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2017

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase


The BRAZORIA COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 3 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 4.83 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax 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 24, 2017 at 06:00 PM at the District's Manvel EMS Station located at 6931 Masters Road in Manvel, Texas 77578.


The second public hearing will be held on August 31, 2017 at 04:00 PM at the Rosharon Fire Station  located at 16435 FM 521 in Rosharon, Texas 77583


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

FOR:

Darrell Valusek

Matt Glaves

Frank Hagdorn

Mike Jones

AGAINST:

NONE

PRESENT and not voting:

Roy Beken

ABSENT:

NONE


The average taxable value of a residence homestead in BRAZORIA COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 3 last year was $161,546. Based on last year's tax rate of $0.100000 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $161.55.


The average taxable value of a residence homestead in BRAZORIA COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 3 this year is $170,170. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.095391 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $162.33.


If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.100000 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $170.17.


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


NOTICE OF TAX REVENUE INCREASE

The BRAZORIA COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 3 conducted public hearings on August 24, 2017 and August 31, 2017 on a proposal to increase the total tax recenues of the BRAZORIA COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 3 from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 4.83 percent.

The total tax revenue proposed to be raised last year at last year's tax rate of $0.100000 for each $100 of taxable value was $4,636,519.

The total tax revenue proposed to be raised this year at the proposed tax rate of $0.100000 for each $100 of taxable value, excluding tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $4,849,232.

The total tax revenue proposed to be raised this year at the proposed tax rate of $0.100000 for each $100 of taxable value, including tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $5,168,015.

The Board of Commissioners of BRAZORIA COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 3 is schedued to vote on the tax rate that will result in that tax increase at a public meeting to be held on September 11, 2017 at the Manvel Fire Station located at 6212 Masters Road in Manvel, Texas 77578 at 6:30 PM.

The Board of Commissioners of BRAZORIA COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 3 proposes to use the increase in total tax revenue for the purpose of providing adequate emergency services personnel, stations, and equipment to keep pace with the growth in the District.