City of Richmond Resumption of Normal Utility Operations

As the State continues to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic, Cities and Utility operators across the state have begun to resume the normal billing, collection, and disconnection process. On June 15, 2020, the City Commission for the City of Richmond approved resuming our normal utility billing, collection, and disconnection process effective July 1, 2020. It is important to note that disconnections would not occur on July 1st, these would not begin until mid-to late July and early August as part of the normal billing cycle.

We are writing to inform you that we plan to move forward with this approach for all districts to maintain a consistent level of operation and lessen the confusion amongst customers. As part of our commitment to our customers the City plans to begin a public media campaign designed to inform customers about resuming our normal practices. This campaign will incorporate a post on our website, Facebook page, and use of our local media outlets. Additionally, we plan to use the Tyler Notify phone service to send out a brief message to our customers informing them the change. If your board has any objection to resuming these operations, please respond to me in writing by June 26, 2020. We look forward to your cooperation as we work to inform all our customers in a timely and efficient manner.

City of Richmond Resumption of Normal Utility Operations (PDF)

2019 District Tax Rate

The Board of Directors of the District is excited to report that at its September 10, 2019, meeting, it voted to adopt a 2019 District tax rate of $0.86 per $100 of assessed valuation. The 2019 District tax rate reflects a $0.02 cent total tax rate reduction from the 2018 District tax rate of $0.88 cents. The 2019 District tax rate translates to a reduction in the average residential homestead tax bill of $100.27. This is the fifth consecutive year the Board of Directors has voted to reduce the overall District tax rate for residents of Del Webb Sweetgrass.