Employee raises get early OK
Georgetown City Council members approved a proposed 2.5 percent cost-ofliving pay increase for city employees Tuesday. They are scheduled to approve the budget Aug. 24.
Williamson County underestimated property values, city Chief Financial Officer Micki Rundell said, and the city was able to raise $225,000 more than expected in property taxes, which can cover the proposed wage increase.
Taxes for the average homeowner in Georgetown would fall by a little more than $13 under the proposed budget for 2010-11, said Rundell. The proposed tax rate would stay the same: 35.62 cents per $100 valuation. The average tax value for a house has fallen from $188,613 this year