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NOTICE OF 2016 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR THE VILLAGE OF SURFSIDE BEACH

The governing body of the VILLAGE OF SURFSIDE BEACH has proposed for adoption a tax rate of $0.359506 per $100 valuation. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two (2) public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate. The governing body of VILLAGE OF SURFSIDE BEACH proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of the maintenance and operations of the Village of Surfside Beach. More specifically, the tax increase will be spent to provide a competitive wage to city employees and to help maintain village equipment.

PROPOSED TAX RATE

$0.359506 per $100

PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE

$0.375204 per $100

EFFECTIVE TAX RATE

$0.340577 per $100

ROLLBACK TAX RATE

$0.359506 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for VILLAGE OF SURFSIDE BEACH from the same properties in both the 2015 tax year and the 2016 tax year. The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that VILLAGE OF SURFSIDE BEACH may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

CALCULATE YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES AS FOLLOWS:
property tax amount = (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

Ro'Vin Garrett, PCC

Tax Assessor-Collector

451 North Velasco, Room 150 Angleton,Texas 77515

979-864-1838

roving@brazoria-county.com

www.brazoria-county.com

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing:  August 23, 2016 at 07:00pm at the City Hall located at 1304 Monument Drive located in Surfside Beach, Texas 77541.

Second Hearing: August 30, 2016 at 07:00pm at the City Hall located at 1304 Monument Drive located in Surfside Beach, Texas 77541.

THIS PROPOSED BUDGET WILL RAISE MORE TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES THAN LAST YEAR’S BUDGET BY $66,543 OR 8.37%,, AND OF THAT AMOUNT, $27,314 IS TAX REVENUE TO BE RAISED FROM NEW PROPERTY ADDED TO THE TAX ROLL THIS YEAR.
Mon, 04 Jan 2016
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