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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I notice streets go forever without repairs from pot holes to utility digs that go months with just rock fill in.

Q. – I notice streets go forever without repairs from potholes to utility digs that go months with just rock fill in. Also, assume it is still against the law to park the opposite direction of traffic flow on a street. Why do the police ignore this? Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. Our public services staff have instructed personnel to …

Q. – Are you aware of any plans to reopen the Oak Grove Golf Course?

Q. – Are you aware of any plans to reopen the Oak Grove Golf Course? Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. The golf course is a privately owned property. The City is not aware of any plans to reopen it. Sincerely, D. J. Ory, Mayor

I live in an assisted living complex and no longer pay city bills thus I don’t know the answer to this :  I’ve heard that each citizen pays a small stipend with their water bill to cover services of 911  and especially for an indigent person;  is this true?  I have coverage via Medicare but I also sent the Ambulance membership each year to help those not having.

Q. – I live in an assisted living complex and no longer pay city bills thus I don’t know the answer to this :  I’ve heard that each citizen pays a small stipend with their water bill to cover services of 911  and especially for an indigent person;  is this true?  I have coverage via Medicare but I also sent the …

When is the groundbreaking on the Future Baylor Scott & White campus?

Q. – When is the groundbreaking on the Future Baylor Scott & White campus? Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. The City continues to work with Baylor Scott and White regarding a development in Terrell. Baylor owns Approximately 50 acres at the intersection of Spur 557 and IH20 interchange. Since 2012, they have invested over $5.5 million in road, water and other …

Are there plans to extend the ETJ and annex private properties on County Road 353? We haven’t been formally informed of any plans to do so but have heard that there are.

Q. – Are there plans to extend the ETJ and annex private properties on County Road 353? We haven’t been formally informed of any plans to do so but have heard that there are.  Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. On January 2, 2018, the City of Terrell adopted a Comprehensive Plan that includes a roadway plan for areas outside of the …

Is there any possible way that all the schools, especially the elementary schools, could get some speed bumps put down leading to the school and in surrounding neighborhoods?

Q. – I wanted to know if there is any possible way that all the school especially the elementary schools could get some speed bumps put down leading to the school and in surrounding neighborhoods. I ask of this because I live on Town North and my kids play outside a lot, and we walk to the park often. During …

Have you heard anything about Baylor Hospital in 2018? Are they going to build or not?

Q. – Have you heard anything about Baylor Hospital in 2018? Are they going to build or not? Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. The City continues to work with Baylor Scott and White regarding a development in Terrell. Baylor owns approximately 50 acres at the intersection Spur 557 and IH20 interchange and since 2012, they have invested over $5.5 million …

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 …