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Posted by: In: Events 31 Mar 2016 0 comments

Tom & Linda Holt are having a garage sale Friday & Saturday, April 2 & 3. It will be at their home at 845 Satin Road in Golinda. The hours are 8:00 to 4:00 both days. They moved here from the Sam Rayburn lake area so I bet they have a lot of fishing equipment in the sale.  Please come by, they would love to meet everyone and I guarantee you will not meet a nicer couple anywhere. We are very proud to have them in our community.

Posted by: In: Events 31 Mar 2016 0 comments

TES will be holding the first of 2 trash days in Golinda on April 9. Please bring a trash receipt with you. This is a free service to the citizens of Golinda. We appreciate TES for all they do for us. Thank you Chris.

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 31 Mar 2016 0 comments

The Dollar General has opened for business! Their hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Having them in the community is going to make things much better for all of us. The city will benefit from the sales tax revenues and our citizens can now shop at home for a variety of products. Please consider them as you plan your shopping trips.

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 31 Mar 2016 0 comments

The Golinda Park Committee will be hosting a bluegrass band at the city park on April 23. There will be good family entertainment, along with games for the children. They will also have a bake sale in City Hall at the same time. Please come out for some good fun, and great baked goods. All proceeds will go to the park fund to help pay for our planned walking track. Sadly, some of the money will be required to replace some of our playground toys due to some vandalism. I look forward to seeing a good turn out.

Posted by: In: Blog 31 Mar 2016 0 comments

The 77 cafe is looking for a cook. If you are interested please visit them at the restaurant, located a couple of miles north of Rosebud on Hwy 77. This is a very good place to eat, so let’s find them a good cook. 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 31 Mar 2016 0 comments

Linda Holt of 845 Satin Road is having a garage sale Friday & Saturday, April 1 & 2. She will be open 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
She and her husband Tom have recently moved to Golinda from the Sam Rayburn lake area and have lots of goodies they wish to find new homes for.
Please come and check this out, you will not find a nicer family anywhere.

Posted by: In: Blog 29 Mar 2016 0 comments

Once again I have to apologize for being so long between posts.
It is an exciting time in Golinda, we are about to open our new Dollar General store. That may not sound like much to most of you, but that is equal to a Wal-Mart Super Center as far as we are concerned. Please stop by and spend some money in Golinda.
We are very happy to welcome David & Christy Wolff to Golinda. They are the new owners of The Country Store. If you are in town around lunch or dinner, please give them a try. They serve some great home cooked meals.
We are patching some holes in our paved streets this week. I wish we had the money to do more, but sadly, that is not the case.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ladies Club of the First Baptist Church of Golinda for preparing a meal and providing numerous hugs for our family following our son’s memorial service. We cannot thank all of you enough. Having friends such as you is worth more than anything to Mary and I. You are one of the reasons we love this community so much.
Remember the Council meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in City Hall. Everyone is welcome.
We are currently working on a zoning plan for our town, I will have more on that in future posts.

Posted by: In: Blog 13 Oct 2015 0 comments

OCTOBER 13, 2015

We were not able to post this month’s council meeting agenda on the website due to computer issues. However, the agenda was posted at City Hall last week so we are legal. The October meeting will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m.

TES held their Fall clean up last Saturday and it was a huge success. Chris told me that he filled up 2 garbage trucks and a large trailer. Thank you to all of you that are doing your part in keeping Golinda clean.

While talking about the clean up, we are in the process of locating the owners of several tracts in town that have been neglected or abandoned for years. Once we locate the property owners we will send them a letter encouraging them to clean up their property.

One of my neighbors found 2 female cow dogs on his front porch this morning. This is one of the many benefits of living in a rural area, you do not have to buy a dog. Folks will bring you one. If you know of any lost dogs please contact me.

Posted by: In: Blog 22 Sep 2015 0 comments

I have several areas to address in this post.
First of all, let me tell you that the council and I were very pleased at the turnout for last months council meeting. As you recall, we were to discuss the best way forward for our fair city regarding our economic situation. I am happy to report that the general consensus was that we simply learn to operate on the limited amount of funds that are available to us at any given point in time. In other words we will operate using the theory of “poor boys have poor ways”, a principle not unknown to myself and a number of you as well, I suspect. We will continue to have our City Hall open on Tuesday of each week, this includes keeping the city secretary on staff. It will mean that we may not be able to repair your favorite pot hole immediately or cut the weeds along your street every week or so, however, it does not mean that we will never be able to perform these duties. We will all need to have some patience and understanding.

On the good news-bad news front this morning, we received our sales tax revenue check from the State today. It was for $824.00. On the good news front, Oncor dropped by this morning with their annual franchise fee check in the amount of $12,000+. This deposit will push our bank account to just over $80,000. It sounds like a nice amount but it does not go far in running our city services. It does insure us that we can continue to function as an incorporated city for the next several years, as long as we keep a tight belt.

As some of you are already aware, we have had a couple of thefts in town withing the past couple of weeks. A refrigerated air conditioning unit (compressor) was stolen from a vacant home of west Central and a go cart was taken from the side yard of a home on Elkins. If you have any information regarding these thefts, please call me at City Hall or at my home.

You have probably noticed that we mowed our streets last week. Before we could get the crew together and ready to mow, someone unknown to me, had already mowed the Woodland area. They did a very good job of also. Probably a little better than we had been doing it. Whomever you are, thank you very much. This is the kind of good neighbor attitude that will keep our city alive and going well into the future.

We did have a dog bite incident this past week. Thank goodness it did not result in any permanent physical damage. The incident was entirely preventable had the dog, one that had been reported on several times in the past year for being aggressive, been properly penned and/or restrained. I sent a copy of our animal ordinance to every address in town last year. If you do not have your copy, please come by City Hall on any Tuesday and pick up a copy. The City Council is fed up with citizens blatantly ignoring the fact that their dogs are not allowed to run free, for any reason, at any time. We do not care if you just let them out once or twice a day to do their business, they will not be allowed off a leash or other method of restraint. The city has been very lenient in this regard in the past, but because of this recent incident we will not be lenient in the future. If you have a dog or dogs and do not have a fenced yard, I strongly encourage you to build one or get rid of your dogs. Also, it goes without saying that all animals are required to have their vaccinations current and their tags displayed on their collars.

I mentioned at our last meeting how much we, the council, appreciates all of you for keeping and maintaining your yards and property so nice. A large number of you mow your yards right up to the street and this saves us a lot of money when it comes to the city doing the mowing. Keep up the good work it has not gone unnoticed.

Update on our new Dollar General store. They are waiting for final approval from the DOT for their driveway plan. The Golinda Water Corp. is waiting on their payment for a meter to begin installation of the water meter. It is getting closer, I believe we will see it open before Christmas. Cross your fingers.

The Council did not make their annual contribution to Meals on Wheels at our last meeting due to the fact that we do not have anyone in town receiving the meals. It seems to me that there is surely someone in our town needing this service if we only knew who they are. If you, or if you know someone, wanting to use this great service please contact Meals on Wheels or one of us at City Hall.

I have several areas to address in this post. First of all, let me tell you that the council and I were very pleased at the turnout for last months council meeting. As you recall, we were to discuss the best way forward for our fair city regarding our economic situation. I am happy to report that the general consensus was that we simply learn to operate on the limited amount of funds that are available to us at any given point in time. In other words we will operate using the theory of “poor boys have poor ways”, a principle not unknown to myself and a number of you as well, I suspect. We will continue to have our City Hall open on Tuesday of each week, this includes keeping the city secretary on staff. It will mean that we may not be able to repair your favorite pot hole immediately or cut the weeds along your street every week or so, however, it does not mean that we will never be able to perform these duties. We will all need to have some patience and understanding. On the good news-bad news front this morning, we received our sales tax revenue check from the State today. It was for $824.00. On the good news front, Oncor dropped by this morning with their annual franchise fee check in the amount of $12,000+. This deposit will push our bank account to just over $80,000. It sounds like a nice amount but it does not go far in running our city services. It does insure us that we can continue to function as an incorporated city for the next several years, as long as we keep a tight belt. As some of you are already aware, we have had a couple of thefts in town withing the past couple of weeks. A refrigerated air conditioning unit (compressor) was stolen from a vacant home of west Central and a go cart was taken from the side yard of a home on Elkins. If you have any information regarding these thefts, please call me at City Hall or at my home. You have probably noticed that we mowed our streets last week. Before we could get the crew together and ready to mow, someone unknown to me, had already mowed the Woodland area. They did a very good job of also. Probably a little better than we had been doing it. Whomever you are, thank you very much. This is the kind of good neighbor attitude that will keep our city alive and going well into the future. We did have a dog bite incident this past week. Thank goodness it did not result in any permanent physical damage. The incident was entirely preventable had the dog, one that had been reported on several times in the past year for being aggressive, been properly penned and/or restrained. I sent a copy of our animal ordinance to every address in town last year. If you do not have your copy, please come by City Hall on any Tuesday and pick up a copy. The City Council is fed up with citizens blatantly ignoring the fact that their dogs are not allowed to run free, for any reason, at any time. We do not care if you just let them out once or twice a day to do their business, they will not be allowed off a leash or other method of restraint. The city has been very lenient in this regard in the past, but because of this recent incident we will not be lenient in the future. If you have a dog or dogs and do not have a fenced yard, I strongly encourage you to build one or get rid of your dogs. Also, it goes without saying that all animals are required to have their vaccinations current and their tags displayed on their collars. I mentioned at our last meeting how much we, the council, appreciates all of you for keeping and maintaining your yards and property so nice. A large number of you mow your yards right up to the street and this saves us a lot of money when it comes to the city doing the mowing. Keep up the good work it has not gone unnoticed. Update on our new Dollar General store. They are waiting for final approval from the DOT for their driveway plan. The Golinda Water Corp. is waiting on their payment for a meter to begin installation of the water meter. It is getting closer, I believe we will see it open before Christmas. Cross your fingers. The Council did not make their annual contribution to Meals on Wheels at our last meeting due to the fact that we do not have anyone in town receiving the meals. It seems to me that there is surely someone in our town needing this service if we only knew who they are. If you, or if you know someone, wanting to use this great service please contact Meals on Wheels or one of us at City Hall.
Posted by: In: Uncategorized 22 Sep 2015 0 comments