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August 23, 2013

Commissioners: No tax rate increase this year

Corsicana — The Navarro County Commissioners Court said Friday that property tax rates for the coming year will remain the same, staying at .6270 per $100 valuation.

The move was part of a budget workshop held Friday by commissioners, which also saw the court approve another increase for the county constables. Commissioners agreed on a salary of $20,000 for each of the four constables.

That action came after a salary grievance filed by Pct. 2 Commissioner David Foreman. The committee voted 6-3 to recommend the commissioners reconsider the salary for the job.

Earlier in the budget talks, commissioners agreed to raise the salary of all four constables to $18,500, an increase of $1,160 annually. Friday's move raises the salary an additional $1,500.

The move by county leaders on the ad valorem tax rate keeps both the city and county property tax rates at current levels.

The City of Corsicana has also voted its intent to hold its tax rate at the current level of .6272 per $100 valuation.

Corsicana Independent School District taxes went down slightly this year, with school trustees approving a rate of $1.2803 per $100 valuation, a reduction of about one quarter of a cent.

Navarro College increased its tax rate from .1190 per $100 assessed valuation to the "effective tax rate" of .1202 per $100 valuation at its August meeting last week.

We'll post more information about Friday's budget workshop later today, and in the Saturday print edition of the Daily Sun.

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