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City awards bid on sidewalk work
Trinity Standard - October 2008


TRINITY – A bid of $113,750 for the replacement of a sidewalk in downtown Trinity was accepted Saturday during a special meeting of the Trinity City Council.
Absolute Industries of Huntsville was awarded the bid pending a check of the company’s references.
City Manager Phil Patchett said Monday a start date for the work has not yet been set.
The sidewalk to be replaced runs on the east side of Robb (Highway 19) between Main and Caroline streets.
The city is planning to do additional sidewalk work as part of a downtown revitalization program. The city has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture for the program and has received $45,000 from the Trinity Economic Development Corporation to use in matching funds.
During the meeting, the council also set the new tax rate at .6085 cents per $100 in assessed value. This is up slightly from the .6054-cent rate used last year.
The new .6085 rate was the calculated “effective tax rate” for the city. This means that it was the rate needed to generate the same tax income as the year before.
Under the new rate, taxpayers with property valued at $30,000 after exemptions would pay $182.55 in city taxes. Last year the same taxpayer would have paid $181.62.
In other discussions, the council decided to postpone until the spring of 2009 action on issuing $500,000 in time warrants to fund street improvements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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