Williamson County commissioners propose maximum tax rate for fiscal year 2018-19

The Williamson County Commissioners Court meets most Tuesdays at the county courthouse on the Square in downtown Georgetown.

The Williamson County Commissioners Court meets most Tuesdays at the county courthouse on the Square in downtown Georgetown.

Williamson County Commissioners Court set a proposed maximum tax rate Tuesday for the county's fiscal year 2018-19 but will still have to formally adopt the rate at a later meeting.

The proposed rate was approved by a vote of 4-0 at $0.466529 per $100 of taxable valuation—the same as the county's current tax rate that was adopted last year. Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long was not present during the meeting.

“This is the maximum rate we can go, [but] it’s not the rate we might adopt,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey said. “All it does is set a ceiling.”

The court will vote to adopt the rate during its Aug. 28 meeting. The court can vote to keep the proposed rate or select a lower rate, said Larry Gaddes, the county's tax assessor.

The proposed tax rate is the combined total tax rate including maintenance and operations, interest and shrinking, and road and bridge taxes, Gaddes said.

The court will also hold two public hearings on the proposed rate during its next two regular meetings on Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. at 710 S. Main St., Georgetown.


MOST RECENT

Retail businesses likely coming to acreage just east of Lake Pflugerville

A 4.7-acre plat of land located on the southeast corner of Weiss Lane and Jesse Bohls Road east of Lake Pflugerville has been rezoned to a retail district.

How healthy are these 5 Central Texas counties?

Williamson County ranked as one of the top counties in Texas and the top county in Central Texas when measuring length and quality of life. Travis County ranked next in the grouping.

The PfISD agreement comes as part of a yearslong initiative by Austin officials aimed at affordable early child care for Austin and Travis County residents. (Adobe Stock)
Austin officials allocate money to help underwrite Pflugerville classroom

Austin City Council on June 3 unanimously voted to send up to $16,000 to Pflugerville ISD to cover startup costs for a new pre-K classroom.