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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The recent rains and flooding in Terrell brought out several citizens to speak to the council seeking the city to improve drainage where, they claim, upkeep has been absent. There were opinions expressed that the city is not spending money where it is really needed.
A report on the city's financial audit for the past fiscal year was a good one. The council approved $3,350 from the city's facade improvement program for the business at 114 East Moore Avenue in Terrell. Another step to help downtown businesses was the council's passing of a resolution that established an empowerment zone number three to assist business in the zone, however there are exclusions, including pay-day loan businesses, liquor stores, pawn shops, bail bonds, gas stations, or any business engaged in legal action against the city, county or school district, or any business not in compliance with the zone, is excluded, according to Mike Simms, assistant city manager.
The council also called a special election on Saturday, August 26th, to fill the unexpired term of Tommy Spencer in District 2. Spencer died last week following a lengthy illness.
There are two upcoming meetings of city boards before the end of this month. This Thursday evening at 5:30 the Terrell Zoning Board of Adjustments meets, and the following Tuesday, June 27th at 5:30 p.m. the Planning and Zoning Commission will meet. The city has not yet released an agenda for those meetings.
A graveside service for Hellen Jeanne Rutledge who passed away June 19th at the age of 82, will be Thursday afternoon at 12:30 at the College Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday morning from 10 o'clock until noon at the Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Kaufman.
The funeral service for Dennis Ray Hightower who passed away Sunday at the age of 76, will be Saturday monring at 11 o'clock at the Goggans Funeral Home Chapel in Terrell. Visitation is Friday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at the Goggans Funeral Home.
The funeral service for Terrell resident Vester Johnson Turner, Jr., who passed away Sunday at the age of 82, will be Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the First Baptist church in Terrell. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at Max Slayton Funerals and Cremations in Terrell.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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