Public hearings on the 2021-2022 city budget and tax rate for the City of Big Spring will be held at 5:30 PM on September 14th in the City Council Chambers, located at 307 E. 4th St. in Big Spring. The proposed property tax rate is the No New Revenue tax rate of $0.69144 per $100 valuation. By using this rate, it means that the City is projected to not earn any more revenue than it did this year.
During last week’s meeting of the Big Spring City Council, a public hearing concerning a proposed zone change of 6.61 acres in Kentwood was discussed. The property is located directly east of the current easternmost homes on Central Drive between McDonald and Merrily Drives. According to the proposal from a developer with Silver Leaf Homes, the land would be used to build single-family homes. Later in the meeting, council members approved the first reading of an ordinance to alter the zoning of the property in question.