Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

The City of Fort Stockton will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total taxrevenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 4.78 percent. Your individual taxes mayincrease at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your propertyin relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate is adopted.

The first public hearing will be held on 08/26/2013 06:30 PM at City Hall, 121 W. Second, Fort Stockton, Texas.

The second public hearing will be held on 09/09/2013 06:30 PM at City Hall, 121 W. Second, Fort Stockton,Texas.

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

>For: COUNCILMEN Darren Hodges, Chris Alexander, Dino Ramirez, Allan Childs and Billy Jackson.

Against: 0

Present and not voting: 0

Absent: 0

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Fort Stockton last year was $61134 . Based onlast years tax rate of $0.4697 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average homewas $287.14. The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Fort Stockton this year is $61970. If the governing bodyadopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.4516 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed thisyear on the average home would be $279.85. If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $ 0.4732 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxesimposed this year on the average home would be $293.24.

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

Special Provisions if Applicable.

Criminal Justice Mandate (for counties):

The County Auditor certifies that Countyhas spent $0 in the previous 12 months beginning , for the maintenance and operations cost of keeping inmatessentenced to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. County Sheriff has provided information on these costs,minus the state revenues received for reimbursement of such costs.

Enhanced Indigents Health Care Expenditure (use if applicable):
The City of Fort Stockton spent $0 fromto on enhanced indigent health care at the increased minimum eligibility standards, less the amount of stateassistance. For the current tax year, the amount of increase above last year’s enhanced indigent health careexpendituresis $0.