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ORDINANCE NO. 3675

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MISSION, TEXAS LEVYING AN AD VALOREM TAXES FOR USE AND SUPPORT OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF MISSION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012; PROVIDING FOR APPORTIONING EACH LEVY FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES; PROVIDING WHEN TAXES SHALL BECOME DUE AND WHEN SAME SHALL BECOME DELINQUENT IF NOT PAID; AND PROVIDING FOR EXEMPTIONS FOR THE ELDERLY AND FOR THE DISABLED.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MISSION, TEXAS THAT:

SECTION 1:

That there is hereby levied, said there shall be collected, for the use and support of the municipal government of the City of Mission, Texas, and to provide a Debt Service Fund for the Fiscal Year 2011-2012; upon all property, real, personal and mixed, within the corporate limits of said City subject to taxation, a tax of $0.5388 on each $100.00 valuation of property, said tax being so levied and apportioned to the specific purposes as follows:

(1.) For the maintenance and support of the general government (General Fund), $0.4221 on each $100.00 valuation of property; and

(2.) For the interest and sinking fund $0.1167 on each $100.00 valuation of property.

SECTION 2:

That taxes levied under this ordinance shall be due and payable October 1, 2011, and if not paid on or before January 31, 2012 shall immediately become delinquent.

SECTION 3:

All taxes shall become a lien upon the property against which assessed, and the Tax Assessor-Collector of the City of Mission is hereby authorized and empowered to enforce the collection of such taxes according to the Constitution and the laws of the State of Texas and ordinances of the City of Mission shall, by virtue of the tax rolls, fix and establish a lien by levying upon such property, whether real or personal, for the payment of said taxes, penalty and interest, and the interest and penalty collected from such delinquent taxes shall be apportioned to the general fund of the City of Mission. All delinquent taxes shall bear interest and be subject to penalty from the date of delinquency, as prescribed by State law.

SECTION 4

This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

SECTION 5

a. There is hereby granted to an individual who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older an exemption from taxation of $10,000.00 of the appraised value of his residence homestead, as defined in the Texas Property Tax Code. Joint or community owners may not receive the same exemption provided herein for the same residence homestead in the same year. Said exemption is only approved for the 2011 tax year.

b. There is hereby granted to an individual who is disabled an exemption from taxation of $10,000.00 of the appraised value of his residence homestead, as defined in the Texas Property Tax Code. Joint or community owners may not receive the same exemption provided herein for the same residence homestead in the same year. Said exemption is only approved for the 2011 tax year.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Mission, Texas in the regular meeting this the 12th of September 2011.

Norberto Salinas, Mayor

ATTEST: Anna Carrillo, City Secretary

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