We welcome your interest in Talty, Texas. Our community is located on I-20 east of Dallas and offers large residential lots within easy driving distance to D/FW. We invite those interested in commercial and residential properties to contact us.
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. The next regular meeting will be on May 16.
Please join us. Articles on past meetings appear on the news page.
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ROAD CLOSURE- MAY 1-5 LAYDEN'S RIDGE (CR 213) FROM DELANEY TO SAINT PATRICK'S
BEGINNING MONDAY, MAY 1, LAYDEN'S RIDGE (CR 213) WILL BE CLOSED FROM DELANEY TO SAINT PATRICK'S TO ALLOW FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF DRAINAGE CULVERTS. PLAN FOR THE ROAD TO BE CLOSED M-F, BUT THE TIME FRAME COULD BE SHORTER WITH FAVORABLE WORKING CONDITIONS.
KAUFMAN COUNTY CLEANUP- MAY 5&6
Although a free service to Kaufman County residents, the annual county sponsored clean-up is not without some restrictions. The following items cannot be accepted:
TVs, computers, microwaves, barbed wire, bricks, concrete, rock, roofing material, shingles, brush, latex paint, pesticide containers, hazardous household waste, boats, travel trailers and dead animals.
Proof of residence will be required. No cattle or enclosed trailers. All metal goes to the county; no scrappers. County personnel will assist with unloading, although the County will not be responsible for damage to your vehicle. You may take use any location.
The nearest location for Talty residents is the Precinct 2 Maintenance Barn at FM 2932 and FM 741. Trash and up to four tires (residential only) can be taken there.
The nearest location accepting batteries, auto batteries or used oil will be on Trunk Street in Crandall across from the Spay Neuter Network. (Part of the old railroad property where the Cotton Festival is held each September.)
The clean-up hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 5 and 6.
LAYDEN'S RIDGE UTILITY WORK ONGOING; MORE EXTENSIVE WORK SET FOR CLEAVER
Pavecon , utility and city representatives recently met on site verifying utility locations, Pavecon personnel have been verifying utility locations on Layden' Ridge/CR 213. While ensuring proposed final ditch slopes don't interfere with the integrity of existing infrastructure along Layden's Ridge, more visible activity will the week of April 17 on Cleaver Lane.
There will be times during the construction phase when traffic will narrow to one lane or detours required when roads close for short periods. The City will post announcements here and work with HOAs to provide advance notice.
During an early pre-construction meeting with representatives from Pavecon the Notice to Proceed date was set at March 13. The construction period is 240 days.
Details of the ongoing engineering design work for Bunny Run, Douglas Circle and George Trail were reviewed at the April city council meeting. According to the city engineer, the plans are over 90% complete. Upon completion, it will be determined whether a third issuance of tax notes will be necessary to finance the work.
MOSQUITO SPRAYING SCHEDULE
As we have done the last two years, mosquito spraying will take place twice a month through mid-September. HOAs have been notified and agreed to finance spraying unincorporated areas of Shamrock Ridge and Winners Circle. The dates currently scheduled are:
Spraying will never begin before 10:30 p.m. and typically will occur later. When weather conditions are not suitable, the spraying will typically take place on the first night when wind, temperature and humidity levels meet requirements.
FINANCING ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
In March, 2016 the Talty City Council approved an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $1.115 million in tax notes. The intent was to use these funds to rebuild Layden Farm Drive in late 2016. The only bid submitted for this proposed project did not comply with procedures and was ridiculously high. Since engineering and design work on other roads had been ongoing and nearing completion, City officials decided to expand the project in the hope of getting a better bid from a reputable company. As explained above, Pavecon submitted the best bid and was awarded the contract.
On January 13 several financial institutions made offers on the proposed $3.25 million tax note. First Southwest, the City's financial adviser, reviewed the offers and recommended approving the lowest offered a rate, which was 2.02% with a no call provision of five years. The Talty City Council approved this offer from Hancock Whitney Bank on January 17.
Combined, revenues from both tax notes provides the City with over $4 million to cover the costs of the contracted road work and comparable work on other city maintained roads. If necessary to complete the planned work, a smaller, third tax note will be considered late this year.