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By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier—
BENJAMIN—Knox County Judge Stan Wojcik said he had good news for citizens of the county during a discussion about the proposed budget during the monthly meeting of the Knox County Commissioners Court Monday.
Wojcik said a tax rate of .66808 cents per $100 property valuation will be proposed, down from the previous year’s .74480, and this will result in bringing in the same amount of funds as was collected last year.
The commissioners went into executive session to discuss personnel matters with Knox County Attorney Lina Trevino but took no action when resuming the meeting.
The commissioners approved the following election judges and alternates for a one-year term beginning Nov. 3:
Precinct 101—Glenna Hudson, Brenda Floyd;
Precinct 202—Jan Eaton, Judy Leaverton;
Precinct 201—Gladene Green, Amy White;
Precinct 301—Linda Oustad, Martha Andrade;
Precinct 302—Charlotte Welch;
Precinct 401—Melissa Josselet’
Early—Lisa Cypert, Jeannie Clark, Audriana Diaz.
In other business, the commissioners approved agreements with the Knox County Appraisal District to collect taxes and with the Helen Farabee Centers plus continued the annual process of adopting a technology fund.
Maintaining social distancing practices, the court allowed County Clerk Lisa Cypert, attorney Trevino and tax appraiser Mitzi Welch to join the commissioners and judge at the meeting.