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Friendswood City Council
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Friendswood City Council on Monday voted 6-1, with Jim Hill opposed, to adopt a tax rate of $0.527349 per $100 valuation for the 2017 Tax Year.

The rate reflects a decrease of 3.4 percent compared to the previous year's tax rate of $0.546 per $100 valuation. Of the total tax rate, revenues from $0.432349 per $100 valuation will fund operation of the city, while revenues of $0.095 per $100 valuation will be dedicated to payments on the city's bonded indebtedness.

The tax rate was adopted on first and final reading.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt, on first and final reading, the FY2018 Budget.

The budget projects revenues totaling $43,565,771, and total resources of $83,499,863, including fund balance. The budget anticipates expenditures totaling $56,304,137.

The city council voted 6-1, with Hill opposed, to ratify the property tax revenue reflected in the budget.

The city council voted unanimously to appoint Chiquita Taylor to the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Committee.

The city council voted unanimously to move forward regarding with seeking grant funds for flood mitigation/buyouts administered by the Texas Water Development Board.

The city council voted unanimously to nominate David Moss, Clay Morrison, Victor Pierson, Scott Brast and Kevin Corcoran for election to the Galveston Central Appraisal District Board of Directors.

The city council voted unanimously to nominate Mike Sullivan for election to the Harris County Appraisal District Board of Directors.

The city council voted unanimously to endorse the reappointment of Eric Froeschner, Dr. Ben Raimer and Dr. John Hackbarth, and appointment of Vanessa Johnson, to the Galveston County United Board of Health.

The city council voted 6-1, with Carl Gustafson opposed, to approve, on final reading, the rezoning of property at 212 East Parkwood Avenue from a Community Shopping Center District to a Community Shopping Center District with a specific use permit to allow construction of a wireless communications pole.

The city council voted 5-2, with Steve Rockey and John Scott opposed, to approve, on final reading, the rezoning of approximately 3.2 acres at 1757 South Friendswood Drive from an Office Park District to a Community Shopping Center District.

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




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