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    August 17, 2020

    Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

    A tax rate of .629 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Bryan.

    • PROPOSED TAX RATE: $0.62900
    • NO-NEW REVENUE TAX RATE: $0.61628
    • VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE: $0.69871

    The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2020 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Bryan from the same properties in both the 2019 tax year and the 2020 tax year.

    The voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of Bryan may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate.

    The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that City of Bryan is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2020 tax year.

    A public hearing on the proposed tax rate will be held on September 8, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Bryan Municipal Office Building, 300 South Texas Ave., Bryan, TX.

    The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, City of Bryan is not required to hold an election at which voter approval of the rate. However, you may express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the City Council of City of Bryan at their offices or by attending the public meeting mentioned above.

    Your Taxes Owed Under Any of the Above Rates Can be Calculated as Follows:

    • property tax amount=(tax rate) X (taxable value of your property)/100

    The members of the governing body voted on the proposed tax increase as follows:

    FOR:

    • Andrew Nelson: Mayor
    • Reuben Marin: Councilmember Single Member District 1
    • Prentiss Madison: Councilmember Single Member District 2
    • Greg Owens: Councilmember Single Member District 3
    • Mike Southerland: Councilmember Single Member District 4
    • Brent Hairston: Councilmember Single Member District 5
    • Buppy Simank:Councilmember At Large Place 6

    AGAINST:

    PRESENT and not voting:

    ABSENT:

    The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.

    The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Bryan last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Bryan this year:

    2019 2020 Change
    Total Tax Rate (per $100 of value) $0.629990 $0.629000 decrease of $0.000990 OR 0.16%
    Average homestead taxable value $190,055 $198,750 increase of 4.57%
    Tax on average homestead $1,197 $1,250 increase of $53 OR 4.41%
    Total tax levy on all properties $34,124,371 $32,789,126 decrease of $1,335,245 OR 3.91%

    For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for City of Bryan at 979-775-9930 or taxoffice@brazoscountytx.gov, or visit https://brazos.countytaxrates.com for more information.

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