County Tax Rate Reduced By 4 Cents, Balanced Budget Includes Raises, Budget Increases
Aug25

County Tax Rate Reduced By 4 Cents, Balanced Budget Includes Raises, Budget Increases

Hopkins County Commissioners Court have adopted a tax rate that is 4 cents lower and a balance budget that includes raises and increases to some budget areas. Tax Rate Reduction As proposed by County Tax Assessor/Collector Debbie Mitchell based on the formula given by the state and months worth of budget sessions the tax rate approved on Aug. 23 by the Commissioners Court is $0.584035, down from the current county tax rate of...

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Officials Propose 4-Cent Reduction in County Tax Rate
Aug13

Officials Propose 4-Cent Reduction in County Tax Rate

Hopkins County Tax Assessor/Collect Debbie Pogue Mitchell Friday proposed setting the county tax rate at $0.584035 per $100 property valuation, a 4-cent tax reduction. Mitchell explained that the Comptroller requires that two rates be considered in establishing a county tax rate and made public: a no-new-revenue tax rate, the amount needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue from the same properties in both the 2020 tax...

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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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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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Public Hearing Slated Tuesday For County Tax Rate
Sep01

Public Hearing Slated Tuesday For County Tax Rate

Commissioners Court Plans Executive Session, To Receive Annual Inspection from SSFD, Sulphur River Resolution Hopkins County Commissioners Court Hopkins County Commissioners Court will hold a special Tuesday meeting for public comment on the proposed tax rate. The first public hearing for the tax rate, held during the regular Aug. 26 court session, passed with no public comment. County Tax Assessor/Collector Debbie Pogue Mitchell...

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Officials Proposing No Change To County Tax Rate
Aug12

Officials Proposing No Change To County Tax Rate

Hopkins County Commissioners Court Monday morning gave approval for the county tax rate to remain the same, at the recommendation of Tax Assessor/Collector Debbie Pogue Mitchell. She reported officials from her office and those of the appraisal district and auditor’s office met last week to go over tax rolls. Work proceeded to calculate a tax rate to propose to commissioners court. Recent legislative changes regarding tax caps...

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Hopkins County Tax Rate Proposed Increase
Aug24

Hopkins County Tax Rate Proposed Increase

Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom announced in County Commissioner Court Monday morning that the proposed tax rate for the budget for next fiscal year will be going up a little.  Judge Newsom said two public hearings will be held prior to the final approval given the rate. The purposed rate is affected by the new jail being built. Tax payers approved a 7-cent rate increase however it will not be that high. The new rate will be a...

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Debbie Mitchell: Proposed County Property Tax Rate To Remain Same for 2019-2020
Sep03

Debbie Mitchell: Proposed County Property Tax Rate To Remain Same for 2019-2020

State officials urge agencies to take ‘aggressive action’ to stop FM 71 flooding The regular portion of Tuesday’s Hopkins County Commissioners Court meeting took only about 10 minutes, just long enough to hold a brief public hearing for the county property tax rate, and for commissioners to approve one line item transfer and acknowledge a resolution made by Sen. Bob Hall. The commissioners court then entered into an...

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County Commissioners Hold Public Hearing on Tax Rate Tuesday
Sep04

County Commissioners Hold Public Hearing on Tax Rate Tuesday

Hopkins County Commissioners Court meets Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the courtroom on the first floor of the courthouse. The meeting is Tuesday due to the Monday Labor Day Holiday. The court will hold a public hearing on the 2017 Proposed Property Tax Rate, renew the local health authority for Hopkins County and reappoint a representative to the lakes Regional Community Center.  Other items of business will also be considered. A budget...

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