September 2017 QUARTERLY CLEAN SWEEP (roadside litter/debris removal)

REMINDER – QUARTERLY CLEAN SWEEP (roadside litter/debris removal)

 

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 30th

9 AM - 1 PM

 Where: Meet in lot across from Bar-B-Q Express

               Elysian Fields Ave. at Elmore Street

Cleanup Area: From east Houston southward to Pinecrest-east of South Garrett-west of Hwy 59

Route Assignments: 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Clean Up: 9:30 - 11:30 am

Lunch: 11:30 am to 1 pm (PIZZA and DRINKS Sponsored by Republic Services)

JOIN YOUR FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS TO

HELP CLEAN UP YOUR COMMUNITY

Contact: JC Hughes, Public Services Director

Director, (903) 503-4503 or Laurie Thompson at (903) 935-4516

 

Gloves, vests, and bags provided!

 

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Thanks,

 

J.C. Hughes

Public Services Director

Marshall, Texas

903-503-4503 (City Cell)

 

 

 

Tax Rate Notice 2018

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

 

The City of Marshall will hold two public hearings on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 1.75 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax rate calculated under Tax Code Chapter 26). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.


 

The first public hearing will be held on September 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM at City Hall, 401 S. Alamo St., Marshall, TX. 75670.

 

The second public hearing will be held on September 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM at City Hall, 401 S. Alamo St., Marshall, TX 75670.

 

The members of the governing body voted on the proposal to consider the tax increase as follows:

 

FOR: Gloria Moon, William Halliday, Terri Brown, Larry Hurta, Vernia Calhoun, Doug Lewis and Gail Beil

AGAINST: 0

PRESENT and not voting: 0

ABSENT: 0

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in the City of Marshall last year was $98,866. Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.542160 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average home was $536.01

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in the City of Marshall this year is $101,284. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.532841 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $539.68.

If the governing body adopts the proposed tax rate of $0.542160 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average home would be $549.12.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.

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2017 Enviromental Assessment

CDBG Water & Street Improvements

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Proposed GoBus Fare Increase & Route Change

     

NOTICE

Proposed GoBus Fare Increase & Route 
Change for Marshall Flex Route 
 
A public hearing will be held at the Marshall Workforce Center, 4300 E. End Blvd. S., Marshall, Texas 75670 on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. to allow public comments concerning a proposed fare increase for the GoBus Marshall Flex Route. 
The proposed fare structure is as follows: 
 
One-Way Fares proposed to become effective May 10, 2017.
$1.00 Fare 
$0.50 for persons over 60 years of age and students 
 
 
Should you have questions, please call GoBus at 800-590-3371. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Neighborhood Clean Sweep

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From: MARSHALL CLEAN SWEEP COMMITTEE

Marshall Quarterly Clean Sweep Rescheduled for April 1, 2017

CITY OF MARSHALL – NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN SWEEP

Airport Park, 1156 Warren Drive Saturday,  Arpril 1, 2017

9:00 AM  – 9:30 AM            - Location Assignments 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM  - Litter and Trash Pickup

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM- Lunch, Music, and Entertainment Provided

 

Area:

 FM-31 from Hwy. 59, southward to Airport Road and eastward to Duncan Addition

 Northward to Hwy 80 at Loop 390 and Loop 390 northward and west to Hwy. 59

 Then southward on Hwy. 59 back to its intersection with FM-31

 

 

 

This is our quarterly Neighborhood Clean Sweep Program aimed at targeting a specific area or neighborhoods for clean-ups, visual enhancements, public safety, and infrastructure improvements. We are reaching out to businesses and residents in this area to help us, help you clean up your neighborhoods.

 

Garbage bags, safety vests, and plastic gloves will be furnished.

Please join with us Saturday, March 25, 2017 to clean up our neighborhoods! 

 

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J. C. Hughes, Public Services Director         903-503-4503 (cell) jchughes@marshalltexas.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Service Line Warranty Program

 

The SLWA Service Line Warranty Program protects against leaks and breaks due to normal wear and tear, age, ground shifting and tree root intrusion. If a customer’s line is in need of repair, a simple call to the SLWA 24-hour hotline will dispatch a local, licensed contractor familiar with local code. Service Line Warranties of America (SLWA) is part of HomeServe USA Corp (HomeServe), a leading provider of home repair solutions serving over 2.7 million customers across the US and Canada.

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE: Parade Awards

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

DECEMBER 13, 2016

2016 MARSHALL LIONS WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS – ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANNUAL PARADE AWARDS

 

Re:      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – RECOGNITION OF PARADE AWARDS FOR THE 2016 ANNUAL MARSHALL LIONS WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS PARADE

 

The revised weather date was perfect for the 2016 Annual Marshall Lions Wonderland of Lights Parade and resulted in a great crowd downtown which viewed the some 89 entries and approximately 115 different lighted cars, trucks, floats, trailers, dance and marching teams – capped off by the arrival of Santa.

 

As part of the Annual Lighted Wonderland Parade, awards are presented in seven (7) categories, which were judged by our panel of celebrity judges:

 

            Jerry Pye, Marshall News Messenger’s Regional Publisher

            Shamiea Ruffins, City of Marshall

            Bryan Snider, Gecko Pest Control

 

Ashli Acker Dansby, with KMHT Radio, transmitted a live description of the parade and entries.

 

The Marshall Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of Marshall want to express our sincere thanks to all of the 2016 parade participants, as well as to all of the Chamber of Commerce volunteers, city staff, and patrol officers who assisted in the parade! Special thanks are also extended to the Marshall Police Department for crowd and traffic control, Marshall Fire Department for our emergency action plan and to the City of Marshall Public Works and Water Utility Departments for the excellent assistance in lining up the numerous parade entries. We would also like to recognize Harold Raines and the Marshall Lions Club for his/their support and hard work in arranging the over 115 items in the parade; a “Well Done” goes out to all!

 

Tabulated results for the 2016 WOL Parade (1st Place entries receive trophies):

Peppiest Entry - Best In Dance Presentation:

1st Place – MHS Mavettes

 

Best Lighted Car/Float:

1st Place – Rusty Lug Nuts

 

Best Lighted Truck/Float:

1st Place – SIG Service Insurance Group

 

Most Unique Entry:

1st Place – Texas State Technical College

 

Best Agricultural Entry:

1st Place – East Texas Antique Tractor & Engine Club of East Texas

Best Overall Lighted Entry:

1st Place – Hospitality Health ER

 

Best Equine/Horse Team:

1st Place – Cowboy Church of Harrison County

 

Congratulations to all of the awarded entries, and we encourage all of the 2016 parade entries to return again next year!!!

 

1st PLACE AWARDS MAY BE PICKED UP AFTER 1:00 PM WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14TH AT THE MARSHALL CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, LOCATED AT 301 NORTH WASHINGTON IN DOWNTOWN MARSHALL, TEXAS OR CALL 903-702-7777.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 


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J. C. Hughes, 2016 Parade Director - 903-503-4503 (cell)

jchughes@marshalltexas.net

 

 

 

 

 

WOL - Outdoor Christmas Market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

December 6, 2016

Holiday Shopping in Historic Downtown

A new event will make its debut this weekend on Saturday, December 10th in conjunction with the Wonderland of Cars car show, the Outdoor Christmas Market. The Outdoor Christmas Market is slated from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature vendors from around the Ark-La-Tex region selling homemade Christmas and holiday crafts, decor, clothing, arts, and plenty of other great "stocking stuffers".

Due to the large quantity of vendor interest and anticipated attendance, the market has been moved to the west side of the courthouse. "We are beyond thrilled to have over 50 different vendors for our very first Outdoor Christmas Market," said Wonderland of Lights Assistant Coordinator Rachel Skowronek. "What we had originally envisioned as a quaint vendor fair along North Washington has grown into something much larger and much more exciting! By moving the (Outdoor Christmas) Market to the courthouse square, we are gaining space for the numerous guests we are anticipating, as well as upping our electricity capacity for participating vendors." The west parking lot will be blocked off early Saturday morning, to not interrupt any Friday traffic or Wonderland attendance.

"Whether you're looking for the perfect hostess gift for your next holiday party, picking up some stocking stuffers, or even looking for a little self-indulgence you're sure to find something for everyone on your list," Said Skowronek.

Vendor check in will begin at 8 a.m. at the Convention and Visitors Bureau. If requesting to set up earlier, please contact Rachel Skowronek directly. Vendors are invited to stay set up longer into the night once Wonderland activities begin! For more information on the Outdoor Christmas Market contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau at (903) 702-9500, or by email at skowronek.rachel@marshalltexas.net

The Wonderland of Cars car show will run in conjunction, lining up along North Washington. This year's holiday car show is presented by Rusty Lug Nutz. Any resident can display their automotive pride and joy. For information on involvement, contact Jerry at (903) 472-9320 or Steve at (903) 399-9171.

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE: Wassail the Fuss About

WASSAIL THE FUSS ABOUT

                                                                                        

Downtown Marshall came alive over the weekend during Wassail Walk in conjunction with Small Business Saturday. Merchants decked the halls in Shop Small blue and brewed up their own versions of the holiday apple cider.

"Our merchants, and I myself, had a fabulous time preparing for and participating in last weekend's Wassail Walk, said Wonderland of Lights Assistant Coordinator Rachel Skowronek. "The Main Street Program has been really trying to strengthen the Shop Small movement in our community, and it was so wonderful to see so many people come out and support their local businesses. This was such a magnificent way to kick off the Wonderland of Lights season in our community. We ended up tallying over 500 votes"

There were four titles up for grabs; the traditional first, second, and third were judged by a panel of three made up of those who work, volunteer, and own a small business in Marshall, as well as the people's choice "Taste of the Town". First place went to Charlie's Backyard Bar & Blue Frog Grill. Second place went to Deborah's Boutique. Third place went to The Brass Trunk. Taste of the Town was a competitive close call, but Gingko Leaf Gallery won out in the end.

"This was a really neat event," said Wassail Walk attendee Joel Heflin. "I had the chance to go into stores I might not have on my own without a reason. It was a great experience, we'll definitely be back next year."

 

 

For More Information Contact:

Rachel Skowronek 903-702-7777

 

The ladies of Blissmoore Valley Ranch decked out in their festive ugly sweaters

 

Two elves inside Central Perks whipping up some wassail

 

Shoppers pose inside The General Store for a picture while out on Small Business Saturday 

 

Entertainment galore outside Gingko Leaf Gallery on Small Business Saturday

 

 

Taste of the Town Winner, Claudia Lowery of Gingko Leaf Gallery, serves up some wassail for attendees

 

 

Second Place winners Deborah's Boutique

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burn Ban in Effect

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A Burn Ban has been issued for Harrison County and the City of Marshall effective today, October 10, 2016. Dry conditions combined with the elevated temperatures have led to the decision to issue the burn bans. The Marshall Fire Department will not be issuing burning permits during this time. Residents within the city limits of Marshall that obtained a burning permit prior to the issuance of this burn ban may have their permit extend once the burn ban has been lifted. Marshall residents may bring their permit to the Central Fire station, located at 601 S. Grove St. once the burn ban has been lifted in order to receive an extension. For more information please contact the City of Marshall Fire Marshal’s Office at 903-935-4584.

 

Joey Dunagan

Fire Marshal

Marshall Fire Department

 

 

 

 

National Night Out 2016

 
 
National Night Out (NNO) for all residents of Marshall and Harrison County is set for Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 in downtown Marshall on the square (100 W Houston St. Marshall, TX). NNO is a communitybuilding campaign started by the National Association of Town Watch that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, better place to live. NNO enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
 
NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for (and participation in) local anticrime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit, and establish police-community partnerships. We encourage you to get involved and send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Several businesses and organization in the Marshall/Harrison County Area have gotten involved in this event and are going to be providing everything from free food and face painting to bounce houses and a dunking booth. There will be performances from two MISD choirs and the Texas Rage all star cheer team. Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa will give a speech and there will be demos from MPD SWAT and MPD K9 unit.
 
Marshall Fire Dept. will be there as well giving a “jaws of life” demo.
 
We invite any media outlet that wishes to cover this event to join us on October 4th, 2016 from 6pm-8pm on the downtown square.
 
Officer Justin Mills
Public Information Officer
(903) 702-9510 cell
Email:jmills@marshalltexas.net
Marshall Police Department
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Clean Sweep Sept 10

CITY OF MARSHALL – NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN SWEEP

 

Where: Marshall Civic Center, 2501 East End Blvd S

When: Saturday, September 10, 2016

            9:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Location Assignments

            9:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Litter and Trash Pickup

            11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch, Music, and Entertainment Provided

 

Along Pinecrest and Texas 43, westward and south of Marshall to Grangeway. Eastward along the south City Limits and Cox Road to FM-31 South FM-31 northward and along Old Elysian Fields Ave. to Hwy. 59, then U.S. 59 southward to Pinecrest (at Mall)

 

This is our quarterly Neighborhood Clean Sweep Program aimed at targeting a specific area or neighborhoods for clean-ups, visual enhancements, public safety, and infrastructure improvements. We are reaching out to businesses and residents in this area to help us, help you to clean up your neighborhoods. Garbage bag, safety vests, and plastic gloves, will be furnished.

 

Please join with us Saturday, September 10, 2016 to clean up our neighborhoods!

 

 

 

2017 Draft Budget

2017 Draft Budget

 

 

Open Records Request

 

 

Open Records Request

 

Open Record Requests are accepted in any legible format or you may use this form to help expedite your request.

Send completed requests to:

Mail:    Elaine Altman, City Secretary                        Fax: 903-9347827

            City of Marshall                                  or

            P. O. Box 698                                                 Email: altman.elaine@marshalltexas.net

            Marshall, Texas 75671

 

 

I hereby request the following information from the City of Marshall, Texas. I understand that the information will be provided under the Texas Public Information Act, and that a fee may be charged for the information.

 

Date:

 

Telephone Number:

 

Request made by:

 

Mobile Number:

 

Address:

 

Fax Number:

 

City/State/Zip:

 

Email Address:

 

 

I request:         □ Inspection Only

                        □ Copies of the following records

Detailed description of your request:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                _______________________________________

                                                                                    Signature of Requestor

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City Hall in the Park

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON 2017 ANNUAL BUDGET

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON 2017 ANNUAL BUDGET

CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

The City of Marshall will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, August 25, 2016 concerning its 2017 Fiscal Budget for the period January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. The Public Hearing will be held at a meeting of the City Commission at 6:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of Marshall City Hall, 401 South Alamo Blvd.

A copy of the proposed 2017 Fiscal Budget has been filed with the City Secretary’s Office, Marshall City Hall, 401 South Alamo, Marshall, Texas, and may be reviewed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The copy of the proposed budget may also be viewed on the City’s website at www.marshalltexas.net, under “Public Hearings”.

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PRESS RELEASE - MOSQUITO SPRAYING

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

MARSHALL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT – MOSQUITO SPRAYING

ISSUED MAY 05, 2016

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF MARSHALL MOSQUITO SPRAYING PROGRAM

WEST NILE and ZIKA PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICE

           

Recent heavy rains have created a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. The City of Marshall started spraying activities in early March this year, which is a month earlier than normal.  We will continue spraying the entire city twice monthly, until later this Fall.

 

In addition to concerns over West Nile, we also have a new threat, the Zika Virus, which is spreading on a global scale. Prevention and protection are the keys to reducing your exposure to mosquitoes.

 

Residents and businesses need to take immediate action and work together with their neighbors to eliminate any unnecessary standing water which serves a perfect breeding ground for all mosquitoes.

 

We will continue spraying until the mosquito population has been eliminated by a strong freeze and until reports of mosquitoes have stopped. If you experience a high number of mosquitoes in your neighborhood, contact our Public Works office at 903-935-4485 and we will provide an additional application in that area.

 

The Harrison County AgriLife Extension Office has a excellent website with resources and information regarding mosquito control and also new information on the Zika Virus - http://harrison.agrilife.org/ or call 903-935-8413 and the Texas Department of Health Services also has excellent information at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/ or call 888-963-7111

 

Your best defense is to practice these habits:

1.      Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus or research natural mosquito repellents.

2.      Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.

3.      Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.

4.      Drain standing water where mosquitoes breed. Common breeding sites include old tires, flowerpots and clogged rain gutters.

5.      Use air conditioning or make sure there are screens are on all doors and windows to keep mosquitoes from entering your home.

 

 


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903-935-4489 jchughes@marshalltexas.net

 

 

 

 

CITA DE OFICIALES DE ELECCION PARA LAS ELECCIONES

 

RESOLUCION

 

 

UNA RESOLUCION DE LA CIUDAD DE MARSHALL, TEXAS QUE ANUNCIA LA CITA DE OFICIALES DE ELECCION PARA LAS ELECCIONES GENERALES DEL 7 DE MAYO DE 2016

 

A los votantes Calificados de la Ciudad de Marshall, Texas:

 

MIENTRAS QUE, una Elección General fue ordenada para el 7 de  Mayo del 2016 por la Comisión de la Ciudad el día 28 de Enero del 2016, para elegir a Comisionados para los Distritos 5, 6, y 7; ahora, por lo tanto

 

SEA  ESTO RESUELTO POR LA COMISION DE LA CIUDAD DE MARSHALL:

 

            Que las siguientes personas nombradas por la presente son designadas como oficiales de la elección para las elecciones Generalas el día 7 Mayo del 2016 para elegir Comisionados  de los Distritos 5, 6, y 7:

 El DISTRITO NO.               VOTAR                                 OFICIALES  DE ELECCION

5, 6 y 7                                    Marshall High School             Lenora Trachier          

                                                                                                Juez que Preside

                                                                                               

Edwin Lee

                                                                                                Juez Alterno   

                                                                                               

Joe Black, Sr.

                                                                                                Secretaria de Elección

                                                                                               

Tom Coker

                                                                                                Secretario de Elección

                                                                                               

Linda Coker

                                                                                                Secretaria de Elección

                                                                                               

                                                                       

 Que Donald Robinette es nombrado Juez Presidiendo la Junta de votación  temprana con William Halliday y Byron Eugene sirviendo como miembros.

 

También William Halliday servirá como Juez Presidiendo el conteo en la Estación Central y Byron Eugene y Donald Robinette servirá como miembros.

 

 

 

PASADO, APROBADO, Y ADOPTADO El DIA ___ DE ________ DEL 2016.

 

SI:                  

No:                 

ABSTENIDO:                       

                                                                                                                                               

El PRESIDENTE DE LA COMISION DE LA CIUDAD DE MARSHALL, TEXAS

ATESTIGUA:

 

                                                           

SECRETARIA TEMPORAL DE LA CIUDAD

 

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APPOINTMENT OF ELECTION OFFICERS

 

                                                                         

RESOLUTION

 

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS ANNOUNCING THE APPOINTMENT OF ELECTION OFFICERS FOR THE MAY 7, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION.

 

 

To the Resident Qualified Voters of the City of Marshall, Texas:

 

WHEREAS,  a General Election was ordered to be held on May 7, 2016 by the City Commission on the 28th day of January 2016, to elect Commissioners for Districts 5,6, and 7; now, therefore,

 

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS:

 

 

That the following named persons are hereby appointed as election officers for the May 7th, 2016 General Election to elect Commissioners from Districts 5, 6, and 7:

 

DISTRICT NO.        VOTING PLACE                             ELECTION OFFICERS

 

5, 6, and 7                   Marshall High School                         Lenora Trachier

                                                                                                Presiding Judge

 

                                                                                                Edwin Lee      

                                                                                                Alternate Judge

 

                                                                                                Joe Black, Sr.  

                                                                                                Election Clerk

 

                                                                                                Tom Coker        

                                                                                                Election Clerk

 

                                                                                                Linda_Coker      

                                                                                                Election Clerk

 

 

 

That Donald Robinette is hereby appointed Presiding Judge of the Early Voting Ballot Board with William Halliday and Byron Eugene serving as members.

 

That William Halliday will serve as Presiding Judge of the Central Counting Station and Byron Eugene and Donald Robinette will serve as members.

 

 

 

 

            PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED THIS ____ DAY OF _______, 2016.

 

 

AYES:  _______________

 

NOES: _______________

 

ABSTAIN: ____________

 

 

 

                                                                        _____________________________________

                                                                        CHAIRMAN OF THE CITY COMMISSION

                                                                        OF THE CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

 

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

______________________________________

ACTING CITY SECRETARY

                                                                       

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LA CUESTIÓN DE LA REAUTORIZACIÓN DE LAS VENTAS LOCALES Y USO DE IMPUESTOS

 

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ORDENANZA



UNA ORDENANZA para aceptar  peticion y apoyar eleccion de opcion local de alcohol para legalizar venta de bebidas alcolicas; ordenando una eleccion de opcion local que se llevara acabo Mayo 7, 2016 en referencia a la legalizacion de LA VENTA LEGAL DE TODAS BEBIDAS ALCHóLICAS PARA CONSUMO SOLAMENTE FUERA DEL ESTABLECIMIENTO; a condicion de que dicha eleccion se realizara de la misma manera que la eleccion general de la ciudad y en acuerdo con el contrato aprovado con las officinas de Eleccion del Condado de harrison; y proporcionar una fecha efectiva.



CONSIDERANDO, que el 8 de Septiembre del 2015, en acuerdo con la Sección 501.023(a) del Código Electoral de Texas, la Secretaria de la Ciudad recibió la aplicación para una petición de 10 o más votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Marshall y prueba de publicación en el periódico de la Ciudad de Marshall perteneciente a una opción de  circulación local pidiendo que se legalicé “la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas

para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento” en la Ciudad de Marshall; y

 

CONSIDERANDO que, con arreglo Texas Ley la elección de opción Local de aprobarse permitirá la venta de alcohol para el consumo fuera de las instalaciones dentro de todas las áreas de los límites de la ciudad, incluyendo las áreas de la ciudad fueron anexados después 1965; y

 

CONSIDERANDO que, conforme a la elección de Texas Código capítulo 501, el fracaso de esta proposición no desautorizar o modificar de cualquier manera las áreas dentro de la ciudad que actualmente están autorizadas a permitir la venta legal de alcohol: y

 

CONSIDERANDO  que, en acuerdo con la Sección 501.026 del Código Electoral de Texas , la Secretaria de la Ciudad revisó la solicitud, la declaración jurada de la publicación, y la petición de propuesta, y llegó a la conclusión de que cumple con los requisitos de la ley estatal , y

CONSIDERANDO que , el 28 de Septiembre de 2015, en acuerdo con la Sección 501.030 del Código Electoral de Texas , la Secretaria de la Ciudad emitió a los solicitantes una petición para legalizar "la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas

para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento” y


CONSIDERANDO que, en acuerdo con la Sección 501.023 (b) del Código Electoral de Texas, la Secretaría de la Ciudad notificó a la Secretaría de Estado y la Comisión de Bebidas Alcohólicas de Texas que la petición se había emitido para legalizar " la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento ",  y


CONSIDERANDO que , el 25 de Noviembre de 2015, en acuerdo con la Sección 501.032 del Código Electoral de Texas , la Secretaria de la Ciudad recibió una petición firmada por los solicitantes , y

CONSIDERANDO que , de acuerdo  con la Sección 501.031 del Código Electoral de Texas , la Secretaria de la Ciudad verificó que la petición fue firmada por al menos 1,531 firmantes que son los votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Marshall ( lo que equivale  por lo menos 35 por ciento de los votantes registrados en la Ciudad de Marshall que votaron en la última elección de gubernatura para una elección en cualquier otro asunto de balota ) y , por lo tanto , es suficiente para requerir el ordenamiento de una elección de opción local para legalizar " la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento " , y

CONSIDERANDO , el 7 de Mayo de 2016, es la próxima fecha uniforme de elecciones ;

AHORA POR TANTO SEA ORDENADO POR LA COMISIÓN DE LA CIUDAD DE MARSHALL , TEXAS, QUE:

Sección1: Recitales Incorporados.

La referencia anteriormente de recitales considerados se incorpora aquí como si se hubiese expuesto en su totalidad a todos los efectos.


Sección 2. Aceptación de Petición.

De acuerdo con el Código Electoral de Texas, la Comisión de la Ciudad por este medio acepta la petición presentada por la Secretaria de la Ciudad, y determina que es suficiente para requerir el ordenamiento de una elección de opción local para legalizar "la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento”

 

Sección 3. Entrada en minutos.

De acuerdo con la Sección 501.033 del Código Electoral de Texas, la Comisión de la Ciudad dirige a  la Secretaría d la Ciudad para entrar en su acta la fecha de presentación de la petición ante la Comisión de la Ciudad,  los nombres de los firmantes (Como figura en la solicitud, que se adjunta como anexo al acta), y la determinación de los Comisionados de la Ciudad que la petición es suficiente.

Sección 4. Orden de una elección de opción local

La Comisión de la Ciudad ordena que una opción de elección local se llevara  a cabo sobre el tema que figura en la solicitud, esto es: para legalizar " la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento " en la Ciudad de Marshall (“elección de opción local " ). La elección de opción local se llevara a cabo  por medio de la Ciudad de Marshall en los lugares de votación y los distritos electorales dentro de los límites corporativos de la Ciudad, en la fecha de 7 de mayo de 2016. Esta elección de opción local será administrado por la Ciudad por el Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison, según el acuerdo entre el la ciudad y dicho administrador. Todos los votos en esta elección especial se llevarán a cabo de la misma manera y tiempo, que las elecciones generales de la Ciudad. En la elección de opción local, los votantes calificados de la Ciudad decidirán si se  debe o no legalizar "la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento” en la Ciudad de Marshall.
 

Sección 5. Certificación de los resultados

A más tardar el tercer día después de que el resultado de la elección de opción local ha sido declarado , la Secretaria de la Ciudad certificará el resultado a la Secretaría de Estado y la Comisión de Bebidas Alcohólicas de Texas .

Sección 6. Emisión para que aparezca en la  balota de la Opción Electoral Local

 

La votación para la elección de opción local se permita votar a favor o en contra del problema siguiente por el votante que indica "A FAVOR" o "EN CONTRA ":

 

 
 


 


Sección 7. Centros de Votación , Recinto, y la Votación Temprana

Los lugares de votación , precintos electorales participantes, y los procedimientos de votación anticipada serán determinados por el Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison y la Secretaría de la Ciudad , en acuerdo con la elección acordada,  el Código Electoral de Texas , y la Constitución de Texas . A menos y hasta que se hagan los arreglos alternativos y se haga una noticia pública, las siguientes provisiones deberán ser aplicadas a la Opción Local Electora.:


( a) A los efectos de dicha elección de opción local, toda la ciudad de Marshall Se constituye como una (1 ) distrito electoral , las elecciones se llevarán a cabo en la ciudad de Marshall en Marshall High School, 1900 Maverick Drive, entre las horas 7:00 am y 7:00 pm


(b) Que el Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison es nombrado como el Oficial de Votación Anticipada y llevará a cabo y supervisara las elecciones, según el acuerdo entre la Ciudad de Marshall y  el administrador. El Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison será designado o autorizado a delegar las posiciones del Conteo Central en la estación del administrador, Supervisor de Tabulación, y el Supervisor de la Tabulación conforme a la disposición en el Código Electoral de Texas, Capítulo 31.094 y 31.095. Los servicios electorales incluyen la realización y supervisión de las elecciones de la ciudad el 7 de mayo del  2016 y la votación temprana. La votación anticipada se llevará a cabo en la oficina del Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison, 415 E. Burleson St. Empezaran el  25 de abril 2016 al 29 de abril 2016, de 8:00 am hasta las 5:00 pm, y el 2 de mayo de 2016 y el 03 de mayo, 2016 de 7:00 am-7:00 pm. El último día para la votación anticipada deberá ser el 3 mayo de 2016. La votación temprana y la votación de 7 de mayo 2016, la votación debe ser en papel ya través de un DAU (Unidad de Acceso para discapacitados). Aplicaciones para una boleta de votación anticipada para ser votado por correo deben ser presentadas por el cierre de las operaciones en la oficina del Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison el 26 de abril de 2016. Las solicitudes de boletas de votación anticipada por correo deberán enviarse a Mike McMurry, Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison , P.O Box  8409 , Marshall , Texas 75671 .

 

 

Sección 8. La notificación de la elección de opción local sobre la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento.

 La notificación de la elección, incluyendo una traducción en español del mismo, se publicará al menos una vez en un periódico de circulación general no antes de los 30 días y a más tardar el décimo día anterior a la fecha de la elección y también se publicará en el boletín de la Ciudad De Marshall no menos de  21 días antes de la fecha de la Elección.

Sección 9. Fecha Efectiva

Esta ordenanza entrará en vigencia inmediatamente después del pasaje.


                        PASADO, APROBADO Y ADOPTADO este 14th día de enero de 2016.
                       

A Favor:
            En Contra:
            Abstenciones:

 

 

 


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PRESIDENTE DE LA COMISIÓN DE LA CIUDAD DE
LA CIUDAD DE MARSHALL, TEXAS


 

DOY FE:

 


________________________________________
Secretaria temporal de la Ciudad


 

APROBADA EN FORMA:
 

 

 

________________________________________
Todd Fitts, Abogado de la Ciudad

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QUESTION OF THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX

 

 

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ORDINANCE

 

ORDER AND NOTICE OF CITY SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD IN THE CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS TO SUBMIT TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE CITY A PROPOSITION ON THE QUESTION OF THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE LOCAL SALES AND USE TAX IN THE CITY OF MARSHALL AT THE RATE OF ONE-EIGHTH OF ONE PERCENT TO CONTINUE PROVIDING REVENUE FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR OF MUNICIPAL STREETS; MAKING PROVISIONS FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE ELECTION AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO.

 

 

            WHEREAS, in 2012, pursuant to Chapter 327 of the Texas Tax Code, the voters of the City of Marshall approved an local sales tax rate of one-eighth of one-percent for street maintenance and repair; and

 

            WHEREAS, Section 327.007 of the Texas Tax Code requires that such tax be reauthorized by the voters every four (4) years; and,

 

            WHEREAS, the City Commission deems it in the best interest of the City to call a special election for the voters to consider a proposition relating to the reauthorization of one-eighth of one percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of the municipal streets; and,

 

            WHEREAS, the special election is to be submitted to the qualified voters of the City at a special election to be held in the City in conjunction with the City’s other elections on Saturday, May 7, 2016 and the City will establish the voting procedures and places by Ordinance as is required by the Texas Election Code; and,

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the requirements of the Texas Tax Code, the combined rate of all local sales and use taxes imposed by the City and other political subdivisions having territory in the City will not exceed two (2) percent; and

 

            WHEREAS, the City Commission finds that the special election proposition shall be to reauthorize a one-eighth of one percent sales and use tax for street maintenance for the four year period beginning on January 1, 2017;

           

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MARSHALL, MARSHALL, TEXAS:

           

Section 1.        That the findings set out in the preamble to this ordinance are hereby in all things approved.

           

Section 2.        A special election is hereby ordered and scheduled to be held concurrent with the general City election on May 7th, 2016, to determine whether the ballot proposition appearing in Section 3 hereof shall be approved by a majority of the votes cast in such election in which all qualified electors residing in the City shall participate. The referendum election shall be held and conducted in the manner prescribed by state law for all elections. The places for voting in such referendum election shall be such locations as shall otherwise be established for the general election to elect City Commissioners on May 7th, 2016. All duly qualified electors of the City of Marshall shall be entitled to participate in said election.

 

Section 3.        There shall be submitted at said special election a proposition to reauthorize the use of one-eighth (1/8) of one percent of the sales and use tax for the maintenance and repair of municipal streets.    

 

Section 4.        The proposed proposition shall be submitted to the qualified voters at the regular election on May 7th, 2016 on the ballot and in the form of the following proposition. 

 

Proposition No. 2: The reauthorization of the local sales and use tax in the City of Marshall at the rate of one-eighth (1/8th) of one (1) percent to continue providing revenue for maintenance and repair of municipal streets. The tax expires on the fourth anniversary of the date of this election unless the imposition of the tax is reauthorized.

           

____________ YES — For the proposition.

____________ NO — Against the proposition. 

 

 

Section 5.        That said election shall be held within the City of Marshall at the Marshall High School, 1900 Maverick Drive.

           

Section 6.        That said election shall be held in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas and all duly qualified resident voters of the City of Marshall, Texas shall be qualified to vote.

           

            Section 7.        The Harrison County Election Administrator will conduct and supervise the election according to the agreement between the City of Marshall and the said administrator.  All voting on this Special Election shall be conducted in the same manner and times as the City’s general election.   

           

Section 8.        A copy of this Ordinance signed by the Chairman of the City Commission and attested by the City Secretary shall serve as proper notice of said election.  The City Secretary is authorized and directed to post a properly executed copy of said Notice of Election at City Hall and at the place where the election is to be held not less than 20 days prior to the date fixed for holding said election.

 

            Section 9.        That this ordinance shall be effective from and after its date of passage.

 

           

PASSED, AND APPROVED this _____ day of January 2016.

            AYES: _______

            NOES: _______

            ABSTAINED:  _______

           

 

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this _____ day of February 2016.

            AYES: _______

            NOES: _______

            ABSTAINED:  _______

                                                           

 

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                                                            CHAIRMAN OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF

                                                            THE CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

 

________________________________________

ACTING CITY SECRETARY

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

________________________________________

Todd Fitts, City Attorney

 

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PRESS RELEASE - Second Saturday vendor guidelines

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              For More Information Contact:

February 9th, 2016                                                             Sarah O’Brien 903-702-7777

                                                                                        

“Marshall Main Street Board approves Second Saturday vendor guidelines...”

 

The City of Marshall Main Street Advisory Board is excited to unveil plans for the 2016 Second Saturday vendor season. The event will make its 2016 debut on March 12th and will run monthly through November. Second Saturday’s signature event the annual Backroads Bunch of East Texas’ cruise night will return, along with great live entertainment presented by Marshall, Texas the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie on Telegraph Stage. “The Main Street program wanted to focus its efforts on improving the quality of vendors for the 2016 season,” said Sarah O’Brien, Tourism, Promotions & Main Street Director for the City of Marshall.  The Main Street Advisory Board approved new vendor rules and regulations at its monthly board meeting on February 9th.

The new guidelines are designed to attract quality vendors, that don’t compete with our existing downtown merchants. “Our long term goal is to attract the type of vendors that can be nurtured into Brick and Mortar retailers, like the Funky Junkers, who now call Blissmoor Valley Ranch Company Store home.” said O’Brien. Downtown Marshall is home to a variety of fantastic restaurants, but the Main Street Advisory Board is looking to expand our retail base and hopes Second Saturday can be the stepping stone to do so. “Main Street Marshall is focused on improving the business mix downtown, with the pending opening of the General Store, and renovations to the Paramount Theater underway, we have a lot going on downtown right now. We really want to keep the momentum going and try to attract additional retailers,” said O’Brien.

Anyone wishing to participate as a vendor in Marshall Main Street’s Second Saturday event must register through the Main Street Office. There is a $15 annual application fee but no monthly participation fee. The Main Street office will select vendors that complement the existing downtown businesses and don’t compete with our existing restaurants. Non-profits are allowed to set up and sell food once per year. Vendor placement will be coordinated through the Main Street Office with the help up volunteers. Priority placement will be given to merchant recommendations.
            Marshall Main Street will also be working to attract more patrons downtown during the Second Saturday vendor event. “We have placed an ad with the Texas Forest Trail Region and will be doing some social media advertising as well,” said O’Brien. Vendors will be located along N. Washington Avenue from 9 am. to 3 p.m. “The structure that these new guidelines place on the event will allow us to better market the event and attract more residents and guest from our region to enjoy the various arts, crafts, and handmade goods that will be available during Second Saturday,” said O’Brien. Mark your calendars to come enjoy downtown the Second Saturday of every month.

To sign up as a Second Saturday vendor you can download the application online at www.visitmarshalltexas.org or you can contact Tourism, Promotions & Main Street Director, Sarah O’Brien at 903-702-7777 or email her at obrien.sarah@marshalltexas.net.  

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The City of Marshall Main Street Advisory Board is excited to unveil plans for the 2016 Second Saturday vendor season. The event will make its 2016 debut on March 12th and will run monthly through November. Second Saturday’s signature event the annual Backroads Bunch of East Texas’ cruise night will return, along with great live entertainment presented by Marshall, Texas the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie on Telegraph Stage. “The Main Street program wanted to focus its efforts on improving the quality of vendors for the 2016 season,” said Sarah O’Brien, Tourism, Promotions & Main Street Director for the City of Marshall.  The Main Street Advisory Board approved new vendor rules and regulations at its monthly board meeting on February 9th.

The new guidelines are designed to attract quality vendors, that don’t compete with our existing downtown merchants. “Our long term goal is to attract the type of vendors that can be nurtured into Brick and Mortar retailers, like the Funky Junkers, who now call Blissmoor Valley Ranch Company Store home.” said O’Brien. Downtown Marshall is home to a variety of fantastic restaurants, but the Main Street Advisory Board is looking to expand our retail base and hopes Second Saturday can be the stepping stone to do so. “Main Street Marshall is focused on improving the business mix downtown, with the pending opening of the General Store, and renovations to the Paramount Theater underway, we have a lot going on downtown right now. We really want to keep the momentum going and try to attract additional retailers,” said O’Brien.

Anyone wishing to participate as a vendor in Marshall Main Street’s Second Saturday event must register through the Main Street Office. There is a $15 annual application fee but no monthly participation fee. The Main Street office will select vendors that complement the existing downtown businesses and don’t compete with our existing restaurants. Non-profits are allowed to set up and sell food once per year. Vendor placement will be coordinated through the Main Street Office with the help up volunteers. Priority placement will be given to merchant recommendations.
            Marshall Main Street will also be working to attract more patrons downtown during the Second Saturday vendor event. “We have placed an ad with the Texas Forest Trail Region and will be doing some social media advertising as well,” said O’Brien. Vendors will be located along N. Washington Avenue from 9 am. to 3 p.m. “The structure that these new guidelines place on the event will allow us to better market the event and attract more residents and guest from our region to enjoy the various arts, crafts, and handmade goods that will be available during Second Saturday,” said O’Brien. Mark your calendars to come enjoy downtown the Second Saturday of every month.

To sign up as a Second Saturday vendor you can download the application online at www.visitmarshalltexas.org or you can contact Tourism, Promotions & Main Street Director, Sarah O’Brien at 903-702-7777 or email her at obrien.sarah@marshalltexas.net.  

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RESOLUCION AVISO Y ORDEN DE ELECCION DE LA CIUDAD

 

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RESOLUCION

 AVISO Y ORDEN DE ELECCION DE LA CIUDAD

 

ESTADO DE TEXAS

CONDADO DE HARRISON

CIUDAD DE  MARSHALL

 

A los votantes registrados de la Ciudad de Marshall, Texas:

 

Tome en cuenta que la elección  se llevara acabo en el Día 7 de Mayo, 2016, en la Ciudad de Marshall, Condado Harrison, Texas, en el lugar que  se expuso en la resolución de la elección por  la comisión de la ciudad el día 28 de Enero, que es lo siguiente:

Llamada de resolución para elegir a Miembros de la Comisión  de la ciudad de los distritos cinco, seis, y siete.

MIENTRAS QUE, la elección de los oficiales de la ciudad es de ser aguantada el primero  sábado de Mayo, ahora, por lo tanto,

QUE SEA RESUELTO POR LA COMISION DE LA CIUDAD DE MARSHALL:

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Que la elección se llevara acabo por la Ciudad de Marshall, Texas, en el día 7 de Mayo, 2016, por cual la elección de candidatos para las oficinas de Comisionado Distrito 5; Comisionado Distrito 6; y Comisionado Distrito 7; deben ser sometidos a los residentes calificados a votar  de dicha ciudad y  también,

2

Que la fecha límite para que los candidatos sometan su aplicación del lugar de su elección es Febrero 19, 2016,

3

Que dicha elección se llevara acabo en la Ciudad de Marshall en Marshall High School, 1900 Maverick Drive,

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Y  la manera donde de llevara acabo la elección debe ser gobernada lo mas cerca posible de la Elección General de Leyes del Estado de Texas y solamente residentes calificados de dicha ciudad se les debe dejar votar en la elección.

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Que las votaciones de la elección mencionada deben estar de acuerdo a los requerimientos del Código del es Estado de Texas, y

                                                                 

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Que el Administrador de la  Elección del Condado de Harrison sea nombrado Encargado de la votación temprana y llevara acabo y supervisara la elección de acuerdo al acuerdo entre la Ciudad de Marshall y dicho administrador.  El Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison será designado o autorizado a delegar los cargos de Gerente de la estación central de conteo, Supervisor de Tabulación, y Asistente de Supervisor de Tabulación de lo dispuesto en el Código Electoral de Texas, Capítulo 31,094 y 31,095.    El servicio de elección incluirá conducir y supervisor la Elección de la Ciudad en  Mayo 7, 2016 y la votación temprana. La votación temprana se llevara acabo en la  oficina del Administrador de Elecciones del condado de Harrison, 415 E. Burleson St. empezando Abril 25, 2016 hasta Abril 29, 2016 de 8:00am a 5:00pm, y Mayo 2, 2016  y Mayo 3, 2016 de 7:00am a 7:00pm. El Día ultimo para votar será Mayo 3, 2016. La votación y votación temprana Mayo 7, 2016 deben de ser por boleta de papel y por DAU (Acceso de Unidad Deshabilitada).  El último día para recibir una solicitud por correo de una boleta que será votado es el 26 de Abril del 2016.  Deben ser enviadas a Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison, P.O Box 8409, Marshall, Texas 75671.

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UNA copia de esta Resolución firmó  el Presidente de la Comisión de la Ciudad y atestiguó por el Secretario de la Ciudad servirá como nota apropiada de  dicha elección. El Secretario de la Ciudad es autorizado y es dirigido a anunciar una copia apropiadamente ejecutada de dicha Nota de Elección en el ayuntamiento  y en el lugar donde la elección se llevara acabo  que no sea menos de 20 días antes de la fecha fija para dicha  elección. El Secretario también se encargara de publicarla al periódico para circulación general dentro de la ciudad, el día de la publicaron no debe de ser mas de 30 días o menos de 10 días de las fechas dichas para la elección.

PASADO, APROBADO, Y ADOPTADO este                      de,                               2016.

SIS: _

No: _

ABSTENIDO: _

                                                                                                                                               

El PRESIDENTE DE LA COMISION de la CIUDAD DE MARSHALL, TEXAS

ATESTIGUA:

                                               

SECRETARIO TEMPORAL DE LA CIUDAD

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Resolution ORDER and Notice of City Election

 

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RESOLUTION

ORDER AND NOTICE OF CITY ELECTION

 

STATE OF TEXAS

COUNTY OF HARRISON

CITY OF MARSHALL

 

To the Resident Qualified Voters of the City of Marshall, Texas:

            Take notice that an election will be held on the 7th day of May, 2016, in the City of Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, at the place and in the manner set forth in the election resolution adopted by the City Commission on the 28th day of January, which is as follows:

            Resolution calling an election to elect City Commissioners from districts five, six, and seven.

            WHEREAS, the election of the city officers is to be held on the first Saturday in May, now, therefore,

            BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MARSHALL:

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            That an election be held in said City of Marshall, Texas, on the 7th day of May, 2016, at which election candidates for the offices of Commissioner District 5; Commissioner District 6; and Commissioner District 7 shall be submitted to the resident qualified voters of said City for their action thereon,

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            That the deadline for candidates to file an application for place on the election ballot is February 19, 2016,

3

            That said election shall be held within the City of Marshall at Marshall High School, 1900 Maverick Drive,

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            That the manner of holding said election shall be governed as near as may be possible to the General Election Laws of the State of Texas and none but resident qualified voters of said City shall be allowed to vote at said election,

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            That the ballots of said election shall conform to the requirements of the Election Code of the State of Texas, and

 

 

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            That the Harrison County Election Administrator is named the Early Voting Clerk and will conduct and supervise the election according to the agreement between the City of Marshall and said administrator.  The Harrison County Election Administrator shall be appointed to or allowed to delegate the positions of Central Counting Station Manager, Tabulation Supervisor, and Assistant Tabulation Supervisor as provided for in the Texas Election Code, Chapter 31.094 and 31.095.  The election services include conducting and supervising the City Election on May 7, 2016 and the early voting.  Early voting shall be conducted at the office of the Harrison County Elections Administrator, 415 E. Burleson St. beginning April 25, 2016 through April 29, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and May 2, 2016 and May 3, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The final day for early voting shall be May 3, 2016.  Early voting and voting on May 7, 2016 shall be by paper ballot and through a DAU (Disabled Access Unit).  The last day to receive an application by mail for a ballot to be voted by mail is April 26, 2016.  Applications for early voting ballots by mail shall be mailed to Harrison County Election Administrator, P.O. Box 8409, Marshall, Texas 75671.

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                        A copy of this Resolution signed by the Chairman of the City Commission and attested by the City Secretary shall serve as proper notice of said election.  The City Secretary is authorized and directed to post a properly executed copy of said Notice of Election at City Hall and at the place where the election is to be held not less than 20 days prior to the date fixed for holding said election.  The Secretary shall also cause said Notice of Election to be published once in a newspaper of general circulation published within the said City, the date of publication to be not more than 30 days nor less than 10 days prior to the date set for said election.

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this          day of                  2016.

            AYES:      

            NOES:

            ABSTAINED:

 

                                                                                                                                               

                                                            CHAIRMAN OF THE CITY COMMISSION

OF THE CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

ATTEST:

 

 

                                               

ACTING CITY SECRETARY

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ORDENANZA



UNA ORDENANZA para aceptar  peticion y apoyar eleccion de opcion local de alcohol para legalizar venta de bebidas alcolicas; ordenando una eleccion de opcion local que se llevara acabo Mayo 7, 2016 en referencia a la legalizacion de LA VENTA LEGAL DE TODAS BEBIDAS ALCHóLICAS PARA CONSUMOSOLAMENTE FUERA DEL ESTABLECIMIENTO; a condicion de que dicha eleccion se realizara de la misma manera que la eleccion general de la ciudad y en acuerdo con el contrato aprovado con las officinas de Eleccion del Condado de harrison; y proporcionar una fecha efectiva.



CONSIDERANDO, que el 8 de Septiembre del 2015, en acuerdo con la Sección 501.023(a) del Código Electoral de Texas, la Secretaria de la Ciudad recibió la aplicación para una petición de 10 o más votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Marshall y prueba de publicación en el periódico de la Ciudad de Marshall perteneciente a una opción de  circulación local pidiendo que se legalicé “la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas

para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento” en la Ciudad de Marshall; y

 

CONSIDERANDO que, con arreglo Texas Ley la elección de opción Local de aprobarse permitirá la venta de alcohol para el consumo fuera de las instalaciones dentro de todas las áreas de los límites de la ciudad, incluyendo las áreas de la ciudad fueron anexados después 1965; y

 

CONSIDERANDO que, conforme a la elección de Texas Código capítulo 501, el fracaso de esta proposición no desautorizar o modificar de cualquier manera las áreas dentro de la ciudad que actualmente están autorizadas a permitir la venta legal de alcohol: y

 

CONSIDERANDO  que, en acuerdo con la Sección 501.026 del Código Electoral de Texas , la Secretaria de la Ciudad revisó la solicitud, la declaración jurada de la publicación, y la petición de propuesta, y llegó a la conclusión de que cumple con los requisitos de la ley estatal , y

CONSIDERANDO que , el 28 de Septiembre de 2015, en acuerdo con la Sección 501.030 del Código Electoral de Texas , la Secretaria de la Ciudad emitió a los solicitantes una petición para legalizar "la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas

para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento” y


CONSIDERANDO que, en acuerdo con la Sección 501.023 (b) del Código Electoral de Texas, la Secretaría de la Ciudad notificó a la Secretaría de Estado y la Comisión de Bebidas Alcohólicas de Texas que la petición se había emitido para legalizar " la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento ",  y


CONSIDERANDO que , el 25 de Noviembre de 2015, en acuerdo con la Sección 501.032 del Código Electoral de Texas , la Secretaria de la Ciudad recibió una petición firmada por los solicitantes , y

CONSIDERANDO que , de acuerdo  con la Sección 501.031 del Código Electoral de Texas , la Secretaria de la Ciudad verificó que la petición fue firmada por al menos 1,531 firmantes que son los votantes calificados de la Ciudad de Marshall ( lo que equivale  por lo menos 35 por ciento de los votantes registrados en la Ciudad de Marshall que votaron en la última elección de gubernatura para una elección en cualquier otro asunto de balota ) y , por lo tanto , es suficiente para requerir el ordenamiento de una elección de opción local para legalizar " la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento " , y

CONSIDERANDO , el 7 de Mayo de 2016, es la próxima fecha uniforme de elecciones ;

AHORA POR TANTO SEA ORDENADO POR LA COMISIÓN DE LA CIUDAD DE MARSHALL , TEXAS, QUE:

Sección1: Recitales Incorporados.

La referencia anteriormente de recitales considerados se incorpora aquí como si se hubiese expuesto en su totalidad a todos los efectos.


Sección 2. Aceptación de Petición.

De acuerdo con el Código Electoral de Texas, la Comisión de la Ciudad por este medio acepta la petición presentada por la Secretaria de la Ciudad, y determina que es suficiente para requerir el ordenamiento de una elección de opción local para legalizar "la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento”

 

Sección 3. Entrada en minutos.

De acuerdo con la Sección 501.033 del Código Electoral de Texas, la Comisión de la Ciudad dirige a  la Secretaría d la Ciudad para entrar en su acta la fecha de presentación de la petición ante la Comisión de la Ciudad,  los nombres de los firmantes (Como figura en la solicitud, que se adjunta como anexo al acta), y la determinación de los Comisionados de la Ciudad que la petición es suficiente.

Sección 4. Orden de una elección de opción local

La Comisión de la Ciudad ordena que una opción de elección local se llevara  a cabo sobre el tema que figura en la solicitud, esto es: para legalizar " la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento " en la Ciudad de Marshall (“elección de opción local " ). La elección de opción local se llevara a cabo  por medio de la Ciudad de Marshall en los lugares de votación y los distritos electorales dentro de los límites corporativos de la Ciudad, en la fecha de 7 de mayo de 2016. Esta elección de opción local será administrado por la Ciudad por el Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison, según el acuerdo entre el la ciudad y dicho administrador. Todos los votos en esta elección especial se llevarán a cabo de la misma manera y tiempo, que las elecciones generales de la Ciudad. En la elección de opción local, los votantes calificados de la Ciudad decidirán si se  debe o no legalizar "la venta legal de todas bebidas alcohólicas para consumo solamente fuera del establecimiento” en la Ciudad de Marshall.
 

Sección 5. Certificación de los resultados

A más tardar el tercer día después de que el resultado de la elección de opción local ha sido declarado , la Secretaria de la Ciudad certificará el resultado a la Secretaría de Estado y la Comisión de Bebidas Alcohólicas de Texas .

Sección 6. Emisión para que aparezca en la  balota de la Opción Electoral Local

 

La votación para la elección de opción local se permita votar a favor o en contra del problema siguiente por el votante que indica "A FAVOR" o "EN CONTRA ":

 

 
 


 


Sección 7. Centros de Votación , Recinto, y la Votación Temprana

Los lugares de votación , precintos electorales participantes, y los procedimientos de votación anticipada serán determinados por el Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison y la Secretaría de la Ciudad , en acuerdo con la elección acordada,  el Código Electoral de Texas , y la Constitución de Texas . A menos y hasta que se hagan los arreglos alternativos y se haga una noticia pública, las siguientes provisiones deberán ser aplicadas a la Opción Local Electora.:


( a) A los efectos de dicha elección de opción local, toda la ciudad de Marshall Se constituye como una (1 ) distrito electoral , las elecciones se llevarán a cabo en la ciudad de Marshall en Marshall High School, 1900 Maverick Drive, entre las horas 7:00 am y 7:00 pm


(b) Que el Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison es nombrado como el Oficial de Votación Anticipada y llevará a cabo y supervisara las elecciones, según el acuerdo entre la Ciudad de Marshall y  el administrador. El Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison será designado o autorizado a delegar las posiciones del Conteo Central en la estación del administrador, Supervisor de Tabulación, y el Supervisor de la Tabulación conforme a la disposición en el Código Electoral de Texas, Capítulo 31.094 y 31.095. Los servicios electorales incluyen la realización y supervisión de las elecciones de la ciudad el 7 de mayo del  2016 y la votación temprana. La votación anticipada se llevará a cabo en la oficina del Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison, 415 E. Burleson St. Empezaran el  25 de abril 2016 al 29 de abril 2016, de 8:00 am hasta las 5:00 pm, y el 2 de mayo de 2016 y el 03 de mayo, 2016 de 7:00 am-7:00 pm. El último día para la votación anticipada deberá ser el 3 mayo de 2016. La votación temprana y la votación de 7 de mayo 2016, la votación debe ser en papel ya través de un DAU (Unidad de Acceso para discapacitados). Aplicaciones para una boleta de votación anticipada para ser votado por correo deben ser presentadas por el cierre de las operaciones en la oficina del Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison el 26 de abril de 2016. Las solicitudes de boletas de votación anticipada por correo deberán enviarse a Mike McMurry, Administrador de Elecciones del Condado de Harrison , P.O Box  8409 , Marshall , Texas 75671 .

 

 

Sección 8. La notificación de la elección de opción local sobre la venta legal de bebidas mixtas en restaurantes por medio de personas con certificado de comida y bebidas solamente.

 La notificación de la elección, incluyendo una traducción en español del mismo, se publicará al menos una vez en un periódico de circulación general no antes de los 30 días y a más tardar el décimo día anterior a la fecha de la elección y también se publicará en el boletín de la Ciudad De Marshall no menos de  21 días antes de la fecha de la Elección.

Sección 9. Fecha Efectiva

Esta ordenanza entrará en vigencia inmediatamente después del pasaje.


                        PASADO, APROBADO Y ADOPTADO este 14th día de enero de 2016.
                       

A Favor:
            En Contra:
            Abstenciones:

 

 

 


________________________________________
PRESIDENTE DE LA COMISIÓN DE LA CIUDAD DE
LA CIUDAD DE MARSHALL, TEXAS


 

DOY FE:

 


________________________________________
Secretaria temporal de la Ciudad


 

APROBADA EN FORMA:
 

 

 

________________________________________
Todd Fitts, Abogado de la Ciudad

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ORDINANCE

 

AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING A PETITION SUPPORTING A LOCAL ALCOHOL OPTION ELECTION TO LEGALIZE THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES; ORDERING A LOCAL OPTION ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MAY 7, 2016 REGARDING LEGALIZING THE LEGAL SALE OF ALL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES FOR OFF-PREMISE CONSUMPTION ONLY; PROVIDING THAT SAID ELECTION SHALL BE CONDUCTED IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE CITY’S GENERAL ELECTION AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROVED CONTRACT WITH THE HARRISON COUNTY ELECTION OFFICE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

            WHEREAS, on September 8, 2015, in accordance with Section 501.023(a) of the Texas Election Code, the City Secretary received an application for a petition from 10 or more qualified voters of the City of Marshall and proof of publication in a newspaper in the City of Marshall pertaining to the circulation of a local option election petition to legalize “the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only” in the City of Marshall; and

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with Texas law the Local Option Election if approved will allow the sale of alcohol for off-premise consumption within all areas of the city limits, including the areas of the City that were annexed after 1965; and

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with the Texas Election Code Chapter 501, the failure of this proposition will not de-authorize or otherwise change the areas within the City that are currently authorized to permit the legal sale of alcohol: and

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 501.026 of the Texas Election Code, the City Secretary reviewed the application, the affidavit of publication, and the proposed petition, and concluded that they met the requirements of state law; and

 

            WHEREAS, on September 28, 2015, in accordance with Section 501.030 of the Texas Election Code, the City Secretary issued to the applicants a petition to legalize “the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only”; and

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 501.023(b) of the Texas Election Code, the City Secretary notified the Secretary of State and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission that a petition had been issued to legalize “ the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only”; and

 

            WHEREAS, on November 25, 2015, in accordance with Section 501.032 of the Texas Election Code, the City Secretary received a signed petition from the applicants; and

 

            WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 501.031 of the Texas Election Code, the City Secretary verified that the petition was signed by at least 1,531 signers who are qualified voters of the City of Marshall (which equals at least 35 percent of the registered voters in the City of Marshall who voted in the most recent gubernatorial election for an election on any other ballot issue) and, therefore, is sufficient to require the ordering of a local option election to legalize “ the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only”; and

 

            WHEREAS, May 7, 2016, is the next uniform election date;

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS, THAT:

 

Section 1.Recitals Incorporated.

 

The above-referenced recitals are incorporated herein as if set forth in full for all purposes.

 

Section 2.Acceptance of Petition.

 

In accordance with the Texas Election Code, the City Commission hereby accepts the petition as presented by the City Secretary, and determines it is sufficient to require the ordering of a local option election to legalize “ the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only” in the City of Marshall.

 

Section 3.Entry Into Minutes.

 

In accordance with Section 501.033 of the Texas Election Code, the City Commission directs the City Secretary to enter into its minutes the date of presentation of the petition to the City Commission, the names of the signers (as contained in the petition, attached as an exhibit to the minutes), and the City Commission’s determination that the petition is sufficient.

 

Section 4.Order of a Local Option Election

 

The City Commission hereby orders that a local option election be held on the issue set out in the petition, to wit: to legalize “the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only” in the City of Marshall (“Local Option Election”). The Local Option Election is ordered to be held by the City of Marshall at the polling places and election precincts within the corporate limits of the City, on the date of May 7, 2016. This Local Option Election will be administered for the City by Harrison County Elections Administrator according to the agreement between the City and the said administrator.  All voting on this Special Election shall be conducted in the same manner and times, as the City’s general election.  At the Local Option Election, the qualified voters of the City will decide whether or not to legalize “the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only” in the City of Marshall.

 

Section 5.Certification of Result

 

Not later than the third day after the result of the Local Option Election has been declared, the City Secretary shall certify the result to the Secretary of State and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

 

Section 6.Issue to Appear on Local Option Election Ballot

 

The ballot for the Local Option Election shall permit voting for or against the following issue by the voter indicating “FOR” or “AGAINST”:

 

 

The legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only

 

 

 

 

 


 

Section 7.Polling Places, Precincts, and Early Voting

 

Polling places, participating election precincts, and early voting procedures shall be determined by the Harrison County Election Administrator and the City Secretary, in accordance with the election agreement, Texas Election Code, and Texas Constitution. Unless and until alternative arrangements are made and public notice provided, the following provisions shall apply to the Local Option Election:    

(a)For the purpose of said Local Option Election, the entire City of Marshall is hereby constituted as one (1) voting precinct, such election shall be held within the City of Marshall at Marshall High School, 1900 Maverick Drive, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

(b)That the Harrison County Election Administrator is named the Early Voting Clerk and will conduct and supervise the election according to the agreement between the City of Marshall and said administrator.  The Harrison County Election Administrator shall be appointed to or allowed to delegate the positions of Central Counting Station Manager, Tabulation Supervisor, and Assistant Tabulation Supervisor as provided for in the Texas Election Code, Chapter 31.094 and 31.095.  The election services include conducting and supervising the City Election on May 7, 2016 and the early voting.  Early voting shall be conducted at the office of the Harrison County Elections Administrator, 415 E. Burleson St. beginning April 25, 2016 through April 29, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and May 2, 2016 and May 3, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The final day for early voting shall be May 3, 2016.  Early voting and voting on May 7, 2016 shall be by paper ballot and through a DAU (Disabled Access Unit).  Applications for an early voting ballot to be voted by mail must be submitted by the close of business in the office of the Harrison County Election Administrator on April 26, 2016.  Applications for early voting ballots by mail shall be mailed to Mike McMurry, Harrison County Election Administrator, P.O. Box 8409, Marshall, Texas 75671.

Section 8.Notice of the Local Option Election on the legal sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only

 

Notice of the election, including a Spanish translation thereof, will be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation not earlier than the 30th day and not later than the 10th day before the date of the Election and will also be posted on the bulletin board at City Hall not less than 21days prior to the date of the Election.

 

Section 9.Effective Date

 

This ordinance shall be effective immediately upon passage.

 

 

            PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 14th day of January 2016.

            AYES:

            NOES:

            ABSTAINED: 

                                                            ________________________________________

                                                            CHAIRMAN OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF

                                                            THE CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

ATTEST:

 

 

 

________________________________________

ACTING CITY SECRETARY

 

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

________________________________________

Todd Fitts, City Attorney

 

 

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RFP Compenstation Study

 

REQUEST

FOR

PROPOSAL

 

 

COMPENSATION, CLASSIFICATION AND BENEFITS

STUDY SERVICES

 

2016

 

 

 

The City of Marshall is soliciting proposals for the herein described services and/or commodities for the purpose defined in this document.  By responding to this request, the offeror agrees to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this document in the event that the response is selected for contract award.

 

 

COMPENSATION, CLASSIFICATION AND BENEFITS STUDY

 

 

 

PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION

 

The City of Marshall, Texas (population 24,751) is requesting that a qualified firm conduct a comprehensive job classification, compensation, and benefit study service.

Marshall is a home-rule municipality that functions under a council/manager form of government.  The City’s fiscal year begins January 1 and has adopted a 2016 operating budget of $27,950,655. 

 

The City is currently authorized for two hundred thirty-seven (237) regular full-time employees occupying approximately 85 positions.  All employees, excluding sworn Police and Fire personnel, are classified as Non-Civil Service.

 

 

PART II: PURPOSE OF RFP

 

The City wants to offer a cost effective, competitive pay structure. To attain this goal, we welcome recommendations for pay structures which are based upon proven success. The study must measure and provide analysis on (a) base salary, (b) pay/step plans, (c) employer-provided medical benefits packages and (d) any other incentive-based compensation options.

 

To ensure study validity and applicability, the City requests compensation analysis using similar-sized local municipalities for comparison. To ensure the local labor competitive market is considered, we request that the Consultant recommend comparator cities for consideration.

 

The following components need to be addressed:

 

  1. Provide salary comparison for approximately 85 full-time positions.  An alternate proposal reducing or consolidating the number of positions to be evaluated may also be submitted for consideration.

2.         Compare current salary ranges with comparator jobs performing the same or similar functions.

3.         Compare actual employee salaries with comparator cities performing the same or similar functions (Management positions that are not part of the salary schedule).

4.         Compare pay/step plans/special assignment/certification and/or other additional pay with comparator cities performing the same or similar functions.

5.         Compare city-provided comprehensive employee benefits packages with comparator cities.

6.         Recommend pay structure features that will provide opportunities for advancement while minimizing salary overlap between levels of responsibility.
           

 

 

COMPENSATION, CLASSIFICATION AND BENEFITS STUDY

 

 

PART III. EXPECTED OUTPUTS

 

The Consultant will provide the following services:

 

  1.  Development of salary schedule(s), or revision of current salary schedule.
  2. Assignment of positions to a salary range.
  3. Projected Cost Analysis for incumbents whose salary falls below the new minimum of the range, as well as a projected cost analysis for incumbents maintaining their placement in the range.

4.         Develop recommendations and implementation process.

5.         Develop alternative phased-in implementation based on budget.

6.         Any tools that may assist the City of Marshall in maintaining the pay schedules in the future.

7.         Presentation of results to City Manager and management team.

8.         Presentation of final plan and/or alternatives to City Commission.

 

PART IV. PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

 

  • A detailed description of the plan to achieve the necessary requirements and a plan for accomplishing the work.
  • A detailed description of the compensation structure methodology to be used if the consultant has a pre-designed system.
  • A proposed timeline to include start and completion dates for the study.
  • Experience of the firm in conducting similar studies for governmental entities and other comparable studies.
  • Professional resumes of all personnel to be involved in the study and a clear indication of the responsibilities of each.

 

PART V. CONSULTANT SELECTION CRITERIA

 

  • Qualifications, background and prior experience of the firm and the proposed project team in conducting similar studies, including references.
  • Content, technical approach and understanding of the scope of the project.
  • Overall project design and methodology.
  • Cost as compared with the level of service to be provided.
  • Proven ability of the firm to meet work schedules, to communicate and work effectively with government officials, and to complete study in a responsive time frame.

 

COMPENSATION, CLASSIFICATION AND BENEFITS STUDY

 

 

The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to accept the proposal considered most advantageous to the City and to waive informalities and irregularities in proposals received. The City may request only a portion of the tasks listed to be completed, and the City reserves the right to award the

contract task by task.

 

PART VI. INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS

 

Questions and Timeframe

 

Questions concerning the RFP should be e-mailed to Cherilyn Johnston, HR Manager/Civil Service Director, at cjohnston@marshalltexas.net.  A copy of all questions/responses will be e-mailed to all bidders. To allow adequate time for the City of Marshall to respond to all questions, please submit them no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 11, 2016.

 

Two hard-copies along with one (1) unbound original of the written proposal and supporting materials must be received by the City of Marshall at the following location no later than 10:00 a.m. (CST) on February 17, 2016:

City of Marshall

Attn: Lisa Agnor, City Manager

401 S. Alamo Blvd.

Marshall, TX  75670.

 

Bid/Proposal Deliveries:  All bids must be clearly addressed to the City Manager’s office and include the bid name on the outside of the envelope/package.  The City of Marshall cannot guarantee that any bids/proposals sent priority mail will be delivered to the City Manager’s Office by the closing date and time.  It is recommended that bid/proposal deliveries be made either in person or via an alternate delivery method ensuring delivery to the physical address.  Bidder shall bear full responsibility for ensuring that the bid/proposal is delivered to the specified location by due date and time.  Late bids will be rejected as non-responsive.

 

Bids/proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at the address above shortly after the specified time for delivery. Offerors are invited to be present for acknowledgement of proposals. After the official public opening, a period of not less than one week is necessary to evaluate

proposals. The amount of time necessary for proposal evaluation may vary and is determined solely by the City. Following City Commission action to award or reject, all proposals submitted are available for public review.

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Construction Superintendent RFQ

Request for Qualifications 
For Construction Superintendent Services 
Requested by the City of Marshall, Texas 
 
CITY OBJECTIVES 
 
The City of Marshall, Texas desires to renovate the Memorial City Hall building that is located at 110 East Houston at the southeast corner of the Courthouse Square in downtown Marshall. The building was built in 1927 and has been mostly vacant since 1994. The footprint of the building measures approximately 70 feet by 120 feet and the building consists of four levels. Approximately 16,500 square feet will be renovated. Additionally, part of the building is 
occupied by the Han-ison County Historical Museum Research Library. Renovation of this area has already been completed. 
 
The City proposes to retain the services of a highly qualified, capable Construction Superintendent during the construction of the Project. Those who participate in this RFQ  process are sometimes referred to as "Respondents" and "Construction Superintendent". The City will give prime consideration to the Respondent with significant cun-ent experience in the construction of buildings of similar size, scope, budget, and construction methods and 
techniques to the proposed Memorial City Hall Renovation Project. The City reserves the right to negotiate with one or more parties and is not obligated to enter into any contract with any 
Respondent on any te1ms or conditions. Consideration will be given to all qualified respondents. 
 
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT SERVICES 
The selected Construction Superintendent will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and control of the sho11-tenn schedule of the Memorial City Hall renovation project, including 
quality control and subcontractor coordination responsibilities. 
 
  1. Coordinates and supervises all construction activities.
  2. Directs all field personnel to achieve completion of project on schedule, within budget, with quality workmanship that confonns to the original plan and specifications.
  3. Reviews scope of work for contracts issued.
  4. Maintains construction schedule; identifies and solves problems.
  5. Orders materials and schedules inspections as necessary throughout the process.
  6. Understands the project plan and specifications.
  7. Maintains positive relationships and professional and tactful demeanor with customers, contractors, suppliers, employees, and diverse personalities.
  8. Displays strong written and oral communication skills and employs effective listening skills.
  9. Prepares, schedules and supervises completion of final punch list.
  10. Promotes jobsite safety, encourages safe work practices, and rectifies jobsite hazards immediately.
  11. Maintains an organized jobsite and daily activity log.
  12. Utilizes strong organizational skills.
  13. Analyzes problems and makes decisions in a timely manner, based on objectives, risks, implications, and costs.
 
 
The City is seeking a Construction Superintendent who has the required insurance coverage for this project. 
 
The City desires to complete this project within seven to ten months of the start of construction. The City will be seeking to negotiate a flat fee with a Construction Superintendent to provide the above-listed services to assist the City with completion of this project. 
 
SELECTION PROCESS 
Upon review of the statements of qualification received, the City of Marshall may choose to conduct interviews with selected individuals. The dates and times for interviews will be detennined after review of the proposals, but we anticipate interviews being conducted prior to February 25, 2016
 
The selected Respondent will then negotiate with the City on fee and contract conditions. If a reasonable fee cannot be achieved with the selected Respondent, negotiations will proceed with the second choice respondent until a mutually agreed contract can be negotiated. 
 
EVALUATION CRITERIA 
The criteria used to evaluate the RFQ responses will include, but not be limited to, the following (items listed below are not listed in order of importance): 
 
  • A. Qualifications of the Respondent, specifically as they relate to this Project.
  • B. Knowledge and understanding of the City's paiticular needs.
  • C. Respondent's experience on projects of similar scope and scale.
  • D. Performance on past related projects.
  • E. Professional references.
 
CONTENT OF SUBMITT AL 
Each response shall be submitted as outlined in this section. Please include an outside cover and/or first page, containing the name of the Project. A table of contents should be next, followed by dividers separating each of the following sections: 
 
  • Divider #1: Letters: The first page following the divider shall be a letter transmitting the response to the City and stating that the proposal set forth in it remains effective for a period of 60 calendar days. At least one copy of the transmittal Jetter shall contain the original signature of the Respondent.
  • Divider #2: Respondent Information

a. Firm name, address, and telephone number.

b. Structure of company, i.e., sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, and size of finn.

c. Years the company has been in business.

d. Names of principals in company.

e. Primary contact and his/her email address

  • Divider #3: General Company History/Qualifications

a. A brief history of the Respondent and the services routinely provided in-house on similar building projects.

b. Respondent's resume

  • Divider #4: Legal and Insurance Information

a. List all litigation against or involving the finn or its employees with respect to any work perfonned.

b. All insurance coverage that the Respondent has which would be applicable to the work.

  • Divider #5: Experience and References

a. Discussion of Respondent's experience in working with Government Agencies.

b. List of projects similar in size, budget, scope, and construction type to the proposed Memorial City Hall Renovation Project.

  • Divider #6: Management and Organizational Approach: Describe the Construction Superintendent's approach to communication with the City's Construction Manager and Architect related to the project. 
 
SUBMITTAL INSTRUCTIONS 
Sealed submittals are required, and must be received by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, to the address set forth below. All submittals must be labeled on the outside with the Respondent's name, the name of the project "City of Marshall -Construction Superintendent -Renovation of Memorial City Hall". Five (5) copies of the response are to be addressed to: 
 
Lisa Agnor 
City Manager 
City of Marshall 
P.O. Box 698 
Marshall, TX 75671 or 401 South Alamo Marshall, Texas 75670 
 
Please direct any inquiries to Ms. Agnor at 903-935-4418 or at lagnor(a{nrnrshalltexas.net 
 
The Marshall City Commission prefers to use a not-to-exceed basis for fees. The City Manager will be responsible for final hiring decisions. 
The City of Marshall reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received and to conduct new 
selection procedures for future projects. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Clean Sweep Feb 20 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE               

MARSHALL CLEAN SWEEP COMMITTEE

JANUARY 28, 2016                                                

 

CITY OF MARSHALL – NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN SWEEP

 Area:

Lions Park, 1201 Louisiana St.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Location Assignments

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Litter and Trash Pickup

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch, Music, and Entertainment Provided

U.S. 59 N of Grand Ave, Northwest Loop 390 from 59 N around to West Grand and East Grand back to 59.

 

This is our first quarterly Neighborhood Clean Sweep Program aimed at targeting a specific area or neighborhoods for clean-ups, visual enhancements, public safety, and infrastructure improvements. We are reaching out to businesses and residents in this area to help us, help you to clean up your neighborhoods. Garbage bag, safety vests, and plastic gloves, will be furnished.

 

Please join with us Saturday, February 20 to kick off this program to clean up our neighborhoods!

 

 

Distributed by:

J. C. Hughes, Public Services Director

903-503-4503 (cell)

jchughes@marshalltexas.net

 

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Bid No. 2016/MPD TRAINING FACILITY (CONCRETE SLAB)

The City of Marshall will receive sealed bids until 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2016, for the purpose of the construction of a concrete slab at the Marshall Police Department Training Facility, located at 7101 Regency Lane, Marshall, Texas. Bids must be in a sealed envelope, with the bidder's name and item(s) to be bid marked clearly on the envelope. Bids will be publicly opened, read aloud, and tabulated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2016, in the 2nd Floor Conference Room, City Hall, 401 South Alamo, Marshall, Texas. All bidders are invited to attend.
Bid packets containing all specifications can be obtained at City Hall, Office of the City Manager, at 401 South Alamo Street, Marshall, Texas 75670. Each contractor is asked to examine the bid documents carefully. For further infom1ation, please call Jack Redmon, Director of Support Services, at (903)935-4515. 
The City of Marshall reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive any or all formalities, and to award a contract to the bidder who provides goods and/or services at the best value for the municipality in accordance with the Texas Local Government Code. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Texas Open Carry FAQ

 

Beginning on January 1, 2016, H.B. 910 will allow a person with a current concealed handgun license, or a person who obtains the new "license to carry a handgun," to carry a handgun in a concealed manner or openly in a belt or shoulder holster. The rules related to where and when a license holder may openly carry are essentially identical to where and when a concealed handgun license holder can carry under current law. 

Constitutional carry did not pass in Texas so a license is required. Officers have the authority to legally detain and check for a license to carry under Penal Code 46.02 Unlawfully Carrying Weapons. If a person refuses to identify themselves, it is presumed that they are unlawfully carrying a weapon and they are subject to arrest for UCW and Penal Code 38.02 Failure to ID. If the person does have a valid license to carry but they do not have the physical license in their possession that is no longer an offense. 
 
Government Code Sec. 411.205 Requirement to Display License states if a license holder is carrying a handgun on or about the license holder's person when a magistrate or a peace officer demands that the license holder display identification, the license holder shall display both the license holder's driver's license or identification certificate issued by the department and the license holder's handgun license. This section was amended 2009 and now carries no penalty. 
 
Moreover, an officer who is acting in the lawful discharge of the officer's official duties may disarm a license holder at any time the officer reasonably believes it is necessary for the protection of the license holder, officer, or another individual. The officer shall return the handgun to the license holder before discharging the license holder from the scene if the officer determines that the license holder is not a threat to the officer, license holder, or another individual and if the license holder has not violated any law that results in arrest. 

 

FAQ

Question: If a person is open carrying a handgun, how does a police officer determine if he is carrying the handgun legally?
Answer: Constitutional carry did not pass in Texas, so a police officer has the right to ask you to prove that you have a HL (Handgun License). If you are asked by a police officer to prove that you are allowed to carry a handgun, you must produce identification.

Question: If I see a person open carrying a handgun, should I call the police?
Answer: Yes you can call the police, but before you call, observe how the person is acting. If they are acting suspicious, or enter a building such as a school, then please give us a call. But, if they are simply at a gas station filling up their car, then they are probably a law abiding citizen who is legally open carrying.

Question: If you are walking down a street, and an officer approaches you, is it a voluntary encounter, or at this point am I “detained”?
Answer: Technically, you are temporarily detained so that the officer can check your license and make sure that you are legally able to carry a handgun.

Question: If I am open carrying a handgun, am I allowed to get out of my car, take the holster off my belt, and place it into the trunk of my car?
Answer: Yes you are able to do that.

Question: As a parent, I am concerned with my kids being around people open carrying a handgun. What do I tell my kids to do when they see someone with a pistol on their hip?
Answer: Again, it is situational. If your kids see someone in a grocery store shopping, they should not be alarmed if that person is carrying a handgun. But if they are at school, and they see a person (who is not a Police officer) carrying a gun, they should immediately tell someone and/or call 911.

Question: In a government building such as a police station, can someone carry a handgun?
Answer: Yes you can, but only in the areas that are open to the public. So if that person has to go to a portion of the building where a normal citizen would not be allowed, they are not allowed to carry a handgun. If you are in this position where you are not sure if you can carry or not, it is recommended that you leave your handgun in your vehicle.

Question: Will the presence of an open carried handgun during a verbal altercation between two people, elevate this altercation to an aggravated assault because a handgun has been “exhibited”?
Answer: No, it will not be considered aggravated assault as long as the person carrying the weapon was not threatening to use it.

Question: Since an open carried weapon must either be carried in a shoulder holster or a belt holster, will there be a set standard that constitutes what is considered a shoulder or belt holster?
Answer: Currently there is no standard that constitutes what is a shoulder or belt holster.

Question: If an officer sees me openly carrying a handgun in a shoulder or belt holster, is that officer legally able to ask me for proof that I have a HL?
Answer: Yes, since constitutional carry did not pass, the officer is within his or her right to ask you for your license. Also, when you get your HL, you are instructed that if a police officer asks you for your HL license, you must provide it.

Question: If I am carrying a handgun, and I am approached by a police officer, what steps should I take to ensure that the police officer and myself both feel safe during this transaction?
Answer: Do as the officer asks. Tell the officer you are carrying a weapon and have a license to do so. Do not reach for the weapon, have the officer tell you what to do with the weapon.

Question: Will we have access to information that simplifies the penal code down into easily understandable facts for the general public?
Answer: The police department will have information available on the basic facts of the open carry laws. 

Question: Once a police officer determines that you are carrying a handgun legally, does the situation turn from the person being detained, to being a casual encounter?
Answer: Yes. After the person has proved that they are carrying a weapon legally, they are free to go as long as the only reason they were stopped was for proof for a HL.

Question: If I want to prohibit both concealed carry and open carry in my private business what signs do I need to have displayed?
Answer: You must have the 30.06 (concealed carry) and the 30.07 (open carry) signs posted in the front windows of your business.

Question: If I am a private business owner and I do not have the proper 30.06 and 30.07 signs posted and I ask someone to leave my store who is carrying a weapon, are they still legally required to leave even though I don’t have the proper signs?
Answer: Yes. As a private business owner you can tell someone to leave if they are carrying a weapon whether you have or don’t have the proper signs posted.

Question: If I use a “drop leg” holster that holds my gun around the middle of my thigh, will I get arrested for having an improper holster?
Answer: No you will not be arrested for that type of holster. It is still mounted to your belt which is the requirement in the law.

Question: If my private business has multiple entrances, can I post the 30.06 and 30.07 signs at the main entrance, or do I need to post them at every entrance?
Answer: You must have them posted at all entrances.

Question: Does a citizen have the right to ask a HL carrier for proof of licensing?
Answer: No. A citizen does not have the right to ask a HL carrier for proof that he or she is legally carrying a weapon.

Question: Since open carry is now legal, does that mean that I am no longer able to conceal my handgun?
Answer: The open carry law gives you the option to conceal your handgun or carry it out in the open.

Question: What advice would you give to someone who is feeling anxious or intimidated in an open carry environment?
Answer: Open carry is going to be something that everyone will have to get used to. Initially it will be weird to see someone carrying a handgun in the grocery store, but it is important to know that the people who are open carrying a gun are law abiding citizens and are not there to intimidate or hurt you.

Question: Since the public is not allowed to open carry a weapon, will you allow off duty police officers to be able to open carry their handgun?
Answer: No. Off duty police officers will still be required to conceal their handgun. However, if an officer wants to go and get their HL, they will be allowed to carry a handgun out in the open as long as they are not carrying it under the authority or general orders of the Police Department.

Question: Some organizations that are in opposition to open carry, have said that if they see someone openly carrying a handgun, they will call 911 and say that person is being aggressive and threatening people with the weapon. How will the police handle situations like this.
Answer: The police will act with caution when approaching the person, they will collect the facts, and when it is found that this person was doing nothing wrong, the investigation will be turned towards the person who made the false 911 call.

 

You may look up the Texas State Statutes on the New Open Carry laws here.

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/chl/legal/newlegislation.htm

 

You mau also download a document from the Harrison County District Attorneys Office about Texas Open Carry

Harrison County District  Attorney, Coke Solomon

 

If you have further questions you may contact Lt. Stone with the Marshall Police Department at 903-935-4544.

 

 

PRESS RELEASE - Rainbow Trout released in City Arena Fishing Pond

Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist Technician Jeremy Gillert releases over 1500 8-10 inch rainbow trout into the City Arena's Fishing Pond.  The fish are expected to last as long as the weather stays cold, they cannot survive in warmer climates. 

Trout anglers are required to have a valid fishing license with a freshwater stamp endorsement, ex-cept for those persons exempt from sport fishing license requirements.  Licenses and stamps are not required if fishing within the boundaries of a Texas State Park.  (The City Arena is not a State Park) The statewide daily bag limit is five trout, with no minimum length.

          

PRESS RELEASE - Neighborhood Clean Sweep

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

MARSHALL CLEAN SWEEP COMMITTEE

October 30, 2015

 

 

CITY OF MARSHALL – NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN SWEEP

 

Where:         Bella Wyatt Park – 1104 East Rusk

 

When:           Saturday, November 7, 2015

                        9:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Location Assignments

                        9:30 AM – 11:30 AM - Litter and Trash Pickup

                        11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch, Music, and Entertainment Provided

 

Area:             Grand Ave. to Travis St. and from Grove St. to Hwy. 59

 

 

This is our first quarterly Neighborhood Clean Sweep Program aimed at targeting a specific area or neighborhoods for clean-ups, visual enhancements, public safety, and infrastructure improvements.

 

We are reaching out to businesses and residents in this area to help us, help you to clean up your neighborhoods. Garbage bag, safety vests, and plastic gloves, will be furnished.

 

Please join with us Saturday November 7th to kick off this new program to clean up our neighborhoods!

 

Distributed by:

J. C. Hughes, Public Services Director

903-503-4503 (cell)

jchughes@marshalltexas.net

 

 

 

No Colors, No Labels meeting set

No Colors, No Labels will hold a culture awareness dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at St. Joseph’s Catholic School on South Garrett Street in Marshall. The meal will provided by East Texas Baptist University and Marshall Independent School District. Speakers will include Marshall City Commissioner LaDarius Carter, Don Ravenell and Demetria Macfarland Hall. The focus will be on traditional African-American foods and culture.

 

 

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

 

 

The Marshall Police Department will hold a Neighborhood Watch meeting at Stone Creek Apartments at 100 Stone Creek Drive at 5:45 p.m., Nov. 5, in the main building.

 

Walmart of Marshall is supplying pizza. All residents of the community are invited to attend, and anyone interested in learning how to start a Neighborhood Watch in their community is invited. Call Police Community Representative Officer George Gill at (903)935-4525 for more details.

 

 

WATER BILLINBG SCAM ALERT

SCAM ALERT! – There have been reports that customers are receiving telephone calls threatening to disconnect water services if payment is not made immediately over the telephone. 

The City of Marshall Water Billing Office will never call and demand payment over the telephone.  

Please call our office at 903-935-4435 if you have any questions regarding your account.

 

 

 

If you have any questions, please call me.

 

Thank you,

Yvette Graham

Water Utilities Billing Manager

City of Marshall • P O Box 698 • Marshall, Texas 75671

903-935-4437 office • 903-935-4412 fax

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Draft Budget

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TAX RATE NOTICE

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

 

THE CITY OF MARSHALL  ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.

 

THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 0.74 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $-6.56.

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Tax Rate Public Notice

NOTICE OF 2015 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY

 TAX RATE FOR CITY OF MARSHALL

 

A tax rate of $0.542160 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Marshall.  This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

 

 

                                    PROPOSED TAX RATE                           $0.542160 per $100

                                    PRECEDING YEAR’S TAX RATE             $0.476040 per $100

                                    EFFECTIVE TAX RATE                             $0.479544 per $100

                                    ROLLBACK TAX RATE                             $0.542161 per $100

 

 

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Marshall from the same properties in both the 2014 tax year and the 2015 tax year.

 

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of Marshall may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

 

 

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE

CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

 

property tax amount=(rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100

 

 

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

 

Robert Lisman

Chief Appraiser

601 S Washington, Marshall, Texas 75670

903-935-1991

robertl@harrisoncad.net

 

 

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

 

First Hearing:  September 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm at City of Marshall, 401 S Alamo, Marshall, Texas  75670.

 

Second Hearing:  September 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm at City of Marshall, 401 S Alamo, Marshall, Texas  75670.

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE - MCL Coliform Violation

CITY OF MARSHALL

401 South Alamo

Marshall, Texas 75671

 

PUBLIC  NOTICE - MCL Coliform Violation (TCR 22)

July 31, 2015

 

The City of Marshall /ID# 1020002 water system collected (2) water samples during July, 2015, that contained coliform bacteria.  This water system is required to submit a minimum of 25 routine water samples each month for bacteriological analysis. (2)  routine samples were coliform-found and (0) repeat samples were coliform-found for the month and year indicated above.

 

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) sets drinking water standards in Texas and has determined that the presence of total coliform is a possible health concern.  Coliforms are bacteria that are naturally present in the environment and are used as an indicator that other, potentially-harmful, bacteria may be present.  Coliforms were found in more samples than allowed and this was a warning of potential problems.

 

For water systems analyzing at least 40 samples per month, no more than five (5) percent of the monthly samples may be positive for total coliform. For systems analyzing fewer than 40 samples per month, no more than one (1) sample per month may be positive for total coliform.

 

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Nancy Pasel at 903-935-4492.

 

 
 

 

 

 


**The City of Marshall has taken all necessary measures to insure that our treated drinking water meets or exceeds all standards set by the TCEQ.  The sampling process is being examined to make sure the process itself is not causing the reported bacteria sample.  Repeated tests have since confirmed no evidence of the previously reported bacteria in our treatment system.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 


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MCL de Coliformes Violación (TCR 22)
 

City of Marshall / ID #1020002 sistema de agua  (2) durante Julay, 2015, que contenía  bacterias coliformes.  Se requiere este sistema de agua que presente un mínimo de (25) cada mes para el análisis bacteriológico. (2) fueron se encontraron coliformes coliformes encontrados y (0) repetidas para el mes y año indicado anteriormente.

La Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) establece los estándares de agua potable en Texas y se ha determinado que la presencia de coliformes totales es un posible problema de salud. Coliformes son bacterias que están naturalmente presentes en el medio ambiente y se utilizan como un indicador de que otros, potencialmente dañinos, bacterias pueden estar presentes.  Coliformes fueron encontrados en más muestras de las permitidas y esto fue una advertencia de problemas potenciales.

Para analizar los sistemas de agua de al menos 40 muestras por mes, no más de cinco (5) por ciento de las muestras mensuales pueden ser positivos para coliformes totales. Para los sistemas de análisis de menos de 40 muestras al mes, no más de una (1) muestra al mes puede ser positiva para coliformes totales.

Si usted tiene preguntas con respecto a este asunto, puede comunicarse Nancy Pasel 903-935-4492
 

 

2015 Street Improvement Plan

 

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PRESS RELEASE - NCNL Public Meeting

Press Release
Date: June 29, 2015
 
RE: Marshall Police Chief sets first initiative public meeting date
 
Marshall Police Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa announced Monday that the first public meeting for
the Marshall Police Department’s racism-eradication initiative, ‘No Colors, No Labels,’ will be
held from 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, July 16 in the training room at the Marshall Police Department.
NCNL was launched by Campa as an effort to stop racism by promoting diversity and acceptance
of all, and to strive to erase preconceived notions that police are racially-motivated. Through
the use of social media, information about NCNL has been disseminated to the public to attract
Videos, starring a group of teenagers from the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Pines and Wiley
College President Hal Strickland, have been published as support tools for the initiative, as well
as photos of various citizens holding up #nocolorsnolabels and #humanlivesmatter signs.
At the Thursday meeting, Chief Campa will give a presentation to the public regarding the ‘No
Colors, No Labels Initiative,’ and have community members register to be a part of the initiative.
He also will unveil the new website and a schedule of future activities planned.
Attendees interested will also have the opportunity to participate in the awareness campaign
that would involve official photos and videos.
 
For more information, call (903)935-4543 or email holland.becky@marshalltexas.net

Marshall Main Street invites stakeholders to participate in strategic planning

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              For More Information Contact:

June 10th, 2015                                                                 Sarah O’Brien 903-702-7777

                                                                                        

Marshall Main Street invites stakeholders to participate in strategic planning….

 

The City of Marshall Main Street Advisory Board is gearing up for an exciting day of learning, planning and strategy at an upcoming Main Street Program Retreat. Debra Drescher, the State Coordinator for the Texas Main Street Program and Emily Koller, the Planner for the Texas Historical Commission will be in Marshall on Thursday, June 18th to facilitate the day. Advisory Board Members will have the opportunity to participate in an Introduction to Main Street 101 to get the basics of the National Main Street Center’s Main Street 4-point approach. The 4-point approach is a preservation based downtown revitalization program that utilizes Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring to enhance downtown districts across the country. Marshall Main Street is one of 80+ programs in the State of Texas. Marshall celebrated 10 years as a recertified Main Street city in 2012.

“Main Street at its core is a community wide effort, and because of that we wanted to invite stakeholders to participate alongside the Main Street Advisory Board during this retreat,” said City of Marshall Main Street Manager Sarah O’Brien. “Downtown revitalization doesn’t happen because of a single group, entity, or individual. It is the sum of many parts that enables Main Street programs to make a difference in their downtowns. “

Main Street 101 Board training will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Main Street Program has extended invitations to a variety of stakeholders in Marshall to join for the Stakeholders meeting scheduled to take place from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. During the stakeholder’s session the group will discuss successes, needs, challenges and generate ideas and consider opportunities for the future. The retreat will take place at the Starr Family Historic Site’s Blake House, located at 407 W. Travis Street. After lunch the Marshall Main Street Advisory Board will spend the afternoon developing a work plan and mission and vision for the program.

“Downtown Marshall is already a treasure. I am looking forward to everyone coming together to generate new ideas to help grow on Marshall Main Street’s past successes and to develop a plan for the future,” said O’Brien. For questions about historic downtown Marshall or the upcoming Program Retreat you can contact Main Street Manager, Sarah O’Brien at 903-702-7777 or email her at obrien.sarah@marshalltexas.net.  

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The First Tee of The Piney Woods & Oak Lawn Golf Course

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The First Tee of The Piney Woods & Oak Lawn Golf Course
Summer Golf Camp
 
When: June 15th – July 20th
Mondays - Six Weeks
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
 
All Levels (PLAYer/Par/Birdie/Eagle)
Ages: 6-17 years of age Both Boys & Girls
Cost: $65*/participant
*Family discount of $10/family member enrolling
There is a $10 registration fee for girls for the LPGA-USGA Girls Golf,
the girls will receive a packet from the Girls Golf program.
 
 
The First Tee of The Piney Woods is a non-profit organization that teaches children how to play
golf and teaches nine core values and healthy habits in each session. This is a great opportunity
for your youngster to learn golf (a lifetime sport) and also be taught value core values and
healthy habits. The instructors will be by certified First Tee Coaches and the program is
directed by PGA Professionals; Roy Pace and Mike Williams. Go to our website
http://www.thefirstteepineywoods.org to checkout our other classes and information, you may at the
facility or register on-line for the classes in Marshall @ Oak Lawn Municipal Golf Course (903)
935-7555; or Longview @ Alpine Target Golf Center (903) 753-1415. For more information
please call and ask for Debbie or Roy. If we are not available, leave a telephone number and
name we will get back to you

PRESS RELEASE - New Early Warning Sirens

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I would like to proudly announce that the City of Marshall has completed construction and testing of its three new Early Warning Weather Sirens. The new sirens added to our existing sirens will give a total of seven Early Warning Weather Sirens.  These sirens help fill in the areas of the city that were not adequately  covered by the original sirens. 

 

As always, we will be testing our sirens on the first Saturday of the month, June 6th.  If you live in one of the areas where a new siren is located this might be a new experience for you.  We try to do all of the siren testing between 10:00 am and Noon. 

 

The new siren locations are as follows:

1.       I-20 Behind I-Hop

2.       Carters Ferry near MLK

3.       59 North at Marshall Police Department

 

I have attached some FAQ about our sirens 

If the Sirens are activated, is there definitely a tornado?

No.  The sirens are Early Warning Sirens.  Their purpose is to inform the public as early as possible about potentially dangerous weather conditions in our area.

 

When are the Early Warning Sirens activated?

The current policy of the City is that when the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a WARNING for an area that includes any part of the city limits of Marshall, the Early Warning Sirens will be activated.  Sirens are generally activated for Tornado Warnings. For clarification, listed below is the NWS definition of Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

Watch vs. Warning vs. Advisory

Following are the National Weather Service definitions for watch, warning, and advisory. These terms form the basis for each product issued to the public.

Watch                     A watch is issued when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so those who need to set their plans in motion can do so. Watches evolve into warnings, advisories, or they are canceled.

Warning                 These products are issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurrence. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property. The NWS is the single "official" voice when issuing warnings for life-threatening situations.

 

Advisory                An advisory is issued for less serious conditions that cause significant inconvenience and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.

 

What should you do when the Early Warning Sirens are activated?

You should monitor local TV, Radio, Weather Radio, or the Internet in order to obtain accurate weather information so you will be able to make an informed safety decision.

 

Who activates the Sirens?

The Early Warning Sirens are activated from the Police/Fire/911 Dispatch Center.  The dispatchers are instructed when to activate the sirens by the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Marshall.  They may also be activated remotely by the Emergency Management Coordinator via computer or cell phone.

 

How Many Early Warning Sirens are there in the city of Marshall?

There are seven sirens at the following locations:

 

1.       Washington Early Childhood, Evans Street

2.       William B. Travis Elementary School, Carolanne Street

3.       Oak Lawn Golf Course, Victory Drive

4.       Key Street

5.       I-20 behind I-Hop Resturant

6.       59 North at Marshall Police Department

7.       Carters Ferry near MLK

 

Is there an “All-Clear” tone or sound?

No.  Because our sirens make only one sound, you will not hear an all-clear tone or sound.  It is strongly recommend that you continue to monitor local radio, television, weather radio, or internet until you have determined weather conditions to be safe.

 

If you have any questions you may contact me by phone or email.

 

Randy Pritchard

Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator

City of Marshall, Texas

903-934-7920

pritchard.randy@marshalltexas.net

 

 

Officers Honored for Heroic Acts

DATE: May 26, 2015

RE: Jesus “Eddie” Campa presents MPD MVPs

 

MARSHALL: Marshall Police Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa is proud to present this week’s

Marshall Police Department MVPs – Officers Zach Lastra, James Leming and Justin Clark.

On Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 0320 MPD Patrol officers were dispatched to the intersection of Hwy 59 North and Hwy 80 in reference to a two vehicle traffic crash. Upon arrival it was determined that one vehicle had come to rest in the northbound lanes of Hwy 59 and was on fire. The first responding officer observed several bystanders and witnesses were attempting to extinguish the fire and extract the passengers, a mother and two children from the vehicle.  The bystanders were able to remove the children from the vehicle and move them to a safe location while MPD patrol officers deployed fire extinguishers to fight the vehicle fire. Officer Zach Lastra was able to get the driver out of that vehicle after she resisted efforts by several people to get her out of the burning car and then determine that there were no other occupants inside the car.

Officer  James Leming used his patrol unit’s fire extinguisher to fight the fire at very close proximity to the flames.  He then assisted with comforting the children and assessing their injuries.  He was able to control the incoherent driver that Ofc. Lastra removed from the burning car and secure her in his patrol unit.

Officer Justin Clark immediately went to the second vehicle and got inside of the vehicle in an effort to communicate with that driver. He was unable to find a pulse or remove the driver from the vehicle but stayed with him until MFD personnel arrived to assess his injuries.  Ofc. Clark communicated with arriving MFD personnel and supervisors on scene to relay information about where responding vehicles needed to prioritize their response and aid.

Chief Campa stated that the men and women of the Marshall Police Department stand as one in offering the condolences to the family and friends of the driver who lost his life in this horrific tragedy.

“We are grateful to the bystanders who provided aid to those involved in this

incident and offered care and kindness to complete strangers,” Chief Campa said, “The officers are living proof that we are true to our motto – ‘Putting Community First.’ The city of Marshall is honored to have these three great officers serving our community.”

         

 

 

PRESS CONFERENCE WITH FBI FOR 1997 COLD CASE

MEDIA ADVISORY: FBI TYLER AND MARSHALL POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE

 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Brent Chambers and Marshall Police Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa will hold a press conference, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 10:00 AM to announce a new reward for information related to a 1997 murder investigation.

 

WHO: FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Brent Chambers and Marshall Police Chief Jesus “Eddie” Campa

WHEN: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:00 AM

WHERE: Marshall Police Department, 2101 E. End Blvd North, Marshall, Texas, 75670

 

·         Please respond to Marshall PD PIO Becky Holland, Holland.Becky@marshalltexas.net, to confirm your attendance.

·         All media attendees should be prepared present government-issued photo I.D. (such as driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials.  Media may begin arriving at 9:30 AM.

 

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PRESS RELEASE - MOSQUITO SPRAYING PROGRAM

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

MARSHALL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

April 9, 2015

 

Re:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

       CITY OF MARSHALL MOSQUITO SPRAYING PROGRAM

       & WEST NILE PUBLIC SERVICE NOTICE

       http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/Arboviral/westNile/

 

Recent heavy rains, combined with warmer temperatures, have created a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. The City of Marshall initiated spraying activities the morning of April 7th and we will continue spraying the entire city twice monthly, until late this Fall.

 

Our spraying program involves driving every street in the city and spraying with an Ultra Low Volume machine that produces an ultra fine mist of mosquito killer; the ultra fine mist allows tiny droplets to drift over a much larger area. Even though the spray is safe, our contractor sprays between 4 AM and 7 AM so as to avoid pets, animals, and foot traffic as much as possible.

 

Marshall has many creeks, ponds, and drainage ditches and almost all of those are privately owned as they run across private property, neighborhoods, and subdivisions. Private owners and their neighbors need to take immediate action and work together with their neighbors to eliminate any unnecessary standing water which serves a perfect breeding ground for all mosquitoes.

 

We will continue spraying until the mosquito population has been eliminated by a strong freeze and until reports of mosquitoes have stopped. If you experience a high number of mosquitoes in your neighborhood, contact our Public Works office at 903-935-4485 and we will provide an additional application in that area.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER that the first line and the best defense against mosquitoes is you and your action in and around your home or business! Standing water is the culprit – eliminate any source of standing water! Work with you neighbors or adjoining property owners to eliminate standing water sources used by mosquitoes to breed.

 

Please review and share the following link to the Texas Department State Health Services with information and tips regarding West Nile and mosquitoes:

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/Arboviral/westNile/

Your best defense is to practice these habits:

1.  Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus or research natural mosquito repellents.

2.  Dress in long sleeves and long pants when you are outside.

3.  Stay indoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.

4.  Drain standing water where mosquitoes breed. Common breeding sites include old tires, flowerpots and clogged rain gutters.

5.    Use air conditioning or make sure there are screens are on all doors and windows to keep mosquitoes from entering your home.

 


What you need to know about – West Nile Virus - Fact Sheet

Department of State Health Services • 1100 W. 49th St. • Austin, Texas 78756 • 512-776-7400 • Toll Free 1-888-963-7111 • TDD 1-800-735-2989

 

What is it?

West Nile virus is a virus commonly found in Africa, West Asia, and the Middle East. It is not known how long it has been in the United States, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believe the virus probably has been in the eastern United States since early summer 1999. It is closely related to St. Louis encephalitis virus found in the United States.

The virus can infect humans, birds, mosquitoes, horses, and some other animals.

What are the symptoms?

Most people infected with West Nile virus will not have any signs of illness. Twenty percent of people who become infected will have mild symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, and occasionally a skin rash on the trunk of the body and swollen lymph glands.

The symptoms of severe infection (West Nile neuroinvasive disease) include headache, high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, and paralysis. Only about one out of 150 people infected with West Nile virus will develop this more severe form of the disease.

The incubation period of West Nile virus in humans is three to 14 days. Symptoms of mild disease may last a few days. Symptoms of severe disease may last several weeks, although neurological effects may be permanent. Rarely, death can occur.

How is it spread?

West Nile virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito and can infect people, horses, many types of birds, and some other animals. There is no evidence that West Nile virus can be spread from person to person or from animal to person.

Who is at risk for West Nile virus?

People older than 50 have the highest risk of severe disease, and people with weakened immune systems are at an increased risk for West Nile virus.


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PRESS RELEASE - Emergency Stage 4 Water Conservation Rescinded

IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS – RESCINDS STAGE 4 WATER EMERGENCY

MARSHALL WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

April 08, 2015

 

Notice is hereby given to all Residents, Businesses, and Water Districts connected to the City of Marshall that the Water Utilities Department is herebyrescinding the previously issued Stage 4 Water Conservation Measures.

 

The water break issue at the Marshall Water Plant on East End Blvd. has been bypassed and the Water Plant is back in operation. There was never an issue with the safety of the water, just our ability to treat additional water.

 

While the emergency has passed, we asked that our water customers exercise common sense water conservation measures and not use excessive amounts of water for at least 24 hours, so we can replenish the water levels in our storage tanks and water towers. We appreciate your cooperation during the water emergency earlier today and apologize for any inconvenience.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Water Utilities Department at 903-935-4487.

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE - EMERGENCY WATER CONSERVATION

EMERGENCY NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

MARSHALL WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

April 08, 2015

 

The City of Marshall is declaring an emergency Stage 4 (HIGHEST) Water Conservation Measures – Emergency Conservation Measures Required by all Residents, Businesses, and Water Districts connected to the City of Marshall.

 

A water break at the Marshall Water Plant on East End Blvd. has the potential of exhausting our treated water supply if EMERGENCY CONSERVATION MEASURES are not taken immediately.

 

MEASURES to be taken immediately include stopping ANY NON-ESSENTIAL WATER USE, such as:

  • Irrigation or watering plants
  • Washing vehicles, boats or equipment
  • Washing down sideways, driveways, or buildings
  • Filling pools or tanks
  • Water fountains
  • Delay any non-essential water uses until further notice!

 

By declaring Stage 4 Conservation Measures affected City of Marshall water utility customers and rural utility systems interconnected to the Marshall City Water System, must begin measures designed to reduce water use on a temporary basis until this repair is completed.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Water Utilities Department at 903-935-4487.

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE - City-Wide Cleanup

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

MARSHALL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT - SANITATION DIVISION

March 25, 2015

 

Re:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF MARSHALL AND ALLIED WASTE SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES OUR FIRST CITY-WIDE COMMUNITY CLEANUP OF 2015 FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 28th FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 NOON

 

The City of Marshall and Allied Waste Systems announces our next Quarterly City-Wide Cleanup with free disposal for our City water/wastewater residential customers on Saturday, March 28th between the hours of 8:00 am until 12:00 Noon at the City Convenience Station, 2300 Five Notch Road, just east of Highway 59. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for free disposal and do your part to help keep our community clean. MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF CITY RESIDENCY FOR DISPOSAL PRODUCT – NO HOUSEHOLD TRASH.

 

 

 

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Notice Of Public Hearing Community Development Advisory Committe 2102015

Notice of Public Hearing

Community Development Advisory Committee

City of Marshall, Texas

 

The Community Development Advisory Committee of the City of Marshall, Texas will hold a public hearing on the 2015-2020 Community Development Block Grant for the City of Marshall.  The public hearing will be held at 6:00pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the second floor conference room at City Hall, 401 S. Alamo, Marshall, Texas .

 

All interested parties are invited to attend this meeting and will be given an opportunity be heard in connection with this matter.

 

Inquires may be directed to the Planning & Community Development Department at (903)935-4456, PO Box 698, Marshall, Texas 75671, or to Morrison.wes@marshalltexas.net

 

Persons who plan to attend the meeting and who may need special assistance should contact the number above by the Friday before the meeting to allow time for assistance to be arranged. 

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Winter Weather Safety Tips

Here are some tips for dealing with

Freezing Temperatures

Remember the four P’s

 

 

PROTECT PEOPLE

• Keep warm, stay inside if possible.

• If you need to go out, dress in layers and wear hats, gloves and an appropriate coat.

• Avoid overexertion, as cold weather puts added strain on your body.

• Observe heater safety:

  • Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water.
  • Keep heat sources at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes.
  • Never leave children unattended near a space heater.     

 

PROTECT PETS

• Bring pets inside, and move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas.

• Keep adequate food and water available.

 

PROTECT PIPES

• Disconnect outdoor hoses, drain and store in protected area.

• Wrap exposed faucets and pipes - including those outside the house or in unheated crawl spaces, attics, garages and other areas.

 

PROTECT PLANTS

• Bring potted plants inside or store in garage near interior wall to provide extra warmth and protection from wind.

• For cold-sensitive outdoor plants, put down extra mulch and consider covering with a cloth fabric of some kind to shield the plants from wind and frost.

Protect yourself from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing a battery-operated CO detector and never use generators, grills, camp stoves, or similar devices indoors.

 

It is also recommended that you prepare your car for winter.  Have your car serviced and add antifreeze as needed. 

 

 

 

 

Press Release—Wonderland of lights parade

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

MARSHALL LIONS WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS – PARADE EVENT

 

 

Re:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ANNUAL MARSHALL LIONS WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS PARADE

SPONSORED BY EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

 

Rain or shine – the Annual Marshall Lions Wonderland of Lights parade will begin Saturday, December 6 at 6:00 PM in Downtown Marshall.

 

The parade is a major event during the Annual Wonderland of Lights and draws thousands of visitors to downtown Marshall to see approximately 90 parade entries which includes approximately 120 lighted cars, trucks, floats, bands, dance groups, and horses; capped by the arrival of Santa Clause and Mrs. Clause!

 

The Grand Marshall this year is George Smith – founder of the Marshall Wonderland of Lights Festival 28 years ago. His editorial sparked the birth of an event that has put Marshall on the map worldwide, and sparked the spirit of a small East Texas Town.

 

In keeping with the Wonderland of Lights theme this year – “Return to Wonderland of Lights,” the parade route will revert to the previous parade routes – Starting on Bolivar next to the Old City Hall – westward on the Square – northward on Wellington, eastward on Burleson, southward on Washington, eastward on the Square to East Houston, where the parade ends.

 Lighted entries will be judged for trophies for:

·         Best Marching Band

·         Best in Dance (groups)

·         Best Lighted Car

·         Best Lighted Truck

·         Best Lighted Entry Overall

·         Best in Theme (Return to Wonderland)

·         Most Unique Entry

·         Best Equine/Horse

·         Grand Marshal’s Award

Come downtown Saturday night, enjoy a night with the family by watching the parade, ice skating on the only “outdoor” ice rink in the region, taking a horse drawn carriage ride, take in the view of hundreds of thousands tiny lights, and enjoy the holiday music featured in Telegraph Park on North Washington by the Wiley Choir!

 

Click here to download the Parade Line-up Map in PDF format

Click here to download the Parade Line-up List in PDF format

Click here to download the Parade Route Map

 

More Wonderland information (including parade route – parade entries – parade entries lineup locations  and other Wonderland events and schedule) is available on the City of Marshall webpage at: www.marshalltexas.net

 

Parade Judges this year will be James Kinnard (Keep Marshall Beautiful), Jerry Pye (Marshall News Messenger), and Past City Commissioner, Charles Olivar.

 

 
 

 

 


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Press Release—Holiday Safety Tips from Marshall Police Dept

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PRESS RELEASE
 
Chief of Police Jesus “Eddie” Campa would like to remind you that according to the Texas Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority, a vehicle is burglarized in Texas and the contents stolen every two minutes. Sadly these types of crimes increase during the holiday season. Thieves won’t stop with stealing items from inside your vehicle, thieves will also look for personal documents that can help them steal your identity or tell them where you live so they can rob you of additional belongings at your home.
 
 
Chief Campa offers these simple common sense, but effective, tips for avoiding being a victim this Holiday Season, or for any season.
 
  • Don’t leave valuables in plain sight – It’s a common sense thing, but drivers and passengers leave valuables in plain view every day.

  • Try to park in busy, well-lit areas – On a busy day, “picking” your parking spot is easier said than done, but choosing a well-lit, visible parking spot makes a huge difference. Also, choose a space that has plenty of vehicular and pedestrian movement when possible. Auto-burglars prefer breaking into cars where they can’t be observed or attract notice.

  • Lock ALL your vehicle’s doors – Even if you plan to be gone for only a brief time, don’t be lax about this. Don’t leave any windows open or cracked, which also include vent/wing windows and sunroofs.

  • Set your alarm or anti-theft device – If you have one, use it! Many people believe that car-alarms no longer make a difference, but they can be an effective deterrent to an auto-burglar, who many times chooses the easiest target.

  • Mark your Valuables – As a last line of defense (not really to prevent theft as much as to aid in recovery) marks your valuables. Another important element that plays into being proactive with safety issues is situational awareness. Here are three suggestions to help with this:

             Eliminate talking on your cell when going to your car 

              Don’t procrastinate when getting in your car 

              Lock your doors and get on your way to your destination.

  • Don’t forget that as members of a community, it’s beneficial to all to be vigilant and report any  suspicious activity. If you believe a burglary may be in progress, call 9-1-1.
 
Captain John S Best
Patrol Bureau Commander
Marshall Police Department
 

 

 

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Public Hearing for Go Bus Route

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EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2, 2015 PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICE IN THE CITY OF MARSHALL WILL BE CHANGED. THE ROUTE SYSTEM, CURRENTLY SERVING MARSHALL, WILL BE COMBINED AND CONTINUE TO COVER MOST OF THE PREVIOUS SERVICE. 
 
 
A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 2, 2014 FROM 1:30-2:00 P.M. AT THE MARSHALL WORKFORCE CENTER, 4300 E. END BLVD. SOUTH, MARSHALL TEXAS, 75672.
THE CHANGE IN SERVICE IS NECESSARY TO ALLOW GoBus AND THE CITY OF MARSHALL TO CONTINUE SERVING THE PUBLIC AND CONTROL THEIR COSTS.
 
SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL GoBus AT 800-590-3371.

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CITY-WIDE COMMUNITY CLEANUP

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

MARSHALL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT - SANITATION DIVISION

November 13, 2014

 

Re:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF MARSHALL AND ALLIED WASTE SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES OUR FINAL CITY-WIDE COMMUNITY CLEANUP OF 2014 FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15th FROM 8:00 AM UNTIL 12:00 NOON

 

The City of Marshall and Allied Waste Systems announces our final Quarterly City-Wide Cleanup with free disposal for our City water/wastewater residential customers on Saturday, November 15th between the hours of 8:00 am until 12:00 Noon at the City Convenience Station, 2300 Five Notch Road, just east of Highway 59. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for free disposal and do your part to help keep our community clean.

 

While visiting the Convenience Station, you are encouraged to take advantage of our Regular Recycling Center and our Electronic Recycling Center, which are also located at the Convenience Station on Five Notch Road.

 

 

 

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Press Release—Pet Adoption Meet and Greet

 
 
The Marshall Police Department in conjunction with Wal-Mart will host a Pet Adoption
Event, where the public is invited to come out and help find homes for some loving
animals. The Marshall Animal Control Office (ACO) will have a variety of cats and dogs
that will be available for adoption.
The Marshall Police Department is also inviting the public to come out and meet some of
the members of the Marshall Criminal Apprehension Team (MCAT), Special Response
Team (SRT), Patrol Bureau and Motorcycle Division.
The Pet Adoption/Meet & Greet Event will take place in the Wal-Mart parking lot
located at 1701 E. End Blvd North (Hwy 59 North), on Saturday October 25, 2014
from 10am-2pm.
Come out adopt a pet, meet your local police officers and even see some of the exciting
equipment used by the Marshall Police Department.
 
 
 
 
 

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Marshall Police Supports Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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 Jesus “Eddie” Campa, Chief of Police would like to invite the citizens of Marshall to stop by the Wal-Mart parking lot on Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 8:00am to 9:30am, where members of the Marshall Police Department will be handing out purple ribbons in support of the battered women’s movement.  Chief Campa would like to remind everyone that the month of October is dedicated to ending domestic violence.

 

What began nearly two decades ago, as a visible gesture of support for survivors and victims of domestic violence, today has become one of the most widely recognized symbols of the battered women’s movement – the purple ribbon. Across the country, families and friends of victims have adopted the purple ribbon to remember and honor their loved ones who have lost their lives at the hands of a person they once loved and trusted. The display of purple ribbons conveys a powerful message that there’s no place for domestic violence in homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, or schools.   

You can read more at the webiste for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notice Of Public Hearing 09112014

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON 2015 ANNUAL BUDGET
CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

 

The City of Marshall will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, September 11, 2014 concerning its 2015 Fiscal Budget for the period January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. ThePublic Hearing will be held at a meeting of the City Commission at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of Marshall City Hall, 401 South Alamo Blvd.

A copy of the proposed 2015 Fiscal Budget has been filed with the City Secretary’s Office, Marshall City Hall, 401 South Alamo, Marshall, Texas, and may be reviewed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The copy of the proposed budget may also be viewed on the City’s website at www.marshalltexas.net. Select "Public Hearings"
 








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New Police Chief Starts

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PRESS RELEASE
 
On August 18, 2014, Jesus E. Campa was officially sworn in as Chief of the Marshall Police Department.
Chief Campa was born and raised in El Paso, Texas where he graduated from Riverside High School. Chief Campa is married to Rachel Campa and is the proud parent of two boys and one
girl. Chief Campa is a recent graduate of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Leadership in Police Organizations Course; he holds a Master of Science Administration of Justice and
Security Degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration. Chief Campa is also a 2010 graduate of the FBI Command College held at UTEP.
Chief Campa began his career in law enforcement with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 1994 as a Detention Officer and after 20 years of service retired as the Chief Deputy of Law
Enforcement for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. As the Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement he oversaw the day to day operations of the Narcotics Bureau; Criminal Investigations Bureau;
Patrol Bureau and the Support Services Bureau. He has served on numerous boards and committees, as well as developing many new educational programs such as Sheriffs Town and
the Anti Bullying Coalition. Chief Campa has received many awards to include being named Optimist International Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and the recipient of the very
prestigious National Sheriffs’ Association Medal of Merit. After retiring Chief Campa served as Chief of Police for the Ector County Independent School District for a short time before being
named Chief of Police for the City of Marshall. Chief Campa brings a vast array of knowledge in law enforcement, management and community service to the City of Marshall.
The Police Officers and Staff of the Marshall Police Department wish Chief Campa the best and pledge full support in his new position.
 
Photographs of Chief Campa are attached.
 
Detective Sonya L. Johnson
Public Information Officer
Marshall Police Department
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Beat the Heat

 

8 Tips to Beat the Heat:

Step 1: Stay out of the sun
Stay out of the summer sun. Find shade and, if you have to be in the sun, make sure you're wearing sunscreen and a hat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunshine.

Step 2: Stay hydrated
Drink plenty of water -- even if you're not thirsty. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and sugary drinks as these tend to dehydrate you.

Step 3: Eat right
Avoid proteins and other foods that require an increased metabolic rate for your body to process. Increased metabolic heat production also increases water loss.

Step 4: Use cool water
Take cool showers or baths, spritz yourself with cool water from a spray bottle, drape your head and neck with towels soaked in cool water, and soak your feet in cool water baths.

**Tip**   Avoid extreme temperature changes, which may make you feel nauseous or dizzy.

Step 5: Use air conditioning
Use an air conditioner, or stay in well-ventilated rooms with fans if you don't have air conditioning. Spend the hottest part of the day -- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- in air-conditioned places such as movie theaters or shopping centers.

Step 6: Use cooling centers
Locate a pool or cooling center in your area if you live in or near a larger city. Many municipalities use public libraries or other city buildings as cooling centers during heat waves.

Step 7: Avoid strenuous activity
Avoid physical labor, exercise, or other strenuous activity during the hottest times of the day. If you have to perform strenuous activities, do them between 4 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Step 8: Care for friends, neighbors, loved ones
Check on the elderly, children, and people with special needs frequently during a heat wave. Now, go round up the neighborhood children, get some ice cream, and stay cool!

Did You Know?
During the summer of 1896, a heat wave that lasted for 10 days killed almost 1,500 people in New York.

*People who are on fluid-restrictive diets or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of fluids.

 

 

 

 

 

Convenience Station New hours

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

MARSHALL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT – SANITATION DIVISION

July 14, 2014

 

Re:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EFFECTIVE JULY 21, 2014 THE OPERATION HOURS AT THE CITY CONVENIENCE STATION ON FIVE NOTCH ROAD WILL BE CHANGED TO ACCOMMODATE NEED FOR MONDAY SERVICE

 

Effective Monday, July 21, the new operating hours at the City Convenience Station will be changed to provide service six days a week, with new hours and service added to Monday each week:

 

Current hours: (40 hrs a week)

Tues – Sat - Open 8:00 AM till 4:00 PM (closed on Monday)

 

New hours starting July 21, 2014: (44 hrs a week)

Mon – Fri – Open 8:00 AM till 4:00 PM

Saturday – Open 8:00 AM till 12:00 PM (noon)

 

Our Partnership with Allied-Republic Waste Services is allowing the increase in service at no additional cost to the City of Marshall. These hours will better serve our community needs by providing service six days a week, instead of five.

 

Allied Waste Services wants to remind everyone that the Convenience Station also provides the ability to deposit normal Recycling Products as well as Electronic Recycling items. A Recycling Container is also located downtown in the parking lot behind Central Perks, which is accessible off North Wellington.

 

If you have any questions regarding operating hours, refuse or recycling material accepted – please contact the Convenience Station at (903) 935-1004.

 


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Swimming Lessons

Learn to Swim at

Sam Birmingham Municipal Pool

 

Morning & Afternoon Sessions

Registration dates:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Classes start Monday, June 23, 2014 &

End Thursday, July 3, 2014

Class times are:

9:00 am         3:00 pm

10:00 am         4:00 pm

11:00 am         5:00 pm

 

Each class is 45 minutes

 

 

Price

$25.00 per student

 

 

More Info:

903-935-4477 (Pool)

or

903-935-4470 (Parks)

 

 

*All classes are taught by Red Cross Certified Instructors and Instructor Aids.

 

*Children participating in the “Learn To Swim” program for the first time must be at least six years old. Upon registration proof of age will be required for new students.

 

 

Sam Birmingham Municipal Pool

1311 Five Notch Rd.

Marshall, TX 75670

903-935-4477

Opening Date: June 9, 2014

(August 16th – Last day the pool will be open)

Swim Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closed on Wednesday and Sunday

 

Fees:    17 & under     $1.00

            18-54 years      $1.50

             55 yrs. & up     $1.00

Season Pass     $35.00

 

 

 

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ETCOG Bus Route Schedule Change

City-Wide Cleanup Day

September 27, 2014

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News Release - Street Improvement Program approved May 2014

Commission approves $1,473,308.00 for street overlays and improvement program

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

MARSHALL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT - STREET DIVISION

May 9, 2014

 

Re:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CITY COMMISSION APPROVES FUNDING OF $1,473,308.00 FOR STREET OVERLAYS AND RECONSTRUCTION AS PART OF THE 2014 ANNUAL STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

 

At its regular scheduled meeting of May 8, 2014, the Marshall City Commission approved $1,473,308.00 for street improvements this summer, as part of the 2014 Street Improvement Program. City General Funds of $990,783.00 cover 67.2% of the estimated costs for improvements; Street Maintenance Sales Tax funds of $482,525.00 cover 32.8% of the estimated improvement costs. 2014 is the second year of funding from the Street Maintenance Sales Tax, which was previously approved by voters, and supports nearly one-third of the street improvements this year.

 

The street improvement program this summer will concentrate heavily on street overlays with twenty (20) streets scheduled for an asphalt overlay; balance of scheduled improvements include removal of one (1) old railroad crossing and resurfacing overlay, a portion of one (1) street scheduled for reconstruction and asphalt overlay, two (2) streets set to receive a micro-seal treatment to seal the cracked surface and protect the roadway from further cracking and deterioration until they can receive an asphalt overlay in the near future, and four (4) streets scheduled for an oil re-mix and rolling of a new surface.

 

Funding of nearly $1.5 million dollars in 2014 represents the City Commission’s dedication and support to actively address street improvements that have been greatly needed in Marshall.

 

A spreadsheet is attached detailing the streets covered in the 2014 Street Improvement Program and showing the type improvement scheduled for each.

 


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Efficiency Study Review VOD 04152014

Tourism Plan VOD 02252014

2014 Tax Statement Information

2014 Tax Statement Information

This year's tax levy to fund maintenance and operations expenditures does not exceed last year's maintenance and operations tax levy.  A statement about "tax increase" as specified by §26.05(b) of the Property Tax Code is not required to be included on the home page of the Internet website operated by the City of Marshall.

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Water Odor 02062014

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS MARSHALL
WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
WATER TREATMENT DIVISION
FEBRUARY 6, 2014

RE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY WATER TREATMENT PLANT IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING WATER ODOR ISSUE

Our municipal water may smell or taste different, but it’s safe.

Many cities across the state are currently experiencing a similar issue as Marshall with water odor and taste, which is being described as an earthy smell or taste.

The changes that many cities are having is due to a naturally occurring annual event this time each year when extremely cold temperatures kill off algae in the surface water on Lake O’ The Pines, which releases a compound called geosmin; this is what is causing the odor and taste difference being experienced by so many cities.

Normally, this annual event is minor and not noticed due to the short duration. However, this year the very cold weather and weekly cold fronts have continued to kill off the algae in lakes across Texas for several weeks.

We began adding activated carbon at the water plant and are attempting to set up the process to add the activated carbon upstream of the water plant to assist in reducing the odor and taste.

We appear to be toward the end of this event, because we are no longer detecting a high level of odor at the water plant. One method customers can use that may improve the odor and taste to their drinking water until this annual event passes is to refrigerate and chill the water in an open top container.

We do apologize for this extended odor and taste event, as we take great strides to provide the highest quality water to our customers.

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Nancy Pasel, Treatment Superintendent                    J. C. Hughes, Water Utilities Director
903-935-4492                                                                  903-935-4489

npasel@marshalltexas.net                                              jchughes@marshalltexas.net

 








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TCEQ Turbidity Notice Spanish

Aviso de Violación aguda Turbiedad del Agua Superficial

La Comisión de Calidad Ambiental de Texas (TCEQ) establece las normas mínimas de calidad de agua para el agua potable pública. Una de estas normas es un límite de turbidez. Turbidez por sí mismo no tiene efectos sobre la salud. Sin embargo, la turbidez puede interferir con la desinfección y proporcionar un medio para el crecimiento microbiano. La turbidez también puede indicar la presencia de organismos causantes de enfermedades. Estos organismos incluyen bacterias, virus y parásitos que pueden causar síntomas como náuseas, calambres, diarrea y dolores de cabeza asociados. Estos síntomas pueden ser particularmente graves en las personas que no son tan resistentes a las infecciones ya que la mayoría de la población. Si usted experimenta síntomas graves, consulte a su médico para determinar qué acciones debe tomar.

La ciudad de Marshall, Texas Planta de Tratamiento de Agua no cumplió con los requisitos mínimos de la técnica de tratamiento el 13 de noviembre, 14 y 15a. En concreto, el nivel de turbidez del agua tratada nuestra era por encima de 1,0 unidad nefelométrica de turbidez.

Si desea más información sobre la naturaleza y el significado de esta violación, puede comunicarse con Nancy Pasel , Tratamiento de Agua Superintendente o JC Hughes, Director de Servicios de Agua de la Ciudad de Marshall Texas, Planta de Tratamiento de Agua al 903-935-4485 .

* Según lo declarado por la TCEQ aquí anteriormente, superando los niveles de turbidez permitidos puede resultar en agua tratada de forma inadecuada, pero en ningún momento durante este evento, hizo la Ciudad de Marshall descubrir ninguna prueba de agua tratada inadecuadamente, ni bacterias, ni virus, ni parásitos como resultado de nuestras pruebas de agua diarios obligatorios en todo nuestro sistema de distribución de agua. Además, las pruebas requeridas también confirmó que mantuvimos un nivel de desinfectante seguro y aceptable en todo el sistema de agua y el agua era segura para el consumo.

La cuestión del tratamiento se debió a la mala calidad del agua de Big Cypress debido al flujo de agua más bajo del lago O los Pinos, y más agua fluye desde Little Cypress Bayou y Negro.

Por favor, comparta esta información con todas las demás personas que beben de esta agua, especialmente aquellos que no hayan recibido este aviso directamente (por ejemplo, personas en apartamentos, hogares de ancianos, escuelas y negocios). Usted puede hacer esto mediante la publicación de este aviso en un lugar público o distribuyendo copias a mano o por correo.

Aviso publicado por:
La Ciudad de Marshall
PO Box 698
Marshall, Texas
Nancy Pasel, Tratamiento de Agua Superintendente
J. C. Hughes, Director de Servicios de Agua
903-935-4485

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TCEQ Turbidity Notice English

News Release & Public Notice – Required TCEQ Public Notice for exceeding Turbidity Limit

 

During November, our Water Treatment Plant suffered through a challenging water treatment period because of poor water quality – the tinted water event and of which we provided a local public notice. While the water was safe to consume, and was free of any bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc., it looked yellow. The yellow color came from a nearly impossible task of removing “dissolved” solids in the water (not loose or suspended solids). Removing dissolved solids is like trying to remove coffee or sugar from a cup of coffee, by just using chemical reaction and polymers. The main culprits were very high raw water flows from two low water quality sources (Little Cypress and Black Bayou) and low water flow from our highest quality water source (Lake O the Pines), and when combined with very low temperatures, it was nearly impossible to overcome the low raw water quality; it was close to treating cold mud.

 

With the combination of an increased water release from Lake O the Pines (as part of our annual reserve amount), a new polymer blend, and by adding the blend at an earlier stage, treatment staff were able to clear up the water.

 

The issue is that we suffered an acute violation of our turbidity limit three days in November, and according to TCEQ regulations, we are required to notify customers of this violation. What the notice states is that the excessive turbidity, which is a measure of water clarity or cloudiness, was above the 1.0 Nephelometric Turbidity Unit treatment guideline for three days. Excessive turbidity “may” result in inadequately treated water, but in our case, NOT ONE of our required daily water distribution system tests showed evidence of any poor water treatment or evidence of ANY contaminants, at anytime – in fact, over the event time frame, our water disinfection process provided even better protection than the minimum standards set by the TCEQ.

 

In addition to Notice being given to the news media, the City of Marshall will be mailing out a copy of the English and Spanish version of the Notice to all water utility customers early next week.

 

Regardless, we did exceed the turbidity limit due to the poor raw water quality and we are required to mail the following TCEQ Notice (in English and Spanish) to all water customers, publish the notice in the local newspaper, and provide an announcement on the radio.

 

Notice of Acute Surface Water Turbidity Violation

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) sets minimum water quality standards for public drinking water. One of these standards is a turbidity limit. Turbidity by itself has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may also indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches. These symptoms can be particularly severe in people who are not as resistant to infections as most of the population. If you experience severe symptoms, please consult with your doctor to determine what actions you should take.

 

The City of Marshall, Texas Water Treatment Facility failed to meet the minimum treatment technique requirements on November 13th, 14th, and 15th. Specifically, the turbidity level of our treated water was above 1.0 Nephelometric Turbidity Unit.

 

If you want more information about the nature and significance of this violation, you may contact Nancy Pasel, Water Treatment Superintendent or J.C. Hughes, Water Utilities Director at the City of Marshall Texas, Water Treatment Plant at 903-935-4485.

 

*As stated by the TCEQ herein above, exceeding allowable Turbidity Levels could result in inadequately treated water, but at no time during this event, did the City of Marshall discover any evidence of inadequately treated water, nor bacteria, nor viruses, nor parasites as a result of our mandated daily water tests throughout our water distribution system. In addition, required testing also confirmed that we maintained a safe and acceptable disinfectant level throughout the water system and our water was safe for consumption.

 

The treatment issue was caused by poor water quality from Big Cypress because of lower water flow from Lake O the Pines, and higher water flows from Little Cypress and Black Bayou.

 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

 
 
Notice published by:

The City of Marshall

PO Box 698

Marshall, Texas

Nancy Pasel, Water Treatment Superintendent

J.C. Hughes, Water Utilities Director

903-935-4485

 

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November 18, 2013 Grove Street Overlay Project

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS
MARSHALL WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT
WATER TREATMENT DIVISION
NOVEMBER 18, 2013

Re:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PUBLIC NOTICE
GROVE STREET OVERLAY PROJECT – TEMPORARY ROADWAY CLOSURE OF SOUTH GROVE FROM WEST HOUSTON TO WEST TRAVIS – NEXT WEEK ON NOVEMBER 25TH THRU NOVEMBER 27TH

As part of the overlay process of South Grove, from West Houston to West Travis, the roadway contractor will need to close that segment of South Grove while they level up the road subsurface, add a geotechnical fabric over the old concrete slab road base to reduce future crack reflections, and install a new layer of asphalt road surface.

Weather permitting - Hunter & Kay Contractors of Tyler, Texas is schedule to complete this segment of roadway improvement by Wednesday of next week as part of the 2013 Street Improvement Program.

Balances of new asphalt overlay improvements are scheduled to be completed to the following streets, in late November and early December:
• North Grove – between West Houston and Grand Avenue (West Highway 80)
• Bell Cut-Off – north of railroad bridge to Highway 43 & south end at FM-1998
• Fairfield – from Victory Drive (East Highway 80) to East Houston
• Hendrix – from Thomas Street to East Rusk Street
• Henry – from South Street to West University Avenue
• High – from South Street to West University Avenue
• North Indian Springs – from Victory Drive (east Highway 80) to Whaley St.
• James – from Rudd Street to Higgins Street
• Jeff Davis – intersection with Bell Cut Off
• Kingfish – from Scotts Quarter to Rockwell Street
• Lightning – from Ward Street to Madam Queen
• Louise Circle – from Highway 59 North to deadend
• Madam Queen –from Scotts Quarter to deadend
• Minden – from Higgins Street to deadend
• Morton – from Martin L. King Jr. to North Allen Street
• Rudd – from East Travis Street to James Street
We apologize for any inconvenience during the temporary roadway closure on South Grove Street next week and during the future overlays on the 14 other street segments and suggest that the traveling public consider alternate routes. The overlay projects on the other streets listed herein as part in the 2013 Street Improvement Program will only result in minor delays and closing of the immediate street segment during the actual overlay process.


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J.C. Hughes, Public Works Director
903-935-4489
jchughes@marshalltexas.net

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November 14, 2013 Tinted Water Event

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

MARSHALL WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT

WATER TREATMENT DIVISION

NOVEMBER 14, 2013
 

Re:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY WATER TREATMENT PLANT IS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING A TINTED WATER EVENT


The City Water Treatment Plant is currently experiencing a tinted water event because of deeply colored raw water, created by recent heavy rains and flooding upstream of our water intake location on Big Cypress Bayou. The flooding stirs up bayou sediment and naturally occurring minerals, especially iron, which results in very dark brown raw water. When the stirred up raw water is combined in the water treatment process with the recent cooler night temperatures, it makes it very difficult to remove the darker than normal brown color from the raw water, resulting in a slight yellowish tint in the treated water.
 

Despite the water’s slight yellow appearance, there are no contamination or bacterial issues.
 

We apologize for any inconvenience, as we continue to make treatment improvements to overcome the treatment challenges created by the poor raw water color, because of the added sediment and minerals.



Distributed by:

Nancy Pasel, Water Treatment Superintendent

903-935-4492

npasel@marshalltexas.net


J.C. Hughes, Public Works Director

903-935-4489

jchughes@marshalltexas.net

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August 12th 2013 Street Improvement Begins

NEWS RELEASE – CITY OF MARSHALL, TEXAS

MARSHALL PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT - STREET DIVISION

August 9, 2013

 

Re:   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE CITY OF MARSHALL ANNOUNCES START OF CONSTRUCTION OF THE 2013 STREET IMPROVEMENT, MAINTENANCE, AND STREET MICRO-REFINISHING PROJECTS

 

Beginning the week of August 12th, construction will begin on the 2013 Street Improvement, Maintenance, and Street Micro-Refinishing projects throughout the City of Marshall. Improvements, micro-refinishing, and in-house repairs will amount to approximately $1,552,842 this year and represents a strong message by the City Commission and City Manager that street improvement and maintenance issues are a priority and are being addressed.

 

Scheduled improvements and maintenance projects include:

  • 23 streets to receive a new micro-refinished surface
  • 11 streets to receive an asphalt overlay surface
  • 11 streets and portions of streets to be reconstructed with asphalt overlay
  • 1 major intersection to reconstructed as a new concrete intersection
  • 2 in-house street improvement projects are scheduled
  • 1 major City/County Interlocal Agreement road reconstruction

         

Scheduled improvements and repairs this summer amount to approximately 66,000 linear feet of street work or approximately 12-1/2 miles; similar to the distance from Loop 390 in Marshall to Jefferson, Texas.

 

Some notable projects include:

  • Micro-Refinishing of Bell Cut-Off from the railroad overpass to FM-1998
  • Micro-Refinishing of East and West Carolanne Street
  • Micro-Refinishing of Evans Street from Van Zandt to Loop 390
  • Micro-Refinishing of Navajo Trail from FM-31 to the deadend
  • Micro-Refinishing of Norwood Street from Cooper Street to Loop 390
  • Micro-Refinishing of Olive Street from Avenue D to Loop 390
  • Micro-Refinishing of Park Street from Van Zandt to Loop 390
  • Asphalt overlay of Bell Cutoff from the railroad overpass to Highway 43
  • Asphalt overlay of North Grove from Travis Street to Highway 80
  • Reconstruction of Buck Sherrod Road from Highway 80 to the City Limits
  • Reconstruction of Holland Street from Martin L King Blvd. to Winston Street
  • Reconstruction of the Poplar/Bolivar/Virginia Street Intersections

It is also notable that 2013 marks the first year that the City of Marshall will be utilizing the Street Maintenance Sales Tax as previously approved by voters; this year approximately $425,000 is allocated for repairs as part of the 2013 Street Program.

 

Starting next week and continuing for 3 to 4 weeks, there will be traffic interruptions and detours at many of the nearly 50 locations all over Marshall. We ask that travels be patient, as most of the individual street locations will only be impassable or rerouted for very short periods of time; the end result will be greatly improved street surfaces.

 

If you have any questions or need additional information about the status or schedule of an individual street, please feel free to call our Public Works office at 903-935-4485.

 

 


 

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J. C. Hughes, Public Works Director

903-503-4503 (cell)

jchughes@marshalltexas.net

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2013 Street Improvement Program

CITY OF MARSHALL

 

 

COMMISSION AGENDA INFORMATION SHEET:

 

 

MEETING DATE: March 28, 2013

 

 

PROJECT: Consider and act on a recommendation to approve staff proposed 2013 Street Improvement Program and award a Work Order for Professional Services for engineering and construction inspection. (Director of Public Works & Water Utilities)

 

 

DESCRIPTION: Attached is an excel spreadsheet showing our staff proposed 2013 Street Improvement Program. This year we are:

  • Setting a base street improvement list and providing for alternate additional/added streets to provide a level of flexibility in the event that overall bid results come in at a much lower level. At the same time, if overall bids come in higher, we will need to trim streets from the base proposed street improvement list – we will advise the City Commission if this is the case.
  • Our proposed street improvement revenue base includes a recommendation to allocate approximately $160,000 in additional funds as a result of lower costs in the 2012 Street Improvement Program. If the City Commission agrees to consider allocating the additional funds from General Funds Unallocated Reserves, we will approach the City Commission at its next available meeting for consideration of a budget amendment.
  • The Street Improvement Program, for the first time, allocates additional funds from the voter approved Street Maintenance Tax, which must be dedicated to street maintenance activities. We are estimating receipts for this program year to contribute approximately $425,000 to our street maintenance activities in 2013.

 

Below is a reminder summary of approximate costs and comparisons of street maintenance processes:

·         Micro-Resurfacing: $4.65 a sq. yd.

o    Relatively inexpensive

o    Provides additional crack sealing to reduce water penetration into the road surface

o    Provides small degree of surface leveling of existing road surface, but not as smooth a surface as an overlay

o    No loose rock, good long term surface adhesion in curves, cul-de-sacs, and near stops

o    Used as a longer life alternative to seal coat, it is not meant to replace road reconstruction

o    Life expectancy 8 to 12 years

·         Hot-in-Place Asphalt Recycling Overlay (good base – good road surface): $12.50 a sq. yd.

o    Mid- range cost level

o    Provides a new road surface free of surface cracks

o    Provides a road surface similar to an asphalt overlay

o    Provides new smooth road surface

o    Requires a good road base and average existing road surface – and long straight sections

o    Life expectancy 15 to 20 years

·         Asphalt 1-1/2” Street Overlay of Roadway (good base – fair road surface): $12.50 a sq. yd.

o    Mid-range cost level

o    Provides a new road surface free of surface cracks

o    Provides new smooth road surface

o    Requires a good road base and average existing road surface

o    Life expectancy 15 to 20 years

·         Pulva-mix Base & Asphalt Overlay: $18.50 a sq. yd.

o    High-range cost level – Between Overlay and Reconstruction

o    Provides a new road surface free of surface cracks

o    Provides new smooth road surface

o    Reconstructs and rejuvenates existing roadway base

o    Life expectancy 20 to 25 years

·         Road Reconstruction & Asphalt Overlay: $25.00 a sq. yd.

o    Much higher-range cost level – highest cost is concrete

o    Provides a new road surface free of surface cracks

o    Provides new smooth road surface

o    Reconstructs and rejuvenates existing roadway base

o    Life expectancy 25 to 30 years

·         Concrete Road Reconstruction: $92.50 a sq. yd.

o    Highest-range cost level – longest life expectancy

o    Provides a new road surface free of surface cracks

o    Provides new smooth road surface

o    Reconstructs and rejuvenates existing roadway base

o    Life expectancy 40 to 50 years

 

The proposed 2013 Street Improvement Program estimates $1,580,882 in revenue and $1,577,851.80 in expenditures, which includes an estimated $16,800 in revenue from the Annual City/County Interlocal Agreement, $229,082 in Community Development Block Grant Funds, and $160,000 in Unallocated General Fund Reserves.

 

Our graded street condition is noted on the attached spreadsheet, abbreviated and shown as “COND” in a column next to the street and based on the following criteria:

  • 1 – Excellent                        
  • 2 – Very Good
  • 3 – Fair
  • 4 – Poor
  • 5 – Very Poor

 

The proposed 2013 Street Improvement Program also includes $455,916.55 in street project expenditures funded through the Street Maintenance Sales Tax. The difference in the estimated expenditures and an estimated $425,000 in sales tax revenue will be covered by our General Fund Budget.

 

*An “alphabetic” listing of streets proposed for improvement in 2013 are shown on the first page of the attached Proposed 2013 Street Improvement Program.

 

Please understand that the attached spreadsheet for our proposed 2013 Street Improvement Program is based on current estimates; actual bid amounts may increase or reduce allocations in each work element category. Cost estimates include engineering costs, but once again, the final scope of work for each major improvement element, will be determined through contract approvals by the City Commission.

 

Included in the attached 2013 Street Improvement Program is the cost of engineering related activities for the major contracted work elements in the General Funds and CDBG portions. Attached is a proposed Work Order for Professional Services for Hayes Engineering, Inc. to provide design, bidding, and construction inspections of all street improvement projects, including the Community Development Block Grant street improvements; the proposed work order cost is $95,000, which represents 7.36% of the $1,290,101.80 portion of the proposed 2013 Street Improvement Budget that requires outside engineering and inspection services..

 

 

COST:

To be determined – major bid packages will be brought back for City Commission Approval.

 

 

FUNDING:                            Acct. Name & No                  Original Budget        

General Fund                          Acct# 01-0408-05-02              $750,000 (overall line item budget)

General Fund Reserves                                                         $160,000 (surplus from 2012)

Street Maintenance Tax          Acct# 80-0408-00-00              $425,000 (new of 2013)

CDBG Funds                                                                          $229,082 (2013 CDBG funding year)

Harrison County Interlocal                                                     $  16,800 (per annual Interlocal Agreement)

                                                                                             $1,580,882

 

 

RECOMMENDED             

ACTION:

Consider approval of the staff proposed 2013 Street Improvement Program, including approval of an Engineering Work Order with Hayes Engineering, Inc. for Professional Service for design, bidding, and inspection of the General Fund Street Improvements.

 

 

CITY CONTACT: J. C. Hughes, Director of Public Works & Water Utilities

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:

2013 Proposed Street Improvement Program – V5 - Dated 03-28-2013

2013 Proposed Street Improvement Map

2013 Proposed Work Order for Professional Services – Hayes Engineering

 

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Press Release - Three Compartment Recycling Center

The City of Marshall and Main Street Marshall are excited to announce the installation of a new three compartment recycling center in downtown Marshall as an aid in recycling for all businesses and residents. The unit has two columns that accept general recycle material, except glass, and has a center unit that accepts paper product only. All three columns have flaps to assist in keeping rain from contacting the recycled material; the center “Paper Only” column has a vertical flap for additional protection from rain.

 

Glass recycling is not currently offered by our refuse and recycling service provider, but we continue to search for future glass recycling options.

 

The added benefit of this recycling center is that it is very portable. During special events or festivals, this unit can be picked up and moved by hand to the Square or near any special events.

 

Downtown Recycle - 2

We are excited to add this recycling option and we encourage everyone to take advantage of the convenient location in the parking lot behind the Weisman’s building on North Wellington Street.

 

The following chart is our current recycling guideline. Residents are also reminded that they may take advantage of our city wide curbside recycling every Wednesday; blue recycling bins are available from Allied Waste at 800-678-7274.

 

 

 
 

 

 


 

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Press Release - New K9 Officer

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West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus 4 D’s

 

Please download flyer for more information on how to protect yourself from the West Nile Virus.

 

 

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Community Newsletter April 2013

Community Newsletter April-May-June 2013

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