Falls County Commissioners approve budget, tax rate

Falls County Commissioners approved the tax rate and budget for the upcoming year during a meeting on Monday. 

Commissioners Court met at the County Courthouse in Marlin on Monday, Sept. 12, with County Judge Jay Elliott presiding. Commissioners present were Milton Albright (Pct. 1), F.A. Green (Pct. 2), Jason Willberg (Pct. 3) and Nita Wuebker (Pct. 4).

Commissioners approved the adoption of the 2022-2023 County Budget and ratification of the property tax increase for 2022-2023. The budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $985,845 which is 11.50 percent increase from last year’s budget. The property tax revenue raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $211,716 with a total Ad Valorem Tax Rate of $0.81591 per $100 assessed valuation on all taxable property.

 The Falls County Tax Office was directed to prepare 2022 tax statements and transmit same to the owners of taxable property within the county on or before Oct. 1, 2022, or as soon thereafter as possible. The last day to pay property taxes is Sept. 20, 2022, closing out for new taxing year.

Commissioners approved the 82nd District Court recommended 5 percent salary increase for Court Reporter, Court Coordinator, County Auditor, Assistant Auditor and Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk. 

Commissioners also approved lifting the burn ban until otherwise noted.

Several agenda items were approved including the imposition of optional 2023 Falls County fees and the Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between Limestone County and Falls County to which Limestone County will provide housing and care for certain inmates incarcerated or to be incarcerated in the Falls County Jail.  

A resolution and order regarding the control of used tires within the State of Texas was approved. The Falls County Environmental and Sanitation Office is responsible for investigating environmental complaints and working to achieve compliance with environmental statutes and regulations throughout the County. 

Commissioners also approved the payment of bills, including reimbursements, late charges, the transfer of cash or funds form any line item or department to another, book transfers and budget amendments. 

The minutes from the prior meeting were approved. With no further business, the meeting adjourned.



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