Nov 20

City of Pilot Point announces Fall Sweep results

Posted on November 20, 2023 at 2:37 PM by Wendy Haun

The City of Pilot Point Parks Department completed their Fall Sweep initiative on November 18 with a successful citywide cleanup day.

The Parks Department, which supports Keep Pilot Point Beautiful, expanded the fall counterpart to the spring Trash Off event in 2023 to include car part disposal, brush and yard waste drop-off and electronic and metal scrapping, in addition to their paper shredding operation. The City partners with waste collection company Rhino Removal and Integrity Car Care to assist with the clean-up efforts, as well as volunteers from organizations and individuals for the area sweep.

“It is great to offer the community a second opportunity in the year to empty out their homes or storage to make room and space,” Parks Director Jason Poncio said. “We are very thankful for our partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful,  Rhino Waste and Integrity Auto Care. Without these resources our event cannot happen to the level it does.”

During the event, the city reported that there were 30 loads of brush and yard waste, 18 loads of metal, 24 loads of electronics and 35 loads of trash dropped off at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. More than 3,000 pounds of paper were dropped off to be shredded with the paper recycling truck at Groff Park, and 15 batteries and 12 tires were disposed of at Integrity Car Care. All in all, 11 55-gallon bags of trash around town were picked up by volunteer organizations and individuals in an effort to beautify our city.

“We appreciate our volunteers, organizations and individuals alike,” Poncio said. “They definitely made a difference by serving. I’m looking forward to having more community partnership and participation going forward.”

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Nov 20

City of Pilot Point welcomes Zackery Loiselle as new Building Official

Posted on November 20, 2023 at 2:34 PM by Wendy Haun

Pilot Point native brings more than 10 years experience to City Hall

[PILOT POINT, Texas, October 30, 2023] Development Services Director John Taylor and the City of Pilot Point are excited to announce the hiring of Zackery “Zac” Loiselle as the city’s first Building Official. Loiselle’s first day is Monday, November 6.

Zac Loiselle headshot“As the City continues to have record years in new residential building permits, the next step is to build an internal Building and Inspections Division and move away from third-party companies,” Taylor said. “We are excited to have someone as qualified as Zac joining our city as the Building Official.”

Loiselle joins the City of Pilot Point from his most recent position as the Chief Building Official with the City of Denison. Prior to that job, he was the Assistant Building Official with the City of Celina for four years, and inspections supervisor with the City of Denton for seven years. A graduate of Pilot Point High School, he maintains more than 20 ICC certifications, including Certified Building Official, Commercial and Residential Combination Inspector, Certified Fire Plans Examiner, Master Code Professional and Certified Building Plans Examiner.

This position is the first planned expansion of the Development Services staff in the 2024 Fiscal Year and beyond, including a plan of refinishing the building at 124 E Main Street in the coming months for office space for the Development Services Department in early 2024.

“Zac’s first responsibility will be to evaluate our permitting and inspection processes and propose improvements, update our building codes, and hire additional Building Inspectors,” Taylor said.

Loiselle joins a staff currently handling an exponential residential boom. The 2020 census listed Pilot Point’s population as 4,393, while the current population estimate is 7,000 with a projected growth to 10,000 by 2025. Between the years of 2021 and 2022, there was a 267 percent increase in new residential building permits, and the City has annexed 2,154 acres of land into the corporate limits.

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Oct 31

Get to Know the City Staff: Library Assistant Lynda Tarsetti

Posted on October 31, 2023 at 11:44 AM by Wendy Haun

Most patrons who walk into the Pilot Point Community Library are greeted by the same friendly face: Lynda Tarsetti.

Lynda Tarsetti - Library Assistant courtesy Abigail Allen (17) web

It’s one of the facets of her job as Library Assistant that she enjoys the most.“I love helping patrons out with whatever they need, whether it’s finding their perfect book or getting help on our computers,” Tarsetti said.

It’s one of the many items that Lynda is tasked with as the primary customer service employee at the library. She can help with everything from signing people up for a new library card to shelving books and processing new library purchases.

“When I’m processing the new books, I’m also reading them to see which ones I want to check out, or which ones my husband may want to read,” she said. “I just love new books, and the freshness of them.”

Lynda started with the City of Pilot Point shortly after moving to town in 2010 with the Municipal Court, and was initially asked to split her time between the Court and the Library in 2013, before being transferred completely over to the stacks.

“I just find the library is a happier place,” she said. “I love seeing the kids’ excitement as they come in here.”

Mainly, Lynda just loves seeing all the patrons, from the young children to the senior citizens, come to the library in pursuit of knowledge.

“Everyone can get something out of the library, from the kids just learning how to read to the seniors wanting to learn about Medicare through our adult programming,” she said.

Image Caption: Lynda Tarsetti poses near the new location of the circulation desk at the Pilot Point Community Library. (Photo courtesy of Abigail Allen)