Mayors Desk

FROM THE DESK OF THE MAYOR – MARCH 5, 2014

Special Election – May 10, 2014

The General Election portion of the Election was cancel by Ordinance and Order approved by the City Council on March 25, 2014.  All candidates who had applied for place on the ballot were unopposed. The candidates are as follows:

Daniel S. Konyha – Mayor
Charles Goolsby – Alderman Position 1
Vaun Henry – Alderman Position 5

These candidates will be sworn into office on May 16, 2014, Community Center – 8:30 a.m.

Special Election –  City – Reauthorization by the Registered Voters Will Occur

A Special Election is still required in order for the ¼ percent of sales tax to remain in effect for the repair and maintenance of existing city streets, the proposition must be reauthorize by the registered voters of the City of Bayou Vista every four years; therefore, this proposition will be placed on the May 10, 2014, Special Election ballot.

The sales tax revenue is collected by the State from the commercial businesses located within our City limits.  The sales tax charged by these businesses is collected from those residents of Bayou Vista who purchase products from these establishments and is collected from individuals who do not reside within the City limits, but who frequent these businesses.  Currently, our sales tax rate is 8 percent.  Please vote “yes” for this proposition.

It is important to the City that this issue passes.  The revenue from this sales tax is one of the factors which allowed the City to reduce the effective property tax rate last year and we are anticipating that it will have the same effect this year.

 APRIL 28, – MAY 6, 2014  Early Voting - MUD # 12 – Reception Hall.

Early voting by personal appearance shall begin on April 28, 2014 and continue through May 6, 2014, 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Furthermore, there shall be two (2) weekdays where polls are open for twelve (12) hours during the period of early voting by personal appearance.  The days are as follows:

Monday, May 5, 2014   – 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014   – 7:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
                          
MAY 1, 2014
Last day to accept application for ballot by mail.
Last day to request application for ballot by mail.  Contact:

Dwight Sullivan County Clerk and County Election Officer
P.O. Box 17253
Galveston, Texas 77552-7253
409-770-5108

MAY 10, 2014 – ELECTION DAY

MUD #12 – Reception Hall -7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

 FLOOD MAP APPEAL

The City Council at the Special Called Meeting of April 15, 2014, approved to contract with the Engineering Firm of  CSRS, Inc, in the amount not to exceed $55,000, to provide technical engineering data to be filed with the original Flood Map appeal submitted on behalf of the City of Bayou Vista by the Flood Map Appeal Committee.