Court, sheriff debate patrol deputy salary Posted in: News While working on the next fiscal year budget for the county over the past couple of weeks, the Bastrop County Commissioners Court debated ways to increase patrol deputy pay and improve employee retention. Proposed tax rate lowered by one cent The tax rate for the past year was $0.5799 per $100 of taxable value. Property value appraisals increased in Bastrop County this year, on average by about 10 percent. As a result, the effective tax rate, or “no new tax rate,” this year would have been 54.24 cents per $100 of taxable value. “We have a growing county with growing demands, we are ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!