The rate is the effective tax rate, the rate that will generate the same property tax revenue as the 2013 rate, which was 73.5 cents per $100 of property value.
The proposed rate would generate $369.80 (not including any exemptions) on a home valued at $50,000, which is about $2 higher than the current rate.
The 2014 rollback rate was 79.8 cents per $100 of property value.
The council also approved discounts for early payment of property taxes.
If paid in October, a 3 percent discount is assessed. If paid in November, 2 percent, and in December, 1 percent.
The council also approved split payments of taxes owed.
In a split vote, the council approved safety boots for the town’s employees.
A cap of $250 per person was set. Boots are to last two years.
Following a closed session to review employees completing their 90-day probationary period, the council approved a $1 raise for each.
Those employees included Raquel Flores, Bryan Gonzales and Rene Ramirez.
Following a second closed session with the city’s attorney Donald Kubicek, the council took no action.
Also, the council set a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 14, to consider a code enforcer.