Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

August 22, 2019

Blinn College, Junior College District of Washington County 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 5.2 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax rate calculated under Tax Code, Chapter 26).  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.

First Public Hearing will be held on:

Tuesday, September 3 (noon) at Blinn College, Board Room, Administration Building, 802 Green St., Brenham, TX

Second Public Hearing will be held on:

Thursday, September 12 (5:30 p.m.) at Blinn College, Board Room, Administration Building, 802 Green St., Brenham, TX   

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

For: Board Chair Charles Moser, Board Vice Chair Jim Kolkhorst, Board Secretary Theodora Boehm, Randy Wells, Douglas Borchardt, Dan Gatewood, and Dennis Crowson.
Against:
Absent: Ann Horton
Abstained: Jason Jennings

2018 Tax Year
The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Blinn College, Junior College District of Washington County last year was $184,266 . Based on last year’s rate of $.0601 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes last year on the average home was $110.74.

2019 Tax Year
The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Blinn College, Junior College District of Washington County this year is $199,906 .

If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $.0528 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $105.55

If the governing body adopts the recommended tax rate of $.0560 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $111.95.

If the governing body adopts up to the rollback tax rate of $.0570 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $113.95.

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

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