A Message From the Mayor October 2019 Fall is ‘in the Air’, somewhere:

By Sara Post Meyer

Cuero Mayor

Cuero’s City Council approves 2019-2020 tax rate and budget. After five months of work by the City’s Finance Officer Connie Hawes and her staff, the Council voted not to raise the tax rate for this next year. The tax rate remains at $.36951 which will raise more money due to an increase in properties on the tax roll as well as some property valuations.

The Council approved a balanced budget of $6,186,513. There will be nominal changes in base fees in the Environmental Services Dept. for trash, for brush, a $2/customer environmental fee (effective January 2020), in the Golf Fund for golf rounds and cart rentals (effective asap), in the Water(effective January 2020)/Wastewater Dept (effective February 2020) and in the Electric Dept. for electric base fees (effective January 2020).

October 7-11 is National Fire Prevention Week. The City of Cuero and the Cuero Fire Department welcomes a new fire truck Monday Oct. 7, at 5 p.m., with a short ceremony and push in by the community, Council, City Staff, and FD and CFD! The push in is a long held tradition in the firefighting community to welcome it to its new home. The improvements in fire trucks is amazing; this one has a water dispenser and a foam dispenser on it!

Come tour the Fire Station and help us push in the new truck. The Fall Cleanup Campaign Week Oct. 21-26 with citizens able to use the Recycling Center free of charge with a paid City utility stub. Brush can be disposed of free at the City’s Brush Center on Cheatham Rd off of FM 1447. Help us become cleaner, greener! If it’s October, it must be time to talk turkey!

Paycheck and Ruby will face off in the second heat of the Great Gobbler Gallop during Turkeyfest, Oct. 11-13. The City of Cuero welcomes a large delegation of friends and City officials from Worthington, Minnesota. to celebrate the 47th annual Turkeyfest.

The parade begins Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. along Esplanade from the RR to Broadway and Hunt after the Great Gobbler Gallop at 10:30 a.m. along Esplanade from Courthouse to Main St. Come early and cheer Ruby on—Go, Ruby, Go! For more information, check out www.cueroturkeyfest.org.

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum welcomes ‘Cuero Celebrates Warhol’ Oct. 11-Nov.17 featuring works by Andy Warhol, Bob Wade, John Nieto, John Moyers, Billy Schenck, and Ira Yeager. Hours Tues-Sat., from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, from noon-4:30 p.m.

Plan to spend time at the Museum and then enjoy the many shops and restaurants in our Downtown Historic District. See you there! Market on Main sponsored by Cuero Main Street will be Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come enjoy shopping in Downtown Cuero, music, food, and the Howl-O-Ween(pet parade) to benefit Cuero’s Pet Adoptions with registrations being accepted at Cuero Main Street, 210 E. Main, until 9 a.m. Oct. 26.

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