County sets vote on proposed 60-cent tax rate for Monday

After an eventful public hearing season that drew opposition to a proposed 60-cent tax rate, Milam County commissioners will vote on the rate Monday.

A public hearing in the county budget is set at 9:45 a.m. in the commissioners courtroom, located on the first floor of the Milam County Courthouse, Cameron.

The regular session follows at 10 a.m., and a vote on the tax rate is an agenda item.

MEETING— County Judge Frank Summers, and several county officials, met with some of the Milam County residents who have expressed opposition to the tax rate and budget during the week.

Summers addressed questions submitted by they group and again pledged next year’s process would provide an opportunity for more public input.

Wayne Horkheimer, who has been the most vocal critic, said he still feels this year’s tax rate should be the effective tax rate of 55.0649 cents.

Current tax rate is 61 cents.

Summers has maintained many taxpayers will see a decrease this year due to declining appraisals.

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