The governing body of Ovilla conducted two public hearings on September 12, 2022, approving the FY2022-2023 Budget and Operation of Services for the City of Ovilla and approving a property tax rate decrease. 

Council Approval and adoption

FY 2022-2023 Budget

Council vote page 2022-2023. adopted.reduced


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.

https://forms.office.com/r/8uvTF6RR63

The City has openings on various boards.  We welcome applicants.  Please complete a board application and submit either by email, mail, fax or drop off at Ovilla City offices.  

  • Email to Bobbie Jo Taylor - btaylor@cityofovilla.org  
  • FAX: 972-515-3221
  • MAIL: 105 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Ovilla, TX 75154

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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. Concept Plan of Pavilion 01.2022


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christmas-card-574742_960_720Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

 December 1, 2022, 6:00 p.m. 

Heritage Park

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Ellis County Commissioner's Court rescinded the county-wide burn ban, Tuesday, November 01, 2022.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE is hereby given to all interested persons that the City of Ovilla Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct a public hearing on Monday, November 7, 2022, at 6:00 o’clock p.m. at the Ovilla Municipal Building, Council Chamber Room, 105 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Ovilla, Texas for the purpose of obtaining public comment regarding the following: 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OVILLA, TEXAS, AMENDING CHAPTER 14 (ZONING) OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF OVILLA; AMENDING THE TABLE OF LAND USES TO PROVIDE FOR BED AND BREAKFAST FACILITIES; PROVIDING A DEFINITION OF “BED AND BREAKFAST FACILITY;” PROVIDING AN AMENDED DEFINITION OF “HOTEL/MOTEL;” PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERANCE CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Ovilla City Council will also conduct a public hearing to allow public comment on the same matter listed above. The City Council Meeting will take place on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 6:30 o’clock p.m 

All interested persons are invited to attend and share comments.  Written comments will also be accepted by mail addressed to Bobbie Jo Taylor, City Secretary, 105 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Ovilla, TX 75154, email btaylor@cityofovilla.org or fax 972-515-3221. For additional information regarding this notice, please contact City Secretary Bobbie Jo Taylor, btaylor@cityofovilla.org.    

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Smart (SET) Meters Installed

Through grant funds, the city purchased an electronic water meter data management system.  This offers an online portal to all Ovilla water customers that allows them hourly water consumption and leak detection almost immediately.  

You MUST contact Ovilla Utility Billing Department to register your email address before set up, 972-617-7262

How to log on and create my new customer portal.

SET Portal Registration

CWD 2022 Collection Schedule

CWD 2022 collection schedule
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