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  • June 18th, 2019 - STORM DAMAGE CLEANUP BEGINS
    City Crews Cannot Clean Up Private Property

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    The early Tuesday morning storm that blew through the area left a large amount of debris, the majority in trees and tree limbs on the ground. A drive around the city reveals many broken trees on private properties. This cleanup will be the owner’s responsibility as city crews are not allowed to enter upon private property to remove debris.

    The City Convenience Center will be open Wednesday and Friday for those wishing to drop off brush and debris. Please call Eastland City Hall to book an appointment the day before. The Center is open from 9 until 2:30 Wednesday and Friday of this week only. Normal hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 a.m. until 12 noon.

    Residents may also leave brush at the curb for Bulk Pick Up on Friday, June 21. Again, you must call City Hall at least 24 hours in advance to be placed on the pick up list. All brush and limbs must be cut to a length not to extend 4 feet. Bundles must be tied together and not weigh more than 50 lbs. each.

    We also ask citizens to set their garbage carts back upright and clean up any trash that spilled out so Progressive Waste can collect the garbage.

    For more information please contact Eastland City Hall at 113 E Commerce St., or 254-629-8321.

     

  • June 17th, 2019 - CITY CONVENIENCE CENTER TO BE CLOSED JUNE 24 & JUNE 28


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    The City of Eastland Convenience Center will be closed on Monday, June 24 and Friday, June 28. The Center will be open Wednesday, June 26. Please schedule your appointments accordingly.

     

    The Convenience Center is provided for City of Eastland Residents with a current City of Eastland utility bill and photo identification. Residents are permitted to make one pickup truck bed size load drop off per month at no charge. Additional drop offs, or larger loads will be charged a fee.

     

    The Convenience Center is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 A.M. until 12 NOON. Appointments must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling Eastland City Hall at 254-629-8321 during regular business hours.

     

    The Convenience Center will only accept trees/brush cut to a maximum length of 6 feet. Trees and brush may only be dropped off by residents and is not for commercial landscaping services. Other items accepted free of charge is household furniture and appliances that do not contain Freon.

     

    Building and construction materials, carpet, wooden fence materials are charged by the cubic yard. Used vehicle tires, a maximum of four per year, are accepted with a $5 per tire fee.

     

    For large construction or brush clearing projects, please contact Progressive Waste Solutions for large roll off containers.

     

    For more information please contact Eastland City Hall at 113 E Commerce St., or 254-629-8321.

  • June 12th, 2019 - USDA CELEBRATES NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH


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    Activities and Events across the Nation to Spotlight USDA's Efforts to Help Families in Rural Communities Achieve Prosperity through Homeownership

    Release & Contact Info

    Press Release

    Release No. 0084.19

    Contact: USDA Press
    Email: press@oc.usda.gov

    WASHINGTON, June 3, 2019 – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role to help residents of America’s small towns and cities purchase homes in rural areas.

    “Homeownership provides a strong foundation for hard-working people to build household wealth and climb the ladder of prosperity,” Baxley said. “By helping rural Americans achieve the dream of homeownership, USDA is supporting benefits that extend far beyond the home, resulting in stronger, more prosperous rural communities.”

    USDA Single Family Housing programs have served more than 4.4 million families in rural America since President Truman signed the Housing Act in 1949. Throughout June, USDA employees will celebrate National Homeownership Month with events across the Nation that demonstrate USDA’s commitment to provide access to affordable housing for rural Americans.

    Rural Development has several programs that support rural homeownership, including:

    • USDA partnerships with private-sector lenders to help rural families buy homes. Providing loan guarantees for lenders working with low- to moderate-income families is the key to opening up private-sector homeownership opportunities.
    • Direct home loans for very-low- and low-income applicants. Some borrowers qualify for program benefits that effectively reduce the interest rate on their monthly mortgage payments to one percent.
    • Repair loans and grants that help people improve access to their homes and remove health and safety hazards such as poor wiring or plumbing.
    • Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance grants are available to nonprofit organizations to help very-low- and low-income families build their own rural homes.

    To learn more about USDA’s observance of National Homeownership Month, contact a Rural Development State Office near you.

    In April 2017, President Donald J. Trump established the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity to identify legislative, regulatory and policy changes that could promote agriculture and prosperity in rural communities. In January 2018, Secretary Perdue presented the Task Force’s findings to President Trump. These findings included 31 recommendations to align the federal government with state, local and tribal governments to take advantage of opportunities that exist in rural America.

    To view the report in its entirety, please view the Report to the President of the United States from the Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity (PDF, 5.4 MB). In addition, to view the categories of the recommendations, please view the Rural Prosperity infographic (PDF, 190 KB).

    USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.

    #325-510-3725

    2608 Highway 377 South, Suite A

    Brownwood, Texas 76801

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

  • March 21st, 2019 - 2020 HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANT APPLICATIONS BEGIN APRIL 1


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    2020 HISTORIC PRESERVATION GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD ANNOUNCED

     

    The City of Eastland Historic Preservation Board has set the following dates for their 2020 Historic Preservation Grant period: Begin accepting applications April 1, 2019 through July 1, 2019. The board anticipates making recommendations from the applications to the City Commission at their regular September monthly meeting. The 2020 Grant period runs October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. Approved grants must be completed and reimbursed by September 15, 2020 as the grant period will close on September 30.

     

    The Historic Grants are funded from city collected hotel motel taxes. These taxes are not available for general fund items through the City such as street repair, water/sewer work as directed by the State of Texas.

     

    In the past the City of Eastland has awarded grant funds of over $243,000 for structural repairs and or façade restoration to properties located within the downtown Historic District in projects totaling more than $406,000. The grants are a matching award based on the work requested. Grants paid out in the past have included matches of 50/50 to 75/25. In an extreme case a 100% grant has been awarded where structural integrity was at risk.

     

    If you own property within the Historic District (see attached map) and the property is in need of façade or structural work, whether it be windows, doors, awnings, roof or more, pick up an application today at Eastland City Hall.

     

    For more information on the Historic Preservation Grant please contact Eastland City Hall at 254-629-8321.

     

     

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