Friends and neighbors -
As you know, there is a bond election coming up as part of the General Election on November 3. Aransas County elected officials are asking voters to decide on three propositions:
Proposition A is for $17,235,000 to fund the net costs (after applying insurance proceeds and grant funds) of the Aransas County Courthouse. The planned courthouse will be part of the Downtown Anchor Project and will reside next to the planned Rockport City Hall. As you recall, both the courthouse and the city hall were destroyed in Hurricane Harvey.
Proposition B is for $1,295,000 to fund Hazard Mitigation projects (street repairs and drainage improvements). Of this amount, $873,491 is already dedicated to match grants of $10.4 million to fund the work in the Aransas County.
Proposition C is for $1,370,000 to fund the acquisition and equipping of a micro-hospital in Aransas County. $918,512 of the $1,370,000 is already budget dedicated to matching already-secured grant funds. The bulk of the funding is a $10,469,656 grant from the Texas General Land Office (GLO).
There is considerable information on social media as well as on the Aransas County website, https://www.aransascounty.org/harvey/downtown-anchor-project/go-bond-election-facts/ that detail the specifics of each project and the tax impact to property owners.
Also, on Thursday October 1 there is a planned Public Information Night, for residents to attend and to get information to help make the best choices for our community. The October 1st event is your opportunity to see presentations provided by content experts and to ask questions in several roundtable discussions.
Public Information Night
Thursday, Oct. 1
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fulton Convention Center (Paws & Taws)
402 N Fulton Beach Road
I encourage all Harbor Oaks residents to register to vote and to thoroughly research the issues. Your opportunity to cast your ballot begins on October 13 and Election Day is November 3.
See the links below for more information about the upcoming election and when and where to vote.