Click below to read the Public Notification regarding a Sanitary Sewer Overflow issue that the City was made aware of on the morning of May 18, 2018.
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.
Jeffrey J James
*the proclamation in question is available below
Motorcycle Awareness 2018
8308 SUSSEX (MAY 17-18)
1000 CROSBY (MAY 17-19)
311 RUSSELL (MAY 17-19)
8821 SILVER CREEK (MAY 17-19)
719 HALLVALE (MAY 17-19)
632 SADDLE (MAY 18-19)
857 RENFRO (MAY 19-20)
8501 WHITE SETTLEMENT (MAY 18-19)
808 HACKAMORE (MAY 18-19)
8856 EASLEY (MAY 18-19)
8412 RAYMOND (MAY 18-19)
7933 TUMBLEWEED (MAY 18-19)
7937 SUSSEX (MAY 18-19)
904 BOURLAND (MAY 18-19)
931 BOURLAND (MAY 19)
933 BOURLAND (MAY 19)
424 GRANT CIRCLE (MAY 18-20)
801 HALLVALE (MAY 18-20)
651 MEADOW PARK (MAY 18-20)
9021 GLENN (MAY 19-20)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have that were not addressed above.