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County drops taxes fourth year in row

Cindy Roller
Cooper Review

For the fourth year in a row Delta County has successfully dropped taxes. The maintenance and operation rate is 0.600938 and road and bridge is 0.163361 for a total of 0.764299. Last year’s total rate was 0.784299.

“We are pleased we can help by keeping taxes low,” said Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire, who has helped ensure the drop in taxes during his time in office. More on the budget can be found on the County’s website at www.deltacountytx.com.

The County also approved the upcoming budget while rejecting the proposed Delta County Appraisal District’s budget last Friday morning.

Prior to the meeting a grievance committee assembled to vote on the salary increase presented by Delta County Constable Ben Snow. The Committee (comprised of nine members were selected from a pool of 24 names of those who served on the last Grand Jury) had six in favor and three opposed. The vote was read in public. This put the issue on the discussion table for the Commissioners. Precinct 1 Commissioner Rip Templeton motioned to accept the salary of $31,866 for the Constable. The motion received no second.

Delta County Treasurer Bonnie Hobbs made a request for a full time employee in her office with the budget. Commissioner Templeton motioned to accept however it also did not receive a second.

The Delta County Commissioners will meet for a regular meeting on Monday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m.

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