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Area cities get sales tax 

allocations in January

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts reported city sales tax allocations for the January 2023 period showing increases for Frankston, Berryville, Coffee City, Poynor and Cuney among  area cities over the prior period last year.

The City of Frankston received a net payment of $43,844.25 for January   compared to a $42,064.06 payment a year ago. That’s an increase of 4.23 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $43,844.25 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $42,064.06, a gain of 4.23 percent.

The City of Berryville received a net payment of $3,124.43 for January compared to a $3,010.24 payment a year ago. That’s an increase of 3.79 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $3,124.43 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $3,010.24, a gain of 3.79 percent.

The City of Coffee City received a net payment of $21,950.76 for January  compared to a $21,730.19 payment a year ago. That’s a decrease of 1.01 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $21,950.76 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $21,730.19, an increase of 1.01 percent.

The City of Cuney received a net payment of $3,756.82 for January compared to a $3,091.37 payment a year ago. That’s an increase of 21.52 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $3,756.82 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $3,091.37, a gain of 21.52 percent.

The City of Poynor received a net payment of $1,350.54 for January compared to a $1,230.16 payment a year ago. That’s an increase of 9.75 percent. The city has received year-to-date payments of $1,350.54 this year compared to last year’s YTD payment of $1,230.16, an increase of 9.75 percent.

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Council adopts procedures related

to Community Development grants

The Frankston City Council on Monday, Jan. 10 adopted some issues and delayed action on others regarding procedures connected to the obtaining of a Texas Community Development Block Grant by the city, according to unofficial minutes submitted by City Secretary Kelli Landreth-Smith.

The Council approved a resolution authorizing the submission of a TCDBG program application and required CDBG Civil Rights Policy. The action came after Shawna McElfish from Grantworks educated the Council on the various policies of the Development Block Grant program. The approval was unanimous.

In a related matter, the Council deferred action on adoption of a Procurement Policy for further review. Grantworks described the policy as a standard one, issued by the federal government.

Also in connection with the grant, the Council adopted a resolution to designate authorized signatures for documents related to the Texas Community Development Block Grand program. The Council designated Mayor Tommy Carr, Mayor Pro-tem Sharyn Harrison and City Secretary Kelli Landreth-Smith, current designated signatories for the city to be designated under the resolution.

In other matters, the Council granted a three-month extension for the completion of a new home due  to a delay in the beginning of construction.

Consideration of the Racial Profiling Report form for 01/01/2022 to 12/31/2022 was tabled due to the absence of the police chief.

Following staff reports from the police, volunteer fire department, water and sewer department, municipal court and K-9, Council members were reminded that applications to be candidates in the May 6, must be filed with the City Secretary from Jan. 18 to Feb. 17 and applications are available at the City Hall.

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