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Average Poth ISD taxpayer to see $73 spike in tax bill




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September 11, 2013 | 1,769 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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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
September 13, 2013 11:49am
 
I am indeed a team player. As long as the goal of the team is to eliminate wasteful and unnecessary spending - and all the BS that goes with it. Well got to go now. We are gettin' out the pitchforks and torches.

 
T-Bone Pickens  
Poth  
September 12, 2013 3:50pm
 
So you are not for the lazy river? Spreadsheet updated - Muse is not a team player.

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
September 12, 2013 1:04pm
 
How about going to zero based budgeting and make every department justify every dollar every year. Has any government entity spent the same amount or even held the increase to the inflation or cost of living increase? Are they ... More ›

 
T-Bone Pickens  
Poth  
September 11, 2013 6:02pm
 
To heck with the athletic department. We need an acre sized lazy river pool. Let's just see if this school board has the guts to get something like this passed.

 
old pirate  
Poth  
September 11, 2013 5:51pm
 
Perhaps new renovation towards football field and or buildings supporting athletic dept. Artificial turf and possibly a indoor practice field.I like the idea for new baseball fields so Poth citizens can use the ones at the park ... More ›

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