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Property taxes set
for FY 2019
The war over
sidewalks in Bellaire
has heated up again
and you’ll see that the current
over the size and placement — or even
the need for — sidewalks is nothing new.
So the heated consideration of a
Community Pathways plan recently has
now morphed into a renewed sidewalk
These sidewalks are a visual
representation of the city’s policies
over the years, with an isolated
sidewalk on one street, required as
a condition of new construction,
and another meandering sidewalk
attempting to accommodate
landscaping and utility poles. (Photos
by Charlotte Aguilar)
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each $100 of assessed property
valuation at its Oct. 1 meeting — which
leaders say will make your tax bill no
higher than last year’s.
to generate nearly $20.6 million to run
the city and pay down its debt. About
28 cents of the rate goes to the general
fund and 15 cents to bond repayment and
as assistant city manager, after having
served in that post in Fulshear and in
Hudson, Ohio, where she started in human
of Akron and an M.A. in organizational
management from the University of
“Paula’s background, personality and
City Manager Paul Hofmann wrote to
will have broad responsibilities over the
Meantime, the city is looking for a new
human resources manager again. After
serving only a few weeks, Monique
LeFlore resigned without notice, saying
she was moving on to another position.
superintendent. Michael Neal came on
board in September after a 10-year career
with the city of Houston’s public works
forecast for moving into the new City
Hall, having resolved issues regarding
doors and technology.
The target for move-in is now mid-
November — with the potential for the
chambers on Dec. 3.
City Council is tentatively set to look at
a “wake ordinance” at its Nov. 5 meeting.
This would establish guidelines for
penalties for disregarding the ordinance.
weight measurements, and examination
by a physician. After assessment
disseminated with recommendations and
follow-up with physician, if needed.
jobs optimally. As part of the feature, the
how other departments could emulate
their program with occupational
physicians and on site mobile services.
The IAFC spotlight strives to reduce
vehicles who create a “wake,” or push
water into yards and into structures.