Council to play 'wait-and-see' on tax collection

By Matt Ward —

Strained relations between the City of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County may come to a head next month as the Fredericksburg City Council is expected to decide whether or not to continue to use the Gillespie County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office for property tax collection.

Despite the fact that no proposal was brought before the city Monday during its regular council meeting, city officials indicated that a decision on whether to stay with the county tax office or switch to the Gillespie Central Appraisal District will likely be on a February council agenda.

(A separate story on Monday’s regular council meeting can be found elsewhere in this issue.)

Local taxing entities have expressed concerns about late and inaccurate reports from the county tax office along with a lack of timeliness in tax collections.

“By then, I think we’ll have a good understanding of where the other taxing entities stand,” City Manager Kent Myers said.

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