A Message from the Mayor September 2019
By Sara Post Meyer
Fall is in the air, and it’s still hot. For the City of Cuero, work continues with several street projects as well as the economic redevelopment program in the 100 blocks of East and West Railroad along the railroad tracks. This project includes new water and sewer lines, new sidewalks along the backs of the buildings, new parking lots with historic lighting and new landscaping.
This project was first introduced into the City’s strategic plan during the community discussion of 2012 which developed the City’s development ideas for the next ten years. With the leadership of the Cuero Development Corporation Board and Executive Director Pat Kennedy, the City is able to complete the project now. It will be a welcome addition to our historic downtown.
We thank you for your patience! The City’s proposed budget for 2019-2020 is available for review either by looking online at www.cityofcuero.com or dropping by 212 E. Main at City Hall for a hard copy. Council will hold two public hearings on the proposed budget Sept. 9 and Sept. 16, at 5:15 p.m. in Council chambers, 212 E. Main.
The 2019-2020 budget includes funds for street projects, a new fire truck, and projects in the water department. The proposed budget includes a monthly fee of $2/customer to help reduce the deficit in the environmental services department which has developed to the increase in the work required to reduce the community’s illegal dumping.
There is no increase in the City’s tax rate for 2019-2020. Members of the City Council and the City Manager attended the annual meeting of Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission in Goliad Aug. 22 with Texas US Senator Ted Cruz as the featured speaker.
Senator Cruz’s message regarded the good work the area communities have done to recover from Hurricane Harvey in the last two years along with funds from both the federal government and the State of Texas.
Cuero Main Street hosts the next Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Aug. 24, and Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Market Pavilion. Be sure to stop by for the locally grown veggies as well as other products.
The City of Cuero wishes ‘Ruby’ good luck in the first heat in Worthington, Minnesota, of the ‘Great Gobbler Gallop’ Sept. 13-15. Go, Ruby, Go! Cuero Turkey fest is preparing for a wonderful three-day event with the second heat of the Great Gobbler Gallop on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the 100 block of N. Esplanade.