Burn ban in effect

By Glenn Rea

Yorktown News-View

Taxes, budget and burn ban were the top subjects at Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting.

After hearing a report from Emergency Management Coordinator Cyndi Smith, the court agreed to enact a burn ban in the unincorporated areas of the county.

The drought index has reached a point where a burn ban is appropriate to prevent brush and grass fires throughout the county. Smith said several of the county’s volunteer fire department have indicated the burn ban is needed.

Also at the meeting the court received a report from County Tax Assessor Collector Susie Dreyer dealing with proposed tax rates.

She said, based on a net taxable value of $4.1 billion, the proposed effective tax rate would be 55.391¢ per $100. By using the effective rate, the county would expect to receive $22,117,965 in tax revenue.

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