A public hearing on the proposed Brenham city tax rate is on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting of the Brenham City Council.

The council will take public comment on the proposed rate of 51.7-cents per hundred dollars valuation—which is the same rate as this past year, but will generate more tax revenue due to an increase in property values.

The rate will be voted on at a special council meeting, Monday September 17th, with the second reading set for Thursday the 20th.

Also at Thursday’s meeting, the council will go into executive session to discuss a successor to the late Weldon Williams, who died in June.  They are also expected to discuss the at-large position of Councilman Charlie Pyle, who has been absent since suffering a major heart attack in March.

The council could take a vote on the positions following the closed session.

Also in executive session, the council is expected to discuss the purchase of land for a future second fire station.  The three acres of land is located south of Highway 290 on Chappell Hill St.

The city council is also expected to approve the upcoming budget for the Washington County Appraisal District.  They will also discuss requests from the Appraisal District for funds from Accumulated Funds and from Contingency Funds.

The Brenham City Council meets Thursday afternoon at 1:00 in council chambers at City Hall on West Vulcan Street.


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