Hill College

Tax Notice

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

Hill College 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 7.982725 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). 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.

The first public hearing will be held on September 1, 2015 at 12:00 noon in the College Board Room, Hill College, 112 Lamar Drive, Hillsboro, Texas.

The second public hearing will be held on September 8, 2015 at 12:00 noon in the College Board Room, Hill College, 112 Lamar Drive, Hill College, Hillsboro, TX.

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

FOR:

David Teel
Bill Galiga
Tony Marley
Karen Brackin
Dr. Bill Auvenshine
Dwight Lloyd
Jolene Lehmann
Rick Sullins
Kent Eubank
Charles Bryant
Dr. Allan Lane 

AGAINST:

None

PRESENT and not voting:

ABSENT:

Jim Cato

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Hill College’s jurisdiction last year was $91,665. Based on last year's tax rate of $0.089479 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $82.02.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Hill College’s jurisdiction this year is $95,852. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.086136 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $82.56.

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.093012 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $89.15.

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

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"Appraised value" is the amount shown on the appraisal roll and defined by Section 1.04(8), Tax Code.

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"New property" is defined by Section 26.012(17), Tax Code.

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"Taxable value" is defined by Section 1.04(10), Tax Code.