Hutto, Texas (August 1, 2019)The Hutto City Council voted Thursday, Aug. 1, to set a maximum proposed property tax rate of 63.1351 cents per $100 valuation for the fiscal 2020 budget.

“The council is focused on providing value in city services -- mainly public safety, streets and drainage and parks,” Hutto Mayor Doug Gaul said. “The city manager and his staff presented council with three tax rate options that would provide those services, and we’ve opted for the second option which we feel will best meet the needs of the city in a cost-effective and responsible way.”

The 63.1351 is lower than the rollback rate contained in the city manager’s budget proposal, which was one of three options presented by city staff in June. This rate will fund debt related to the November 2018 Bond Election as well as additional staff needed to deliver services associated with the bond election..

“Our CFO and her staff have done an outstanding job outlining options that provide for our residents while also allowing us to remain fiscally responsible to our taxpayers,” City Manager Odis Jones said. “We look forward to presenting the council with a new proposed budget on Aug. 15.”