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City of Hackberry, Texas
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Hackberry Hidden Cove Public Improvement District
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The Hackberry, Texas City Council created the Hackberry Hidden Cove Public Improvement District on December 9, 2009 for the purpose of funding road and utility improvements. Located in an unincorporated area of Denton County, north of Dallas, the District extends across 208 acres and contains the subdivisions of Hidden Cove, The Shores at Hidden Cove and the Enclave at Hidden Cove. Together the subdivisions contain 1,057 lots for single-family homes. Nearly all lots in the development contain completed, occupied houses. The average taxable homestead value in 2017 was $263,954.
The City created the District to reimburse the developer for part of the cost of financing and constructing roadway, water and wastewater public improvements within the District. The District is governed by the City Council but does not have any employees. It contracts with the Denton County Tax Assessor-Collector to collect the ad valorem tax on its behalf. The road improvements constructed in the District consist of demolition of existing structures, street and right-of-way excavations, tree removal, paving, street signs, silt fences for erosion control, open space and right-of-way landscaping and screening walls. Half of the cost of the road improvements were borne by the District and the other half by the developer.
The City of Hackberry has engaged a public finance consulting firm specializing in the formation and administration of special districts, to assist with the District's administration. The consultant estimates the annual installment levied on the different properties in the District, updates the Road Service and Assessment Plan, and prepares financial reports.In 2009, the City of Hackberry issued Combination Special Assessment and Contract Revenue Road Bonds (Series 2009A) and Subordinate Combination Special Assessment and Contract Revenue Road Bonds (Series 2009B) to cover the cost of roadway, water and wastewater improvements in the District. In 2017, the City of Hackberry refinanced its earlier debt by issuing $6,884,975 in Combination Special Assessment and Contract Revenue Road Refunding Bonds. It used the proceeds of the 2017 issue to refund the outstanding 2009 bonds, capitalize a debt service reserve fund, and cover the cost of issuing the new bonds.
Total Cost - $10,995,951
Special Assessment Bonds - $5.5 millionDeveloper funding - $5.5 million
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Construction is complete.
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