FY2021 Budget / Tax Rate

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE

This notice only applies only to a taxing unit other than a special taxing unit or municipality with a population of less than 30,000, regardless of whether it is a special taxing unit.

PROPOSED TAX RATE$0.10per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE$0.0913per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE$0.929per $100
DE MINIMIS RATE$0.1394per $100

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2020 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for Blanco County Emergency Services District (ESD) No. 2 (name of taxing unit) from the same properties in both the 2019 tax year (preceding tax year) and the 2020 tax year (current tax year).

The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that Blanco County ESD No. 2 may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate, unless the de minimis rate for Blanco County ESD No. 2 exceeds the voter-approval rate for Blanco County ESD No. 2.

The de minimis rate is the rate equal to the sum of the no-new-revenue maintenance and operations rate for Blanco County ESD No. 2, the rate that will raise $500,000, and the current debt rate for Blanco County ESD No. 2.

The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that Blanco County ESD No.2 is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2020 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON Tuesday, August 18, 2020; 3:00 PM

Meeting Access Instructions
To join the meeting electronically, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81094867606 or you may join by telephone only by dialing (346) 248-7799 and entering Meeting ID# 810 9486 7606.

The proposed tax rate is greater than the voter-approval tax rate but not greater than the de minimis rate. However, the proposed tax rate exceeds the rate that allows voters to petition for an election under Section 26.075, Tax Code. If Blanco County ESD No. 2 adopts the proposed tax rate, the qualified voters of the Blanco County ESD No. 2 may petition the Blanco County ESD No. 2 to require an election to be held to determine whether to reduce the proposed tax rate. If a majority of the voters reject the proposed tax rate, the tax rate of the Blanco County ESD No. 2 will be the voter-approval tax rate of the Blanco County ESD No. 2.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE TAX RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:
Property tax amount = (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property / 100

FOR the proposal: A. Hall, L. McKirdy, M. Rieken, S. Scheffe, C. Struck
AGAINST the proposal:
PRESENT and not voting:
ABSENT:

The 86th Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.

The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by Blanco County ESD No. 2 last year to the taxes proposed to the be imposed on the average residence homestead by Blanco County ESD No. 2 this year.

20192020Change
Total tax rate (per $100 of value)$0.10 rate$0.10 rateIncrease of $0.00 per $100, or 0%
Average homestead taxable value$241,434$258,601Increase of $17,167 or 7.11%
Tax on average homestead$241$259Increase of $18 or 7.47%
Total tax levy on all properties$893,888$979,005Increase of $85,117 or 9.52%

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for Blanco County ESD No. 2 at 830 868-4013 or or visit www.blancocad.org.


The District serves 200 square miles with additional coverage for mutual aid and automatic aid.  The population is about 6000 people.  Within the District 10 % is residential, 3% commercial, and 87% is agriculture, wild land or undeveloped properties. The District includes one city, Blanco.  The City of has a population of 1,946 and is 3.4 square miles. The remainder of the District is rural and remote with large and small farms and ranches. Many of these are being developed into 50 to100 home subdivisions.  The Blanco River flows through the District and the District is bisected by a major U.S. Highway (US 281). The District is prone to droughts, floods, wildfires and automobile accidents. 

August 14, 2019 will be the Dedication and Open House for the new 10,000 square foot Fire & EMS station located at 431 Blanco Avenue, fulfilling the plans to have Fire and EMS function as a team for the benefit of the community.

The ISO rating in the City is 5. Homes more than 2 miles from the station usually have a rating of 10 due to the distance and lack of water.