Ask the Mayor

Do you have a question about City Government?

Have you ever wondered why we do what we do, or even how we do what we do? This is your opportunity to find out!

– Mayor D.J. Ory

Submit a question to the Mayor or City Staff regarding City of Terrell business. We will post questions and answers on this page.

This is a service provided for Terrell residents and businesses only. We look forward to your questions!

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Why’re there so many hotels coming to Terrell? Current ones are always empty so whats the need of new ones?

Q. -Why’re there so many hotels coming to Terrell? Current ones are always empty so whats the need of new ones? Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. The City works with and encourages new hotel development as part of our goal of attracting customers to town and encouraging commercial activity. The marketplace for hotel rooms is a very diverse market. As …

Are there any plans for a Cracker Barrel Restaurant to come to Terrell?

Q. -Mr. Mayor,  are there any plans for a Cracker Barrel Restaurant to come to Terrell? Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. The City is always working with new potential businesses that may choose to make a private investment to come to Terrell.  We have definitely communicated to Cracker Barrel the benefits of locating in Terrell.  Of course, as rule, businesses …

I was wondering if Terrell has any recycling programs or do citizens have the opportunity to recycle?

Q. Hi Mr. Ory I was wondering if Terrell has any recycling programs or do citizens have the opportunity to recycle? Thank you for your inquiry. Currently, the city of Terrell does not participate in a city-wide recycling program. Efforts are made each fiscal year to evaluate the cost and benefit of a recycling program to ensure it is sustainable …

Is it true that the city turned down chick fila from coming in?

Is it true that the city turned down chick fila from coming in? Thank you for your inquiry. Currently, Chick Fil A owns property at Crossroads in Terrell and is contemplating vertical construction. Sincerely, D.J. Ory, Mayor

When will Terrell get a new grocery store?

When will Terrell get a new grocery store? Kroger or Tom Thumb? The Walmart is terrible. The produce is usually missing most of the products and what is there is not very appealing. The Brookshires has better produce but a lot of times it has rotten produce. The prices at the Walmart are higher than the prices at Walmart in …

Animals in the City limites

I am looking to buy a home in the city limits that is 4 acres and would like to have goats and or horses. Is that allowed in the city limits? Thanks for your inquiry. Section 5: Keeping of livestock. A. It shall be unlawful, subject to the provisions of sections 7 and 8 of this chapter, for any person …

Park Master Plan

I see the master plan document and I was wanting to know if that plan is in motion and what steps has the board done to move forward. Also, the approximate date for projects would be nice. Thank you. Thank you for reaching out to the City of Terrell regarding an update on the Park Master Plan.  The City of Terrell understands …

How is the new home development going in Terrell?

Q. – How is the new home development going in Terrell? I see a lot of retail coming, is there planned subdivisions in place? Any coming soon? I love living in Terrell, however as my family grows I would like to have new build options to where I can build and move into a new home and have neighbors and …

When will the Bucee’s hotel be opening?

Q. – When will the Bucee’s hotel be opening? Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. The hotel in question is the new Fairfield Marriot.  The Hotel will have 90+ rooms and is expected to open in late spring/early summer.  The company that owns the hotel has not yet announced a specific opening date. Sincerely,   D.J. Ory, Mayor

What is the order of chain of command beginning with the city inspector…

Q. – What is the order of chain of command beginning with the city inspector. In order, I would like to know who is over him and then who is over them and then who is over them. Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. The city inspector is a code enforcement officer that reports to Charles Fenner, Director of Municipal Development.  Mr. …