Brown County Commis-sioners are set to adopt the budget and vote on a tax rate this morning in a special called meeting.
The meeting is called for 9 a.m. and will be held in the commissioners’ courtroom on the main floor of the Brown County Court-house.
Commissioners voted Sept. 4 to propose a tax rate of 52.27 cents per $100 valuation and scheduled public hearings for Sept. 14 and Sept. 18. No citizens came forward to speak at either of the hearings.
The tax rate will raise $10.44 million in property tax revenue for the 2009-’10 budget. That is an increase of $216,919, or .42 percent, over the amount raised in the current budget.
Of that amount, $199,874 will be raised from new property added to the tax roll.
The average taxable value of a residence homestead in Brown County this year is $73,587, and the taxes imposed on that amount in the current year is $380. If commissioners adopt the same tax rate, the tax bill on that amount for the new year will be $384.
Several other items are on today’s agenda for the court to consider and approve. Those include:
• Consideration and approval of a replacement employee, presented by Amy Hamrick, administrative assistant for the county;
• Budget amendment, presented by David Hefner, Precinct 2 constable;
• Consideration and approval regarding election expenses and discussion of salaries, presented by Suzy Young, county elections administrator;
• Consideration and approval for Prairie Hill Subdivision, submitted by attorney Dana Smith, presented by county surveyor Don King;
• Consideration and approval for continuation of temporary employee, presented by Cheryl Nelson, county tax assessor/collector;
• Consideration and approval of change order for LEC root/drain repair project, presented by Brown County Judge Ray West;
• Consideration and approval of resolution for “Texans Feeding Texans: Home Delivered Meal Grant Program,” presented by David Withers, City of Brownwood parks and recreation director.