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Paying Money Gives A Person the Right to Complain

There has been a growing trend with politicians in the community that are trying to guilt trip people into doing more work in the community.  Volunteering is great, but using peer pressure to force people into volunteering is a nasty thing to do. Part of the guilt trip comes from certain Council members whenever they […]

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Budget Hearing Ends Without Acceptance

The City Council held a Budget Hearing on September 2, 2015.  The location of the meeting was planned as the meeting hall at the Braunig Lake RV Resort, however it was changed without warning to a cafeteria approximately 100 yards away. Related: City Council Holds Illegal Meeting; Violates State Law The meeting was open for […]

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2015 Budget Hearing Announced

The Sandy Oaks City Council has announced a budget hearing for September 2, 2015.  The hearing will start at 6:30 pm and will be held at the Braunig Lake RV Resort Meeting Hall, 13550 Donop Road, Elmendorf, Tx, 78112. Texas law requires cities to produce an itemized budget to “cover the proposed expenditures of the […]

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Ball Wants Property Tax to Cover Trash Collection

Alderman Micki Ball stated on July 9, 2015 that city wide trash collection should be paid for with property taxes. She said trash collection would be one of the “services provided through property tax.” The idea didn’t sit well with Aldermen and audience members alike.  One woman in the audience loudly responded “I don’t think […]

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Mayor Clement Says Budget Hearing Not Necessary

Mayor Jim Clement told a citizen of Sandy Oaks on July 1, 2015 that it wasn’t necessary for the City Council to have a Budget Hearing.   The reason Clement gave for not needing a Budget Hearing was that the city’s revenue would be less than $500,000 Texas Tax Hearing Law With regards to a […]

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Tax Exemptions for Vets, Elderly, and Disabled

On May 14, 2015, the Sandy Oaks City Council created property tax exemptions for senior citizens and those disabled. The Council had previously discussed these tax exemptions on March 21, 2015.  At that meeting the City Attorney, Art Martinez de Vara, suggested to the Council that they hold a workshop with a representative from Bexar […]

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