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Public hearing discussed tax rate

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Rates are down but evaluations are up


City Council met on Tuesday night and made a presentation by Mayor Kurtis Thomas to Dyllon Orthman of a plaque with a large gold key to the City on the top. The plaque also included his name and information about his lawn mowing and fundraising to benefit the people of Moore, Okla. He raised $16,300 for one family and has raised another $1,000 for a family they adopted. Adopted were former  Dalhart residents, the Benny Brace family. Dyllon has raised $17,300 total from lawn mowing and donations. His mother, father and sister were in attendance at the City meeting for the presentation.
A public hearing with no comments from the public was held to consider the proposed tax rate of $3,239. Last year’s rate was $3,300. The public hearing was closed. The second and final public hearing on the tax rate was set for Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m., the next regular meeting. Taxes are anticipated to increase but not because of rates, but rather, home valuations were higher this year.

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