Comal County Budget Approved
Comal County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved an $84.02 million budget for 2017, a 5.8-percent increase over the 2016 budget.
County Judge Sherman Krause’s proposal leaves the tax rate unchanged at 34.29 cents per $100 of property value. A hearing on the tax rate is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, with adoption scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.
The 2017 budget includes 10 new positions — seven of them in a new road-paving crew — as well as $2.5 million in equipment for the Sheriff’s Office and $2.1 million in equipment for the Road and Bridge Department.
The new positions will bring to Comal County’s total number of full-time employees to 649.
“I’m proud that by working together, we were able to approve a budget for 2017 that meets the county’s needs while being good stewards of the taxpayers’ money,” Krause says.
The approved budget is $50,000 less than Judge Krause’s original proposal.