NOTICE OF 2019 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR CITY OF CLUTE

A tax rate of $0.625000 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of CITY OF CLUTE. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.
The governing body of CITY OF CLUTE proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of expanding services to the Public including a proposed new Senior’s program in the Parks Department. These funds will also be used to offset increasing insurance costs associated with expanded Windstorm Coverage for City facilities and a Healthcare Insurance cost increase. The remaining increase in revenue is a means to offset the loss of Right of Way Rental Fee (formerly known as Franchise Fee) revenues which were cut following
the 86th Legislative Session. Those funds were previously paid by large telecommunications providers and were essentially halved during the last session. For Clute, the loss of those revenues was approximately
analogous to the costs associated with the salary and benefits of a full time police officer plus ½ of a patrol
vehicle.

PROPOSED TAX RATE

$0.625000 per $100

PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE

$0.625000 per $100

EFFECTIVE TAX RATE

$0.602605 per $100

ROLLBACK TAX RATE

$0.640179 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for CITY OF CLUTE from the same properties in both the 2018 tax year and the 2019 tax year.
The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that CITY OF CLUTE may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.
YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED 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
Brazoria County Tax Assessor-Collector
451 N Velasco Rm 150 in Angleton, Texas 77515
979-388-1320 roving@brazoria-county.com https://brazoriacountytx.gov/departments/tax-office
You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate: First Hearing: August 22, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Council Chambers at Clute City Hall located at 108 E Main
Street in Clute, Texas 77531.
Second Hearing: September 3, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Council Chambers at Clute City Hall located at 108 E Main Street in Clute, Texas 77531.