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News From Town Hall – Oct. 2014

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Double Oak approves 2014-2015 budget and keeps same tax rate of $0.224810
The Double Oak Town Council on Monday, Sept. 15, adopted the 2014-2015 fiscal year maintenance and operations budget which went into effect on Oct. 1, 2014.

The council also voted unanimously to maintain the current town property tax rate of $0.224810 per $100 valuation. Double Oak’s property tax rate remains one of the overall lowest in Denton County.
Some highlights of the adopted budget in public safety are as follows:

*Fully funds the needs and requests of Chief Derrick Watson and the Double Oak Police Department. With the growth within our town and the surrounding areas, the number of resident calls for police assistance is substantially increasing year over year. The council, with resident support, has funded an additional full-time officer to provide more coverage and support.

*The council has funded the budget request of Chief Joe Dent and the Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department and for EMS ambulance service. The 100 percent all-volunteer fire department depends heavily on Double Oak resident’s annual fund drive and what they clear from the DOVFD 4th of July event. The Double Oak Women’s Club also raises money throughout the year for the DOVFD.

*Administration, Court and Public Works Departments have been funded and the approved budget provides for some street repairs and drainage improvements.

Double Oak Upcoming Events
There are a lot of fun community events during October in Double Oak, including:

*Police Department National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the John B. Wright Park

*Double Oak Women’s Club Adult Social is Saturday, Oct. 18,, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the John B. Wright Park and Town Hall pavilion.

*Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department Appreciation Dinner is Tuesday, Oct. 21, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Fire Station. Contact Nan Bowen at kissyf2003@yahoo.com.

*Double Oak Women’s Club Halloween Funfest is Saturday, Oct. 25, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the John B. Wright Park and Town Hall pavilion.

For more information and contacts, please check the Town website at www.double-oak.com.

Double Oak wishes everyone a happy and safe Halloween.

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