2012 successful year for Morgan’s Point
Monday, 21 January 2013 by David Tuma
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Paddling Trail was one of the biggest events for Morgan's Point Resort and the surrounding area in 2012.
The trail will be completed and open sometime in April of this year.
The city also approved bids to repair the waste water lines near the community center and purchased a new fire truck.
The community renamed the community center after Garrett and Mic Hill two of the most vibrant and hard working residents in MPR's history.
MPR hired a new city manager David Huseman and appointed Chris Cornish as the new assistant city attorney.
In March the MPR fire department received their new booster truck.
The vehicle was used to improve response times and fight brush fires.
It replaced an aged out of date vehicle. Dollar General opened for business in 2012 and was one of the reasons the community saw a 10 percent increase in sales tax rebates from the state.
"Increases in sales tax revenue is a good thing for this community," said Huseman.
On of the things that MPR Mayor Jared Bryan and the council were able to do in 2012 was have a balanced budget with less overall revenue than the year before without raising taxes.
The MPR Economic Development Corporation was active and worked on an overall plan that will set goals for 2013 an beyond next week.
"We live in a peaceful community with city services and lots of wildlife. That lake is just right there for all of us," said Bryan. "The city staff has really stepped up. They have dedicated their time to improving. I couldn't be more pleased with the staff we have here. There are so many positive things this year and there are more in the works," said Huseman.
The updated website was a hit with community. In 2012 more residents paid their water bills online using the site.