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News from Town Hall – December 2014

Greetings Double Oak,

As the year comes to a close, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and the trust you’ve given me as Mayor and to Town Council. It is an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Double Oak and to work with the elected officials of the Double Oak Town Council. 

Christmastime in Double Oak is a very special time of year. With our large spacious lots, many residents go all out with holiday decorations and it’s always a pleasure to drive around town during December evenings to see residents’ Christmas displays. But most of all, it is the people of Double Oak –  neighbors and friends,  town employees, service and volunteer organizations, students, longtime residents and new, and those who come back to town just for the holidays – who make Christmas in our small town so unique and special.  Our Town of Double Oak represents small town values and where neighbors know and help each other.

I can’t say enough how much I appreciate the dedication and commitment of the employees of the Town of Double Oak who strive to provide the best possible service to citizens and visitors day in and day out. As Mayor, nothing pleases me more than to receive compliments about our town, employees, council, departments and organizations. 

Our Double Oak Police and Double Oak Volunteer Fire Departments, along with other local, county and state emergency 1st Responders and volunteers, not only perform their duties here in town but always go above and beyond wherever else they are needed during critical emergency events. These brave men and women, who risk their lives daily, are dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of all they serve. As a reminder, the DOVFD is 100% all-volunteer and depends greatly upon resident donations and community support. The town appreciates Chief Dent and all the member volunteers for what they do all year. Chief Watson and the DOPD officers are on duty 24/7 to serve and protect the residents and town.  Double Oak sincerely thanks our own Emergency First Responder Departments.

Those employees who work at town hall in administration are most often the first contact a person has with the town. They are the friendliest and most helpful group one could ask for. Together, they keep the day-to-day operations of the town running efficiently and smoothly. It is not unusual for someone who has received help to contact me and pass along a compliment regarding town administration staff. When you have a question or need some help, please contact town hall and feel free to visit with the wonderful staff.

The Double Oak Women’s Club is a very special organization within our town. This service club assists the community in so many ways such as supporting the DOVFD and DOPD, awarding student scholarships, helping the town with events, holding socials and holiday event gatherings. They provide comfort, food and support for those who are in need. These wonderful and caring ladies welcome new residents to town and contribute to making Double Oak such an exceptional place to live and raise a family.

Our town is mostly residential, however, there are some commercial and service businesses located on FM407 & Chinn Chapel. You are encouraged to use these local Double Oak businesses as we need to support them. They do provide ad valorem property tax and sales tax to the town and we are proud they have chosen to locate their businesses here. Keep an eye out for our newest soon-to-open business – Rapid Med. Also located in Double Oak on FM407-Justin Road is Crossroads Bible Church which has partnered with the town over many years.

Double Oak is a small, friendly town which is practically built out. There is lots of growth and convenient shopping around our borders. The town is served by two outstanding public school districts. Your town is relatively debt free and has no outstanding bond indebtedness. It has one of the lowest overall property tax rates in Denton County and has been recognized 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. Double Oak residents’ kind actions over the years have made it well known to be the “town of volunteers.”

As winter arrives, please check on your elderly neighbors, relatives and friends to make sure that they are healthy, safe and warm this winter. Remember to thank and keep our armed forces in your prayers for their sacrifices and service to our country.

On behalf of the Town of Double Oak, I extend my warmest regards and best wishes to all for a Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Peace and Blessings for our wonderful Town of Double Oak.

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