Nacogdoches County Commissioners agreed on Wednesday to propose a county tax rate of 55.24 cents per $100 of assessed value.

“We’re not setting a tax rate,” County Judge Greg Sowell said just before the vote. “We’re agreeing to propose a tax rate of 55.24 cents per $100 value.”

The county budget and tax rate are expected to be adopted during the county commissioners meeting on Sept. 18. The county must adopt a budget and tax rate before a new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.

The proposed tax rate is the same as the effective rate — the rate that would raise the same revenue from the same properties as year prior.

The proposed tax rate is slightly lower than the previous year’s rate of 56.76 cents per $100 valuation, which also was equal to the effective rate that year.

Also during Wednesday’s meeting, county commissioners:

Granted a variance from platting requirements for 63 acres in Precinct 1 being purchased by American Timber & Steel.

Granted a variance for just over 8 acres in Precinct 4 being subdivided among a family.

Honored recent Central Heights graduate Rachel Self with a proclamation listing her accomplishments during her time in 4-H.

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