Area residents, please educate your neighbors and friends and take them with you to vote this coming Saturday. It is extremely IMPORTANT to our surrounding community. Voting location information can be found at ESD11 website.
The Fire Department Adoption Of The 1% Sales Tax Is New, But That Fire Department’s Property Tax Is The Least Amount In Harris County. The Sales Tax Will Result In No Property Tax Increase And Keeps Your Money At Home To Provide Service. The take away here folks is this is not asking for a tax increase or a new tax. You are already paying this tax, choose where that tax money is allocated.
We support electing these hard working candidates back into office for another full term. Keep our community strong, keep what works. Vote Grundmeyer/LeBouef on Saturday, thank you!
Below is general information regarding the candidates-
Commissioner Lynn LeBouef
Lynn LeBouef is currently the Legislative and Regulatory Liaison for Community Health Systems, Division 2, after serving as President/CEO of Tomball Regional Medical Center September since 2005. He had served as a department director for eighteen years before moving into Administration. In 1996, LeBouef was named Executive Vice-President/Assistant Administrator and then Chief Operating Officer in 2001. Lynn is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Lone Star College Foundation and serves on the Chancellor’s Advisory Board for that institution. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce, and has served as President of the Northwest Division of the American Heart Association and is still on their Board of Directors. Lynn also serves on the Board of Directors of TOMAGWA Medical Ministries as well as the Amegy Bank Advisory Board. Lynn and his wife Kathy, have 5 married children and 7 grandchildren.
Commissioner Fred Grundmeyer
Born, raised and educated in Germany, Mr. Grundmeyer moved to the U.S. at age 23. He moved to Houston in 1959, to participate in a business venture that ultimately expanded into a conglomeration of businesses in Houston and Corpus Christi. At the same time, he began investing in property in the FM 1960 area, and formed Fred Grundmeyer Investments & Real Estate. He and his wife, Doris, moved to the FM 1960 area in 1968, and expanded his real estate holdings, built shopping centers, an office building and a few restaurants (Oliver's, Grundy's, Tampico Bay Beach Club, The Boat, Grundy's Gone Country, 3 Cheers, Prime Time Steak House, Tumbleweed Texas Dancehall & Saloon, and Jack Rabbit Grill). For the past 36 years, Mr. Grundmeyer has been actively involved in Chamber of Commerce, civic organizations, the Heart Association, and was co-founder of the Timberline Soccer Association. He worked to get soccer fields available to young soccer players in the northwest area, and coached teams, as well. Mr. Grundmeyer was also the co-founder and co-owner of the Houston Hurricanes soccer team. He was recently the Grand Marshal of the FM 1960 St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Notice of Tax Revenue Increase
The Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 conducted public hearings on September 13, 2013 and September 17, 2013 on a proposal to increase the total tax revenues of the Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 105 percent.
The total tax revenue proposed to be raised last year at last year’s tax rate of $.03000 for each $100 of taxable value was $8,445, 173.
The total tax revenue proposed to be raised this year at the proposed tax rate of $.06000 for each $100 of taxable value, excluding tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $17,343, 935.
The total tax revenue proposed to be raised this year at the proposed tax rate of $.06000 for each $100 of taxable value, including tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year, is $17,865, 776.
The Board of Emergency Services Commissioners of Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 is scheduled to vote on the tax rate that will result in that tax increase at a public meeting to be held on September 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM at 7111 Five Forks Road, Spring, Texas 77379.
NOTICE OF EFFECTIVE TAX RATE
2008 PROPERTY TAX RATES IN HARRIS COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES DISTRICT NO. 11
This Notice concerns 2008 property tax rates for Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year's tax rate is the actual rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year's effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year's rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers can start tax rollback procedures. In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.
Last year's adjusted taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property) ÷ This year's adjusted tax base (after subtracting value of new property)
= This year's effective tax rate (Maximum rate unless unit publishes notices and holds hearings)
This year's rollback tax rate:
Last year's adjusted operating taxes (after subtracting taxes on lost property and adjusting for any transferred function, tax increment financing, state criminal justice mandate, and/or enhanced indigent health care expenditures) $ 7,961, 060.00
÷ This year's adjusted tax base $ 27,414, 470,062.00
= This year's effective operating rate .02912/$100
x 1.08 = this year's maximum operating rate .03000/$100
+ This year's debt rate $ -0-
= This year's total rollback rate .03000/$100
Statement of Increase/Decrease
If Harris County Emergency Services District No. 11 adopts a 2008 tax rate equal to the effective tax rate of $.02912 per $100 of value, taxes would increase compared to 2007 taxes by $360,296.00.
SCHEDULE "A": Unencumbered Fund Balances
The following estimated balances will be left in the unit's property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation.
Type of Property Tax Fund: General Fund Balance: $1,500, 000.00
SCHEDULE "B": 2008 Debt Service: NONE
This Notice contains a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates' calculations. You can inspect a copy of the full calculations at houstonmarketingsolutions.com