The Tarrant County Commissioners Court was presented with a balanced budget proposal Monday, Aug. 11, which would maintain the current tax rate.
The total proposed budget is $540,300,901 with a tax rate of 26.4 cents per $100 valuation. Tarrant County taxes on a home with a value of $100,000 would be $264.
During Monday’s hearing, the Commissioners Court voted to increase merit-based salaries from 2.5 percent to 3 percent – matching the increase in the FY2014 budget. Funds for law enforcement step increases and implementation of a new salary structure are also included.