Welcome to the City of Cross Plains, Texas
Jerry Cassle moved his family to Cross Plains in September of 1980 when he was employed by Cordova Resources. Employed for eighteen years, he retired in 1998. Entering retirement he worked part time for Higginbotham Funeral Home and currently continues in that capacity. Married to Ruby for 31 years before her passing in 2007, they shared a happy home with 9 children between the two of them. Both he and Ruby were always very civic minded and loved their new community. In 1994 Jerry sought election to the City Council and was elected in May of that same year. In 2003 he was appointed by the Mayor to serve on the local Economic Development Board and serves as the board’s Vice-President. In May of 2017, Jerry was appointed to fill the position of the resigning mayor. As a member of the local Economic Develompent Corporation he has been very instrumental along with the other board members bringing new businesses as well as financially assisting other aspiring local projects.
Cassle serves with diligence and integrity and has a vision for the community as a whole. His deep compassion drives his vision for better living conditions for the citizens and better working conditions for City employees.
The delipadated condition of city streets were a major concern. Working alongside City Administrator Debbie Gosnell, most of the City’s streets have been paved and continue to be assesed yearly. Major repairs to the City’s infrastructure have been accomplished in the replacement of ground storage tanks, overhead tanks, vehicles for City employees, backhoes, dump trucks, brush chippers, maintainer and a sewer jet machine, all while maintaining a sizeable reserve fund.
Future plans for the community is to develop a better economic work climate while providing a quality of life environment for its citizens as well as promoting the community to outside visitors.
OFFICE OF MAYOR
The mayor is elected to a two year term, serves as the Executive Officer of the City, and along with five council members governs the City of Cross Plains. All five council members are elected to office to serve two year terms. As the City's chief administrator and official representative, the Mayor is responsible for the general management of the City and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. Administrative duties include the appointments, with Council approval, of department heads and persons serving on advisory boards. As Executive Officer, the Mayor administers oaths and signs all motions, resolutions and ordinances passed by City Council. The Mayor also serves a legislative function, presiding over City Council with voting privileges when the case reaches a tie vote. The Mayor is responsible for advising Council of the City's financial condition and presents to Council an annual budget for approval. The City Administrator assists him in the day to day operations of city government. The city has five departments serving the citizens of Cross Plains with six full time employees and two part time employees.
“This site has been developed to help you discover one of Americas' friendliest cities - Cross Plains, Texas. If you are a business owner or a city resident, or you are planning a visit to our city, you will find that this web site will provide you with many resources. Our city is committed to open and accessible government. You will find links to city departments, community resources and upcoming events. Cross Plains is located in the heart of Texas. We are a city of 1,068 plus, warm and friendly people. We are committed to providing a safe, clean environment and to making our city as user friendly as possible.
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