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The Clifton Record
Wednesday, April 15,2009
SALES TAX REBATES — April 09
BOSQUE COUNTY CITIES —THIS MONTH
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Clifton
Cranfills Gap
Iredell
Meridian
Morgan
Valley Mills
Walnut Springs
Net Rayment
This ftriod
$38,910.43
$1,334.19
$487.26
$10,317.80
$1,674.77
$4,601.69
$2,81051
Comparable
Pmt. Prior Yr.
$47,293.36
$1,237.82
$658.93
$10,219.07
$1,029.98
$4,148.65
$3,080.87
Percent
Change
-17.72/0,
7.78/o0
-26.05/o,
0.96/o,
62.60/o,
10 92/o,
-8.77/0,
THIS YEAR TO DATE
'08 Payments '07 ftyments Percent
To Date To Date
EDC ALLOCATION
EDC 2008 EDC 2007
Change To Date To Date
$180,446 19 $207,560.32 -13.06/o, $60,148.73 $69,186.77
$6,440 15 $6,313.37 2.00/o,
$2,430 13 $3,023.35 -19.62/",
$46,027.88 $45,162.19 1.91/", $15,342.62 $15,054.06
$5,135.21 $4,42680 16.00/",
$18,64141 $17,766.02 4.92/o,
$14,229 02 $14,964.72 -4.91/",
CITIES’ TOTALS $60,136.65 $67,668 68 -11.13/", $273,349.99 $299,216.77 -8.64/«,
BOSQUE COUNTY $29,055.07 $37,440.49 -22.39 /"„ $132,694.60 $163,874.10 -19.02/",
Clifton and Meridian collect
an economic development
la*. One third of the monthly
sales tax rebates to these
cities is allocated to the EDC
for city improvements
Sales Tax Revenue Down
April Rebates Relate To February Sales
CLIFTON — Sales tax revenue
statewide is less than last year,
according to State Comptroller
Susan Combs, who said the state
received $1.58 billion in sales tax
revenue in March, down 3.8 per-
cent compared to March 2008.
Combs suggested that the
cause is “continued weakness in
many important sectors, such as
retail trade, mining, and construc-
tion” which “resulted in a signifi-
cant decrease in March sales tax
collections.”
Of the total collections, April
sales tax allocations of $275.7
million have been sent to Texas
cities, down 1.9 percent com-
pared to April 2008. Texas Coun-
ties will receive sales tax
payments of $26 million.
In Bosque County, its cities are
running 8.64 behind last year’s
pace, while the county
government’s allocation is down
19.02 percent thus-far this year.
Bosque cities running in the
negative category include Clifton,
Iredell, and Walnut Springs. See
accompanying chart for details of
all the cities.
TWo cities, Clifton and Meridian,
allocate a third of their total sales
tax revenue to their respective
Economic Development corpora-
tions. Clifton’s is running about
$9,000 shy of last year’s to-date
total, while Meridian’s is a few
Hundred dollars shy.
State sales tax revenue for
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GETTING READY FOR MOVE-IN — Rooms at the Sunset Home are taking on personal touches as family
and friends help residents by moving In personal items in preparation for the major move-ln beginning
Tuesday, April 14. Shown, Bobble Evans’ room In Sunset Home Is already decorated with pictures of home.
— Staff Photo By Carol Spicer
Education Job Fair May 6
WACO — The annual Region 12
Education Job Fair will be held
from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May
6, at the Education Service Cen-
ter (ESC) Region 12, located at
2101 W. Loop 340 (Bagby Ave. and
Highway 6) in Waco.
The fair provides a central lo-
cation for area schools to recruit
teachers, administrators, and per-
Chamber Ribbon-Cutting Set
Thursday At Hillburn Insurance
CLIFTON — A Clifton Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting will
be ehld Thursday, April 16, at 5:15 p.m., at Hillburn Insurance on
South Hwy. 6 in Clifton.
The public is encouraged to attend the ceremony and welcome
the new business to Clifton, said a Chamber spokesman.
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Buying Scrap Copper,
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March and April payments made
to local governments represent
sales that occurred in February.
The allocation of sales tax re-
bates is rendered both to cities
and rural areas (non-incorporated
areas of counties) in Texas by the
state comptroller, who collects the
taxes and then rebates a portion
back to the entities that collect
them.
Sales taxes are added to the
purchase of most goods based
upon a percentage of the cost of
the goods, and locations where the
taxes are collected reap the ben-
efits of the rebates.
The Comptroller’s next sales
tax allocations will be made on
Friday, May 8.
WALKING AROUND THE RING — Hannah, one of
the many Norwegian students who visited Clifton re-
cently, took an afternoon ride at Three Mountain Re-
treat. — Staff Photo By Carol Spicer
• BIG EVENT
Continued From Page One
Art Center for another year.
A great big “thank you” goes to Atmos Energy for spon-
soring the Friday night event, said the Center spokesman.
For ticket information for all The Big Event activi-
ties, contact the Bosque Art Center, 254-675-3724.
The Bosque Art Center is a 50lc3 non-profit organi-
zation dedicated to promoting the arts. It is located in
the newly renovated old administration building of the
once Clifton College, at.215 College Hill Drive in Clifton
or online at <www.bosqueconservatory.com>.
SAND LOT VOLLEYBALL — Enjoying the barefoot
weather and sand lot volleyball, the Norwegian stu-
dents built up an appltite for the barbecue dinner at
Three Mountain Retreat. — Staff Photo By Carol Spicer
• STUDENTS
Continued From Page One
groups of three or four and spend the nights with
their same group every night, so it is important that
they get along with each other. The Ysteboes have
become friends with Jo and Jerry Cash and always
stay with them while here.
During the visit to Clifton, the students are hosted
to an evening at Three Mountain Retreat where they
enjoy sandlot volleyball, soccer, horseback riding,
live country music, and, of course, a barbecue meal.
The cooks this year for the meal were Belinda
McElyea and Lisa Scott. McElyea is in the culinary
school at McLennan Community College and wants
to start a new business.
The students always perform songs and display
their talents when possible at their stops.
• STUDIO TOUR
Continued From Page One
get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what goes into the
creation of a painting or sculpture. Visitors will also
enjoy a firsthand look at the work many of the artists
have created for upcoming shows and exhibitions, as
well as work for sale from their studios.
Participating artists and galleries include Jo Beck,
Tony Eubanks, Hugh Gaither, Bobbe Gentry, Bruce
Greene, Martin Grelle, George Hallmark, Mike Irvin,
Jeanne Sydell at Riverplace Pottery, Mike Windsor,
LA Thompson Gallery (Betty Graham, artist),
Paulson’s Gallery and Framing (Tom Paulson, artist),
and White Horse Station (Jack Walker, sculptor), and
The Bosque Arts Center.
Maps and brochures are available at the artists’ stu-
dios, local area merchants, and the Bosque Arts Center.
There is no charge for this event.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the Art Center's website
at <www.bosq ueconservatory. com >,
sonnel and for those seeking em-
ployment in education.
Applicants should bring re-
sumes, transcripts, and applicable
certificates as area school dis-
tricts and charter schools will be
looking to fill positions in central
Texas.
ESC Region 12 is a non-regula-
tory organization that partners
with schools in improving student
performance through educator
training, administrator assis-
tance, technical services, and the
implementation of statewide and
regional initiatives to school dis-
tricts located in Region 12.
• MAMMOTHS
Continued From Page One
“Phase one is currently under
construction with the shelter that
will cover the excavation site,”
Benedict said. “We hope to hold a
grand opening in October.”
She explained that the building
will be climate controlled for the
safety of the bones, and that a
walkway will be suspended from
the ceiling so as not to disturb the
ground.
Currently the site includes in
the original five acres, purchased
by the City of Waco, a surrounding
100 acres purchased by Baylor
University. The property is being
considered as a National Monu-
ment Site/Park which, in the long
run, will benefit the site, she said.
**ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS**
Property owners have certain rights that may reduce their property tax burden.
BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY OWNERS
State law now requires the filing of a rendition declaring what types of business personal
property that a person or company owns. Failure to file the rendition will result in a 10%
penalty. If a fraudulent rendition is filed, a 50% penalty is mandated. A rendition can be
obtained from the appraisal district office where the property is located. A 30 day filing
extension is available by written request.
HOMEOWNERS
Persons who own their residence on January 1,2009 may claim their home as a
residential homestead. The filing of this document is only necessary if the
homeowner has changed homesteads since January 1, 2008, or has become eligible
for additional exemptions since last year. Homeowners may also defer the previous
year. Although the tax collection is deferred, interest continues to run on the unpaid
portion of tax at a rate of 8% per annum and the deferred tax remains a lien on the
property. To apply for the deferral, the owner should contact the appraisal district
which appraised the property in question and complete an application.
OVER-65 AND DISABLED HOMEOWNERS
Persons who are over 65 years of age or disabled persons may file for additional
exemptions and a ceiling on school taxes for their residential homestead. They will
receive a prorated amount of the exemption amounts for the part of the year that any
owner is 65. Over-65 persons are also eligible to defer paying the tax on their residential
homestead if they wish. The taxes continue to accrue during the deferral along with an
interest rate of 8% annually, but no attempt will be made to force payment during the
deferral. Details and an application may be obtained from any appraisal district.
FARM AND RANCH OWNERS
Farmers and ranchers may be entitled to receive an alternate method of appraisal
determined by the farm income to the property. This method is available to farms and
ranches commercially raising crops or livestock or which are used as a wildlife habitat
under State guidelines. An application for agricultural use value and additional
information is available from your apprisal district. Re-fililng is only necessary if
requested to do so by the Chief Appraiser.
DISABLED VETERANS OR SURVIVORS
You may qualify for a property tax exemption if you are either a veteran who was
disabled while serving with the U.S. armed forces; or if you are the surviving spouse or
child of a disabled veteran or of a member of the armed forces who was killed while on
active duty. You must be a Texas resident. The disabled veteran’s exemption is different
from a disabled homeowners homestead exemption. Certain documentation will be
required to apply for this exemption. Contact the Appraisal District for further
information.
EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS
Exemption applications for all property tax exemptions including total exemptions for
charitable, religious, and other total exemptions may be obtained from an appraisal
district nearest you.
CORRECTION OF MAILING ADDRESS
It is the responsibility of the property owner to supply the current mailing address to the
Appraisal District to insure correct delivery of renditions, applications, notices and tax
statements pertaining to the items listed above.
FILING DEADLINES
Rendition...................................by April 15,2009
Homestead Exemption........................due April 30,2009
Other exemptions & Agricultural Valuation........due April 30,2009
BOSQUE COUNTY CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT
9293 Highway 6 • P.O. Box 393, Meridian, Texas 76665-0393
(254) 435-2304 ' ?
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BARK
Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels
www.BARKrescue.org
(254) 597-1296 or 675-0089
Cider
Small
Terrier mix
1 yr. old
Lap dog!
Justin
1 yr. old
Canaan mix
Loves
attention
Snoopy
10 mo. old
my 2 sisters
need homes, too!
Pyrenees mx
Kate
Border Collie
Sweet & Shyl
Loveable!
Cute!
Skeet
Catahoula
Leopard mix
Housebroken
Mandy
Aussie /
Pyrenees mix
Loveable & Cute!
11 mos.old
Barlo
1 yr. old male
Greater Swiss
Mountain Dog
Shasta
Canaan Mix
Loveable
& Cute!
Chico
Red Chihuahua
Loves to cuddle!
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