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City Secretary & Finance Department


John Rounsavall, Director

Terrell City Hall

 


201 East Nash

Terrell, Texas 75160
972-551-6600
Fax: 972-551-1101
E-mail:
citysecretary@cityofterrell.org

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

 

The City Secretary serves as public information officer, preserving and managing City records. The Secretary's Office administers and maintains records for all municipal elections. The Secretary also serves as Finance Officer for the City and administrator of the Municipal Court.

 


Information Services

 

The Secretary's office provides records management services for the City of Terrell, organizing and storing documents pertaining to all aspects of municipal government. Posting of public meetings and legal advertising is handled through the City Secretary's office. The office is an open information resource for the public. Requests for information on local ordinances, the city budget, department operations, City Council meetings, and other municipal operations can be made during regular office hours. You may obtain copies of ordinances, meeting minutes, and other open information for a small copying charge. 

 

Click here for an online open records request form.


City Council Services

 

The City Secretary records and preserves minutes for City Council meetings held the first and third Tuesday of the month. City Council agendas are available from the office on the Friday afternoon before each regular Council meeting. They are also posted on the bulletin boards near the front entrance of City Hall. Contact the City Secretary's office to determine which council district you live in and the name of your council representative.

 

City Council meeting procedures policy.
City Council minutes.
City Council ordinance list.
City Council resolution list.

 

 

Municipal Elections

 

The City Secretary administers all elections called by the City Council. The office provides voting district information, applications for ballots by mail, and early voting location(s). Filing information for candidates is also available at the office.

 

Voting District Maps

 

 

 

Finance Office

 

The Finance Director accounts for all monies received by the City, prepares monthly financial reports, records and reports all financial transactions, assists in the preparation of the annual budget, and prepares special reports for the City Manager and City Council. The office also ensures that investments are maintained at the highest possible level.

Budget

 

Financial Policy Manual


 

Property Tax Rates



Financial Audits

 

Texas Municipal Reports

 


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Utility Charges and Fees

 

Water deposits

 

  Residential $135.00
  Duplex Residential $235.00
  Light Commercial $260.00
  Heavy Commercial/Industrial $260.00
  Pretreatment $260.00
  Multi-Family Single Meter $535.00

 

 

Request for water service form

 

Water Service Rates and Charges

 

Payments for services are due on or before the fifteenth day of each month.

 

A check returned to the city for any reason stated thereon shall be assessed a fee of forty five dollars ($45.00) A customer shall pay the amount due on the original billing, plus the insufficient funds fee, within three business days of receipt of notice from the city of a returned check.

 

The following schedule of monthly rates or charges for water services furnished by the City shall be and such is hereby adopted and established as follows:

(1)  There is hereby established a minimum monthly water use charge based upon the water meter installed as follows:

Minimum Monthly Charges
Meter Size (in.) Minimum Charge
5/8 $17.00
1 $43.03
1 1/2 $85.43
2 $136.28
3 $271.89
4 $466.86
6 $955.11
8 $1441.71
10 $2204.6
12 $3646.09

 

(2)    Subject to the minimum monthly charges as provided in subsection (1) above, the following rates per month shall be charged for water furnished:

CHARGE (per 1,000 gallons)for Residential Customers:

Volumetric Rates
Rate Blocks (Gal.)
0-2,000
2001 - 10,000
10,001 - 25,000
25,000-50,000
>50,000
Volume Charges
(per 1,000 gal)
$4.27
$5.85
$6.34
$6.96
$7.29

 

 

 

CHARGE (per 1,000 gallons) for All Other Customers:
Rate Blocks (Gal.)
0-2,000
2001 - 10,000
10,001 - 25,000
>25,000
Volume Charges
(per 1,000 gal)
$4.27
$5.85
$6.34
$6.96

 

 

The monthly charge for private fire protection service shall be as follows:

Fire Line Charge
Line Size ( in.) Monthly Charge
4
$20.00
6
$20.00
8
$20.00
10
$20.00
12
$20.00

 

Water used through a fire protection service for purposes other than testing of system shall be at a rate equal to the largest volumetric rate applicable in subsection (2). 

 

The following schedule of rates or charges for water services furnished by the City of Terrell shall be and such is hereby adopted and established as follows:


Wholesale Water Customer Rates. Rates shall be determined by the methodology as stated in the wholesale water customer's contract. Wholesale water customers without a methodology in the wholesale water customer's contract will be charged $4.84 per 1,000 gallons of water.

 

See Ordinance 2643

 

Water backflow devices and required testing.

Backflow Solutions, Inc. (BSI) administers the water backflow protection program for the City of Terrell. They handle tracking and sending out reminder letters.

 

Testing can be performed by any TCEQ certified local tester. Backflow permits can be picked up by testers at the Municipal Development Department.

 

Residential non-hazard devices are required to be certified every 5 years.

Commercial devices are required to be certified every year.

 

Sewer Service Rates and Charges

The following schedule of monthly rates or charges for sewer services furnished by the City shall be and such is hereby adopted and established as follows:

Residential Rates
Minimum Bill $27.94 per month
Volume charge for all consumption per month* $4.41 per 1,000 gallons

 

*Sewer volume charges based on winter-average (December, January, February) water consumption. Average Winter Usage Ordinance - 2415

 

Light Commercial Rates All commercial customers shall be charged on the following basis:

 

Light Commercial Rates
Minimum Bill $52.69 per month
Volume charge for all consumption per month $4.41 per 1,000 gallons

 

Those businesses not being metered on an individual unit basis, shall be charged a minimum monthly bill per business.

 

Heavy Commercial/Industrial.  All heavy commercial and industrial customers shall be charged on the following basis:

 

Heavy Commercial/Industrial Rates
Minimum Bill $202.77 per month
Volume charge for all consumption per month $4.41 per 1,000 gallons

 

 

Terrell State Hospital shall be charged on the following basis:

 

Minimum Bill $2,232.00 per month
Volume charge for all consumption per month $4.41 per 1,000 gallons

 

Pretreatment.  All customers that require pretreatment of wastewater shall be charged on the following basis:

 

Pretreatment Rates
Minimum Bill $800.05 per month
Volume charge for all consumption per month $4.41 per 1,000 gallons

 

Customer Review. Where the city manager determines that wastewater charges should be based directly on the customer's contribution to the wastewater system, volume charges for the discharge shall be made as follows:

 

Volume charge for normal domestic wastewater per month 

$4.41 per 1,000 gallons of wastewater

 

The customer shall pay for any required sampling in advance. The charge for sampling shall be as estimated by the pretreatment coordinator based upon the city's actual cost for similar services.

 

All rates charged pursuant to this Ordinance shall be subject to an additional 4% Municipal Assessment

 

Other Services

Residential Trash Service
( Solid waste collection map)
$10.08 (Includes tax)
Non-Payment Disconnect Fee $50.00
Non-Payment Disconnect Fee (if the meter is removed) $100.00
Connection Fee $35.00
Emergency Cut-Off Fee $35.00
Temporary Service Fee $35.00
Return Check Fee $35.00
After Hours Connection Fee $50.00
Charge for anyone other than a city employee reinstating water service $100.00

 

Vital Statistics

Birth Records Research & Certificates $23.00
Death Records Research & Certificates $21.00
Each Additional Copy  
$4.00


Application For Birth (Texas) Or Death (Inside-Terrell City Limits) Record (printable pdf format) (Espanól)

        

Permits

Alarm Permits $50.00 (Two Year Permit)
Peddlers & Solicitors Permits $1800.00
Application Fee $25.00
Special Events Permits $60.00 Per day
Charitable Organization No Fee Must Register
Dance hall Game Hall & Pool Halls  
Application Fee $200.00
Dance Hall $400.00, $200.00 renewal
Game Hall $400.00, $200.00 renewal
Pool Hall $400.00, $200.00 renewal
Sexually Oriented Business $1500.00

 

Consumption & Payment Information

2007
   
Electricity kWh
7,158,112
Natural Gas cfm
17,973
Water Gallons
3,667,000
     
Total Cost $984,426.00  

 

Miscellaneous

Hotel / Motel Occupancy Tax 7%
Credit Card / ATM fee 5% of total charge

 

Note: Identity Theft Program Details (ordinance 2387)


Municipal Court

 

The City Secretary also serves as Municipal Court administrator. Municipal Court is located in the City Hall lobby at 201 East Nash.
 

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972-551-6600
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