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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A ZONING MAP AMENDMENT APPLICATION CASE#: ZA2020-0006
Public hearings will be held at the City of Dripping Springs Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on October 27, 2020 and Dripping Springs City Council on November 10, 2020 at Dripping Springs City Hall, 511 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs Texas, to consider a proposed zoning map amendment for Tracts 1 and 2 are requesting to rezone from Single Family-4 (SF4) to Single Family-5 (SF5) which are generally located northwest of the intersection of Bluff Street and Hays Street, within the Hays Street Historic District.
The proposed zoning amendment application is available for viewing at Dripping Springs City Hall, 511 Mercer Street, during regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If City Hall is closed to visitors during this period, you can request review of any documents by emailing email@example.com. If City Hall is closed to visitors on the day of the meeting, or the meeting is virtual for another reason, the City will post this information on its website at www.cityofdrippingsprings.com so that the public may have access to the meeting. Comments regarding this project may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to PO Box 384, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. Comments received by August 20, 2020 will be included in agenda packets for the meetings. For more information call City Hall at (512) 858-4725.
Project Name: Parten Ranch Ph 3 CP
Project #: SUB2020-0012
Subject Location: 1.5 miles South of the intersection of Nutty Brown Rd and FM 1826
Public Hearing: No Public Hearing. The subdivision permit application is scheduled to be administratively approved no earlier than September 30, 2020
Documents: Plat is available upon request
Project Name: Reunion Ranch WWTP Expansion
Project #: SUB2020-0024
Subject Location: 100 Jayne Cove
Project Name: Driftwood Golf & Ranch Club Ph 1 CP
Project #: SUB2019-0023
Subject Location: 10450 FM 967 N Side
Public Hearing: No Public Hearing. The subdivision permit application is scheduled to be administratively approved no earlier than October 20, 2020
Project Name: Polo Club Pond Restoration
Project #: SUB2020-0019
Subject Location: Polo Club Drive
Public Hearing: No Public Hearing. The subdivision permit application is scheduled to be administratively approved no earlier than October 19, 2020
Project Name: Arrowhead Ranch Ph 3 Final Plat
Project #: SUB2020-0025
Public Hearing: The subdivision permit application is scheduled to be on the Planning and Zoning Commission agenda for October 27, 2020
Project Name: Forbes Tract
Project #: SD2020-0040
Subject Location: 14300 FM 1826
Status: This site development permit application is scheduled to be approved no earlier than September 30, 2020
Documents: Site Plan is available upon request
Project Name: 31300 RR 12 Vet Clinic
Project #: SD2020-0042
Subject Location: 31300 RR 12
Documents: Site Plan is available upon request
Project Name: Hamburger Hill Lot 2 616 Hwy 290
Project #: SD2019-0042
Subject Location: 616 Hwy 290
Status: This site development permit application is scheduled to be approved no earlier than October 6, 2020
Project Name: Skye Headwaters Revision 2
Project #: SD2020-0022
Subject Location: Headwaters Blvd
Status: This site development permit application is scheduled to be approved no earlier than October 12, 2020
Project Name: 421 Sportsplex Correction
Project #: SD2020-0024
Subject Location: 421 Sportsplex Drive
Status: This site development permit application is scheduled to be approved no earlier than October 5, 2020
Project Name: Founders Park Parking Lot Improvements
Project #: SD2020-0044
Subject Location: Founders Park
Status: This site development permit application is scheduled to be approved no earlier than October 14, 2020
City of Dripping Springs
Public Notice of Approved Ordinance
2020 Ad Valorem Tax Rate & Levy
Effective Date: September 8, 2020
Ordinance No. 2020-43
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS, APPROVING THE 2020 AD VALOREM TAX RATE AND LEVY OF NINETEEN HUNDREDTHS CENTS ($0.19) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) OF ASSESSED VALUATION OF ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE CITY LIMITS OF THE CITY; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES AND INTEREST; AND PROVIDING FOR THE FOLLOWING: FINDINGS OF FACT; SEVERABILITY; SAVINGS CLAUSE; PUBLICATION AND EFFECTIVE DATE.
CUP2020-0008, 1111 US Highway 290 W
Effective Date: September 17, 2020
Ordinance No. 2020-44
AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR THE USE OF MOBILE FOOD VENDOR – LONGER THAN 10 DAYS WITHIN THE COMMERCIAL SERVICES ZONING DISTRICT FOR A PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1111 WEST US HIGHWAY 290, UNDER EXHIBIT A, ZONING ORDINANCE, SECTION 3.17, CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AS ATTACHED IN EXHIBIT “A”; AND PROVIDING FOR THE FOLLOWING: FINDINGS OF FACT; ENACTMENT; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; PUBLICATION; EFFECTIVE DATE; PROPER NOTICE & MEETING.
Annexation Sawyer Ranch 33, Tract 3
Ordinance No. 2020-45
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS, TO VOLUNTARILY ANNEX BY REQUEST OF THE PROPERTY OWNER APPROXIMATELY 11.1044 ACRES OF LAND LOCATED IN THE E.B. HARGRAVES SURVEY NO. 4, ABSTRACT NUMBER 240, IN HAYS COUNTY, TEXAS INTO THE INCORPORATED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES OF THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING: FINDINGS OF FACT; EFFECTIVE DATE; REPEALER; SEVERABILITY; AND PROPER NOTICE AND MEETING.
FY21 Budget Amendment
Ordinance No. 2020-48
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS AMENDING THE CURRENT 2020-2021 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET MODIFYING DRIPPING SPRINGS RANCH PARK EXPENDITURES and REVENUES; FINDING MUNICIPAL PURPOSES; AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Fee Schedule Amendment
Ordinance No. 2020-49
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPENDIX A: ARTICLE A1.000 (GENERAL PROVISIONS) OF THE DRIPPING SPRINGS CODE OF ORDINANCES; AMENDING THE DRIPPING SPRINGS FEE SCHEDULE SECTION 3: SITE DEVELOPMENT AND SECTION 4: SUBDIVISIONS; AND SECTION 17: DRIPPING SPRINGS RANCH PARK; PROVIDING FOR THE FOLLOWING: FINDINGS OF FACT; ENACTMENT; REPEALER, SEVERABILITY; PUBLICATION; EFFECTIVE DATE; AND PROPER NOTICE AND MEETING.
FY20 Budget Amendment
Effective Date: September 24, 2020
Ordinance No. 2020-50
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS AMENDING THE CURRENT 2019-2020 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET; FINDING MUNICIPAL PURPOSES; AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES; PROVIDING FOR A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
City Council Meeting Time Change
Effective Date: September 15, 2020
Ordinance No. 2020-51
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 1.02.041: REGULAR MEETINGS: ESTABLISHING A NEW MEETING TIME FOR CITY COUNCIL; PROVIDING FOR THE FOLLOWING: FINDINGS OF FACT; AMENDMENT; REPEALER;SEVERABILITY; CODIFICATION; EFFECTIVE DATE; AND PROPER NOTICE AND MEETING.
2020 Ad Valorem Tax Rate Public Hearing
In-Person Participation Instructions
City Council & Board of Adjustment Regular Meeting
September 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers
511 Mercer Street - Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Wi-Fi capable device
City Hall offices are currently closed to walk-in traffic due to state and local orders related to COVID-19. However, to better serve the citizens of Dripping Springs, the City Council will hold the Public Hearing for the 2020 Ad Valorem Tax Rate at City Hall. Those wishing to participate in person will be queued outside City Hall and allowed to enter when the item is presented. Participants are required to wear a face covering when entering City Hall. Upon completion of the City Council’s action participants will be asked to exit the building. For questions please call City Hall at (512) 858-4725 or email City Secretary Andrea Cunningham at email@example.com.
Here's the current proposed budget: 2021 PROPOSED CITY OF DRIPPING SPRINGS BUDGET
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE
A tax rate of $ 0.1900 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of the City of Dripping Springs, Texas.
PROPOSED TAX RATE 0.1900 per $100
NO-NEW REVENUE TAX RATE 0.1850 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL REVENUE TAX RATE 0.2077 per $100
The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2020 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for the City of Dripping Springs from the same properties in both the 2019 tax year and the 2020 tax year.
The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that the City of Dripping Springs may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate.
The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that the City of Dripping Springs is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2020 tax year.
A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 AT 6:30 P.M. AT CITY HALL – 511 MERCER STREET – DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS OR VIRTUALLY AS SHOWN ON THE CITY WEBSITE www.cityofdrippingsprings.com. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND THE HEARING AT CITY HALL IN PERSON IF DESIRED.
The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, the City of Dripping Springs is not required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate. However, you may express your support or opposition the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the City Council of the City of Dripping Springs at their officers or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.
YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE TAX RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
Property tax amount = (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100
FOR the proposal: Taline Manassian, Wade King, April Harris Allison, Todd Purcell, Travis Crow
AGAINST the proposal: None
The 86th Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.
The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by the City of Dripping Springs last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by the City of Dripping Springs this year.
Total Tax Rate (per $100 of value)
Average homestead taxable value
Increase of 5.99%
Tax on average homestead
Increase of $40 or 5.99%
Total tax levy on all properties
Increase of $150,277 or 11.57%
For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for City of Dripping Springs at 512-393-5545 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.hayscountytax.com for more information.
In August, Hays County Commissioners Court approved calling for a bond election on the November 2020 ballot. The bond amount of $75 million would provide funding for the creation of new parks, protection of open spaces and preservation of natural areas within Hays County.
The proposed measure would also protect and conserve the county’s unique natural landscapes, provide flood mitigation and storm water management, protect water quality and improve endangered species habitats.
The Hays County Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee (POSAC) recommended 16 projects in Hays County receive part of that bond funding, including five projects in Dripping Springs:
Here is the POSAC's presentation to the Court regarding the City's projects: POSAC Recommended Projects for Dripping Springs
You can also find more on the Bond in Hays County's press release: Hays County Press Release on November Bond
Want to know more about some of the projects? See below:
— 2020 - Rathgeber Natural Resource Park Submission Proposal
— Rathgeber Natural Resource Park - Phased Cost Breakdown
— Skate Park Overview & Rathgeber Overview
— Town Center Overview
— Old Fitzhugh Road Overview
Any questions regarding any of these projects, please email your questions and how we can help. Email: email@example.com.
Civil Rights Policies
Civil Rights ADA Coordinator
Civil Rights ADA Policy & Grievance Procedures
Civil Rights Title VI Citizen Participation Plan
Civil Rights Title VI LEP Plan
Civil Rights Title VI Notice
Civil Rights Title VI Policy & Plan
The COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program for Businesses is designed to help local businesses affected by the coronavirus. and includes the following help for local businesses:
The COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program for Businesses Resolution is in effect for a period of sixty days, commencing June 10, 2020, unless a different date is stated above for a particular waiver. The COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program for Businesses is not retroactive.
Business owners may call the City at 512-858-4725 with any questions.
Dripping Springs, Tx.
511 Mercer Street
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
Phone: (512) 858-4725
P.O. Box 384
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, except holidays.
Fees & Charges
The fee schedule for the city shall be interpreted as that ordinance enacted by the city council, as may be amended, which sets out the standard charges and costs imposed by the city. Any reference to the “Fee Schedule” or “Appendix A” of the Code of Ordinances shall mean the current, most recently enacted version of the fee schedule regardless of whether it is published in the Code of Ordinances. Copies of the current Fee Schedule can be downloaded here, or by request to the City Secretary.
Budget & Tax Rate
Fiscal Year 2021
Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Amendment
Ratification of Budget & Tax Rate
2020 Approved Ad Valorem Tax Rate & Levy
Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Approved Municipal Budget
Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Proposed Municipal Budget
Ordinance No. 2020-48 Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Amendment
Fiscal Year 2020
Ordinance 2019-32 Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Approved Municipal Budget
Ordinance 2019-33 2019 Ad Valorem Tax Rate and Levy
Resolution No. 2019-R35 Ratification of the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Municipal Budget
Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 - 2020 Budget
Ordinance 2019-47 DSRP Budget Amendment
Ordinance 2020-04 Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget Amendment
Ordinance 2020-07 Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget Amendment
Ordinance 2020-30 Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget Amendment
Ordinance 2020-50 Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget Amendment
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