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2017 Property Tax Rate


NOTICE OF 2017 TAX YEAR PROPOSED
PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR THE CITY OF CLUTE

NOTICE OF 2017 TAX YEAR PROPOSED
PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR THE CITY  OF CLUTE

A tax rate of $0.625000 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by  the governing body of
the 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 the City of Clute proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate
increase for the purpose of adding one patrol officer position to the Police Department; Provide
a 5% salary increase for police officers to compete with surrounding cities; Provide a 3% increase
for all other employees to compete with area market conditions.

PROPOSED TAX RATE:                    $0.625000 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE:   $0.643000 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE:                   $0.602423 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE:                  $0.642396 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property  tax revenue for
the City of Clute from the same properties in both the 2016 tax year and the 2017 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that the 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) 864-1838
roving@brazoria-county.com

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed
tax rate:

First Hearing:  August 24, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Clute City Hall located at 108 E Main St in
Clute, Texas 77531.

Second Hearing:  September 5, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Clute City Hall located at 108 E Main St in
Clute, Texas 77531.