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Pt" 30, 1976-NEWS-BANNER Henderson Okays Budget Including Hikes By Tom Herline Henderson County Com- missioners were taken to sk for their failure to provide more funds for road building and repairs by a delegation of Cedar Creek Lake property owners during the county's annual budget hearing, but they ended up adopting the budget as proposed. Pay raises for all county employes and increased expenses and office supply funds for several elected officials were included in the budget adopted with virtually no discussion, even though the increases were the subject of a day-long debate, much of it in execu- tive session, two weeks ago. The budget proposal includes expenditures of $3,864,340. It is based on a 95.cent ad valorem tax rate This includes a maximum 80-cents for operating funds and interest and sinking funds, plus a 15-cent special #eoad and bridge tax voted by the citizens of the county in years past. In addition there is a SO,cent road and bridge remissions tax collected. This formerly was collected by the state and rebated to the counties, but in recent years, it has been collected directly by the county and is Board iscuss00 Signal hght The board of directors of the President's Property Owners Association has taken under advisement a recommendation that a four- way signal light be placed at the intersection of Highways 85 and 90 during a recent meeting at Bracks Smoke- house. Harry Beeman, a member of the city council of Enchan- Oaks, said that the present one-way signal is Causing congestion of traffic n Highway 90, andin the opinion of many, is causing heavy traffic congestion. The group also granted rmission for Paul D. Beau- iregard, field director of Circle I0 Boy Scouts of America to appear before the Oct 16 general meeting of the Association to explain plans for expansion of Boy Scout activities arouond Ce- dar Creek Lake. The board heard several committee reports and also observed a moment of silent not a part of the 95-cents listed as the county tax rate. Still another 15 cents is alloted for a right of way interest and sinking fund. Combined, they bring the taxpayer bill to $1.70 per $100 valuation. Forest Haralson, repre- senting the Presidents Property Owners Associa- tion, and several other Cedar Creek Lake area residents and representatives of the Association complained that the road and bridge section of the budget was allocated less money than last year. This year's Road 'and Bridge budget calls for $155,500 allocation to each of the four precincts from the road and bridge special account plus an additional $108,276 expenditure covering general road expenses. The current year's budget calls for transferring $111,000 to each precinct from the Road and Bridge Special Account, compared to $116,500 allocated last year. Questioned about the "cut" auditor Tom Simmons said that the amount allocated last year was apparently too much, and that this year's budget in that area is $30,000 behind projections for revenues. He said he adjusted the expected revenue accordingly. Haralson asked the court whether it intends to act on a petition from the Property Owners Association seeking a redistricting or reallocation of road mileage in precinct 2 which has most of the lake subdivisions in its boundaries. Ned LaRue, commissioner for that pre- cinct said that he was in the process of completing road mileage estimates, and that when they were completed they would discuss adjustments. He said he had to stop gathering the information when recent rains caused road and bridge washotits in his precinct, but indicated he would llave the information in a few days. He said he had counted 496.2 miles thus far with about six subdivisions left to check. Haralson asked the county to rewrite the budget to give more funds to roads. "I feel our road problem is the number one problem in Henderson County," Judge Winston Reagan said in response to the demand. He pointed out that the bulk of the revenue sharing received ly. Bill Dyer presided over the meeting. prayer for the family of Dick by the county went into road Warren, president of Cedar funds, and that a total of Branch Park, a member of $1,011,000 went into Road the Association died recent- and Bridge all told this year. Citing the increasing dependence by the county on Revenue Sharing Funds, Judge Reagan said he hopes to make the next county budget adhere to actual use needs from regular sources, ........ :.l. doesn't stand for save and not dependent on our souls or save our ship. Revenue Sharing Funds. The letters from the Morse Code were merely adopted Reagan defended the for convenience-thres dots, budget, saying he felt three dashes, three dots. Henderson County was in the "best financial'shape it's ever been in." He pointed out that the county's budget is limited by statute, that its tax rate is at the maximum level allowed by law. However, under questioning, he admied the county could increase its revenues by raising the present 20-cent ratio of valuations to a higher percentage of fair market value. Several times, those com- plaining referred to some $60,000 allocated in the budget for a ten per cent pay increase for county employes, but the commis- sioners did not discuss them in the meeting at all. They were included in the final budget. Nor did they tamper with a number of requests for additional supplies and travel allowances for the county clerk, tax assessor- collector, county attorney, district clerk, justices of peace, and the sheriff's office. These matters were dis- cussed at length in an executive session Sept. 20, and the commissioners were reportedly unable to agree on the expenditures, and they were added to the budget, according to Judge Reagan, with a view to settling the matter during the public hearing. The subject was never mentioned by the commissioners during the lengthy hearing Monday, Haralson, pressing the road budget, noted that the county audit had called for pooling of equipment. "As of this date there has been no pooling." he said. The court noted in dis- cussions that the 18-cent road and budget tax includ- ed in the budget could be increased up to 30 cents, but with the total tax was at the legal limit, so any increase in road taxes would have to be taken from other depart- ments within the budget. No commissioner proposed changing the budget items, howeVer. Judge Reagan said NESIS IX INOCULATE YOUR SOIL NOW[ For fall and wtnter crops; attd to help get your soil in ehape for sprmrq Genests Ii   ts not a rOOt stirrelate, il activator o conditioner. It is an inoculimt, whdl will id the soil in achllwing its natural halaht of fertility. G0INI IUMb IOW ava|abkl for ipproximately $5.00 (five dollars) an aa. At the price you ate paying, can yoo afford not to trylit? You won't have to ute Gamins lit all  timtt it's lust all you mind to u|e. In it , l Ii;UiI now emadedkl at  line Servtcem, Atherm, Tx .................. 675-5777 Farw#r's Co-Op Gin Auoc., MId3onk, Tx ..... 8874131 Gitrmmr'l Orory, Walton. Tx .............. 479-3387 Lwnd)riIht Gro, Montalba Tx .......... 549-2321 Mooroe'$ Outdoor Power Equip., Poynor. Tx.. 876-3452 Distributed by: FK)LLIft0,N AG PRODUCTS PO. BOX 591 ATHENS. TX 75751 following a lunch break thaV he was checking to see if an election might be possible to levy an additional special road tax similar to the special 15-cent levy now in the budget. This however, is at the legal maximum also, Reagan said. Dam For Plant Precautions-Listed In Wake To Be Built By Kansas Firm Of Possible Encephalitis Central Plains Construc- tion Company of Shawnee Mission, Kansas has been awarded a contract to build the dam at the proposed Forest Grove Steam Electric Station near Athens, James Reagan saidit was toolate Kerbo, TP&L's Athens Dis- to change the figures in this trict Manager announced. year's budget because the The contract was let by tax bills were already prepar- Texas Utilities Services, ed and would go out Oct. I. Inc., agent for joint-owners Thecourt, during tax equali- TP&L, Texas Electric Ser- zation hearing earlier this vice Company, and Dallas year gave the go-ahead to the tax assessor-collector to use the 95-cent tax rate for county taxes. The tax must be set prior to July 20 each year or it remains the same, according to statutes quoted by Simmons. Subsequently, the com- missioners voted 3-0 to adopt the budget as proposed. Larry Everett was absent. Power and Light Company. Dana construction is expect- ed to start in early October with completion set for January 1979. When com- pleted, the dam will form a 1,502-acre cooling lake. Kerbo said about 580 persons will be employed during peak construction of the plant. When completed, the plant will have about 290 employees. A suspected case of St. Louis Encephalitis has been reported to Public Health Region 7 in a 76 year old woman residing at Tool in Henderson County on the West side of Cedar Creek Lake. Public Health Officials strongly warn residents of the Cedar Creek Lake Area to take adequate precautions in eliminating mosquitoes in- side their home and busi- nesses. An effective mos- quito repellent should be used when going out of doors especially at night. Residents should take the following precautions in eli- minating possible mosquito breeding places around their homes: 1. Check around their home and drain where possible any GIBSON'S Hwy. 274 & 85 Phone : 432-2841 Seven Points DUPONT PAINT Special Purchase Discontinued Colors (No White) place that water has a or keep them emptied tendency to collect. If the 3. Repair leaky water cannot be drained a outside faucets, and small quantity of diesel fuel house cooler drain should be place on the frequently. surface. 4. Change water 2. Get rid of old tires, tin scrub vases holding cans, bottles, jars, buckets, or cuttings twice each drums and other containers or grow cuttings in FARMERS & RANCHERS SUPPLY FEED-SEED-FERTILIZER Call Collect 214-396-2881 or 396-2282 CUSTOM FERTILIZER SPREADING Kenneth Lewi West Hwy. 31 Owner Kerens, Texas MORE CLASSIFI Garage Sale Automotive! GARAGE SALE: 104 Pine Bloom Willowood Addition in Mabank. Will run for two weeks, s30 TWO FAMILY GARAGE SALE-next door to Joe Sheppard Insurance office downtown Kerens. Friday- Saturday. s3O GARAGE SALE-Bookcase headboard, chest with mirror winter coats, jeans, 9 thru 13-girls and ladies blouses and dresses-9 thru 13 also. Lamps, bedspreads, drapes, household goods and much more. Saturday only-7 a.m. till dark-1 mile S. of Mala- koff, Hwy 90-Bradshaw re- sidence s30 GARAGE S.LE: Old Farm Junk, other items to numer- ous to list come and see Thursday thru Sunday Shaw Hill Lane, 2 mile east of Kemp a30 GARAGE SALE*Saturda,v FOR SALE: 1974 Coronet station Excellent meehrnical tion, loaded, luggage 15 to 17 miles per gallo gas. $2250.00 firm 887-4614 after 6pm Two 9-50x16.5 8ply 8h ton fits Chev. tires, and hub caps used % left. J.P. Tir: .o. 887-2115, WANTED: Ford V-8 for 3 speed standard mission. 887-8502 FOR SALE 1974 Yamaha 100 Dirt [ New Tires, Good $400.00 Call 498.-3531, Kemp FOR SALE: 1972 Honda Motorcycle. condition. Call Trinidad. PETS FOR SALE , on ree Sti- Mrs. Walter Allen sS0  $25.00 GARAGE SALE-Clothes all sizes, jr. and adult, shoes, household items, truck gas tanks, Boscom seat, tools, clothes dryer and little bit of everything. Clivers, 1 mile south of Malakoff on Hwy 90-Saturday only. s30 CARD OF THANKS 432-2821 2 males PE Thanks to helping Bill Adams another dollar. LIVESTOCK CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank every- one for all the kind expres- sions of love following the death of my mother Thank you for your visits, food, cards, flowers, memorial gifts and most of all your prayers. Joan, Stanton, Sherry, Robbie and Lesli R.Aolo CARD OF THANKS I want to thank my friends and neighbors for their visits, cards, gifts, flowers and food during my stay in the hospital. God bless you. Myrtle Stevenson CARD OF THANKS WE BUY Horses Phone, Day- 498-5051, 498-6003. FOR SA'LE: Regis Polled Hereford Bulls, few heifers. Jarrel 887-388], Mabank. CEDAR CREEK' has sold another : tal Bull. This angus cross. Itolstein, /4 Charolais crosses. selling fast and are right between $400 with one very bull yearling at information call 887-8621 or 8 aS0 R'00,}tal We wish to thank all of .... our many friends and family FOR RENT: 3Br, 2B, for all of the generous help, for rent, Clearwater kind and loving remember-489-0547. ances during the illness and FOR RENT: Mobile death of our mother, Mrs. Apartments by Week Murzie Greenhaw. Month. Call 778-2671 or Gladys Smith 'by Motel. Raymond Seth Harvie Greenhaw BrandS CARD OF THANKS I want to thank all my friends who were so nice to visit me while I was in the hospital and since I came home. Thanks for your prayers, flowers and food. May God bless each one of you. Pheba Snowden 'ow. leasing-- for proved people. 1 bedroom apts. Air dition, shag electric built:ins. conveniences, living. Near Kemp. F.O. 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