City Council Passes Resolution Backing County Bond Initiatives

Terrell City Council Passes Resolution

Backing Nov. 5 County Bond Initiatives

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972-551-6600, ext. 222

SEPT. 17, 2019  – Terrell City Council passed Resolution No. 938 in support of the Kaufman County Transportation Bond Program and the Kaufman County Facilities Bond Program at their regular meeting Sept. 17 at Terrell City Hall.

“The City Council recognizes the county’s need for a leveraging tool that will assist them in procuring TxDOT and Regional Transportation Council monies,” said Mayor Rick Carmona of the $104,100,000 transportation bond proposal that will go before voters in the November election.

“Passage of this bond also would ensure that we are able to continue our partnerships that have resulted in the successful design and construction of roads that improve connectivity and safety for our citizens while alleviating congestion for those travelling throughout Kaufman County,” Carmona said.

Council also is supporting the $50,000,000 facilities bond, the majority of which would be allocated to funding a new Kaufman County Justice Center.

“A new justice center would allow the county to operate more efficiently by substantially eliminating the amount of time officers currently devote to transporting criminals to different facilities for court appearances. We believe this initiative would improve safety measures by eliminating congestion at the courthouse and allowing law enforcement officers to focus on crime prevention efforts,” Carmona said.

“Most importantly, the County has assured us that these measures can be successfully implemented while delivering an 8.8 percent tax cut to the citizens,” Carmona said.

Carmona said he and his fellow Council members are committed to encouraging the residents of Terrell to vote “yes” to both measures on the November 5 election.