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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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Planning and Zoning Meeting Scheduled

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Planning and Zoning Meeting Scheduled

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Stephenville Planning and Zoning has set Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at City Hall, 298 W Washington, Stephenville, to consider the following: Due to COVID-19, the Stephenville Planning and Zoning Commission’s Public Meeting will be held by teleconference. Persons wishing to testify must dial (346) 248-7799 and enter Meeting ID 142 538 788 and Password 004291. You will be required to provide information relating to your identity prior to testimony. For more information on the teleconference technology, please visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting Persons that do not wish to testify may view the meeting on the City of Stephenville website or the Stephenville City Hall Facebook page. PUBLIC HEARING:Case No.: AZ2020-001Establish zoning for a voluntarily annexed property located at 1330 N US 281, being 3.34 acres of the William Survey A0804 to the City of Stephenville, Erath County, Texas. PUBLIC HEARING:Case No.: AZ2020-002Establish zoning for the new ETJ boundary due to a voluntarily annexed property. PUBLIC HEARING:Case No.: RZ2020-004Applicant Diane Tiderman, with Great American Entertainment Co. LLC, is requesting a rezone of property located at 0 Race, Parcel R72730, Lot 1B, Block 1, of the Frey First Addition to the City of Stephenville, Erath County, Texas from (B-1) Neighborhood Business to (R-3) Multi Family Residential District. PUBLIC HEARING:Case No.: RP2020-001Applicant Shay Ghafoor, acting on behalf of APITX 24 LLC – G & C Patterson Investment LLC, is requesting a replat of properties located at 224, 244, 280, and 290 McIlhaney, Parcel R30261, R30262, R30263, R30264, Lot 14, 15, 16, 17 & 34, Block 134, of the City Addition to the City of Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, to Lot 14R, Block 134 of the City of Stephenville, Erath County, Texas. PUBLIC HEARING:Case No.: RZ2020-005Applicant Steve Riach, with Bakman LLC, is requesting a rezone of property located at 2811 Washington, Parcel R72705, Lot 8, Block A, of the FMC Technologies Addition, to the City of Stephenville, Erath County, Texas from (IND) Industrial Business to (B-2) Retail and Commercial Business District. PUBLIC HEARING:Case No.: RP2020-002Applicant Joe Fernando Soto, is requesting a replat of property 645 McCart, Parcel R33258, Lot 3-N, Block 10, of the Shepard & Collins, of the City of Stephenville, Erath County, Texas. Publish On: March 28, 2020 –SaturdayDelivered By: Shyra King – February 28,...

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Amended Declaration of Disaster – March 25, 2020

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Amended Declaration of Disaster – March 25, 2020

View the PDF here. View the one-page information sheet 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 18, 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 18, 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 March 25, 2020 and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2020, subject to the limited exceptions and under the terms and conditions more particularly set forth below. SECTION 1.        PROHIBITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS This Declaration orders that all individuals currently living within Erath County, Texas are to shelter at their place of residence. For purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times, as reasonably as possible, maintain social distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence. All persons may leave their residences only for Essential Activities, as described in Section 2.This Declaration orders that all businesses shall comply with the Social Distancing Guidelines attached, including maintaining six-foot social distancing for both employees and the general public. The business may...

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Virtual Town Hall – Monday, March 23

Posted by on Mar 21, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Virtual Town Hall – Monday, March 23

Join us on Facebook on Monday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m. for a Virtual Town Hall with City Manager Allen Barnes, Assistant City Manager Jason King, Police Chief Dan M. Harris, Jr., and Fire Chief Jimmy Chew as they discuss and answer questions about COVID-19.Questions may be submitted by email to Staci King, City Secretary, or by messaging our Facebook...

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March 18, 2020 – Declaration of Disaster

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on March 18, 2020 – Declaration of Disaster

Dear Citizens, On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 2:00 pm, City Council met for an Emergency City Council Meeting. During the meeting, the Council passed the following provisions in regard to COVID-19. Declaration of Disaster It is of paramount importance that we take measures to keep our community safe and healthy. Please remember that this situation is very fluid and we will be monitoring and updating as necessary. We are here with you and will continue to serve the community in the best way we know how in this unprecedented situation. If you have concerns or questions please contact us during business hours at 254-918-1220. We will be posting any updates to our website and social media...

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Planning & Zoning Meeting Cancelled March 18, 2020

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Planning & Zoning Meeting Cancelled March 18, 2020

For more information, see the Declaration of Disaster for the City of Stephenville.

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Declaration of Disaster for the City of Stephenville

Posted by on Mar 15, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Declaration of Disaster for the City of Stephenville

PROCLAMATION OF LOCAL DISASTER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY WHEREAS, beginning in December 2019, a novel coronavirus, now designated SARS-CoV2 which causes the disease COVID-19, has spread through the world and has now been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization; and WHEREAS, symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. In some cases, the virus has caused death; and WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Texas certified that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat and therefore declares a state of disaster for the State of Texas; and WHEREAS, extraordinary measures must be taken to contain COVID-19 and prevent its spread throughout the City; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF STEPHENVILLE, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. A local state of disaster for public health emergency for the City of Stephenville, Texas, pursuant to section 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code. SECTION 2. This state of disaster for public health emergency shall continue for a period of not more than seven days from the date of this declaration unless continued or renewed by the City Council of the City of Stephenville, Texas, pursuant to section 418.108(b) of the Government Code. SECTION 3.  This declaration of a local state of disaster for public health emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary, pursuant to section 418.108(c) of the Government Code. SECTION 4.  The declaration of a local state of disaster activates the City of Stephenville, Texas Emergency Management Plan and activates all other charter, statutory, and ordinance powers vested in me and all officers of the City of Stephenville to act for the purposes stated, pursuant to section 418.108(d) of the Government Code. SECTION 5.  The City of Stephenville shall implement closures of city facilities in order to minimize the impact of COVID-19.  This declaration also prohibits mass gatherings in city facilities. The closures and restrictions shall be attached hereto.  SECTION 6.  Pursuant to the Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 122.006, any individual – adult or child – having traveled and visited, within the ten (10) days prior to this Declaration, any Level 3 country as established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and returning to Stephenville, Texas, must be quarantined at home for 14 days. SECTION 7.  Pursuant to the Texas Health and Safety Code, Section 122.006, any individual – adult or child – having traveled via any cruise ship within the ten (10) days prior to this Declaration, and returning to Stephenville, Texas, must be quarantined at home for 14 days. SECTION 8.  This declaration shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary and shall be given prompt and general publicity, pursuant to Texas Government Code, Section 418.108(c). SECTION 9.  This proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance. ORDERED this the 15th day of March, 2020. Doug Svien, Mayor CLOSURE OF CITY FACILITIES All Closures are Effective Monday March 16, 2020 In order to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus to the citizens of Stephenville, the City of Stephenville is implementing the following plan: Mass Gatherings (10 or more people): Recreation Center: Closed to any events until March 31, 2020.All Park Facilities: Closed to any events until March 31, 2020. Public Buildings: Airport: Terminal...

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New Pay By Phone Option

Posted by on Mar 15, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Pay By Phone Option

You can now pay your bill 24/7 with our pay by phone option! Payments will still be accepted online, in person, by mail, and in the overnight drop...

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