Newly elected members of the Hays Central Appraisal District (CAD) will take the oath of office at 4 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Lex Word Building, located at 21001 Interstate-35 in Kyle. The public is invited to attend.
The district is responsible for appraising property for the purpose of ad valorem tax assessment on behalf of the governing bodies in Hays County.
“Our office develops and administers property records and provides appraisal roll services to all the taxing jurisdictions in Hays County,” David G. Valle, chief appraiser for the district said.
The board of directors is elected by votes of the governing bodies in the county, specifically schools, cities and county government. Each of the taxing entities in Hays County may nominate a representative to the board every two years.
The votes that are cast are determined by the amount of taxable property in each of the governmental jurisdictions. This year these governing bodies elected 7 directors. Each governmental unit has a different allocation of votes. Hays CISD had 1,661 votes, Hays County had 1,536 votes, San Marcos CISD had 1,376 votes, Dripping Springs ISD had 1,203 votes, Wimberley ISD had 571 votes, and the City of San Marcos had 402 votes.
Board members are Luanne Caraway of Hays County, Joe Castillo of San Marcos CISD; Galen Dodson of Dripping Springs ISD, Chris Jones of City of San Marcos, Dennis Miller of Hays CISD, Abel Tenorio of Hays CISD, and Dave Williams of Wimberley ISD.
All will serve two-year terms for their respective governing bodies.