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City bracing for reduced revenue starting in October

City bracing for reduced revenue starting in October

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Coppell faces a potential $12 million decrease in annual revenue starting Oct. 1, a 16% decrease according to city manager Mike Land. Texas Administrative Code 3.334 will change tax revenue collected from business sales from origin sourcing to destination sourcing. The law was initially expected to take e...

Council supports reallocation of funds for Coppell Arts Center budget

Council supports reallocation of funds for Coppell Arts Center budget

Laasya Achanta, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The Coppell Arts Center has been approved by the Coppell City Council $672,894 to spend on the purchasing of new audio and visual equipment, not accounted for at the initial proposal in 2017.  Of that price, around $350,000 is proposed to move from the FF&E budget and to offset those costs, future sponsorsh...

City researching solutions to handle new state tax law

City researching solutions to handle new state tax law

Akif Abidi, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting saw the announcement of a new state tax law that mandates the change of sales tax revenue based on origin to destination source, leading to 16 percent of Coppell city general fund being in danger.  The law, Texas Administrative Code Rule 3.334, will be imp...

New state tax laws to decrease city general fund by 16 percent if enacted

New state tax laws to decrease city general fund by 16 percent if enacted

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

Sixteen percent of Coppell’s yearly budget is in jeopardy due to a new state tax law, according to city manager Mike Land. The new tax law will change tax revenue collected from business sales from origin to destination source.  Currently, cities collect tax from items produced within the municipality, but ci...

City appoints new board, commission, committee members

City appoints new board, commission, committee members

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

December 12, 2019

Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt swore in new members of city boards, commissions and foundations for the 2020 year during the City Council meeting on Tuesday. New members of the Animal Service Advisory and Appeals Board, Board of Adjustment, Conduct Review Board, Economic Development Foundation, Future-Oriented...

City council approves plans for new fire station

City council approves plans for new fire station

Angela Yuan, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

On Tuesday, Coppell City Council unanimously voted to approve plans for a fourth fire station, proposed by Coppell Fire Department Chief Kevin Richardson. The projected budget for the project is $11.3 million.  According to Richardson, the new station will allow the department to respond to em...

City Council meeting discusses renovations to Lesley Field, reviews citizens’ satisfaction survey

City Council meeting discusses renovations to Lesley Field, reviews citizens’ satisfaction survey

Avani Kashyap, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

On Tuesday, members of Coppell City Council met to discuss renovations to Lesley Field at CHS9. The results of the 2019 Coppell Citizens’ satisfaction survey were also presented and a proclamation regarding the municipal courts was approved. Relating to CISD, councilman Biju Mathew reported that on Nov. 1...

Breast cancer awareness, fire safety highlight city council meeting

Breast cancer awareness, fire safety highlight city council meeting

Rithik Chennupati, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

On Tuesday, Coppell City Council proclaimed October 2019 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Volunteers from the Pink Soles In Motion organization came forward to accept the certificate. There are tools available to detect signs of breast cancer brought to light during the meeting by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Hill. Out of the ni...

Hunt to run for president of Texas Municipal League

Hunt to run for president of Texas Municipal League

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

On Tuesday, Coppell City Council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Karen Hunt’s candidacy for president of the Texas Municipal League, the highest poisition in the league. According to Hunt, she will be one of three in the running for the position but did not specify who she will be running against. ...

City moves to approve property tax increase

City moves to approve property tax increase

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

On Tuesday night, Coppell City Council moved to approve an ordinance to increase the ad valorem taxes for the 2019-20 fiscal year by a 5-2 vote. The increase will raise the tax from $.5695 to $.584 per $100 of taxable property value.  Proponents of the ordinance cited concerns of an approaching rec...

Coppell City Council approves citywide “Arbor Day”

Coppell City Council approves citywide “Arbor Day”

Sarah Woo, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

On Tuesday night, Coppell City Council approved a proclamation naming Aug. 27, 2019, as “Arbor Day”. Although National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on best tree planting times in their area. ...

City Council touches on homelessness in Coppell

City Council touches on homelessness in Coppell

Karen Lu, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019

On Tuesday night, Chief Executive Officer of Metrocrest Services Tracy Eubanks gave a presentation to the Coppell City Council, revealing that there are two known regularly homeless individuals within Coppell. From the core values to recently discovered statistics, Eubanks’ presentation covered the...