News from Town Hall – November 2016
News from Town Hall
Double Oak – Waste Management Customer Service News
Recycle credit on next WM quarterly statement
The Town of Double Oak has accepted the refund offer from Waste Management for their mishandling of recycle material. The amount of $4.60 will be reflected as a credit on customers’ next quarterly statement. The credit formula was the same used consistently for each entity with some cities accepting the credit payment on behalf of their residents to be used for a common municipal purpose. Double Oak requested Waste Management to credit each customer account.
Better and easier access to Waste Management DFW Landfill
Starting November 1st, Waste Management and Double Oak are partnering to provide once per month landfill privileges for Double Oak residents. You can take one standard passenger truck bed of refuse to the WM- DFW Landfill, located in Lewisville. You no longer need a pass from Town Hall. Instead, simply take a copy of your trash bill and a photo ID with matching address. This is an increase from 4 to 12 landfill accesses a calendar year.
Deputy Town Treasurer Bob Schram has passed away (1948-2016)
It is with much sadness to inform town citizens of the passing of Deputy Town Treasurer Bob Schram. Bob, along with his loving and caring wife Karen, was a resident of Carruth Estates. Bob served as the Carruth Estates HOA treasurer for many years and did an outstanding job. He did it so well, that when the position of deputy treasurer became open, the town approached him and he accepted the council appointment.
Bob served his neighborhood and town with great dedication. I’ve heard many across our town speak highly of Bob and Karen over the last few days. Karen and daughter Kerstin held a luncheon in Bob’s honor and it was nice hearing the many stories about Bob helping others during his lifetime, his attention to detail when working on a project, his driving habits and his enormous love for family and friends.
Rest in peace Bob
Veterans Day is Friday, November 11th and on behalf of the Town of Double Oak, we extend our thanks and our prayers to those who are serving and have served their country. Take a moment on Veterans Day to remember these Great Americans and God Bless them for their service.
Double Oak Women’s Club News
Please check the DOWC website at www.doubleoakwomensclub.com for more information on their upcoming annual November auction which benefits the DOVFD and their December Children’s Winter Holiday event.
Town Christmas Tree lighting ceremony
This year’s tree lighting will take place on Monday, December 5, at 6:00 pm in the JB Wright Park next to town hall. Residents are encouraged to attend and guests from adjoining communities are invited to join us. A “Special Guest” usually shows up to kick off the Christmas season and visit with the children.
Santa rides around town with the Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, December 11. Watch for signs and check the town and DOVFD websites for more information at www.double-oak.com and www.dovfd.org.
May 2017 Municipal Election
Town Secretary Charlotte Allen and her staff are preparing for the May municipal election.
Town officials’ seats expiring in May are:
Mayor Mike Donnelly
Councilman Dr. Ara Minassian
Councilman Steve Durbin
Please check the town website for future May election information and you are always welcome to contact town administration staff who will be glad to assist you.
On behalf of the Double Oak Town Council and all Town Employees,