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Author name: Dan McJunkin

Among other things, Dan McJunkin is a former Simonton Mayor and City Council Member, and has served as Secretary on the Valley Lodge Property Owners' Association. His experience across a myriad of local political matters has earned him a unique perspective on how local government works. His viewpoint is that government is of, by, and for the benefit of the governed. That being the case, Dan McJunkin believes the voters have a right to determine their destiny through the ballot box as well as through a thorough understanding of the activities at City Hall - all while understanding their individual rights and responsibilities. and can provide the best of services for the most effecient use of

Simonton City Council Meeting

City Council Special Meeting Set for Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 6:30 PM

City Council Special Meeting Set for Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 6:30 PM The Simonton City Council will meet on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 6:30 PM at Simonton City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend and to participate in sharing their thoughts and concerns via “Public Comments”. CLICK HERE for the Meeting Agenda […]

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Simonton City Council Meeting

City Council Budget Workshop Meeting Set for Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 6:30 PM

City Council Budget Workshop Meeting Set for Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 6:30 PM The Simonton City Council will meet on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at 6:30 PM at Simonton City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend and to participate in sharing their thoughts and concerns via “Public Comments”. Background: Each year, by September

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Municipal Attorney Proves that City Council – NOT the Mayor – Has the Authority in a General Law City.

Municipal Attorney Proves that City Council – NOT the Mayor – Has the Authority in a General Law City. Watch as David Olson, Olson and Olson namesake, corrects the record when another local mayor misunderstood her actual authority in 2020. CLICK HERE or CLICK THE PHOTO to see the exact moment that David Olson Interjects

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City Council Workshop and Tour Set for Monday, June 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM

City Council Workshop and Tour Set for Monday, June 5, 2023 at 6:00 PM The Upshot? The City appears to be moving forward with the “Comprehensive Plan” despite the majority of City Council request to review the plan. Per the posted agenda: (Click HERE for the Agenda) The City of Simonton has called a special

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Increasing Tropical Activity Reminds Us to Be Prepared. Start Today!

Increasing Tropical Activity Reminds Us to Be Prepared. Start Today! Thankfully, there is presently no threat, but with a recent increase in tropical activity, we are reminded that not so long ago, we found ourselves in the path of some very significant storm events. We all know how vulnerable Simonton can be. That being the

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City Council Votes to Approve Massive Property Tax Increase, Denies Improprieties

City Council Votes to Approve Massive Property Tax Increase, Denies Improprieties At their August 20, 2022 City Council Meeting, the City Council voted to approve the largest single increase in property tax in the city’s history. Weighing in at 136%, the city will raise a total of $499,999. This amount includes an additional $290,235 over

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City Council Meeting and Budget Hearing, Tuesday September 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm.

City Council Meeting and Budget Hearing, Tuesday September 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm. Click HERE for the City Council Meeting Agenda Click HERE for the Proposed City Budget The City Council for the City of Simonton will hold a two-part City Council meeting on September 20, 2022.  The first portion of the meeting will be

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Tax Rate Transparency or Just Confusion on the City Website?

Was there Confusion or Transparency with the Tax Rate Increase on the Website? Update 09-15-2022: The City has corrected the potentially confusing information referred to in this article. Within hours after this article was publicly available, the official city website was edited in order to eliminate the confusion that had been discussed in it. Note

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