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Average Poth ISD taxpayer to see $73 spike in tax bill
Wilson County NewsSeptember 11, 2013 | 1,781 views | 5 comments
POTH -- Taxpayers in the Poth Independent School District (ISD) will see their property-tax bills increase by an average of slightly more than 7 percent, as a result of a unanimous decision by the district’s board of trustees during an Aug. 30 special meeting.
The board adopted an ad valorem tax rate of $1.1374 per $100 of taxable value. The rate comprises $1.04 being levied for maintenance and operations, with the remaining 9.74 cents being collected for debt service. The increased debt service -- or interest and sinking -- rate is necessary to make the first payment on a $3.9 million bond approved by voters in May.
According to the Wilson County Appraisal District, the average residential property in Poth ISD has a certified taxable value of $97,191. Therefore, the average tax bill will total $1,105.45. This is $72.70 more than last year’s average tax bill of $1,032.75, when the average taxable value was $96,150 and the ad valorem tax rate was $1.0741 per $100 of taxable value.
Prior to the board’s votes to approve the tax rate and the $8,756,105 budget that it will support, the board held a public hearing. Two area residents voiced opposition to the proposed tax-rate increase, which raises the total tax rate by 6.6 percent. Both asked the board to consider a smaller increase.
In attendance: Board members Wesley West, Wade Harris, Leroy Garza, Robert Kilgore, Liz Clancy-Hrna, and Darren Wiatrek; and Superintendent Scott Caloss.
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