COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO DISCUSS TAX RATE AT NEXT MEETING

  

Washington County Commissioners are expected to propose the 2018-19 tax rate when they meet, Tuesday.

The current rate is 51.7-cents per hundred dollars valuation—one cent lower than the previous year.

This year, property values have once again risen dramatically, with an average 3.1-percent increase across Washington County, which means, if the rate remains at its current level, the amount in taxes paid will still rise.

The commissioners will also set the dates and times for a pair of public hearings on the proposed rate.

Also at Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners are expected to:

--Approve a Memorandum of Understanding between the county and A&M Extension Service for Information Technology Services.

--A Hunting and Grazing lease for county-owned land in Tom Green County.

--Approval of the Maintenance Grant Contract between the county and State Attorney General for the Statewide Automated Victim Notification Service.

--Approve purchase of a new tractor for the County Fairgrounds from WCT Tractor.

The council will also hear monthly reports from the Sheriff’s Office, 9-1-1, Information Technology, EMS and Veterans’ Services.

County Commissioners meet Tuesday morning at 9:00 at the Washington County Courthouse.

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