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Council to set millage cap Monday

By Staff | Jul 21, 2016

City Council will set the not-to-exceed millage rate for ad valorem taxes and the public hearing dates associated with the adoption of the Fiscal Year 2017 operating budget at Monday’s meeting in Council Chambers at City Hall.

The not-to-exceed millage rate is often set higher than the projected final rate that comes during the two public hearing dates in September. City Manager John Szerlag has proposed a .207 millage rate reduction from last year’s 6.957.

Taxing authorities are required by law to set a proposed rate and notify the property appraiser within 35 days of assessed value certification.

Council also will hold public hearings to discuss the imposition of a lot mowing special assessment, establish the estimated Fire Services Assessment rate, the solid waste service assessment, and stormwater user fee. These are all in preparation for the operating budget cycle.

Capital project priorities for the next year will be discussed along with judging a resolution request from the Golf Course Advisory Board for $50,000 in additional maintenance funding.