Date: Tuesday, September 13
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: Corner of High and Blanche, just east of new SH34.
Parking available on Blanche and E. High Street or at the Precinct 3 Offices
The centerpiece of the City of Terrell’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget is the increased resources and efficiencies geared to local street maintenance. Through the Mayor and Council’s leadership, the City will improve asphalt streets, concrete streets, gravel streets, entryways, crack sealing, roadway striping, right of way mowing, landscaping, sidewalks, litter collection, and access to schools and parks. Our goal is to increase pride to local streets through a new strategy of not just increased spending, but to enhance processes and extend the life of each street maintenance dollar.
In Fiscal Year 2017, the local streets budget is $1,948,608. In our prior year budget, the total allocation to the Streets Department was $1,491,659; that represents a one-year increase of $456,949.
In addition to this budget commitment to Fiscal Year 2017, the citizens of Terrell already see tremendous street improvements and maintenance projects in various areas of the City through our current budget year expenditures. The Mayor and City Council have authorized contractors to begin street maintenance work throughout all areas of town. This work began in August with the new process of full depth reclamation of streets. This increases the life of the repair and we will get more out of each dollar spent on local streets.
Mayor D.J. Ory states, “The number one focus on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget is street maintenance. With a combination of local funds, special FEMA grant funds, and a commitment to full-depth reclamation, we will reconstruct over 15,000 linear feet, or 3 miles, of local roads in Fiscal Year 2017. Citizens will see the difference.”