City of Whitehouse facing budget cuts

The city of Whitehouse is proposing to keep its property tax rate level going into the upcoming fiscal year.

The City Council has proposed a rate on 2019 property values of 79.2891 cents per $100 of property valuation, a rate that is equal to the 2018 rate.

The proposal would raise revenue by $175,422 over the previous year, according to a legal notice. Of that mount, $62,592 is from new property added to the tax rolls.

The proposal is above the rollback rate — the rate above which taxpayers can petition for a tax election — of 77.6771 cents. If the city wanted to keep revenue level over the previous year, it would need to charge 76.0107 cents.

A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 27  in the City Council chambers, 311 E. Main St., Whitehouse.

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Government Reporter

Erin came to Tyler from Vermont, where she worked for VTDigger.org and previously the Rutland Herald. She received her B.A. in Economics and Spanish from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she also attended journalism school.

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