Flower Mound voters will elect a new council member and choose between two mayoral candidates, including the incumbent, when they vote in this year’s May 4 election.

But also on their ballots will be a number of propositions to consider. Early voting begins April 22.

What’s happening

Voters will decide to approve six amendments to the town charter and then a special proposition regarding a public improvement district for Flower Mound Ranch, a new development to be built in the western side of town.

The public improvement district measure is called Proposition G and is not an amendment to the town charter. On the town website, officials explained a public improvement district is a defined geographical area established to provide specific types of public improvements or maintenance within the area that are financed by assessments against the property owners within the area.

The background

In October, town officials received a public improvement district creation request for land designated as the Furst Ranch development, located in the area of US 377 and FM 1171, the town website explained. In early February, council approved a resolution for the implementation of the district, which occurred after an informational overview in November and December by the town’s economic development consultant, P3Works.

Also at that February meeting, council approved a resolution calling a special election putting forward the question of whether the voters wish to support or oppose the establishment of the requested district.

“If a majority of the qualified voters voting on the proposed district vote in favor thereof, the Town Council, at their discretion, may permit the establishment of the district,” town officials explained on their website. “If a majority of voters vote against the proposed district, the Town Council may not approve the establishment of the district.”

For the amendments, they were suggestions approved by a Charter Review Committee and then given to council for its consideration. Council approved the recommendations in February to be placed on the May ballot. Those amendments may be found here.