Burk Gears up for Development - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Burk Gears up for Development

Residents in Burkburnett could be seeing some major changes in the near future. City Commissioners voted Friday to entertain proposals for $1.6 million in revenue bond work.

Three major projects are included in the plans. The city's north water tank will have to be repainted. It now has chipping, lead-based pain that the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said will have to be removed. The city also hopes to replace over 20 old, inefficient water pumps with two new ones. And, the sewer line project along I-44 is back on the table.

Commissioners and other city officials said the move will be a money saver for Burk and will, hopefully, bring in more business. "If we can keep the tax base down and improve the city infrastructure...and maybe attract business," said Commissioner Raymond Holland, "I think we're doing great."

It's the keeping the tax base down that is a major selling point to commissioners. because revenue bonds can't be paid from the general fund, taxpayers shouldn't see a tax increase because of this work. And Commissioner Holland and Commissioner Josh Andrajack said the money to cover the debt is already in place.

The one dissenting vote came from Commissioner Ted Kwas. He said he supports the water tank and well work, but doesn't see investing $500,000 on the sewer line, in the hopes of bringing in new business, as a good move in a weak economy. 

Final approval on these projects would still need to be approved by the Board of Commissioners.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

    Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:40:23 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:53 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:53:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".
  • HPT Duncan: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery of the American West

    HPT Duncan: Chisholm Trail Heritage Center & Garis Gallery of the American West

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:57:44 GMT
    (Source:KAUZ)(Source:KAUZ)

    The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and Garis Gallery of the American West show what life was like for cowboys who embarked on the cattle drive 150 years ago.

    The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center and Garis Gallery of the American West show what life was like for cowboys who embarked on the cattle drive 150 years ago.

  • Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:40:07 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:45:45 GMT
    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)

    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

Powered by Frankly