Ordinances & Resolutions

The following items have been passed by the Town of Poetry Town Council and signed into effect by the Town mayor.

Please note, this site is updated as time allows. If an ordinance has been passed and signed it is in effect even if not posted here.

Ordinances

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS CREATING THE POSITION OF CITY SECRETARY; OF OFFICE AND PRESCRIBING DUTIES PERTAINING TO PROVIDING FOR THE TERM THAT OFFICE.

Passed 06/15/2021

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS, ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF AN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR, PROVIDING FOR THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR AND COORDINATOR, AUTHORIZING MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITIES, AND PROVIDING A PENALTY CLAUSE OF A FINE NOT TO EXCEED THE SUM OF $1 ,000.00 FOR EACH OFFENSE AND PROVIDING THAT EACH CONTINUING DAY'S VIOLATION UNDER THIS ORDINANCE SHALL CONSTITUTE A SEPARATE OFFENSE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING A CUMULATIVE REPEALER CLAUSE; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE AND ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT

Passed 07/20/2021

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS ORDERING A JOINT SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 2, 2021 IN THE TOWN OF POETRY WITH BOTH HUNT AND KAUFMAN COUNTY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE VOTERS OF THE TOWN DESIRE TO ADOPT THE LEVY OF A SALES AND USE TAX FOR STREET MAINTENANCE AT A RATE OF TWO PERCENT (2%) TO PROVIDE FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF MUNICIPAL STREETS; PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES; PROVIDING FOR ELECTION NOTICE; PROVIDING FOR EARLY VOTING; PROVIDING AN ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 08/05/2021

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2021-06-01 ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF TOWN SECRETARY TO UPDATE THE PROVISIONS GOVERNING APPOINTMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES; PROVIDING FOR ENROLLMENT AND ENGROSSMENT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 08/11/2021

AN ORDNANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS GRANTING TO FARMERS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC., ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AN ELECTRIC POWER FRANCHISE TO USE THE PRESENT AND FUTURE STREETS, ALLEYS, HIGHWAYS, PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENTS, PUBLIC WAYS AND PUBLIC PROPERTY OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW; PROVIDING FOR COMPENSATION THEREFORE; PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES; APPROVING THE TERMS OF THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF AN APPROPRIATE FRANCHISE FEE APPLICABLE TO SERVICES PROVIDED; PROVIDING A TERM OF SAID FRANCHISE AGREEMENT; PROVIDING FOR WRITTEN ACCEPTANCE OF THIS FRANCHISE BY FRANCHISEE; AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT; PROVIDING A CUMULATIVE REPEALER CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR ENROLLMENT AND ENGROSSMENT; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF ALL EXISTING FRANCHISE ORDINANCES TO FARMERS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, ITS PREDECESSORS AND ASSIGNS; AND FINDING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS ORDINANCE IS PASSED IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Passed 09/21/2021

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS ADOPTING A BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2021, AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30,2022, IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF THE BUDGET AS REPRESENTED IN EXHIBIT "A". PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES; PROVIDING' A CUMULATIVE REPEALING CLAUSE; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Passed 09/21/2021

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS, ADOPTING REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE FROM CUSTOMERS WITHIN THE TOWN; REQUIRING A PERMIT AND AGREEMENT FOR THE USE OF THE TOWN STREETS TO CONDUCT SUCH BUSINESS; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE PROVIDING; A PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE NOT TO EXCEED THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) FOR EACH OFFENSE AND EACH AND EVERY DAY A VIOLATION OCCURS OR CONTINUES SHALL CONSTITUTE A SEPARATE OFFENSE; PROVIDING FOR ENROLLMENT AND ENGROSSMENT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 10/21/2021

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS, CANVASSING AND DECLARING THE RESULTS OF THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 SPECIAL ELECTION HELD FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE TOWN THE BALLOT PROPOSITION OF WHETHER TO ADOPT THE LEVY OF A SALES AND USE TAX FOR STREET MAINTENANCE AT A RATE OF TWO PERCENT (2%) TO PROVIDE FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF MUNICIPAL STREETS; PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES; PROVIDING CONFIRMATION OF VOTE TABULATION AND CANVASS; PROVIDING FOR ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT; PROVIDING NOTICE, OPEN MEETINGS, AND SEVERABILITY CLAUSES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 11/16/2021

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS, AMENDING SECTION 3, "ADOPTION OF SOLID WASTE REGULATIONS", AND SECTION 5, "PENALTY FOR NON-COMPLIANCE", OF ORDINANCE NO 2021-10-01 OF THE TOWN OF POETRY TO PROVIDE FOR SOLID WASTE FRANCHISE ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURES AND UPDATED PENALTY PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES; PROVIDING AMENDMENTS; PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE NOT TO EXCEED THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500.00) FOR EACH OFFENSE AND EACH AND EVERY DAY A VIOLATION OCCURS OR CONTINUES SHALL CONSTITUTE A SEPARATE OFFENSE; PROVIDING FOR ENROLLMENT AND ENGROSSMENT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Passed 11/16/2021

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS DESIGNATING TRUCK ROUTES WITHIN THE TOWN; PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY NOT TO EXCEED THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED ($500.00) DOLLARS FOR EACH OFFENSE AND A SEPARATE OFFENSE SHALL BE DEEMED COMMITTED UPON EACH DAY DURING OR ON WHICH A VIOLATION OCCURS OR CONTINUES; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; PROVIDING A REPEALER CLAUSE; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 05/17/2022

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS ORDERING A JOINT SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 8TH, 2022 IN THE TOWN OF POETRY WITH BOTH HUNT AND KAUFMAN COUNTY TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE VOTERS OF THE TOWN DESIRE TO ADOPT THE LEVY OF A SALES AND USE TAX FOR STREET MAINTENANCE AT A RATE OF ONE AND A HALF PERCENT (1.5%) TO PROVIDE FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF MUNICIPAL STREETS; PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES; PROVIDING FOR ELECTION NOTICE; PROVIDING FOR EARLY VOTING; PROVIDING AN ENGROSSMENT AND ENROLLMENT CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Passed 08/16/2022

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS ADOPTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE TOWN OF POETRY FOR THE 2022-2023 FISCAL YEAR IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW' PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES; PROVIDING FOR REPEALING, SAVINGS AND SEVERABILITY CLAUSES; PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF THE BUDGET; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Passed 09/27/2022

Resolutions

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS DESIGNATING THE TERRELL TRIBUNE AS THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 06/15/2021

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS, ADOPTING A POLICY PERMITTING THE CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS FOR PRIMARY DEPOSITORY BANK SERVICES RECEIVED FROM INSTITUTIONS NOT DOING BUSINESS WITHIN THE MUNICIPAL BOUNDARIES OF THE TOWN; PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 06/15/2021

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS AND THE HUNT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Passed 06/29/2021

A RESOLUTION OF THE COUNCIL AND MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) AS THE STANDARD FOR INCIDENT MANAGEMENT IN POETRY, TEXAS

Passed 08/17/2021

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS GRANTING TO ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY COMPANY LLC, ITS SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AN ELECTRIC POWER FRANCHISE TO USE THE PRESENT AND FUTURE STREETS, ALLEYS, HIGHWAYS, PUBLIC UTILITY EASEMENTS, PUBLIC WAYS AND PUBLIC PROPERTY OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW: PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES: APPROVING THE TERMS OF THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN: PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF AN APPROPRIATE FRANCHISE FEE APPLICABLE TO SERVICES PROVIDED: PROVIDING FOR THE TERM OF SAID FRANCHISE: PROVIDING FOR WRITTEN ACCEPTANCE OF THIS FRANCHISE BY FRANCHISEE: AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE THE AGREEMENT: PROVIDING A CUMULATIVE REPEALER CLAUSE: PROVIDING SEVERABILITY: PROVIDING FOR ENROLLMENT AND ENGROSSMENT: AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 08/17/2021

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS ADOPTING RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS; PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 09/21/2021

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS ADOPTING A TOWN COUNCIL DECORUM AND PROCEDURES POLICY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 09/21/2021

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS ADOPTING A VOTING SYSTEM FOR EARLY VOTING AND REGULAR VOTING IN HUNT COUNTY; PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES;  PROVIDING FOR ENROLLMENT AND ENGROSSMENT; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 10/18/2021

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TX APPROVING THE ELECTRIC FRANCHISE FEE REIMBURSEMENT LIST; APPROVING REIMBURSEMENTS; PROVIDING FOR THE INCORPORATION OF PREMISES AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 10/18/2021

A RESOLUTION OF 'THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS DENYING THE AUGUST 1, 2022, EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE IN RATES AS SUBMITTED BY ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY COMPANY, LLC ON OR AROUND MAY 13, 2022; FINDING AND DETERMINING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS RESOLUTION IS PASSED IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW; REQUIRING THIS RESOLUTION TO BE SENT TO ONCOR; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 07/18/2022

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF POETRY, TEXAS AUTHORIZING THE ACCEPTANCE OF DONATION OF A WATER METER FROM THE POETRY WATER SUPPLY CORPORATION AND DESIGNATING USE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AND EFFECTIVE DATE

Passed 09/20/2022