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Polk County Enterprise - Local News
Stories Added - September 2009
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Final hearing on Tuesday for 2010 county budget

Polk County Enterprise - September 2009
 

LIVINGSTON —Polk County taxpayers will have one more chance to comment on the proposed county budget for the 2010 fiscal year at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a special session of Commissioners Court. The proposed budget will raise $648,697 more in total property taxes (excluding delinquent taxes) compared to the 2009 budget, an increase of 4.6 percent. Of that increase, $159,847 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year. Although no change in the county’s tax rate is proposed, application of the same tax rate will result in an increase in ad valorem tax revenues generated, based on the certified net taxable values. The proposed rate exceeds the effective tax rate of 58.42 cents per $100 value by 4.35 cents (7.45 percent). Commissioners will ratify the property tax increase reflected in the FY 2010 budget following public comments. They will then take a separate vote on the proposed FY 2010 budget. Just before the public hearing on the budget, the court will hold a public hearing on the district clerk’s plan for the preservation and restoration of the district court records archive at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. The proposed plan will be funded by the district court records archive fee adopted by the Commissioners Court on Aug. 27 and enabled by S.B. 1685. The proposed plan is available for viewing in the district clerk’s office on the second floor of the courthouse. After receiving public comment, commissioners will vote on the proposal.

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