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Exactly, what is a PID?
  • HOW DOES A PID OPERATE?
     WE ARE:
    • Governed by City Council.
    • Resident (Lot owner) advisory board appointed annually.
    • Annual budget/five year plan/assessment rate prepared by advisory board and approved by Council in September.
    • Property owners are notified of proposed assessment and invited to public hearing before the Council before rate is set.
    • City pays PID for base level maintenance.
    • PID reimburses City for the cost of collections.
    • Assessments may be collected through the mortgage escrow process just like property taxes.
    • Contracts are negotiated by PID advisory board or property manager, and contracts over $50,000 are approved by City Council.
  • HOW TO GET INFORMATION ON PID ACTIVITIES?
    For information on HPPID Board meetings/activities simply click the "Stay Informed" button at the bottom of the home page to join our regular email list.  You can also stay abreast of current events by visiting the our web site as well as joining our message board/blog. 
     
    HPPID information, including meeting notices and agenda are also posted at Cedar Hill City Hall at least 72 hours prior to HPPID Board meetings. Meeting notices are also published in local newspapers servicing Cedar Hill including Cedar Hill Today. This is your community and the HPPID Board wants your input!
     
     
  • PID VS HOA
     
    SERVICE PROVIDED PID HOA
    Manner of Property Maintained  Public Private
    Governed by Cedar Hill City Council Yes No
    Collects through Mortgage Payment Yes No
    Deals with Deed Restrictions No Yes
    Enhance Public Property Maintenance Yes No
    Expenses Exempt from Sales Taxes YEs No
    Cash Held in Separate Fund by City Yes No
     
  • WHAT DOES A PID BOARD DO?
    The PID Board is required to prepare a 5-year plan that is presented to the City Council.  this plan defines a budget, notes projected assessment revenue, and projected costs for improvements.  This plan is reviewed and updated annually to develop an operating budget.
     
    The PID Board is directly responsible for managing the improvements outlined in the service plan.  The board hires contractors for constructions, improvement and maintenance, purchases materials, pays for utilities and other costs related to the on-going improvements in the neighborhood.
  • WHAT IS A PID?

    A PID (Public Improvement District) is a defined geographical area established to provide specific types of improvements or maintenance within the area which are financed by assessments against the property owners within the area.

    Chapter 372 of the Texas Local Government Code authorizes the creation of PIDs by cities. 

  • WHEN ARE PID BOARD MEETINGS?
    Board meetings are usually held the 2nd Thursday of every month.
     
    Location:
     
    High Pointe Baptist Church
    101 High Pointe Lane
    Cedar Hill, TX 75102
     
    6:30pm - Promptly
     
    Visitors are welcome and the agenda includes time for residents to address the board.
     
    Please visit our  the web site's home page for meeting dates, time, location and agenda.
     
     

Report A Community Issue
  • ANIMAL CONCERNS
    Trouble with (unleashed) /  loose animals, late night or early morning barking, pooping but no scooping, etc...
     
    From our homepage, please click our new request form called: Request manager.
     
     
     
    The HPPID Request manager is an online form used for any alerts you would like to make the HPPID aware of. Categories includes: Report Graffiti, Fence Issues, Irrigation Issues, High Grass/Weeds, Animal Concerns, etc. Just simply click the Submit New Request link and you will be taken to a drop down menu to select a category.
     
  • REPORTING FENCE ISSUES
    From our homepage, please click our new request form called: Request manager.
     
     
     
     
     
    The HPPID Request manager is an online form used for any alerts you would like to make the HPPID aware of. Categories includes: Report Graffiti, Fence Issues, Irrigation Issues, High Grass/Weeds, Animal Concerns, etc. Just simply click the Submit New Request link and you will be taken to a drop down menu to select a category.
     
     
     
  • REPORTING HIGH GRASS AND WEEDS
    From our homepage, please click our new request form called: Request manager.
     
     
     
    The HPPID Request manager is an online form used for any alerts you would like to make the HPPID aware of. Categories includes: Report Graffiti, Fence Issues, Irrigation Issues, High Grass/Weeds, Animal Concerns, etc. Just simply click the Submit New Request link and you will be taken to a drop down menu to select a category.
     
     
  • REPORTING IRRIGATION ISSUES IN COMMON AREAS
    From our homepage, please click our new request form called: Request manager.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    The HPPID Request manager is an online form used for any alerts you would like to make the HPPID aware of. Categories includes: Report Graffiti, Fence Issues, Irrigation Issues, High Grass/Weeds, Animal Concerns, etc. Just simply click the Submit New Request link and you will be taken to a drop down menu to select a category.
     
     
  • WHO DO I CONTACT CONCERNING GRAFFITI?
    From our homepage, please click our new request form called:  Request manager.
     
    The HPPID Request manager is an online form used for any alerts you would like to make the HPPID aware of. Categories includes: Report Graffiti, Fence Issues, Irrigation Issues, High Grass/Weeds, Animal Concerns, etc. Just simply click the Submit New Request link and you will be taken to a drop down menu to select a category.
     
     
     
     
    We forward to serving you!
     
     
     

The Facts Regarding High Pointe' PID
  • ARE MY ASSESSMENTS COLLECTED BY THE PID?

    No, assessments are usually collected by the city’s tax collecting agent and are deposited into a specific PID fund. Revenue collection is simple since a homeowner’s association does not have to perform fee collection. Also, the PID allows for an interest charge and lien on unpaid assessments. This ensures a dependable revenue source for the PID. In most instances, mortgage companies include PID assessments within the property owner escrow payment and pay the assessment at the same time that ad valorem taxes are paid.

  • ARE THERE ANY EXEMPTIONS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE DISTRICT?
    Yes. Homestead, Over-65 and Disability Exemptions are applicable to the District. 
  • HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST ME?
    The High Pointe PID, created October 13, 1998, has a current assessment of 0.10¢ per $100 valuation.  Example:

        Appraised value $150,000 ÷ $100 x 0.10¢ = $150/yr
  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
    A PID allows for improvements and a higher degree of maintenance within the PID area which presumably enhances the property values.
  • WHAT ARE THE IMPROVEMENTS THE PID PROVIDE?
     The PID Improvements May Include:
     
    • Landscaping
    • Erecting fountains, distinctive lighting, and signs
    • Establishing or improving parks
    • Projects similar to those previously listed
    • Paying expenses incurred in establishing, administering, and operating the district.
     
     
  • WHAT ARE THE PRIORITIES OF THE PID?
    The High Pointe PID will provide maintenance and improvements to the existing irrigation systems, fencing and landscaping in the High Pointe common areas, and provide ongoing improvements to these areas in order to beautify our community and enhance our residential property values.
     
    The Board will also endeavor to provide information and guidance to neighbors who have non-PID related issues, such as Cedar Hill parks, city lighting, parking ,deed restrictions or other issues.