No raise in city tax rate expected; streets on mend

RICHARD NELSON
editor@dibollfreepress.com

hendricks street

Street repairs to North Hendricks are not via a grant and not part of the city’s Phase II project.
Photo by
Richard Nelson

Tax rolls from the Angelina County Tax Appraisal District arrived too late for Diboll city staff to provide council with a preliminary budget for a workshop on Monday, but City Manager Dennis McDuffie did have some good news.
The budget for fiscal year 2013-14 should see no increase in the tax rate or water/sewer rates, McDuffie said.
Council also discussed Phase 2 of the street project. About $1.1 million in remains after Phase 1, which was the reconstruction of Lumberjack Drive.
Portions of streets now included in Phase II are South First Street; Elm Street; Beech Street; Persimmon Street; O’Hara Street; Pine Valley Road; C Street; B Street; 3rd Street; 2nd Street; Hines Street; MLK; and Arrington.
Drewery Construction of Nacogdoches submitted the low bid on the projects and will be awarded the project at the next council meeting, Aug. 12, according to McDuffie.