MORE MINERALS – County commissioners learned Monday that $200 million in mineral values were added to the appraisal rolls for 2009 through 2012. Auditor Ann McCuiston said with a 98 percent collection rate, that means an additional $742,420 in tax money for the county. The “windfall,” as it was described by County Judge Bill McElhaney, will allow the county to allocate extra funds to each precinct, put some in general fund and tuck some away for capital projects. Wise County Messenger Update
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Sorry, but they're going to spend it, not reduce your taxes. Because that's what government does when they come across extra revenue... Sadly, they tell the departments that if they don't spend all the funds budgeted to them, they can expect less money for the next year.
What a lesson in stewardship and leadership. They actually think it's their money; not yours, mine or ours. Even worse, they think they're helping people by providing more services when all they're actually doing is making people more dependent on government.