GATESVILLE (September 18, 2012)—Coryell County Commissioners are set to meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday to vote on the county’s 2013 tax rate after accepting the new budget on Monday.
The court will meet at 9 a.m. in the commissioner’s courtroom to vote on a proposed 2013 tax rate of 44.9 cents per $100 property valuation, which represents an increase of 2.5 cents over the current rate.
The tax rate will fund a budget of $16 million that is supported by revenues of $14.5 million, County Judge John Firth said.
The difference between revenues and expenditures will be made up by carrying forward a fund balance of $5.6 million from the previous year.
The new budget includes three new employees and three new vehicles for the sheriff’s department.
New vehicles for one county constable and for the county attorney’s office were cut from the budget.
The increase in revenue is earmarked for the county’s cap[ital improvement fund and are not intended for the general fund.