Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 14, unanimously approved five agenda items relating to the county’s 2021 budget and 2020 tax rate.

The court first approved the budget, followed by the tax rate.

The budget includes a 2.5% Cost of Living Allowance for all employees, except for elected officials.

The approved tax rate is the No New Revenue rate of $.433543. It includes $.314028 (M&O), $.046757 (I&S or debt), $.061938 (Road & Bridge/Flood Control M&O), and $.01082 (Flood Control I&S).

The other three items approved included adopting the 2020 tax roll and levy, Resolution #R-36-2020 for the 2020 tax roll, levy and rate, and ratifying the property tax increase reflected in the 2021 budget.

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