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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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Farmersville finances ‘miles ahead’ of previous years

City Council gets encouraging report during audit report for the 2016-17 fiscal year By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – The City of Farmersville’s finances have come a long way in recent years. That was according to Fausto Hinojosa, CPA from Price, Paige and Company, who presented the councilmembers with the 2016-17 fiscal […]

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Knights of Columbus hold 27th annual Community Services Recognition Dinner in Exeter

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette EXETER – Public service is often a thankless job, especially when it comes to first responders. They are there when we need them the most, refuse credit for their life saving and self sacrificing efforts and are rarely given the opportunity to meet those they save in the […]

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City of Farmersville accepts funds to replace aging street sweeper

By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – When people run for office they say they are going to clean up the streets of their city. Well nobody actually expects them to literally do it, but that’s the case in Farmersville. At their last meeting on Jan. 21 the Farmersville City Council voted 3-0 […]

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Farmersville on verge of new hires and improved efficiency

City prepares to hire part-time animal control officer, part-time code enforcement position, promotes second ever female sergeant By Crystal Havner Special to the Sun-Gazette FARMERSVILLE – Cities are constantly looking for ways to save tax payers money. One of the chief ways of doing that is becoming more efficient with staff time. And at Farmersville’s […]

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