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Brazoria County
Brazoria County Commissioners Court
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the county's FY2019 Budget.

The budget projects total revenues in all funds of $185,993,543, and total resources of $320,777,883. Budgeted expenditures for all funds totals $206,799,605. Budget

The budget is based on a property tax rate of $0.427914 per $100 valuation, and will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year's budget by approximately $751,462, a 0.61 percent increase. New property added to the tax roll this year accounts for $4,122,988.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to propose setting a property tax rate of $0.427914 per $100 valuation for the 2018 Tax year.

Of the total tax rate, revenues from $0.2823240 per $100 valuation will be dedicated to the General Fund, revenues from $0.05 per $100 valuation dedicated to the county Road and Bridge Fund, revenues from $0.0015 per $100 valuation to the Mosquito Control District, and revenues from $0.06 per $100 valuation to the Special Road and Bridge Fund. Revenues from the remaining $0.03409 per $100 valuation will be used to make payments on the county's bonded indebtedness.

The commissioners court had adopted a tax rate of $0.440234 per $100 valuation in 2017.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to designate Commissioner Stacy Adams as delegate to the Houston-Galveston Area Council Board of Directors and representative on the H-GAC General Assembly. The commissioners court also designated Commissioner Ryan Cade as alternate to the H-GAC Board of Directors and representative to the General Assembly. Adams and Cade were also designated as alternates on the General Assembly.

The commissioners court voted 4-0-1, with Dave Linder abstaining, to approve the FY2019 budgeted salaries and positions for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Place 2.

The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a proclamation recognizing True Honor Missionary Baptist Church, which will celebrate its 150th anniversary on September 23. Proclamation

The commissioners court voted unanimously to accept posting of regulatory signs on County Roads 44, 171, and 544, but not for County Road 344.

The commissioners court took no action resulting from executive session discussions concerning potential litigation.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

To view a video of the meeting, Click Here

Pictured: True Honor Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their 150th church anniversary on September 23, 2018. True Honor was established in 1868 on Loop Road. The church moved its location in 1951 to Clute, Texas where it remains. True Honor Missionary Baptist Church has undergone many transformations over the years but has always continued to advance and grow providing a loving, spiritual facility for its members to worship.  Commissioners’ Court members honored and congratulated True Honor Missionary Baptist Church on their 150th Anniversary by presenting a Proclamation of recognition to Jude Roberson, church member, during Commissioners’ Court on September 11th

Pictured left to right: Commissioner David Linder, Pct.4; Commissioner Stacy Adams, Pct. 3; County Judge Matt Sebesta, Jude Roberson, Commissioner Dude Payne, Pct. 1, Commissioner Ryan Cade, Pct. 2





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