OVILLA POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HIRING!
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THE CITY WOULD LIKE YOUR HELP!
The City of Ovilla will be updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) in the upcoming future. The HMP identifies natural hazards and vulnerabilities, assesses risks and identifies mitigation initiatives to reduce or eliminate future losses resulting from those hazards. We want our community to participate in this process by taking this quick 5-minute survey. All the information collected from this survey will be anonymous. Please click the link below to participate in the survey.
CITY PROJECTS !
Founders Park Development Underway
During the fiscal year (FY2021-2022) budget process Council approved improvements to Founders Park, the area behind the city facilities. A park enhancement project is currently underway, to include a new pavilion, public restrooms, and walking trails through Founders Park. The week of January 25, 2022 is the target date to break ground for the installation of a pavilion. In the following weeks, concrete work and the installation of the pavilion will occur. How exciting! Public restrooms are expected to be installed between the two baseball fields, near the Cindy Jones playground the first week of March 2022. The smaller baseball field will become a girls’ softball field and will include a baseball field for 10-years old and under players. New fencing will be installed around the smaller field. After completion of the pavilion and restrooms, new walking trails will be installed beginning at the childrens park playground connecting to the public restrooms and proceeding around Founders Park area and the new Founders Park Pavilion, and eventually connecting to the city parking lot located at Cockrell Hill Road and Main Street. This will be a huge enhancement to Founders Park, adding beauty and opportunities to the public for planned events, and providing a place for children to play and families to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors. Walking trails will not only offer a connection to all of the downtown area but also offer a means for residents to maintain health and stay fit. This will be a tangible reflection of the quality of life in the Ovilla community. The photo is a concept plan of the pavilion. Actual photos will be forthcoming as the project develops.
New Rates for Ovilla Residents
New water, wastewater and garbage rates in effect. The City sustained significant increases in service providers for water, wastewater and garbage services. This required city officials to make the difficult decision to pass some of these increases to the customer. Previous rates and new rates comparisons are listed.
|NEW RATE 2022||GALLONS||OLD RATE|
|$11.26/MINIMUM||0 TO 1000/GAL||11.26/MIN|
|$10.86/1,000 GAL||1,001 TO 2,000/GAL||$10.51/1000 GAL|
|$3.91/1,000 GAL||2,0001 TO 20,000/GAL||$3.65/1000 GAL|
|$5.08/1,000 GAL||20,001 TO 40,000/GAL||$4.75/1000 GAL|
|$6.26/1000 GAL||40,001 TO 60,000/GAL||$5.85/1000 GAL|
|$7.44/1000 GAL||60,001 TO 80,000/GAL||$6.95/1000 GAL|
|$8.61/1000 GAL||80,001 TO 100,000/GAL||$8.05/ 1000 GAL|
|$9.79/1000 GAL||100,001 & UP||$9.15/ 1000 GAL|
|FLAT BASE RATE||$14.00||$14.00|
|RATE CHANGE EFFECTIVE WITH 1/22 BILLING|
|TYPE||2022||NEW TAX||TOTAL||OLD RATE||OLD TAX||TOTAL|
|REGULAR (RATE CODE 1)||$16.85||$1.39||$18.24||$15.85||$1.31||$17.16|
|SENIOR 65+ (RATE CODE 2)||$15.47||$1.28||$16.75||$14.59||$1.20||$15.79|
|ADDITIONAL CART (RESIDENTIAL)||$4.95|
The City Council held a public hearing to receive citizen comments during a scheduled Council meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 6:30 pm, Ovilla Municipal Building, Council Chamber room, 105 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Ovilla, TX 75154, with duly posted notice to consider a approval and adoption of the budget and operating services for Fiscal Year October 01, 2021 - September 30, 2022.
Following the public hearing, a motion was made by Place 3 Councilmember Griffin to approve Ordinance 2021-17 adopting the fiscal year budget 2021-2022 of the City of Ovilla, seconded by Place 1 Councilmember Rachel Huber.
Mayor Dormier called a record vote:
Place 1 Huber Aye
Place 2 Oberg Nay
Place 3 Griffin Aye
Place 4 Hunt Absent
Place 5 Myers Aye
MOTION CARRIED AND BUDGET APPROVED 3-1