Burnet County budget calls for pay raises

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County commissioners are expected to propose an overall tax rate of 39.99 cents per $100 valuation at a special called meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in order to support a proposed $29.92 budget for fiscal year 2020.

Burnet County officials projected an additional $2,030,360 in tax revenue in fiscal year 2020, which would be an increase of 8.5 percent, which includes $858,194 coming from new construction added to the tax roll.

The proposed budget includes a nearly $23.2 million general fund budget, a $3.62 million road and bridge fund budget and a $3.1 million debt service budget.

Highlights of the budget include a minimum 2 percent salary increase for all county employees, as well as extra longevity pay for Burnet County Sheriff's Office employees and extra pay hikes for the district judges, district attorney, county attorney, constables, county court at law judge, county judge and commissioners. . . .

Find the rest of this story in the Tuesday, Aug. 6 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. To offer a comment or news tip, email lew@highlandernews.com. To subscribe, call 830-693-4367.

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