Collections well above five-year average
Current tax year collections by the Uvalde County Appraisal District are slightly lower than they were at this time in 2018 but, coming in at $20.1 million, the income figure is well above the five-year average of $16.3 million.
Total income was reported at $20,120,564, representing 5,171 full payments of 6,685 total payments between Oct. 1, 2018, through Jan. 10, 2019. The 2018 tax levy totaled $41,194,52.
For prior years, income totaled $20,616,689 of the $40,195,801 levy for the same period at this time in 2018; $17,628,280 in 2017; $14,620,280 in 2016; $14,620,652 in 2015; $14,603,938 in 2014; and $14,228,626 in 2013.
UCAD board directors present for the UCAD board meeting held Tuesday, Jan. 15 were Tony Moreno, Hector Luevano and Javier Flores. Blaine Bennett and J Allen Carnes were absent.
Flores and Luevano recited the oath of office after recently being re-elected with votes of 731 and 717, respectively, as submitted by UCAD taxing entities.
UCAD chief appraiser Roberto Valdez reported that 2,309 properties in Leakey, Utopia, Sabinal and Knippa independent school districts and 269 other properties have been reappraised as part of the 2019 appraisal program.
Valdez said UCAD staff has mailed out 149 applications for agricultural exemptions and 872 for homestead exemptions to property owners with such exemptions in order to update records.
During closed session discussion, directors received updates on the UCAD versus Albert Walker lawsuit brought Feb. 16, 2017. The suit alleges that Walker, who was previously tasked with collecting delinquent tax payments for UCAD, was negligent and breached his contract and fiduciary duty.
No new information was released.