Here’s what we are seeing flying across the screen and newspapers that affect Williamson County residents.
From Community Impact News, “homeowners in Cedar Park and Leander will pay lower property tax rates in fiscal year 2014–15 after both city councils approved new tax rates for their FY 2014–15 budgets in September. But despite the lower tax rates, higher property value assessments mean many homeowners will pay more in 2015 property taxes than they paid in 2014. According to the Williamson Central Appraisal District, in 2014 average Leander home values increased 13.7 percent, and average Cedar Park home values increased 12.4 percent compared with 2013. Cedar Park residents will pay a FY 2015 property tax rate of $0.485 per $100 of valuation, and Leander residents will pay a 2015 property tax rate of $0.65292 per $100 of valuation.”
From Community Impact News: “City Council voted Oct. 28 to postpone approval of an interlocal cooperation agreement for the Lone Star Rail District’s proposed passenger rail system and the creation of a transportation infrastructure zone, or TIZ.”
The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department will re-open San Jose Park at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 30. The public is invited to see recent improvements to this neighborhood park. Drinks and snacks will be provided. San Jose Park is located at 1707 San Jose near the intersection of Maple Street and E. 15th Street.
Get Ready to Vote! General Election Day is Nov. 4
If you are still determining how to vote or not sure what is on the ballot or not sure where to go, this voting guide resource might be helpful and here is a link to election resources, including where the polls are.