HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - For the second time in six months, voters in Houston County rejected a proposal to raise the property tax cap, money that would have funded the Houston County Hospital District.
Saturday's results indicate, 1,604 people voted against the proposal while 982 voted for the tax cap to be raised to 35 cents with a five-cent increase. Board member Bob Grier said even though the property tax rate cap was voted down, the plan is still on course to open the hospital doors at the beginning of August.
"The proposal was defeated, the voters spoke and the board will go on," Grier said.
Grier said the budget will be tight. At this time, the board does not have any plans to revisit a property tax rate cap proposal in the "foreseeable future."