The Board of Directors of the Lower Brushy Creek WCID will hold the final public hearing on the FY 2021 budget and tax rate.

Due to Covid-19 health, gathering and safety concerns, the meeting will be held via Zoom video teleconference at 7:30 a.m. Monday Aug. 24. Log in informationn is at the bottom of this post and the public is welcome to join.

District staff has recommended a 2-cents per $100 valuation tax rate to support the FY21 budget.

Over all income to the district is projected to be $2.77 million, which is $594,754 less than the previous year, a drop of more than 18%.
The total income for FY 21 includes: 
• $465,000 in anticipated tax revenues, $25,545 more than the previous year, largely due to new construction within the WCID.
• $2,307,900 in grants from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
• $1,800 in interest income.

Overall expenses are projected to be $2,738,300 which is $623,135 or 19.21% less than last years approved budget.

In addition to the public hearing, directors are also expected to accept a $1.17 million grant award from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board for repairs to Lower Brushy Creek sites 12 and 22. Site 22 is on the Holynok Creek on the eastern edge of the district. Site 12 is on Dry Brushy Creek at the southern edge of the district.

To view, listen and/or participate in the meeting, you may log in here. Meeting ID: 876 6156 1992  Passcode: 852008

To listen and/or participate in the meeting, you may also dial in at either of the following numbers: +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston), +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 876 6156 1992 Passcode: 852008

You can find the agenda and board packet here.

Final budget, tax rate approval on docket for next meeting