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The Orange City Council met for its regular session on Tuesday.
On the agenda were items such as receiving the EDC budget.
The City approved a resolution to approve a EDC infrastructure grant with Childs Manufacturing and Building Supply.
On December 3, 2022, Gum Drop Shop will be held. The city council approved a motion authorizing the City Manager to enter into an agreement with the Stark Foundation. Gum Drop Shop will be like Art in the Park, except with a Christmas theme.
You can hear more about it at 6:44 in the meeting
The Texas Speaker of the House, Dade Phelan may be renting an office in Orange City Hall. The council approved a lease agreement with Dade Phelan.
You can watch the city council session in its entirety below.
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County Tax Office releases updated Trust Property List
The Orange County Tax Office released its updated trust property list.
They are accepting minimum bid amounts only at this time. According to the tax district, if properties do not sell, the may be sold at a reduced amount at our next online tax resale auction in 2024.
Please call for more information. 409-882-7971
August 22nd Regular County Commissioners’ Court Agenda
The Orange County Commissioners’ Court will be holding its regular session on Tuesday at 2 PM in the Commissioners’ Courtroom. It is open to the public.
On the agenda are items such as the 2nd Quarter Tax Abatement Report from CP Chem/Golden Triangle Polymers; a discussion on a resolution nominating a candidate to the Orange County Appraisal District Board of Directors.
Orange County Commissioners’ Court to Hold Public Hearing on Property Tax Increase
The Orange County Commissioners’ Court will be holding a public hearing on a potential increase in property taxes for the 2024 fiscal year.
According to the County, the proposed rate is greater than the “no-new-revenue rate” and is considered a tax increase under the rules adopted by the 86th Texas Legislature. The new proposed rate is $.5220 per $100 (the current rate is $.5320 per $100), the County would need to set the rate at $.4695 per $100 for it not to be considered a tax increase.
Since the new rate does not meet or exceed $.6108 per $100, the county does not need to hold an election to seek voter approval of the rate.
The current rate potentially raised $38,883,176 for 2023 and the new rate will raise $43,130,851. The new rate will also increase the average tax by $74.75 a year in county taxes.
The public hearing will be held Tuesday morning at 10 AM at 123 S 6th Street and is open to the public.
The Court will also discuss the proposed FY2024 Budget