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FIRST EMERGENCY ORDER REGARDING THE COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF TEXAS
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Misc. Docket No. 20-9042
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IN THE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS OF TEXAS
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Misc. Docket No. 20-007
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FIRST EMERGENCY ORDER REGARDING
THE COVID-19 STATE OF DISASTER
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ORDERED that:

  1. Governor Abbott has declared a state of disaster in all 254 counties in the State of Texas in response to the imminent threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. This order is issued pursuant to Section 22.0035(b) of the Texas Government Code.
  2. Subject only to constitutional limitations, all courts in Texas may in any case, civil or criminal—and must to avoid risk to court staff, parties, attorneys, jurors, and the public—without a participant’s consent:
    1. Modify or suspend any and all deadlines and procedures, whether prescribed by statute, rule, or order, for a stated period ending no later than 30 days after the Governor’s state of disaster has been lifted;
    2. Allow or require anyone involved in any hearing, deposition, or other proceeding of any kind—including but not limited to a party, attorney, witness, or court reporter, but not including a juror—to participate remotely, such as by teleconferencing, videoconferencing, or other means;

Read the full Court Order Here

Proclamation Concerning COVID-19 – March 17, 2020

Click here for the full Proclamation as a printable pdf.

For questions regarding the COVID-19/Coronavirus please see: www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus

WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has spread through the world and has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization; and

WHEREAS, symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. In some cases, the virus has caused death; and

WHEREAS, extraordinary measures must be taken to contain COVID-19 and prevent its spread throughout the Town and community, including asking the residents and community guests from clustering and if needed additionally, potentially requiring individuals, groups of individuals, or property to undergo additional measures that prevent or control the spread of disease; and

WHEREAS, the new Futon Convention Center, and Fulton Navigation Park rental will be closed.

WHEREAS, declaring a state of disaster will facilitate and expedite the deployment of resources to enhance preparedness and response from State Agency (DSHS, TDEM); and

WHEREAS, as of today, March 17, 2019 the Town of Fulton and surrounding communities have ZERO confirmation from the Texas Department of Emergency Management that we have resident with COVID-19, and

WHEREAS, the local restaurants, bars, and hotels are exempt and will not have any load restrictions, but the Town recommends taking extra precautions and deep cleaning for the safety of their patrons; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor of the Town of Fulton, Texas has determined that extraordinary precautions must be taken to protect residents, visitors and businesses of the spread of COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor is authorized as the representative of the local governing body to declare a local disaster pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 418.108;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF FULTON, TEXAS:

  1. That a local state of disaster for the public health emergency is declared for the Town of Fulton, Texas
  2. That the Town of Fulton Emergency Management Plan has been implemented.
  3. That this state of disaster shall continue for a period of not more than seven day of date hereof, unless the same is continued by consent of the Town Council of Fulton, Texas.
  4. That this proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.

NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT

NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT

Use this link to view the official document – Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on Ballot 2020

Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the TOWN OF FULTON

Regular (Special) Election ballot may be filed during the following time:

Filing Date and Times:

State Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Office Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

End date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Physical address for filing applications in person for place on the ballot :

TOWN OF FULTON
TOWN HALL
201 N. 7 TH STREET
FULTON, TX 78358

Address to mail applications for place on the ballot (if filing by mail):

TOWN OF FULTON
PO BOX 1130
FULTON, TX 78358-1130

From the City of Rockport Utilities Department

We just wanted to report to  you that we will have a contractor reading meters for us in Rockport and Fulton.

They will be in a rental with no identifiable information.

The vehicle will be a while Ford Escape with Georgia plates.

License plate # RRD-6571.

  • They will be driving really slow through the neighborhoods.
  • They may work really late and/or in the very early morning hours.

Just wanted to make you aware in the event dispatch receives any calls about this vehicle.

They have been given gate codes to access gated communities.

Thank you,

Mary Ann De La Rosa

Utility Billing Supervisor

Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget

The Town of Fulton
Fiscal Year 2019-2020
Budget Cover Page

THIS BUDGET WILL RAISE MORE TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES THAN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET BY $25,046 OR 5.17%, AND OF THAT AMOUNT, $10,812 IS TAX REVENUE TO BE RAISED FROM NEW PROPERTY ADDED TO THE TAX ROLL THIS YEAR.

The members of the governing body voted on the budget as follows:
FOR: 5
AGAINST: 0
PRESENT and not voting: 0
ABSENT: 0

Property Tax Rate Comparison

2019-2020 2018-2019
Property Tax Rate:  $0.239990/100 $0.262272/100
Effective Tax Rate:  $0.232767/100 $0.290469/100
Effective Maintenance & Operations Tax Rate:  $0.091292/100 $0.127802/100
Rollback Tax Rate:  $0.242022/100 $0.302933/100
Debt Rate:  $0.148698/100 $0.164907 /100

Click here for full Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Budget document.

PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 2019-20 FISCAL YEAR

NOTICE

 

TOWN OF FULTON

 PUBLIC HEARING

REGARDING PROPOSED BUDGET

FOR 2019-20 FISCAL YEAR

 Monday, September 9, 2019

5:00PM

 The Town of Fulton will hold a PUBLIC HEARING in the Town of Fulton Council Chambers located at 201 North 7th Street, Fulton, Texas, to discuss the FY 2019-20 budget proposed for adoption by the governing body of the Town of Fulton.

This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $25,046 or 5.17%, and of that amount, $10,812 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.

The Town of Fulton encourages citizens to participate and make their views known at this Public Hearing.  The facility and parking spaces where this meeting is to be held are handicap accessible.

NOTICE OF 2019 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR TOWN OF FULTON

NOTICE OF 2019 TAX YEAR PROPOSED
PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR TOWN OF FULTON

Printable Notice

A tax rate of $0.239990 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of Town of Fulton. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

The governing body of Town of Fulton proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of street repairs and funding essential governing services.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.239990 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR’S TAX RATE $0.262272 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.232767 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE $0.242022 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for Town of Fulton from the same properties in both the 2018 tax year and the 2019 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that Town of Fulton may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

Jeri D. Cox
Tax Assessor-Collector, Aransas County
Aransas County Tax Office, 319 N Church St, Rockport
TX 78382
361-790-0160
jcox@aransascounty.org
www.aransascountytx.gov

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: August 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Fulton Town Hall, 201 N. 7th Street, Fulton, Texas.

Second Hearing: August 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM at Fulton Town Hall, 201 N. 7th Street, Fulton, Texas.

TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)

PUBLIC NOTICE
TOWN OF FULTON
TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
HURRICANE HARVEY DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM
The Town of Fulton will submit a CDBG-DR application for $4,759,465 for drainage system improvements in the western area of Fulton related to Hurricane Harvey declared disaster events to the General Land Office (GLO) CDBG-DR Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery Program. Applications will be available for review on and after July 15, 2019, at the City Hall at 201 N. 7th Street, Fulton Texas, 78358, during regular business hours for at least thirty days.

AVISO PUBLICO
LA CIUDAD DE FULTON
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) DE TEXAS
HURRICANE HARVEY DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM
La ciudad de Fulton presentará una solicitud CDBG-DR por $4,759,465 para actividades elegibles de mejorameintos a lot sistemas de drenaje en el área occidental de Fulton relacionadas con eventos de desastre declarados del Huracán Harvey a la Oficina General de Tierras (GLO) CDBG-DR Programa de Recuperación de Desastres del Huracán Harvey. Las solicitudes estarán disponibles para revisión después del dia Julio 15, 2019 en el Palacio Municipal localizado en 201 N. 7th Street, Fulton, Texas, 78358, durante el horario normal de oficina por un periodo mínimo de treinta dias.

 

FULTON Affidavit of Public Notice Posting PDF FOR SIG

Fulton Eng-Spn Harvey App Notice for Posting

Fulton Harvey App Form PDF FOR POSTING