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Knox tax rate OKed
From The News-Courier staff—
BENJAMIN—The Knox County Commissioners Court approved holding early voting for the Nov. 3 general election from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Oct. 13 through Oct. 31 at the Ex Students building in Benjamin during its regular monthly meeting last Monday morning,
In addition, early voting will be conducted Oct. 19-23 at the Knox City Community Center and the Perry Patton Community Center in Munday.
The commissioners voted to consolidate precincts for the Nov. 3 general election as follows: 101 and 202 will vote at the Knox City Community Center, 301 and 401 at the Perry Patton Community Center, 201 at the Wichita Brazos Museum and 302 at the Vera Community Center.
The commissioners also approved:
- the 2020-2021 budget;
- the elected officials’ salaries;
- the tax rate of .55083 cents per $100 of value as presented in a public meeting held earlier the same day;
- the 2021 holidays;
- the schedule of meetings for 2021.
In addition, they deferred employee FICA payments from Sept. 1 until Dec. 31, 2020 and accepted a depository bid from First Bank Texas Munday with updated signature cards.
In an unusual 3-2 vote with Judge Stan Wojcik casting the tie-breaking vote and Jimmy and Nathan Urbanczyk casting no votes, an amendment version of the minutes of previous meetings was approved. An earlier motion to accept the minutes had been voted down by a similar 3-2 vote with Wojcik joining Dan Godsey and Johnny McCown casting no votes.