Haslet City Council approves budget for upcoming year

Posted Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The good news for Haslet taxpayers is the rate they’ll pay in the coming year isn’t going up. But there’s a catch: The overall tax revenues are down.

The Haslet City Council adopted a $2.77 million budget at its Sept. 16 meeting. Along with the budget, the council adopted a tax rate of 32.99 cents per $100 of assessed property value.

It’s the same rate as last year, but declines in property tax revenue due to the devaluation of 100 gas wells mean the city will have $117,000 (10.8 percent) fewer funds to work with than in fiscal 2013.

“As a result of that decision, there are no new/notable projects in this upcoming budget,” Mayor Bob Golden said.

Still, the city is headed in a positive direction, Golden said. And newly hired City Administrator Jim Quin, who was hired last month, has inspired the confidence of staff and elected officials in his short time on the job, Golden said.

“The Council is impressed with the experience and leadership he brings to his role of handling the day-to-day administration of our city,” Golden said.

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