Santa and his helpers visited Waterfront Park on December 18th to hand out toys and candy to Port Richey children. Children lined up around the pavilion to see Santa throughout the evening. Carolers and a band were also present to fill the park with holiday songs.
Meanwhile, City fire trucks and police vehicles were driving around the City spreading holiday cheer and handing out candy to children. The holiday caravan departed from the Fire Station and traveled to various neighborhoods within the Port Richey city limits.
Santa at Waterfront Park
Utility Bill Automatic Checking Withdrawal
The Utilities Department is currently accepting applications for its upcoming Automatic Checking Account Withdrawal program. This new payment option will be available to everyone in the very near future. You will be notified as soon as this option becomes available.
In order to participate, please fill out the ACH application form in its entirety and return this form to our office along with a voided check. The application may be filled out and printed by visiting the following link:
Please return these items to our office by one of the following methods:
- City of Port Richey
6333 Ridge Road
Port Richey, FL 34668
- Fax: 727-816-1911
PLEASE CONTINUE TO PAY YOUR BILL AS USUAL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget Approved
The City of Port Richey’s 2014-2015 Annual Operating Budget was approved and adopted by City Council on Thursday, September 25th. Council approved this year’s budget at a millage rate of 5.4348. Total citywide revenues and expenditures at $10,970,242 are $672,529 less than the previous fiscal year budget. This final document can be viewed on the City’s homepage under the "Finance and Personnel Department" tab or by clicking here.
To view the September 25th City Council Budget Hearing, click the "Public Meetings" link at the top of the page and use the calendar to navigate to it, or click here.
Additional details on the city budget are now available online by clicking on the "City Budget" link at the top of the page, or by visiting: http://publicmeetings.cityofportrichey.com/budget.aspx The data on the budget page is updated by the finance department throughout the fiscal year.
View City Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was presented to City Council on June 10th. The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is a complete set of financial statements that is published each year in accordance with state law. The CAFR is presented in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (GAAP) and is audited by Powell & Jones, the City’s firm of licensed certified public accountants. Visit the "Finance and Personnel" section of the City’s website under the "Departments" tab on the left-hand side of the homepage to view the report, or visit the following link: http://www.cityofportrichey.com/new/files/departments/finance/audit_ending_sep_2013.pdf.
To view the June 10th Council Meeting, including the report by Powell & Jones, visit the Public Meetings Portal in the top right-hand corner of the page and click the "7:30 PM CCM" link under June 10th, or visit the following link: http://publicmeetings.cityofportrichey.com/meeting.aspx?id=80. After playing the video, you can jump directly to the presentation of the report by clicking the "Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)" link below the video player.
City Grant Program Includes Irrigation Control Devices
Irrigation control devices have been added to the Paint-Up, Fix-Up Grant Program. The City provides matching fund assistance of 50% up to $2,000.00 to City property owners through this grant program. The grant includes the cost of the device and cost of installation by a licensed contractor. Residents can also install their own device and be reimbursed for the cost of the device and installation materials. The following devices are included in the program:
- Drip Irrigation/Micro Sprinkler Kit
- Rain sensor
- Moisture sensor
- Irrigation controller equipped with rain or moisture sensor
- Weather based irrigation controller
Please call the Administration Department at 816-1901 for more information.