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Park Playground Work

PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENTS — The Frankston Economic Development Board is sponsoring improvements to the playground area in the Town Square City Park. Work was started the week of July 5 on new swings, a merry-go-round as well as shade sails over a portion of the current playground. Due to rain, the project is taking longer than expected. Contractors hope to resume construction on Monday, July 19. City officials say the contractors plan to start to install the turf, set poles for sails and the merry-go-round and swings as soon as possible. No completion date is available because of possible rain delays. The merry-go-round will accommodate two wheelchairs, along with two non-wheelchair riders. The new addtions are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), according to city officials. Economic Development also has obtained an ADA compliant portable toilet delivered to the west side of the nearby museum.(Additional updates to follow . . .)                                     — Courtesy Photo

Gazebo 7-10-21

REFURBISHED HISTORIC GAZEBO — Work was recently completed on the reburbishing of the historic Town Square City Park gazebo. The project was undertaken through the auspices of the Frankston Economic Development Board which receives funding from a one-quarter of one percent sales tax. The board has undertaken several other eligible projects in the city designed to encourage economic development. — Courtesy Photo

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Area cities receive sales

tax allocations for July

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts reported city sales tax allocations for the July 2021 period showing decreases for Frankston, Berryville, Coffee City and Cuney among  area cities over the prior period last year.

Most area cities reported gains for the year-to-date over the prior year.

The City of Frankston received a net payment of $32,730.28 for July   compared to a $34,192.09 payment a year ago. That’s a decrease of 4.27 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $248,590.50 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $205,604.21, a gain of 20.90 percent.

The City of Berryville received a net payment of $2,560.38 for July compared to a $2,636.85 payment a year ago. That’s a decrease of 2.90 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $17,393.19 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $13,391.29, a gain of 29.88 percent.

The City of Coffee City received a net payment of $20,923.61 for July  compared to a $24,838.71 payment a year ago. That’s a decrease of 15.76 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $145,661.86 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $141,063.47, a gain of 3.25 percent.

The City of Cuney received a net payment of $3,125.66 for July compared to a $3,577.17 payment a year ago. That’s a decrease of 12.62 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $20,713.54 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $20,014.84, a gain of 3.49 percent.

The City of Poynor received a net payment of $979.97 for July compared to a $967.62 payment a year ago. That’s a gain of 1.27 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $8,118.70 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $8,227.26, down 1.31 percent.

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