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Appraisal district, Luminant $1.2 million apart on value

Milam Count y Judge Dave Barkemeyer, reporting to county commissioners on a financial update Monday, said the appraisal district and Luminant have not yet agreed on value amount and a lawsuit remains pending.

Barkemeyer said the company, which is the county’s largest taxpayer, has rendered the amount it maintains is due on Unit 5, but that figure is still $1.2 million short of the MCAD’s figure.

County officials have said the Luminant situation, and upcoming capital murder trials, will have a significant impact on the county’s financial situation in 2012.

The Luminant outcome will also affect the complex financial situation for the Rockdale ISD.

Meeting in regular session at the Milam County Courthouse, commissioners also okayed additional fees of $1,741 requested by Hill Country Community Action Association.

Those fees will include matching grant funds and additional funding to assist with Rockdale’s senior citizen center.


PROGRESS— Rockdale’s first Gateway monument is nearing completion at US 77 and FM 908 and a dedication observance is set for 10 a.m. Saturday to honor persons who have assisted in the project. A second monument is planned for US 79 near the US 77 overpass. Two more monuments will be erected in the future. The monuments are projects of the Rockdale Municipal Development District. 
Reporter/Mike Brown PROGRESS— Rockdale’s first Gateway monument is nearing completion at US 77 and FM 908 and a dedication observance is set for 10 a.m. Saturday to honor persons who have assisted in the project. A second monument is planned for US 79 near the US 77 overpass. Two more monuments will be erected in the future. The monuments are projects of the Rockdale Municipal Development District. Reporter/Mike Brown In other business, commissioners:

• Recognized continuing education for County Clerk Barbara Vansa.

• Okayed installation of a Milam E-Commerce program at the county clerk’s office, which will provide on-line records.

• Approved copier contracts for the Justice of the Peace Precinct Four and tax office sub-station in Rockdale.

• Appointed Susan Lawson, Marguerite Michalka, Jane Monroe, Sharon Richter and Janice Stanislaw to the Milam County Historical Museum Board of Directors.


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