News from Town Hall – September 2016

Aug 25, 2016 by

News from Town Hall

September 2016

2016-20176 Council

Hello Double Oak residents,

2016-2017 Fiscal Year Plan – Property tax rate remains at current 0.23240

The town council, staff and citizens have worked together to develop an operating budget for our next fiscal year which begins on October 1st. The final adoption of the 2016-2017 fiscal year budget and tax rate is planned for Monday, September 19. The consensus of the council, as of this column, is to maintain the current tax rate of 0.23240 per $100. Double Oak has a good financial balance sheet, no bond debt and no bank credit notes, operates on a pay as we go philosophy and “our town property tax rate remains one of the overall lowest in all of Denton County and north Texas”, according to Mayor Mike Donnelly.

Town Council is the governing body for the town, and as such, some of their responsibilities for our three-thousand residents are:

• Setting the tax rate and adopting the fiscal year budget
• Hiring approval of town personnel
• Authorizing the payment of town bills
• Build and maintain town roads
• Maintain and improve town facilities and equipment
• Provide for the data service and archival needs of the town
• Provide for Police – Fire and EMS service

If you are a Double Oak resident or business and have any questions or want to share your thoughts on budget, tax rate or any other business of the town, please feel free to contact Mayor Donnelly, members of council or town staff. You are always welcome to attend a town council meeting and share your thoughts and views.

Town Secretary Email Information Group

Town Secretary Charlotte Allen, began this information email group a couple of years ago. It is used as a tool for town hall to get information out fast to our residents. If you wish to be added, please email Charlotte at Town information can always be found on the town’s website at

In Honor of September 11, God Bless the United States of America


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