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.
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 lowers the property tax rate by 1.3 cents to $0.572 per $100 property value. The 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 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.
Tito Rodriguez Rita Wright Oujesky Suzy Compton Mike Benton Scott Turnage Tim Welch
Present, Not Voting:
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 8.00 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $24.80.
The following video was produced in summer 2019 to educate residents about how the City of North Richland Hills spends their tax dollars and to encourage residents to participate in the annual budget and tax rate process.