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Farmersville makes budgetary progress

Mayor Paul Boyer boasts City budget for $100,000 budgetary surplus rolling into 2018-2019 fiscal year By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Farmersville has gone through salary freezes, budget cuts and a sales tax increase over the last year, and it is beginning to pay off. At the Sept. 24 Farmersville City Council […]

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Benavides retires from council, church

Two-time mayor, pastor of Bethel Spanish Assembly of God Leonel Benavides is relocating to Texas By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Farmersville will be losing one of their city and community leaders soon as Leonel Benavides said he and his family will be relocating to Santa Rosa, Texas. In his wake Benavides […]

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Farmersville City Council considers putting crosswalks at Freedom Drive, Visalia Road

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – At the regularly scheduled August 27 meeting the council discussed the addition of two new crosswalks to aid in pedestrian safety.  The crosswalks are to be placed on Freedom Drive and Visalia Road. The potential location being considered on Freedom Drive is west of the softball […]

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Council honors residents for their contributions to the community

Pastor Jim Wiley, longtime resident Elsie Boutch honored with proclamations by council By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Two long-time residents were honored at the Aug. 13 Farmersville City Council meeting. Reverend Jim Wiley is retiring after numerous years of service to the community and Elsie Boutch, a Farmersville resident since 1952, […]

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Farmersville City Council plans to consider allowing cannabis dispensaries in town, expresses their concerns over deliveries

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Cities up and down the Valley have had pot on their mind lately. The question of the day has been whether to allow the commercial cannabis industry into town or not? The next question is then what type of cannabis business are they willing to allow. […]

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Farmersville lowers cannabis tax to 5% of gross receipts and $7 per square foot for cultivators

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Commercial cannabis has been a quandary for local governments thus far in Tulare County. While Woodlake has welcomed the first commercial cannabis shop in the Valley over a month ago what that means for City coffers is currently unclear. But what Farmersville knows is nobody is […]

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Farmersville sales tax makes large lead from increased gas prices and sales tax rate

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – In a short six weeks cities will be in a new fiscal year and with it operating on a new city budget. For Farmersville, financials are trending in an upward direction. At the Council’s May 14 meeting finance director Steve Huntley relayed the results of the […]

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Farmersville names new city manager

Jennifer Gomez takes over city in time to oversee $17 million expansion of waste water treatment facility By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Farmersville hired a new city manager just in time to start the largest public works project in city history. At its April 23 meeting, the Farmersville City Council appointed […]

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Owner of AAA Quality Services expresses interest in constructing a warehouse for marijuana cultivators

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Farmersville residents and drivers are looking forward to the end of the construction on Visalia Road, but the City Council is looking ahead to new developments on north Farmersville Boulevard. At their April 9 meeting, the Council discussed the possibilities that lie ahead on the north […]

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Council votes to approve $2M grant application to improve existing downtrodden alleyways

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – The City of Farmersville is looking forward to sprucing up some of the less visible parts of their city. According to staff and residents, the alley ways around town have been rundown for quite some time and are far from pedestrian friendly. Interim city manager Mario […]

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