Two public hearings are now set for residents to weigh in on the next Taylor County budget, which includes a tax rate increase.
Taylor County Commissioners Court agreed Tuesday on a proposed budget that includes a new tax rate of 52 cents per $100 valuation of a property. That amounts to about a $15 annual increase in taxes for a $100,000 home. The current tax rate currently sits at 50.47 cents per $100 valuation.
In total, the approved proposed budget comes in at $57.2 million and makes way for employee pay raises that were instituted last year.
Public hearings on the budget will be held Sept. 2 and Sept. 9 at the Taylor County Courthouse.
The county budget must be set by Oct. 1, which is the start of the new fiscal year.
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