972-551-6600

201 East Nash St. P.O. Box 310 Terrell, Texas 75160

Category: Public Notices

City offices closed on MLK day.

City offices, excluding Emergency Services, will be closed Monday, January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Park Your Tree

Starting December 26, 2017 through January 9, 2018, trees will be accepted, free of charge! Don’t try to stuff it in the green bin, don’t leave it in the alley—just “PARK” your Tree!

MCKEOWN NAMED AS TERRELL’S NEW POLICE CHIEF

Ken McKeown, who has served as Interim Police Chief since May, has been named to the position permanently.

McKeown spent more than two decades working through the ranks of the Terrell Police Department. He has 24 years of law enforcement experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.

McKeown states that the City’s greatest challenge will be preparing for substantial growth in commercial, retail, and residential development over the next ten years and that the mission of the Terrell Police Department will be to keep Terrell a safe place to live and work through strong partnerships with the community.

Knox Box Rapid Entry Systems

Trusted by thousands of fire and law enforcement agencies for over 40 years, Knox Rapid Access Solutions has provided first responders with immediate access into secure buildings, campuses, residences and commercial properties when it matters most. Removing barriers to entry reduces injuries to responders and minimizes property damage.
These secure key boxes for businesses and some homes are gaining in popularity in communities across the nation and the City of Terrell is no exception.
The Knox Box is a secure, metal box that is installed on the outside of a business or residence that can only be opened by firefighters responding to a call at that location.
All City of Terrell fire trucks is equipped with a master key that opens these boxes.  This means that when the Fire Department responds to an alarm or a medical call if the Knox Box is present, it is not necessary for the first responders to have to wait for a ‘key holder’ to grant access.
In cases of fire, first responders can gain entry into the structure without breaking windows or doors, which helps contain the fire in some cases and can results in less property damage, virtually removing property damage in the case of a false alarm.
In addition to keys, other items can be stored inside the Knox Box (depending on the model), such as floor plans, access cards, directions, warnings of hazardous materials on the premises and other information.
The boxes are purchased by the property owner and keyed to a single master key controlled by the City of Terrell Fire Department.
For more information, please contact Dustin Conner with the Terrell Fire Department (dconner@cityofterrell.org or (214) 734-2156.

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.