MTGCD votes to lower texas

E-T Staff Report

The Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District board of directors voted Sept. 6 to lower taxes within the District from 1.50 cents to 1.45 cents per $100 valuation.

Since its formation, MTGCD has held the line at 1.5 cents, but the board determined the district could continue to operate effectively while giving taxpayers some relief.

Prior to 2009, MTGCD served Comanche and Erath counties. Bosque and Coryell counties petitioned to be annexed, and, after public hearings and elections, both became a part of MTGCD. Tax revenues from two additional counties resulted in economies of scale that made a tax reduction feasible.

“It was unanimous among the directors that a tax reduction was the right thing to do, but due to unfunded mandates coming out of Austin, they seriously deliberated over what the reduction should be,” said General Manager Joe Cooper.

The MTGCD holds regular monthly board meetings on the first Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at 930 Wolfe Nursery Rd. in Stephenville.

More information is available at www.middletrinitygcd.org.