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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

Post Date:08/02/2017 1:20 PM

The City of Conroe will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 0.14 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The first public hearing will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Conroe City Hall, 300 W. Davis Street. 

The second public hearing will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at Conroe City Hall, 300 W. Davis Street.  

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

FOR:  Council Member Duane Ham, Council Member Seth Gibson, Council Member Guy Martin

AGAINST: None 

PRESENT and not voting: Mayor Toby Powell

ABSENT: Mayor Pro Tem Duke Coon, Council Member Gil Snider 

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in City of Conroe last year was $210,382. Based on last year's tax rate of $0.4175 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $878.34. 

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in City of Conroe this year is $218,105. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.4169 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $909.28. 

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.4175 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $910.59.

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