Hearings for County’s 2019 Budget, Tax Rate Scheduled
Public hearings for Comal County’s recommended 2019 budget and tax rate are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 at the county courthouse, 100 Main Plaza.
A separate public hearing about the tax rate is set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Tax rate will be approved at Commissioners Court meeting on Thursday, Sept. 13.
County Judge Sherman Krause recommended a $108.8 million budget at the Aug. 2 Comal County Commissioners Court meeting. The 2018 approved budget was $93.38 million.
Topping off the record-setting budget are initial payments needed for radio equipment and voting machines; salaries for 76 new employees, including 63 for the new jail; debt repayments for capital projects like the new jail and courthouse renovations; and a three-percent cost-of-living adjustment for all county employees.
The tax rate remains unchanged at 35.79 cents per $100 of property value, or about $716 per year on a $200,00 home. According to a press release from Comal county, this is a $40 increase from the 2018 budget.
To review Comal County’s 2019 recommended budget, click here.