ORDINANCE  NO. 2023-07 – AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SEYMOUR, TEXAS LEVYING AD VALOREM TAXES FOR FY 2023-2024, AT $0.43625 PER $100 DOLLAR VALUATION FOR PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS REPRESENTING A LEVY OF 0.43625/$100 FOR OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, NOTING THAT THIS TAX RATE IS HIGHER THAN THE  2022 VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE OF 0.36059; PROVIDING DUE AND DELINQUENT DATES; PENALTIES AND INTEREST; RECORDING THE ROLL CALL VOTE OF COUNCIL AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Jan 23, 2024

ORDINANCE  NO. 2023-07

 
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SEYMOUR, TEXAS LEVYING AD VALOREM TAXES FOR FY 2023-2024, AT $0.43625 PER $100 DOLLAR VALUATION FOR PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS REPRESENTING A LEVY OF 0.43625/$100 FOR OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, NOTING THAT THIS TAX RATE IS HIGHER THAN THE  2022 VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE OF 0.36059; PROVIDING DUE AND DELINQUENT DATES; PENALTIES AND INTEREST; RECORDING THE ROLL CALL VOTE OF COUNCIL AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEYMOUR, TEXAS THAT:

SECTION 1. There be and is hereby levied for the year 2023 on all taxable property, real, personal and mixed, situated within the corporate limits of the City of Seymour, Texas, and not exempt by the Constitution of the State and valid State laws, a tax of  0.43625 cents on each one hundred dollars ($100.00) assessed value of taxable property, and shall be apportioned and distributed as follows: representing a levy of 0.43625/$100 for operations and maintenance requirements, requirements of the municipal government of the City. 
      
SECTION 2. That this tax rate is higher than the 2022 Voter- Approval Tax Rate and will raise more taxes for Maintenance and Operations than last year’s tax rate.
 
SECTION 3. All ad valorem taxes shall become due and payable on October 1, 2023, and all ad valorem taxes for the year 2023 shall become delinquent after January 31, 2024.  If any person fails to pay the ad valorem taxes on or before the 31st day of January 2024, the penalties and interest as set forth under Section 33.01 of the Texas State Property Tax Code shall apply.

 
SECTION 4.Taxes are payable to the Baylor County Appraisal District, 211 North Washington, Seymour, Texas according to contract. The City shall have available all the rights and remedies provided by law for the enforcement of the collection of taxes levied under this ordinance.

SECTION 5. The tax roll as presented to the City Council, together with any supplement thereto are hereby approved. 

SECTION 6This Ordinance shall become effective upon its adoption on first and final reading.

Motion to adopt Ordinance # 2023-07 , made by Council

Member __________________________________ .

Second by Council Member __________________________________

Passed by the Following Roll-Call Voice Vote:  

Council Member Lan Winn, Place 1                    ________

Council Member Skyler Henricks, Place 2              ________  

Council Member Debbie Gillispie, Place 3         ________  

MPT Monty Glass, Place 4                                                ________

Council Member Billy Henricks, Place 5           ________

Ayes recorded __________                        Nays _________

DULY PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEYMOUR, TEXAS ON THE 21st DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2023.


 
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                               Mayor Mark McCord    
 

 ATTEST:

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Conchita Torrez, City Sec. TRMC