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||Question and Answers
Q. - This week some people have
been planting spikes in my front yard on Virginia Street. Is this
street being widened? If so, why?
Answer - You are seeing the early stages of a
major Texas Department of Transportation (TxDot) project. TxDot
is reconstructing Virginia Street from Moore Ave. to Frances Street
as part of the original agreement to relocate SH 34 to the new route..
. . Read More
||Q. - Crossroads at Terrell
will begin construction next year with four major retail anchors .
. . What are these other retail businesses?
Answer - As of today we do not know the names
of retailers who will locate in Crossroads at Terrell.
The agreements that will put retailers on the site are being handled
by The Retail Connection. . . Read
Q. - What has happened to the
"Report a Pothole" form that used to be on the City website?
I see plenty that need to be repaired.
Answer - The City realized a need for citizen
reporting for situations they observe not limited to potholes. .
Q. - Why do the lights at the
basketball court not work, but the lights at the tennis court and
baseball fields work?
Answer - The light bulbs at the basketball courts
have been replaced. . .Read
Q. - I hope I'm not the only one
who has asked this but when can we expect the tree trimmings piled
up and down Griffith to be picked up? . . . Read
Answer - You are not the only one to ask about
this and the situation has not been limited to just Griffith. .
. Read More
Q. - I wonder if Terrell
hires only entry level police officers? The time and expense necessary
to place these officers on the street seems to be excessive. . .Read
Answer - Two years ago we changed our process
to allow the hiring of experienced police officers. We refer to
this as “lateral transfer.” . . .Read
||Q. - Mayor please tell me,
is Super Target building a store in Terrell?
Answer - We get that question quite often. Super
Targets are highly sought after by cities and developers. . .Read
Q. - I
have been in the horse industry for many years. The amount of "horse
people" in Terrell is HUGE. Are there any plans on developing
a city arena?. . .Read More
Answer - City government financial support for
event center would call for some serious study. It has been suggested
before that there is enough "horse business" in our
area to support more facilities but no one has ever studied the
details. . .Read More
||Q. - Hello,
we are considering relocating to your area. We have been looking for
any information on Park and Ride or van pools. . .Read
Answer - I hope your move to Terrell goes well.
You will discover that Terrell is an all American home town. The
City of Terrell is not directly involved in any park and ride or
van program. I see Dart share ride vans. . .Read
||Q. - A
lot of senior citizens are wondering what the status is regarding
the building of the Baylor Hospital on I-20 and also the latest on
our own local hospital . . . if and when it is going to re-open.
Answer - We get a lot of questions about
Baylor’s plans and about the possible opening of the hospital.
. .Read More
||Q. - I
was wanting to know where there are jobs for sixteen year olds.
Answer - With the help of the staff at the Terrell
Chamber of Commerce I have found the following businesses. . .Read
||Q. - I know there is not a
race in 2013 for Mayor. When will there be another one? How do I find
the information if someone wanted to run?
Answer - The City of Terrell holds annual elections
in May of each year. The next Mayoral election will be May 2016.
The composition, eligibility, election and terms are found in the
city charter. . .Read More
Q. - We have many cars and
trucks that use Johnson St. as a cut thru...many of these vehicles
use excessive speed. . . Read More
Answer - There are 3 classifications of streets
in the City: local, collector, and arterial. Johnson is a collector
street so it is expected to carry a medium amount of thru traffic.
. .Read More
Q. - I
am in charge of fundraising for a youth baseball team. I have seen
organizations on the street corners and at intersections collecting
money . . . Read More
Answer - Terrell Ordinance 2202 prohibits charitable
organizations from soliciting funds on public streets or roadways
. . . Read More
Q. - I am currently serving
active duty in the U.S. Navy. . . I plan to move back to Texas and
become a police officer. I see that one of the requirements. . is
a certain amount of college hours. If I am prior military, is that
requirement waived. . .Read More
Answer - On behalf of the Citizens of Terrell,
thank you for your service to America. . .There is no college requirement
to become a police officer with the Terrell Police Department. .
Q. - When I moved to Terrell
in Sept my water bill ran about $50. Now it is almost $100 a month.
. .Read More
Answer - From the information that came in with
your question, I see that you live in an apartment complex in Terrell.
. .Read More
||Q. - Why are the bathrooms
in the park closed and locked every December until after January?
. . . Read More
Answer - Bathroom facilities in the parks are
closed down for periods of time during the winter. . . Read
Q. - What's being built
at the intersection of Hwy 80 and Spur 557, back to KCR 305?. .
Answer - The development close to the intersection
of US 80 and Spur 557 to the south of US 80 is the early phases
of a long-planned construction project by Terrell Materials, a partnership
of Sinacola and Hanson. . .Read More
||Question and Answer
||Q - What
work can I do inside my home without having to apply for a permit?
Q. - Do you think there
will be any future plans to add a nice landscaped city entrance
sign on all entrances coming into our city? Answer
Q. - My daughter, KJ, and I took a book of pictures to
the Mayor's office many weeks ago.
I have been teaching KJ the value
of community. Answer
Q. - There is a vacant house with grass
more than knee high. How do we report this to Code Enforcement?
Q - Is there a way that the city can pass
an ordinance on non-working vehicle parked in front of their home?
Q - I recently moved back to Terrell after
30 years. I am amazed as to how the residential areas have deteriorated.
What happened and how can this be resolved? Answer
Q. - Is it hard being the mayor? I've
been praying for our country. I hope you've been doing well. - KB
age 6 .Answer
Q. - Must a candidate for a vacant
city council seat reside in the district for the seat they are running
How do I go about trying to get a city ordinance changed or modified?
Q.- Why does the City of Terrell not fly
the American Flag outside city hall? Answer
Q - Can the minutes of the Council
meetings and agendas be included in that newsletter?
Q. - Comments on City Newsletter.
Q. - How can we learn more about new businesses in Terrell?
Q. - Why do we have a garage sale sign ordinance?
Q. - Are you allowed to raise chickens in
your backyard if you live within the city limits of Terrell? Answer
What city ordinance covers the restrictions and requirements for
garage & yard sales?
Q. - When we asked people not to pick up the pecans in
front of our house, they claimed that we did not own that property.
Q. - What is it going to take to get a city ordinance passed
to require all pawn shops and the like registered with law enforcement.
Q. - Does Terrell have a city ordinance regarding leaving
an animal unattended in a hot vehicle? Answer
Q. - Do I need a permit to have a garage sale at my home?
Q. - I was told that the alley ways are for city and utility
use only. Why were my neighbors cited for the overgrown weeds?
Q. - We are interested
in curbside recycling. We currently use the drop off locations.
Q. - Does Terrell have a collection point
for E-Waste? Answer
Q. - Does the City have a health inspector?
Q. - Will the police officers ever get a new police department?
The city's website states that the pool has family swim Fridays
and Sundays from 3-6. I showed up with my family to a sign hanging
stating closed on Sundays to the public.
Q. - What are the chances of getting Wi Fi Internet service
in Terrell? Answer
||Q. - How do we get the storm debris removed
from our street? Answer
Q. - My house was recently robbed on
11-16-08. . . Answer
Q. - I saw
recent reports on WFAA-TV Channel 8 News regarding a robbery spree
of area convenience stores in Terrell. Answer
Q. - What is being done to stop the the increasing number
of break-ins of homes and businesses? Answer
Q - Our neighborhood has experienced
a rash of thefts.What can we do to get a curfew imposed? Answer
Q. - What is being built on airport road
by Autozone? Answer
Q. - Do you think that Terrell will get
a Super Target or a Target? Answer
Q. - With the Trans Texas Corridor gaining some steam.
. .what is Terrell doing in order to keep this out of our back yard?
Q. - Is it likely there will be any
funds to add and/or upgrade sidewalks, especially leading downtown?
Q. - Are there any future plans to make the downtown area
into an arts district? Answer
Q. - When you call 911 for assistance,
the fire department arrives before the ambulance. Answer
Q - Who
is in charge of Emergency Management or homeland security in case
of evacuations, etc.? Answer
Q. - Are
there any jobs in Terrell for a 15 year old?
Q. - I have
applied for several job openings with the City. To date I have not
been contacted. Answer
Q - I am
interested in working for the City of Terrell, part time, in any
Q. - In your response to the illegals
in Terrell, you stated that, It's a federal law you should leave
it up to them.... But so is drugs, so does that mean you will not
enforce those issues? Answer
Q. - Has the city addressed the subject of illegal immigrants?
Q. - I too am concerned about the
growing number of illegal immigrants.
Q - What is Terrell doing about all the illegals here?
||Q - Just wanted to make a note that I
can really start to see huge improvements around town and I want to
thank the Mayor, City Council, and staff. Having worked for the city
for years I know the work and dedication that it takes by all members
and I want you all to know it is not going un-noticed. Thanks again
for all of your hard work.
Q. - Can There be a
skate park built? We really need one. it would be more convenient
than to drive to another town. Answer
There is a city lake called Terrell City Lake. but I cannot find
any access to it . . . Is there a way that the citizens of Terrell
can get to the lake to fish? Answer
Q. - With the tremendous numbers of kids of all ages who
play soccer, why doesn't the City explore grants or financing for
lights around the soccer fields.
Q. - My concern is the new baseball complex. Answer
Q. - There
are 8 lights out on the walking path at the city park and around
the pavilion area. Answer
Q. - On Monday, November
5th and 12th, I went to the library and tried to park in a handicapped
space but couldn't. Answer
I am wondering what one would do to get a "handicap" marker
for myself. I'm told it is up to the city. I need one and live at
the Terrell Senior Citizens Terraces. Thanks.
Q. - Every time I go to the laundromat, grocery stores,
etc. there are cars parked in the handicapped spots. Answer
Q - One of the problems, in my opinion, for the downtown
area is lack of parking!!! . . .Is is not feasible to build a parking
Q - Would a multi-level parking facility be feasible? Answer
||Q. - How
would I go about getting involved in Terrell law enforcement? Answer
Q. - Annually, someone from City Hall
makes an inspection of rentals in the city. The last time I saw
them they told me to call if I had any questions etc. I don't remember
what department they are in or what number I would call. Can you
Q. - I would like to know what can be done to help and
protect single families when landlords are not doing their part.
Q. - I called to report a substandard rent house across
the street from my home. I am concerned about the ordinance regarding
rental properties. Answer
Q. - Hi, I am new to Terrell and I
was just wondering what to do when I hear gunfire. Answer
Q. - A house in my neighborhood has a built in pool that
has never had a fence around it. I was under the impression at least
a 4’ fence has to protect children from falling in that pool.
Q. - What are the current ordinances regarding carbon monoxide
detectors in homes and businesses in Terrell? Answer
I am seeing an increasingly amount of hispanics in the Great City
of Terrell. Is Terrell considered a "sanctuary city"?
Q. - When will the street
signs on Hwy 34 be changed from FM 2578 to W British Flying School
Q. - Is it likely there will be any funds to add and/or
upgrade sidewalks, especially leading downtown? Answer
Q. - I'm an avid bicycle rider and I'm grateful you fixed
lots of potholes in my area. Do you have any plans to make bike
lanes or a shoulder from 1500 N. Frances to 1800 N. Frances? Answer
Q. - When is the City going to trim some
of the trees in our area so we can get our motorhome down the road?
Q. - Why can't Colquitt Rd be resurfaced?
Q. - I wanted to know if there is any plan to have the
road fixed on old Hwy 80 in the turning lane of the side entrance
of the Walmart. Answer
The new one way streets off Hwy 80 in the business district caught
me by surprise the first time I was over there Friday 8/27. What
caught me more by surprise was that I was issued a citation.
Why is there no "Jones Street" sign at N Rockwall and
Q. - I am a new resident on Samuels Rd. I would like to
know when the Samuels Rd. and Cr 233 will be paved with blacktop
Q. - When will the streets in Terrell be repaved?
Q. - There
are no speed limit signs on the new Highway 34 extension.
Q. - Why,
ever since the camera was installed at Hwy 205 and 80, is the light
cycle off so often? Answer
Q. - Are the companies that run the red light program in
Terrell licensed in all aspects by Texas law that you are aware
Q. - I have reported the street lights out on 2578 from
Hwy 34 to the Bridge Crossing Interstate 20. Answer
Q - Why don't we put a stoplight at the intersection of
205 and Colquitt? Answer
Q - Recently
I was traveling on CR 305. I was unaware that this road is impassable
to all but the most hardy 4-wheel drive.
Q - Among
several others, I daily walk my dog along Windsor Avenue between
Rockwall and FM 2578. While there are no sidewalks.
Q. - How can I get a pothole fixed? Answer
Q - Why
was the issue of red light cameras not presented to the citizens?
Q. Does the
City of Terrell allowed a property tax cap for seniors age 65.
Q. - I am
fairly new to the city of Terrell at just a little over two years.
I have noticed that the property taxes seems a little on the high
Q. - I would like to know if you intend to raise the city's
tax rate. Answer
Q. - On my most current tax statement there was an indication
that city taxes were reduced by sales. What does this mean?
Q. - My front yard has
been dug up for nearly a month. I need it to be repaired. Answer
Q. - Is the new water tower complete? Answer
Q. - I would like to know why I pay the same amount in
sewer fees as a family of 10. Answer
Q. - I have noticed a lot of big blue pipe around the area.
What’s this pipe for? Answer
Q. - I know this is not the city's
responsibility, but maybe you can refer me to the proper authority.
Can the trees around power lines be trimmed?
Q. - How can we get another cable company in Terrell. Other
companies have better promotions than Suddenlink. Answer
Q. - You came to
our co-op yesterday and told us all about the things you do as Mayor.
You briefly said something about volunteer work that someone could
do to help at city hall. Answer
Q - I am
looking to offer a helping hand to those elderly in need. . . .However
I don't know how to go about finding those that truly need help.
||Q - Why isn't SWCC listed on your list
of sites in Terrell? Answer
Q. -One of the things
I've noticed is how many stray dogs roam the streets. Answer
Q. - How can you and the city of Terrell
allow the store Hippie Exspress to operate and sell to our children
poison that is killing them and putting them in the hospital? Answer
Q. - I am
really concerned about these products called "Herbal Incense."
Q. - What
can I do as a citizen to start some sort of action to make our restaurants
smoke free? Answer
Q. - I understand Chuck Norrismay have been
a reserve or an actual police officer in Terrell. Answer
Q. - Is there a noise ordinance within the
city limits of Terrell? Answer
- Now that the census is through how much has our city grown and
will you be putting up new signs showing our population?
With the problems of the item called "K2", what will the
Terrell City Council do in regards to banning this problem?
- How do I obtain information regarding the new memorial for veterans?
Who do we contact concerning buying bricks? Answer
When will you have the next election for wine & liquor?