I received a notice of violation from your office. How many days do I have to fix the problem?
Depending on the notice you received, you have 10 business days on notices involving weeds, inoperable vehicles, or other code violations. You have 30 days on notices involving the demolition or repairs of buildings. Contact a Code Enforcement Official at City Hall 432-445-2421 for more information.
My alley is dirty, why doesn't the City clean our alley?
Each resident is responsible for their own alley. Alleys should be free of weeds and rubbish. For more info or question please call Code Enforcement at (432) 445-2421.
What do I need before I make any additions/renovations to my home or property?
Contact City Hall before any changes are started for information on possible permits and other important information on ordinances.
How can l get rid of my inoperable vehicle(s)?
For assistance please contact a local wrecker service.
How can I volunteer to be on a City Board?
Appointments are made based on community or board member recommendations. To view current board members, please click here to go the Boards & Commissions page. For other information or questions please contact the City Secretary's office at 432-445-2421.
When and where does the City Council meet?
City Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month in Council Chambers at City Hall (110 E. 6th St, Pecos, TX 79772).
If I submit a resume, do I still need to complete an employment application?
Yes, in order to begin the pre-employment process we need the information on the employment application. The resume helps us with past employment and experience, but is not required. You can submit resumes via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring them to City Hall.
Can I apply for a job if it is not listed as a current opening?
You can submit an application at any time and it will be held for 90 days.
Is your airport secure?
Yes. The Airport is fenced and has a coded gate entry.
Can 'jets' land there?
Yes. We routinely have Gulfstream Vs, Hawkers, Challengers, Falcons and Beech Jets. Please call the Airport Manager for information at 432-448-9860.
How do I get to town?
We provide courtesy cars. Otherwise, rental cars are available through local car dealers.
If approved by vote in November, the MDD tax would become effective April 1, 2018.
WILL THERE BE AN INCREASED TAX BURDEN IF THE TYPE A EDC IS DISSOLVED AND THE MDD IS CREATED BY THE VOTERS?
No, there will be no additional taxes imposed on the citizens. Currently, the Type B EDC is funded by a sales tax of one-eighth of one percent of sales and use tax. Streets maintenance is funded in part by a sales tax of three-eighths of one percent. If the ballot measure is approved by the voters, both of these sales tax will be dissolved and the MDD will be funded by a sales tax of one-half of one percent. The MDD sales tax will not increase over time.
HOW DO WE KNOW THE FUNDS WERE SPENT FOR THEIR AUTHORIZED PURPOSES?
State law requires the District to have an annual audit by an independent auditor. The audit and other District records are open to public inspection during normal business hours.
CAN THE MDD SALES TAX BE REPEALED?
The sales tax can be repealed if a majority of the registered voters in the district vote to repeal the sales tax.
WHO DETERMINES HOW THE FUNDS ARE SPENT?
The MDD Board of Directors must adopt a budget for each year at a public meeting open to the public. Once the MDD Board approves the budget, the budget will be presented to the City Council for final approval.
WHAT WILL THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALES TAX BE USED FOR?
State law authorizes expenditure of MDD funds for a variety of economic development activities including industrial and manufacturing projects, retail development projects, recreational and/or community facilities projects, housing projects and convention center facilities and related improvements.
WHO WILL PAY FOR THE MDD?
Anyone making a purchase of taxable items inside the boundaries of the Pecos MDD will pay the sales tax including purchases made by individuals who live outside of the district but who are shopping and eating in the district.
WHAT WILL THE BALLOT LOOK LIKE WHEN I GO TO THE VOTING BOOTH?
Authorizing the creation of the Pecos Municipal Development District and the imposition of a sales and use tax at the rate of one-half (1/2) of one percent within the Town of Pecos City and its extraterritorial jurisdiction for the purpose of financing projects beneficial to the district; Replacing the current 0.375% additional sales and use tax within the city designated for street maintenance with a 0.375% additional sales and use tax imposed by the Pecos Municipal Development District within the Town of Pecos City and its extraterritorial jurisdiction for street maintenance and other lawful government purposes; Terminating the Pecos Economic Development Corporation and the 0.125% sales and use tax for economic development within the city and replacing it with the Pecos Municipal Development District and a 0.125% sales and use tax for economic development within the Town of Pecos City and its extraterritorial jurisdiction. The total sales and use tax imposed within the city limits by the Town of Pecos City will remain at 1.5%.
HOW IS THE DISTRICT CREATED?
To create an MDD, a city must call for an election and define the proposed boundaries of the district (One mile beyond city limits of Pecos). The ballot at this election must be printed to allow voting for or against the proposition. In calling the election, the city has specified that if established, the district boundaries will automatically conform to future changes in the city's boundaries. If the voters turn down creation of the district, a subsequent election to establish a district may not be held until one year after the first election.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A TYPE B ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (EDC) AND A MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (MDD)?
The City currently has a Type B EDC. The MDD will be able to perform the EXACT SAME types of projects as are currently allowed by our Type B EDC, namely projects related to: amateur sports, athletics, entertainment, tourism, conventions, public parks: including stadiums, ball parks, auditoriums, amphitheaters, concert halls, parks and park facilities; municipal buildings, museums, exhibition facilities, restaurant, concession, parking facilities, area transportation facilities; roads, streets, general municipally owned improvements, water and sewer facilities, drainage, demolition, and other related improvements that enhance any of those items. The major difference is that an MDD can impose a one-half of one percent sales tax in the mile outside of city limits. The EDC can only impose its sales tax within city limits.
WHAT IS A MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (MDD)?
A Municipal Development District is a special purpose district created for the purpose of generating economic development and growth opportunities within the boundaries of the district. The proposed Pecos MDD boundaries are one mile beyond the city limits of Pecos.
WHO OVERSEES THE MDD?
A board of at least four directors would govern the District. The Pecos City Council will appoint the board. In addition, the City Council will adopt policies and guidelines that will govern the actions of the MDD board, including requiring that all actions of the board be subject to review by the City Council.
Parks and Recreation
Are alcoholic beverages allowed in the park?
No, City Ordinance prohibits alcoholic beverages of any kind in any city-owned building or facility.
Can you reserve the Maxey Park picnic facilities?
Picnic facilities are reserved on a first-come-first-serve basis unless an events application is filed at City Hall, 30 day before the proposed event date.