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Feasibility Study – Washington

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Feasibility Study – Washington

Please see the attached maps regarding the current study for Washington from Highway 67 to Highway 281. Exhibit One Exhibit Two

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Free COVID Kit!

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Free COVID Kit!

The City of Stephenville is offering 100 free COVID-19 Kits The City of Stephenville is giving away free community COVID-19 kits as a part of our “Cowboy Up, Wear a Mask” campaign. The items included in the kits are: one #StephenvilleStrong disposable mask, 10 disposable masks, a campaign t-shirt, an information card, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and campaign stickers. The kits will be ready for pick up on Monday, October 26, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Stephenville City Hall while supplies last. The City of Stephenville launched the “Cowboy Up, Wear a Mask” campaign as a way to reinforce the state recommendations for safe practices to slow the spread of...

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November 3, 2020 Special Election Information

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on November 3, 2020 Special Election Information

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NOTICE OF ADOPTED 2020 TAX RATE

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on NOTICE OF ADOPTED 2020 TAX RATE

The City of Stephenville ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. On September 15, 2020, the City Council of the City of Stephenville, Texas adopted the tax rate of $0.4550 per $100.00 valuation for the tax year 2020 $ 0.4368               for the purpose of maintenance and operation. $ 0.0182               for the payment of principal and interest on bonds $ 0.4550               Total Tax Rate THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 5.23 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY...

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Household Hazardous Waste Event Update

Posted by on Jun 26, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Household Hazardous Waste Event Update

We received notification from The City of Fort Worth, stating they have “extended its State of Emergency due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Efforts to curb the spread of this virus focus on reducing personal contact and restricting public gatherings (social distancing).” “With this in mind, the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center has made the difficult decision to cancel all mobile collection events through August 31st, 2020. At that time we’ll re-evaluate the necessary cancellation of the remaining mobile events.” “Unfortunately, the collection event scheduled on August 22nd in Stephenville has been impacted by this decision and we’ll not be able to host this event as planned. This was a tough decision to make, but it’s necessary to protect the health of everyone. The Environmental Collection Center, 6400 Bridge Street, Fort Worth remains open and available for your residents.” Vouchers are still required by city residents who wish to take items to the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center. These vouchers will be available beginning July 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020 in City Hall at the Water Department, located at 298 W Washington. Please bring your Driver’s License with you to obtain the pass. If you have any questions regarding the event or this posting, please call...

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Citizen Budget Requests

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Citizen Budget Requests

As council and staff begin work on the budget for fiscal year 2020-2021, citizens may offer their own input into the city’s budget.  The deadline for citizens’ written submittals is June 26, 2020. Requests may be mailed to Staci King, City Secretary, 298 W. Washington, Stephenville, Texas 76401, or emailed to SLKing@stephenvilletx.gov.  Requests can also be made by using our online form. Citizens will also have the opportunity to address the council with their budget proposals at the regular council meeting on July 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. Copies of the 2019-2020 budget are on file for viewing in the Stephenville Public Library, City Hall, or by clicking here. For more information, please contact Staci King, City Secretary, or Monica Harris, Director of...

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Now Accepting Applications for Citizen Boards and Commissions

Posted by on Jun 4, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Now Accepting Applications for Citizen Boards and Commissions

The City of Stephenville is accepting applications for Board of Adjustment, Stephenville Tourism and Visitors Bureau (TSU Representative) and the Stephenville Type B Economic Development Authority. Click here for more information on board requirements and to apply.

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Restaurant Relief Program

Posted by on Apr 27, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Restaurant Relief Program

UPDATE: Participating Restaurants as of May 4, 2020 Agave RestaurantBarefoot MarketBeans and FranksBig O’s GyrosCastillo’s Chili’s Grill & BarCiCi’s PizzaCotton PatchCrawford’s Corner DeliDairy QueenDomino’s PizzaDon Nico’s Mexican Restaurant (both locations)El Trompo Mexican GrillThe Feed Mill – Littlejohn’sGolden ChickGreer’s Ranch CafeGrump’sHabaneroHard 8 Pit Bar B QJake & Dorothy’s CafeJalisco’sLittle Caesar’s PizzaMi FamiliaMontana RestaurantPastafinaPeacock’s (both locations)The Pizza PlaceThe Purple GoatR&R BBQReynaldo’s Mexican RestaurantRodeo GroundsRuby’s Texas BistroSanta Fe Taco Company Shooterz Bar and Grill Subway (all locations)Taco CasaYogurt Delicious PRESS RELEASE – April 27, 2020 Last week the Stephenville City Council approved several programs to help stimulate the local economy amid the COVID-19 crisis.  Under one of these programs, Stephenville’s 4,600 residential water customers will receive a voucher for $25.00 to use at local restaurants.  The vouchers will be mailed to residential water customers this week and will be good for a one-time use at a local restaurant.  When will get our gift cards in the mail? Postcards will be mailed the week of April 27, 2020. Who will get a gift card? All utility customers who have residential service within the City limits of Stephenville will received a gift card.  This does not include commercial, industrial or multi-family accounts. What restaurants can we use them at? The list will be released May 1,2020. How long do we have to use them? Gift cards expire June 30, 2020. What happens if I don’t receive my gift card? If you didn’t receive your gift card, please call 254-918-1220 to see if you qualify, and to arrange pick up. Does the person redeeming the gift card have to be the one whose name is on the card? No, but only one card can be redeemed per utility account. When can restaurants begin submitting their cards for reimbursement? Restaurants can begin submitting gift cards to the City on May 1, 2020.  For other questions or more information, please contact the City of Stephenville at 254-918-1220. Restaurant Redemption...

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Amended Declaration of Disaster – April 1, 2020

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Amended Declaration of Disaster – April 1, 2020

View the PDF here. CITY OF STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS ORDER DECLARING LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY WHEREAS, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID- 19, has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization; and WHEREAS, the symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to severe illness and cause further complications including death; and WHEREAS, COVID-19 virus mainly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes; and WHEREAS, President Donald Trump declared a State of National Emergency for the United States of America on March 13, 2020; and WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State 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 in Texas; and WHEREAS, on March 25, 2020, the City Council of the City of Stephenville issued a Declaration of Local State Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency and the City of Stephenville is taking extraordinary measures to prevent the spread of this potentially devastating disease in our community; and WHEREAS, said state of disaster requires that certain emergency protective measures be taken pursuant to the Texas Disaster Act of 1975 relating to Emergency Management and Public Health, pursuant to Chapter 418 of the Texas Government Code. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDERED by the City Council of the City of Stephenville, Texas that the March 25, 2020 Declaration of Public Health Emergency is hereby amended as follows: SUMMARY The virus that causes 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is easily transmitted through person to person contact, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety. Because of the risk of the rapid spread of the virus, and the need to protect the most vulnerable members of the community, this Order requires all individuals anywhere in Erath County, Texas to shelter in place – that is, stay at home – except for certain essential activities and work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing. This Order takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2020 and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2020, subject to the limited exceptions and under the terms and conditions more particularly set forth below. SECTION 1.          A State of Disaster and Public Health Emergency is hereby declared for the City of Stephenville, pursuant to §418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code. This Declaration of a local state of disaster and public health emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary, pursuant to §418.108(c) of the Texas Government Code. The City’s Emergency Operations Plan is activated and implemented, pursuant to §418.108(d) of the Texas Government Code. The City Council of the City of Stephenville authorizes the city manager to promulgate such regulations as he deems necessary to protect life and property and preserve critical resources while a state of disaster is in effect. This Declaration authorizes the City to temporarily acquire, by...

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PRESS RELEASE – Second Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Erath County

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on PRESS RELEASE – Second Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Erath County

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release For further information contact: City Manager Allen Barnes (254) 918-1225 Stephenville Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19, the Second in Erath County Stephenville, Texas March 28, 2020 — At approximately 9:30 PM the City of Stephenville was notified of a second positive test for COVID-19.  The test was administered at the Stephenville Medical Surgical Clinic.  “I have been advised by City Health Officer Kelly Doggett that the individual who received a positive COVID-19 test was notified tonight.  Dr. Doggett also advised that the patient is a resident of Stephenville and has been quarantined at their home since the test was administered.”, stated City Manager Allen Barnes.  Barnes stated he notified City Council after finding out.  Mayor Doug Svien said, “Our Emergency Management Team is monitoring the COVID-19 situation.  We are in touch daily with the Texas State Department of Health Services as well as Dr. Kelly Doggett, our Public Health Officer,  Texas Health Resources, Stephenville Medical Surgical Clinic, and SurePoint Emergency.”  The three facilities are the facilities providing testing services for COVID in Stephenville.  We will continue to update our residents to any changes in the COVID- 19. The City of Stephenville also reminds everyone we are in a county-wide shelter in place order and that only essential trips outside of the home are advised.  Please continue to observe the CDC guidelines by keeping six feet apart, wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth, stay at home when you are sick, cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and wash your hands immediately, disinfect surfaces frequently....

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