Category: Public Notices

9-1-1 Call Difficulties

Terrell, like other cities throughout the nation, has been experiencing sporadic difficulties reaching emergency services via 9-1-1. Anyone needing emergency service who is unable to get through should call this non-emergency number: 469-474-2700

LeCroy named new Fire Chief for City of Terrell

Michael “Shane” LeCroy,Michael “Shane” LeCroy, being named fire chief for the City of Terrell is the culmination of a career dream. A Terrell native, LeCroy began his firefighting career as a member of the Terrell Volunteer Fire Department, a position he held from 1987 until 2012.

LeCroy, who served as a volunteer with some of Terrell’s previous fire chiefs, said he is excited about serving as the fire chief in his hometown.

“Terrell has always been the no. 1 prospect for me,” he said.
LeCroy comes to Terrell with a wealth of educational training and more than 30 years of experience on the fire service.

In 1988, LeCroy began his paid career with the University Park Fire Department. Upon joining University Park, he was sent to Arlington Fire Department Fire Academy, where he became the academy’s first graduate. He then went on to attend Paramedic School at UT Southwestern.

Throughout his tenure at University Park, LeCroy climbed the ranks, from driver, to captain, to Assistant Chief, a position he held for 10 years.

LeCroy is joining the City of Terrell during the midst of unprecedented growth, a challenge he readily accepts.

“The city is growing and needs the department to grow with it,” LeCroy said.

LeCroys said is looking forward to the opportunity to serve his community.

The city’s newest face said he intends to move the department forward by continuing to seek out grant opportunities and cooperative efforts with local volunteers.

“I have a lot of respect for volunteers,” LeCroy said, adding that volunteers are normally employed with paid departments who bring a lot of experience to the table. “I am fully convinced that my experience as a volunteer contributed to my promotional success at University Park,” LeCroy said, adding that he had a working fire the first five days he served as a volunteer.

When LeCroy is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife Mindy have two grown children, Shane LeCroy Jr., who is a firefighter in Rowlett and a daughter Brandy Voge. He also has four grandchildren, Hudson and Jacks LeCroy and Landon and Cheyenne Voge.

LeCroy said he also enjoys hunting and has recently taken up golf.

LeCroy holds an Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Trinity Valley Community College and a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree in Emergency Management Administration from West Texas A & M. In addition, LeCroy holds multiple Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications.

Terrell: Gaining Unprecedented Momentum as a High Growth Region

Housing restoration, preservation, in-fill residential housing construction, newly-platted housing developments and commercial and retail development is surging in Terrell. The city’s Municipal Development Department is seeing valuation increases that demonstrate clear evidence of sustained development. For example, the department has seen an increase in permitting activity related to renovations in existing housing stock and structural repairs. The department also is working closely with developers of the Creekside Addition, bound by Poetry Road, Terrell High School, Long Elementary School and Arlie White Park. City Council approved a Residential Partnership Development Agreement on November 8, 2017; and city staff is currently reviewing the first phase. Additionally, Calvary Oaks housing development, which has been dormant for the last several years, now has record construction near West End Street in the Southwest area of town. Camden Homes, a developer in Town North Estates, is nearing completion of their build-out of three and four-bedroom brick homes within walking distance of Terrell High School.

“I am seeing the value of the City Council Comprehensive City Planning Efforts all coming together to strengthen core city neighborhoods and grow the local Terrell economy,” said Terrell Mayor D. J. Ory. “City planning efforts are driving the local economic growth.” ~Terrell Tribune~

City Adopts New Downtown Plan

Downtown Terrell is the center of community activity and the heart of the City.  With the input, feedback, and support provided by Terrell’s citizens, Planning and Zoning Commission, and members of City Staff who provided information and technical support, on December 5th, Terrell City Council approved a new Downtown Plan.  The main goal of the newly adopted Downtown Plan is to have downtown Terrell become the vibrant destination of choice for historic downtown living, shopping, working, and entertainment.  View the full plan by clicking here.

Fair Housing Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement:
Fair Housing, It’s the Law

To promote fair housing practices, the City of Terrell encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law.

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market.

For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: 512-371-7473.

Anuncio de Servicio Público de Vivienda Justa

Anuncio de servicio publico:

La vivienda justa, es la ley

Para promover prácticas de vivienda justa, la Ciudad de la Terrell alienta a los potenciales propietarios e inquilinos a ser conscientes de sus derechos bajo la Ley de la Vivienda Justa Nacional.

El Título VIII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1968, en su forma enmendada, prohíbe la discriminación contra cualquier persona por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estado familiar o origen nacional en la venta o alquiler de unidades en el mercado de la vivienda.

Para más información sobre vivienda justa o para reportar una posible discriminación de vivienda justa, llame a la Comisión de la Fuerza Laboral de Texas al (888) 452-4778 o al (512) 463-2642 TTY: 512-371-7473.

Civil Rights-Non Discrimination

Civil Rights

Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability

(required if City/County employs 15 or more individuals)

The City of Terrell does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its federally assisted programs or activities. John Rounsavall, City Secretary, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8).

Citizen Participation & Grievance Procedures Notice (required)

The City of Terrell has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant Programs (TxCDBG). Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at 201 East Nash Street, Terrell, Texas 75160 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling John Rounsavall, City Secretary, at (972) 551-6600. These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if s/he wishes to file a complaint or grievance about TxCDBG activities.

A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to the TxCDBG project, may during regular business hours submit such complaint or grievance, in writing to the City Secretary, at 201 East Nash Street, Terrell, Texas 75160 or may call (972) 551-6600. The City of Terrell will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints within fifteen (15) working days where practicable.

Derechos Civiles

Política de no discriminación por motivo de la discapacidad

(requerido si la Ciudad/Condado emplea a 15 o más personas)

La Ciudad de Terrell no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad en la admisión o acceso a, o empleo, en sus programas o actividades que reciben ayuda federal. John Rounsavall, City Secretary, ha sido designado para coordinar el cumplimiento de los requisitos de no discriminación contenidos en el Departamento de Vivienda (HUD) y reglamentos de Desarrollo Urbano de aplicación de la Sección 504 (24 CFR Parte 8).

Participación Ciudadana y Procedimientos de Quejas Aviso (requerido)

La Ciudad de Terrell ha adoptado procedimientos para quejas y denuncias con respecto al programa de Texas Community Development Block Grant Programs (TxCDBG). Los ciudadanos pueden obtener una copia de estos procedimientos escritos en 201 East Nash Street, Terrell, Texas 75160 entre las horas de 8:00 am y 5:00 pm de lunes a viernes. Los ciudadanos también pueden solicitar los procedimientos por correo al llamar a John Rounsavall, City Secretary, en (972) 551-6600. Estos procedimientos describen los pasos que se deben seguir para que un ciudadano pueda, si desea, presentar una queja o reclamo acerca de las actividades del programa TxCDBG.

Una persona que tiene una queja o reclamación sobre cualquiera de los servicios o actividades en relación con el programa TxCDBG, lo pueden hacer durante las horas regulares por escrito a la City Secretary, a 201 East Nash Street, Terrell, Texas 75160 o pueden llamar a (972) 551-6600. La ciudad de Terrell hará todo lo posible para responder con plenitud las quejas dentro de los quince (15) días hábiles cuando sea posible.

Safety Survey Letter

Over the last year, the Terrell Fire Marshal’s Office began analyzing historical data on insurable loss fires within the City of Terrell.

From August 1, 2015, to August 1, 2017, the Terrell Fire Department responded to a total of 24 property loss structure fires. Of the structure fires responded to, 75% of the fire loss was single-family residential units.

In an effort to decrease the amount of residential fire loss and potential loss of life the Terrell Fire Department will begin conducting fire safety surveys at all unoccupied single-family residential structures who establish new City of Terrell water accounts prior to occupancy. This service is FREE and will begin on January 1, 2018, in accordance with City Ordinance 2713, adopted 10/10/2017.

Residents who reestablish service after having their water service disconnected for nonpayment are not eligible for this service. The service is only for initial tenant occupancy and will be conducted prior to occupancy.

TFD is also installing FREE smoke detectors as well as FREE carbon monoxide detectors to residents who apply and meet the requirements for the program for as long as supplies last.

Contact the Terrell Fire Marshal’s Office at 972-551-6600 for questions about the safety survey program, or access to the detector applications and program rules.

Fire Dept. Officials will conduct an informational meeting Friday, November 17, 2017, at 11 AM at City Hall. Any persons who want more information are welcome to attend.

Trinity Valley Board selects exterior design for Terrell…

The City of Terrell and Trinity Valley Community College have reached an agreement that will transfer the former hospital site located at 1551 State Highway 34 South in Terrell to establish a Health Science Center. TVCC will invest approximately 8 million dollars in capital improvements to renovate and repurpose the current facility and will provide 25 scholarships annually for a 10 year period to Terrell High School graduates, with preference given to those who choose a Health Science curriculum.

TVCC President Dr. Jerry King complimented both entities on their diligent work in crafting an agreement that would benefit the City and allow TVCC to increase its visibility and services in Terrell and the surrounding high growth region. Dr. King stated, “I appreciate the vision of the TVCC Board of Trustees and the Terrell City Council. We are excited and look forward to providing greater educational opportunities for our students in Terrell, Kaufman County and throughout the TVCC service area in the renovated facility.”

Terrell Mayor, D. J. Ory, states that the presence of the Trinity Valley Health and Science program in Terrell will establish a regional location of training future generations of Health and Science professionals.

Terrell City Manager, Torry Edwards, stated that the City has forged partnerships with TVCC, Terrell Independent School District, Terrell Economic Development Corporation as well as the Terrell Chamber of Commerce to promote academic excellence in Terrell and the North Central Texas area.
The agreement was approved by the TVCC Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on Monday, November 28, 2016, and by the Terrell City Council at its meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

In addition to TVCC’s investment in the property, terms of the agreement will also include the establishment of an Associate Degree Nursing (RN) Program, provide public health educational events and health fairs, work with TISD to establish a Dual Credit Health Science Academy as well as other programs. Scholarships will be available beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year. Graduates of Terrell High School from any year will be eligible to apply.

TVCC ultimately plans to move and expand the nursing programs from the current location in the Health Science Center in Kaufman to the renovated Terrell Campus. The current Health Science Center in Kaufman will become a Continuing & Workforce Education Center providing non-credit classes designed to meet community needs for workforce training and personal enrichment in Kaufman County. The Continuing & Workforce Education Center will provide training and preparation for employment, test preparation, state employment, licensures and certifications, required professional development, GED preparation and training partnerships with area high schools, the regional workforce centers, governmental agencies and other groups.

“This is an incredible opportunity for the college that will give us room to expand the nursing program, develop new health occupations programs, and provide much needed space for students to study and collaborate,” said TVCC Health Science Center Provost Dr. Helen Reid. “I fondly remember taking students to this same hospital for their clinical rotations back in the 1980s. It will provide exciting possibilities for realistic learning experiences such as using the ICU for a high-fidelity simulation lab and having surgical technology students practice in a real operating room. I am looking forward to the transition.”

Written by:
Mark Meredith


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