School district votes to stiff UCAD

Charley Robinson

Staff writer

One month did not change the outcome of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s decision regarding payment to the Uvalde County Appraisal District. The board voted 4-3 Monday night to reject making the $25,512 pro-rated payment to UCAD.

At the April board meeting, trustees tabled the issue. This month, it came to a vote with board member Willie Edwards making the motion to approve the UCAD request. Javier Flores, who is a UCISD trustee and also on the UCAD board of directors, seconded the motion.

The motion received one additional yea from Luis Fernandez, but was rebuked by board members  Rob Fowler, Maria Martinez, Roland Sanchez and board president Mickey Gerdes, who broke the tie.

“I don’t like it one bit,” interjected Edwards prior to making his motion, “but in good faith, we have to pay our share.”

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Martinez questioned whether a contract existed between UCAD and the entities they represent.

UCAD chief appraiser Roberto Valdez was present to answer board questions. His response to Martinez’s inquiry was that an inter-local agreement had been signed in 1994 and 2000.


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