Summer is coming to an end and everyone is looking forward to fall. The past few months have been busy for elected officials and municipal staff. The budget process for Copper Canyon begins in late spring and continues until the tax rate is set in September.
At the end of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, revenues exceeded expenses by $596,520. Council voted to transfer these funds to the City’s reserve account. This account is used to compensate for emergency problems that may arise and to finance the maintenance of our roads.
During this fiscal year, the city processed over $701,194 in building permits. Part of the permits were for home renovation, plumbing, HVAC, etc. The majority of permits were for the construction of new homes in the city. Mayor Pro Tem Steve Hill has helped the city make good financial decisions over the years and maintain an AA+ bond rating.
September 12e at 7:00 p.m., council will hold a public hearing to approve the next year’s budget and set the tax rate for 2022. Council proposes to keep the tax rate at 0.277505 again this year.
As your elected officials, we have worked hard to make decisions that are in the best interests of our town to ensure that we remain a rural and thriving community in the future.
Proclamation of the Woodland Women’s Club
I recently had the opportunity to recognize the Woodland Women’s Club for their work over the years in organizing our 4e of the July event. The proclamation read as follows: WHEREAS, for 38 years, the Woodland Women’s Club has organized and spent countless hours planning and overseeing the 4th of July celebration for the town of Copper Canyon. WHEREAS, The annual event could never take place without the many volunteers who intervene in various ways! WHEREAS, The 4th of July Parade is a highlight of the day, including emergency vehicles, horses, golf carts, children on bicycles, vintage cars and sports cars, John- Deere and flatbed trailers full of Copper Canyon kids throwing candy to the crowds. WHEREAS this event is the largest resident event held each year. He brings us together for food, fun and a day of festivities. New residents and residents who have lived here for many years meet and form new friendships. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ron Robertson, Mayor of Copper Canyon, do hereby proclaim the 4th of July in each year as Woodland Women’s Club Day in the City of Copper Canyon, and commend this celebration to all our citizens.
Committees, councils and commissions
If you would like to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission or the City Adjustment Board, now is the time to apply. Applications will be received until September 30e.
Applications to serve on the Equestrian Events Committee, Hostess Committee and/or Neighborhood Watch Committee are open year-round.
Applying for the P&Z Commission, Board of Adjustment, and/or other committees can be found on the City’s website under the “Residents” tab and under the “Government” tab (click on Boards and Commissions ).
Saturday, October 1, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., is Copper Canyon Cleanup Day. Find acceptable cleanup day items on our website at www.coppercanyon-tx.org
New residents of Vickery
If you have set up your water account with Cross Timbers Water Supply (940-584-0780), your account setup information will automatically be sent to the City of Copper Canyon Sewer Billing Company (Diversified Technology). No action is required.
Upon receipt of your first sewer bill in the mail, you will find your utility account number on that bill. You can now use your utility account number to set up a payment method for your sewer bill on the sewer bill website portal at www.diversifiedbillpay.com/v1/coppercanyontx