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Hearing for proposed raises

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Bandera County Commissioners’ Court will hold a public hearing on proposed 3 percent pay hikes and other salary adjustments for elected officials and will vote on a proposed tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year when it meets on Thursday, Aug 8, beginning at 10 a.m.

The pay adjustments for elected officials were proposed by commissioners at a meeting last month. The court will see what comments the public has about the raises on Thursday before adopting the new salaries.

The 3 percent raises are the same as commissioners are proposing for all county employees in the 2020 fiscal year.

Additional pay allowances of $3,089 and $15,650 are proposed for the county’s district clerk and tax assessor-collector respectively because of additional duties they are handling. Each of the county’s four constables also would be in line for up to $3,600 in extra pay for law enforcement certifications they obtain if the proposed salary schedule is approved.

County Judge Richard Evans said he is proposing no property tax rate increase, keeping the rate at the 67.69 cents per $100 valuation.

Commissioners will vote on that proposed rate Thursday, but it will not become official until late September after more hearings are held.