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CITY COUNCIL, SPECIAL MEETING

The City Council will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, March 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to canvass the election.

 

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

The City of Kaufman would like to invite you to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 12th at 10:30 a.m., to celebrate the recent improvements to Shannon Park!  Improvements include an expanded parking area, a new ADA compliant shaded playground, covered picnic area, park bench and restroom facilities.  101 N. Shannon St.

 

CITY OF KAUFMAN, TEXAS: TRAFFIC ALERT

US 175 FRONTAGE ROADS CONVERT TO ONE-WAY

Beginning March 3, 2016, the Texas Department of Transportation will be changing the traffic pattern on the US 175 frontage roads to one-way operation between the intersection of US 175/SH 34 to the next crossover to the east. The eastbound frontage road will support the eastbound traffic and westbound frontage road will support the westbound traffic. The frontage roads, east and west of the specified location, are planned to remain open to the two-way traffic only during the first phase of construction on the SH 34 Bypass project. This change in traffic pattern on these frontage roads will be permanent. The entire project is estimated to be complete in early 2017. Motorists are urged to be mindful of workers in the construction zone.

 

CONTRACT AWARDED FOR HIGHWAY REHABILITATION PROJECT

In an ongoing effort to improve infrastructure, the City of Kaufman and TxDOT are always working to rehabilitate roadways. This press release gives details on the latest project.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 IS LOCAL ELECTION DAY!

The City of Kaufman has three Council seats up for election this year. If you would like to run for a place on the ballot, you have until Feb. 19th to file with the City Secretary's office at City Hall. Please see the attached calendar for important dates.

 

CITY OF KAUFMAN, TEXAS: NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION (AVISO DE ELECCION GENERAL)

 

CITY OF KAUFMAN, TEXAS: 2016 BOND ELECTION NOTICE

(AVISO DE ELECCION DE BONOS)

To view the 2016 bond election proposition, please click here.

 

2016 City of Kaufman Spring Clean Up will be held May 13th & 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For detailed information, please click on the flyer.

 

The City of Kaufman Parks and Recreation Board is hosting a BBQ Cook-Off and Tractor Show, Saturday, May 14, 2016. For more details, please click on the flyer.

 

THE CITY COUNCIL IS LOOKING FOR A FEW RESIDENTS OF KAUFMAN TO SERVE ON TWO BOARDS.

We have vacancies on the Parks Board and the Keep Kaufman Beautiful Board. If you are interested, please read on for more...

 

UNMANNED AIRCRAFT (DRONE) REGISTRATION SYSTEM TAKES FLIGHT

Many drones were gifted this holiday season and the Federal Aviation Administration has rolled out guidelines and a registration program to help users fly safely and responsibly. Read on for more...

 

Downtown Square Plan is Underway!

 

Sign up to win a Rain Barrel!

The City of Kaufman has been conducting a Rain Barrel Give Away Program since November 2014. Come by City Hall and put your name in the box and your name might be picked to win a rain barrel!!

We have a new winner! - 4/27/16 - P. Lentzner!

Judith Keltner - Houston St.

M. Miller

Kim & Danny Yates

Noah & Casey Cunningham

Cheryl & Mitchell Blair

First United Methodist Church - Houston Street

You could be the next winner!!

 

Emergency Alert System

The Kaufman Police Department is participating in a national mass-notification system that will keep Kaufman residents aware of situations that may affect their lives or their neighbors. The new system is called "nixle CONNECT." If you go to the Nixle site and sign up you will recieve weather alerts, traffic problems, and even notifications of missing people. The alerts will come to you in any format you prefer. The Police Department is sending out its information through text and emails.

Go to www.nixle.com and sign up. It will make your life safer.

Pay your Utility Bill online

The City of Kaufman now offers our utility customers the ability to pay their bills online. Just click here and we will take you to the online bill pay page.

Did you know...?

You can help improve City Parks by making cash contributions to the City Parks through your utility bill. That's right. Just fill out the City's Park Contribution Form and we will add your contribution to your monthly utility bill for as long as you want. That money will not be spent on salaries or any other operating costs. It will only be used for improvements like playground equipment, park benches, etc. Try it out.

For Development Services, Building Inspections and Planning and Zoning Information, please click on the Government link tab to the right of the main page.

Rate Increase Effective Notice:

Effective Immediately: The Humane Society of Cedar Creek has increased the fee to house and provide care for all stray animals. The cost to recover your animal from the Humane Society will now be $35.00 per animal with an additional $10.00 per day boarding fee. You MUST also provide proof of current rabies vaccination to recover your pet. Also, effective immediately, if you SURRENDER your pet to the Kaufman Police Department, Animal Control Officer, there will be a $45.00 fee charged for transport and housing due at that time. Please remember to keep your animals safe and protected.

 

Advertising Space at Sports Complex

The City of Kaufman is offering advertising space on the outfield fences of the Sports Complex ball fields. All proceeds will be used in the Kaufman City Parks for park improvements such as bleachers, scoreboards, picnic tables, and other park conveniences. For a one year term and a fee of $150 per vinyl sign, your business sign will be displayed. Guidelines: All signage will need to be approved by city staff, purchase your own 4 x 8 vinyl sign, deliver to City Hall. Vinyl banners can be purchased locally at Typografix 972/962-2725. Please click on application form link for more information.

Vietnam Wall Replica

On November 7, 2009, after months of planning and combined local efforts, an 80% size replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall was dedicated in Kaufman. Kaufman is now home to the largest replica of the wall in a permanent location. The Wall's new home is located adjacent to the Veteran's Memorial Park on Highway 1388.

 

Reverse 911

Connect CTY

The City of Kaufman and Kaufman County have contracted for a new service called "Reverse 911." Through the help of a Homeland Security grant, the City is able to call each citizen in the City of Kaufman and notify them of an oncoming emergency situation.

All published phone numbers will automatically be entered into the system. You can add additional phone numbers or fax numbers as well. Log on to Blackboard Connect to add your name and number. Or call City Hall at 972-932-2216 to add your name and phone number(s) to the Emergency Notification System.

Frequently Asked Questions

Business

The City of Kaufman "wants your business." For those retailers, industries and other commercial enterprises in Kaufman, we wish you well and want to help you expand. Businesses wanting to relocate, think about relocating to one of the fastest growing areas in Texas.

Visit the Kaufman Chamber for a list of businesses already located in Kaufman and information on what is available. Or visit the Kaufman Economic Development Corporation for relocation and expansion assistance information. You can also visit the Dallas Regional Chamber for detailed demographic information about employment and customer bases.

Residents

The Residents section is for making the most frequently requested information readily available to the public. If there is something you would like to see on the Resident page, please contact us and we will see if we can include it.

Welcome to Kaufman On The Internet. Look around. we think you will find that Kaufman has the comfort of an old shoe with the style of a debutante. Kaufman is an old city that is beginning to see the influx of new citizens from the metroplex. What we are trying to accomplish is to offer a warm welcome to newcomers with a promise to protect our small town atmosphere. You too may enjoy our quality schools, safe streets and easy access to all the amenities of Dallas. Take a tour and enjoy.

 
 
 
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