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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