Public Meeting Minutes: September 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM - SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING

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September 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM - SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING Minutes

September 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM - SPECIAL PUBLIC HEARING
1. Hearing Called to Order and Roll Call
1.1. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Approve Hearing Agenda
3. Public Hearing:
3.1. Discuss, Consider and Receive input on the District's 2015-2016 Budget.
Discussion:  Matt O'Daniel, chair of Finance Committee briefly explained the committee approach to setting the budget and the tax request. Mrs. Johnson provided an overview of the budget for each fund and the reasons for increases.
3.2. Discuss, Consider, and Receive Input from Public on the 2015-2016 Tax Request.
Rationale: 

General Fund Property Tax Request: $6,034,848.42
Property Tax Rate: $0.950034

Bond Fund Tax Request: $486,684.84
Property Tax Rate: $0.076616

Special Building Fund Tax Request: $160,410.10
Property Tax Rate: $0.025252

QCPUF Fund Property Tax Request: $328,282.83
Property Tax Rate: $0.051680

  TOTAL TAX RATE: $1.103582 (vs. 2014-2015 @ $1.137671)

Discussion:  Mrs. Johnson shared an overview of the tax request highlighting that the asking is 3 cents lower than last year. President Dywer invited the public to provide input and comment. Kathy Rhea indicated that although the levy is reduced those that own agriculture land are paying considerably more taxes because of increased valuation.
4. Adjourn
Discussion:  President Dwyer closed the hearing at 7:10 p.m.
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