Legal Notice–Lancaster–07-24-16

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The City Council of the City of Lancaster, Texas (the “City”) has received a property owner petition for the establishment of a public improvement district under the provisions of Chapter 372 of the Texas Local Government Code (the “Act”). Pursuant to the Act, the City will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on August 8, 2016 in the City Council Chambers in the City Hall, 211 N. Henry Street, Lancaster, Texas on the advisability of the improvement, proposed assessment and details related to the proposed establishment of the district and the levy of the assessment.

The general nature of the proposed improvement:
The purposes of the proposed district include the design, acquisition and construction of public improvement projects authorized by the Act and necessary for the full development of the property, including but not limited to, public infrastructure, landscaping, open space and recreational facilities, public area improvements and enhancements (including, but not limited to, plantings, hardscape, irrigation, lighting, decorative walls and fencing, entry monuments and outdoor amenities); all of which shall promote the interests of the City and confer a special benefit upon the property.

The boundaries of the assessment district:
The District is proposed to include that property within the combined boundaries of the final plat located inside the corporate limits of the City of Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas: Pleasant Run Estates Phase 1-A, 125 Single Family Lots and 3 common areas, an Addition to the City of Lancaster according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Volume 99177, Page 2892 of the Map Records of Dallas County, Texas, and being 30.44 acres of land, in the William Fleming Survey, Abstract No. 466, City of Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas; and being a part of a called 59.51 acre tract of land conveyed to Pleasant Run/Lancaster, LTD.

The proposed method of assessment:
Each property assessment is proposed to only include a maintenance component. The maintenance component will vary from year to year and will be assessed annually. It is proposed that the maintenance component be paid using an assessment methodology based on the appraised value of the residential lot and all improvements located thereon (as determined by the central appraisal district). It is further proposed that the 2017 assessment rate for the maintenance component be fixed at an amount not to exceed $0.18 per $100 of appraised value.

The proposed apportionment of costs:
All costs are proposed to be assumed by the improvement district with no cost apportioned to the City or County as a whole.

Additional information regarding the petition and the property that is proposed to be included within the district boundary can be obtained from the City Manager’s office, City of Lancaster, Texas. All interested persons are invited to submit written comments or objections to the City prior to or at the time set for the public hearing or to attend the public hearing and express any comments or objections in writing or orally on the advisability of the assessment and service plan, the proposed assessments and the levy of assessments, and/or other details related to the operation of the district for consideration at the public hearing. This notice of public hearing is given in accordance with the provisions of Section 372.009 and 372.016 of the Act.