Washington County Commissioners will address the proposed tax rate for the coming fiscal year, when they meet Tuesday morning.
The proposed rate is 49.87-cents per $100 valuation—which is 3-tenths-of-a-cent higher than the current rate.
A public hearing on the proposed tax rate is scheduled for Sept. 15 at the Washington County Courthouse Annex.
Commissioners will also discuss a contract for management services involving the Silver Crayon Project. The contract would involve public infrastructure improvements.
Back in April, Brenham Economic Development Director Susan Cates said the project is based in the oil and gas industry. Cates said while the company involved with the project is wary at this point due to recent economic events involving the oil and gas industry, it remains “cautiously optimistic”.
The County Commissioners will also hold a public hearing prior to the meeting. The hearing will address “No Thru Truck” signs to be installed throughout precinct one.
Following the hearing, commissioners will discuss and vote on the sign installation.
Also on the agenda:
Road improvements for Railroad Street near Burton Elementary School.
A special assistance community service contract between Washington County and Faith Mission and Help Center.
And, monthly reports from the sheriff’s office, EMS, county 911, IT department and veterans’ services.
Tuesday’s meeting is set for 9:00 a.m. at the Courthouse Annex.