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The City Council of the City of Taylor met on August 21, 2007 at City Hall, 400 Porter St., Taylor, Texas.  Mayor Benito Gonzales declared a quorum and called the meeting to order at 6:10 p.m. with the following present:

 

Council Member Ella Jez                                     Frank Salvato, City Manager

Council Member John McDonald                       Assistant City Manager, Jim Dunaway

                                                                             City Clerk, Susan Brock

           

1.      CONDUCT FIRST PUBLIC HEARING ON 2007/2008 AD VALOREM TAX RATE AND 2007-2008 BUDGET.
a)  Ordinance 2007-23 fixing and levying Ad Valorem tax rate for tax year 2007-2008. 
b)  Ordinance 2007-24 adopting the 2007-2008 annual budget excluding “Contributions to Civic Programs”
c) “Contributions to Civic Programs” from Ordinance 2007-24.


As required by law, the following statement was included on the posted agenda notice:
NOTE:  This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $308,321 or 6.1% and of that amount $206,167 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the roll this year.

No new information was discussed regarding these items. Mayor Gonzales declared the Public Hearing open and invited those present to come forward.  Mr. Johnny Sanford was present and stated he had no comment regarding the tax rate or budget but wished to express his thoughts that the City Council is doing a good job.  With no other public comment, Mayor Gonzales declared the Public Hearing closed. 

2.      ANNOUNCEMENT:  The City of Taylor City Council will vote on the tax rate at a meeting to be held on September 6, 2007 at 6:00 pm, at City Hall.
Mayor Gonzales announced the date, time and place of the meeting to vote on the tax rate. 

ADJOURN

With no further business, Mayor Gonzales adjourned the meeting at 6:12 p.m.


                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                      Bernabe Gonzales, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk