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Sherman Council Approves More Repairs To Leaky Municipal Building

SHERMAN, TX -- Council members in Sherman approved phase 2 of repairs to the Municipal Building at tonight's meeting.

Phase 1 included the roof, gutters, and north sidewalk, which was dumping water toward the building, Director of Community and Support Services Don Keene said.

This phase will cost about $260,000, with masonry repair, seals over the exterior windows and doors, tuckpointing of bricks, and cleaning and sealing the building, which will help stop leaks, Keene said. The bid chosen was Mid-Continental Restoration Company.

These types of repairs are needed because it is an old building and they hope this maintenance will prevent any more costly repairs being needed down the road, Keene said.

Meantime, Mayor Cary Wacker says the new budget includes a 13 percent increase in the taxes collected, or $992,000.

Of the increase, about 42 percent -- or $424,000 -- comes from new properties being added to the tax rolls.

No one spoke in the first of 2 public hearings on the $66 million budget.

She says the average tax bill is currently set to go up 7 percent for next year, or 2.4 cents per $100 valuation.