(Orange, Texas)


August 1, 2007

Thibodeaux: County could see tax increase


Thibodeaux did not address the reclassification issue and additional personnel requests Tuesday, but said he will in future workshop sessions.

“I am not dodging payroll issues,” Thibodeaux said. “They will probably be gone over in a three-day workshop.”

Multiple workshops are part of the normal process to address issues from various county departments, he said.

The tax rate will also depend on property valuations from the tax assessor. Taxable property values are reported to have increased to about $4.1 billion. The current effective tax rate is 56.886 cents per $100 in property valuation. If property valuations do come in as high as expected, it could mean an extra $2 million in county coffers.

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