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Proposed Tax Rate Hearing 9/21/2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE
A tax rate of $0.747062 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of CITY OF
SWEENY.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.747062 per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $0.673262 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $0.747062 per $100

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2021 tax year that will raise the same amount of property
tax revenue for CITY OF SWEENY from the same properties in both the 2020 tax year and the 2021 tax
year.
The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that CITY OF SWEENY may adopt without holding an
election to seek voter approval of the rate.
The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that CITY OF SWEENY is
proposing to increase property taxes for the 2021 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 21, 2021 AT
6:00 PM AT City Hall at 102 W. Ashley Wilson, Rd., Sweeny, Texas 77480.

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, CITY OF SWEENY is not
required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate. However, you may
express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the City
Council of CITY OF SWEENY at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED
AS FOLLOWS:
Property tax amount= (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100
FOR the proposal: Sandra Blaine Bill Hayes
Brian Brooks John Rambo
Tim Pettigrew
AGAINST the proposal:
PRESENT and not voting: Mayor Jeff Farley
ABSENT:

The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit
the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.

The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by CITY OF
SWEENY last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by CITY OF
SWEENY this year.
2020 2021 Change
Total tax rate (per
$100 of value)
$0.701553 $0.747062 increase of $0.045509, or
6.49%
Average homestead
taxable value
$128,449 $137,051 increase of $8,602, or
6.70%
Tax on average
homestead
$901.14 $1,023.86 increase of $122.72, or
13.62%
Total tax levy on all
properties
$1,139,350 $1,290,174 increase of $150,824, or
13.24%
For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for CITY OF SWEENY at 979-864-1320
or taxoffice@brazoria-county.com, or visit www.brazoriacountytx.gov for more information.

Patriot Day, September 11, 2021

Today marks twenty years since that Tuesday morning when the United States was forever changed. On September 11, 2001, as ordinary people started their days in New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, cowardly and senseless acts of terrorism and hate stole 2,977 innocent lives, devastating families and communities.  People across the world were shocked by the cruelty and horror of the terrorist act, even as they were inspired by the bravery of the first responders. 

Over the course of that morning, our Nation lost family members, friends, loved ones, coworkers – each one with hopes and dreams. Twenty years later, we still feel the loss, the trauma, the pain, and the quest for justice. The images still within our collective memories. Planes piercing buildings.  Smoke filling skies.  Towers turning to dust.  The injured fleeing to safety.  The heroes rushing toward danger.

In the grief that followed, what Americans found was solace in one another. In one of our Nation’s darkest days, we united in the face of evil and uncertainty. And in the midst of the destruction, we witnessed incredible acts of bravery from law enforcement officers and first responders who charged into buildings to rescue their fellow Americans, to regular citizens who stepped up to help in a time of need.

The aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, proved that we are stronger together. Even as we continue to recover from this tragedy, we know for certain that there is nothing that America cannot overcome.  Through sorrow, with God’s help, we find strength.  Through remembrance, in God’s mercy, we find healing.  We move forward with resolve, forever cherishing the memories of the souls who perished that day. 

Today, I encourage my citizens in Sweeny to pause in remembrance of the innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001. As our city, state and nation united in the face of destruction and tragedy twenty years ago, let us once again remember the enduring patriotism that binds us together not only as a nation, but as A City With Pride. Together, we will be a guiding light for our future generations.

Therefore, I, Jeff Farley, Mayor of Sweeny Texas, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2021, to be Patriot Day in Sweeny and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.

Mayor Jeff Farley

Read the Mayor's Proclamation

Consumer Confidence Report 2020

The City of Sweeny's Consumer Confidence Report for 2020 is now available for viewing.   The City takes great pride in its water system and works hard to meet or exceed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ( TCEQ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.  Please view the 2020 Drinking Water Quality Report linked below for further information on our city's water system and water quality.  
2020 Consumer Confidence Report 
CITY OF SWEENY, TX

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102 W. Ashley Wilson Rd
P.O. Box 248 
Sweeny, TX 77480 
Phone: (979) 548-3321
Fax: (979) 548-7745
Email: info@sweenytx.gov
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