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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase
 

 August 23, 2011

 

The BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE DISTRICT will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 24.27 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The first public hearing will be held on September 6, 2011 at 05:30 pm at the Brazosport College Corporate Learning Center, Room 104, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566.

The second public hearing will be held on September 12, 2011 at 05:30 PM at the Brazosport College Corporate Learning Center, Room 104, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566.

The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:

FOR: Jerry Hinojosa, Carolyn Johnson, John Gilbert, Sharon Rogers, Harry Koester, Jr., Robert Perryman

AGAINST:

PRESENT and not voting:

ABSENT: Joe Greer, Dr. Lillian Lockett, Lucilla Henderson

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE DISTRICT last year was $102,447. Based on last year's tax rate of $0.190175 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $194.83.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in BRAZOSPORT COLLEGE DISTRICT this year is $100,057. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.192484 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $192.59.

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.239198 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $239.33.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.

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