Public Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON TAX INCREASE

A tax rate of $0.495000 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Murphy.

PROPOSED TAX RATE


$0.495000 per $100


NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE


$0.485749 per $100


VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE


$0.513986 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 Murphy 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 Murphy 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 Murphy is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2021 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 7, 2021 AT 6:00 pm AT Murphy City Hall Council Chambers, 206 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, TX 75094.

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, City of Murphy 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 governing body of City of Murphy 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:



 
Mayor Scott Bradley                                   Mayor Pro Tem Ken Ohmann
Councilmember Elizabeth Abraham          Councilmember Jennifer Berthiaume Councilmember Andrew Chase                  Councilmember Sarah Fincanon

AGAINST the proposal:




 
PRESENT and not voting:



 

ABSENT:


Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Jené Butler



 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 Murphy last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Murphy this year.


 

2020


2021


Change


Total tax rate (per $100 of value)


$0.495000


$0.495000


increase of $0.000000 or 0.00%


Average Homestead taxable value


$395,131


$404,948


increase of $9,817, or 2.48%


Tax on average homestead


$1,955.90


$2,004.49


increase of $48.59 or 2.48%


Total tax levy on all properties


$13,163,983


$13,530,877


increase of $366,894, or 2.79%



 For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for City of Murphy at 972-547-5020 or taxassessor@collincountytx.gov, or visit www.murphytx.org for more information
 


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF MURPHY
PROPOSED BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022


 The City of Murphy will conduct a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 (FY22) Budget on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. at the Murphy Municipal Complex, City Council Chambers, 206 North Murphy Road, Murphy, Texas 75094.


This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $366,894 or 2.79%, and of that amount, $138,116 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.  

You have a right to attend the Public Hearing and make comments in person, via phone, or via video conferencing technology pursuant to section 551.127 of the Texas Government Code. Please review the agenda posting for the September 7, 2021, City Council meeting for information regarding how to attend the meeting via phone and/or video conferencing technology.

A copy of the FY22 Budget is on file with the City Secretary’s Office located at 206 North Murphy Road, Murphy, Texas 75094.  It is also available here on Murphytx.org.

Dated this 18th day of August, 2021.
Karen L. Montgomery
Finance Director
City of Murphy, Texas