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City of Gatesville
Spur Capital of Texas

City Council Agenda and Minutes for September 1, 2016

 

                 THIS NOTICE IS POSTED IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN MEETING ACT

                                     (TEX. GOV’T CODE CHAPTER 551, SEC. 551.041)

 

AGENDA

 

                                                      SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

 

5:30 P.M.

 

GATESVILLE COUNCIL CHAMBER

110 NORTH 8TH STREET

GATESVILLE, TEXAS 76528

 

 

 

An Open Meeting will be held concerning the following subjects

 

1.   Call to Order at _____ p.m., this 1st day of September 1, 2016

 

2. Hear Visitors/Citizens Forum:  At this time, any person with business before the Council not

     scheduled on the agenda may speak to the Council for a maximum of three (3) minutes.  No

     formal action can be taken on these items at this meeting.

 

3.   Recess Regular meeting and call a ---------------------------------------

 

Public Hearing

 

Hear comments on the proposal to set tax rate

                                          at $0.4600 per $100 of taxable value

 

4. End Public Hearing and reconvene Regular meeting  

 

5.   Adjourn at _____ p.m., this 1st day of September, 2016

 

I hereby attest that the above agenda was posted on this the 26th day of August 2016, by 5:00 p.m. on the official City of Gatesville website, www.ci.gatesville.tx.us and the official bulletin boards at the Gatesville City Hall, 110 N. 8th Street, Gatesville, Texas.

 

______________________

Wendy Cole

City Secretary

 

 

The City of Gatesvillecouncilchambersarewheelchairaccessibleandaccessibleparkingspacesareavailable at the back entrance of City Hall. Requestsfor accommodationsorinterpretiveservicesmustbemade24hourspriortothismeeting. Pleasecontactthecitysecretary'sofficeat254-865-8951 orFAX254-865-8320,oreMail wendy.cole@ci.gatesville.tx.usforfurtherinformation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

 

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

 

5:30 P.M.

 

COUNCIL CHAMBER, 110 NORTH 8TH STREET

 

PRESENT:   Pro-Tem Viss, Council Members Inmon, Shepherd-Cain, Rainer and Doyle

 

ABSENT: City Attorney Sandy Gately

REGRETS:  Council Member David Mitchell, Mayor Gary Chumley

OTHERS PRESENT:  City Manager William H. Parry III, City Secretary Wendy Cole, Finance Director Brenda Kiphen

 

AN OPEN MEETING WAS HELD CONCERNING THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:

 

1) CALL TO ORDER AT 5:31 P.M., THIS 1st DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2016

 

2) HEAR VISITORS/CITIZENS FORUM:  AT THIS TIME, ANY PERSON WITH BUSINESS BEFORE THE COUNCIL NOT SCHEDULED ON THE AGENDA MAY SPEAK TO THE COUNCIL FOR A MAXIMUM OF THREE (3) MINUTES.NO FORMAL ACTION CAN BE TAKEN ON THESE ITEMS AT THIS MEETING.

 

No visitors

 

3)   RECESS REGULAR MEETING AND CALL A ---------------------------------------

 

Public Hearing

 

                                       Hear comments on the proposal to set tax rate at $0.4600

                                       per $100 of taxable value

 

City Manager William H. Parry III presented a power point program regarding the Gatesville 2016 Ad Valorem Tax Rate. Points discussed were:

 

  • The current (2015) tax rate of $0.45 per $100 assessed valuation.

 

  • The effective tax rate of $0.4299 per $100 assessed valuation which is the rate at which the City would receive the same revenue that was received this year at $0.45/$100 assessed valuation.

 

  • The proposed tax rate of $0.46 per $100 assessed valuation for 2016 that was proposed by the City Council.

 

  • The roll back rate of $0.4617 per $100 valuation which is the calculated maximum tax rate allowed by law without voter approval.

City Manager Parry reminded the Council that two public hearings are required because the proposed tax rate is higher than the effective rate, with this public hearing being the second hearing.

City Manager Parry pointed out ten other cities in the Central Texas Region that compared to Gatesville and pointed out that Gatesville is second to the lowest tax rate.

 

Average taxable values for single family residences and mobile homes were discussed as well as appraised values for 2016 as compared to 2015.

 

Mr. Parry said there is no action tonight, but the City Council will adopt the tax rate on September 13, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall and all Council members are required to attend.

 

Mr. Parry asked if there were questions and there were none.

 

4)   END PUBLIC HEARING AND RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING  

 

5)  ADJOURN AT 5:35 P.M., THIS 1st DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2016

 

ATTEST:                                                                                                                               APPROVED:

 

 

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Wendy Cole                                                                                                                       Ronnie Viss

 City Secretary                                                                                                                   Mayor Pro-Tem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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