Transparency under Texas Tax Code Section 26.18
Senate Bill 2, passed by the 86th Texas Legislature session. This bill created a variety of new notice and posting requirements for groundwater districts in Texas that adopt a tax rate each year under Chapter 26 of the Texas Tax Code.
Please remember that Clearwater UWCD is a taxing district. In keeping with the state law and avoiding being penalized for failing to comply has incorporated the requirements of SB 2 in our posting of the following information.
Our home website is https://cuwcd.org/
The public records section is at https://cuwcd.org/public-records/
One of the new posting requirements created by SB 2 is Section 26.18 of the Tax Code that requires districts to maintain an internet website and post the following information on one page of the site:
The current elected board of directors are:
Leland Gersbach https://cuwcd.org/team/leland-gersbach/
Gary Young https://cuwcd.org/team/gary-young/
Jody Williams https://cuwcd.org/team/jody-williams/
Scott Brooks https://cuwcd.org/team/scott-a-brooks/
David Cole https://cuwcd.org/team/david-cole/
The district’s mailing address, email address, and telephone number are:
Clearwater Underground Water Conservation
Mailing: PO Box 1989
Belton, TX 76513
Physical: 700 Kennedy Court
Belton, TX 76513
The district’s budget for the previous two years; https://cuwcd.org/cuwcd-budget/
The adopted budget for the current year is: https://cuwcd.org/FY22-Approved-Budget.pdf
The district’s budget for Maintenance & Operations (M&O) in FY21 was $795,203.00 and has an adopted a budget of $839,606.00 for FY22 thus showing an increase of $44,403.00 or 5% increase from last year.
The district has no property tax revenue budgeted for debt service for the previous two years and the current year;
The adopted tax rate for maintenance and operations was adopted for the previous two years at 0.00372/$100 for FY21 and 0.00310/$100.00 for FY22.
The district has no debt to service thus has never adopted a debt service tax rate.
The most recent financial audit for the district is located on this page and at: https://cuwcd.org/cuwcd-audits/