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Early Voting Location Change, Election Grant Approved By Commissioners Court
Sep28

Early Voting Location Change, Election Grant Approved By Commissioners Court

Hopkins County Commissioner Court made short work of the Sept. 28 meeting agenda, working through the entire agenda in 17 minutes. Among the items considered were an OSSF fee amendment, an early voting location change for the Nov. 3 elections, an elections assistance grant, inmate housing agreement with Rockwall County and a down payment on vehicles for the sheriff’s office. Early Voting Location Change Hopkins County...

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Commissioners Court Agrees To Tax Incentive For Dike Solar Farm, EMP Credits For TxDOT Bridge Projects
Sep22

Commissioners Court Agrees To Tax Incentive For Dike Solar Farm, EMP Credits For TxDOT Bridge Projects

Increases To Jail & HCFD Budgets, Longevity Pay, OSSF Fees Also Approved Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday approved several items during a special session, including a tax incentive for a Dike solar farm, equivalent match credits for bridge projects and increases to jail and fire department budgets, longevity pay for county employees and OSSF fees. 381 Agreement Hopkins Energy LLC project boundary as originally proposed to...

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Hopkins County Tax Rate, Budget Approved
Sep15

Hopkins County Tax Rate, Budget Approved

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday unanimously approved the adoption of the tax rate, salaries for elected officials, and the 2020-21 budget as proposed on Sept. 14. The Commissioners Court approved a 2 percent salary increase for elected officials and all county employees, as well as an additional $25 in longevity pay for employees after they have been with the county for two year. The raises and longevity increases are within...

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2 Citizens Voice Concerns, Opinions During Public Hearing For County Tax Rate
Sep10

2 Citizens Voice Concerns, Opinions During Public Hearing For County Tax Rate

Hopkins County Commissioner Court will be asked Monday, Sept. 14 to consider adopting a proposed tax rate. Prior to that, counties are required to hold public hearings to allow county residents to voice concerns or questions regarding the proposed tax rate to the Commissioners Court. During the second tax hearing, two citizens expressed their displeasure with the current tax structure and and impact of increased tax bills. Proposed...

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New Patrol Vehicles, Civic Center Vending Machine, Payroll System Approved By Commissioners Court
Sep09

New Patrol Vehicles, Civic Center Vending Machine, Payroll System Approved By Commissioners Court

New patrol vehicles for the sheriff’s office, a vending machine and a new payroll system were among the items approved during the Sept. 8 meeting of Hopkins County Commissioners Court. New Patrol Vehicles Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tanner Crump asked the Commissioners Court to consider approving a financing agreement for 7 Chevrolet Tahoes for the sheriff’s department. The SUVs would be financed for...

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3 Hopkins County Residents Ask Commissioners Court To Reconsider Proposed County Tax Rate
Aug18

3 Hopkins County Residents Ask Commissioners Court To Reconsider Proposed County Tax Rate

Three Hopkins County residents addressed Hopkins County Commissioners Court regarding the proposed county tax rate during a public hearing held Monday morning at Hopkins County Courthouse. Proposed Tax Rate At the Aug. 10 Commissioners Court meeting, Tax Assessor/Collector Debbie Pogue Mitchell recommended the county keep the same tax rate of $0.624892, which is above the effective rate of $0.577457 but below the rollback rate of...

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Commissioners Approve Infrastructure Grant, Solar Reinvestment Zone, Mental Health Transport Agreement
Jul13

Commissioners Approve Infrastructure Grant, Solar Reinvestment Zone, Mental Health Transport Agreement

Hopkins County Commissioners Court approved resolutions Monday agreeing to give the county judge authority to sign off on documents granting a reinvestment zone for Pine Forest Solar LLC and to move forward with a grant that would provide some funding for county road improvements. Health insurance and a multi-agency mental health transports agreement were also approved by the commissioners court during the July 13, 2020 session....

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