Notice of Public Hearings before the City Council:
Notice is hereby given that the City Council will hold a public hearing starting at 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 1st, 2017, at the Oaks Chapel – 505 Old Base Rd. The City may continue the public hearing should an applicant so request. Citizens are invited to attend and participate in these public hearings. Special notice will be given to property owners within 200’ of the subject properties.
The Honorable City Council
Mayor Terry Solomon
Bill McCurdy (No Email Address)
Jackie Stone (No Email Address)
Joe Smith (No Email Address)
Jason Brummal, Mayor Pro-Tempore
The Mayor is elected at large, by popular majority vote. There are two City Council Members from each Ward of the City. Ward I is primarily the North side of the City, including Cemetery Road. Ward II largely covers the South end of the City, up to Bennett Drive. Ward III is comprised of Aurora Vista and FM 718 (from Hwy 114 to Airfield Road).
City Council Ethics
City Council cannot meet together in any number, make any decisions, or take any action, other than during an official meeting of City Council. City Council cannot make decisions on any items not posted on the certified meeting agenda. All meetings are public, and all decisions are made publicly. This is a requirement under the Open Meetings Laws of the State of Texas.
City Council Meetings
The Aurora City Council meets on the first Thursday of the month. Pre-Council Workshops routinely occur from 7p.m. to 7:30p.m. The Regular Meeting is held at 7:30p.m.
How can I get an item of concern before City Council or a Committee?
If you know that a particular report or issue is to be discussed at either City Council or one of its standing committees, you may request to make a presentation during that discussion. You must mail, fax or present in person, a letter to the Office of the City Administrator, 303 Derting Road, Aurora, Texas 76078. (Fax 817.887.3352). If you wish to speak on the matter, your letter should say so. You can also bring forward a new matter for Council’s consideration by writing a letter to City Council, at the address noted above.
Your letter must clearly specify the issue which you wish to address, as well as a general outline of your concerns. Please note that, since all meetings of City Council are public, your letter is considered a public document.
You are encouraged to contact the City Administrator’s Office at 817.636.2783 to clarify the requirements for writing to City Council.
All requests are due by 5p.m. on the Thursday a week before the regular meeting.
It is the sole, exclusive discretion of the Mayor which items will be placed for consideration on the monthly council agenda.
The History of “Ned,” our Alien.
On April 17th,1897, local lore tells of a "cigar shaped" spaceship crashing into a windmill belonging to a local Judge, a man by the name of J.S. Proctor. The local towns people report discovering a deceased alien creature in the crash debris. The pilot of this craft was given "proper burial" in the Aurora Cemetery. A Texas Historic Monument briefly describes the event. Learn More ›