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.