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Section A: General News


Proposed $15M county budget includes five new deputies




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August 29, 2012 | 3,067 views | 73 comments

Five new deputies for the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office are among the items included in Wilson County’s proposed fiscal year 2013 budget, as discussed by the Wilson County Commissioners Court during its Aug. 27 meeting. According to interim County Auditor Verna Gorzell, the size of the budget as of Aug. 1 stood at $15,079,190.

In addition to new deputies -- which with salary, benefits, and health insurance could cost the county an additional $240,000 -- the sheriff’s office also is requesting an additional $189,000 for vehicles, accessories, and fuel.

Existing employees of the sheriff’s office also could see an increase in pay. Deputies making less than $30,000 per year would have their salaries increased to the greater of either that figure or 3 percent more than their current salary. Remaining deputies could see a 3-percent salary increase.

Jailers and dispatchers being paid less than $24,000 could see their pay increased to the greater of either that figure or 3 percent more than their current salary.

Cost-of-living salary increases of approximately 3 percent also are proposed for the rest of the county’s employees and elected officials.

The county employs approximately 150 workers, Gorzell said. According to preliminary numbers prepared by former Auditor Ray Wolff, the county projects spending $850 per month for individual health insurance for each employee -- a cost of more than $1.5 million for the coming fiscal year.

The county’s current budget is being supported by an ad valorem tax rate of 45.33 cents per $100 of assessed property value. While the commissioners have yet to propose a tax rate, the consensus among them was that the rollback rate of 46.57 cents would be proposed. More about the county’s proposed budget will follow in the Sept. 5 edition of the Wilson County News.

The commissioners considered and acted upon several other items of business during their Aug. 27 meeting. See related article, page 4A.

 

Your Opinions and Comments

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
September 8, 2012 9:57am
 
Ex Tiger......Since I have led a productive and fulfilling life, I can't say that I have been affected to a point where I had to choose between ignoring a law or feeding my family. Just because the more affluent in this country ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
September 8, 2012 9:55am
 
"No law has ever kept me from going to work every day and collecting a paycheck" I guess you've never heard of the Community Reinvestment Act. Passed in 1977 by a Democrat Congress to stop banks from redlining ... More ›

 
Ex-Tiger  
CA  
September 8, 2012 8:59am
 
I gather from your blog that you feel the man is keeping you down. Holding you back from achieving your goals and ambitions. Yes there are laws and fines that may be ridiculous, but never have I felt that I am being oppressed. ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
September 8, 2012 3:19am
 
Ex Tiger.....When you accept the erosion of liberty and freedom, you exhibit the same low standards as those who are satisfied with a $28,000.00 salary. :) (Your idea, not mine) When you cook a live frog in a progressive ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
September 7, 2012 5:48pm
 
Ex Tiger....I have also traveled the world and also have the advantage living through periods of time that you personally know nothing about. There are many degrees of oppression, so to assign the worst meaning of the word speaks ... More ›

 
Ex-Tiger  
CA  
September 7, 2012 5:00pm
 
Will someone help prarie grouch to the nearest bingo hall so that he can occupy his time and stop hating the world. I have been to many countries around the world, You haven't the slightest clue of what oppression means.Stop ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
September 7, 2012 4:45pm
 
I didn't figure it would last long. heh heh.... Some folks are just way too sensitive.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
September 7, 2012 3:56pm
 
Rock.....I guess that biblical terms are frowned upon since I noticed that your retrieval was also deleted. Thanks......I appreciate your efforts. In the future I will be more inventive. Have a great weekend.

 
Greg Smith  
Adkins, TX  
September 7, 2012 2:36pm
 
in response to Be Carefulls reponse: Be Careful " ... I lived in Bexar County and every time I called Sheriffs Office it was 30 minutes. When in San Antonio that could be longer especially if non-emergency like being ... More ›

 
Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
September 7, 2012 1:51pm
 
"Rock......I am sincerely sorry...." Well, that was worth the time I spent trying to find it...NOT.

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