Grayson County commissioners rolled forward with their tax cutting budget for the 2020 fiscal year Tuesday.The county’s new fiscal year begins October 1.The budget is built on a tax rate of $.416429 per $100 valuation.
Grayson County commissioners unanimously gave their preliminary approval Tuesday to a tax rate that is expected to save Grayson County homeowners with $100,000 homes about $23.94 in county taxes.The preliminary vote was just a way for county commissioners to give their final go ahead to the county auditor to file the needed paper work for the commissioners to be able to hold public hearings on the rate and schedule public votes on it.That new rate is .416429 per $100 valuation.”I think
Grayson County Judge Bill Magers said the proposed budget would also provide county employees with a nearly 4 percent pay boost.
Grayson County Commissioners stepped squarely into the digital age Tuesday when one of their members became the first ever to video conference into a weekly meeting.Commissioner Jeff Whitmire, Precinct 1, is out recovering from triple bypass surgery, but Tuesday morning, folks at the Grayson County Courthouse could both see and talk to Whitmire via a video conference that was set up.Grayson County Judge Bill Magers was quick to point out that the video conferencing has its pros and cons.
Grayson County Juvenile Board got a loan extention Tuesday for an additional seven years.
Low reporting and inaccurate numbers on the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census could cost the region nearly $7.63 million in transportation funding over the next decade, the Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization said Tuesday.
When the end of June comes, one of Grayson County’s most prominent employees will be hanging up his clipboard.
Grayson County plans to test a new road material that could cut weeks off of the time that county residents spend dealing with road construction dust.County Commissioners approved the sole source purchase of Martin Marietta’s Hydrated Cem-Lime “Super Slurry” at $199 per dry ton.
Grayson County moved one step closer this week to having a teen drug court. County Commissioners approved a request to accept donations for the program.Grayson County Department of Juvenile Services Assistant Chief Greg Sumpter told commissioners that plans are going well for the drug court’s proposed start date of October.Sumpter also told commissioners that the first meeting of the advisory committee for the proposed court will be held Aug.
GRAYSON COUNTY, Texas — Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve. But new legislation now being considered by the Texas Legislature would expand the dates permitted to buy and use fireworks and could also take some power away from county commissioners.
Grayson County Commissioners agreed to spend $5,000 Tuesday to update a $32,000 master plan for the Grayson County Courthouse. The plan was originally produced back in 2000.Grayson County Purchasing Agent Jeff Schneider said the court authorized, some years ago, Architexas to come in and do a master plan for the courthouse.
SHERMAN, Texas — Growing transportation needs are being met after Grayson County Commissioners approved plans for reconstruction and widening of U.S. 75. “In the next 20 years, Grayson County will be under construction,” said Grayson County Judge Bill Magers.