County budget approval on hold

Commissioners considering proposed increase in tax rate

Uvalde County Commissioners on Monday postponed approval of the 2017-2018 operating budget to review the proposed tax rate of 74.09 cents per $100 valuation, equal to the rollback rate.

Commissioner Randy Scheide made the motion, which was seconded by Commissioner Jerry Bates and carried by a 4-0 vote. The meeting to possibly approve the budget is set Monday at 6 p.m.

The current tax rate is 70.52 cents per $100 valuation. Certified property values for Uvalde County decreased by nearly $190 million from 2016 to 2017.

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