Llano County adopts budget and tax rate
September 10, 2013, 6:00 pm by Lance Reaves
Llano County Commissioners on Monday voted to adopt the proposed budget and 5.36 percent tax rate increase for the next fiscal year and tabled reinstating the burn ban.
Before adopting the budget, the commissioners approved five adjustments that added $15,103. The changes are not significant enough to change the tax rate, County Judge Wayne Brascom noted.
With the additions, the budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year in Llano County is approximately $13,060,305. The budget for the previous fiscal year was $12,732,832. Commissioners also adopted the tax rate of $.3245 per $100 valuation for the next fiscal year, a 5.36 percent increase compared to the $.3080 from the previous year.
A typical home valued at $100,000 will see a $16.50 increase
in county taxes over last year.
Precinct 1 Commissioner Peter Jones again voiced his disapproval for the increase—as he did at the commissioners’ Aug. 12 meeting, saying he believes the court is "not being frugal enough with taxpayers money.”
"It seems we are charging taxpayers more than we should with
this year’s increase,” he said.
Judge Brascom and Precinct 2 Commissioner
Linda Raschke took exception to Jones’ comment.
For the full story, see Wednesday's Llano County Journal
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