County Judge’s Update

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I rarely enjoy budget time, and this year was certainly no exception. Committed to keeping the same tax rate as last year, I have determined to use the added revenue from new property and adjusted appraisals to address the ever-widening gap of the county’s salaries with those of adjoining counties and our local economy.

In this year’s proposed budget:

•Our office staff presently at $12.45/hr will go to $14.38. Please note, these are not typists, they include the deputy county clerk, the county attorney’s paralegal, both my and the J.P.’s court administrators/office managers, the directors at the sheriff’s registrar and tax assessor/collector’s office, the office manager of the county extension office, and the county librarian.

•The jailers/dispatchers, whose skills are in great demand will go from $13.16 to $14.99



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