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Burnet, Texas Burnet Bulletin Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Page 13 News / Classifieds I .I Joyce Laudenschlager one of the best municipal air- Q: What is the next step ports in the state. The YMCA Burner needs to continue to has added another dimension to properly manage growth and the recreation amenities to the development of businesses city. One of our weaknesses is within city limits? that, depending on the business, I think the city is very pro- we might not have the work- active with new businesses. I force needed for that particular believe with our current zoning business. land use map the city has Q: With recent councildis- planned for future growth. We cussions on topics such as the have a very good planning and feeding of deer and feral ani- zoning commission that looks at reals and the use of electronic our zoning laws and imp.le- pet fences, do you think the city ments them in the zoning is doingagoodjobwalkingthe requests, line between accountability to Q: With the continued suc- neighbors and individual cess of the MyTown Housing rights? program, what is the next step There are always two sides the city needs to take to encour- to every story and I think the age medium-income residen- city does a good job in listening tial development within city to both. There is open dialogue limits? between the citizens of differing I believe with the momen- views, The city has had multiple tum of the MyTown program meetings with the citizens to the builders will step up their discuss these issues as well as development of the medium- others that might prove to be income residential homes, controversial. The decisions are There are several subdivisions made based on the good of the available for development. The community as a whole. MyTown program was devel- Philip Thurman oped with a two-prong purpose. Q: What is the next step One; clean up dilapidated Burnet needs to continue to dwellings that were unsafe and properly manage growth and eyesores. Two; provide afford- development of businesses able housing to Burnet resi- within city limits? dents. I believe those goals have a. The City Council should been met. continue to fund the utility Q: What, if any, programs infrastructure development to or facilities would you like to the edges of our city limits. see the city implement in the r b. The City Council, EDC next five years? along with business leaders A new police facility and need to define what type of city hall are currently in the business compliments our town, works. The police have long provides value and benefit to needed a facility, which will be the citizens then proactively built first. A new city hall needs recruit that type of business. to be built but the current build- Our ability to attract busi- ing is adequate for the time ness to Bumet lies in how pre- being. The improvements to our pared we are infrastructure- streets is an ongoing program, wise. We should always have an Q: What wouldyou say are idea of what we would like to the strengths and weaknesses bring to our community as well of Burnet as a municipality? as what we don't want. The The strengths of Burnet are other part relies on what we as a many. We have the availability community have to offer to of water, sewer, electricity, for employers and employees. any business that would like to Q: With the continued suc- relocate to Bumet. Our airport, cess of the MyTown Housing after the renovations, will be program, what is the next step LatxJmex teger Thurman Shell Lester the city needs financially. This has become to take to encourage medium- one of our greatest strengths. income residential develop- Paying down debt and paying ment within city limits? cash instead of borrowing a. As President of the EDC, money. our greatest achievement is the Q: With recent council dis- MyTown program. It is model cussions on topics such as the for Public-Private partnership feeding of deer and feral ani- and we have other cities looking mals and the use of electronic at program. We will continue to pet fences, do you think the city invest in the community by buy- is doing a good job walking the ing property that can be repur- line between accountability to posed into new homes for neighbors and individual medium income families, rights? b. The City must continue to a. Absolutely. There is enforce the codes that keeps the always two sides to the issue. city clean while continuing to Both sides have rights and pro- invest in new streets. A clean tecting those rights is not city brings new development always easy to determine. while maintaining our identity, b. Protecting the public is an Q: What, if any, programs easy answer, the public must be or facilities would you like to protected and feel free to walk see the city implement in the our streets without being chased next five years? and attacked by dogs. The City a. Bumet has outgrown our has a duty to protect citizens current Police Department and from wildlife on roadways by needs to invest in a new build- not allowing people to feed near ing. streets. b. Customer Service and Paul Shell Customer Satisfaction is the key Q: What is the next step to any successful endeavor. The Burner needs to continue to City needs to continue to properly manage growth and improve the Customer development of businesses Experience at all levels, within city limits? Q: What would you say are The next step to manage the strengths and weaknesses growth and development of of Burnet as a municipality? businesses in Bumet is for the a. Burnet's strength is our city to press forward on plans financial score card. We are in currently underway. the best financial shape in the Q: With the continued suc- history of the town. We are cess of the MyTown Housing using cash to pay for Capital program, what is the next step Projects. the city needs to take to encour- b. Just a few years back the age medium-income residen- City did not have a five year tial development within city projected budget, this was the limits? biggest weakness we had. I Here again the MyTown worked with the City Manager program should continue as to create a five year budget so planned. that we could see our future Q: What, if any, programs or facilities would you like to cess of the MyTown Housing see the city implement in the program, what is the next step next five years? the city needs to take to encour- To continue programs cur- age medium-income residen- rently underway for infrastruc- tial development within city ture improvements, and plans limits? for a new j3olice station and city To get builders tO build hall should be our primary more $120,000 price range focus, homes - that is medium-income Q: What wouldyou say are- not $150,000 homes. If the the strengths and weaknesses City and BEDC will work on of Burner as a municipality? this, I believe you will see a Management of facilitiesmuch better program and help a and capital improvements are lot of people in our city. It's a the strengths of the city. The city great program; it needs to be has no glaring weaknesses. The more affordable. city of Bumet is financially sta- Q: What, if any, programs ble. or facilities would you like to Q: With recent council dis- see the city implement in the cussions on topics such as the next five years? feeding of deer and feral ani- We need a better street reals and the use of electronic rehab program. We have citi- pet fences, do you think the city zens that have been waiting for is doing a good job walking the many years on the street list that line between accountability to have been pushed back for per- neighbors and individual sonal agenda items by council- rights? men. It's time we take care of The problemin centralour citizens and not council Texas of wildlife has been going members pet projects. on for as long as I can remem- Q: What wouldyou say are her- about seventy five plus the strengths and weaknesses years. The recent steps taken by of Burnet as a municipality? council has provided a good The strengths are we are start to improving the situation, final in a strong financial posi- However, in my mind there tion, have a new wastewater hasn't been any sure-fire way to plant and ample water for the solve the problem advanced so future. The weaknesses are too far by any entity in central much debt, high utility rates and Texas. not taking care of the citizens' Danny Lester needs. You are suppose to listen' Q: What is the next step to what the citizens say to you, Burnet needs to continue to but the last four years, it has properly manage growth and been some on the council and in development of businesses the city telling the citizens, 'you' within city limits? will listen to what we say.' Not To start reducing debt, low- good. ering utilities rates and lower Q: With recent council taxes. If you have less debt you discussions on topics such as have more funds for growth and the feeding of deer and ferall, developing businessgs. Lower animals and the use of dec- utility rates will bring in buff- tronic pet fences, do you think nesses, that is major question the city is doing a good job asked by any new potential walking the line between business looking to locate in our accountability to neighbors city. Lower taxes on homes and and individual rights? businesses will bring growth. I was not involved in this; With these steps new residents not being on the council, I don't will come and along with them know all the situations. I will more businesses, say I think too much govern- Q: With the continued suc- ment control is not good. NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY OF COTrONWOOD SHORES, TEXAS, AND ALL OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS: Notice is hereby given that the City of Cottonwood Shores, Texas (the "City") will hold a General Election on Hay 7, 2016, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., at the I~Jmet County Courthouse-South Annex (Marble Falls), 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway, Marble Falls, Texas 78654, for the ourpose of duly qualified resident electors v~ng for three (3) Coundl members. The following qualified persons have been appointed as officers of said election: Presiding Judge: H~odee Slade Alternate Presiding .Judge Peggy Davis Early Voting Clerk: Doug Ferguson, Bumet County Elections Administrator Early Voting by personal appearance shall be conducted at: Early Voting Polling Place Early Voting Polling Race Name Address Burner County Courthouse 220 South Pierce Street Burner County Courthouse%%oth Annex (Marble Falls) Burner, Texas 78611 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway Marble Falls, Texas 78654 Hours for Houm for April 25 - April 27, April 28 and May 2 ~dl 29 and Nay 3 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. [ Early voting ballots for voting by mail may be obtained from and mailed to the Earty V~ng Clerk at the Records Building, locote~ behind the Bumet County Courthouse Annex, 1701 E. Polk St., Burner, Teos 78611, and shall be received through 7:00 p.m. on Ray 7, 2016. The Eady Voting Clerk shall keep the offices for early voting by personal appearance open for such purposes during the times listed above on each day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or official State holiday, beginning on Monday, April 25, 2016 end continuing through Tuesday, Hay 3, 2016. Only qualified resident voters oftho City shall be entitled to vote at said election. Such election shall he held and conducted and returns made to the City Council of the City of Cottonwood Shores, Texas, in accordance with the Texas Election Code, as amended. /$/Donald Orr Mayor, City of Cottonwood Shores, Texas ATFEST: ISl Sheila C. Moore Crty Secretary AVISO DE ELECCION GENERAL PAPA LOS VOTANTES HABILITADOS DE LA CIUDAD DE COTTONWOOD SHORES, TEXAS, Y DEMJ~S PERSONAS INTERESADAS: SO notifica por el presente que la Ciudad de Cottonwood Shores, Texas (la "Ciudad') celebrar~ una Elecci6n General el 7 de mayo de 2016 en el horano de 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. en Burnet County Cou~ouse-South Annex (Rarble Falls), 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway, Marble Falls, Texas 78654, con el prop6sito de que los votantes residentes debidamente habilitados voten por t~ (3) Concejales. Las siguientes personas calificadas fueron designadas como funcionarios de la elecck~n: .]uez Presidente: Melodee Slade 3uez Presidente Altemo Peggy Davis Oficial de Votaci6n Anticipada: Doug Ferguson, Administyador de Elecclones del Condado de Burner La votaci6n anticipada en persona se Ileva~ a capo en: Lngar de Votaci6n Anticipada Lwar de Votaci6n Antidpndal Horario para el Nombre Direoci6n 25 de abdl - 27 de abdl 28 deabdly 3 de myo Burner County Courthouse 220 South Pierce Street 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Bumet, Texas 78611 Burner County Courthouse-south 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. Annex (Marble Falls)Marble Falls, Texas 78654 Horado para el 28 de abdl y 2 de mayo 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. a 7:00 p.m. I.as boletas de votad6n anticipada para votar por correo pueden ser obtenidas y enviadas ;)or correo a ia Oficial de Votaci6n Anticipada en el Edificio de Registros, Iocalizado detr~s del Anexo de Burnet County Courthouse Annex, 1701 E. Polk St., Burnet, Texas 78611, y deben ser redbldas de regreso para ias 7:00 pm. del 7 de mayo de 2016. La Ofidal de Votad6n Anticipada deher~ mantener la oficina de votaci6n anticipada en persona abierta con tal p~to en los horarios indicados arriba cada din desde el lunes 25 de abril de 2016 hasta el mattes 3 de mayo de 2016, exceptuando s~bedos, domingos y dfas festivos del estado. Solamente los votantes habilitados residentes de la Ciudad tendr~n derecho a votar en dicha elecci6n. Tal elecci6n se celebrar~ y realizar~, y se dar~ el dictamen de los resultados al Consejo Municipal de la Ciudad de Cottonwood Shores, Texas, en conformidad con el Okligo Electoral de Texas enmendado. [SI Donald Orr Alcalde, Ciudad de Cottonwood Shores, Texas ATESTIGUA: IS~ Sheila C. Moore Socretaria de la Ciudad 00204518 ORDER OF SPECIAL ELECTION FOR CITY OF GRANITE SHOALS, TEXAS A Special election is hereby ordered to be held on M&y..2,.Z0~ from 7~ at the Denartment. 8410 W FM 1431. Granite Shoals. TX 78654 for the purpose of placing the following propositions to the voters: PROPOSITION 1: The adoption of a local sales and use tax in the City of Granite Shoals at the rate of one percent, the adoption of a local sales and use tax in the City of Granite Shoals at the rate ufthree fourths of one percent to provide revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets, and the abolition of the additional sales and use tax within the city. PROPOSITION 2: The reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Granite Shoals at the rate of one fourth of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The tax expires on the fourth anniversary of the date of this election unless the imposition of the tax is reauthorized. All voters in the City of Granite Shoals (Precinct 3 and Precinct 18) will vote at this polling site. Voters should bring their voter registration certificate and their photo identification. 9 Pe ona! yong ?. .:ach w kpL !:' ................................ . .................. Burnet County Courthouse Marble Falls Courthouse Annex April 25 April 26 8am-Spm 8am-5pm May 1 May 2 220 S. Pierce April 28 7,,m- Tpm 810 Steve Hawkins Pkwy. , April 27 8am-5pm May 3 Moy 4 8am-Spin 7am-7pm May 5 Burnet, TX 78611 Marble Falls, TX 78654 April 29 8=m-Spin May 6 Applications for ballot by mail can be requested from and should be returned to: Dong Ferguson. Bumet Court April 3o May 7 Election Day Polls Open 7am- 7prn , Elections Administrator, 220 S. Pierce ST, Burnet. TX 78611., or via email ~'.I~~j~:llg!&o_ulIffLe_~,~62E Applicalions for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on April 26, 2016. th Issued this the 9 day of February, 2016 - per Ordinance #681, approved January 26, 2016 ORDEN DE ESPECIAL ELECCI~N PARA LA CIUDAD DE GRANITE SHOALS, TEXAS Una eleccitn se ordena que se celebrar~ el 2 de mayo de 2016, de 7~ en la m'anito Shoals bomberos. 8410 W FM 1431. Granite Shoals. TX 78654 para el proptsito de: PROPOSICI~N 1: La adopcitn en la Ciudad de Granite Shoals, de un impuesto local sobre ventas y de uso del uno por ciento, y I de un impuesto local sobre ventas y de uso de tres cuartos del uno por cianto, a fin de recandar ingresos part mantener y reparar I las calles municipales, y la derogaci6n de impuestos adicionales sobre ventas y de uso dentro de la eiudad. PROPOSICION 2: La reautorizacitn en la Ciudad de Granite Shoals, del impuesto local sobre ventas y de uso de un euarto del uno por ciento, part continuar recaudando ingresos para mantener y reparar las calles mtmicipales. El impuesto vence al cumplirse el cuarto aniversario a partir de la fecha de esta eleccitn, a menos que se autoriee de nuevo la imposici6n del mismo. Todos los votantes en la ciudad de granito Shoals (3 de precinto y precinto 18) votar~ en este centro electoral. Los votantes deben traer su certificado de votante y su identifieaci6n con foto. se llevani a cabo cada dla de la semana en: Burnet County Courthouse Anexo de Palacio de Justicia de Marble Falls 220 S. Pierce 810 Steve Hawkins Pkwy. Burnet, TX 78611 Marbl~,Falls, TX 78654 25 de abril 26 de abril27 de abril 28 de abril29 de abril30 de abril 8:00-17:00 8:OO-17:OO 8:00-17:00 7:OO-19:.OO8:00-17".00 de 1noyo de ,liar9 3 de nlavo 4 de tllOyO 5 de nlayo o de llloyo 7 de Illovo l=O0- 9=OO 8:0~ ~ 7:OO eleedo~ Lu~o~ de voodom~ oboe 7=00-~9:00 i L pot corr~o Condado de Burner, 220 S. Pierce ST, Burner, TX 78611., o via email ~=-~ ~ .~'" ~. ." =. --~, aplicacLones para papelet~ pot corro deberbn recibirs no mas tarde de las horas de ncgocio el 26 de abrn de 2016. Esto public6l dla 9 de fbrero de 2016 - pot ordnanza #6al, aprobado el 26 de enro de 2016