VetRide

Thu
30
May

U.S. Senator takes a VETRIDE, applauds Burnet County

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Fri
03
Mar

Commissioners split tax note, welcome new VetRide van

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Following the Feb. 28 meeting of the Burnet County Commissioners Court, members viewed a new VetRide van provided by an anonymous donor. Gathered around the handicap accessible ramp of the van, from left, are Russell Graeter of Precinct 2, Joe Don Dockery of Precinct 4, VetRide Coordinator Sophie McCoy, Burnet County Judge James Oakley, Jim Luther Jr. of Precinct 1 and Billy Wall of Precinct 3.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Burnet County commissioners set a historic precedent last year by selling tax notes to raise money for special road improvements in the county. On Tuesday, Feb. 28, commissioners voted how to distribute those funds, choosing a method which splits funds more closely in line with the taxable values of the four precincts, yet also allows for a little more equitable distribution of funds.

Last year, commissioners voted to approve issuance of $5.85 million in bonds to pay for road projects outside the normal scope of the work they do, based on estimates provided to the court by KC Engineering. Burnet County Judge James Oakley said the issuance of these bonds “doesn't affect the tax rate.

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