• Photo by Roxanne Thompson/The Groesbeck Journal
    Longtime Fairgrounds supporter Penny Gray, at right, confers with Groesbeck Mayor Ray O’Docharty, left, and City Administrator Chris Henson after city council’s Oct. 17 meeting. Gray’s group was awarded $500 in Hotel-Motel Tax funds to help pay for advertising expenses for the event.

Groesbeck city council receives tax roll

By Roxanne Thompson Staff Writer

Groesbeck city council received the tax roll for the new fiscal year at last week’s meeting.

The council learned this important information at its Oct. 17 meeting and also awarded Hotel-Motel Tax Funds to a group involved with advertising an event at the show barn, voted on appointments to the Appraisal District and library board, and renewed several contracts with the county.

As for the tax roll, County Tax Assessor-Collector Stacy Hall has determined that by applying the city tax rate to property values within the city, the levy this year should be $882,232.

In other business, the council award $500 from the Hotel-Motel Tax Fund to provide advertising for an American Stock Horse Association event at the County Fairgrounds. The funds were requested by Penny Gray, a longtime supporter of the Fairgrounds, who appeared at the meeting.

The event is to be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27-28, with the first day dedicated to training for horse judges, and the second day a clinic and seminar.

Gray reported that there are already 24 people signed up to attend  from across Texas and even one or more from the country of Denmark.

“They’re all spending the night,” Gray said, “so that they’ll be here for the clinic on the next day.”

There is no charge for the training, she noted.

In other matters, the council approved a resolution supporting the appointment of Mack Jones, Ron Franks, Rene Turner, John McCarver and Floyd Miller to the board of the Limestone County Appraisal District.

In other business, the council approved the appointment of Elizabeth “Liz” McDaniel to the Maffett Memorial Library board. The library board recommended McDaniel to take one of the open spots, said Acting Library Jamie McLean, noting that McDaniel has served on the board before, and that she is also the treasurer of the Friends of the Maffett Memorial Library.

“She is very involved,” McLean said. “She recently drove all the way to Aransas ISD, who lost all their books in the flood and took an entire car full of books, her car, to them. She would be wonderful.”

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