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PUBLIC NOTICES

  • June 26th, 2020

    Public Notice Of Agenda

    - CALLED MEETING OF EASTLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INC


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    EASTLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, INC.

    NOTICE OF MEETING

     

    Economic Development Corporation’s Vision Statement:   To be a community experiencing positive growth through improved economic and job opportunities, increasing community wealth, while enhancing the quality of life for all citizens.

     

    Economic Development Corporation’s Mission Statement:   To facilitate the creation of new and better jobs, enticing capital investment and diversifying the tax base.

               

    NOTICE is hereby given that a Called Meeting of the Eastland Economic Development Board of Directors will be held on the 29th day of June, at 12:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 113 East Commerce, in Eastland, Texas, at which time the following agenda items will be considered:

                                                                                                               

               I.           Meeting Called to Order        

     

             II.           Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

     

            III.           Public Comment on any Subject not Listed on this Agenda

                            (Limited to Five Minutes Per Speaker)         

                           

            IV.           The EEDI Board of Directors May Discuss and Take Action on the Following

                            Agenda Items:

                           

    1. Discuss and Consider Infrastructure improvements on Lago Visto Drive to facilitate economic development.

     

             V.           Adjournment

     

     

    The Board may vote and/or act upon each item listed in this Agenda. The Board reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any item listed on this Agenda, whenever it is considered necessary and legally justified under the Open Meetings Act.

                                            CERTIFICATION                                                               NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE

     I certify that a copy of this agenda was posted on the bulletin board The Eastland City Hall and Commission Chambers are

     and on the front window at the City Hall of the City of Eastland,       wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are

     Texas, before 12:00 p.m. on 6/26//2019                                               available.  Requests for accommodation or interpretive

                                                                                                                    services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. 

    Terry Simmons - Sig                                                                                Please contact the city secretary’s office at (254) 629-8321

     

     

    CITY SEAL

     

     

     

  • June 16th, 2020

    Public Notice Of Department Promotes Resources and Opportunities to Help Rural Residents

    - USDA HIGHLIGHTS PROGRAMS TO SUPPORT RURAL HOUSING


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    U. S. Department of Agriculture

    1400 Independence Avenue SW

    Washington, D.C. 20250

    www.rd.usda.gov

     

    Contact:

    Weldon Freeman (202) 690-1384

    Jay Fletcher (202) 690-0498

    Danielle Logan (202) 692-0324

     

    USDA Highlights Programs to Support Rural Housing

     

    Department Promotes Resources and Opportunities to Help Rural Residents

     

    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Bette Brand today kicked off National Homeownership Month by highlighting USDA’s ongoing role in supporting rural homeownership. President Trump issued a proclamation recognizing June as National Homeownership Month.

    "Rural communities are rising to the challenge put forth by the coronavirus pandemic," said Brand. "Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is committed to being a strong partner in building prosperity in rural communities and for the people who call them home – especially those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

    To assist homeowners facing current hardships, USDA is offering payment moratoriums and modified application processes. USDA Rural Development is also working with new borrowers and their lenders to make special accommodations based on local needs and restrictions. For the most up-to-date information on Rural Development’s response to COVID-19, visit rd.usda.gov/coronavirus. Updates are also distributed via Twitter @usdaRD.

    In Texas, USDA invested $486,261,724.00 million to help 2,904.00 families and individuals buy a home. The state also provided $3,669,123.00 for home repairs for 580 very low-income rural residents.

    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.

    If you’d like to subscribe to updates from USDA Rural Development, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

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    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

  • May 29th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY HALL TO CLOSE AT 3 P.M. TODAY FOR SERVER MAINTENANCE


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    Eastland City Hall will be closing today, Friday, May 29, 2020 at 3 p.m. for server maintenance. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

    For water or sewer emergencies please call 254-629-8232.

     

  • May 7th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - RESIDENTIAL BULK PICK UP SERVICE TO RESUME MAY 15


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    The City of Eastland has been notified by Waste Solutions of the resuming of their residential bulk pick up services on May 15. The service was halted on April 21 due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

    The free Residential Bulk Pick Up service occurs twice monthly on the first (1st) and third (3rd) Fridays of each month. Residential customers must contact Eastland City Hall at least 24 hours in advance of a scheduled pick up date to be placed on the list. Waste Solutions will not collect any items curbside if the address is not on the list.

    For questions on these or other City matters please stop by Eastland City Hall, 113 E Commerce St. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. excluding holidays. Or you may call during business hours at 254-629-8321.

  • May 5th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - The City Manager Orders Changes to City Facilities Restrictions as Texas Reopens


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    The Governors Executive Order No. 18 reopened selected businesses to 25% capacity beginning on May 1, 2020. While the restrictions on city facilities will continue, some facilities will reopen to the public. Other restrictions are likely required for the foreseeable future.

    The Municipal Pool is closed for the 2020 Swimming seasonThe Governor’s order still prohibits use of public swimming pools.  However, even if the governor removes the prohibition, due to the social distancing requirements to minimize spread of the COVID -019, we cannot open our city pool. We realize this reduces opportunities for family recreation.  However, opening the pool, even at reduced capacity, is not practical with children at play in a water park environment.

    1. City Park:  Remains closed for any social gatherings.  However, the park is open to small family activities, the playground and outdoor exercise.
    2. Airport:  No group meetings will be held or scheduled. Flight operations will continue as usual. 
    3. City HallThe City Hall foyer is now open to the public for business.  Please heed the social distancing instructions to protect you, our other guests and staff.  The public cannot enter other city offices without an appointment.  Non-City Hall assigned employees will be able to make appointments with all city hall offices by phone or email.  Meetings in the City Commission Chamber must be conducted using social distancing or done as virtual meetings using social media platforms.
    4. Senior Citizens Center:  Remains closed to the public until further notice.  All programs and activities are cancelled. 
    5. Police and Fire Departments:  The foyer will be open to the public, no admittance beyond that point except by appointment only.   

    For questions please stop by Eastland City Hall, 113 E Commerce St. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding holidays, or call during business hours at (254) 629-8321.

  • April 30th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - GOVERNOR ABBOTT ORDER ALLOWS SELECTED NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES TO OPEN ON MAY 1, 2020


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    While the City of Eastland Declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency remains in effect through May 18, 2020, the Governor of Texas has issued Executive Order No. 18 (EO 18), effective at 12:01 A.M. on May 1, 2020 which allows the limited reopening of non-essential businesses as follows: 

    1. Retail services may operate at up to 25% of the total listed occupancy of the retail establishment.
    2. Dine-in Restaurants 25% of listed occupancy, provided less than 51% of gross receipts are from alcohol sales.
    3. Movie theaters up to 25% of listed capacity for each screening.
    4. Museums and Libraries. May operate at up to 25% capacity, interactive exhibits remain closed.
    5. Services provided by individual working alone in an office.
    6. Counties with five or Fewer COVID 19 cases, may operate at 50% capacity for all items listed above
    7. Golf Course operations
    8. Local Government
    9. Other services listed in future executive orders.

     

         1. The conditions do not apply to essential business activities.

      

         2. Religious activities should be conducted in accordance with the joint guidance issued and updated by the    attorney general and governor.

     

         3.  People shall not visit bars, gyms, public swimming pools, interactive amusement venues, such as bowling alleys and video arcades, massage establishments, tattoo studios, piercing studios, cosmetology salons.

     

         4. The executive order does not prohibit people from accessing essential or reopened services or engaging in essential daily activities, such as going to grocery stores or gas stations, visiting parks, hunting or fishing, or engaging in physical activity so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and to minimize person-to-person contact with people who are not in the same household.

     

        5.  People shall not visit nursing homes, living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance as determined by the Texas health and human services (HHSC).  Nursing homes, living centers, assisted living facilities should follow infection control policies and practices set forth by the HHSC, including minimizing movement of staff between facilities whenever possible.

     

       6.  Schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

    Each business should open in accordance with EO 18, and the checklists in The Governor’s Report to Open Texas.  View EO 18 at https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-relating-to-the-expanded-reopening-of-services & the Governor’s Report at https://gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas.

    For questions please stop by Eastland City Hall, 113 E Commerce St. Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding holidays, or call during business hours at (254) 629-8321.

  • April 21st, 2020

    Public Notice

    - WASTE SOLUTIONS SUSPENDS BULK PICK UP PROGRAM DUE TO COVID-19


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    The City of Eastland has been notified by Waste Solutions, the contracted solid waste removal company, they have temporarily suspended the Residential Bulk & Brush pick up services held each first and third Friday of the month.

    “We understand that limiting collection services to securely bagged or container cart and suspension of Residential Bulk & Brush only warrants some discretion among our residents for what they dispose of and when” said Sean Dowden, District Manager. “Now is also a good time to educate our customers to bag and tie their household trash, a commonly overlooked best practice. Household trash that is not properly bagged and tied is susceptible to spills and further increases the risk of exposure for our personnel to potentially infectious waste,” he added.

    Dowden expressed the company’s appreciation for their customers’ understanding as they take precautions to protect the health and well-being of their employees, customers and communities.

    For more information on this or other City of Eastland related matters, please contact Eastland City Hall at 254-629-8321.

  • April 16th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
    USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide Lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19

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    USDA Unveils Tool to Help Rural Communities Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

    USDA’s COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide Lists Federal Programs That Can Help Rural Communities, Organizations and Residents Impacted by COVID-19

    Release & Contact Info

    Press Release

    Release No. 0217.20

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

    WASHINGTON, April 13, 2020 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today unveiled a one-stop-shop of federal programs that can be used by rural communities, organizations and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide (PDF, 349 KB) is a first-of-its-kind resource for rural leaders looking for federal funding and partnership opportunities to help address this pandemic.

    “Under the leadership of President Trump, USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities preparing for and impacted by COVID-19,” Perdue said. “This resource guide will help our rural leaders, whether they are in agriculture, education, health care or any other leadership capacity, understand what federal assistance is available for their communities during this unprecedented time.”

    USDA has taken many immediate actions to assist farmers, ranchers, producers, rural communities, and rural-based businesses and organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on these actions, visit www.usda.gov/coronavirus.

     

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

  • April 15th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY OF EASTLAND COMMISSION MEETING AGENDA FOR APRIL 2020


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    Notice of a Meeting

    of the Board of City Commissioners

    Eastland, Texas

     Notice is hereby given in accordance with an order of the Office of the Governor issued March 16, 2020 that a Regular Meeting of the Governing Body of the above-named City scheduled for the 20th day of April, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at the Eastland City Hall, 113 E. Commerce Street in Eastland, Texas, will be a VIRTUAL meeting.  Council members and staff will attend virtually in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings (also called “social distancing”) to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  There will be no public access to the regular meeting location.  A public, free-of-charge audio/video broadcast of the meeting will be available on the City’s YouTube channel at

     

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKKzI4xlcUdE8ersJBEgifw

     

    The Meeting agenda is posted online at https://www.cityofeastland.com/government/public-notice.php

     

    Members of the public who wish to submit Public Comment on agenda items can send their written comments via email to citysec@eastlandtexas.gov by Noon Friday April 17, 2020.

    The subject must be in the following format: “Public Comment, (item number) – April 20, 2020.  All emails must include your name and address.  Please note all Public Comment emails relevant to posted agenda items received by the deadline will be published as part of the agenda packet prior to the meeting and are therefore public record. Call 254-629-8321 for staff assistance.

     

    A recording of the meeting will be available to the public in accordance with the Open Meetings act upon written request.

     

    At which time the following subjects will be discussed, to wit:

     

               I.        Meeting Called to Order

     

             II.        Invocation and Pledge to the Flag

               

            III.        Public Comment on any Subject not Listed on this Agenda

                         (Limited to Five Minutes Per Speaker)                                                

     

    IV.     Approve Minutes of the March 16th, 2020, March 18th, 2020 and March 31st, 2020   Meetings.

     

    V.       Financial Report

     

    VI.     The Board of City Commissioners May Discuss and Take Action on the Following Agenda Items:

     

    1. Discussion and Consideration of Resolution 2020-05 Denying Distribution Cost Recovery Factor increase

     

    A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF EASTLAND, TEXAS FINDING THAT ONCOR ELECTRIC DELIVERY COMPANY LLC’S APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL TO AMEND ITS DISTRIBUTION COST RECOVERY FACTOR TO INCREASE DISTRIBUTION RATES WITHIN THE CITY SHOULD BE DENIED; AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION WITH ONCOR CITIES STEERING COMMITTEE, AUTHORIZING THE HIRING OF LEGAL COUNSEL AND CONSULTING SERVICES; FINDING THAT THE CITY’S REASONABLE RATE CASE EXPENSES SHALL BE REIMBURSED BY THE COMPANY; FINDING THAT THE MEETING AT WHICH THIS RESOLUTION IS PASSED IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS REQUIRED BY LAW; REQUIRING NOTICE OF THIS RESOLUTION TO THE COMPANY AND LEGAL COUNSEL.

     

     

     

    VII.        City Manager’s Briefing

     

         VIII.        Code Compliance Report

     

            IX         Monthly Police Department Report

     

            X.         Adjournment

     

    The Board may vote and/or act upon each of the items listed in this Agenda.  The Board reserves the right to retire into executive session concerning any of the items listed on this Agenda, whenever it is considered necessary and legally justified under the Open Meetings Act.

     

                                            CERTIFICATION                                                                  NOTICE OF ASSISTANCE

     I certify that a copy of this agenda was posted on the bulletin board               The Eastland City Hall and Commission Chambers are

     and on the front window at the City Hall of the City of Eastland,                   wheelchair accessible and accessible parking spaces are

     Texas, before 5:00 p.m. on 04/17/2020                                                       available.  Requests for accommodation or interpretive

                                                                                                                    services must be made 48 hours prior to this meeting. 

                                                                                                                    Please contact the city secretary’s office at (254) 629-8321

                                    for information or assistance.

  • April 15th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY COMMISSION WILL CONDUCT VIRTUAL MEETING ON APRIL 20, 2020


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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                           April 14, 2020

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    CONTACT: Ron Duncan, City Manager                                                                                   254-629-8321

     

    CITY COMMISSION WILL CONDUCT VIRTUAL MEETING ON APRIL 20, 2020

     

    The Eastland City Commission will conduct a Virtual Meeting during the April 20, 2020 Regular Meeting.  While City Hall will be closed in order to maintain Social Distancing to avoid exposing the public to the COVID-19 Virus, our residents may participate in several ways. 

     

    The commission meeting will be conducted virtually using Zoom software. The public can watch the live YouTube stream broadcast and our local media will stream the meeting on Facebook Live.   While the Zoom meeting participants will be limited by invitation to City Commissioners, Staff, the media, as well as participants having input to specific agenda items, the general public can request to participate by contacting City Secretary Roma Holley to obtain the meeting login information.  The public will also be invited to submit written questions about the specific agenda items to the City Secretary prior to the meeting.  Additionally, Mayor Vernon will also respond to questions from the YouTube chat stream feed.  Instructions for citizen participation will be included with each Virtual Meeting Agenda

     

    The COVID-19 Pandemic has changed all our lives in many ways we never imagined.  Conducting the virtual meeting will be another effort to maintain social distancing while ensuring the public has the right to participate in an Open Meeting in a virtually new way.  Everyone at the City of Eastland looks forward to the end of this pandemic and a return to our usual open meetings at City Hall.  However, until we are able to conduct those meetings safely, with minimum danger of infection, we will conduct these virtual City Commission Meetings.  We will make every effort to make these meetings as open and transparent as possible. 

     

    For questions on this or other City matters, please may call during business hours at 254-629-8321.

  • April 13th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY OF EASTLAND COVID-19 STAFFING CHANGE
    City Hall phones to be unmanned 12-1 each work day until further notice

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    Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic the City of Eastland has implemented City Hall staffing changes until further notice. These implementations include staff working “split shifts” with certain staff members on shift Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and others on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All staff members will take their lunch break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. each day. During this time the phones at Eastland City Hall will not be answered Mondays through Fridays from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. You may leave a phone message and your call will be returned. For water/sewer emergencies during the noon hour please call 254-629-8232.

    For questions on this or other City matters please contact Eastland City Hall Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. excluding holidays at 254-629-8321.

  • April 1st, 2020

    Public Notice

    - GOVERNOR’S EXECUTIVE ORDER GA-14 CLOSES SALONS, OTHER NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES


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    Governor Greg Abbott signed Executive Order GA-14 yesterday ordering people and businesses to follow the Centers For Disease Control’s and President Trump’s guidelines for practicing good hygiene, environmental cleanliness, and sanitation, and implementing social distancing, and to work from home if possible.

    Under GA-14 only essential businesses and services are allowed to remain open or operating. Effective April 2, 2020 the order prohibits services from salons, including beauty and barbers, and other cosmetology related businesses. Massage parlors were closed by executive order on March 20, 2020. All of these services are to remain closed until April 30, 2020.

    Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations, the licensing agency for the above type of businesses, sent out notices and posted on social media the governor’s order and related information.

    For questions on these or other City matters please contact Eastland City Hall during business hours by phone at 254-629-8321.

  • April 1st, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY EXTENDS DISASTER DECLARATION DUE TO COVID-19
    City Facilities remain closed to the public

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    During today’s called City of Eastland Commission meeting the Commission extended the Disaster Declaration enacted on March 18. The original Declaration expired April 1, 2020. The extension will expire on May 18, 2020.

    The Declaration was acted on by the City due in part to the recent actions by the State of Texas and the Federal Government in acknowledging the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the United States, Texas and the world.        

    Included with the Disaster Declaration extension is the following:         

    COVID-19 Response Implementation Plan

    In order to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus to the citizens of Eastland, the City of Eastland is implementing the following plan:

    1.  Support President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America:

      1. IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
      2. IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
      3. IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.  Do not go to work.  Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
      4. IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, stay home and away from other people.
      5. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING CONDITION that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
      6. Work or engage in schooling FROM HOME whenever possible.
      7. IF YOU WORK IN A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.  You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
      8. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
      9. Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts – USE DRIVE-THRU, PICKUP, OR DELIVERY OPTIONS.
      10. AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL, shopping trips and social visits.
      11. DO NOT VISIT nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
      12. PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE:
        • WASH YOUR HANDS, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
        • AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE.
        • SNEEZE OR COUGH INTO A TISSUE, OR THE INSIDE OF YOUR ELBOW.
        • DISINFECT FREQUENTLY USED ITEMS AND SURFACES as much as possible.
    1. The City Manager has ordered the following facilities closures to protect employees as well as the public:    
    1. City Park:  Closed for any social gatherings until May 18, 2020.
    2. Airport:  Terminal closed to the public until May 18, 2020.  No group meetings will be held or scheduled. Flight operations will continue as usual. 
    3. City Hall:  Front doors will be locked until May 18, 2020.  A sign will be posted and the public will be admitted by appointment only.  Staff will monitor telephones during business hours. Non-City Hall assigned employees will be able to make appointments with all city hall offices by phone or email. 
    4. Senior Citizens Center:  Closed to the public until May 18, 2020.  All programs and activities are cancelled. 
    5. Police and Fire Departments: Front doors will be locked until May 18, 2020.  A sign will be posted and the public will be admitted by appointment only.  Staff will monitor telephones during business hours.

    For questions on these or other City matters please call during business hours at 254-629-8321.

     

  • April 1st, 2020

    Public Notice

    - DECLARATION OF LOCAL DISASTER DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
    Extension of Declaration

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    WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the Governor 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 of Texas; and

    WHEREAS on March 18, 2020, the City Commission of the City of Eastland Proclaimed a local state of disaster for the City of Eastland, pursuant to 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code; and activated the City Emergency Management

    Plan; and

    WHEREAS, on March 23, 2020, the County Commission of Eastland County issued a proclamation certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the Eastland County declaring a state of disaster for the county; and

    WHEREAS, multiple residents of Eastland County have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and the virus outbreak remains a continuing threat to the health and safety of the residents of the City of Eastland; and continued implementation of mitigation strategies can slow the transmission of the disease; and

    WHEREAS, the City Commission of the City of Eastland has determined that extraordinary measures must continue in order to mitigate the effects of this public health emergency and to facilitate the efficient, rapid, and cooperative response to the emergency;

    THEREFORE, Be It Proclaimed by the City Commission of the City of Eastland that:

    1.   The declaration of Local Disaster Due to Public Health Emergency issued on March 18, 2020, will remain in effect from 12:59 P.M. on April 1, 2020, until 12:59 P.M. on May 18, 2020, pursuant to 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code, unless otherwise rescinded by order of the Mayor.

    2.   This declaration of a local state of disaster shall be given prompt and general publicity, shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary, and the City of Eastland Emergency Plan remains in effect, pursuant to 418.108(b) of the Texas Government Code.

    3.   This declaration continues enforcement of the attached COVID -19 Response Implementation Plan, including the continued restricted closures of City Facilities in order to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19 virus within our community.

    4.   This Declaration shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.

    ORDERED this the 31st day of March, 2020 at 12:22 p.m.

     

    Larry Vernon, Mayor

     

    ATTEST:

    Roma Holley, City Secretary

     

     

    COVID-19 Response Implementation Plan

     

    In order to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus to the citizens of Eastland, the City of Eastland is implementing the following plan:

    1.  Support President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America:

    1. IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
    2. IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
    3. IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.  Do not go to work.  Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
    4. IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, stay home and away from other people.
    5. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING CONDITION that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
    6. Work or engage in schooling FROM HOME whenever possible.
    7. IF YOU WORK IN A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.  You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
    8. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
    9. Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts – USE DRIVE-THRU, PICKUP, OR DELIVERY OPTIONS.
    10. AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL, shopping trips and social visits.
    11. DO NOT VISIT nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
    12. PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE:
    • WASH YOUR HANDS, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
    • AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE.
    • SNEEZE OR COUGH INTO A TISSUE, OR THE INSIDE OF YOUR ELBOW.
    • DISINFECT FREQUENTLY USED ITEMS AND SURFACES as much as possible.

     

    1. 2.       The City Manager has ordered the following facilities closures to protect employees as well as the public:    
      1. City Park:  Closed for any social gatherings until May 18, 2020.
      2. Airport:  Terminal closed to the public until May 18, 2020.  No group meetings will be held or scheduled. Flight operations will continue as usual. 
      3. City Hall:  Front doors will be locked until May 18, 2020.  A sign will be posted and the public will be admitted by appointment only.  Staff will monitor telephones during business hours. Non-City Hall assigned employees will be able to make appointments with all city hall offices by phone or email. 
      4. Senior Citizens Center:  Closed to the public until May 18, 2020.  All programs and activities are cancelled. 
      5. Police and Fire Departments: Front doors will be locked until May 18, 2020.  A sign will be posted and the public will be admitted by appointment only.  Staff will monitor telephones during business hours.
  • March 24th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) PRECAUTIONS


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    COVID-19 Response Implementation Plan

    In order to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 virus to the citizens of Eastland, the City of Eastland is implementing the following plan:

    1.  Support President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America:

    1. IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
    2. IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
    3. IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.  Do not go to work.  Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
    4. IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, stay home and away from other people.
    5. IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING CONDITION that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
    6. Work or engage in schooling FROM HOME whenever possible.
    7. IF YOU WORK IN A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.  You and your employers should follow CDC guidance to protect your health at work.
    8. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
    9. Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts – USE DRIVE-THRU, PICKUP, OR DELIVERY OPTIONS.
    10. AVOID DISCRETIONARY TRAVEL, shopping trips and social visits.
    11. DO NOT VISIT nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
    12. PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE:
    • WASH YOUR HANDS, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
    • AVOID TOUCHING YOUR FACE.
    • SNEEZE OR COUGH INTO A TISSUE, OR THE INSIDE OF YOUR ELBOW.
    • DISINFECT FREQUENTLY USED ITEMS AND SURFACES as much as possible.
  • March 19th, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY ISSUES DISASTER DECLARATION DUE TO COVID-19
    Closing City Facilities to the public

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    Today, March 18, 2020, after a lengthy, Emergency City Commission Meeting, the City of Eastland issued a Declaration of Local Disaster Due To Health Emergency, which can be found attached to this Public Service Announcement.          

    The Declaration was acted on by the City due in part to the recent actions by the State of Texas and the Federal Government in acknowledging the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the United States, Texas and the world.

    Included with the City’s actions today are details on the closing of City facilities until April 1, 2020 including:

    Eastland City Hall – closed to the public but fully staffed during normal business hours. Utility and Municipal Court payments can be made by dropping checks or money orders in the night deposit drop box located to the right of the front door; by Credit/Debit Card over the phone. The $3 surcharge on Credit/Debit Card Payments will be waived during this time.  Payments can also be made by check/money order in the mail to Box 749, Eastland, TX 76448. If you have questions for the Municipal Court please call 254-629-8227.

    For birth/death certificates please contact City Hall for details at 254-629-8321. Most of the application process can be completed by mail, fax or email.

    For City Permits or applications for new city utilities, please contact City Hall at 254-629-8321 during regular business hours.

    Other City facilities closed are:

    Eastland Municipal Airport/Troy Taylor Terminal –closed to the public until April 1. No group meetings or scheduled. Flight operations will continue as usual.

                City Park – Closed for social gatherings until April 1

                Senior Citizens Center – Closed until April 1.

    Police and Fire Departments:  the front doors will be locked until April1, 2020.  A sign will be posted and the public will be admitted by appointment only.  Staff will monitor telephones during

    business hours.

    For questions on these or other City matters please call during business hours at 254-629-8321.

  • January 22nd, 2020

    Public Notice

    - CITY ACCEPTING SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT BIDS


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    Sidewalk Repair - City of Eastland

    The City of Eastland will accept sealed bid proposals for the repair of approximately 773 square feet of 4" thick sidewalk located in the 200 block of W. Main Street adjacent to the County Courthouse Annex, on the NW corner of W. Main Street and Lamar Street in Eastland. The proposed repair will consist of:

    1. Removal of approximately 728 square feet of existing 4" thick sidewalk, as well as any tree roots or limbs under the surface, as well as replacement of the sidewalk with a 4" thick steel reinforced concrete surface 

    2. Surface repair of a 45 square foot block, removing loose surface material, then fill, level and blend to match the adjacent surfaces. 

    3. The project must be completed without any damage to adjacent building or the existing curb. 

    4. Due to work being accomplished in the state highway right of way, bidder should post a performance bond or provide the city proof of liability insurance coverage.

    All work shall be accomplished in compliance with all local, state and national codes and local inspection requirements. The methods and quality of workmanship shall be governed by the applicable portion of the sections contained in these specifications. 

    Please send sealed bid packet to City of Eastland, ATTN: Roma Holley, 113 E. Commerce Street, Eastland, Texas 776448. Please label the packet "W. Main Street Sidewalk Repair." 

    If you have questions please call Ron Duncan or Bobby Jacoby at (254) 629-8321 or email citymgr@eastlandtexas.gov. In developing your bid use the detailed specification packet available at City Hall. 

    Bids to be opened at 1000 A.M., Friday, January 24, 2020.

  • April 29th, 2019

    Public Notice

    - PSA (Spanish) Community Development Block Grant


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    EL ANUNCIO DE SERVICIO PÚBLICO

     

     La Ciudad de Eastland ha recibido un contrato de Subsidio en Bloque de Desarrollo Comunitario de Texas (TxCDBG) bajo el Fondo de Desarrollo Comunitario del Departamento de Agricultura de Texas. Para cumplir con los requisitos de Derechos Civiles del Título I de la Ley de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario y la Ley de Vivienda Justa, la Ciudad de Eastland ha establecido políticas, planes y resoluciones para garantizar que se brinden las mismas oportunidades a todas las personas y que ninguna persona se excluirán o denegarán los beneficios del programa por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, origen nacional o edad.  Las políticas incluyen lo siguiente:

     

    • Igualdad de oportunidades
    • Política de la Sección 3
    • Acción afirmativa
    • Política de fuerza excesiva
    • Política de no discriminación de la Sección 504
    • Política de vivienda justa
    • Plan de dominio limitado del inglés
    • Plan de participación ciudadana
     

     

     

    EL ANUNCIO DE SERVICIO PÚBLICO

    IGUALDAD DE VIVIENDA ES TU DERECHO. ÚSALO

     

    Para promover las prácticas de vivienda justa, la Ciudad de Eastland alienta a los posibles propietarios e inquilinos a conocer sus derechos en virtud de la Ley Nacional de Vivienda Justa. El Título VIII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1968, según enmendada, prohíbe la discriminación contra cualquier persona por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estado civil u origen nacional en la venta o alquiler de unidades en el mercado de la vivienda. Para obtener más información sobre la vivienda justa o para informar una posible discriminación en la vivienda justa, llame a la Comisión de la Fuerza Laboral de Texas al (888) 452-4778 o al (512) 463-2642 TTY: (512) 371-7473.

     

    NO DISCRIMINACIÓN EN BASE AL ESTADO DE INCAPACIDAD

     

    La Ciudad de Eastland no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad en la admisión, el acceso o el empleo en su programa o actividades. Ron Duncan, Administrador de la ciudad, ha sido designada para coordinar el cumplimiento de los requisitos de no discriminación contenidos en las regulaciones del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD) que implementan la Sección 504 (24 CFR Parte 8 del 2 de junio de 1988).

     

    PROCEDIMIENTO DE PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA Y AGRAVIOS AVISO
     
    La Ciudad de Eastland ha adoptado procedimientos de quejas y reclamos con respecto a sus Programas de Subvención en Bloque de Desarrollo Comunitario de Texas (TxCDBG). Los ciudadanos pueden obtener una copia de estos procedimientos escritos en el Ayuntamiento de Eastland, ubicado en 113 E Commerce Street, Eastland, Texas, entre las 9:00 a.m. y las 4:00 p.m., de lunes a viernes (excepto festivos). Los ciudadanos también pueden solicitar que los procedimientos se envíen por correo llamando a Ron Duncan, Administradora de la Ciudad al 254-629-8321. Estos procedimientos describen los pasos que debe seguir un ciudadano si desea presentar una queja o reclamo sobre las actividades de TxCDBG.
     
    Una persona que tenga una queja o reclamo sobre cualquier servicio o actividad con respecto al proyecto TxCDBG, puede presentar dicha queja o reclamo, por escrito a Ron Duncan, Administradora de la Ciudad, en el Ayuntamiento, 113 E Commerce Street, Eastland, Texas 76448 o puede llamar al 254-629-8321. La Ciudad de Eastland hará todo lo posible para responder plenamente a tales quejas o reclamos dentro de los quince (15) días hábiles cuando sea posible después de recibir la queja o reclamo original.
     
    SECCIÓN 3 POLÍTICA
    La Ciudad de Eastland ha adoptado una resolución para promover el cumplimiento de la Sección 3 Federal. Mediante la adopción de esta resolución, la Ciudad se esfuerza por alcanzar los objetivos de cumplimiento de las reglamentaciones de la Sección 3 Federal al aumentar las oportunidades de empleo y contratar a residentes y empresas de la Sección 3 cuando sea posible. Un residente de la Sección 3 se define como un residente de vivienda pública y / o una persona de ingresos bajos a muy bajos. Un negocio de la Sección 3 se define como un negocio que tiene un residente de la Sección 3 que posee al menos el 51 por ciento o más del negocio, o emplea al menos un 30 por ciento de empleados permanentes de tiempo completo clasificados como residentes de la Sección 3.
  • April 29th, 2019

    Public Notice

    - PSA (English) Community Development Block Grant


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    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

     

     

    The City of Eastland has received a Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) contract under the Community Development Block Grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture. In order to comply with the Civil Rights requirements of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act and the Fair Housing Law, the City of Eastland has established policies, plans and resolutions to ensure that equal opportunities are afforded to all persons and that no person shall be excluded or denied program benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age. Policies include the following:

     

    ·          Equal Opportunity

    ·          Section 3 Policy

    ·          Affirmative Action

    ·          Excessive Force Policy

    ·          Section 504 Non Discrimination Policy

    ·          Fair Housing Policy

    ·          Limited English Proficiency Plan

    ·          Citizen Participation Plan

     

    A copy of the above mentioned plans, policies and resolutions are available at the City Hall.  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager, at (254) 629-8321.

    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT       

    To promote fair housing practices, the City of Eastland encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: (512) 371-7473.

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

     

     The City of Eastland has received a Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) contract under the Community Development Block Grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture. In order to comply with the Civil Rights requirements of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act and the Fair Housing Law, the City of Eastland has established policies, plans and resolutions to ensure that equal opportunities are afforded to all persons and that no person shall be excluded or denied program benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age. Policies include the following:

     

    • Equal Opportunity
    • Section 3 Policy
    • Affirmative Action
    • Excessive Force Policy
    • Section 504 Non Discrimination Policy
    • Fair Housing Policy
    • Limited English Proficiency Plan
    • Citizen Participation Plan
     

     

    A copy of the above mentioned plans, policies and resolutions are available at the City Hall.  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager, at (254) 629-8321.

    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT       

    To promote fair housing practices, the City of Eastland encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: (512) 371-7473.

     

    NON-DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY STATUS

    The City of Eastland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its program or activities.  Ron Duncan, City Manager, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8. dated June 2, 1988).

     

    CITIZEN PARTICIPATION & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES NOTICE

    FOR THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

    The City of Eastland has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Programs. These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if he/she wishes to file a complaint or grievance about TxCDBG activities.  Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at the City Hall between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (except holidays).  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager at (254) 629-8321.  A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to a TxCDBG project may submit such complaint or grievance in writing to Ron Duncan, City Manager, City Hall, 113 E Commerce Street, Eastland Texas 76448 or may call (254) 629-8321. The City of Eastland will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints or grievances within fifteen (15) working days where practicable after receipt of the original complaint or grievance.

     

    SECTION 3 POLICY

    The City of Eastland has adopted a resolution to further Federal Section 3 compliance. Through the adoption of this resolution, the City strives to attain goals for compliance with Federal Section 3 regulations by increasing opportunities for employment and contracting with Section 3 residents and businesses where feasible. A Section 3 resident is defined as a public housing resident and/or a low to very-low income person. A Section 3 business is defined as a business that has a Section 3 resident who owns at least 51 percent or more of the business, or employs at least 30 percent permanent, full-time employees classified as Section 3 residents

    PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

     

     

    The City of Eastland has received a Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) contract under the Community Development Block Grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture. In order to comply with the Civil Rights requirements of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act and the Fair Housing Law, the City of Eastland has established policies, plans and resolutions to ensure that equal opportunities are afforded to all persons and that no person shall be excluded or denied program benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age. Policies include the following:

     

    • Equal Opportunity
    • Section 3 Policy
    • Affirmative Action
    • Excessive Force Policy
    • Section 504 Non Discrimination Policy
    • Fair Housing Policy
    • Limited English Proficiency Plan
    • Citizen Participation Plan
     

     

    A copy of the above mentioned plans, policies and resolutions are available at the City Hall.  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager, at (254) 629-8321.

    FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT       

    To promote fair housing practices, the City of Eastland encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: (512) 371-7473.

     

    NON-DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY STATUS

    The City of Eastland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its program or activities.  Ron Duncan, City Manager, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8. dated June 2, 1988).

     

    CITIZEN PARTICIPATION & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES NOTICE

    FOR THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

    The City of Eastland has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Programs. These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if he/she wishes to file a complaint or grievance about TxCDBG activities.  Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at the City Hall between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (except holidays).  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager at (254) 629-8321.  A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to a TxCDBG project may submit such complaint or grievance in writing to Ron Duncan, City Manager, City Hall, 113 E Commerce Street, Eastland Texas 76448 or may call (254) 629-8321. The City of Eastland will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints or grievances within fifteen (15) working days where practicable after receipt of the original complaint or grievance.

     

    SECTION 3 POLICY

    The City of Eastland has adopted a resolution to further Federal Section 3 compliance. Through the adoption of this resolution, the City strives to attain goals for compliance with Federal Section 3 regulations by increasing opportunities for employment and contracting with Section 3 residents and businesses where feasible. A Section 3 resident is defined as a public housing resident and/or a low to very-low income person. A Section 3 business is defined as a business that has a Section 3 resident who owns at least 51 percent or more of the business, or employs at least 30 percent permanent, full-time employees classified as Section 3 residents.

     

    NON-DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY STATUS

    The City of Eastland does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its program or activities.  Ron Duncan, City Manager, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8. dated June 2, 1988).

     

    CITIZEN PARTICIPATION & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES NOTICE

    FOR THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

    The City of Eastland has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Programs. These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if he/she wishes to file a complaint or grievance about TxCDBG activities.  Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at the City Hall between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (except holidays).  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling Ron Duncan, City Manager at (254) 629-8321.  A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to a TxCDBG project may submit such complaint or grievance in writing to Ron Duncan, City Manager, City Hall, 113 E Commerce Street, Eastland Texas 76448 or may call (254) 629-8321. The City of Eastland will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints or grievances within fifteen (15) working days where practicable after receipt of the original complaint or grievance.

     

    SECTION 3 POLICY

    The City of Eastland has adopted a resolution to further Federal Section 3 compliance. Through the adoption of this resolution, the City strives to attain goals for compliance with Federal Section 3 regulations by increasing opportunities for employment and contracting with Section 3 residents and businesses where feasible. A Section 3 resident is defined as a public housing resident and/or a low to very-low income person. A Section 3 business is defined as a business that has a Section 3 resident who owns at least 51 percent or more of the business, or employs at least 30 percent permanent, full-time employees classified as Section 3 residents.

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