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Floresville to see half-cent tax-rate increase


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Floresville city Councilman Jim Miller makes a presentation during an Aug. 27 budget workshop.


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Wilson County News
September 4, 2013
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FLORESVILLE -- As a result of nine hours of budget workshops over three consecutive days, the Floresville City Council has crafted a budget that will result in a 0.55-cent increase in the city’s ad valorem tax rate. The council formally announced the consensus during one of two public hearings held during an Aug. 28 special meeting.

A second public hearing on the tax rate is set for Thursday, Sept. 5, with both the budget and tax rate set for adoption Sept. 12.

The council agreed to propose setting a tax rate equal to the rollback rate of 32.33 cents per $100 of taxable value. This is the maximum rate that can be adopted without citizens having the option to petition for a special election aimed at lowering the rate.

According to the Wilson County Appraisal District, the average taxable value of all residential property within the Floresville city limits was certified at $101,398. Therefore, if the council adopts the proposed rate, it would mean an average tax bill of $327.82. This is a $5.23 increase over last year’s average tax bill of $322.59, when the average taxable value was $101,508 and the tax rate was 31.78 cents per $100 of taxable value.

During the Aug. 27 budget workshop, the council reached the following compromises related to the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014:

•$65,000 for merit raises of 1 to 3 percent for all 43 employees accounted for in the city’s general fund, who are not included in the police department’s collective bargaining agreement.

•Changing the employee health-insurance plan from one that is fully funded after employees reach their annual deductible, to one that is 80-percent funded. This will save an estimated $45,000.

•Leasing one new vehicle for the Floresville Police Department, at a cost of approximately $12,000 per year for three years.

•Changing the part-time municipal court clerk to full-time status, following a recommendation from previous financial audits, at an estimated additional cost of $11,138.

•Reserves of $82,775, consistent with the city’s insolvency plan.

Also during the meeting, the council voted to ratify emergency expenditures not to exceed $30,000 for emergency water and sewer-related repairs. (See “City to fix leaking lift station, ” Aug. 28. http://www.wilsoncountynews.com/article.php?id=53181 )

In attendance: Floresville Mayor Diana Garza and councilmen Jim Miller, Eric Rodriguez, John W. Guerrero, Sherry Martinez Castillo, and Mario Morones; Interim City Manager Reggie Winters, Assistant City Secretary Monica Cordova, City Comptroller Lara Feagins, Project Manager for New Development Andrew Barrientes, Attorney Chris Hugg of the Law Offices of Louis T. Rosenberg; Interim Executive Director Raymond “Ram” Ramirez and board member Jason Talley of the Floresville Economic Development Corp., and Gloria Estrada Martinez of the Lauro G. De Leon III Floresville Event Center.

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