Tax Increase

The City Council voted to increase property taxes by doubling the tax rate from the prior year from the prior year’s rate of .219189 per $100 valuation to .443954 per $100 valuation – increasing (doubling) taxes by (per the city) 102%. without voter approval.

Redux: City Council Meeting, Tuesday November 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm, All Over Again

Redux: City Council Meeting to be “Re-Held” Tuesday November 1, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Correction: The City Attorney was listed on the agenda and anticipated to be present in the meeting. But, since the Mayor did not poll the virtual attendees, it is unclear as to whether the City Attorney was actually present at the …

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City Council Votes to Approve Massive Property Tax Increase, Denies Improprieties

City Council Votes to Approve Massive Property Tax Increase, Denies Improprieties At their August 20, 2022 City Council Meeting, the City Council voted to approve the largest single increase in property tax in the city’s history. Weighing in at 136%, the city will raise a total of $499,999. This amount includes an additional $290,235 over …

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City Council Meeting and Budget Hearing, Tuesday September 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm.

City Council Meeting and Budget Hearing, Tuesday September 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Click HERE for the City Council Meeting Agenda Click HERE for the Proposed City Budget The City Council for the City of Simonton will hold a two-part City Council meeting on September 20, 2022.  The first portion of the meeting will be …

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Tax Rate Transparency or Just Confusion on the City Website?

Was there Confusion or Transparency with the Tax Rate Increase on the Website? Update 09-15-2022: The City has corrected the potentially confusing information referred to in this article. Within hours after this article was publicly available, the official city website was edited in order to eliminate the confusion that had been discussed in it. Note …

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City Approves Huge Tax Rate Hike

The City of Simonton Doubles the Property Tax Rate To learn about potential petition opportunities, skip to the bottom of this article. Links provided. At the September 8, 2022 Special City Council meeting, the Council approved a doubling of local property taxes by raising the property tax from .219189/$100 valuation to .443954/$100 valuation.  As a …

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