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PUBLIC NOTICES

  • April 1st, 2020

    Public Notice

    - GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER GA-14 CLOSES SALONS, OTHER NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES


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    Governor Greg Abbott signed Executive Order GA-14 yesterday ordering people and businesses to follow the Centers For Disease Control’s and President Trump’s guidelines for practicing good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation, and implementing social distancing, and to work from home if possible.

    Under GA-14 only essential businesses and services are allowed to remain open or operating. Effective April 2, 2020 the order prohibits services from salons, including beauty and barbers, and other cosmetology related businesses. Massage parlors were closed by executive order on March 20, 2020. All of these services are to remain closed until April 30, 2020.

    Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations, the licensing agency for the above type of businesses, sent out notices and posted on social media the governor’s order and related information.

    For questions on these or other City matters please contact Eastland City Hall during business hours by phone at 254-629-8321.

  • 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.

  • January 22nd, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY ACCEPTING SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT BIDS


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    Sidewalk Repair - City of Eastland

    The City of Eastland will accept sealed bid proposals for the repair of approximately 773 square feet of 4" thick sidewalk located in the 200 block of W. Main Street adjacent to the County Courthouse Annex, on the NW corner of W. Main Street and Lamar Street in Eastland. The proposed repair will consist of:

    1. Removal of approximately 728 square feet of existing 4" thick sidewalk, as well as any tree roots or limbs under the surface, as well as replacement of the sidewalk with a 4" thick steel reinforced concrete surface 

    2. Surface repair of a 45 square foot block, removing loose surface material, then fill, level and blend to match the adjacent surfaces. 

    3. The project must be completed without any damage to adjacent building or the existing curb. 

    4. Due to work being accomplished in the state highway right of way, bidder should post a performance bond or provide the city proof of liability insurance coverage.

    All work shall be accomplished in compliance with all local, state and national codes and local inspection requirements. The methods and quality of workmanship shall be governed by the applicable portion of the sections contained in these specifications. 

    Please send sealed bid packet to City of Eastland, ATTN: Roma Holley, 113 E. Commerce Street, Eastland, Texas 776448. Please label the packet "W. Main Street Sidewalk Repair." 

    If you have questions please call Ron Duncan or Bobby Jacoby at (254) 629-8321 or email citymgr@eastlandtexas.gov. In developing your bid use the detailed specification packet available at City Hall. 

    Bids to be opened at 1000 A.M., Friday, January 24, 2020.

  • April 29th, 2019

    Public Notice

    - PSA (Spanish) Community Development Block Grant


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    EL ANUNCIO DE SERVICIO PÚBLICO

     

     La Ciudad de Eastland ha recibido un contrato de Subsidio en Bloque de Desarrollo Comunitario de Texas (TxCDBG) bajo el Fondo de Desarrollo Comunitario del Departamento de Agricultura de Texas. Para cumplir con los requisitos de Derechos Civiles del Título I de la Ley de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario y la Ley de Vivienda Justa, la Ciudad de Eastland ha establecido políticas, planes y resoluciones para garantizar que se brinden las mismas oportunidades a todas las personas y que ninguna persona se excluirán o denegarán los beneficios del programa por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional o edad.  Las políticas incluyen lo siguiente:

     

    • Igualdad de oportunidades
    • Política de la Sección 3
    • Acción afirmativa
    • Política de fuerza excesiva
    • Política de no discriminación de la Sección 504
    • Política de vivienda justa
    • Plan de dominio limitado del inglés
    • Plan de participación ciudadana
     

     

     

    EL ANUNCIO DE SERVICIO PÚBLICO

    IGUALDAD DE VIVIENDA ES TU DERECHO. ÚSALO

     

    Para promover las prácticas de vivienda justa, la Ciudad de Eastland alienta a los posibles propietarios e inquilinos a conocer sus derechos en virtud de la Ley Nacional de Vivienda Justa. El Título VIII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1968, según enmendada, prohíbe la discriminación contra cualquier persona por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estado civil u origen nacional en la venta o alquiler de unidades en el mercado de la vivienda. Para obtener más información sobre la vivienda justa o para informar una posible discriminación en la vivienda justa, llame a la Comisión de la Fuerza Laboral de Texas al (888) 452-4778 o al (512) 463-2642 TTY: (512) 371-7473.

     

    NO DISCRIMINACIÓN EN BASE AL ESTADO DE INCAPACIDAD

     

    La Ciudad de Eastland no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad en la admisión, el acceso o el empleo en su programa o actividades. Ron Duncan, Administrador de la ciudad, ha sido designada para coordinar el cumplimiento de los requisitos de no discriminación contenidos en las regulaciones del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD) que implementan la Sección 504 (24 CFR Parte 8 del 2 de junio de 1988).

     

    PROCEDIMIENTO DE PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA Y AGRAVIOS AVISO
     
    La Ciudad de Eastland ha adoptado procedimientos de quejas y reclamos con respecto a sus Programas de Subvención en Bloque de Desarrollo Comunitario de Texas (TxCDBG). Los ciudadanos pueden obtener una copia de estos procedimientos escritos en el Ayuntamiento de Eastland, ubicado en 113 E Commerce Street, Eastland, Texas, entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 4:00 p.m., de lunes a viernes (excepto festivos). Los ciudadanos también pueden solicitar que los procedimientos se envíen por correo llamando a Ron Duncan, Administradora de la Ciudad al 254-629-8321. Estos procedimientos describen los pasos que debe seguir un ciudadano si desea presentar una queja o reclamo sobre las actividades de TxCDBG.
     
    Una persona que tenga una queja o reclamo sobre cualquier servicio o actividad con respecto al proyecto TxCDBG, puede presentar dicha queja o reclamo, por escrito a Ron Duncan, Administradora de la Ciudad, en el Ayuntamiento, 113 E Commerce Street, Eastland, Texas 76448 o puede llamar al 254-629-8321. La Ciudad de Eastland hará todo lo posible para responder plenamente a tales quejas o reclamos dentro de los quince (15) días hábiles cuando sea posible después de recibir la queja o reclamo original.
     
    SECCIÓN 3 POLÍTICA
    La Ciudad de Eastland ha adoptado una resolución para promover el cumplimiento de la Sección 3 Federal. Mediante la adopción de esta resolución, la Ciudad se esfuerza por alcanzar los objetivos de cumplimiento de las reglamentaciones de la Sección 3 Federal al aumentar las oportunidades de empleo y contratar a residentes y empresas de la Sección 3 cuando sea posible. Un residente de la Sección 3 se define como un residente de vivienda pública y / o una persona de ingresos bajos a muy bajos. Un negocio de la Sección 3 se define como un negocio que tiene un residente de la Sección 3 que posee al menos el 51 por ciento o más del negocio, o emplea al menos un 30 por ciento de empleados permanentes de tiempo completo clasificados como residentes de la Sección 3.
  • April 29th, 2019

    Public Notice

    - PSA (English) Community Development Block Grant


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    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

     

     

    The City of Eastland has received a Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) contract under the Community Development Block Grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture. In order to comply with the Civil Rights requirements of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act and the Fair Housing Law, the City of Eastland has established policies, plans and resolutions to ensure that equal opportunities are afforded to all persons and that no person shall be excluded or denied program benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age. Policies include the following:

     

    ·          Equal Opportunity

    ·          Section 3 Policy

    ·          Affirmative Action

    ·          Excessive Force Policy

    ·          Section 504 Non Discrimination Policy

    ·          Fair Housing Policy

    ·          Limited English Proficiency Plan

    ·          Citizen Participation Plan

     

    A copy of the above mentioned plans, policies and resolutions are available at the City Hall.  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager, at (254) 629-8321.

    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT       

    To promote fair housing practices, the City of Eastland encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: (512) 371-7473.

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

     

     The City of Eastland has received a Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) contract under the Community Development Block Grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture. In order to comply with the Civil Rights requirements of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act and the Fair Housing Law, the City of Eastland has established policies, plans and resolutions to ensure that equal opportunities are afforded to all persons and that no person shall be excluded or denied program benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age. Policies include the following:

     

    • Equal Opportunity
    • Section 3 Policy
    • Affirmative Action
    • Excessive Force Policy
    • Section 504 Non Discrimination Policy
    • Fair Housing Policy
    • Limited English Proficiency Plan
    • Citizen Participation Plan
     

     

    A copy of the above mentioned plans, policies and resolutions are available at the City Hall.  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager, at (254) 629-8321.

    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT       

    To promote fair housing practices, the City of Eastland encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: (512) 371-7473.

     

    NON-DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY STATUS

    The City of Eastland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its program or activities.  Ron Duncan, City Manager, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8. dated June 2, 1988).

     

    CITIZEN PARTICIPATION & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES NOTICE

    FOR THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

    The City of Eastland has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Programs. These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if he/she wishes to file a complaint or grievance about TxCDBG activities.  Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at the City Hall between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (except holidays).  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager at (254) 629-8321.  A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to a TxCDBG project may submit such complaint or grievance in writing to Ron Duncan, City Manager, City Hall, 113 E Commerce Street, Eastland Texas 76448 or may call (254) 629-8321. The City of Eastland will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints or grievances within fifteen (15) working days where practicable after receipt of the original complaint or grievance.

     

    SECTION 3 POLICY

    The City of Eastland has adopted a resolution to further Federal Section 3 compliance. Through the adoption of this resolution, the City strives to attain goals for compliance with Federal Section 3 regulations by increasing opportunities for employment and contracting with Section 3 residents and businesses where feasible. A Section 3 resident is defined as a public housing resident and/or a low to very-low income person. A Section 3 business is defined as a business that has a Section 3 resident who owns at least 51 percent or more of the business, or employs at least 30 percent permanent, full-time employees classified as Section 3 residents

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

     

     

    The City of Eastland has received a Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) contract under the Community Development Block Grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture. In order to comply with the Civil Rights requirements of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act and the Fair Housing Law, the City of Eastland has established policies, plans and resolutions to ensure that equal opportunities are afforded to all persons and that no person shall be excluded or denied program benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age. Policies include the following:

     

    • Equal Opportunity
    • Section 3 Policy
    • Affirmative Action
    • Excessive Force Policy
    • Section 504 Non Discrimination Policy
    • Fair Housing Policy
    • Limited English Proficiency Plan
    • Citizen Participation Plan
     

     

    A copy of the above mentioned plans, policies and resolutions are available at the City Hall.  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager, at (254) 629-8321.

    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT       

    To promote fair housing practices, the City of Eastland encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: (512) 371-7473.

     

    NON-DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY STATUS

    The City of Eastland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its program or activities.  Ron Duncan, City Manager, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8. dated June 2, 1988).

     

    CITIZEN PARTICIPATION & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES NOTICE

    FOR THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

    The City of Eastland has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Programs. These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if he/she wishes to file a complaint or grievance about TxCDBG activities.  Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at the City Hall between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (except holidays).  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager at (254) 629-8321.  A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to a TxCDBG project may submit such complaint or grievance in writing to Ron Duncan, City Manager, City Hall, 113 E Commerce Street, Eastland Texas 76448 or may call (254) 629-8321. The City of Eastland will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints or grievances within fifteen (15) working days where practicable after receipt of the original complaint or grievance.

     

    SECTION 3 POLICY

    The City of Eastland has adopted a resolution to further Federal Section 3 compliance. Through the adoption of this resolution, the City strives to attain goals for compliance with Federal Section 3 regulations by increasing opportunities for employment and contracting with Section 3 residents and businesses where feasible. A Section 3 resident is defined as a public housing resident and/or a low to very-low income person. A Section 3 business is defined as a business that has a Section 3 resident who owns at least 51 percent or more of the business, or employs at least 30 percent permanent, full-time employees classified as Section 3 residents.

     

    NON-DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY STATUS

    The City of Eastland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its program or activities.  Ron Duncan, City Manager, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8. dated June 2, 1988).

     

    CITIZEN PARTICIPATION & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES NOTICE

    FOR THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

    The City of Eastland has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Programs. These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if he/she wishes to file a complaint or grievance about TxCDBG activities.  Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at the City Hall between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (except holidays).  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager at (254) 629-8321.  A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to a TxCDBG project may submit such complaint or grievance in writing to Ron Duncan, City Manager, City Hall, 113 E Commerce Street, Eastland Texas 76448 or may call (254) 629-8321. The City of Eastland will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints or grievances within fifteen (15) working days where practicable after receipt of the original complaint or grievance.

     

    SECTION 3 POLICY

    The City of Eastland has adopted a resolution to further Federal Section 3 compliance. Through the adoption of this resolution, the City strives to attain goals for compliance with Federal Section 3 regulations by increasing opportunities for employment and contracting with Section 3 residents and businesses where feasible. A Section 3 resident is defined as a public housing resident and/or a low to very-low income person. A Section 3 business is defined as a business that has a Section 3 resident who owns at least 51 percent or more of the business, or employs at least 30 percent permanent, full-time employees classified as Section 3 residents.

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