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City’s worst streets may get rehab
Wilson County NewsMarch 12, 2014 | 3,331 views | 4 comments
FLORESVILLE -- It potentially could cost $1 million to hire an outside contractor to completely rebuild just one street here, which is why Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner and Streets Supervisor Juan Perez at the Feb. 27 meeting of the Floresville City Council proposed a plan to address some areas of immediate concern.
The proposal has an estimated price tag of $433,214, which mostly would be subsidized by streets-maintenance tax proceeds. Turner said that as of the meeting, the fund had a balance of approximately $360,000.
The city’s streets department -- either with or instead of contractors -- over a period of up to nine months, would patch, repair, and sealcoat 10 streets in need of immediate attention:
•Railroad Street, between Second and Third streets, $20,581
•Trail Street, between Sixth and Seventh streets, $15,140
•Seventh Street, between Trail and Standish streets, $51,474
•South Third Street, between C and E streets, $74,461
•Commercial drive -- a city right-of-way that abuts a parking lot near the corner of B and Second streets, $1,560
•South Fourth Street, between C and E streets, $49,155
•Eighth Street, between Standish and Plum streets, $74,928
•C Street, between South Second and South Fourth streets, $31,643
•Blue Jay Drive, which is located off northbound U.S. 181 at the southern edge of the city, $43,026
•C Street, between 10th and 11th streets, $42,533.
The streets-maintenance tax fund includes revenue generated as a result of a quarter-cent sales tax on goods and services purchased within the Floresville city limits. It first was approved by voters in 2004 and was subsequently renewed in 2008 and 2012.
Section 327.008 of the state’s Tax Code stipulates that, “Revenue from the tax imposed under this chapter may be used only to maintain and repair municipal streets existing on the date of the election to adopt the tax.”
•Estimated cost for total rebuild
of one street: $1 million
•Estimated cost to patch, repair,
and sealcoat 10 of the city’s
worst streets: $433,214
Floresville sales tax
In addition to the state of Texas collecting 6.25 cents for every dollar spent on taxable goods and services within the city limits, Floresville collects an additional 2 cents, including:
•1 cent -- city sales tax
•1/2 cent -- Floresville Economic Development Corp.
•1/4 cent -- Floresville 4A Corp.
•1/4 cent -- streets maintenance
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