New budget increases by $104K
The board of directors of the Uvalde County appraisal district adopted the 2020 budget on Tuesday evening, approving an 8.83 percent increase over last year’s $1,174,983 budget total.
Chief appraiser Roberto Valdez said the bulk of the increase is due to the need for an additional appraiser, which increases the district’s payroll expenses.
“We need an additional appraiser so we have enough staff to do inspections,” said Valdez.
The district has struggled annually to meet the state’s requirements for agricultural exemption inspections.
The position is to be paid at an entry level rate of $29,870.
This year’s $1,278,734 budget total also allows for a 3-percent cost of living increase for district employees.
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