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PUBLIC NOTICES

  • September 25th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY OF EASTLAND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE 2020 MITIGATION APPLICATION
    The City of Eastland is giving notice of the City's intent to submit a Community Development Block Grant Program Mitigation Application(s) to assist the community with Mitigation efforts

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    PUBLIC NOTICE

     CITY OF EASTLAND

    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

    TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE 2020 MITIGATION APPLICATION

     

    The City of Eastland is giving notice of the City of Eastland’s intent to submit a Community Development Block Grant Program Mitigation Application(s) to assist the community with Mitigation efforts through the following Infrastructure activities:

    Project 1: To remove excess vegetation that is impeding safe flow of floodwaters in connection with Lake Eastland and Ringling Lake Dams, improvements and repairs to the river banks of Weaver Creek and both the North & South forks of the Leon River, working with TxDOT for improvements of drainage structures along East Main Street, repairs and improvements of certain identified roadways that are prone to flood damage, and negotiated acquisition of properties along floodway that are prone and have history of severe flood damage to extend floodway easement.  

    The total project cost will be $8,184,660.00. This application is available for review on the City of Eastland’s website (www.cityofeastland.com)  Citizens are welcome to review this application for a 30-day public comment period and provide all public comment to Ron Duncan via email at  citymgr@eastlandtexas.gov  or at City of Eastland offices located at 113 East Commerce, Eastland, TX, during regular business hours. For further information, contact the office of Ron Duncan at 254-629-8321.

     

    Anthony Stubblefield, Planning Director

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  • August 19th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON 20 21 Budget


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  • August 17th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase


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  • August 4th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - 2020 Notice of Tax Rates


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  • August 4th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - 2020 Tax rate calculation worksheet


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  • June 16th, 2020

    Public Notice Of Department Promotes Resources and Opportunities to Help Rural Residents

    - USDA HIGHLIGHTS PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT RURAL HOUSING


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    U. S. Department of Agriculture

    1400 Independence Avenue SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250

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    Contact:

    Weldon Freeman (202) 690-1384

    Jay Fletcher (202) 690-0498

    Danielle Logan (202) 692-0324

     

    USDA Highlights Programs to Support Rural Housing

     

    Department Promotes Resources and Opportunities to Help Rural Residents

     

    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role in supporting rural homeownership. President Trump issued a proclamation recognizing June as National Homeownership Month.

    "Rural communities are rising to the challenge put forth by the coronavirus pandemic," said Brand. "Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in building prosperity in rural communities and for the people who call them home – especially those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

    To assist homeowners facing current hardships, USDA is offering payment moratoriums and modified application processes. USDA Rural Development is also working with new borrowers and their lenders to make special accommodations based on local needs and restrictions. For the most up-to-date information on Rural Development’s response to COVID-19, visit rd.usda.gov/coronavirus. Updates are also distributed via Twitter @usdaRD.

    In Texas, USDA invested $486,261,724.00 million to help 2,904.00 families and individuals buy a home. The state also provided $3,669,123.00 for home repairs for 580 very low-income rural residents.

    USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.

    If you’d like to subscribe to updates from USDA Rural Development, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

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    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

  • May 29th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY HALL TO CLOSE AT 3 P.M. TODAY FOR SERVER MAINTENANCE


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    Eastland City Hall will be closing today, Friday, May 29, 2020 at 3 p.m. for server maintenance. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    For water or sewer emergencies please call 254-629-8232.

     

  • May 7th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - RESIDENTIAL BULK PICK UP SERVICE TO RESUME MAY 15


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    The City of Eastland has been notified by Waste Solutions of the resuming of their residential bulk pick up services on May 15. The service was halted on April 21 due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

    The free Residential Bulk Pick Up service occurs twice monthly on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Fridays of each month. Residential customers must contact Eastland City Hall at least 24 hours in advance of a scheduled pick up date to be placed on the list. Waste Solutions will not collect any items curbside if the address is not on the list.

    For questions on these or other City matters please stop by Eastland City Hall, 113 E Commerce St. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. excluding holidays. Or you may call during business hours at 254-629-8321.

  • May 5th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - The City Manager Orders Changes to City Facilities Restrictions as Texas Reopens


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    The Governors Executive Order No. 18 reopened selected businesses to 25% capacity beginning on May 1, 2020. While the restrictions on city facilities will continue, some facilities will reopen to the public. Other restrictions are likely required for the foreseeable future.

    The Municipal Pool is closed for the 2020 Swimming seasonThe Governor’s order still prohibits use of public swimming pools.  However, even if the governor removes the prohibition, due to the social distancing requirements to minimize spread of the COVID -019, we cannot open our city pool. We realize this reduces opportunities for family recreation.  However, opening the pool, even at reduced capacity, is not practical with children at play in a water park environment.

    1. City Park:  Remains closed for any social gatherings.  However, the park is open to small family activities, the playground and outdoor exercise.
    2. Airport:  No group meetings will be held or scheduled. Flight operations will continue as usual. 
    3. City HallThe City Hall foyer is now open to the public for business.  Please heed the social distancing instructions to protect you, our other guests and staff.  The public cannot enter other city offices without an appointment.  Non-City Hall assigned employees will be able to make appointments with all city hall offices by phone or email.  Meetings in the City Commission Chamber must be conducted using social distancing or done as virtual meetings using social media platforms.
    4. Senior Citizens Center:  Remains closed to the public until further notice.  All programs and activities are cancelled. 
    5. Police and Fire Departments:  The foyer will be open to the public, no admittance beyond that point except by appointment only.   

    For questions please stop by Eastland City Hall, 113 E Commerce St. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding holidays, or call during business hours at (254) 629-8321.

  • April 16th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
    USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide Lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19

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    USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

    USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide Lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19

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    Press Release

    Release No. 0217.20

    Contact: USDA Press
    Email: press@oc.usda.gov

    WASHINGTON, April 13, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF, 349 KB) is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic.

    “Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities preparing for and impacted by COVID-19,” Perdue said. “This resource guide will help our rural leaders, whether they are in agriculture, education, health care or any other leadership capacity, understand what federal assistance is available for their communities during this unprecedented time.”

    USDA has taken many immediate actions to assist farmers, ranchers, producers, rural communities, and rural-based businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these actions, visit www.usda.gov/coronavirus.

     

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

  • April 1st, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY EXTENDS DISASTER DECLARATION DUE TO COVID-19
    City Facilities remain closed to the public

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    During today’s called City of Eastland Commission meeting the Commission extended the Disaster Declaration enacted on March 18. The original Declaration expired April 1, 2020. The extension will expire on May 18, 2020.

    The Declaration was acted on by the City due in part to the recent actions by the State of Texas and the Federal Government in acknowledging the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the United States, Texas and the world.        

    Included with the Disaster Declaration extension is the following:         

    COVID-19 Response Implementation Plan

    In order to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus to the citizens of Eastland, the City of Eastland is implementing the following plan:

    1.  Support President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America:

      1. IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
      2. IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
      3. IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.  Do not go to work.  Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
      4. IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, stay home and away from other people.
      5. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING CONDITION that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
      6. Work or engage in schooling FROM HOME whenever possible.
      7. IF YOU WORK IN A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.  You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
      8. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
      9. Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts – USE DRIVE-THRU, PICKUP, OR DELIVERY OPTIONS.
      10. AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL, shopping trips and social visits.
      11. DO NOT VISIT nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
      12. PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE:
        • WASH YOUR HANDS, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
        • AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE.
        • SNEEZE OR COUGH INTO A TISSUE, OR THE INSIDE OF YOUR ELBOW.
        • DISINFECT FREQUENTLY USED ITEMS AND SURFACES as much as possible.
    1. The City Manager has ordered the following facilities closures to protect employees as well as the public:    
    1. City Park:  Closed for any social gatherings until May 18, 2020.
    2. Airport:  Terminal closed to the public until May 18, 2020.  No group meetings will be held or scheduled. Flight operations will continue as usual. 
    3. City Hall:  Front doors will be locked until May 18, 2020.  A sign will be posted and the public will be admitted by appointment only.  Staff will monitor telephones during business hours. Non-City Hall assigned employees will be able to make appointments with all city hall offices by phone or email. 
    4. Senior Citizens Center:  Closed to the public until May 18, 2020.  All programs and activities are cancelled. 
    5. Police and Fire Departments: Front doors will be locked until May 18, 2020.  A sign will be posted and the public will be admitted by appointment only.  Staff will monitor telephones during business hours.

    For questions on these or other City matters please call during business hours at 254-629-8321.

     

  • April 1st, 2020

    Public Notice

    - DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
    Extension of Declaration

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    WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the Governor of Texas issued a proclamation certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties of Texas; and

    WHEREAS on March 18, 2020, the City Commission of the City of Eastland Proclaimed a local state of disaster for the City of Eastland, pursuant to 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code; and activated the City Emergency Management

    Plan; and

    WHEREAS, on March 23, 2020, the County Commission of Eastland County issued a proclamation certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the Eastland County declaring a state of disaster for the county; and

    WHEREAS, multiple residents of Eastland County have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and the virus outbreak remains a continuing threat to the health and safety of the residents of the City of Eastland; and continued implementation of mitigation strategies can slow the transmission of the disease; and

    WHEREAS, the City Commission of the City of Eastland has determined that extraordinary measures must continue in order to mitigate the effects of this public health emergency and to facilitate the efficient, rapid, and cooperative response to the emergency;

    THEREFORE, Be It Proclaimed by the City Commission of the City of Eastland that:

    1.   The declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency issued on March 18, 2020, will remain in effect from 12:59 P.M. on April 1, 2020, until 12:59 P.M. on May 18, 2020, pursuant to 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code, unless otherwise rescinded by order of the Mayor.

    2.   This declaration of a local state of disaster shall be given prompt and general publicity, shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary, and the City of Eastland Emergency Plan remains in effect, pursuant to 418.108(b) of the Texas Government Code.

    3.   This declaration continues enforcement of the attached COVID -19 Response Implementation Plan, including the continued restricted closures of City Facilities in order to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19 virus within our community.

    4.   This Declaration shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.

    ORDERED this the 31st day of March, 2020 at 12:22 p.m.

     

    Larry Vernon, Mayor

     

    ATTEST:

    Roma Holley, City Secretary

     

     

    COVID-19 Response Implementation Plan

     

    In order to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus to the citizens of Eastland, the City of Eastland is implementing the following plan:

    1.  Support President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America:

    1. IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
    2. IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
    3. IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.  Do not go to work.  Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
    4. IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, stay home and away from other people.
    5. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING CONDITION that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
    6. Work or engage in schooling FROM HOME whenever possible.
    7. IF YOU WORK IN A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.  You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
    8. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
    9. Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts – USE DRIVE-THRU, PICKUP, OR DELIVERY OPTIONS.
    10. AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL, shopping trips and social visits.
    11. DO NOT VISIT nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
    12. PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE:
    • WASH YOUR HANDS, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
    • AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE.
    • SNEEZE OR COUGH INTO A TISSUE, OR THE INSIDE OF YOUR ELBOW.
    • DISINFECT FREQUENTLY USED ITEMS AND SURFACES as much as possible.

     

    1. 2.       The City Manager has ordered the following facilities closures to protect employees as well as the public:    
      1. City Park:  Closed for any social gatherings until May 18, 2020.
      2. Airport:  Terminal closed to the public until May 18, 2020.  No group meetings will be held or scheduled. Flight operations will continue as usual. 
      3. City Hall:  Front doors will be locked until May 18, 2020.  A sign will be posted and the public will be admitted by appointment only.  Staff will monitor telephones during business hours. Non-City Hall assigned employees will be able to make appointments with all city hall offices by phone or email. 
      4. Senior Citizens Center:  Closed to the public until May 18, 2020.  All programs and activities are cancelled. 
      5. Police and Fire Departments: Front doors will be locked until May 18, 2020.  A sign will be posted and the public will be admitted by appointment only.  Staff will monitor telephones during business hours.
  • March 24th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) PRECAUTIONS


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    COVID-19 Response Implementation Plan

    In order to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus to the citizens of Eastland, the City of Eastland is implementing the following plan:

    1.  Support President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America:

    1. IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
    2. IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
    3. IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.  Do not go to work.  Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
    4. IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, stay home and away from other people.
    5. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING CONDITION that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
    6. Work or engage in schooling FROM HOME whenever possible.
    7. IF YOU WORK IN A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.  You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
    8. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
    9. Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts – USE DRIVE-THRU, PICKUP, OR DELIVERY OPTIONS.
    10. AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL, shopping trips and social visits.
    11. DO NOT VISIT nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
    12. PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE:
    • WASH YOUR HANDS, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
    • AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE.
    • SNEEZE OR COUGH INTO A TISSUE, OR THE INSIDE OF YOUR ELBOW.
    • DISINFECT FREQUENTLY USED ITEMS AND SURFACES as much as possible.
  • March 19th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY ISSUES DISASTER DECLARATION DUE TO COVID-19
    Closing City Facilities to the public

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    Today, March 18, 2020, after a lengthy, Emergency City Commission Meeting, the City of Eastland issued a Declaration of Local Disaster Due To Health Emergency, which can be found attached to this Public Service Announcement.          

    The Declaration was acted on by the City due in part to the recent actions by the State of Texas and the Federal Government in acknowledging the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the United States, Texas and the world.

    Included with the City’s actions today are details on the closing of City facilities until April 1, 2020 including:

    Eastland City Hall – closed to the public but fully staffed during normal business hours. Utility and Municipal Court payments can be made by dropping checks or money orders in the night deposit drop box located to the right of the front door; by Credit/Debit Card over the phone. The $3 surcharge on Credit/Debit Card Payments will be waived during this time.  Payments can also be made by check/money order in the mail to Box 749, Eastland, TX 76448. If you have questions for the Municipal Court please call 254-629-8227.

    For birth/death certificates please contact City Hall for details at 254-629-8321. Most of the application process can be completed by mail, fax or email.

    For City Permits or applications for new city utilities, please contact City Hall at 254-629-8321 during regular business hours.

    Other City facilities closed are:

    Eastland Municipal Airport/Troy Taylor Terminal –closed to the public until April 1. No group meetings or scheduled. Flight operations will continue as usual.

                City Park – Closed for social gatherings until April 1

                Senior Citizens Center – Closed until April 1.

    Police and Fire Departments:  the front doors will be locked until April1, 2020.  A sign will be posted and the public will be admitted by appointment only.  Staff will monitor telephones during

    business hours.

    For questions on these or other City matters please call during business hours at 254-629-8321.

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