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Mayor tells CWC: Coppell is financially healthy
Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt told the Coppell Women's Club (CWC) Wednesday that the city council was able to vote to reduce the tax rate because city staff members used resources well.
She praised them for being financially responsible in such a way that Coppell residents will be paying a lower tax rate than last year.
Hunt, a longtime member of the CWC, spoke on the topic, “Out and About in Coppell,” at the fall luncheon which was held at the Hackberry Creek Country Club.
The mayor discussed Vision 2030 and the city budget with the 90 guests present. She praised the quality of restaurants and numerous service businesses in Coppell and stressed how important it is to support our local businesses.
“The city is very healthy,” she said. “We spend less than we take in,” which explains why the city council voted to reduce the tax rate by two cents in 2013.
The mayor also praised the job of Coppell city staff members, describing how they used resources well, and explained the city’s close relationship with the Coppell Chamber of Commerce and Coppell ISD.
“We are the envy of many,” she said, as she described how closely the city works with CISD, both helping each other. She cited youth sports as an example, with CISD wanting to turf an additional playing field and the city needing a field for Saturday football games. “By working together on this issue, citizens win.”
A question-and-answer session followed the mayor’s speech, with members receiving information about such issues as Kid Country 2012, the city’s healthy initiative, the status of red light cameras and the boardwalk to be rebuilt at Andy Brown Park.
The next regular meeting of the Coppell Women’s Club will be Nov. 7. The topic will be “You, Your Home: Center Stage,” with home staging and decor expert Belinda Hernandez.
For information about joining CWC, contact Annette Morton at: email@example.com.
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