ACAD budget disapproved

The Atascosa County Appraisal District’s  2014 Approved Budget has be disapproved by a majority of the Taxing Units in Atascosa County.

As of Friday, August 16, Atascosa County, City of Pleasanton, City of Poteet, Poteet ISD, Jourdanton ISD, City of Lytle, City of Charlotte and Charlotte ISD had all adopted resolutions disapproving ACAD’s 2014 adopted budget. Pleasanton ISD, City of Jourdanton and Lytle ISD had not submitted resolutions.

The board will now need to adopt a new budget within the 30 days of the disapproval in accordance with Section 6.06 (b) of the Texas Property Tax Code, which reads: “The board of directors shall hold a public hearing to consider the budget.  The secretary of the board shall deliver to the presiding officer of the governing body of each taxing unit participating in the district not later than the 10th day before the date of the hearing a written notice of the date, time, and place fixed for the hearing.  The board shall complete its hearings, make any amendments to the proposed budget it desires, and finally approve a budget before September 15.  If governing bodies of a majority of the taxing units entitled to vote on the appointment of board members adopt resolutions disapproving a budget and file them with the secretary of the board within 30 days after its adoption, the budget does not take effect, and the board shall adopt a new budget within 30 days of the disapproval.”

A special called meeting will be held, today, Wednesday August 21st, at 5:30 p.m.

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