Kemah City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to publish a proposed tax rate of $0.295831 per $100 valuation, the city's rollback tax rate for the 2012 tax year.
Adoption of a property tax rate exceeding the rollback allows for citizens to petition for a rollback election to reduce the rate. The city's 2011 tax rate was $0.25 per $100 valuation. Kemah's effective tax rate for 2012 is $0.250312 per $100 valuation, which is the amount the city would need to levy to draw revenues equal to the previous fiscal year.
Public hearings on the tax rate have been schedule for September 6 and September 13. The city council can consider a lower tax rate for adoption following the hearings.
The city council discussed, but took no action regarding the proposed FY2013 budget. The proposed budget includes total revenues of $4,020,514, with projected expenditures of $4,020,314. Revenues are based on a property tax rate of $0.250312, the city's effective rate. Budget
The city council voted 3-1, with Steve Mewborn opposed, to deny a reduced rental fee for the Community Center for the Christian Fellowship on September 11.
The city council voted 3-1, with Pat Buchanan opposed, to include assembly parking requirements in the parking ordinance.
The city council tabled action regarding approval of the Kemah Community Development Corporation's funding of repairs for a water tower.
The city council voted unanimously to approve the city's participation in the Gulf Coast Coalition of Cities and to pay an assessment of $0.15 per capita to the coalition.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Rhonda Trevino was absent. Agenda