Allen City Council met on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Read on for the highlights and approved projects. The full agenda and meeting video are available here.
Public hearing dates set for 2022-2023 budget, tax rate
Allen City Council voted to set the date of public hearings for the 2022-2023 annual City of Allen budget and tax rate. The proposed public hearing date is Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.
View the proposed budget
The budget decreases the City’s tax rate to $0.429, a reduction of $0.041 from the previous year’s budget. At a property tax rate of $0.429, the municipal tax paid on the average single-family residential home (valued at $433,972) will be $1,862, an increase of approximately $32.
The “not to exceed” tax rate as defined by the State Legislature is $0.431357. This is the maximum tax rate that the City can adopt as defined by the legislature without a vote from the public, but is not the tax rate being proposed by the City Manager and is not necessarily the tax rate that the City Council will propose for adoption.
Allen City Council will meet Aug. 19-20 at the Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel and Convention Center for the annual City Council Budget Workshop. At the workshop, City Council will hear proposed department budgets and other aspects of the overall proposed city budget to provide recommendations and set the final proposed tax rate. The final proposed tax rate and the budget based on that tax rate will be presented for public hearing at the Sept. 13 City Council meeting at Allen City Hall.
The budget workshop is open to the public but is not a public forum, meaning members of the public can listen to presentations but will not have an opportunity to make comments. Hotel parking is free for those attending the workshop.
City will install four new traffic signals in the next year
City Council approved a $1,450,381 construction agreement for three new traffic signals at the following intersections:
- Bethany Drive at Racetrac Driveway (west of Greenville Avenue)
- Stacy Road and Curtis Lane
- Angel Parkway and Malone Road
To save money and time, the City of Allen is buying the materials through a cooperative purchasing agreement with the Houston-Galveston Area Council in the amount of $311,546. Construction will begin later this year when all construction materials are available. All three intersections will be constructed at the same time.
Each year the City studies various locations for traffic signal needs. These locations are placed on an evaluation list based on crash history, traffic volume, roadway use and other factors. Angel/Malone and Stacy/Curtis locations have been studied each year for qualifying factors over several years, but only recently met the requirements and conditions that legitimize installation.
A fourth signal, located at Ridgemont and Greenville, will be constructed in 2023, made possible through a Texas Department of Transportation Safety Grant awarded to the City earlier this year.
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Allen City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held in Council Chambers at Allen City Hall (305 Century Parkway). A calendar of upcoming meetings is available on the City website.
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