Buda City Council Approves FY 2017-2018 Tax Rate And Budget

Last night Buda City Council held a regular meeting to approve tax rate and FY 2018 budget which includes the following expenditures…

BUDA, TX – The Buda City Council unanimously approved the FY 2017-18 Tax Rate and Budget at the September 19, 2017 council meeting.

 

FY 2017-18 Tax Rate

  • The 2017-18 tax rate is .3673 (2016-17 current tax rate is .3704 per $100 of valuation) 
  • 2017 Total Taxable Value is $1,561,827,449.  Taxable value to City is $1,465,308,416. 
  • A tax rate of .3673 will generate $5,736,592 in total revenue (.2614 I&S = $4,082,617 and .1059  M&O = $1,653,975)
  • The current 2017-2018 budget includes revenues at a tax rate of .3673. For a homeowner with an average value of $228,000 last year compared to the average value of $242,000 in 2017, tax rate cost will be $42 more per year, or $3.50 per month.
  • The overall tax rate decreased from the current year.  A decrease of $.0134 occurred on the maintenance and operations (M&O) portion of the tax rate, and the debt portion of the tax rate increased by $.0103 over the current year.  The debt increase is due to the increased debt payments required for the City’s debt issuance for the $55 million bond program that was approved by voters in the November 2014 election. At a tax rate of .3673, the City will generate $277,401 more property tax revenue than the previous year.  Total taxable value to the City increased by $67.72 million over last year, and the maintenance and operations revenue is estimated to be $1.65 million.

Budget Breakdown

  • Revenue: $29,052,564, excluding capital improvement
  • Expenditure: $31,820,808, excluding capital improvement

FY 2017-18 Budget Expenditures

  • Capital Improvement Expenditures: $60,465,588 — Link to Capital Improvement Plan FY 2017-18 thru FY 2021-22 http://bit.ly/2wABWIi
  • Budget includes the following expenditures:
    • General Fund – $12,149,928
    • Interest & Sinking – $6,363,095
    • Water -$3,438,391
    • Wastewater – $5,409,149
    • Sanitation – $1,543,257
    • Other including LGC, Hotel/Motel, Library Spec. Rev., etc. – $2,916,988
  • Total Budget: $92,286,396

 


 

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