"County moves tax rate, budget to public hearings" by: Mike Reddell

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
Matagorda County Commissioners Court proclaimed Aug. 4-10 as National Health Center Week in Matagorda County at the court’s regular meeting Monday, Aug. 5. Joining MEHOP CEO Celeste Harrison, center, in showing off the proclamation are Donna Huitt, MEHOP marketing director, and County Judge Nate McDonald.

   A proposed Matagorda County fiscal 2019-20 tax rate of 43.342 cents per $100 valuation will be the subject of public hearings Aug. 15 and 19, commissioners court decided Monday, Aug. 5.
   The court also set a public hearing on the projected fiscal 2019-20 budget of $26,901,206 for 9:55 a.m. Aug. 19.
   Hearings for the proposed 43.342-cent tax rate – the preceding year’s levy was 41.758 cents per $100 - will be at 5 p.m. Aug. 15, and at 9:45 a.m. Aug. 19.
   Proposed budget revenues and expenditures increased $1,847,446 over fiscal 2018-19 totaling $26,901,206, County Auditor Kristen Kubecka said. Increases are as follows: personnel costs $701,032 (5.24%), operating costs $1,094,505 (10.65%), and capital $51,909 (9.75%).

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