City Notices

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Upcoming Oncor Tree Trimming Activity

The City is aware that many of you in the Wilbur Street area are facing upcoming tree trimming and possible tree removal by Oncor. When we learned about this, we got in contact with Oncor and set up a meeting. At this meeting, we expressed our concerns to Oncor representative Suzan Greene over the impact this was going to have on the homeowners in that area and the negative appearance of trees that are drastically pruned. She was receptive to our concerns and stated that anyone with questions or concerns can reach out to her directly. She also informed us of Oncor’s intention and need to move forward with this tree trimming action. As there exists an easement on these properties that Oncor controls, the City cannot stop them from coming in and doing the work they feel is necessary to ensure the safety of residents and the health of the power lines in that area. Federal and state guidelines do exist that govern Oncor’s work in maintaining their infrastructure, and Oncor believes that this work is in line with those guidelines.

We understand that trees beautify property and that homeowners often have an attachment to them. We love all of the great trees in White Settlement, too. Just like you, we’re sorry to have to see any trees removed or drastically cut and trimmed. We understand, however, that having limbs come into contact with power lines can create a critical public safety issue. We want the same thing as all of you, a reliable, safe energy network that has as little of an impact on the environment around it as possible.

If you have questions or concerns about this, contact Suzan Greene with Oncor directly by calling 817-215-6475. She has assured us that Oncor is ready and willing to engage with our residents and work with them to understand this process. If you feel like you’re being treated unfairly by Oncor in this process or that there are discrepancies between what your property plat/survey says and what theirs say, we strongly encourage you to contact the Texas Public Utility Commission and voice your concerns to them. They can be reached at 1-888-782-8477.

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Garage sales this weekend

8432 HANON DR.  (JULY 20-22)

8817 SPAUGH CT (JULY 18-20)

8121 TUMBLEWEED (JULY 21)

319 ALLENCREST (JULY 19-21)  ESTATE SALE

7904 TUMBLEWEED (JULY 19-21)

864 MCCULLY (JULY 20-22)

809 MIRIKE (JULY 20)

529 JUNE (JULY 20-21)

501 ALLENCREST (JULY 20-21)

8009 TUMBLEWEED (JULY 20-21)

801 CLYDE (JULY 21-22)

604 COMAL (JULY 21-22)

505 BRANCH CIRCLE EAST (JULY 21-22)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 8 Motorcycle Safety Proclamation

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On May 8, 2018, the White Settlement City Council made a proclamation naming the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The City proudly joins with the hundreds of other cities and counties across Texas who for years have annually taken this action in support of saving lives and safe driving. Any suggestion that this proclamation in some way honored or recognized any particular motorcycle club is factually incorrect and represents a complete misunderstanding of the proclamation.

Our city council meetings are open to the public and we do not discriminate in any way. Anyone is allowed to attend. We have reviewed the video footage from the meeting as well as photographs taken by staff members. Representatives from several area motorcycle clubs were on hand as the proclamation was read. The Bandidos were not one of those clubs.

It is unfortunate that the statements of one individual have been taken as fact and reported as such by media outlets who did not take the time to confirm the accuracy of what they were told by a single source. My sincere hope is that this statement will not add to any discourse on this subject but will only add some clarification.

Thank you,

Jeffrey J James
City Manager

*the proclamation in question is available below
Motorcycle Awareness 2018

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Garage Sales for this weekend

829 HACKAMORE (JUNE 7-9)

9201 NATHAN (JUNE 8-9)

632 S REDFORD (JUNE 9-10)

8127 WHITE SETTLEMENT (JUNE 9)

9213 WHITE SETTLEMENT (JUNE 7-9)

625 COMAL (JUNE 9)

9324 RHEA CT (JUNE 8-9)

801 HALLVALE (JUNE 7-9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

permit required 

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PROPERTY TAX RATE 2017-2018

PROPERTY TAX RATE

THE CITY OF WHITE SETTLEMENT ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 8.00 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $8.33.

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Lease Termination with Hawaiian Falls Questions Answered

   There have been many questions regarding the status of the water park in White Settlement. What follows is the most current information regarding the water park within White Settlement.

As of April 26, 2016 the City has regained full operational control of the water park previously known as Hawaiian Falls White Settlement. The lease agreement between the City and Hawaiian Falls White Settlement has been terminated. City staff worked diligently with the parent company, Source Capital, to secure payment of past due lease payments, which with penalties, are currently in excess of $900,000.00. The representative of Source Capital, Mr. Ben Emmons, has advised the City that the delinquent lease payments will not be paid anytime in the near future, and that future lease payments may not be paid as scheduled. Recent negotiations between the parties have not been productive.

Over the next few days you will notice the Hawaiian Falls White Settlement signage being removed. This is necessary as the park is no longer part of the Hawaiian Falls family of parks. This does not in any way mean the park is permanently closing. The City has simply assumed operational control of the facility and will be establishing a name unique to our park. Staff is also working to ensure future employment and guest relations are handled professionally at the City’s facility.

You may also notice city employees working at the location. The park is in need of repairs and upkeep before we open it. City personnel are working tirelessly with other professionals to prepare the park for the upcoming season. Due to much needed preparations at the facility, an opening date cannot be confirmed at this time. The City wants its patrons to enjoy a safe and fun waterpark.

Questions regarding ticket purchases, bookings and other scheduled events made through Hawaiian Falls should be directed to Hawaiian Falls at 1-888-544-7550. The City, along with its legal counsel, is unable to answer questions for Hawaiian Falls. Hawaiian Falls still exists; Hawaiian Falls White Settlement does not. Employment opportunities offered through Hawaiian Falls should also be directed to Hawaiian Falls.

The City will be making announcements soon regarding future ticket sales and employment opportunities during the transition. The City is adamant to see the park facility grow, provide seasonal employment for our youth and other professionals, as well as ensure excellent customer service during and after the changeover.

Feel free to email the City at information@wstx.us with any questions you may have that were not addressed above.

 

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