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City Council approves reallocation of CARES Act funding for Coppell ISD

The City Council of Coppell recently held a meeting on Oct. 27. During the meeting topics such as CARES act funding to Coppell ISD, the declaration of Municipal Court week, and announcing construction to begin soon on Coppell intersections were discussed.
Anjali Vishwanath, Staff Writer October 30, 2020

During Tuesday evening’s Coppell City Council meeting, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding was amended. In addition to an increase in grant money for local businesses,...

Local cemetery, DART upkeep highlight council meeting

The Coppell City Council hosted a virtual meeting this Tuesday. This meeting discussed the transfer and pre-sale fees for the Rolling Oaks Memorial Center, along with the changes in the DART maintenance arrangements.
Torie Peck, Staff Writer October 15, 2020

Tuesday evening, the Coppell City Council met to discuss new ordinances and amendments, including those for the Rolling Oaks Memorial, 151 Coffee and the DART Silver Line Project Mayor Karen Hunt approved...

City Council authorizes reallocation of CARES Act funds

During the Coppell City Council meeting this Tuesday, Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt approved reallocations of the CARES Act funds. These funds will partially go towards supporting local businesses, the Coppell Fire Department, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and others.
Anette Varghese, Staff Writer September 25, 2020

On Tuesday night, Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt authorized two resolutions amending and approving the City of Coppell’s allocation of funds from the CARES Act (The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security...

City council proposes budget for new fiscal year

The city council budget meeting took place on Tuesday. The Coppell city council announced the new budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. Graphic by Blanche Harris
Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager September 9, 2020

On Tuesday, Coppell Mayor Karan Hunt said that the main hindrances of American citizens voting were missing voting deadlines, being unfamiliar with the registration process, and the COVIS-19 pandemic....

Council moving forward with lower 2020 tax rate

At Tuesday’s Coppell City Council virtual meeting, approved motions included an increased budget for Belt Line Road renovations and a tax rate of $0.58 for the 2020 tax year, which will be brought up for public hearings on Sept. 8. Photo illustration by Sally Parampottil and Sreeja Mudumby.
Akhila Gunturu, CHS9 Editor August 26, 2020

On Tuesday night, the Coppell City Council approved the publication of the reduction of the tax rate from $0.58400 to $.05800 for the 2020 tax year. This rate will then be discussed in the Sept. 8 council...

City Council addresses COVID-19 concerns

The Coppell City Council had its first virtual meeting on May 12, addressing a host of issues relating to COVID-19. Among these were a declaration of May 17-23 as National Public Works Week, an analysis of the revenue lost with the closing of city services and a moratorium on the temporary sign ordinance.
Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer May 15, 2020

Hosting its first virtual meeting, the Coppell City Council addressed a multitude of issues relating to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday night.  Coppell has projected a loss of $9.2 million with...

City bracing for reduced revenue starting in October

Coppell City Council members discuss potential decrease in annual revenue for Coppell at the meeting at Town Center yesterday. Issues such as a possible 16% decrease in revenue and the process of answering census questions were discussed.
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...

Council supports reallocation of funds for Coppell Arts Center budget

Coppell Arts Center managing director Alex Hargis presents proposal to Coppell City Council members including Vicki Chiavetta, Wes Mays, Brianna Hinojosa-Smith and Cliff Long. Hargis’s proposal asks for a change of a construction order to purchase audio and video equipment. Photo by Camden Southwick
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...

City researching solutions to handle new state tax law

Coppell City Council held a meeting Tuesday night at the Coppell City Hall. The council discussed Coppell’s future budgeting and a future sales taxes on various businesses in Coppell.
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...

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

Coppell plans to hold capital purchases as it plans for its yearly revenue to decrease by 16 percent. The city will lose $12 million in business tax revenue due to new state tax laws taking effect in April.
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...

City appoints new board, commission, committee members

Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt appoints Divya Ravindra, Kevin Erickson, Shivi Sharma, Margaret Bryan and Maurenn Corcoran to the Parks and Recreation Board at Coppell Town Center on Tuesday. Ravindra and Sharma are juniors at CHS. Sharma is the CHS9 Editor for The Sidekick.
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...

City council approves plans for new fire station

Coppell Fire Chief Kevin Richardson discuss replacing fire engines and considering approval to purchase three 2020 pierce velocity engines through an inter local agreement with Houston Galveston council and fire station 4 project budget. Coppell City Council meetings are regularly held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
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...

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