Collin County lowers tax rate in approved budget

Collin County commissioners unanimously approved the fiscal year 2015 budget and tax rate Sept. 22.

The total combined county budget is $301,450,396 and the tax rate is $0.2350 per $100 of property value for 2015. The new tax rate is a decrease from this year's rate of $0.2375, which makes 2015 the 22nd year the county has not increased the tax rate.

The Commissioners Court also approved a $424,000 increase for elections expansion and a $8,239 salary decrease for County Commissioner Precinct 1, whose precinct includes Frisco. The commissioner's salary and benefits increase were accidentally duplicated in the original budget draft, according to the meeting agenda.