Data sourced directly through the City of Winnsboro's official website through Texas Open Records Act. Page under construction. Data mined 12/27/2017; content subject to updates. Most city forms are not dated on the forms at this time.
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501 South Main Street, Winnsboro, TX 75494
CITY HALL HOURS: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
AFTER HOURS WATER EMERGENCIES: "Reminder: As always, after hour emergencies such as busted water pipes, etc., are to be directed to the Police Department at 903-342-3620" - City Facebook post 12/29/2017.
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CITY NEWS & OPINION by C.G. Willis
Winnsboro Buying Property
Plans to Demolish Buildings
At the August 4, 2020 Tuesday’ evening’s Winnsboro Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting, one citizen stated they felt the city is trying to over regulate or buy private property to buy it up and demolish structures, “the City should not be on the real estate business.”
That practice was generally denied by the City Administrator (CA) and P&Z members; however, sources verified late Wednesday night show current staff activities include signing contracts to buy and demolish downtown structures.
Winnsboro City Administrator Craig Lindholm, actually announced earlier that day in a public meeting that “one of the things, it’s public information, uh, we’ve signed a contract ...” on Monday August 3, 2020, “to buy the garage sale property, the brown building where they do all the furniture sales ...” (Billy Cason’s sales). “and the bait shop and the Italian restaurant behind it; we signed a contract yesterday.”
The CA continued, “and there is a party out of Dallas, a photographer, that’s very interested in acquiring the bait shop to put in ... to re-do it. ... and he wants to do it as a studio gallery.”
This was news to many businesses.
The CA added, “The city wants the rest the of the property and demolish the buildings (the furniture sales and restaurant) to create parking lot for downtown businesses .... and the events that we’ll be having on Market Street. We’re gonna walk the walk.”
Local real estate investor Jerrel “Jerry” Oliver of Como is the recorded property owner. On the Wood County Appraisal District’s website, the following details are provided for the three properties.
The old skating rink brown building with furniture sales building at 213 E. Broadway, with an appraisal district value of $57,390 ($30,000 building and $27,390 land), at .1655 of an acre at LOT 6,7, PT 8 BLK 4, using WCAD Property ID #39265.
The old bait shop at the northeast corner of 219 E Broadway at Walnut with an appraisal district value of $39,990 ($24,000 building and $15,990 land), LOT 8 THRU 10 PTS BLK 4 .0966 (acre); using WCAD Property ID #39266.
The old Italian restaurant structure at 203 N. Walnut, with an appraisal district value of $40,990 ($25,000 building and $15,990 land), LOT 8 THRU 10 PTS BLK 4 PTS .0966 (acre); using WCAD Property ID #39267.
The contract amount is currently undisclosed.
The announcement came as a surprise to some city officials and some citizens, as it appears the action has not been approved by City Council in a recent meeting.
It is not known if the City of Winnsboro is buying the property directly, or the separate company of the Winnsboro Economic Development Corporation is using their funds to make the purchase, which would require City Council approval of all WEDC projects by state local government code (law). For the city to take possession of the property once purchased, if by the WEDC, the WEDC would need to sell it or gift it to the city of Winnsboro in a separate actionable agenda item.
Stay tuned for more info as it is verified.
Wood County Appraisal District, source of property details https://esearch.woodcad.net/
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200 Airport Rd. Winnsboro, TX 75494
[city reports it is] Off County Road 4608, Winnsboro, TX
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Hours: Monday – Friday:
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Court Times: Every Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 pm.
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PARKS & RECREATION LISTS
The city has 6 parks with varied amenities.
Winnsboro City Park
900 Wheeler Drive
RV Pad and campsites by reservation
Park RV Pad Rentals and Campsite Rentals
At Winnsboro City Park – 900 Wheeler Drive.
Daily Rate: $28 per RV pad
Group Rate: $25 per pad for 10 or more consecutive spacerentals
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Contact Police Dept. at the non-emergency 903-342-3620
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No email address provided, just USE THE "contact us form" page. http://cityofwinnsboro.org/contact.html
Public Swimming Pool
City Civic Center Auditorium – reservations available
City Park grounds – for Trades Days, Flea Markets, Swap meets, Ag events
Jack Cross Pavillion – reservations available
Playground & Playground equipment
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CITY FACILITIES RENTAL RATES:
As posted 12/27/2017; subject to change. Contact city hall.
Civic Center – 900 Wheeler Drive.
$250 Daily Rental / $500 Deposit
Depot Conference Room – 100 Broadway @ Main
$200 Daily Rental / $250 Deposit
Jack Cross Agriculture Pavilion
$100 Daily Rental / $150 Deposit
City Pool – contact city hall
Large events on city property:
including block parties, festivals, fairs, carnivals, etc.
TxDOT Public Road Closure Request
City Hall Admnistrative Processing Fee $50
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100 E. Broadway
The Depot at Broadway and Main (Hwy 11 & Hwy 37)
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PLANNING & ZONING
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ZONING MAP – 1998 (outdated; see City Hall for updates)
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Mayor Camron Wilcox
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Council member Michael Jaynes:
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Council member Cris Columbus
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