UPDATED: Friday, August 15, 2014 - 3:38pm
College Station, Texas (KWKT) — The College Station city council received a proposed 2015 budget last night.
If the budget passes, it would contain the first property tax increase in four years.
The tax increase is about 2.6 cents and for the average College Station home owner that means a 59 dollar and 59 cents increase.
The increase in property taxes will bring an additional $1.6 million to the city.
Assistant City Manager Jeff Kersten said, “One of the things we saw was some of the growth that we're seeing in the community with Texas A&M and Blinn College continuing to see enrollment growth that is bringing more people into town and that puts pressure on the various services.”
The council will conduct a series of in-depth budget workshops from Monday to Wednesday next week and have public hearing scheduled for September 3rd and 11th with the final adoption of the budget scheduled for September 22nd.