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News from Town Hall – January 2015

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Happy New Year 2015 from Town Hall! The council and employees wish all Double Oak residents and those in surrounding communities a happy and safe New Year. We sincerely thank our residents for the volunteer help you provide the town each year. Your willingness to serve makes our town a very special place to live.
December 2014 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

December is always a very busy time around town hall with staff getting the facility decorated for Christmas so all may enjoy the holiday season.

The town was honored to have four former Double Oak Mayors who still reside in town – Bernie Carrico, Charles Bimmerle, Dick Cook and Bill Wilkinson – to do the honors of lighting the tree this year.

Those present heard wonderful Christmas Caroling by the Double Oak Women’s Club and beautiful songs sung by Double Oak resident Hunter Roy. Once the tree was lit, Santa made an appearance by riding in on a DOVFD fire truck to visit with everyone. Thanks to all who contributed to make this a special evening in Double Oak.

Thank you to the Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department for bringing Santa around town to visit with everyone.

May 2015 – General Election Information

In May, the mayor’s position and two council seats will be up for election. Those seats are currently held by Mayor Mike Donnelly and Councilmen Dr. Ara Minassian and Steve Durbin. Ara and Steve have both indicated they intend to seek re-election. I announced on Jan. 8 that I will seek a second consecutive term and third overall term as mayor.

Double Oak is relatively debt free and has no outstanding indebtedness. It has one of the lowest overall property tax rates in Denton County and has been recognize as a desirable, safe and scenic community in which to live. I am confident that by working together, we will continue to achieve great things for our town. The town is fortunate to have dedicated employees and volunteers, proud residents and devoted elected officials over its forty years. Double Oak residents’ actions over the years have made it well known to be a town of volunteers. It would be an honor to continue to serve the residents of Double Oak as Mayor.

The official filing period begins on Jan. 28 and goes until Feb. 27. Serving as mayor and on council is a great honor with lots of responsibility. I encourage anyone who is interested in running for these seats and who may have questions to stop in and visit with Town Secretary Charlotte Allen. Please go to the town website www.double-oak.com for more information on Notice of Deadline to File for Application for Place on the Ballot or contact town hall @ 972-539-9464.

Marcus High School Marching Band wins State – AGAIN

Double Oak congratulates the MHS Marching Band on winning the UIL 6A State Marching Band contest. This is the fifth consecutive first-place title for MHS.

Town Information List & Follow us on Twitter

If you would like to be added to Town Secretary Charlotte Allen’s email contact list, please contact her at town_secretary@double-oak.com. She uses this contact list to “Get the Word Out” should there be an immediate need to contact residents. For those interested, you can follow the town on twitter @DoubleOakTx

With winter approaching and the possibility of bad weather closing of town hall, I encourage you to check the town website and/or to visit www.CrossTimbersGazette.com for town updates regarding closings and other town news. Thank you to Max Miller, owner of The Cross Timbers Gazette and staff member Dawn Cobb for all the communication help you provide for Double Oak and the entire region.
Happy New Year and Best Wishes in 2015 from Town Hall!

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