The City Council of Talty meets at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday each month at the Trinity Family Church (corner of I-20 and FM1641) across from the Exxon.
Please join us. Articles on past meetings appear on the news page.
Welcome to Talty
MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX- EARLY VOTING BEGINS APRIL 25
PROPOSITION NO. 1- "The adoption of an additional sales and use tax within the city at the rate of one-half of one percent."
Municipalities may collect a 2% local sales and use tax on non-exempt goods and services. Most cities do so, which results in the overall 8.25% assessed throughout Texas. Until recent legislation ended the requirement, much of the municipal portion had a designated use. Passage of Proposition No. 1 on Talty’s May 7 ballot will authorize the additional one half of one percent (0.005%) necessary to bring the City’s portion to 2%.
• Most of our sales tax comes from Sonic and Exxon customers stopping to make food/beverage purchases. The majority of these purchasers live outside Talty city limits.
• Approval of the proposition will allow Talty to collect the tax at the same rate as surrounding communities where our citizens shop (Forney, Terrell, Mesquite, Dallas, Kaufman, etc.)
• Approval of the proposition will add $20,000 to the Talty’s general operations; which supports police, fire protection, road maintenance and code enforcement.
• Approval of the proposition will prevent another entity from taking advantage of the omission by adding Talty to their taxing district.
Vote Early April 25-May 3 (Various county offices)
Vote Election Day- May 7 @ Talty Baptist Church
FINANCING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
The Talty City Council recently approved an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $1.115 million in tax notes. The funds will finance the improvement of Layden's Ridge/CR 213.
The City will soon have information available for construction firms interested in submitting bids.
KAUFMAN COUNTY CLEANUP- May 13 & 14
The Kaufman County Clean-Up will be held on May 13th and 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clean-up is sponsored by Kaufman County is free to all Kaufman County residents. Proof of residence will be required at all locations (drivers license or water bill).
No cattle trailers or enclosed trailers allowed. The county is here to assist you in unloading. No scrappers – all metal belongs to Kaufman County. The county is not responsible for damage to your vehicle when unloading.
Please contact county offices or websites for more information on what items can be taken to specific precinct locations.
2016 MOSQUITO SPRAYING SCHEDULE
The following schedule will be subject to change due to weather conditions. The respective HOAs are covering the cost of spraying the portions of Winners Circle and Shamrock Ridge not within the city limits. We will provide notice of any changes or delays as soon as possible.
Sprayings will begin at dusk or later. When weather delays occur the spraying will typically take place the next evening with suitable conditions.