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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: 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: Uncategorized 03 Nov 2015 0 comments
Posted by: In: Uncategorized 03 Nov 2015 0 comments
Posted by: In: Agenda, Uncategorized 13 Oct 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.
Posted by: In: Uncategorized 22 Sep 2015 0 comments
Posted by: In: Uncategorized 30 Jun 2015 0 comments

I have called a special meeting for Tuesday, June 30th to address residential concerns about recent flooding in our community.

I received several calls from both Briar Lane and Brooks Circle voicing concerns with flooding or potential flooding. My visit to the area resulted in the belief that something needs to be done about the lack of drainage facilities in Golinda. It is my hope that we can get enough concerned citizens involved so that we may not only visit about this issue, but take some definite steps to improve the current situation. This will probably result in some ditching, culvert cleaning and/or replacement, performing remedial land work to eliminate current drainage blockage, resulting in small lakes of water with limited drainage. This can not only result in potential flooding but also enhances the mosquito environment.

Please join me at city hall at 7:00 p.m. on the 30th to help your city council find the necessary remedies for this situation.

In other matters, it has been brought to my attention that we have several citizens using a garbage pick-up company other than TES. TES holds an exclusive contract with the city and is the only trash pick-up company authorized to operate in Golinda. They pay a rebate for this right and it is not fair to use a trash company that does not pay the city a fee nor have a contract to operate here. If you have been using someone other than TES, please stop their pick-up. If you want to subscribe to a trash pick-up service, please call TES and get set up for service.

The Golinda Volunteer Fire Department is holding a fund raiser by selling fireworks at the fire station now through the 4th of July. Please come by and support your local fire fighters.

Mayor

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 29 Jun 2015 0 comments

I have called a special meeting for Tuesday, June 30th to address residential concerns about recent flooding in our community.

I received several calls from both Briar Lane and Brooks Circle voicing concerns with flooding or potential flooding. My visit to the area resulted in the belief that something needs to be done about the lack of drainage facilities in Golinda. It is my hope that we can get enough concerned citizens involved so that we may not only visit about this issue, but take some definite steps to improve the current situation. This will probably result in some ditching, culvert cleaning and/or replacement, performing remedial land work to eliminate current drainage blockage, resulting in small lakes of water with limited drainage. This can not only result in potential flooding but also enhances the mosquito environment.

Please join me at city hall at 7:00 p.m. on the 30th to help your city council find the necessary remedies for this situation.

In other matters, it has been brought to my attention that we have several citizens using a garbage pick-up company other than TES. TES holds an exclusive contract with the city and is the only trash pick-up company authorized to operate in Golinda. They pay a rebate for this right and it is not fair to use a trash company that does not pay the city a fee nor have a contract to operate here. If you have been using someone other than TES, please stop their pick-up. If you want to subscribe to a trash pick-up service, please call TES and get set up for service.

The Golinda Volunteer Fire Department is holding a fund raiser by selling fireworks at the fire station now through the 4th of July. Please come by and support your local fire fighters.

Mayor

 

Posted by: In: Uncategorized 27 Jun 2015 0 comments