Resources

SEDCO is ready to help you and your employees get the most out of living in Sherman. Here you will find resources about SEDCO, including our Annual Report and Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes of public record. You will also find community information and references that will help make your transition to Sherman easier.

Annual Report

thumbnail of Program of Work 2016-2017

Agenda & Minutes

Date

Agenda

Minutes

May 10, 2017

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

April 11, 2017

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

March 21, 2017

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

February 14, 2017

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

January 10, 2017

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

December 13, 2016

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

November 8, 2016

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

October 11, 2016

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

September 15, 2016

Annual Joint Meeting

More

September 7, 2016

Special Called Board Meeting

August 9, 2016

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

July 12, 2016

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

June 14, 2016

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

May 10, 2016

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

April 12, 2016

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

March 15, 2016

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

February 29, 2016

Special Called Board Meeting

February 17, 2016

Special Called Board Meeting - CANCELED

February 9, 2016

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

January 27, 2016

Special Called Board Meeting

January 12, 2016

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

December 21, 2015

Special Called Board Meeting

December 8, 2015

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

November 10, 2015

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

October 30, 2015

Special Called Board Meeting

October 13, 2015

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

September 15, 2015

Annual Joint Meeting

August 28, 2015

Special Called Board Meeting

August 14, 2015

Special Called Board Meeting

August 11, 2015

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

July 29, 2015

Special Called Budget Workshop

July 14, 2015

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

June 30, 2015

Special Called Board Meeting

June 9, 2015

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

May 12, 2015

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

May 7, 2015

Special Board Meeting

April 14, 2015

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

March 17, 2015

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

February 27, 2015

Special Called Board Meeting

February 24, 2015

Special Called Board Meeting - CANCELED

February 10, 2015

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

January 13, 2015

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

December 19, 2014

Special Called Board Meeting

December 9, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

November 11, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

October 31, 2014

Special Called Board Meeting

October 14, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

September 16, 2014

Special Called Board Meeting

September 9, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

August 12, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

August 4, 2014

Special Called Budget Workshop

July 8, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

June 10, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting - CANCELED

May 13, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

April 8, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

March 21, 2014

Special Called Joint Board Meeting

March 18, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

March 7, 2014

Special Called Board Meeting

February 18, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting - CANCELED

January 17, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

January 14, 2014

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

December 10, 2013

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting - CANCELED

November 12, 2013

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

October 15, 2013

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

September 9, 2013

Annual Joint Meeting

August 27, 2013

Special Called Board Meeting

August 13, 2013

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

August 9, 2013

Special Called Board Meeting

July 9, 2013

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting - CANCELED

June 11, 2013

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

May 14, 2013

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

April 9, 2013

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

March 12, 2013

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

February 12, 2013

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

January 17, 2013

Special Called Board Meeting

January 8, 2013

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting

Partners

City of Sherman

The City of Sherman was founded in 1846. Sherman began its growth in 1852 and continues to develop, being directly in the path of the rapid northward expansion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Partnered with the Sherman Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO), the sales tax for economic development provides the necessary incentives to attract large, high-quality employers. Sherman eagerly awaits a future that will be worthy of its proud heritage.

Educational Collaborations

Austin College, Grayson College and Southeastern Oklahoma State University work closely with students to ensure that education is affordable and accessible to those who wish to pursue college degrees and enjoy personal enrichment classes. College courses are available to high school students and are taught onsite at Grayson College by professors and adjunct instructors, supplemented by online coursework. Students are offered transfer arrangements between a number of community colleges and four-year institutions.

Grayson County Government

Sherman is the county seat of Grayson County and strives to provide our public with quality government related services including the Sheriff’s Department, county jail, North Texas Regional Airport, county road system and court system.

Greater Texoma Utility Authority

The Greater Texoma Utility Authority, also known as “GTUA”, is a local political subdivision of the State and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Authority provides its member cities with assistance in financing and construction of water and wastewater facilities. The Authority may also be requested to provide operations services for water and wastewater facilities by member cities and others.

North Texas Regional Airport

The North Texas Regional Airport (NTRA) borders State Hwy 289, connecting the DFW metroplex to Lake Texoma. The airport has over 325 shovel-ready acres of land, a 9,000′ x 150′ runway, an 8,000′ x 150′ runway, and a staffed control tower with four instrument approaches. With a recently completed $17 million in capital improvements, the proactive economic development organizations of surrounding communities ensure a business-friendly environment.

Sherman Chamber of Commerce

The Sherman Chamber of Commerce has been serving businesses in the Sherman area since 1913. The Chamber focuses on providing resources and education for business owners, and acting as the “eyes and ears” of the business community on legislative and regulatory issues.

Texoma Council Of Governments

In collaborative efforts with the counties of Grayson, Fannin and Cooke, the Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) shares resources and secures opportunities that benefit the entire region. Their efforts provide better cooperation, reduce duplication and increase efficiencies throughout the region.

Workforce Development & Training

The Center for Workplace Learning at Grayson College (CWL) offers flexible professional development and job training for employers and individuals. The CWL is a result of education, business and economic development groups joining forces to support local employers. The Texas Workforce Commission has a regional office in Sherman, Workforce Solutions Texoma, to provide services to employers and employees by listing job postings, offering recruitment and screening, providing labor market information and other resources.

Why Sherman?

Sherman is at the heart of 12 major metropolitan markets and part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The town is full of community and business expansion opportunities. We are home to global businesses with direct access to transportation and sustainable resources. SEDCO opens the door for businesses to take advantage of a flourishing future. Opportunity is knocking – let SEDCO open the door for you.

History & Culture

The city of Sherman was founded in 1846. Sherman began its growth in 1852 and continues to develop, being directly in the path of the rapid northward expansion of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The city has always nurtured a warm and welcoming community with a diverse demographic blend. As Sherman continues to expand, the city can expect increased employment, educational and entertainment opportunities.

Living in Sherman

Sherman is not only a great place for business, it’s a great place for families. A proactive city government, accredited school system and strong civic organizations help ensure an outstanding quality of life. Sherman has endless entertainment opportunities, both indoors and out, from a day on the lake or golf course, to an evening at the symphony and a stroll through a vibrant downtown.

Local Government

Form of Government: Council/Manager

Mayor: 1

City Council Members: 6

There is a zoning body and master plan.

Current Moody’s Bond Rating: A3

Current Standard & Poors Bond Rating: A

Total Budget for the City of Sherman for FY 2016-2017: $82.8 Million

City of Sherman

Police/Fire Protection

Enhanced 911 System

Sherman Police Department

Sherman Fire Department

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) collects information on the fire protection efforts of a municipality, analyzes the data and assigns a PPC from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 the worst. The City of Sherman received a PPC 2 rating on February 1, 2012, after an ISO inspection was performed in April 2011.

Schools & Education

Sherman Independent School District

Elementary Schools

Crutchfield Elementary School

Fairview Elementary School

Fred Douglass School

Jefferson Elementary School

Neblett Elementary School

Sory Elementary School

Wakefield Elementary School

Washington Elementary School

Intermediate Schools

Dillingham Intermediate School – 5th and 6th grades

Piner Middle School – 7th and 8th grades

High Schools

Perrin Learning Center – SISD alternative school

Sherman High School – 9th through 12th grades

Educational Attainment (Population 25 Years And Older, 2013)

Less than 9th grade

6.4%

9th-12th

8.9%

High School Diploma

30.8%

Some College

25.2%

Associates Degree

9.1%

Bachelor Degree

12.2%

Graduate Degree

7.4%

 

Tax Information:

Corporate Tax Rates: Texas has a Business Franchise Tax of approximately 1%, please see: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Personal Tax: Texas does not impose a personal income tax.

Real Estate Taxes (per $100 value):

City of Sherman

$0.3720

Grayson County

$0.4909

Sherman Independent School District

$1.4400

Grayson College

$0.1815

Total

$2.4844

 

Sales and Use Tax Rates: 8.25%

Inventory Tax Rates: The Freeport Tax Exemption has been adopted by the City of Sherman, Grayson County, Grayson College and Sherman ISD (Quadruple Freeport) that eliminates property tax on inventory for qualifying goods shipped within and outside of the state within 175 days.

Relocation

Welcome to Sherman, Texas! We are pleased that you and your employees have chosen to move to our community. Let us help simplify your move with these references: