DeSoto Candle Meadow PID Public Hearing


Notice is hereby given that the DeSoto City Council will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chambers of the Jim Baugh Government Center, 211 E. Pleasant Run Rd., DeSoto, TX on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. pm – to receive public comments on the proposed contribution rate for:

DeSoto Public Improvement District #1
(PID Candle Meadow)

The Public Improvement District will provide funding through a special district property assessment for the following special improvements and services: repair and maintenance of a neighborhood park, junior Olympic pool, non-air-conditioned cabana with restrooms and locker rooms, concrete parking, a children’s park and two junior play areas with equipment for children twelve (12) years and under, and an exercise track, and one or more picnic areas with tables, two or more entry elements into the planned development property including signage and xeriscaped landscaping, a screen wall consisting of approximately seven thousand (7,000) linear feet at least six (6) feet in height constructed of ‘a combination of precast masonry, wrought iron and a living screen wall, perimeter landscaping, irrigated landscaping of walks along the main streets of the subdivision perimeter on, and a district improvement program for the administration, management and operation ion of the District. Annual DIP dues are paid in a single lump sum upon receipt of the Notice of Assessment which is due October 1 of each year and past due February 1 of the following year. Assessments may be enforced by the City in the same manner as the City’s ad valorem tax liens on real property may be enforced by the City.

The estimated cost of maintenance and improvements for the district for the 2022-2023 fiscal year is expected to be $455,325.

A map that specifically identifies the area is on file at the Town Clerk’s office in downtown DeSoto. The area within the proposed public improvement district is generally known as the Candle Meadow Subdivision.

The annual cost of improvements and special services will be assessed against real estate in the district based on the assessed assessed value of each property in the public improvement district as established by the current tax roll of the Central District of Dallas assessment. The assessment rate for the District, to be reviewed by City Council, is proposed at $0.293060 per $100 of the assessed value of real estate in the District. An assessment roll showing the assessment of each parcel of land in the district must be filed for public inspection at the Dallas County Tax Office, Records Building, 500 Elm Street, 1st Floor, Dallas, Texas 75202, no later than no later than September 30, 2022. A five-year service plan will be adopted by City Council and will define the nature and projected cost of improvements to be funded by the assessment until the year 2027.

The cost of improvements and special services will be assessed entirely on the properties of the district, and no cost of improvements and special services will be borne by the City. However, the City will continue to provide services to properties in the district, including repairs and maintenance of public infrastructure, at current service levels.

Citizens can present written or oral objections during the public hearing. The public hearing is not limited to people who reside in the Candle Meadow subdivision.

Chris B. Hall