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Public hearing on county property tax rates moved

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by Jessi Devenyns

The Commissioners Court has moved the public hearing and associated vote for next year’s property tax rate a week earlier. The public hearing on the tax rate will move to Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. while the vote on the proposed tax rate of 37.4359 cents per $100 of property valuation will take place on Sept. 15. County Judge Sam Biscoe pushed for having a week between the hearing and the adoption of the tax rate, saying, “I have always felt a bit guilty … about having a public hearing at 9 a.m and taking action at 9:30 a.m. or 9:45 a.m.” Commissioners voted unanimously to move both dates up by a week. While Biscoe said there is no telling how many residents will come to comment on the property tax proposal, he noted, “There’s a whole lot there that could be commented on by the public.”

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