Public Hearing Scheduled for Comal County’s 2024 Proposed $167.85 Million Budget

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Comal County Judge Sherman Krause presented the county's 2024 proposed budget at Commissioners Court Aug. 10. Image courtesy of Comal County.

A public hearing on Comal County’s proposed $167.85 million 2024 budget and salaries of elected officials is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 during Commissioners Court.

Commissioners meet in the historic county courthouse, 100 Main Plaza, New Braunfels.

County Judge Sherman Krause presented the budget, which is $33 million more than 2023’s budget, to the court on Aug. 10.

The budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $11,256,670 or 13.9%. Of that amount, $4,565,961 is tax revenue to be raised from new property taxes added to the tax roll this year.

Budget considerations include continued population growth; keeping the tax rate as low as possible; new personnel, classifications and equipment; and contingencies budgeted from the fund balance.

To review the county’s 2024 recommended budget click here.

The budget would be funded by a proposed property tax rate of 28.4715 cents per $100 of valuation. A public hearing on the proposed property tax rate is scheduled for Sept. 7.

Included in the budget are

  • 4% cost-of-living adjustment for county employees
  • 11 school resource officers for Comal County Sheriff’s Office
  • various transportation projects
  • 30 new employees
  • mental health treatment facility
  • county administrator to manage projects

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