Dilley proposes a tax rate for Fiscal Year 2016-2017
Dilley city council held a special meeting on August 29th, proposing to keep the tax rate at its current rate of $0.802301 per $100.
Finance Administrator/Interim City Manager Irma Rodriguez opened the discussion by proposing a 3 cent raise from last year’s rate to match the current rollback tax rate of $0.838560. The rollback rate is calculated using a year to year comparison of Maintenance and Operation (M&O) taxes, effective tax rates, and debt. The effective tax rate is calculated by a comparison of year to year appraisal rolls.
Rodriguez made her reasoning clear. “I would recommend the $0.838560, especially if we’re going to consider going with the certificates of obligation,” she said, referring to a loan of up to 3 million dollars the City of Dilley will be voting on in the coming weeks. Continue reading “Dilley City Council At Work – August 29”
Unless you checked Dilley City Hall’s front door after close of business on Friday (or refreshed their website), it was easy to miss the next scheduled city council meeting notice for Monday August 29th at 6pm- especially since city meetings are typically held on Tuesdays. The City of Dilley will be closed for 63 of the 72 hours until that meeting, which doesn’t leave much time to ask questions about specific items, such as:
A version of this article will appear in the Frio-Nueces Current on August 25, 2016.
La Salle County Commissioners Court takes
temperature of public opinion.
The La Salle County Commissioners Court hosted a public hearing on the evening of Thursday August 18th at the Alexander Convention Center in Cotulla. The topic was the proposed hospital and new tax district that would accompany the facility. Tax burdens, staffing difficulties, and transparency took center stage. Continue reading “Proposed Hospital Inflames La Salle County Residents”