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Pearland City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Pearland City Council on Monday voted unanimously to adopt a 2009 tax rate of $0.6526 per $100 valuation.

The rate, while no change from the current rate, will increase property tax revenues by 0.32 percent above the effective tax rate of $0.65049. The effective tax rate is the amount an entity would need to levy to bring in revenues equal to the previous budget year. The rollback rate for the year was $0.669486 per $100 valuation. Adoption of a rate exceeding the rollback rate allows citizens to file a petition to "roll back" the tax rate.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt the 2009-2010 Fiscal Year Budget.

The city council voted unanimously to deny, with prejudice, an application for a conditional use permit for an open air/flea market use for 16.176 acres located at 1414 North Main Street.

The property is currently zoned for light industrial use. A denial with prejudice requires the developer to wait for one year before bringing any land use change requests before the city.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a zoning change request to change a one-acre piece of property located at 2905 FM 1128 from Single Family Residential to a Neighborhood Services District. The request was made by Dr. Hugh Peter Patton, owner of the property.

The city council tabled action on a contract for the design and installation of audio/visual communications equipment for the public safety building.

The city council took no action regarding pending and potential litigation. The item was discussed during an executive session.

The city council took no action regarding the sale, lease, purchase or exchange of property. The item was discussed during executive session.

The city council voted unanimously to approve moving forward with proposed economic incentives for a prospective business. The item was discussed during executive session.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

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