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Recently, Governor Abbott signed H.B. 852, which does not allow a municipality to consider the value of the dwelling or the cost of construction on improving the dwelling when determining the cost of a permit. These are the dominant methods used by cities, including Rockport, to calculate building permit fees.
With the bill becoming effective immediately, Rockport did not have the opportunity to develop a comprehensive, alternative fee schedules that comply with the Legislature’s mandate. Until the City is able to develop a comprehensive plan, it will be using the International Code Council’s (ICC) Building Code’s square foot methodology for determining fees as an interim measure. (Residential permits $0.60 a sq.ft. all other trades $0.10 sq.ft.). Once the City’s fee schedule is developed and adopted by City Council, it will be posted on the web site.
the 2013 tax rate is .451963.
City of Rockport Attn: Asst. City Secretary 2751 SH 35 Bypass. Rockport, Texas 78382 Email: email@example.com Fax: 361-790-5966
No. However, you may print out on-line application (go to Departments, Human Resources). Then mail (2751 SH 35 Bypass, Rockport, TX 78382), fax (361-790-5966), or e-mail it to the Assistant City Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You may call the Municipal Court office atl - 729-2213, Ext. 237/239, or come by the office at 402 E. Laurel St., prior to your arraignment date.
There are two types of payment options: 30-day pay plan and extended pay plan. All city tickets are 402 E. Laurel St..
Pursuant to section 46.03 of the Texas Penal Code and judicial order of the Municipal Court of Rockport, Texas, the possession of any firearm, illegal knife, club or any other weapon set forth in section 46.05 (a), Texas Penal Code, in the Municipal Court, City Hall building or any office utilized by the Municipal Court is strictly prohibited.
All persons who enter the City Hall building or the Municipal Court are subject to a search of their persons and belongings for prohibited weapons. All persons who enter said buildings consent to the search.
To represent yourself in a court of law properly, be aware of the rules listed below: Be on time. Address the Court as “judge” or “your honor.” Do nothing to disturb or distract the Court. Children must not create a disturbance or they will be kept out of the courtroom. All cell phones and pagers must be turned off or put on vibrate. Do not approach the bench without permission. Do not lean or rest on the judge’s bench. No food or drinks will be allowed in the courtroom. Racist, sexist, obscene or profane language or gestures are prohibited unless they pertain to a case and you have to quote from facts in a case. Do not crowd the clerk’s bench. One person at a time is allowed to stand in front of each clerk.
ATTIRE: Unacceptable attire includes, but is not limited to:1. Shorts and cut-offs.2. Muscle shirts and clothing with offensive vulgar, racist, sexist, obscene or suggestive slogans, depictions or pictures. 3. Clothing that is too tight or too short.4. Hats must be removed before entering the courtroom and while in the courtroom.
Yes. Parks & Leisure Services has a variety of facilities and locations for your special occasion, including the large picnic shelter surrounded by live oaks at Memorial Park, the gazebo with a bay view at Compass Rose Park, and the gazebo at historic, plant-filled Zachary Taylor Arboretum Park. Direct inquiries or request a reservation through the Parks & Leisure Services Office at 402 E. Laurel St., at 361-727-2158, or by e-mail at email@example.com. Also on this website, see Departments/Parks & Leisure/Park Rentals.
COMPASS ROSE (formerly Triangle) PARK ----- 811 Hwy. 35 North. Ornamental, with view of Little Bay. Contains a registered labyrinth.
MATHIS PARK ----- 801 South Live Oak Street. Basketball, swings, picnic site, neighborhood park.
MEMORIAL PARK ----- 1601 North Pearl Street. The largest multi-activity city community park.
SPENCER PARK ----- 400 East Bay. Neighborhood park.
TULE PARK ----- 2105 Picton Lane. "Open space."
WATER STREET HIKE & BIKE TRAIL ----- Paved pedestrian lane paralleling Aransas Bay.
WETLAND POND/DEMO GARDENS ----- Hwy. 35 North. Boardwalk and nature trail adjoining wetland with wildlife viewing. Also a 0.8 mile (one way; 1.6 mile round-trip) historic trail ending at Little Bay.
ZACHARY TAYLOR ARBORETUM PARK ----- 702 S. Pearl Street. Ornamental.
When a case is assigned for investigation, the assigned detective will contact the victim of the case within 48 hours of receiving the assigned case. During the course of the investigation, the assigned detective will contact the victim and update them on the progress of the case. When a final conclusion is reached the detective will contact the victim and advise him the case was completed and the final disposition. In those instances where no information was developed for investigation or prosecution, the case will be considered inactive. Should new information be developed, the case can be reopened for additional investigation.
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For water and wastewater service on the Live Oak Peninsula and natural gas service within Aransas County, sign up at 402 E. Laurel St., by calling 361-729-2213, Ext. 234 or using the online application listed under Utility Customer Service.
WHY IS MY GAS BILL SO HIGH??? Why is my gas bill so high? It wasn’t high last month or even last year.
Because the price paid by your utility for natural gas fluctuates from month to month due to free market economic factors. The utility must purchase the natural gas commodity every day to assure a constant supply for its customers. The price it pays is market based. That is, the price your utility pays is based on supply and demand for gas in the market place. The utility bills you for that cost through the Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA) or Gas Cost Recovery (GCR).
How does the Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA) work?
The cost of natural gas changes daily. Because of these fluctuations, regulatory authorities have created the GCA factor to insure that the actual cost of gas is passed on to consumers. Since the base amount on a consumer’s bill does not include the cost of gas, the GCA is used by the utility to recover the actual cost it paid for gas during a particular billing cycle. Some utilities adjust this cost factor on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annually basis. The longer adjustment periods may result in a delayed impact on the consumers’ monthly bill during times of wide fluctuations in the price of natural gas.
Consumers’ gas bills fluctuate monthly because of:
The amount of gas consumed in your home, and The market price paid by your utility to supply gas to you for heating your home, heating water, cooking and supplying gas to other appliances. .Who regulates the price of natural gas?
Currently, neither the Railroad Commission nor any other governmental entity regulates the price of natural gas. The price is determined by competition. The companies that supply gas to your utility compete for your utility’s business.
Who makes all the profit on the cost of gas?
The only entity that is not allowed to earn a profit on the cost of gas is your utility!
Profit is earned by the royalty owners of the minerals in the ground, the companies that drill for and produce the natural gas, the plant operators that process the natural gas for residential and commercial consumption, the pipeline companies that transport the natural gas from the field to your utility, and the marketers that buy and sell the natural gas to your utility.
Are you sure the utility doesn’t earn a profit on the GCA?
Yes. Each regulatory authority, whether it is the city where you are located or the Railroad Commission of Texas, has the regulatory burden to assure the consumer that the utility does not earn a profit on the GCA. The Railroad Commission of Texas has an audit staff that periodically audits all utilities to assure that only the cost of gas is passed on to the consumer, no more or less.
My bill is so high. What can I do?
Your utility has payment alternatives that are offered to assist its consumers in spreading out your payment. You will need to contact your utility to determine if you qualify for these payment alternatives.
Do I have to pay my bill?
Yes. Just like your electric bill, telephone bill, cable bill, rent or mortgage, you MUST pay for the gas you consumed. It is your responsibility to make arrangements to pay your bill. If you need assistance, contact your utility.
The City of Rockport offers every other week, curbside, single stream (i.e. you do not have to sort recyclables) residential recycling through a contract with our sanitation collection service provider, Republic Services. The day of the week your recycling is picked up depends on your service address. A map of the routes may be found here.
At this time the following items can be recycled:
A complete list is available by visiting the Utility Services Department page. Unfortunately, at this time glass cannot be recycled because no processing facility exists in the region.
Additionally, U.S. and State environmental regulations prohibit the collection of the following items:
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has additional information on recycling, including textiles and electronics. Please call Republic Services at (800) 640-2014 if you have further questions about the recycling program.
The day of the week your garbage is picked up depends on your service address. The 2020 calendar is available on this web site at - https://cityofrockport.com/Archive.aspx?AMID=129
U.S. and State environmental regulations prohibit the collection of the following items:
• Light bulbs (The Lowes store in Aransas Pass collects CFL bulbs in the customer service/returns area at the entrance to the store)
• Automotive fluids (most automotive repair shops and auto parts stores will collect some or all fluids – call ahead first)
• Batteries (Lowes in Aransas Pass collect rechargeable batteries)
• Plastic shopping bags (HEB and Walmart have collection bins at the entrances to their stores)
• Electronics, e.g. computers, televisions.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has additional information on recycling, including textiles and electronics.
Please call Republic Waste at (800) 640-2014 for more information.