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City considers lower tax rate
By Ashley Davenport
LA VERNIA -- Members of the La Vernia City Council continue refining the proposed 2013-14 city budget and property-tax rate. They worked again Aug. 26 during a budget workshop, according to City Secretary/Treasurer Angela Cantu.
The tax rate may decrease to 19.92 cents per $100 of appraised value, with 17.74 cents allocated for maintenance and operations and 2.18 cents for debt service, Cantu said. Last year’s rate was 20.08 cents per $100, with 17.74 cents for maintenance and operations and 2.34 cents for debt service.
Some general topics of the workshop included potential new positions in the administration, and possible new police vehicles, Cantu said. Included in the discussion was a possible 3-percent pay increase for all city employees.
The next council meeting to discuss the proposed budget and property-tax rate is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12.
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