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The City Council of the City of
Taylor met on
August 29, 2006, at City Hall, 400
Porter St., Taylor, Texas. Mayor Bernabe
Gonzales declared a quorum and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with
the following present:
Mayor Pro Tem Donald Hill
Frank Salvato, City Manager
Council Member Rod Hortenstine
Assistant City Manager, Jim Dunaway
Council Member Ella Jez
City Attorney, Ted Hejl
Council Member John McDonald
City Clerk, Susan Brock
Council Member Hortenstine led the group in prayer.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
No citizens came forward
during this time.
REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS &
TAX RATE COMPARISON
TOTAL TAXES PAID
*2006-07 Average Homestead
Value per WCAD
CONDUCT SECOND PUBLIC HEARING ON AD VALOREM
TAX RATE AND 2006-2007 BUDGET.
a) Ordinance 2006-18 fixing and levying ad valorem
tax rate for tax year 2006-2007.
Assistant City Manager Jim
Dunaway presented additional information regarding the
proposed Tax Rate. For clarification, he developed a comparison chart
indicating the specific amount of tax increase from last year. With the
rate set at $0.795000 the actual rate for Maintenance and Operations (M&O) will increase while the Interest and Sinking (I&S) will decrease resulting in an overall $7.06
increase in taxes for the average priced home* in Taylor (*NOTE: The Williamson County
Appraisal District (WCAD) provided the average priced
home at $82,922 for comparison.)
However, according to state law the Ordinance
adopting the tax rate and the public newspaper ad must include a statement
regarding the effect the increase will have on a $100,000 home and only
includes the M&O figure, potentially creating
confusion for the public.
Using this information, the Ordinance and announcement must read: “THIS RATE
WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX
RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A
$100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $26.73”.
Mayor Gonzales declared the Public Hearing open and invited those present to
come forward. With no public comment, Mayor Gonzales declared the Public
b) Ordinance 2006-19 adopting the 2006-2007 annual budget excluding
“Contributions to Civic Programs”.
Mr. Dunaway had no new information related to the budget other than what Ms.
Starla Hall, Director of Human Resources, presented regarding a proposed change
in on call pay for public works employees. Based on this year’s payroll
calculations, staff is recommending a 2.5% increase in salary for those
individuals affected by the change and to offset the loss of On-Call/Standby
pay. According to staff calculations for hours worked this past
year all but two of the employees will actually receive an increase in their
annual pay with this change.
c) “Contributions to Civic Programs” from Ordinance 2006-19.
No new information was discussed regarding this item.
With no further comment or discussion, these items were accepted as
With no further business, Mayor Gonzales adjourned the meeting at 6:56 pm.
Bernabe Gonzales, Mayor