The city council Monday proposed a lower property rate than was originally considered.
City Manager Rick Osburn said the ‘corrected’ tax rate is 73.5204 cents per $100 valuation, not the 77.1001-cent rate that was proposed last month.
The higher rate was mistakenly recommended after the wrong number was plugged into a tax formula.
The current rate is 69.5 cents.
Osburn had recommended that the council increase the rate because of a decline in property values for the city.
The county revisited a issue that it tabled last week – a new dump truck.
Jose Cavazos, city utilities director, said he had re-checked warranty information and discovered that all three trucks have longer warranties than first thought.
Two of the trucks come with two-year unlimited warranties; the third truck has a one-year warranty.
Lubbock Truck Sales was the low bidder with a price of $79,804 for a Freightliner truck. However, it cannot be delivered until Jan. 1.
Rush Truck Sales of Dallas was the high bidder with $85,838 for a Peterbilt truck.
Cavazos said staff recommended that the city buy an International truck from Summit Truck Sales for $84,045. He said it was the only vehicle that met the specifications of a 156-inch wheelbase.
The council agreed, with no discussion, to buy the International truck.