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Kent County 2018 effective tax rate submitted to court

Thursday, August 9, 2018

On Monday, July 30, 2018, the Kent County Commissioners’ Court convened in a special meeting at the Kent County courthouse in Jayton with the following members present: County Judge Jim White, Roy W. Chisum (Commissioner Precinct One), Don Long (Commissioner Precinct Two), Daryl Hamm (Commissioner Precinct Three) and Clerk Craig Harrison. Robert Graham (Commissioner Precinct Four) was absent.

A motion was made by Ham and seconded by Chisum approving the minutes from the July 9, 2018, meeting and corrections to the minutes of the meeting held on July 19, 2018. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Long and seconded by Ham approving applications for the use of road machinery. Motion carried.

The Kent County Appraisal District submitted the 2018 notice of effective tax rate and statement of increase/decrease to the court.

Sarah Crone, Kent County Nursing Home Administrator, met with the court to report on operations. There are 44 nursing home residents, including one resident hospitalized. A motion was made by Chisum and seconded by Ham authorizing Crone to sign and assume the purchase of a new computer for the nursing home. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Long and seconded by Ham approving payment of payroll and all claims against the county for goods and services. Motion carried.

A motion was made by White and seconded by Chisum approving a new investment with the billing department (EMS) in the amount of $250,000.00 at Plains Capital Bank at the rate of two percent, due to mature in 13 Months. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Ham and seconded by Long approving adjournment of the Court into executive session at 11:50 a.m. Motion carried. The court reconvened into open session at 1:40 p.m.

The commissioners then went into a budget workshop for fiscal year 2018-19. No action was taken.

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