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News from Town Hall – April 2015

Double Oak Mayor Mike Donnelly
Double Oak Mayor Mike Donnelly

Shop local and support Double Oak businesses & Crossroads Bible Church

Double Oak is primarily a residential community with a few locally owned storefront or known businesses and we are very proud they call Double Oak home:
Living Earth Mulch-Compost-Soils
Crossroads Bible Church
Preferred Self Storage
Double Oak Veterinary Medical Center
Lisa’s Flowers
Bahama Bucks Original Shaved Ice Company
The Boat Shop on McMakin Road
Boughton Outdoors Landscape and Mowing
Double Oak Concrete
The town is looking forward to the April opening of Rapid+Med Urgent Care Center at the corner of FM407 and Chinn Chapel.

The church and these businesses’ contributions to the town help make Double Oak a terrific place to live, shop & worship.

Town cancels May Municipal Elections-Oaths of Office will be May 18, 2015

This year’s municipal election was uncontested, therefore, the town council election has been cancelled and current Mayor Mike Donnelly and Councilmen Dr. Ara Minassian & Steve Durbin will be sworn in on May 18 to begin serving their new two-year term.

Town will name Council Room in Memory of Mayor Bill Wilkinson

After input from residents and discussion by council, it has been decided to name the council room: Mayor Bill Wilkinson Community-Government Room. Bill was the Mayor when the new town hall was dedicated and he was really proud over the years that the room is used for government meetings, courtroom, meeting room for organizations and used by the community. The official unveiling will be held the same night as the Mayor-Council swearing-ins on May 18.

It is with much sadness the town learned that Laura Wilkinson passed away the morning of March 25. It was in February that we mourned the passing of her husband Mayor Bill Wilkinson. Ms. Laura was a long time member of the Double Oak Women’s Club, had served on the Planning and Zoning Commission and Public Safety Committee. She was a current member of the Board of Adjustment. She was a kind, sweet lady who volunteered often for her community. On behalf of the town, we offer our condolences and support to the family members and we all know Bill and Laura are together once again. God Bless.

Some residents have asked about donations in memory of Mayor Bill Wilkinson & Laura. Yes, donations will be accepted at town hall to go towards honoring Bill & Laura.

“RE” Ranch Estates District 11-5 Accessory Building

The Planning and Zoning Commission will be reviewing this section of our town ordinances to determine if there are any amendment recommendations to forward to town council for consideration. Please check with town hall to see when P & Z Commission meetings are scheduled. These meetings are posted public meetings.

Sign Up For Code Red Alerts and Stay Informed

Denton County is now providing, for all residents, the opportunity to sign up for Code Red Alerts via website. This is an important tool to stay informed of severe weather information and other emergencies. You should also think about having weather alerts on your smart phones and weather radios in your homes.

Double Oak Police Department House Watch Program

The Double Oak Police Department provides a House Watch Program when you are out of town traveling. Hundreds of residents use this service each year where you fill out a form and request close patrol. The town and police department are pleased to provide this service to all Double Oak residents.

Double Oak Spring Clean-Up Weekend scheduled for May 22, 23, 24

Waste Management containers will be in the town hall parking lot over this weekend for resident use. These containers are only for yard waste items such as tree limbs, bushes and other green yard waste.

Discussions at Council Meetings on possible November 2015 Ballot Measures

The town council will be discussing putting items on the November ballot for Double Oak citizens to vote on. The item(s) which will be on future agendas for discussion will be Local Sales Tax Options (and all related matters) and calling for an election on those measures in November. Discussions to date have focused on (1) Road Maintenance and Repair; (2) Crime Control and Prevention District. There is an information box on the town website to read more on the subjects. Local Sales Tax Options are voted on by the citizens.

The town is dry in legal terms related to sale of beer, wine, alcohol. The town may be approached-petitioned with a Double Oak citizens petition to place item(s) on the November ballot: (example only) for a restaurant that wants to obtain a Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC) permit for Food and Beverage Certificate and/or Mixed Beverage Permit. Similar too many sit-down food restaurants in the area already. Local option elections related to alcohol are voted on by the citizens. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact town hall staff.

CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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