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“The city, upon receiving its local sales tax allotment from the Comptroller, must remit the sales tax for economic development to the economic development corporation responsible for administering the tax. The proceeds of a sales tax for property tax relief would remain with the city.” – Page 34 Id. §§ 504.301, 505.256
“Section 501.073 of the Act provides that the city shall approve all programs and expenditures of the development corporation and shall annually review any financial statements of the corporation. It further provides that at all times the city will have access to the books and records of the development corporation. Additionally, Section 501.054(b)(2) of the Act states that the powers of the corporation shall be subject at all times to the control of the city’s governing body.” – page 42
Below are excerpts from the Handbook that talk about ballot wording on pages 27 and 28.
“Type B Ballot: Current law does not provide any required wording for the ballot for a Type B sales tax for economic development. Before the Development Act was codified, cities would use great care to include wording that described all of the categories of projects that the city would want to have the Type B corporation to pursue. 130 Cities should be sure to have their legal counsel review any proposed ballot wording prior to its use in an election proposition.” Page 27.A city may limit the use of the Type B tax to a specific project.136 However, as noted earlier, there is no required wording for a Type B tax ballot. Accordingly, there is no special wording that must be used to limit the use of the Type B tax to certain projects. If a city wants to limit the use of Type B tax proceeds to certain projects, it may choose to list only the types or categories of projects it desires on the ballot. Also, the Act provides certain authorization to expand the types of projects undertaken if subsequently approved by the eligible voters.137. Page 28
Further, the Texas Attorney General in Tex. Atty Gen. No. JC-400 (2001) addresses ballot wording regarding the adoption of a 4B sales and use tax. Tex. Atty Gen. No. JC-400 (2001) The link is: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/opinions/opinions/49cornyn/op/2001/pdf/jc0400.pdf
All cemeteries are open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to sundown. The city reserves the right to close any cemetery or portion thereof on a temporary basis at any time without prior notice to lot or space owners.
Each grave space shall be four feet wide by ten feet long.
(a) The sale or transfer of any interment right by any owner will not be binding upon the city unless the sale has been approved in writing by a duly authorized representative of the city. This procedure is required in order that the city may at all times have a complete and accurate record of all owners.
The city may, at its option, accept exchanges of interment rights when desired by owners, subject to prior written approval of an authorized representative of the city. When such an exchange is made, the original document conveying interment rights must be surrendered to the city, along with any other documentation which the city may require.
Prior to permitting any interment, the city will require written approval duly executed by a representative of the owner, along with an affidavit of ownership or heirship of the interment rights. This authorization will be shown on forms approved by the city.
Grave spaces shall have one body per space. With exceptions to having two bodies per space, one has to be cremated.
The City of Huntsville has the city code available online. Click here.
Please click here to see the guidelines for ceremonial documents and appearance requests.
Yes, you can renew by calling the library at 936-291-5472 or by accessing your account online. Please note that items with holds cannot be renewed, and there is a limit of 2 renewals per item regardless of its hold status. To renew your materials, click
You are allowed up to 2 renewals as long as no one else has a hold on the item. Items with holds cannot be renewed.
Books and music are $0.10 per day per item. Movies and audiobooks are $1 per day per item. Items more than 30 days late are considered lost and must be paid for.
If any member of a family group has a fine, no one in that group will be allowed to check out items until the fine is paid.
Tuesday - Friday, Sunday: Noon - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Splashpad is open from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Recreation Services Division offers a variety of programs for all ages. Details can be found on the website by clicking here, or you can like/follow us on Facebook under City of Huntsville-Recreation Services.
Dance Fitness begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Martin Luther King Community Center (MLK Building) at 300 MLK Blvd.
No, it does not cost but donations are appreciated.
Yes, view all our current and upcoming events listed on our events calendar.
Yes, the Wynne Home Arts Center can be rented by non profit organizations or by individuals. Call 936-291-5424 for more information.
Only service dogs are allowed.
Yes, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas day, and New Years day.