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Dear New or Would-Be New Resident:
Welcome to Woodcreek! We are pleased that you have chosen to become a part of our community. The beautiful and peaceful nature of the Hill Country and our residents' involvement in the city have all contributed to the livable and caring community that we enjoy.
City ordinances cover areas such as signs, animal control, vehicle, RV, trailer and boat parking, and building permits. One of the biggest misunderstandings is that building permits are not only required for new construction, they are also required for additions, accessory buildings, fences, pools and patios.
There are two situations particular to the Hill County area with which you may not be familiar. One is the over abundance of white-tail deer and the problems they cause. With the City having twice as many deer as the area can support, Texas Parks and Wildlife recommends residents not feed the deer; therefore, the City has a ban on deer feeding.
The second problem is Oak Wilt, a fungus affecting red and live oaks. Over 100,000 oaks have already died in Central Texas. We have had several infestations in the City in the past and we all need to be observant for signs of this disease. The City requires permits to cut oak trees to make certain that cuts are painted and that trimming only occurs during periods when oak wilt is least likely to spread.
The City collects a property tax. For the year 2016 the tax rate amount is $0.1305 per $100.00 appraised value. This tax is collected by the Hays County Tax Assessor's Office, along with county, school, and Emergency Service Districts taxes for Fire and EMS services. The Hays County Tax Assessor's bill goes out in October or November. The City also collects a one-percent sales tax.
You are encouraged to attend City Council meetings that are held at City Hall on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM.
If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at 512.847.9390. We look forward to hearing from you.