Conroe, August 20 – At the Tuesday, August 14, 2018, meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court ,Montgomery County Tax Assessor-Collector Tammy McRae explained to the Commissioners Court that Montgomery Central Appraisal District (MCAD) Board of Directors member Bob Casey had resigned and that each taxing entity, other than special purpose districts and emergency service districts, could nominate a new director before September 13, 2018. The MCAD Board of Directors will select the new director from the nominees.
The Commissioners Court chose to defer the nomination until the August 28, 2018, meeting, so that each member of the Court could nominate someone to replace Casey.
The remaining MCAD Board of Districts members are Chairman Bruce Tough (higher tax and higher spending fanatic), Vice Chairman Mike Meador (who never met a spending proposal he didn’t like), and loyal pro-tax votes Barry Blanton and Bonar Luzey II.
The identity of Casey’s replacement on the MCAD policymaking board, which sets the aggressive tax increase policies through skyrocketing reappraisals, became clear, however, during the meeting, regardless of whom the Commissioners Court nominates. Precinct 1 County Commissioner Mike Meador, who is the Vice Chairman of the MCAD Board, announced that insurance agent Jimmy Beathard, clearly a pro-establishment and pro-taxation choice, had “expressed an interest in serving” to replace Casey on the MCAD Board.
Meador’s comment made clear that the MCAD Board will likely elect Beathard to continue pro-taxation policies.
Both Precinct 4 County Commissioner Jim Clark and Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal mentioned Guy Hancock, a citizen of Commissioners Precinct 4, as a potential replacement for Casey. Hancock has served on Emergency Service District Boards and has also voted in favor of higher taxes and higher spending.
The endorsement of Beathard by Meador, however, displays the writing on the wall. The Commissioners Court may go through the motions of nominating people, so that they can curry favor with their political allies. Precinct 3 County Commissioner James Noack will likely nominate one of his remaining political supporters, such as Peggy Hausman.
It’ll be Beathard.