Citizens in Bell County can find the compliance section of Section 26.18 of the Tax Code at: https://cuwcd.org/transparency-tax-code/ .
SB2, approved during the 86th Legislative Session, requires Groundwater Conservation Districts to maintain an internet website and post the following information on one page of the site:
- 1The name of each member of the governing body of the district;
- The district’s mailing address, email address, and telephone number;
- The official contact information for each member of the Board of Directors, if that information is different than the general mailing address and contact info for the district;
- A copy of the district’s budget for the previous two years;
- A copy of the proposed or adopted budget for the current year;
- The changes in the amount of the district’s budget from the preceding year to the current year, by dollar amount and percentage;
- The amount of property tax revenue budgeted for maintenance and operations for the previous two years and the current year;
- The amount of property tax revenue budgeted for debt service for the previous two years and the current year;
- The tax rate for maintenance and operations adopted for the previous two years;
- The tax rate for debt service adopted for the previous two years; The proposed or adopted tax rate for the current year; and
- The most recent financial audit for the district.
Clearwater is proud to always be incompliance with our very robust website that provides all citizens a full window of transparency of the districts records. Visit https://cuwcd.org/ and view the entire website.
Author: Dirk Aaron, General Manager, CUWCD