Navasota residents are looking at slightly higher property taxes next year, after City Council voted to raise them this week.
After City Manger told Council last week that the city is in need of some work, he went through a list of projects and items required that he estimated would use up all of the current tax rate of 54 cents per one hundred dollars value.
As Mayor Pro-Tem Peter Canney observed, increasing taxes is a balancing act that was made difficult by the perfect storm of the recent storms and the extra maintenance the city is going through because of them.
When it came down to the numbers, Council decided to raise property taxes a penny, to 55 cents per one hundred dollars value, which Stafford said would help the city pay for the needed projects and equipment.
And you’ll have two chances to let Council know what you think during two public hearings in Navasota City Council Chambers at 6 o’clock, Monday night the 24th and Thursday night, September the 3rd.