Brazoria County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt the county’s FY2013 Budget.
The budget includes project revenues in all funds of $135,466,897, and projected expenditures of $141,793,156. The excess expenditures will be paid through the county’s fund balance, which will reduce the fund balance to $43,415,259. Budget
The commissioners court voted unanimously to approve a total 2012 property tax rate of $0.48586 per $100 valuation.
The county will designate $0.43 per $100 valuation of the tax rate to operational accounts, such as the General Fund, Road and Bridge Fund, and Mosquito Control District operations. The remaining $0.5586 will be dedicated to paying the county’s bonded indebtedness. Tax Sheet
The 2011 tax rate was $0.473101 per $100 valuation.
The commissioners court voted 4-0-1, with Donald “Dude” Payne abstaining, to adopt the FY2013 budgeted salaries and positions for the County Clerk’s Office.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to award a $158,335 bid to Menade, Inc. for bridge improvements on County Road 657.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting a collaboration between the Stephen F. Austin Community Health Center and the medical component of the Brazosport Medical Center.
The collaboration will allow the health center to operate the medical component of the Brazosport Medical Center in Freeport. The health center will provide a sliding fee scale for the uninsured, and focus on improving health outcomes of patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Vivina Renfro, Linda Coleman, and Lieutenant Jamie Castro to the Board of Trustees of the Gulf Coast Center.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to appoint Jason McCaffety to the Emergency Services District No. 2 Board of Directors.
The commissioners court took no action regarding potential litigation involving a parcel of property at County Road 220. The item was discussed in executive session.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda