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 Rick Carmona

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 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 …

Animals in the City limits

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 …

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

Can anyone fish on the city lake, or is it private?

Can anyone fish on the city lake, or is it private? Thank you for your inquiry. Currently, the city lake is not open to the public. Thank you, DJ Ory

I was informed you are Mayor and you take no salary. Also, I observed you as a spokesman at a city council meeting. In the city I just left, that would have been a direct conflict of interest. Please explain.

I was informed you are Mayor and you take no salary.  Also, I observed you as a spokesman at a city council meeting. In the city I just left, that would have been a direct conflict of interest. Please explain. The mayor is not compensated for his/her duties and is only reimbursed for personal expenses incurred during official capacity.  The …

What board or entity sets the city property tax rate and…

Q. -What board or entity sets the city property tax rate and homestead exemption amounts for the City of Terrell and how can they be contacted with questions?

What is the update on the Fairfield Inn by Buccees?

Q. -What is the update on the Fairfield Inn by Buccees? They started ground work but I haven’t seen other work since?

Any new information on the new Baylor Hospital?

Q. -Any new information on the new Baylor Hospital? Are they still going to build one? Be nice, since the growth here and surrounding cities are increasing.

The mosquitoes are out of control. Can the city spray before June to control them?

Q. -The mosquitoes are out of control. Can the city spray before June to control them?