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Blackboard Connect is a mass communication and emergency weather notification system.
In addition to using the system to send emergency weather notifications to Oak Point residents, the City uses the service to send its citizens important messages regarding time-sensitive or common-interest issues such as street closures, water or electrical outages, and special events. The Blackboard Connect service keeps residents better informed by supplementing existing communication channels such as information bulletins and newsletters. When you register, you can choose to have messages sent to you by phone, text message, and/or email.
Phone notifications will be sent for tornado warnings. Notifications of warnings for flash floods, severe thunderstorms, high winds, and winter storms will be sent by text and email. Notifications of street closures, water or electrical outages, and special events, or other or common-interest issues will generally sent by text and email.
If your home phone is a published number, your home phone number should already be in our system. If you have an unpublished number or do not have a "land line" in your home, you can register your contact information. You may also add additional contact information (such as your cell phone number, email address, and home address). Adding additional contact information is recommended because it increases the City's chances of contacting you in the case of a weather emergency. Your home address must be listed if you want to receive notifications that may only be applicable to a small area of the City such as a temporary road closure.
Yes, cell phones can be listed as secondary phone numbers in the database. If you have a cell phone, it is highly recommended that you list your cell phone number so you will be included in notifications for tornado warnings when you are away from your home phone.
The caller-ID number for calls generated by the Blackboard Connect service will be 972-294-2312. With the exception of emergency weather calls, every message will generally begin with the same standard announcement: “Hello, this is 'blank' calling with an important message from the City of Oak Point.” The message content will follow this standard introduction.
For busy signals, the call will be repeated several times in an attempt to reach you. The same is true for no-answer and call-waiting. If a message recorder answers the phone, the message will be left on the answering device. If, after several attempts the call does not successfully go through, the system will stop attempting to call.
Call recipients can opt-out. However, the Blackboard Connect service is used to send information that is time-sensitive and relevant to the public interest. If you choose to opt-out, it will eliminate your ability to receive information and emergency weather warnings via the Blackboard Connect service. Persons wishing to opt-out should send a request to opt-out by email, and your contact information will be deleted from the system.
Yes, view the ordinances through our website.
If you are unable to locate an ordinance please email the City Secretary for assistance.
The Country Place Bulletin (CPB) has advertising space for sale for $200 a year. The space is the size of a business card. If you would like to advertise your business please email Joni Vaughn, City Secretary, or call at 972-294-2312 ext. 1. The CPB newsletter comes out quarterly.
To request information you must fill out or submit in writing your request for public information to the City Secretary. View a copy of the Public Information Request Form (PDF), or get one from the lobby of City Hall. The Office of the City Secretary complies with the Public Information Act, as codified in the Texas Government Code at Chapter 552.001.
While the City of Oak Point makes every attempt to make most government information available to the public, some exceptions exist. If an exception might apply and the governmental body wishes to withhold information, the governmental body must see an Attorney General ruling.
Most requests are filled within 10 days excluding weekends and holidays.
The costs may vary depending on the request. Most accident reports are $6 and other requests are based on the number of pages and any staff time for research and copying. A lot of times the information can be scanned and emailed at no cost unless extensive research is required. The costs are based off of the Attorney General for the State of Texas. View the Texas Attorney General's website.
The City of Oak Point holds several events throughout the year to bring the community together and also to help with clean-up efforts.
The following events are held annually:
Volunteers are always welcome for our Special Events. If you wish to sign up to be a volunteer please email Amy Bockes, City Secretary, or call at 972-294-2312 ext. 100.
Links to websites and/or contact information for homeowners associations in Oak Point can be found in our Resource Directory.
Upon request, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) will place your home on their close patrol list and periodically conduct drive-by patrols of your home while you are on vacation. For more information, please contact the DPS at 972-294-0000.
No, the "on or before" option is if you wish to take care of your ticket by paying or making arrangements to handle your ticket. If you are required or request to see the Judge, it must be done on the court date listed at 10 a.m.
You may pay your fine, or you will be issued a new court date for violation of promise to appear, which is an additional fine amount.
Yes, under certain circumstances the Court will allow time to pay the fine. A payment of at least $50 must be paid to start a payment arrangement, and regular payments must be made each month. An additional payment plan fee of $25 will be assessed on the 31st day depending on the judgment; this fee cannot be waived.
No, all fees that are due for the Driver Safety Course must be paid on or before your court date. No exceptions will be made.
You may reset your court date one time by calling 72 hours in advance or requesting a reset in writing. If you are not able to contact the Court within 72 hours, and it is an emergency, the Court will reset the date with documentation presented to the judge to avoid any further fees.
If you are receiving a letter from our Warrant Division, your ticket has gone to collections. All fees must be paid to the collection agency, and any payment arrangements must be made through them. You may contact the collection agency, American Municipal Services, at 888-420-9700.
This letter was received because you failed to take care of your ticket or pay your fine amounts. The Texas Department of Public Safety has placed a hold on your driver’s license, and you are not eligible to renew your license until all fees are paid in full to the Court or collection agency. A $30 per violation fee is added and cannot be removed.
The Court is open during the following hours:Monday through Friday8 a.m. to Noon1 to 5 p.m(Closed on Holidays)
The Court is located at:Oak Point City Hall100 Naylor RoadOak Point, TX 75068
No, any person holding a commercial driver’s license is not eligible for defensive driving or deferred, whether they were operating a commercial motor vehicle or not.
If a defendant pleads “no contest” to the charges, the verdict cannot be used against the person if a civil suit is filed later. It is not an admission of guilt.
No, City Ordinance Violations are compliance tickets and must be paid, or the violation must be brought into compliance to avoid further actions.