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Pasadena City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/photos courtesy PasadenaTV
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to schedule public hearings for September 19 and October 5 to receive comments regarding the city’s proposed property tax rate of $0.584259 per $100 valuation for the 2017 Tax Year.

The public hearing on September 19 will be held at 6 p.m., while the hearing on October 3 will be held at 10 a.m.

Council Member Thomas Schoenbein noted that some agendas had an incorrect tax rate listed, and noted the correct rate of $0.584259.

Council Member Cody Ray Wheeler stated that the current tax rate is $0.575 per $100 valuation, and that the proposed tax rate is a $0.009 increase.

“So, the property tax rate increase is less than a penny,” Wheeler said. Listen (2:29)

Council Member Don Harrison asked whether an amendment would be required to clarify the typo. However, it was determined that the resolution had a correct amount.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt, on first reading, the city’s FY2018 Budget. Proposed Budget

The city council voted unanimously to approve progress payments on several contracts underway in the city, including:

  • $193,993 to G W Phillips Concrete Construction, Inc. for the Bearle Street Reconstruction Project
  • $133,903 to Mar-Con Services, LLC for the West Lane Reconstruction Project
  • $342,770 to Mar-Con Services, LLC for the Thornwood Drainage Improvements Project
  • $7,220 to McKinney Construction, Inc. for the State Highway 225 Waterline Phase I Project
  • $105,713 to Peltier Brothers Construction, LTD for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Consolidation Project, Phase I
  • Payments of $71,612 and $65,562 to RAC Industries, LLC for the 2017 On Call Paving & Drainage Improvements Project
  • $21,945 to Southwest Signal Supply, Inc. for the Traffic Signal Flasher Project
  • $24,246 to Southwest Signal Supply for the Spencer Highway Traffic Signal Improvements Project
  • $179,303 to Transtex Construction, LLC for the Jasmine Street Paving & Drainage Improvements Project

The city council voted unanimously to approve payment of miscellaneous claims and invoices, with Cary Bass abstaining on items related to Bass & Meineke.

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

During the meeting, council members spoke on the response to Hurricane Harvey. Listen (17:07)


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