The FY 2019-2020 budget and tax rate were adopted by the City Council as proposed at the September 9, 2019 City Council Meeting. The meeting video is available to view online at your convenience.
2019-2020 Proposed Budget
Your North Richland Hills City Council and city staff work throughout the summer to prepare a budget for the new fiscal year that begins on October 1. This year’s budget proposes to lower the property tax rate by 1.3 cents to $0.572 per $100 property value. The proposed budget is balanced and continues the city services residents depend on every day including police, fire and emergency medical services, street, drainage and utility infrastructure, animal control, code compliance, building and health inspections, library services, and parks and recreation.
In addition, the proposed budget includes replacement of an ambulance, worn carpeting at the library and aging playground equipment at Linda Spurlock Park. It funds the extension of Northeast Parkway east of Davis Boulevard and a new traffic signal at the intersection of Northeast and Davis to improve access to the new Smithfield Elementary School campus that is being built by Birdville ISD. It also includes new equipment to better coordinate traffic signal timing on Davis Boulevard and Mid-Cities Boulevard and $1.3 million for preventive street maintenance projects throughout the city.
Public input is an important part of the city's annual budget process. Residents are invited to submit comments online using the above form and during upcoming public hearings in the City Council Chamber at City Hall:
Public Hearing Notices
Monday, August 26, 2019
- 6:30 p.m. Park & Recreation Facilities Development public hearing
- 6:40 p.m. Crime Control & Prevention District public hearing
- 7 p.m. City budget public hearing
- 7 p.m. Tax rate public hearing
Thursday, August 29, 2019
|2018-2019 Budget Record Vote|
Rita Wright Oujesky
|Present, Not Voting:||Oscar Trevino|
State law requires the city to post the following notice:
“THE CITY OF NORTH RICHLAND HILLS ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE”
“THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 6.47 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $19.87.”