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Public Hearings Next Week for City Budget, Tax Rate

City of North Richland Hills FY 2019-2020 Budget
For the third year in a row, your North 
Richland Hills City Council is  proposing to reduce the city's  property tax rate. The new rate under  consideration is $0.572 per $100 property value,  a decrease of 1.3 cents from the current rate of  $0.585. The City Council will hold public  hearings on the proposed annual budget and tax  rate on Monday, August 26 and Thursday,  August 29, 2019. Both meetings will begin at 7  p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 4301 City Point Dr.

City Council and staff have been working throughout the summer to prepare a budget for the new fiscal year that begins on October 1. The proposed budget is balanced and continues the city services residents depend on every day including police, fire and emergency medical services, street, drainage and utility infrastructure, animal control, code compliance, building and health inspections, library services, and
parks and recreation. Residents are encourage to learn more about the proposed budget and property tax rate and submit comments online or at one of the public hearings.
 
Special Election Called to Fill City Council Place 4

The North Richland Hills City Council has called a special election for November to fill the vacancy left by Council Member Brent Barrow, who passed away on August 2.   Pursuant to the North Richland Hills City Charter and Texas Election Code, the election will be held November 5, 2019, which is the next uniform election day. A general election to amend the Texas Constitution is also being held on November 5.
The person duly elected shall serve the remainder of the term for Place 4, which expires in May 2020.

Candidates for the special election can submit completed applications to the City Secretary's Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through September 4, excluding Monday, September 2. Candidate information is available at  www.nrhtx.com/candidate.

Early voting for the November 5 election will take place October 21 through November 1.  More information, including sample ballots, voting times and polling locations, will be available prior to the election at  www.nrhtx.com/electionFor more information, contact the City Secretary's Office at 817-427-6060.

Labor Day Closings, Collection Schedules

City Hall and other non-emergency City offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. The Animal Adoption & Rescue Center, Library, Municipal Court, Tennis Center and Senior Center will also be closed. 
NRH2O Family Water Park, the NRH Centre and Iron Horse Golf Course will be open. 

Garbage and recycling will not be collected. Monday collections will shift to Tuesday and Tuesday collections will be picked up on Wednesday. The City of North Richland Hills wishes you a safe and happy holiday!
 
Authors & Arts Gala is September 6

Meet Texas authors and enjoy breathtaking paintings at the NRH Authors & Arts Gala on Friday, September 6, benefiting  the NRH Library. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Hall at the NRH Centre featuring  a diverse and  dynamic group of authors with special guest Skip  Hollandsworth as the keynote speaker. Attendees will also enjoy a mini-art gallery featuring the grand West Texas landscapes of artist Dennis Farris . Find more information and purchase tickets  for $55 each at www.library.nrhtx.com/authors-arts.  


Register Your Neighborhood Event for National Night Out 

Join the North Richland Hills Police and Fire Departments to celebrate the 36th Annual "National Night Out" on Tuesday, October 1. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes first responder-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. This is a day set aside for communities across the country to get outside, embrace the spirit and friendship of their neighborhoods, and pledge their support to show unity against criminal activity. Residents are encouraged to turn on their porch lights and gather with their neighbors.

The City of North Richland Hills would like to attend your event, so please register your block party by contacting the North Richland Hills Police Department 817-427-7021 or via our website www.nrhtx.com/nno. Please register no later than September 25 to ensure availability.

Congratulations to Keep NRH Beautiful Commission

Congratulations to our Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful commission for earning the Sustained Excellence and Gold Star Affiliate Awards from Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) again this year. The Gold Star recognition is given to those communities who go above and beyond established KTB requirements for educating and engaging the community, actively recruiting and managing volunteers, hosting beautification events throughout the community and more. 

Congratulations also to board member MiShon Landry for being a keynote speaker at Keep Texas Beautiful's annual conference earlier this summer. During her "Inclusive Leadership, What's In It For Me" address, Ms. Landry spoke to the theme of the conference "Navigating a Changing Texas."  

If you would like to know more about Keep NRH Beautiful and get involved, contact Kristin James in the Neighborhood Services Department at 817-427-6650 or kjames@nrhtx.com.  

Adoptable Pets


Atlas and Sissy are two of the many pets waiting to meet you at the NRH Animal Adoption & Rescue Center. Atlas is an energetic 1-year old, male, terrier, bull/retriever, labrador mix. Sissy is a 2-year-old, female, short-hair cat. 
Stop by the adoption  center at 7301 Iron Horse Boulevard to meet Altas and Sissy today. You can also visit www.nrhtx.com/aarc to see more pets currently available for adoption.  
 
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