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Commissioners talk 5-percent across-the-board raises




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Wilson County News
July 10, 2013 | 3,852 views | 42 comments

Preliminary estimates are that Wilson County’s budget for the 2014 fiscal year could be $1.3 million larger than the spending plan adopted for the previous year, including a proposed 5-percent raise for most county employees. This is according to Wilson County Auditor Verna Gorzell during the July 8 meeting of the Wilson County Commissioners Court. . . .

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Spec Ops  
Wilson  
July 17, 2013 8:30am
 
Every county commissioner and the county judge who voted for the 5% raise across the board has to go during the next election. All this shows us is the greed they have to get more money out of us. Don't we already pay enough ... More ›

 
squawk box  
Pandora, Tx  
July 17, 2013 8:24am
 
Reference cover letter for Wilson County Budget.... Over a half million dollars increase in taxes. Over 297,000.00 collected from new property added to the tax rolls. This leaves about 212,000.00 extracted from current taxpayers ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 17, 2013 6:13am
 
New Guy......Don't stray too far from the plantation.

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 17, 2013 6:08am
 
Something else to say 2..........According to the Texas Association of Counties, the average wage per job in Wilson county is $28,788.00 per year. Why would any reasonable person expect taxpayers to support any county job ... More ›

 
Eric  
Floresville  
July 16, 2013 9:05pm
 
Something else to say, That's extremely low turnover if only 4 have not been here at least five years that means the sheriffs office must be a good place to work and compensation is adequate. How can you claim tax payer's ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 16, 2013 7:17pm
 
Michael Abbott.....Thanks a lot for the budget link.. interesting reading....

 
New Guy  
Wilson County  
July 16, 2013 7:00pm
 
Something else to say 2: Yep, another family member. You guys blog this should look up "Nepotism". This county is full of it.

 
Something else to say 2  
July 16, 2013 6:21pm
 
Grouch, Health insurance is paid 100% by the county (that is public knowledge) BUT their copays are $40 (for their PCP). Their retirement is taken out of that $30,000-44,000. So 27% of their salary is for insurance, retirement, ... More ›

 
Michael Abbott  
Sutherland Springs, TX  
July 16, 2013 6:08pm
 
Here is the link to the 2013 Budget year for Wilson County...good through Sept. 30, 2013. http://tools.cira.state.tx.us/users/0163/docs/Dawn/Financials/Budget/FINAL_Budget_10-04-2012.pdf Here is the Wilson County website ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
July 16, 2013 5:30pm
 
Something else to say 2.....You left out the cost of their health insurance and contributions to their retirement. What is their total compensation ? With approximately 80 percent of the force having been there more than ... More ›

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