Brown County commissioners voted Friday to propose a tax rate for the new fiscal year that is unchanged from the current year but will increase the county’s tax take.

Commissioners will hold public hearings on the proposed tax rate of 52.27 cents per $100 valuation at 9 a.m. Sept. 14 and 9 a.m. Sept. 18.

The tax rate will raise $10.44 million in property tax revenue for the 2009-’10 budget. That is an increase of $216,919, or .42 percent, over the amount raised in the current budget.

Of that amount, $199,874 will be raised from new property added to the tax roll.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Brown County this year is $73,587, and the taxes imposed on that amount in the current year was $380. If commissioners adopt the same tax rate, the tax bill on that amount for the new year will be $384.