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Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6

Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6

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  • Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6

    Monday, October 10, 2022 @ 6:30 PM

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Notice About 2022 Tax Rates

Property Tax Rates in Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6.

This notice concerns the 2022 property tax rates for Ellis County ESD No. 6.

This notice provides information about two tax rates used in adopting the current tax year’s tax rate. The no-new-revenue tax rate would impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. In most cases, the voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt without holding an election. In each case, these rates are calculated by dividing the total amount of taxes by the current taxable value with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.

This year’s no-new revenue tax rate ............................. $0.059070/$100.
This year’s voter-approval tax rate ............................... $0.061380/$100.
To see the full calculations, please visit ecesd6.org for a copy of the Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet.

Unencumbered Fund Balances

The following estimated balances will be left in the taxing unit’s accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by corresponding debt obligation.
Type of Fund
Balance
General Fund
$598,000.00

Current Year Debt Service

The following amounts are for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from upcoming property tax revenues:

Description of Debt None
Principal or Contract Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes N/A
Interest to be Paid from Property Taxes N/A
Other Amounts to be Paid N/A
Total Payment N/A

Total required for FY23 debt service $ 0.00
- Amount (if any) paid from funds listed in unencumbered funds $ 0.00
- Amount (if any) paid from other resources $ 0.00
- Excess collections last year $ 0.00
= Total amount to be paid from taxes in ___ $ 0.00
+ Amount added in anticipation that the taxing unit will collect only ___% of its taxes in ____ $ 0.00
= Total Debt Levy $ 0.00

This notice contains a summary of the no-new-revenue and voter-approval calculations as certified by Richard Rozier, Ellis County Tax Assessor/Collector.

Visit Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE

This notice only applies to a taxing unit other than a special taxing unit or municipality.

A tax rate of $0.064054 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6.

PROPOSED TAX RATE:                     $0.064054 per $100

NO-NEW REVENUE TAX RATE:       $0.059070 per $100

VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE:       $0061380 per $100

DE MINIMIS RATE:                            $0.08594 per $100

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2022 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 from the same properties in both the 2021 tax year and the 2022 tax year.

The voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate that Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate, unless the de minimis rate for Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 exceeds the voter-approval tax rate for Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6.

The de minimis rate is the rate equal to the sum of the no-new-revenue maintenance and operations rate for Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6, the rate that will raise $500,000, and the current debt rate for Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6.

The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2022 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON Monday, August 22, 2022, at 6:30 pm, at 1816 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX 75167.

The proposed tax rate is greater than the voter-approval tax rate but not greater than the de minimis rate and does not exceed the rate that allows voters to petition for an election under Section 26.075, Tax Code. If Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 adopts the proposed tax rate, Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 is not required to hold an election so that the voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate and the qualified voters of the Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 may not petition the Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 to require an election to be held to determine whether to reduce the proposed tax rate.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE TAX RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

Property tax amount = ( tax rate ) x ( taxable value of your property ) / 100

FOR the proposal: James Malone, Bill Howell, Rick Beer, and Randy Johnston

AGAINST the proposal: None

PRESENT and not voting: None

ABSENT:  Chuck McCormack

Visit Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

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 Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 last year to the taxes proposed to the be imposed on the average residence homestead by Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 this year.

 

2021

2022

Change

Total tax rate (per $100 of value)

$0.071100

$0.064054

Decrease of $0.0007046 per $100, or -9.91%

Average homestead taxable value

$259,780

$289,404

Increase of 11.40%

Tax on average homestead

$184.70

$185.37

Increase of $0.67, or 0.36%

Total tax levy on all properties

$1,060,666.56

$1,202,405.47

Increase of $141,738.91 or 13.36%

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the Tax Assessor for Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 at 972-825-5150 or richard.rozier@co.ellis.tx.us or visit https://www.co.ellis.tx.us/82/Tax-Assessor-Collector.

 

 

Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 (ECESD 6) was created by popular vote of the property owners of its predecessor, Ellis County Rural Fire Prevention District No. 7.  The District’s geographic area is defined by that portion of the Waxahachie Independent School District which lies outside the city limits of Waxahachie.  Today, that geographic area measures approximately 140 square miles.  (See “Maps” page.)

An Emergency Services District (ESD) is a grassroots political subdivision created by voters in a defined area to fund fire protection, emergency medical services, or both. More than 300 such districts are now operating in Texas.  ESD's are authorized by the Texas Constitution, Health & Safety Code, Title 9, Chapter 775 and they may levy a tax rate of no more than 10 cents per $100 of property value in their district.  For a home on the tax rolls at $150,000, that is an annual tax of $150, or $12.50 a month.

ESD 6 provides funding for two departments, the Forreston Volunteer Fire Department stationed in Forreston, Texas and the Ellis County ESD 6 Volunteer Fire Department operating two stations in the Waxahachie area.  (See MAPS page.)  ESD 6 VFD is a blended department staffed by volunteers, compensated volunteers and paid personnel who staff a station around the clock.

Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 is governed by an appointed board of five commissioners.  They oversee the efforts of devoted firefighters who seek to build a safer future through effective partnerships with local, state and federal agencies to save lives, protect property and reduce the effects of disasters through preparedness, prevention, planning, response, and recovery activities.

Ellis County Emergency Services District No. 6 Board of Commissioners meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Ellis County Emergency Services District 6 Station 1, located at 1816 FM 66, Waxahachie, Texas 75167. The public is welcome to attend these open meetings.

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