A sound financial footing will almost certainly allow Todd County Fiscal Court to keep property tax rates the same when they vote on first reading later this month.
Todd County Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield proposed keeping the 9.9 cents per 100 dollars of assessed value, which will actually increase revenue slightly over the next year. All four members of court in attendance agreed with his recommendation, as did County Attorney Mac Johns.
Johns says the current court and Judge have worked to keep the county in good financial shape and the benefits have been evident.
The Todd County Standard will publish a notice of the proposed rate and there will be a hearing on the matter at 8:50am August 24th, just before the next Fiscal Court meeting. There will be first and second reading of the ordinance at the next two meetings.
In other business, Judge Greenfield said the county has received a 35-thousand dollar grant for energy efficiency improvements to the current courthouse. Magistrates accepted a bid of $15,624 from Ronnie Greenfield Construction to install 36 replacement windows.
A lower bid from Lee Threlkel was turned down because it contained no details, only saying “insulation and cocking, windows and labor” for $13,520.57. The work must be done by the end of this month for the grant money to still be available. Court also approved paying Knight Refrigeration to install a new heat and air system in the Sheriff’s Office and Ag Extension Office after lightning hit the old system this summer.