The Katy City Council held its first regular meeting since Tropical Storm Harvey on Monday night. The council extended the usual time limit for public comments from three to five minutes to allow area residents to voice concerns about Harvey’s repercussions.

Several area residents spoke regarding concerns about water runoff management and some asked officials to prioritize water management over city growth. Other agenda items included:

1. Budget hearings scheduled – A public hearing for the proposed fiscal year 2017-18 budget will be included in the next regular city council meeting to be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. The proposed budget is $26.1 million, compared to the city’s $24.5 million FY 2016-17 budget.

2. Katy property taxes – A public hearings will be held regarding the proposed 2017 tax rate of $0.48672 for each $100 valuation. If approved, the rate would be a two-cent decrease from the current rate of $0.50672 per $100 valuation.

The city announced that property within city limits was valued at almost $2.8 billion. Tax rate hearings will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the first held Sept. 21 and the second Sept. 26.

3. Software expenditure approved – The council approved a $12,000 contract with Xavus Solutions LLC for reservation and notification software for the city’s Senior Services Department.

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