Prosper Town Council Increases Homestead Exemption to 10%

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Prosper’s Town Council voted to approve raising the homestead exemption from 7.5 percent to 10 percent, effective immediately. The higher exemption, which serves to lower the tax exposure for property taxes levied by the Town of Prosper, was approved during the Regular Session of the Town Council meeting of June 27. Council authorized the initial exemption in the fall of 2015. “Homeowner tax relief is something everyone on Council agrees on,” says Prosper Mayor Ray Smith. “The value of virtually all homes and property in Proper is…Read More

Town of Prosper Seeking Volunteers for Boards and Commissions

By 380news | Prosper

Applications due by Aug. 4, appointees take office on Oct. 1 PROSPER, TX – The annual call for Prosper residents to volunteer for open seats on the Town’s boards and commissions is being sounded by the Council, as it seeks to identify potential members for the 20 positions to be filled this year. “Serving as a volunteer on boards and commissions is an impactful way that citizens can participate in the community’s decision making process,” says Town Secretary Robyn Battle. “The Council encourages all eligible citizens to step forward and…Read More

Annual Water Quality Report Issued by Town of Prosper

By 380news | Prosper

Report cites quality of water used by residents  PROSPER, TX – The latest report on the quality of the drinking water the Town of Prosper distributes to residences and businesses is now available online, at Town Hall, and at the various Town facilities. “The Water Quality Report is a publication that is not only required by state and federal regulations, but also serves to provide residents with critical information regarding this important resource,” says Tristan Cisco, Prosper’s Water Education Coordinator. The three-page report, while distributed this year, reflects results from…Read More

Town Sees Rating Upgrades from Moody’s and S&P

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX- (June 28, 2017) Both Moody’s and Standard & Poor, the two major credit rating houses that provide in-depth reviews, analyses and ratings for municipalities, have each upgraded Prosper to their second highest level. “In much the same way consumers look at their credit scores as a barometer on their credit worthiness, cities and towns look to Moody’s and S&P for their ratings,” says Kelly Neal, Prosper’s Director of Finance. “Consumers, of course, want a higher score because it ensures the best interest rates on loans. In a similar way, cities and towns are more attractive to investors and thus get better interest rates on debt when the ratings are higher. These two upgrades put us in a very enviable…Read More

Prosper’s Town Hall to be Topped-off, Cupola Frame Lifted into Place

By 380news | Prosper

What:  Pogue Construction, the contractor erecting the Prosper Town Hall and Multi-Purpose Building, in conjunction with the Town of Prosper, will conduct a topping off ceremony, including the placement of the framing which will form the cupola of the building. Who:  The Mayor and members of the Town Council will add their signatures to the final beam being added to the building’s steel frame.  The beam will then be hoisted and put in place.  When:  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 starting at 8 a.m.  Ceremony will not include formal speeches and should conclude no later than 9 a.m. Where:  Site of the new Prosper Town Hall and Multi-Purpose Building, South Main Street, between Broadway and First Streets in downtown Prosper.  The…Read More

Prosper Responds to Concerns Regarding Safety on Streets

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Responding promptly and decisively, the Town of Prosper has initiated proactive steps to address citizen concerns regarding school zones, speed limits and sidewalk access. “We are moving forward with actions that directly address the concerns voiced at the Town Council meeting of May 9,” says Town Manager Harlan Jefferson. “Some of these actions are immediate solutions, and others are the first steps in determining how to proceed. Both short and long term actions are intended to provide the highest level of safety and security for students, bicyclists and pedestrians.” Council members expressed their support of these actions, and impressed on the Town Manager and staff that the safety of students and pedestrians is a top priority. Immediate…Read More

Contractors Seeking to Work in Prosper Must Register

By 380news | Prosper

Door-to-door sales calls require Solicitation Permit from PD PROSPER, TX – Homeowners needing repairs to their residences should make contacting the Town’s Building Inspections department their first step in the process, according to Hulon Webb, Executive Director of Development and Community Services. Volatile weather like the Town recently experienced means that wind, rain and hail can cause significant damage to homes and businesses in the area. “Making use of the Town’s staff as a resource during these times is a smart move, because we can help insure that your chosen contractor is registered with the Town, is permitted for the work, and that appropriate inspections are made of the work performed,” he said. The storms during this season should serve…Read More

Water’s Taste and Smell in Prosper May be Affected by Maintenance

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Between now and April 10, some residents may detect a slight difference in the taste and smell of their water, says Water Conservation Education Coordinator Tristan Cisco. “This is the time of year that our water supplier conducts their system maintenance,” she said. “The maintenance of the system, always done during the cooler months, does not affect the purity or usability of the water, however.” Prosper is among the area’s cities and towns that purchase most of their water from the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). Still, people with heightened senses may detect a slightly altered taste and smell. That’s because chlorine is the only chemical added to the water during this period to kill bacteria…Read More

Community Event Celebrated Texas Health Prosper Opening

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – Residents of Prosper and surrounding communities were invited to celebrate the grand opening of Texas Health Neighborhood Care & Wellness Prosper on Saturday, February 11. The event provided a look inside the new outpatient care center by featuring tours and fun activities for the entire family including: teddy bear clinic, chef demo, photo booth, face painting and carnival games, health screenings, fitness demos and membership sign-ups. The event will also feature a live radio broadcast, story time and coloring with the local library, and tasty samples from the facility’s smoothie bar. “We are excited to be a part of this community and share what we have to offer,” said Amanda Thrash, administrator at Texas Health Prosper. “Our…Read More

Prosper Commission Sets Ten Amendments on May 6 Ballot

By 380news | Prosper

PROSPER, TX – In addition to the two Council seats up for election during the May 6 General Election, the Town Council has placed the ten recommended amendments presented by the Charter Review Commission (CRC) on the ballot of a concurrent Special Election. In the General Election, Council Places 3 and 5 are up for voter balloting. Mayor Pro Tem Curry Vogelsang, Jr. is the incumbent in Place 3 and Mike Davis currently occupies Place 5. The ten recommended amendments to the Town Charter are the result of a thorough…Read More

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