Hurst City Council
|Job description||The Council is the city’s governing body. Term is two years.
|Duties||Enacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
|Annual salary||$15 per regular Council meeting attended and $10.00 per special meeting attended; annual amount not to exceed the annual compensation of the lowest paid permanent full-time city employee.|
|Meetings||Council meetings twice monthly; special meetings called as needed.|
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What is a bond?
A bond is essentially an IOU. Instead of going to a bank to get a loan, like an individual might do, governments can issue bonds to raise money for specific projects. An investor buys a bond on the understanding that they will be paid back, in full and with interest, on a set date (limited by law to 40 years). In most cases, governments must seek voter approval to issue a bond.
What will the bond package pay for?
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the bond will be used to fund a new animal shelter to replace the current facility. The new, 14,000 square foot shelter would include dedicated space for adoptions, kennels, and employee training; the plan also includes a dog park. (https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article226926814.html)
City of Hurst, Resolution 1723 (calling for the bond election), https://www.hursttx.gov/home/showdocument?id=8472
Recent News Articles
“Hurst is asking voters for a new animal shelter to ease overcrowding,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 28, 2019), https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article226926814.html
“Funding for a new animal shelter in Hurst will be on the ballot” , Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 28, 2019), https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/article226922894.html