2023-2024 Budget Process – In Process - UPDATE
Last Tuesday evening, 9/5/2023, at 5:30 pm, at the town council meeting, the council discussed and got closer to the final balanced budget. On 9/18/2023, at the next council meeting, there will be the final public hearing on the budget. From there, it becomes formalities to approve the 2023-2024 budget.
- 9/15/2023 – Post agenda for 9/18 town council meeting
- 9/18/2023 – Public hearing on the proposed budget and tax increase
- 9/22/2023 – Post agenda for a special session on Monday, 9/25/2023
- 9/25/2023 - Approve the budget and tax rate.
The Mayor and Town Council look forward to sharing the close-to-final budget with the citizens on Monday, September 18th, at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.
Notice of Public Hearings
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS THAT:
The Town Council of the Town of Double Oak will conduct a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 budget at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2023, at Double Oak Town Hall, 320 Waketon Road, Double Oak, Texas, in accordance with State Law (Local Government Code,Chapter 102.0065)
THIS BUDGET WILL RAISE MORE REVENUE FROM PROPERTY TAXES THAN LAST YEAR'S BUDGET BY AN AMOUNT OF $64,355, WHICH IS A 4.776 PERCENT INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR'S BUDGET. THE PROPERTY TAX REVENUE TO BE RAISED FROM NEW PROPERTY ADDED TO THE TAX ROLL THIS YEAR IS $14,157.
The proposed budget is available for public inspection at the Office of the Town of Double Oak Town Secretary, located at 320 Waketon Road, Double Oak, Texas, by appointment from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or on the Town’s website www.doubleoak.texas.gov. All interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard for or against any item or the amount of any item therein contained.
Double Oak Hazardous Waste Day Saturday, September 16th, 2023
We are eight days away from our Double Oak Hazardous Waste Day. It will be Saturday, September 16th, 9:00 am to Noon at the Double Oak Town Hall parking lot. We look forward to seeing many of our citizens as they clean out their garages, sheds, and cupboards and make Double Oak an Eco-friendly place to live. See below for what you can and cannot bring to the event. Please ensure you have your ID to show you are a Double Oak resident.
Double Oak Women's Club Meeting
CLUB MEETING: Tuesday, Sept 19th at Town Hall at 7 pm.
Please bring a dish to share.
Come to the Double Oak Women's Club's first meeting of the year! This year, we will have a special gift for everyone who signs up for membership! First-year member, better yet! Get another gift! Bring a guest who has never been to a meeting and become a member - you are entered into a drawing for $100!
Sip and Savor owner Jenn Sharrer will be our guest speaker for a wine tasting at the meeting. She will also provide information regarding pairings and a little history of their family-owned business with husband Scott, located in Highland Village.
We’ll have a special ice-breaker game, so ladies, bring your “purses”!
It's great to see the DOWC back at it. They do such a wonderful job for Double Oak and its citizens.
Congratulations to all, and Thank You.
Double Oak Police Department's New Speed Tracker Trailer
On August 21st, at the Town Council Meeting, the council approved 5-0 to purchase a Sam Radar Speed Trailer and ten new speed limit signs to post around town. The trailer arrived early, and Chief Rivas put it to work. DOPD is still learning to use the trailer, and we wanted to share some statistics from our first use.
Location: 281 Simmons Road, Double Oak, TX. The posted speed on Simmons Road is 30 mph.
Dates: Wednesday 8/30/2023 to Tuesday 9/5/2023 – (7) days
Total Vehicle Count: 13,990
South moving towards the trailer: 6,720 vehicles, 291 or 4.3%, were over the posted speed limit, with the average violation speed being 32.14 mph. The average speed was 25.62 mph, with a maximum speed detected of 42 mph.
North moving away from the trailer: 7,270 vehicles, 2,799 or 38.5%, were over the posted speed limit, with the average violation speed being 33.31 mph. The average speed was 29.43 mph, with a maximum speed of 54 mph.
This is just a sampling of the data that DOPD can mine from this type of technology.
Double Oak has become a “pass thru” town with a traffic increase on 407. With Simmons, Cedarcrest, Tanglewood (north/south), and Waketon and Kings (east/west). Once we mine data over a period, this technology will allow the Chief and Assistant Chief and our officers to patrol these busy roadways better to keep our town safe.
There will be more to share in the coming months on the data collected from this trailer. So please stay tuned and slow down, Double Oak Police Department is monitoring!
Double Oak Police Department National Night Out
October 3, 2023, at John B. Wright Park from 530p-730p.
The Double Oak Police Department will have free food, giveaways, a bounce house, a petting zoo, etc.
Double Oak police cars will be on display for kids to get in and take their pictures.
Cross Timbers Water Regarding Stage 2 Water Restrictions
CTWS is in Stage 2-Yellow.
STAGE 2: YELLOW ODD/EVEN DAYS
- Odd/Even Outside Watering by Last Digit of Address
- Odd-numbered last digits of the address will water on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
- Even numbered last digits of the address will water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
- Permitted Activities
- Trees, gardens, and shrubs can be watered daily if a hand-held hose, drip irrigation, or soaker hose is used.
- Filling of new pools must be scheduled, and three (3) days’ written notice must be given to Cross Timbers Water Supply Corporation’s office date. A time will be determined and assigned.
- Lawns that have just been seeded, sodded, or mulched can be mechanically watered daily for a maximum of two (2) weeks after application
- Avoid watering during the following hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
DENTON COUNTY ISSUES BURN BAN – REMINDER FROM DOVFD
As the excessive heat continues through the weekend and into next week, the DOVFD just wanted to remind everyone to please stay safe; along with the heat comes Ozone pollution and unhealthy air, more reasons to take it easy indoors.
Also, we would like to remind residents that we are in a burn ban for all of Denton County; there is an increasing threat of rapid ignition and spread of wildfires throughout the region due to persistent hot and dry conditions.
Stay safe, and don’t hesitate to call 911 if you need help; the DOVFD is here for you.
Double Oak Hazardous Waste Day Saturday, September 16th, 2023
Double Oak town administration has confirmed the date with Republic Services for our Hazardous Waste Day. It will be Saturday, September 16th.
Save these 2024 dates for the 50th Birthday celebration of Double Oak!
- May 4, 2024, Auto Show and Movie Night
- May 18, 2024, 50th Birthday celebration with historical museum displays, birthday cake, food trucks, band, dancing, photo booths, contests, a ceremony to honor prior town officials, and many more fun events!
Do you have photos or memorabilia from the past 50 years that you can share with our 50th birthday committee? We plan to create a mini museum to display the progress of Double Oak over the past 50 years, so please get in touch with us to arrange to collect or scan your documents/photos, etc.
Learn more about these details via the link on the town website Town's 50th Birthday Committee | Double Oak, TX (texas.gov)
We wish everyone a safe and wonderful weekend.
Double Oak Town Administration