After two Public Hearings held on August 21 and September 4, the FY 2013 budget was formally adopted on September 18 at the City Council Meeting and goes into effect October 1.
The City of Rowlett, as a whole, prides itself on the great programs and services that we provide to our customers on a daily basis. With the continued declining property values, Rowlett residents are paying on average $81
less in taxes today than in 2007, yet are receiving a higher level of service. FY2013 will be the eighth straight year that Rowlett residents have been paying the same tax rate of $0.74. This achievement is a testament to the great City of Rowlett employees, who truly make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
We also recognize that providing great value to our citizens requires us to provide a high level of financial stewardship. Years of limited funding for maintenance and droughts in 2006 and 2011 have created a worst case scenario for our water and sewer pipelines, sewer lift stations, water pump stations and other related equipment and infrastructure. Therefore, $8.65 of your monthly water rate increase will provide additional annual funding of $2.0 million in annual capital maintenance for our water and sewer system.
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The market is expected to still continue to remain strong. Hom
"Trenton Johnson is the best agent I've ever had. I'm a first-time home buyer, but I had gone through three other agents over a 12 month period that either weren't good listeners, wasted my time and gas, didn't communicate with me in a timely or efficient manner, didn't explain the process clearly, kept me in the dark, weren't professional, or asked me what I should do as if I was the agent. "