County officials FY 20 salaries approved

The Coryell County Commissioners’ Court unanimously approved the revised salary, expenses and other allowances of elected county or precinct officers for Fiscal Year 2020 at their special meeting on Wednesday.

Before the vote on Wednesday, County Attorney Brandon Belt reminded the court that after their vote, the salaries could be lowered, but could not be raised above the approved amount.

The meeting, which lasted about 20 minutes, was very different in tone from the standing-room-only commissioners’ meeting held on Aug. 26. At that meeting, the court was filled with visitors who were upset about the proposed 2019-2020 budget that was presented earlier this summer.

One major point of contention at the Aug. 26 meeting was that County Judge Roger Miller, along with the two local district judges and the county court at law judge, was due an $18,000 supplement for sitting on the juvenile justice board.

Last year, the judges received just under $11,000 from the juvenile justice department, although that money did come from the county’s general funds and local taxpayers.

 

 

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