• Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Groesbeck Journal
    County residents, l-r, Jackie Russ and Greg Bryant, standing at left, speak to Limestone County commissioners court, at its Oct. 24 meeting, requesting assurance that repairs would be made to LCR 380. Facing the men at right are Commissioners Bobby Forrest and Jerry Allen, and County Judge Daniel Burkeen. Not shown is Commissioner W.A. ‘Sonny’ Baker, in whose precinct the road lies, who told the men the work should be done in about two to three weeks.

County gets tax roll from Tax Assessor-Collector Hall

By Roxanne Thompson, Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners court approved the 2017 tax roll at its Oct. 24 meeting.

The court addressed this issue at its Oct. 24 meeting and also approved two grants,  addressed citizens’ concerns on road issues, helped honor descendants of the county’s earliest residents and renewed contracts with several volunteer fire departments.

As for the tax roll, Tax Assessor-Collector Stacy Hall presented the information to the court.

“At the end of September,” she said, “we started importing the tax roll, calculating taxes, got final numbers from the Appraisal District and had everything ready to go on Oct. 1.”

She reported that the tax levy this coming year should total $14.68 million. The bills have all been mailed, she noted, and tax payments have already begun coming in.

In other matters, the court approved a resolution to accept a Texans Feeding Texans grant, through the Department of Agriculture, which benefits the Limestone County Senior Citizens Project. The Project offers hot lunches to seniors at several senior citizens centers and also to homebound seniors and the disabled.

“This grant helps us in providing the food,” said Project Director Debra Hardin. “With some people, this is the only food they’ll get all day.”

In other business, the court approved an agreement with Heart of Texas Council of Governments to receive $3,250 from the state to help pay for counseling of juveniles at the Juvenile Detention Center.

On a separate agenda item, the court heard from two county residents, Greg Bryant and Jackie Russ, concerning the maintenance of LCR 138. Bryant said he had been told that the maintenance would be done in July, but when it did not happen, he became disheartened. Since the road is in Precinct 2, Bryant said he appreciated that Commissioner Pct. 2 W.A. “Sonny” Baker had called him the previous day, but he wanted assurance that the work would be done. Baker told Bryant he had talked to Road Administrator Jerry Herin about the work and it should be done in two to three weeks.

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