Santa Fe City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to propose a property tax rate of $0.3383 per $100 valuation for the 2012 tax year.
The rate reflects a 7.5 percent increase above the effective rate of $0.3147 per $100 per valuation, which is the amount the city would need to levy to draw revenues equal to the previous fiscal year. The city's 2011 tax rate was $0.3114 per $100 valuation.
Santa Fe's charter limits the council to approving a larger than 7.5 percent increase. Public hearings will be held regarding the proposed rate on September 6 and September 13, at 6:30 p.m. The council could consider a tax rate equal to or lower than the proposed rate.
The city council voted to appoint Peggy Curtis to the Park and Recreation Board.
The city council voted to appoint Administrative Services Director Pam Wood as Section 3 Coordinator for the Texas General Land Office Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program.
The city council voted to approve a contract with the Galveston County Health District for water pollution control and abatement services.
The city council voted to approve, on final reading, an ordinance changing the zoning classification of 52.933 acres of land along FM 646 and Second Street from an Agricultural Residential District to a mix of Highway Commercial and Light Manufacturing districts.
All items were approved, with the exception of a request to abandon a triangular section of land located west of Cemetery Road, which was tabled. All votes were unanimous with Wanda Wagner absent. Agenda