Monday, May 23, 2022

Lantana boards approve budgets, set tax rates

Lantana District Office (Photo by Bill Castleman)

The two Lantana Fresh Water Supply District boards in September approved their respective 2019-20 fiscal year budgets.

Expected revenues for FWSD #6 and #7 for the 12-month period that started Oct. 1 are $10.8 million and combined expenses are budgeted at $10.4 million. Water, sewer, solid waste and landscaping make up the largest portion of expenses.

The budget includes a 4-percent raise for employees. The districts currently employ 10 full-time staff members.

The boards also approved a $1 per month trash service rate increase and a $1 per month wastewater base rate increase effective Oct. 1 to cover the increase passed on by the Upper Trinity Regional Water District.

FWSD #7’s property tax rate will drop from 95 to 90 cents per $100 of valuation. FWSD #6’s rate will be reduced from 95 to 85 cents. On a $400,000 house in Lantana, the new tax rates mean a savings of about $200 a year in District 7 and $400 in District 6.

The boards meet monthly at the Lantana District Office in Bartonville Town Center. Visit or call 940-728-5050 for more information.

CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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