel F - located at 1008 N. Trinity, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as QUINN ADDN TOWN COLEMAN, BLOCK 00A, LOT 9
  • Parcel G - located at 516 W. Lackland, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as FREEMAN ADDN TOWN COLEMAN, BLOCK 4, LOT W/2 33 & 34
  • Parcel H - located at 512 Gross, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as STANBERRY ADDN 2 TOWN COLEMAN, CLOCK 4, LOT E/2 4
  • Parcel I - located at 601 N. Neches, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as STANBERRY ADDN 2 TOWN COLEMAN, BLOCK 4, LOT 3
  • Parcel J - located at 613 Overall, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as STANBERRY ADDN 2 TOWN COLEMAN, BLOCK 1, LOT E/2 1
  • Parcel K - located at 416 N. Blanco, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as PHILLIPS 2 ADDN TOWN COLEMAN, BLOCK 34, LOT N/2 NW/4
  • Parcel L - located at 415 N. Blanco, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as PHILLIPS 2 ADDN TOWN COLEMAN, BLOCK 37, LOT N/2 NE/4
  • Parcel M - located at 412 Brush, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as PHILLIPS 2 ADDN TOWN COLEMAN, BLOCK 45, 66.6X135
  • Parcel N - located at 100 Nelda Lane, Coleman, Texas, Legally described as BIG COUNTRY EST ADD TOWN COLEMAN, CLOCK 1, LOT 29, 30

        Sealed bids should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on September 18, 2014 to the City Secretary, 200 W. Liveoak St, Coleman, Texas, 76834. A separate sealed bid for each parcel is required. The envelope shall be clearly marked on the outside with 'BID TO PURCHASE REAL PROPERTY - PARCEL A, B or C etc'. The City may award the bid that is determined to be the best value to the City, and reserves the right to reject any and all bids. More detailed information and a copy of the bid specifications can be obtained at City Hall at the above address, or by visiting the City's website at www.cityofcolemantx.us, or by contacting the City Secretary, at (325) 625-4116.
Printable Bid Form

Posted
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

CITY OF COLEMAN
MOVES TO STAGE III
OF THE CITY'S DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN


Effective July 1, 2014, the City of Coleman will move into Stage III of the City's Drought Contingency Plan. Lake Coleman has now dropped below 1700 feet in mean elevation which is the trigger for moving the City into Stage III of our Drought Contingency Plan. Recent rainfall events have really only postponed the transition into Stage III. The Lake Coleman Watershed has not received enough rainfall to add any measureable elevation to the Lake levels.

Effective July 1, 2014, the City has effectively moved into Stage III which is considered as Severe Water Shortage Conditions. Stage III seeks to achieve an overall reduction in water use of 30%. The following restrictions are now in effect:
  1. Yard watering will be reduced to once a day one time per week. Even numbered addresses will be allowed to water on Mondays from 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Odd numbered addresses will be allowed to water on Tuesdays from 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
  2. Watering of public areas will be allowed once a week.
  3. Filling of private and/or commercial swimming pools is prohibited, except in - ground pools to the extent required or recommended by the pool manufacturer to ensure the structural integrity of the pool. City water cannot be used to fill any newly-constructed pool for the first time.
  4. Residential washing of vehicles is prohibited.
  5. Use of Bulk Loading Stations is prohibited.
  6. Violations of any of these restrictions or residential usage of 25,000 gallons or more per billing period for two consecutive billings, while under Stage III conditions, is subject to a fine up to $500.00 per violations.

During all drought stages regarding water use restrictions, the following personnel shall be designated as "Official Observers" of any violation of the plan, and shall have the right to initiate legal action against any know offenders; any City Council Member, the City Manager, all City Dept. Supervisors of all designated Water Distribution, Water Production, Police Department, Inspection Personnel, Utility Office Personnel and paid Fire Department Personnel.

Residential Water Rates which became effective in Stage II remain in effect in Stage III. They are as follows:
0-10,000 gallons:No rate change
10,000-20,000 gallons:1.5 times current rate
20,000-30,000 gallons:2.5 times current rate
30,001 gallons3.5 times current rate

The City of Coleman appreciates every citizen's assistance and cooperation regarding compliance with the provisions of Stage III of the City's Drought Contingency Plan. For additional information, you may contact Liz Campbell with the City of Coleman at 325-625-4116 or you may review the plan Here:   Opens in new window

Karen Langley

City Secretary

City of Coleman

Posted
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Public Service Announcement from
The City of Coleman



BE WATER SMART IN YOUR HOME
  • Repair all plumbing leaks. Leaky faucets can waste up to two gallons of water per hour. For the average family, that can mean over 17,000 gallons.
  • Check your toilet for a leak. It's easy to do: just put a few drops of food coloring in the tank. Wait five to ten minutes. If the color shows up in the bowl, you have a water- wasting leak.
  • Place half-gallon jug in your toilet tank to reduce water use by 20%. Or better yet, replace toilets with low use toilets
  • Low flow showerheads can reduce the water you use to shower by one half.
  • Install low flow aerators on your sinks. These inexpensive gadgets can save up to six gallons per minute.
  • Wait until you have a full load of dishes or clothes to run your automatic washing machines.
  • Don't use water to clean driveways, walks, and patios. Use a broom instead.
  • Don't use the toilet as a trash can. One unnecessary toilet flush each day will waste up to 2500 gallons of water in a year.
  • Take short showers rather than baths. Baths typically use 40 gallons of water. Showers use 20 gallons. Annual savings for a family of four is over 29 thousand gallons.
  • Use a bucket and sponge when you wash your car. Use a hose with a cut-off valve to rinse.
  • Turn the water off while brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Check for leaks on your property. Turn off all water around your home. Check your water meter. If the diamond shaped use indicator is moving, you have a leak.
  • Instead of waiting for running water to get cool, keep a jug of drinking water in the refrigerator.

BE WATER SMART IN YOUR GARDEN
  • Almost half of the water used during the summer months is for landscapes. Save money and work. Water smart.
  • Xeriscape your landscape to reduce water use up to 40%, to save work, and protect the environment.
  • Water in the early morning hours, before 10:00 a.m. Remember, up to one third of the water from your sprinklers can be lost to evaporation if you water during heat and wind.
  • Water deeply and infrequently. A "rule of thumb": most grass needs only one inch of water each week. (Every 21 days for buffalo grass, every 7 days for common bermuda, and every 5 days for St. Augustine.)
  • Don't let your sprinklers water the street. Water down the street is money down the drain.
  • Reduce evaporation by using sprinklers that keep water close to the ground and produce large drops rather than fine mists.
  • Use drip irrigation or soaker hoses in shrub and flower beds. Water will be released slowly, and close to the root of the plants where it's needed!
  • Use mulch in shrub or flower beds to reduce evaporation, discourage weed growth, and insulate soil against heat and cold.
  • Select "water smart" plant material, native or adapted to our West Texas soils and weather.
  • Keep plants healthy. Strong plants use less water.
  • Reduce the amount of turf area in your landscape. Use shrub beds and ground covers because they need less water than grass. Better yet, install decks or patios. They never need to be watered!


Posted
Monday, October 29, 2012

Coleman At A Glance


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  • Location
    Coleman is located near the geographical center of Texas, 54 miles southeast of Abilene.
  • Climate
    The annual average temperature is 65º. Average rainfall for the year is 26.5 inches
  • Population
    The City of Coleman is comprised of 4,709 residents. The Coleman County's population is 9,710. The median age is 42.1 and the median household effective buying income is $16,483. The area's civilian labor force numbers 4,335
  • Government
    The city is governed by a Mayor-Council-Manager system. The county government is presided over by a County Judge and Commissioner's Court.
  • Health Care
    Coleman County Medical Center is a 46-bed medical-surgical facility with full emergency room services. Two nursing homes have capacity for 146 residents.
  • Transportation
    The local airport, located one mile from the community, has a 4,500' paved, lighted runway for corporate and private planes. Aircraft services are also available. Regional airports with commercial airlines are located in Abilene (54 miles) and Brownwood (30 miles). Daily rail and bus services are available, as are inter and intra-state trucking.
  • Utilities
    Electric power with distribution voltages of 2,400 / 4,160, is provided by the City of Coleman. ATMOS Energy supplies gas. Distribution line and pressure 60PSI - 8". Water and sewage services are provided by the City of Coleman. Water treatment capacity is 5,200,000 gallons per day; average daily demand is 2,000,000 gallons per day. Sewage capacity is 800,000 gallons. Verizon Company provides local telephone service.
  • Education
    Coleman schools include one elementary, one middle and one high school, as well as a remodeled Co-operative Alternative School. Santa Anna, Novice, and Panther Creek (2000 State Six-man Football Champion) Independent School Districts are also located in Coleman County.
  • Churches
    Coleman is home to 22 churches of Protestant and Catholic denominations.


Last Updated ~ Monday, February 24, 2014


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