Webster City Council on Tuesday voted 4-3, with Mayor Floyd Myers, Diana Newland and Alexandra Dietrich opposed, to approve, on first and final reading, an ordinance adopting the city’s FY2013 Budget.
The budget is based on a proposed tax rate of $0.28582 per $100 valuation, the same rate as in 2011.
“As submitted, the budget includes total resources of $33,702,520 and expenditures of $33,701,320, including use of fund balance; transfers between funds; and activities within the Webster Economic Development Corporation,” Finance Director Michael Rodgers said.
The city council voted 6-1, with Myers opposed, to propose a 2012 property tax rate of $0.28582 per $100 valuation.
The proposed rate will be considered for adoption on October 2. The city council may consider adoption of a rate lower than the proposed rate. If adopted, the rate would be lower than both the effective tax rate of $0.29308 per $100 valuation, and the rollback rate of $0.34790 per $100 valuation.
The city council voted 5-2, with Myers and Newland opposed, to approve the final reading of an ordinance making adjustments to the city’s utility rates and fees.
The city council voted unanimously to award a $55,148 mowing contract to Horticare Lawn Maintenance, including an alternate of $65 per hour for extra work.
The city council voted unanimously to indefinitely postpone adoption of a resolution committing General Fund reserves for certain purposes.
The city council voted unanimously to appoint Beverly Gaines as an alternate member of the Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
The city council voted 6-0-1, with Myers abstaining, to appoint Myers as representative and Bill Jones as alternate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council General Assembly.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda