With an eye toward future growth on the horizon, the Sherman and Denison City Councils approved the adoption of the Grayson County Thoroughfare Plan during separate meetings Monday night.
Grayson County Commissioners recently spent some time meeting with representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation and the county’s financial experts to discuss items on the county’s thoroughfare plan and the possibility of issuing debt to get county projects started.By the time the 45-minute meeting ended, commissioners had talked about a number of different ways the county could contribute to needed road projects in the area, including those related to U.S.
The Grayson County Commissioners Court received an update Tuesday on the status of the North Texas Regional Airport – Perrin Field control tower and its possible inclusion in the Federal Aviation Administration’s contract tower program.Jamie Baker, director of public policy for U.S. Rep.
Grayson County commissioners hired an investigative firm on Tuesday to conduct background checks on the applicants for interim district attorney. First Assistant DA Kerye Ashmore and Assistant DA Brett Smith applied for the interim position earlier this month after elected District Attorney Joe Brown resigned to become a U.S. Attorney.
SHERMAN, Texas — As 2018 kicks off, Grayson County Commissioners took time Tuesday to review their budget for 2017, and the results were positive. The county spent $1.76 million dollars less than they had budgeted for; that’s about 4 percent of the total budget. And tax revenues last year exceeded forecasts.
Grayson County Commissioners approved a developer’s contract and declaration of intent Tuesday to approve the final plat of the Pecan Valley addition.
Grayson County Commissioners approved the use of the courthouse’s west parking lot for the Tax Assessor Collector’s plan to hold a special one-day drive thru tax payment option.For the fifth year in a row, taxpayers will be able to drop off property tax payments on Jan. 31, from the convenience of their car.
Grayson County officials said taxpayers will save about $300,000 annually starting in the Fall. Commissioners said after almost five years, the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to take over funding the North Texas Regional Airport tower funding on Oct. 1. Currently, tower expenses cost Grayson County taxpayers around $300,000 per year.
Grayson County Commissioners recently set the rate at which local hospitals will pay into a program aimed at bringing more health care dollars back to the county’s major medical providers.Last year, the county approved a program that charges all four local hospitals 6 percent tax on the amount of patient revenue they collect each year.
Grayson County had an eventful 2018. For the second year in a row, Grayson County Commissioners lowered the tax rate. Commissioners approved a tax rate of 45.8 cents per $100 valuation.Grayson County Judge Bill Magers said the tax rate, in conjunction with the county’s growth, would fund a similar budget as was adopted the previous year.
Following in the steps of the Sherman City Council, the Grayson County Commissioners Court approved a five-year property tax abatement agreement valued at just over $100,000 for the new J.P. Hart Lumber plant. County Commissioners discussed the proposed abatement during a regular scheduled meeting Tuesday morning, but voted to go into recess and take no action until the Sherman City Council acted on a similar agreement.