West U Holds the Line on City Tax Rate
The City of West U is proposing the same tax rate as last year of $0.37411 per $100 valuation.
The West U City Council will vote on the proposed tax rate Oct. 22.
The city will hold a tax rate public hearing on Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
If the city council approves the same tax rate as last year, the average resident with a home value of $753,383 per $100 valuation will pay an additional $7.08 per month.
The proposed tax rate represents a tax increase because of changes in property values.
The Harris County Appraisal District appraised the total value of West U at $4,432,717,622 and $4,115,298,432 of total taxable value.
The council held a budget workshop on Saturday to review the proposed 2013 operating budget. Council is expected to adopt its budget on Oct. 22.
Residents will not see an increase in water and sewer rates in 2013 and the city is not proposing an increase in solid waste fees.
The parks and recreation department is proposing a decrease in membership fees for 2013.
The parks department is proposing that the combination individual annual membership to the West U Recreation Center and Colonial Park Pool be lowered from $250 to $230. The combination couple annual membership to both facilities may be lowered from $350 to $320 and the combination family annual membership may be lowered from $470 to $430.
The parks department is also recommending that the non-resident option for use of the city’s tennis courts be eliminated from the city’s fee schedule.