2016 CDBG Water Improvements Project #7216461

flood-map-2-uhland-7216461This is to give notice that the City of Uhland has determined that the following proposed action under the Texas Department of Agriculture Community Development Program, Contract Number 7216461, is partially located in the 100-year floodplain. The City will be identifying and evaluating practicable alternatives to locating the action in the floodplain and the potential impacts on the floodplain from the proposed action, as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management.

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Project Description: The City, in conjunction with County Line Special Utility District, will ensure the city’s residents of a reliable and constant potable water service at adequate pressures and flow rates. Construction will include the installation of 4,000 l.f. of 12” water line, 3 fire hydrants, 8 gate valves, 15 customer transfers and associated appurtenances. Approximately 0.04 acres of the project activities are located in Zone A of the 100-year floodplain on Cotton Gin Road at Plum Creek Road. This acreage is already geographically located in the floodplain. There will be no adverse effect on the floodplain. There are no practical alternatives.
The proposed project is located on Cotton Gin Road, from Hwy 21 to Plum Creek Road, Uhland, Hays County, TX 78640.

There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Commenters are encouraged to offer alternative sites outside of the floodplain, alternative methods to serve the same project purpose, and methods to minimize and mitigate impacts. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk.

Written comments must be received by the City of Uhland at the following address on or before 1/2/17:

City of Uhland, 15 N. Old Spanish Trail, Uhland, TX 78640, Attention: Vicki Hunter, Mayor Pro-Tem.

Date: 12/18/16

Para más información en español, comuníquese con Karen Gallaher al (512) 398-7399.

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Hays County Hazard Mitigation Survey

surveyHays County Hazard Mitigation would like to gather public perceptions and opinions regarding natural hazards in Hays County. In addition, we would like information regarding the methods and techniques you prefer for reducing the risks and losses associated with these hazards.

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3rd Annual Bulk Trash Pickup – Saturday, November 12th

PROGRESSIVE WASTE SOLUTIONS WILL PROVIDE A BULKY WASTE COLLECTION EVENT.
PLEASE HAVE YOUR BULKY WASTE ITEMS ON THE CURB FOR COLLECTION BY 7:00 AM ON NOVEMBER 12, 2016

WE WILL COLLECT UP TO FOUR (4) CUBIC YARDS OF BULKY ITEMS PER RESIDENCE. AS A REFERENCE, YOUR TRASH CART IS ALMOST ONE CUBIC YARD IN SIZE.

ITEMS MAY NOT WEIGH MORE THAN 40 POUNDS. BUNDLES MUST BE NOT LONGER THAN FOUR (4) FEET IN LENGTH OR MORE THAN 40 POUNDS IN WEIGHT.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS INCLUDE FURNITURE, WATER HEATERS, APPLIANCES, BUNDLED BRUSH, WOOD (NO PROTRUDING NAILS), DRYWALL AND SIMILAR ITEMS.

ANY REFRIGERATOR, FREEZER OR AIR CONDITIONER MUST HAVE THE FREON REMOVED AND HAVE A TAG FROM A CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN THAT THE FREON HAS BEEN REMOVED.

NO FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS, COMPRESSED GAS TANKS, GASOLINE, OIL, DIESEL FUEL, KEROSENE, CHEMICALS, AMMUNITION OR EXPLOSIVES.

WE ARE PROUD TO SERVE YOU. QUESTIONS, CALL 512-398-7399

CITY OF UHLAND and PROGRESSIVE WASTE SOLUTIONS

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Public Hearing – October 5, 2016

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT:

The City of Uhland, has received a petition to initiate Zoning changes to the said property from Agriculture (A) to General Business District (GBD), following described territory, to-wit:

Field note description for Lot #10, a 10.4392acre (454,731 square feet) tract of land being out of a called 57.76-acre tract of land as conveyed to 58 Uhland, LP, by deed recorded in Volume 2836, Volume 464, Document number #5037799, Official Public Records Hays County, Texas (O.P.R.H.C.T.), said 57.76-acre tract being situated in the John Stewart League Survey, Abstract-14 and the August Reuss Survey, Abstract-398, Uhland, Hays County, Texas, and being more particularly described by metes and bounds.

Complete descriptions are available at city hall.

A public hearing will be held the Fifth (5) day of October, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the City Hall, 15 North Old Spanish Trail, Uhland, Texas. For all persons interested in the above proposed Zoning change.

At said time and place all such persons shall have the right to appear and be heard. Of all said matters and things, all persons interested in the things and matters here in   mentioned, will take notice.

Karen Gallaher, City Administrator

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Hays County Bonds 2016 Website is Live

Hays County has determined there is a need for a bond referendum in November 2016 to fund transportation infrastructure and public safety facilities to meet the needs of our growing population. A final determination about a bond referendum was made on August 16, 2016, during Commissioners Court following a workshop with the County’s financial advisor and the County Auditor, that showed the County could issue as much as $250 million in bonds without increasing the tax rate or negatively affecting the County’s AA Bond Rating. The Court ultimately decided to request a vote on Proposition No. 1 for $106.4 million and Proposition No. 2 for $131.4 million.

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Hays County Commissioners Court Proposes FY 2017 Tax Rate and County Budget, Sets Public Hearing Dates

The Hays County Commissioners Court Tuesday proposed a tax rate of 0.4600 per $100 of assessed valuation for Fiscal Year 2017, down from 0.4670 in FY16. The County’s 2017 fiscal year begins October 1, 2016.

The Commissioners Court also proposed a County government budget for FY17 of $179,156,141.00. The FY16 budget is $178,442,071.00.

Public hearings on the proposed tax rate are set for September 8 at 10 a.m. and September 13 at 1:30 p.m., and a public hearing to adopt the proposed County budget is set for September 20 at 1:30 p.m. All hearings will be held at the Hays County Commissioners Courtroom, 111 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos. The hearings will be livestreamed and archived at www.co.hays.tx.us.

Because the proposed tax rate exceeds the effective tax rate, state law requires two public hearings be held by the Commissioners Court before the proposed rate is adopted, which would also be required if the proposed rate exceeds the rollback rate. The FY17 proposed tax rate is 0.4600 per $100. The effective tax rate is 0.4465 per $100 and the rollback tax rate is 0.4916 per $100.

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for Hays County from the same properties in both the 2015 and 2016 tax years. The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that Hays County may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

Your specific taxes owed under any of the above rates can be calculated using this formula:

Property tax amount = (rate) x (taxable value of your property) divided by 100.

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, contact Luanne Caraway, Hays County Tax Assessor-Collector Luanne Caraway at luanne@co.hays.tx.us, 512-393-5545 or from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 712 S. Stagecoach Trail, San Marcos, TX 78666.

County documents pertaining to the current and proposed budgets and tax rates are available at www.co.hays.tx.us by choosing the Financial Transparency icon.

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Notice of Public Hearing – Proposed Budget 2016 – 2017

Persuant to the Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 102, notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Uhland, Texas will conduct a public hearing to obtain the views of the citizens regarding the proposed budget for the fiscal year October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. The public hearing will be held on September 7, 2016 at 6pm at the Uhland City Hall, 15 N. Old Spanish Trail, Uhland, Texas 78640. Following the public hearing, the City Council may vote on the adoption of a budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. The public is encouraged to attend. A copy of the proposed budget is at the Uhland City Hall, 15 N. Old Spanish Trail, Uhland, Texas and posted on the City’s website at cityofuhland.com.

Please contact the City Administrator at (512) 398-7399.

This proposed budget will not raise property taxes.

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Hays County Judge Lifts Burn Ban 8/15/2016

Hays County Judge Bert Cobb, M.D., has lifted the burn ban on outdoor burning in the unincorporated areas of Hays County.

Persons planning to burn outdoors should be aware of wind conditions and delay burning if winds are expected to be gusty or high. Fires should always be attended by an adult and a water source should be available nearby.

Property owners planning to burn should notify the Hays County Emergency Communications Office at 512-393-7896, their local fire department, and as a courtesy their neighbors. More information about outdoor burning is available at www.co.hays.tx.us, choose Fire Marshal under the Law Enforcement dropdown.

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Hays County Advises Residents of Possible Flooding

Media Partners,

Attached is a flyer (in English & Spanish) that is currently being distributed by law enforcement officials to residents who reside in an area of eastern Hays County near Goforth and High Roads. The Plum Creek Conservation District is releasing water from a nearby dam, and emergency officials want to ensure that residents of the area understand that flooding might occur that would impact roads and property. Emergency officials are encouraging residents to sign up for emergency alerts at www.WarnCentralTexas.org to ensure that they get messages if action on their part becomes necessary. Currently, officials are letting them know that they should be prepared IF evacuations are necessary, to sign up for alerts and to follow any instructions that officials give. Please consider sharing this information in English & Spanish with your readers/listeners/viewers.

Media will be advised if the situation changes. Thank you for your consideration.

Best,
Laureen

Laureen Chernow
Hays County Communications Manager
512.393.2296 office
512.461.5093 mobile
712 S. Stagecoach Trl #1063
San Marcos, TX 78666

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Information for Kyle Residents east of IH35

Heavy rains in the area have caused rising lake levels in the eastern part of Hays County near Goforth Road and High Road. Emergency officials are preparing for possible flooding that may impact homes and property in communities near the Goforth/High Road Dam. Plum Creek Conservation District is releasing water in that area, which will likely affect the following roads: Cotton Gin, Bunton Lane, Dacy Lane, S. Plum Creek, and Gristmill. In the next few days, you may see more emergency personnel in the area, including Hays County Sheriff’s deputies, County road crews, and emergency response personnel, including firefighters. While no action is needed by residents in the area as of 5 p.m. June 1, being informed and prepared can help all of us stay safe and avoid disaster. What do I need to do? 1. Sign up for notifications from www.WarnCentralTexas.org. This is a regional effort that notifies residents of emergencies. It’s free and you just need to include your mobile phone number to immediately receive emergency information. If you don’t have internet access, call 866-939-0911 to register your phone. 2. Visit www.haysinformed.com for the latest updates on the situation. 3. As a precaution, prepare yourself and your family to take emergency action up to and including evacuation if necessary. If you are requested to evacuate, follow evacuation instructions. Remember, Hays County is known as flash flood alley, and it is always important to be aware of changing weather situations that may affect you.

IMPORTANTE

Las fuertes lluvias han provocado el aumento de los niveles en los lagos cerca de Goforh Road, High Road en el Condado de Hays. Las oficinas de emergencia se están preparando para posibles inundaciones que pueden impactar las residencias y propiedades en las comunidades cercanas a la presa localizada en la area de Goforth y High Rd. El Distrito de Conservacion Plum Creek esta descargando agua en esta zona lo que probablemente afectará a las siguientes carreteras: Cotton Gin, Bunton Lane, Dacy Lane, S. Plum Creek, y Gristmill. En los próximos días, es posible que aparezca más los oficiales de emergencia en la zona, incluyendo oficiales del la oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Hays, Empleados del mantenimiento de carreteras al igual que paramédicos y bomberos. A partir de las 5 p.m. en Junio 1, no ay ninguna acción necesaria por residentes. Por lo pronto, se le recomienda que se siga informando y preparando para prevenir desastre. ¿Que puedo hacer? 1. Inscríbase a notificaciones de www.WarnCentralTexas.org. Este es un esfuerzo regional que notifica a los residentes de emergencias. Es gratis y sólo tiene que incluir su número de teléfono móvil para recibir información de emergencia inmediatamente. Si no tiene acceso a Internet, llame al 866-939-0911 para registrar su teléfono. 2. Visite nuestra pagina, www.haysinformed.com para las últimas actualizaciones de la situación 3. Como precaución, prepararse y preparar a su familia a tomar medidas de emergencia incluyendo la evacuación si es necesario. Si se le solicita que evacuar, siga las instrucciones de evacuación. Recuerde, el Condado de Hays reconocido como area de inundación repentina, y siempre es importante ser consciente de los cambios en el clima que puedan afectarle.

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The Texas Water Development Board launches TexasFlood.org

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is pleased to announce the development and launch of the first phase of TexasFlood.org. The website will serve as a centralized location for flood-related data and information on what to do before, during, and after a flooding event.

TexasFlood.org will serve as a one-stop shop for statewide stream gage, weather, radar, and precipitation data. The data is featured on an interactive map, making access to data on rising rivers, streams, and reservoirs more easily accessible to Texans.

TexasFlood.org also features weather information that will help the National Weather Service in its flood forecasting. In addition, the TWDB made enhancements to the Water Data for Texas website by adding river or stream flood stage information to the lake levels page.

TexasFlood.org is mobile friendly and can be viewed on mobile phones or handheld tablets. The TWDB will continue to add more data to the website in the coming months, so check back often to see the additional enhancements at www.TexasFlood.org.

Hays County Encourages Residents, Visitors to Sign Up for Emergency Notifications through New CAPCOG Web Portal

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Hays County is participating in WarnCentralTexas.org, a new web portal created by a partnership of cities, counties and the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) which allows residents to register to receive emergency alerts by text, email or phone calls about specific neighborhoods.

“If you’ve previously signed up for emergency alerts with CAPCOG through its Code Red portal, you’re still signed up since it is the same provider,” said Hays County Emergency Services Director Kharley Smith. “But this new portal makes it even easier to sign up, change or check your registered cell phone numbers or emails. Ensuring that emergency personnel and government officials can contact our residents and visitors who may be affected by a serious threat is important to us.”

Because the counties and cities in the 10-county CAPCOG region use the same regional notification system, residents can register their email and cell numbers to multiple locations in the region. This allows them to get alerts about their or their loved ones’ homes, offices and vacation homes. WarnCentralTexas.org serves Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson counties. Landlines are automatically signed up, but with more and more households going “all-mobile” it is important to have cell phones or emails registered as well.

This service allows officials to communicate important and vital information to the people who will be most at risk or affected by the event, such as:

  • If or when residents need to evacuate their homes during floods and fires,
  • If or when residents should take shelter during inclement or severe weather,
  • What areas residents should avoid if a nearby hazardous materials spills occurs,
  • What residents should do during a police manhunt, or
  • How to take health precautions during a boil water notice or prolonged power outage.

Remember: Stay informed — Register to get emergency warnings in your neighborhood by text, email or phone at WarnCentralTexas.org.

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