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The City Council of the City of Taylor met on August 5, 2008 at City Hall, 400 Porter St., Taylor, Texas.  Mayor Rod Hortenstine declared a quorum and called the special meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. with the following present:

 

Mayor Pro Tem Ella Jez                                      Frank Salvato, City Manager

Council Member Bernabe Gonzales                    Assistant City Manager, Jim Dunaway

Council Member Donald Hill                              City Clerk, Susan Brock

Council Member John McDonald                      


REGULAR AGENDA – REVIEW/DISCUSS & CONSIDER/ACTION:
           

 

1.      DISCUSS AND CONSIDER ACTION RELATED TO THE 2008/2009 FY BUDGET WHICH INCLUDES THE EFFECTIVE RATE CALCULATIONS.
Mr. Salvato continued the discussion with Council regarding the budget for fiscal year 2008/2009.

2.      AD VALOREM TAX RATE AND 2008/2009 BUDGET.
After some discussion on calculations and future needs, Mayor Pro Tem Jez moved to establish the upper limit of the ad valorem tax rate at 0.7900 and Council Member Hill seconded the motion.  Mayor Hortenstine called for a record vote: Mayor Pro Tem Jez voted AYE; Council Member Gonzales voted AYE; Council Member McDonald voted AYE; Council Member Hill voted AYE; and the Mayor voted AYE.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

By law, municipalities are required to have two public hearings on the ad valorem tax rate and budget.  Council Member McDonald moved to set the public hearings for August 14 and August 26 at 6:00 pm to be held at City Hall.  Council Member Gonzales seconded the motion.  VOTE:  Five voted AYE.  Motion passed.

 

ADJOURN

With no further business, Mayor Hortenstine adjourned the meeting at 6:10 p.m.


                                                                                                     

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                                                                                                      Rod Hortenstine, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

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Susan Brock, City Clerk