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City of Bellaire

Bellaire is Still Bellaire
One Year Later 

Bellaire has taken many steps in the recovery from Harvey.  These steps include the work by the Flood Hazard Mitigation Task Force, ongoing work on 2016 Bond projects, funding of engineering studies for improved drainage, submission of disaster recovery and flood mitigation grant applications, the launch of a mass notification system and more.   Bellaire has also seen an increase in residential development in the past year in addition to keeping our AAA municipal bond rating.  The Bellaire community is still strong, in the words of Mayor Andrew Friedberg " All the things that made us special before the storm still do."    Click on the link below to read Mayor Friedberg's blog on Bellaire one year after Harvey.

Property Taxes

How Does Bellaire Compare?

See how Bellaire's property tax compares to other similar communities across the state from Ennis to West University Place. Click on the link below to compare tax rates and total tax burden for tax year 2018.


Sidewalks...What's Next?

The Bellaire City Council will continue discussions about sidewalks at the upcoming City Council meetings in September. Bellaire residents are encouraged to stay engaged and be fully informed about the sidewalk projects in the community.   Please check the City of Bellaire website for more information on the sidewalk projects to be discussed at the City Council meetings.  If you would like to speak at these or any City Council Meetings, you may sign up to speak during audience comments or send in your email to the City Clerk at

September 17 - Bellaire City Council will be asked to consider construction-related contracts for the Phase 1 sidewalk program.  There have been objections from residents of 4500 Teas, 5300 Pine and 5100 Pine. 

September 24 – Bellaire City Council will decide whether to proceed with all or a portion of the Phase 2 sidewalk program.  The City has received petitions from residents of 4800-4900 Spruce, 5200 Laurel, and 4800-4900 Cedar.  The Cedar petition involved the cul-de-sac.

September 24 – Bellaire City Council will decide whether to proceed with the 500 Bolivar portion of the Phase 2 street/drainage/sidewalks project.  The City has received a petition in opposition to the sidewalks on Bolivar.

October 1 – Bellaire City Council will consider amendments to the current approach for requiring new residential construction to install sidewalks.

Fire Patch

Fire Department Simulation

The Bellaire Fire Department will be conducting an active shooter/ active threat response training and simulation with the Medical Tactics Group on September 9, 2018. This training will be located at the Bellaire Fire Station and Jessamine Field. The simulation will include the use of simunitons (non-lethal simulation ammunition), moulage (application of fake injuries with makeup), smoke, and emergency vehicles.  Residents in the surrounding areas may hear gunfire, see smoke and actors with fake injuries during the simulation. Please do not be alarmed, this will a be planned exercise intended to create a realistic training atmosphere to better prepare our first responders in an emergency.

The public is welcome to observe the live simulation with the understanding that this is a training session.   The public must stay out of the active training areas and in the designated observation zone.  The training area and observation zones will be clearly marked during the simulation.

For more information, please call the Bellaire Fire Department at 713-662-8201.

Satellite Band

Party at the Pavilion September 7

Join us this month as we have a Party at the Pavilion in Bellaire Town Square on Friday, September 7.  This free concert features the pop artists Satellite.  The Foreign Policy food truck will be parked next to the Bellaire Recreation Center during the performance.  The event begins at 7 pm so don't be late.  Bring your family and friends for a fun time!

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