August 14, 2020
Re: Notice of Public Hearings Regarding the Proposed Budget, Plan of Service, and Levy of Assessments on Property within Fort Worth Public Improvement District No. 11 (Stockyards) for Fiscal Year 2020-2021
Dear Property Owner/ Business Entity:
You may have recently received a letter from the City of Fort Worth Regarding the Proposed Budget, Plan of Service, and Levy of Assessments on Property within Fort Worth Public Improvement District No. 11 (Stockyards) for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
Notice of this hearing and the benefit hearing on August 25th were published in the Fort Worth Star – Telegram and mailed to all owners of property liable for assessment on August 7, 2020. The notices set forth a proposed assessment rate of $.07 per each $100.00 of valuation. However, the City Council has discretion to amend the assessment rate after such notice pursuant to Chapter 372 of the Texas Local Government Code. City staff, in consultation with The Stockyards Preservation Foundation (PID management company), are now recommending that the assessment rate remain at $0.12 per each $100.00 of valuation. This will continue to be considered by the Fort Worth City Council on August 18, 2020.
I apologize for any confusion that this may have cause and sincerely thank you again for supporting the Stockyards PID.
March 21, 2020
UPDATE on CORONAVIRUS - https://www.fortworth.com/coronavirus/
On March 21, Fort Worth Amends Disaster Declaration for the COVID-19 https://fortworthtexas.gov/files/35dd784e-fe38-4f21-8718-809d7018532b.pdf
Mayor Betsy Price signed an amended order to the emergency declaration in place within the City of Fort Worth due to a local public health emergency and in a continued effort to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Health Precautions You Can Take as a Fort Worth Resident The following guidelines are designed to help you understand your role as a Fort Worth resident in helping to keep our community safe. As businesses and public spaces re-open, we ask you to continue to act safely and responsibly. This means continuing to practice social distancing while out in public, avoiding large groups, wearing facial masks and exercising constant and intentional hygiene. The guidelines below are recommendations for us in general, while we are at home and when we go out in public. We’re in this together, Fort Worth! These health and safety recommendations are based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found here. For each item below, a link has been provided to share additional details from the CDC.
General Personal Hygiene and Healthy Behavior • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you are unable to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60 percent alcohol. Learn more. • Cover your nose and mouth when going where other people are. Learn more. • Learn how to make your own cloth masks here.
• Avoid being less than six feet away from people who do not live in your household. Learn more. • Learn what to do if you believe you are sick from COVID-19. Most people have been able to recover safely at home.
• Older adults and people who have serious medical conditions may be at a higher risk for severe complications from exposure to COVID-19. Watch this video. 8 Steps to take at home
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as tables, countertops, desks, doorknobs, handles, light switches, phones, keyboards, faucets, toilets and sinks. Learn the best ways to clean these and other items here.
• There are additional guidelines for households that contain a person sick with COVID-19, from isolating them from the rest of the household to additional cleaning procedures here. Steps to take in public
• Cover your nose and mouth with a cloth mask.
• Avoid being closer than six feet away (two arms’ length) from people that you don’t live with and avoid gathering in large groups. Learn more. What to do if you or someone in your household become sick • Most people who contract COVID-19 recover safely on their own by staying home, resting, taking over-the-counter medications and staying in communication with their doctors. o Avoid going out in public and using public transportation. o Stay home unless going out for medical care. Learn more.
• Someone with an emergency situation, such as having trouble breathing, should seek immediate medical care.