Eastland, Texas, a premier city with a rich history and a
bright future. Eastland is located on Interstate 20, just over an hours
drive to the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex, and has matured from an oil
and gas driven agricultural and ranching community, to a bustling
business and retail center for a multi-county region. We estimate
Eastland's current population to be around 3,800 people.
Eastland was named for Capt. William M. Eastland, San Jacinto hero and Texas Ranger. Current area resources include oil, ranching, farming and manufacturing. Fruit, pecans,
vegetables, and feed crops are also important economic drivers.
Visitors to Eastland find that Eastland has
not lost its friendly atmosphere or its small-town feel. With a
quality of life considered to be one of the best in the region,
Eastland offers abundant parkland, a historic downtown area,
hunting and fishing recreational opportunities for young and
old, quality rated schools, good housing and a growing business
All of these elements make Eastland a
wonderful place to live, work and raise a family... and a
popular place to do business.
CITY SEEKS CANDIDATES TO SERVE ON VARIOUS BOARDS
02/16/2017 - The City of Eastland is currently seeking persons interested in serving on city appointed boards that help make vital decisions for the cityís growth and future. As board vacancies arise, each Board will review their applications and submit a list of applicants to the City Commission for appointment. When multiple applications are received the remaining applications will go on file for future appointments. Each board has their own board member guidelines concerning who may serve.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION BOARD:
Powers/Duties: Among other functions, to protect and enhance the landmarks and districts which represent distinctive elements of Eastlandís historic, architectural, and cultural heritage. Encourage stabilization, restoration, and improvements of historic properties and their values.
PLANNING & ZONING BOARD:
Powers/Duties: Among other functions, to make, amend, extend, or add to a Land Use Plan for the physical development of the City; recommend to City Commission approval or disapproval of proposed changes in the zoning districts and/or ordinances; Approve or disapprove the platting or subdividing of land within the corporate limits of the City and within adjacent areas as permitted by law.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT:
Powers/Duties: Among other functions, to hear and decide appeals where alleged error of law in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made during enforcement of the Planning & Zoning Code; interpret the provisions of the code in such a way as to carry out the intent and purpose of the plan.
For an application, stop by Eastland City Hall at 113 E Commerce St. For more information, contact Shirley Stuart, Bill Dolen or Terry Simmons at 254-629-8321.
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