Galveston County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted to approve a new agreement with Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson, LLP to continue collection of delinquent taxes for the county. Listen
After a discussion with attorney Mark Ciavaglia, regarding options for use of the firm’s software if the commissioners court later opts out of the contract, Commissioner Patrick Doyle successfully moved to approve a new contract that provides for continuation of a 20 percent collection fee.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to grant a waiver of $239.95 in penalty and interest for the delinquent payment of taxes by Liaw Mean-Liang and Yong-Fang Kuo, because the pair provided evidence of a mistake in the delivery of mail.
“I definitely mailed my tax before the due date,” Liaw said. “The money has been drafted from my account since the check was mailed in January. The unknown reason that the check can’t go through is not my fault.”
All other requests for waiver of P&I were denied.
The commissioners court voted unanimously to defer action on proposed revisions to the new Parks and Senior Services Department’s Facility Permitting Policy. Listen
The commissioners court approved a resolution commending and acknowledging Rachael Crider for her accomplishment of achieving state certification as a Registered Texas Assessor Collector.
All other agenda items were approved. All votes were unanimous with all members present.