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Public Noitce - Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase - City of Mount Vernon - 8/23/2012

The City of Mount Vernon will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 2.3% (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax rate calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code).  Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The first public hearing will be held on August 28, 2012 at 5:30p.m.

The second public hearing will be held on September 4, 2012 at 5:30p.m.

The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:

FOR: 5
AGAINST: 0
PRESENT and not voting: 0
ABSENT: 0


The average taxable value of a residence homestead in the City of Mount Vernon last years was $70,441.00 (average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the preceding tax year, disregarding residence homestead exemptions available only to disabled persons or persons 65 years of age or older).  Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.621476 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $437.77.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in City of Mount Vernon this year is $71,501.00 (average age taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the current tax year, disregarding residence homestead exemptions available only to disabled person or persons 65 years of age or older).  If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.621476 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $444.36.

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.621476 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $444.36 (tax on the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the current tax year, disregarding residence homestead exemptions available only to disabled persons or persons 65 years of age or older).

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.

Margaret Sears
Mayor

ATTEST:
Tina Rose
City Secretary