PROPOSED FY 2022 BUDGET TIMELINE (9-14-21)

REVISED AS OF September 14, 2021

Budget Posting Error:   Change to City Budget Agenda and Public Hearings

It has come to the City’s attention that we failed to post a required budget document on the City’s website.  While the document in question was fully published in the Killeen Daily Herald, internally the City failed to post it to our website.  As your City Manager, the buck stops with me and I apologize that the posting was not done correctly on our website. 

Due to the failure to post this document and State requirements, the new budget schedule is as follows:

Monday, September 27, 2021, at 5 p.m. at City Hall

Public Hearing on Budget and Budget Adoption

Approval of the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Rates and Charges

Ratifying the Property Tax Increase reflected in the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 (placed on the regular Council Meeting Agenda which begins at 5 p.m.)

Public Hearing on the Tax Rate and Adoption

We have placed certain checks in our system to ensure that all required budget documents are posted correctly in the future.  The City’s Vision Statement reads providing public services that empower people to focus on what matters most:  their goals, hopes and dreams.  Our Vision was set on the horizon as it is not a destination, we will fall short at times, but it is something that we will always strive for.  In this process we failed to live up to our Vision.  We will learn from it and improve our processes moving forward.  

David Mitchell
City Manager

UTILITY DISCLOSURE (H.B. 872)

The Texas legislature recently passed H.B. 872 which amended the Texas Utility Code to make utility customer information confidential by default. Residents do have the right to disclose your information under the Public Information Act to a specific person and / or to the public by completing a Request for Disclosure of Information Form and returning it to the Utility Administration Office. This form can be found on our website or obtained in the Utility Administration Office and returned by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by dropping off at 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, TX 76548

PUBLIC NOTICE 8/27/2021

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing to discuss the City Budget and Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 will be held on September 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at the Harker Heights City Hall in the Kitty Young Council Chambers, 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas.

The proposed budget and fee schedule are available for public review on the City’s website at www.harkerheights.gov.

The City of Harker Heights’ proposed budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $665,294 or 4.9%, and of that amount $209,604 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.

Proposed FY2022 Budget

Timeline for proposed FY 2022 budget

The City of Harker Heights is asking the public to share comments on the preliminary Fiscal Year 2022 budget.  Members of the public can attend any of the public hearings or meetings through the budget adoption process. 

FY 2021-2022 Budget and Tax Calendar

August 17            Proposed Budget and Tax Rate presented to Council  (FY 2021 - 2022 Proposed Budget)

August 24            Vote on Preliminary Ad Valorem Tax

August 27            Budget Retreat (FY 2021 - 2022 Proposed Budget Updates)

September 7      Budget Public Hearing

September 14    Final Adoption of the budget and tax rate

                                        Tax Rate Public Hearing    

2020 Annual Water Quality Report

The City of Harker Heights has completed its annual Consumer Confidence Report on water quality.

The report was hand delivered to residents where a single meter serves multiple residences the week of June 14, 2021, and posted on the City of Harker Heights website at: http://www.harkerheights.gov/images/PDF/2020WaterQualityReport.pdf

Copies will also be available at City Hall, Activity Center, Recreation Center, and Chamber of Commerce.
For more information, call the Harker Heights Public Works Department at City Hall at 254-953-5649.

City of Harker Heights

Providing public services that empower people to focus on what matters most: their goals, hopes, and dreams.

Contacts

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+254.953.5600

305 Millers Crossing
Harker Heights, TX. 76548