The Star Democrat
County comptroller position to be abolished
DENTON — When County County Comptroller Cathie Moore retires at the end of the year, her position will be eliminated and the comptroller’s duties as “collector of taxes” will become part of the county finance director’s job.
The county commissioners unanimously approved Legislative Bill 2021-003, Chapter 62 — Collector of Taxes, during their Nov. 2 meeting. The bill was first introduced Oct. 5, was advertised in The Star Democrat and went through three readings. There were no public comments on the bill, which becomes effective Dec. 31, 2021.
Duties of the tax collector include posting of the county’s annual tax rate; providing monthly reports to the commissioners on taxes collected, amounts disbursed and the balance; making deposits and paying state taxes; general payment of county
debts; notification and warning upon nonpayment of taxes and preparation of the tax-delinquent list; collection of delinquent personal property tax; and sale or removal of personal property after the annual tax levy.
The comptroller position was created in May 2007 to replace that of the county treasurer. With this change, those duties become part of the director of finance’s position in 2022.
Margaret C. Roe is the current county finance director.