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Coppell Student Media

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Coppell Student Media

Coppell police officer Kelly Luther speaks about National Night Out at the Coppell City Council meeting on Tuesday, with an appearance from NNO mascot Nate the Knight. Coppell Mayor Wes Mays proclaimed Oct. 4, 2022 as National Night Out.

Coppell celebrates 31st anniversary of National Night Out

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor September 28, 2022

Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting began with the approval of holding Oct. 4 National Night Out in Coppell. 2022 is the 31st anniversary of Coppell’s celebration of National Night Out.  “When...

Coppell resident James Ford requests to update the trash and recycle code for the community during the Coppell City Council meeting on Tuesday. The code will be reviewed by the council to determine if amendment is plausible.

Council approves city’s lowest ad valorem tax rate since 1986

Sruthi Lingam, CHS9 Visual Media Editor September 14, 2022

Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting led to the approval of the lowest ad valorem tax rate for the 2022 tax year at $0.518731. This particular tax rate applies to the value of eligible real estate...

Coppell director of finance Kim Tiehen proposes an updated tax budget at the City Council meeting on Tuesday. Coppell’s current tax rate of $0.518731 is the lowest it has been since 1990.

Tuesday’s council presents lowest tax rate in at least 30 years

Yaamini Jois, CHS9 Editor August 25, 2022

Tuesday night’s Coppell City Council meeting outlined the proposed 2022-23 fiscal year crime prevention budget, the proposed municipal budget and the proposed tax rate.  Public hearing on all three...

Sherman Oak residents discuss the unanimous approval of the zoning change request for modifications to carport requirements on Tuesday at City Hall. Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting notably recognized the Coppell Fire Department and approved zoning change requests for carports and hog fences in the Sherman Oak subdivision.

Council amends Planned Development terms to extend carport requirements

Anette Varghese, Student Life Editor May 11, 2022

Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting led to the conclusion of an ongoing issue regarding a zoning change to carports along the southwest corner of Parkway Boulevard and Moore Road. The meeting set...

The Coppell City Council approves the amendment of the current Short-Term Rental Ordinance with a citizen during the open forum. The Council approved the creation of a new Ordinance to amend the existing STR Ordinance.

Tuesday’s council meeting provides updates on short term rentals and construction projects

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer April 15, 2022

The current Short-Term Rental (STR) Ordinance has been a point of discussion in council meetings since October, and after community feedback, a recap of the new and amended ordinance was presented to the...

Coppell councilmember John Jun discusses the repeal of the code of conduct with city attorney Robert E. Hager during the city council meeting on Feb. 22. During the meeting on March 10, the council discussed short term rentals and approvals for construction projects.

HOA members address short term rentals at Tuesday’s council meeting

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer March 11, 2022

At Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting, two Coppell Homeowners’ Association members presented the results of surveys they conducted to collect information on other HOA members’ opinions on short-term...

A View of Coppell: City Council

A View of Coppell: City Council

The Coppell City Council members are responsible for developing policies, overseeing the effectiveness of programs and serving the community. The Sidekick staffers profiled members of the council for residents...

Coppell councilmember John Jun discusses the repeal of the code of conduct with city attorney Robert E. Hager during the city council meeting on Tuesday. In addition to approving the repeal, the council approved of a curfew hours for minors ordinance for another three years.

Curfew hours, repeal of code of conduct approved by council

Manasa Mohan, Advertising and Circulation Manager February 23, 2022

At last night’s Coppell City Council meeting, the council approved an ordinance for the readopting, ratifying, republishing and extending of the curfew hours for minors chapter of the Code of Ordinances...

Coppell councilmember Kevin Nevels thanks director of city development Mindi Hurley for her presentation of an amendment to the temporary sign mandate during the city council meeting on Tuesday.

Wagon Wheel elevated water tank to be rehabilitated

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor February 9, 2022

At last night’s Coppell City Council meeting, the council approved a bid for the rehabilitation of the Wagon Wheel elevated water tank. According to director of public works Kent Collins’ presentation...

Coppell Fire Chief Kevin Richardson discusses a request to purchase four ambulances and four automated stretcher loading systems on Tuesday. The meeting consisted of discussions on the ongoing Magnolia Trail Park and a presentation from Coppell Fire Chief Kevin Richardson.

Trail, trucks, tribute approved by council

Shrayes Gunna, Staff Writer January 27, 2022

At Tuesday's Coppell City Council meeting, councilman Cliff Long recalled taking a jog on the Magnolia Park community’s trail 10 years ago only to reach a dead end, thinking “What the hell?” Now,...

Coppell Fire Chief Kevin Richardson presents the updated emergency protocol response plan to the council on Tuesday. In addition to hearing the updated protocol, the council approved planning of a ‘Visiting Coppell’ campaign.

City prepares for potential repeat of February freeze

Anjali Vishwanath, Daily News/Assignment Editor January 14, 2022

During the week of Feb. 14, 2021, the Coppell Fire Department received more than 700 calls, more than 35 times the typical call volume. Why? Because that was the week of rolling blackouts and record low...

Conduct Review board members are sworn in during Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting. During this meeting, 37 new and existing members were sworn into their respective boards and updates were given on ongoing construction projects around the city.

Tuesday’s City Council meeting presents updates on upcoming construction project

Yaamini Jois, Staff Writer December 16, 2021

At Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting, 37 new and existing members were sworn into various boards, commissions and committees.  The Animal Services Advisory and Appeals Board had three new members,...

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