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Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Durbin

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Mayor Pro-Tem Steve Durbin
Mar 20, 2017 Press Release by Eileen, Town of Double Oak

Stephen Henry Durbin – Mayor Pro Tem
1950-2017
With profound sorrow we announce that on Sunday March 19, 2017 Mayor Pro Tem Stephen (Steve) Durbin unexpectedly passed from natural causes at a local hospital.

Mayor Pro Tem Durbin was a devoted husband, father, friend, businessman and community leader for the Town of Double Oak. Steve first served as President of the Carruth Estates HOA and then later as a Town Council Member, Treasurer and finally Mayor Pro Tem. During his tenure he helped create the Mayor Tom Pidcock Memorial and, while acting as Town Treasurer, helped ensure that Double Oak had a balanced budget, sound investment strategy and maintained one of the lowest overall municipal tax rates in Denton County.

Steve was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan and attended Western Michigan University. Steve married Margaret (Peggy) Ann Durbin and has one son Nick Durbin. The Durbin family moved to Double Oak in 2003. Steve worked as PressCut Industries President for twelve years until retirement. He was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewisville.

Steve truly loved coffee with his buddies, cars, his yard and most of all his wife Peggy.

Information regarding funeral services is pending and will be forwarded when available.

Respectfully,
Mike Donnelly, Mayor
Town of Double Oak
Derrick Watson, Chief
Double Oak Police Department
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Calling 911 from a Wireless Phone?

We Don't Know Where You Are.

We Don't Know Who You Are.

Location. Location. Location.

About 70 percent of 911 calls are placed from wireless phones and that percentage is growing. The ability to call 911 for help in an emergency is one of the main reasons many own a wireless phone. Consider keeping your land line in your home for emergencies. Prepare to tell dispatch where you are located. The call will be routed to an emergency dispatch where the cell tower is located or several cell towers away, not where you are located. That tower will be different from the town of Double Oak.

Wireless phones are not land lines. There are unique challenges posed by wireless phones for emergency response personnel and wireless service providers. Since wireless phones are mobile, they are not associated with one fixed location or address. Automatic number identification/automatic location identification is standard equipment in any Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) known as the 911 center. Wireless phones currently do not have this capability.

- Tell dispatch the location of the emergency right away.
- Provide dispatch with your wireless phone number in case you are disconnected or they need to call you back.
- If your wireless phone does not have a contract for service, dispatch does not have your number and cannot contact you.
- Refrain from programming your phone to automatically dial 911 when one button.
- Turn off the auto-dial 911 feature if it is already turned on.
- Lock your keypad when you're not using your wireless phone to help prevent accidental calls to 911.
- Creating a contact in your wireless phone's memory with the name "ICE" (In Case of Emergency), which lists the phone numbers of people you want to have notified in an emergency.

More information.

Outdoor Burning

From the Chief….
I’ve had a few calls over the past couple of weeks about the procedure for burning tree limbs and brush in the Town of Double Oak. The following is the procedure for getting a permit to burn within the Town Limits.
  • default_titleYou must call the Denton County Fire Marshal’s Office at 940-349-2840 or log onto their website and fill out an Application for Open Burning Permit.
  • default_titleThe determination, if it is a Burn Day, is done every morning between 8 am and 9 am. This determination is done by the Texas TCEQ and not the Denton County Fire Marshal.
  • default_titleOnce you have the permit, you are cleared to burn. It always better if you call the Double Oak VFD (972-539-7683) and leave a message that you have a permit and will be burning. Please remember to leave your Name, Address and Phone Number.
  • default_titleYou can only burn limbs and brush. No construction materials or any other products can be burned.
  • default_titleYou must remain with the fire at all times and have a water hose in the area if the burn gets out of hand. All fires must be extinguished by sunset.
  • default_titleThe smoke from the burn must not cause a nuisance to your surrounding residences. This can be controlled by not starting with a large fire, but starting with a smaller fire and adding limbs and brush to it as it burns down.
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If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at the Fire Department (972) 539-7683.
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Our Department

DOVFD serves as the primary responding department for all emergencies in the Town of Double Oak and surrounding areas of Denton County. The tradition of volunteering to serve the community lives on. DOVFD is the only remaining 100% volunteer fire department in Denton County. None of our members receive any compensation for their dedicated work. For the DOVFD, the satisfaction of helping others during a difficult event in their lives is our motivation.

Our core values are to protect lives, property, and the environment through preparedness, prevention, public eduction, and emergency response. We strive to provide quality services, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety, during our service to the community.
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Let's Not Meet Like This

Although the meme is funny, here are some safety tips:

- Turn off lights when asleep or away from home.
- Never use indoor extension cords for outside lighting.
- Unplug light strings before changing bulbs.
- Do not overload extension cords.
- Do not use indoor lights outdoors.
- Check all lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections, and throw out damaged sets.
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This has the latest information for open burning in Denton County.
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Double Oak, Texas 75077
972-539-7683
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