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Animal Shelter - Part of Capital Projects Discussion

City staff is working with stakeholders to assess the feasibility of repurposing a City building as a potential alternative to the Sweeny Dog Pound. This site is located on 2nd Street and has a concrete foundation. This project is being evaluated to determine if the site can support indoor/outdoor dog runs, office space, ADA-approved restrooms, visitation room, and climate control. Currently, the dog pound is outdoors and outside of the City's limits. Centralizing the site would allow for greater flexibility to expand services and increase the comfort of shelter animals awaiting adoption.
This project will be considered with Sweeny's inaugural Capital Improvement Project program to be presented to City Council in Spring 2024.
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City Hall - Business Hours 01.16.2024 UPDATE

After further evaluation of the weather conditions, we feel it is the safest decision to close Sweeny City Hall on January 16, 2024, due to inclement weather conditions and possible icy roads. We have received reports of bridges freezing, so please be careful on the roads. The regular City Council meeting for January 16, 2024 is still scheduled for 6:00 p.m. We have enabled a Zoom link (below) for the public's participation for anyone who cannot make it due to the weather.

Hi there,

Lindsay Koskiniemi is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Regular City Council Meeting January 16, 2024, 6:00p.m.
Time: Jan 16, 2024 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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RECYCLE

NOTICE 12/28/23 3PM:
We have been notified that Waste Connections will service RECYCLE carts Tomorrow, Friday, December 29th. The holidays have delayed services.

BOC Accepting Applications

https://www.sweenytx.gov/Document_Center/City%20Government/Board%20&%20Commissions/BoardsCommissionsApplication.FF.pdf  BOC 2023 - Copy

Utility Payments

Payments for utility bills will be accepted in the forms of cash, check, money order, or credit card.  To provide the highest level of customer service, we can only accept coin payments that are pre-rolled. 
Online payments can be paid at www.trafficpayment.com.  We do offer residential and commercial bank draft options; please contact City Hall to obtain a form for setup or visit our utilities page for further information.

Brazoria County Tax Office Substation- Sweeny

RIBBON CUTTING 12/14/2023 at 9:30 a.m.

City of Sweeny is happy to announce the opening of the Brazoria County Tax Office Substation at its new location, 123 N Oak Street. New location will be open for business starting this Friday, December the 8th.
We are excited to continue this partnership and to allow our residents the convenient access to the resources provided by the Brazoria County Tax Office.
Please view the news release issued by Brazoria County below.
Office Hours will be Fridays from 8am to 5 pm.

Holiday Closures

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Charles River Laboratory Project

The City of Sweeny is making every effort to express opposition to the Charles River Laboratory project, a primate testing facility proposed on County Road 2. Our County Commissioners and State Representative Cody Vasut have supported the City’s opposition along with several other entities’ opposition to the proposed facility. Provided are letters from the City of Sweeny to Brazoria County Commissioners Court on November 28, 2023 and from Representative Vasut to the Chief Executive Officer of the Charles River Laboratory.

City of Sweeny Opposition Letter 
Representative Vasut's Opposition Letter

Ordinance Amendment

The City of Sweeny has amended Chapter 95 of the Animal Ordinance.  City Council adopted the below amendment at the November Regular Session.  This amendment was adopted in efforts to help control the City's feral cat population.  Having your pets wear a collar and/or harness with tags will help staff to differentiate between pets and strays. Please see the amendment and new requirements below. 
 95.07 KEEPING CERTAIN ANIMALS AND FOWL.
   (A)   It shall be unlawful for any owner of any dog, cat or other domesticated animal capable of transmitting rabies to human beings or other animals, to keep, own, possess, harbor or allow said animal to remain on a premises under the owner’s control, unless the dog, cat or other domesticate animals, for which a USDA approved vaccine exists, meets the following requirements:
      (1)   The dog, cat or other domesticated animal has a current, valid rabies vaccination certificate;
      (2)   The dog, cat or other domesticated animal is wearing a collar or other harness;
      (3)   A tag showing proof of vaccination is attached to the collar.
(Ord. 102-15, passed 12-16-14; Am. Ord. 23-110, passed 11-15-23) Penalty, see § 10.99

BOC Accepting Applications

The Planning and Zoning Board of Commissioners (BOC) is accepting applications. The BOC is comprised of seven members that meet on an as needed basis to hear rezoning requests.  If you are interested in volunteering, please return completed applications to City Hall or email to info@sweenytx.gov

Application   

NOTICE: 10/30/23 Utilities Software Maintenance

Monday, October 30th, 2023, utility accounts will be unavailable from 9 am to 2 pm while software maintenance is completed.  During this time online payments will not be available.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will work to have accounts available as soon as possible.

Boo Dog Dash

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Film Friendly Certified

City of Sweeny earns Film Friendly Texas designation from the Texas Film Commission!  Over 175 communities across our state are part of this key program, creating jobs and supporting local businesses. 
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Governor Abbott Announces Film Friendly Texas Designation For Sweeny | Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott

Main Street Cleanup

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Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Budget

UPDATE: A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED BUDGET WAS HELD ON September 12th, 2023 AT 6:00PM at the City Hall in City Council Chambers, 102 W. Ashley Wilson Rd., Sweeny, Texas 77480
City Council voted unanimously to approve the budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 with changes.  
FOR: Mark Morgan Jr., Reese Cook, Brian Brooks, John Rambo, and Tim Pettigrew. 
AGAINST:  None
PRESENT BUT NOT VOTING: Dusty Hopkins, Mayor
FY 2023/2024 Budget



Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Budget

Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2024 Proposed Budget
A public hearing will be held on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023-2024 City of Sweeny budget, at City Hall, located at 102 W Ashley Wilson Rd., Sweeny, Texas 77480, Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.  
This budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year's budget by an amount of $151,896, which is a 10.65% increase from last year's budget, and of that amount, $6,967 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year. 

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

UPDATE: A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WAS HELD ON September 12th, 2023 AT 6:00PM at the City Hall in City Council Chambers, 102 W. Ashley Wilson Rd., Sweeny, Texas 77480.  
The City of Sweeny adopted that the property tax rate be increased by a tax rate of 0.607158, which is effectively a 17.55% increase in the tax rate and approving the ordinance adopting the tax rate of 0.607158 per $100 valuation for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year. 

CITY OF SWEENY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. 
THIS TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.50 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $-148.96.

FOR: Mark Morgan Jr., Reese Cook, Brian Brooks, John Rambo, and Tim Pettigrew. 
AGAINST:  None
PRESENT BUT NOT VOTING: Dusty Hopkins, Mayor



A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2023 AT 6:00 P.M.
at the Sweeny City Hall in City Council Chambers, 102 W Ashley Wilson Rd., Sweeny, Texas 77480.

A tax rate of $0.607158 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of CITY OF SWEENY. 

PROPOSED TAX RATE                 $0.607158 per $100
NO- NEW REVENUE TAX RATE  $0.516525 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE    $0.607158 per $100

 The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2023 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for CITY OF SWEENY from the same properties in both the 2022 tax year and the 2023 tax year.  The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that CITY OF SWEENY may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate.  The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that CITY OF SWEENY is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2023 tax year.
Notice of Public Hearing
Worksheet
Required Steps

THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.

THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.50 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $-148.96.


Road Closure 09/01/2023

Notice: Road Closure 09/01/2023
Alice Street, from Ross to McKinney/FM 1459, will be closed to thru traffic on Friday, September 1st, from 7 AM-11 AM for hospital construction. Please be cautious of workers present in the area and mindful of detours. Driveways in the area are not to be blocked, allowing access as needed.

EDC Accepting Applications

Sweeny Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications.  Deadline for applications will be Friday, August 11th, 2023 by Close of Business (4:30 p.m.)
Return completed applications to City Hall.  
Application
The Sweeny Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is a Type B corporation created to promote economic growth and creation of jobs in Sweeny.  SEDC helps attract businesses while boosting small economies.  If you are interested in serving our community, please submit an application! 

RFP Consultant/Management Services for Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Grant

The City of Sweeny is soliciting a request for proposals (RFP) from interested qualified professionals to provide consultant/management services for grant writing and administration services.  Any contract or contracts awarded under this RFP are expected to be funded by a grant from the US Department of Transportation FY 2023 Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Grant. Full RFP can be found under the Budget and Finance Page. 

RFQ for Engineering Services Associated with Proposed Natural Gas Line Infrastructure Improvements

The City of Sweeny is soliciting statements of qualifications for professional engineering services associated with proposed natural gas line infrastructure improvements.  Any contract(s) awarded under this RFQ are expected to be funded by a grant from the US Department of Transportation FY 2023 Natural Gas Distribution Infrastructure Safety and Modernization Program.  For the full RFQ, please see the Budget and Finance Page. 

Consumer Confidence Report Year 2022

The 2022 Drinking Water Quality Report can be accessed below.  
Consumer Confidence Report Year 2022

Texas Film Commission Certification

The City of Sweeny is pursuing certification through the Texas Film Commission - Office of the Governor of Texas, as a Film Friendly Community. This certification is beneficial, because film production can be quite lucrative and beneficial to the local economy, because filming productions through the TX Film Commission are required to use at least 70% of local resources from people to goods and services. To obtain certification, cities must: 1) Attend a Film Commission workshop, 2) Adopt Film Friendly Guidelines, and 3) Must have a portfolio of pictures of different locations. Sweeny has completed the first two steps to certification, and now we need the community's help with submitting local pictures to make the portfolio. The City must submit at least 5 different locations with 5-10 images of each location, however more than 5 locations is great. Locations can include everything - the good, the bad, and the ugly - any places that could create a backdrop for a film production such as: parks, railroad tracks, schools, natural landscapes, cemeteries, unique buildings, dilapidated buildings, downtowns, rivers, one-of-a-kind trees, hospitals, etc. Images can be uploaded to the Film Commission website using this link and clicking "Upload Your Photos" (middle of the page): Submit Your Property as a Production Location (texas.gov)
You can find more information on the Film Friendly program and the Texas Film Commission using this link: Texas Film Commission | Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott
We are EXCITED to see your pictures!! When uploading images, please complete all requested fields. If you have any questions, City Hall, Sweeny Chamber of Commerce, or Sweeny EDC can help! This is a Sweeny Community effort.

Water Discoloration Update

UPDATE 04/06/2023 -Water Coloration:
After calling in reinforcements, we have determined that the water softeners need repair. For now, the City is operating the water system by bypassing the softeners for maintenance and has notified TCEQ of the bypass. Bypassed water is still treated. We have determined that in addition to repair work, more media is needed in the softeners. Right now, we are working on getting a repair schedule and will keep the public updated as we get more information. While the softeners are offline, you may (no guarantee) notice water color clearing up. We are interested in knowing what your observations are. You can report what you see in your water to info@sweenytx.gov 

Update from Regular Council Session 03/21/2023: 
The City of Sweeny observed an uptick in dirty water complaints in the month of February, with pocketed areas of higher frequencies of complaints throughout the City. In response, the City asked outside water testing companies including Environdyne and Water Utilities Systems, LLC to take water samples and run a comprehensive battery of tests on the City’s water. Test samples were taken in the areas of town with the highest frequency of dirty water calls. While the City did not have the test results back in time for a Special City Council meeting held on March 09, 2023, staff was available to answer questions related to the water quality and what was being done to address the water coloration. Results from the independent tests were received by the City on March 20, 2023 and shared at the regular City Council meeting on March 21, 2023. Both water testing companies had the same results: Elevated levels of manganese. While the water is not harmful to the public, the color of the manganese can be seen by the naked eye.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulates all public water systems in Texas. TCEQ discontinued the city’s use of polyphosphate, a substance that sequesters the coloration of iron and manganese in water. Currently, the City’s licensed water operators are working with TCEQ to request permission to reinstate the use of polyphosphate. The results of independent tests are available for the public’s view. Updates on the water coloration will be posted on the City’s website as the City receives new information.

It is notable that there is major construction in progress to replace water main lines throughout town, and the construction can agitate the system and cause water discoloration.
Environdyne Results
Water Utilities Systems, LLC Results
TCEQ Results

Water Service Line Survey

Sweeny residents and businesses, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) requires all public water systems to take inventory of water service line types to determine the type of material of the lines. The inventory of all service lines must be completed by October 16, 2024. This requirement is under the Lead Service Line Inventory Under Lead and Copper Rule Revision (LCRR, January 2023).

We anticipate the EPA issuing a directive that will not allow the City to excavate to determine water service line type, so your participation in this survey is critical in helping us meet the deadline.

This survey takes approximately 7 minutes to complete, and it is helpful if you have your utility billing account number.

Thank you for your time and helping us to maintain compliance.

Link to Survey (Provided in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KF6XWDM

Gas System Update

The City of Sweeny did have an interruption in gas service earlier this morning, Friday, March 24th, 2023. If you are still experiencing a gas issue and/or have an emergency, please call dispatch at 979 548 3111 for assistance.  The Public Works Department will be notified in order to assist.

Press Release - Water Coloration

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

102 W. Ashley-Wilson Road

Sweeny, TX 77480

Contacts:               Lindsay Koskiniemi – City Manager

                               citymanager@sweenytx.gov

                                Ross Aguirre – Public Works Director

                                rdaguirre@sweenytx.gov

Phone:                   (979)548-3321

               

WATER COLORATION

Sweeny, Texas, March 06, 2023 - Recently, some of our water customers have experienced discolored tap water (reddish/brown) coming out of their faucets at home. Regular water testing per the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) regulations performed, show that Sweeny’s public water system meets all drinking water standards. All water test results are published by TCEQ on the water watch website (Water System No. TX0200009 https://dww2.tceq.texas.gov/DWW/)

The City of Sweeny would like to let our customers know that we are aware of the coloration in the water, and we are working to clear the water through routine flushing and changing/upgrading aged water infrastructure. Tentative flushing schedules can be found on the Public Works page of the City of Sweeny website. (https://www.sweenytx.gov/city_departments/public_works.php)

The City takes monthly samples to test for E. Coli and Coliform bacteria and takes and tests for lead and copper in the water system twice annually. Sampling is done by TCEQ-licensed water operators employed by the City, and tests are performed by Brazoria County Lab in Angleton. The City has two full time, licensed, water operators on staff – Public Works Director, Ross Aguirre, and Water Operator Kevin Eskridge, and a third full time staff members working toward reinstatement of a water operator license. Credentials for water operators licensed in Texas can be found by visiting the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality website (https://www.tceq.texas.gov/licensing/licenses/waterlic#acceptC)

The City of Sweeny will hold a Special City Council meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the water color with the public and staff members and city engineer will be available to answer questions. The meeting will be held at Sweeny City Hall located at 102 W. Ashley-Wilson Road, Sweeny, TX 77480 in City Council Chambers.

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City Hall Hours Changing January 1st

City Hall Hours will be changing as of January 1st, 2023.
Monday - Thursday:  8:30 A.M.  to 4:30 P.M.
Friday:  8 A.M. to 12 P.M. (NOON)

City Offices New Year's Schedule

City Offices will be closing Friday, December 30th,2022 at 3 PM and will remain closed on Monday, January 2nd, 2023 in observance of New Years. 

Water Level

PUBLIC NOTICE / NOTICIA PÚBLICA
Hey Sweeny Residents, if you are currently dripping your water faucets, please stop until after 7pm, when temperatures are expected to return to freezing.
The ground water storage tank levels are lower than we would like to see, and we are trying to avoid issuing a boil water notice. Please use water conservatively over the next day.
If you experience a ruptured water pipe, please call police dispatch at 979-548-3111 so your call can be quickly routed to Public Works for response.
Hola, residentes de Sweeny, si actualmente gotean los grifos de agua, deténganse hasta después de las 7:00 p. m., cuando se espera que las temperaturas vuelvan a congelarse.
Los niveles del tanque de almacenamiento de agua subterránea son más bajos de lo que nos gustaría ver, y estamos tratando de evitar emitir un aviso de hervir el agua. Utilice agua de forma conservadora durante el día siguiente.
Si experimenta una tubería de agua rota, llame al despacho de la policía al 979-548-3111 para que su llamada se desvíe rápidamente a Obras Públicas para una respuesta.

Winter Weather Event - Hard Freeze 12/22/2022 - 12/24/2022

 English and Spanish:
It is going to get cold tomorrow night, and there will be strong wind gusts. The greatest risk is power outages due to high winds. The City has been in contact with TNMP. If you experience a power outage, please call TNMP at 888-866-7456. Please remember to exercise caution with space heaters. Hypothermia is a serious threat during this weather event; do not leave pets outside. A video is provided along with slides from recent NWS briefings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXwvKCIbadg
Va a hacer frío mañana por la noche y habrá fuertes ráfagas de viento. El mayor riesgo son los cortes de energía debido a los fuertes vientos. La Ciudad ha estado en contacto con TNMP. Si experimenta un corte de energía, llame a TNMP al 888-866-7456. Recuerde tener cuidado con los calentadores de espacio. La hipotermia es una amenaza seria; no deje mascotas afuera. Se proporciona un video junto con diapositivas de sesiones informativas recientes del NWS.

 WINTER WEATHER 12.22.2022 2PREPARING FOR COLD WEATHER IN SPANISHPREPARING FOR COLD WEATHER

Sweeny Community Hospital Parking Map

Please see the New Parking Map to be used during this Phase of the Sweeny Community Hospital Construction.
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CCPD Survey Results

Please See The CCPD Survey Results Below: 


City Hall Hours Changing January 1st

City Hall Hours will be changing as of January 1st, 2023.
Monday - Thursday:  8:30 A.M.  to 4:30 P.M.
Friday:  8 A.M. to 12 P.M. (NOON)

TOWN HALL MEETING

TOWN HALL MEETING

TOPIC: CRIME CONTROL & PREVENTION DISTRICT

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,   
Sweeny City Hall, 102 W Ashley Wilson Road, Sweeny, Texas 77480

Town Hall Flyer

NOTICE OF POTENTIAL QUORUM SWEENY CITY COUNCIL
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL QUORUM CRIME CONTROL & PREVENTION BOARD (CCPD)

Special District Sales Allocation Survey - We want YOUR input

Please either follow the link or use the QR Code to access the survey. The purpose of this survey is to solicit the community's feedback on two potential ballot propositions concerning special district sales tax allocation to the Crime Control and Prevention District to fund police equipment and allocation to the Sweeny Economic Development Corporation. This survey is only 3 questions and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. Included is an informational document that explains how sales tax is allocated and for what purposes.

This survey will end at 5:00 p.m. on November 14, 2022.

Thank you for your participation, Sweeny!!

TO ACCESS INFORMATION DOCUMENT (don't worry, short read!): Ballot Petition Info for CCPD

TO TAKE SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G786YQ5 

QR_code_G786YQ5

Veterans Memorial Tree Species Replacement

UPDATE 11/03/22:  Tree removal is completed Backyard Park. The winner of the tree replacement survey was the great white oak. We are excited to watch the tree grow over the years. Thank you for your participation in the survey. We will keep you updated on when the tree will be planted in Backyard Park!
Andys.Tree

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate

UPDATE: A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WAS HELD ON September 27, 2022 AT 6:00PM at the City Hall in City Council Chambers, 102 W. Ashley Wilson Rd., Sweeny, Texas 77480.  
This year's levy to fund maintenance and operations expenditures exceeds last year's maintenance and operations tax levy.  

CITY OF SWEENY 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 12.18 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $-7.20.


A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 27, 2022 AT 6:00PM at the City Hall in City Council Chambers, 102 W. Ashley Wilson Rd., Sweeny, Texas 77480.


A tax rate of $0.730954 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of CITY OF SWEENY.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.730954 per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $0.652198 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $0.678441 per $100
DE MINIMIS RATE $0.910524 per $100

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2022 tax year that will raise the same amount of property
tax revenue for CITY OF SWEENY from the same properties in both the 2021 tax year and the 2022 tax
year.
Notice of Public Hearing
Worksheet
Required Steps

THIS TAX RATE WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.

THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 12.18 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $-7.20.

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate & Adopted Budget

Notice of Proposed Tax Rate       Fiscal Year 2022/ 2023
Adopted Budget FY 2022/2023


The City of Sweeny will have a Public Hearing on the proposed 2022-2023 property tax rate on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 102 W. Ashley-Wilson Rd., Sweeny TX 77480.

The budget will raise more revenue from property taxes thank last year’s budget by an amount of $154,033.25, which is a 12.08% increase from last year’s budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $13,511.17.

PROPOSED TAX RATE                      $0.67844              PER $100
NO-NEW REVENUE TAX RATE        $0.652198            PER $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE          $0.678441            PER $100
2021 TAX RATE                                 $0.685636            PER $100


Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Budget

Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2023 Proposed Budget

A public hearing will be held on the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023 City of Sweeny budget, at City Hall, located at 102 W. Ashley Wilson Road, Sweeny, Texas 77480, Wednesday, August 31, 2022  at 6:00 p.m.
This budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year's budget by an amount of $170,577.45, which is a 14.44% increase from last year's budget; of that amount, $12,653 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.

 

2022 Disaster Guide

Are you prepared for an emergency event?  See the 2022 Disaster Guide for important information and safety tips.
2022 Disaster Guide

2021 Consumer Confidence Report

The 2021 Consumer Confidence Report tells customers about the City of Sweeny's water system, where our water comes from, and provides information on water quality. The City takes great pride in its water system and works hard to meet or exceed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements. 
2021 CCR Report 

Proposed Tax Rate Hearing 9/21/2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE
A tax rate of $0.747062 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of CITY OF
SWEENY.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.747062 per $100
NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $0.673262 per $100
VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $0.747062 per $100

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2021 tax year that will raise the same amount of property
tax revenue for CITY OF SWEENY from the same properties in both the 2020 tax year and the 2021 tax
year.
The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that CITY OF SWEENY may adopt without holding an
election to seek voter approval of the rate.
The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that CITY OF SWEENY is
proposing to increase property taxes for the 2021 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 21, 2021 AT
6:00 PM AT City Hall at 102 W. Ashley Wilson, Rd., Sweeny, Texas 77480.

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, CITY OF SWEENY is not
required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate. However, you may
express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the City
Council of CITY OF SWEENY at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED
AS FOLLOWS:
Property tax amount= (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100
FOR the proposal: Sandra Blaine Bill Hayes
Brian Brooks John Rambo
Tim Pettigrew
AGAINST the proposal:
PRESENT and not voting: Mayor Jeff Farley
ABSENT:

The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit
the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.

The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by CITY OF
SWEENY last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by CITY OF
SWEENY this year.
2020 2021 Change
Total tax rate (per
$100 of value)
$0.701553 $0.747062 increase of $0.045509, or
6.49%
Average homestead
taxable value
$128,449 $137,051 increase of $8,602, or
6.70%
Tax on average
homestead
$901.14 $1,023.86 increase of $122.72, or
13.62%
Total tax levy on all
properties
$1,139,350 $1,290,174 increase of $150,824, or
13.24%
For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for CITY OF SWEENY at 979-864-1320
or taxoffice@brazoria-county.com, or visit www.brazoriacountytx.gov for more information.

Patriot Day, September 11, 2021

Today marks twenty years since that Tuesday morning when the United States was forever changed. On September 11, 2001, as ordinary people started their days in New York City, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, cowardly and senseless acts of terrorism and hate stole 2,977 innocent lives, devastating families and communities.  People across the world were shocked by the cruelty and horror of the terrorist act, even as they were inspired by the bravery of the first responders. 

Over the course of that morning, our Nation lost family members, friends, loved ones, coworkers – each one with hopes and dreams. Twenty years later, we still feel the loss, the trauma, the pain, and the quest for justice. The images still within our collective memories. Planes piercing buildings.  Smoke filling skies.  Towers turning to dust.  The injured fleeing to safety.  The heroes rushing toward danger.

In the grief that followed, what Americans found was solace in one another. In one of our Nation’s darkest days, we united in the face of evil and uncertainty. And in the midst of the destruction, we witnessed incredible acts of bravery from law enforcement officers and first responders who charged into buildings to rescue their fellow Americans, to regular citizens who stepped up to help in a time of need.

The aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, proved that we are stronger together. Even as we continue to recover from this tragedy, we know for certain that there is nothing that America cannot overcome.  Through sorrow, with God’s help, we find strength.  Through remembrance, in God’s mercy, we find healing.  We move forward with resolve, forever cherishing the memories of the souls who perished that day. 

Today, I encourage my citizens in Sweeny to pause in remembrance of the innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001. As our city, state and nation united in the face of destruction and tragedy twenty years ago, let us once again remember the enduring patriotism that binds us together not only as a nation, but as A City With Pride. Together, we will be a guiding light for our future generations.

Therefore, I, Jeff Farley, Mayor of Sweeny Texas, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2021, to be Patriot Day in Sweeny and urge the appropriate recognition whereof.

Mayor Jeff Farley

Read the Mayor's Proclamation

Consumer Confidence Report 2020

The City of Sweeny's Consumer Confidence Report for 2020 is now available for viewing.   The City takes great pride in its water system and works hard to meet or exceed the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ( TCEQ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.  Please view the 2020 Drinking Water Quality Report linked below for further information on our city's water system and water quality.  
2020 Consumer Confidence Report 

Boil Water Notice - Rescind

Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3)

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

03/26/2021

 

On March 24, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Sweeny, public water system, 0200009, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

 

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of March 26, 2021.

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Reese Cook, City Manager by phone at 979-548-3321 or by mail PO BOX 248, Sweeny, TX 77480.

 

 

Aviso de Hervir Agua Rescindido

03/26/2021

 

El March 24, 2021 la Comisión de Calidad Ambiental de Texas requirió que el sistema público de agua City of Sweeny, 0200009, emitiera un Aviso de Hervir Agua para informar a clientes, individuos o empleados que debido a condiciones que ocurrieron recientemente en el sistema público de agua, el agua de este sistema público de agua debía ser hervida antes de que se usara como agua potable o para otros fines de consumo humano.

 

El sistema público de agua ha tomado las medidas correctivas necesarias para restaurar la calidad del agua distribuida por este sistema público de agua utilizada como agua potable o para otros fines de consumo humano y ha proporcionado a la TCEQ resultados de pruebas de laboratorio que indican que el agua ya no requiere hervir antes de usarse a partir del March 26, 2021.

 

Si usted tiene preguntas sobre este asunto, puede contactar a Reese Cook, City Manager en 979-548-3321 o PO BOX 248, Sweeny, TX 77480.

 

Boil Water Notice - 3/24/2021

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems
 3/24/2021
Due to reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the CITY OF SWEENY public water system 0200009 to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

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.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Reese Cook, City Manager at 979-548-3321, PO BOX 248, Sweeny, TX 77480

 

Aviso de Hervir Agua para Sistemas Públicos Comunitarios de Agua
3/24/2021

Debido a presión reducida del sistema de distribución , la Comisión de Calidad Ambiental de Texas ha requerido que el sistema público de agua CITY OF SWEENY, 0200009, notifique a todos los clientes que hiervan el agua antes del consumo (p. ej., lavarse la cara y las manos, cepillarse los dientes, beber, etc.). Los niños, las personas mayores y las personas con un sistema inmunológico debilitado son particularmente vulnerables a bacterias dañinas y todos los clientes deberían seguir estas instrucciones.

Para asegurar la destrucción de todas las bacterias y otros microbios dañinos, el agua para beber, cocinar y hacer hielo debe ser hervida (y enfriada) antes de su uso como agua potable o para otros fines de consumo humano. El agua debe llevarse a una ebullición vigorosa y luego hervirse por dos minutos.

En lugar de hervir, las personas pueden comprar agua embotellada u obtener agua de alguna otra fuente adecuada para beber u otros fines de consumo humano.

Cuando ya no sea necesario hervir el agua, los funcionarios del sistema público de agua notificarán a los clientes que el agua es segura para beber u otros fines de consumo humano.

Una vez que el aviso de hervir el agua ya no esté en vigencia, el sistema público de agua emitirá un aviso a sus clientes rescindiendo el aviso de hervir el agua en una manera parecida al presente aviso.

Sírvase compartir esta información con todas las otras personas que beben esta agua, especialmente aquellas que quizás no hayan recibido este aviso directamente (por ejemplo, personas en departamentos, hogares de ancianos, escuelas y negocios). Puede hacerlo colgando este aviso en un lugar público o repartiendo copias a mano o por correo.

Si usted tiene preguntas sobre este asunto, puede contactar a Reese Cook, City Manager en 979-548-3321, PO BOX 248, Sweeny, TX 77480

 

Job Opening: Chief of Police

The City of Sweeny is now accepting applications for the Chief of Police.

Notice of General Election 2021

See Notice of General Election 2021 for the City of Sweeny

Notice Pg 1.
Notice Pg 2.

Quarterly Flushing

May be an image of tree, outdoors and text that says 'Quarterly Hydrant Flushing & Monthly Dead-End Main Flushing THURSDAY, MARCH 4 @ 10:00 PM Please check your water for discoloration prior to using and doing laundry. In accordance with TCEQ and Preventative Maintenance guidelines.'

Boil Water Notice - Rescind

Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3)
Boil Water Notice Rescinded
02/24/2021
On February 17, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Sweeny, public water system, 0200009, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of February 24, 2021.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Reese Cook, City Manager by phone at 979-548-3321 or by mail PO BOX 248, Sweeny, TX 77480.

Aviso de Hervir Agua Rescindido
02/24/2021
El February 17, 2021 la Comisión de Calidad Ambiental de Texas requirió que el sistema público de agua City of Sweeny, 0200009, emitiera un Aviso de Hervir Agua para informar a clientes, individuos o empleados que debido a condiciones que ocurrieron recientemente en el sistema público de agua, el agua de este sistema público de agua debía ser hervida antes de que se usara como agua potable o para otros fines de consumo humano.

El sistema público de agua ha tomado las medidas correctivas necesarias para restaurar la calidad del agua distribuida por este sistema público de agua utilizada como agua potable o para otros fines de consumo humano y ha proporcionado a la TCEQ resultados de pruebas de laboratorio que indican que el agua ya no requiere hervir antes de usarse a partir del February 24, 2021.

Si usted tiene preguntas sobre este asunto, puede contactar a Reese Cook, City Manager en 979-548-3321 o PO BOX 248, Sweeny, TX 77480.

Damage Assessment Survey - Winter Weather Event

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Brazoria County Residents, if you have experienced frozen pipe water damage to your home, please fill out this survey to explain your damages. The State of Texas is compiling this information to forward to FEMA to qualify for Individual Assistance funding. The State of Texas has a minimum requirement of damaged homes to be eligible for individual federal assistance. It is important to fill out this survey to receive federal funding for home damages from this winter weather event.

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City of Sweeny Boil Water Notice

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems
 2/17/2021
Due to reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the CITY OF SWEENY public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
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.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Reese Cook, City Manager at 979-548-3321.

Aviso de Hervir Agua para Sistemas Públicos Comunitarios de Agua
2/17/2021
Debido a presión reducida del sistema de distribución , la Comisión de Calidad Ambiental de Texas ha requerido que el sistema público de agua CITY OF SWEENY notifique a todos los clientes que hiervan el agua antes del consumo (p. ej., lavarse la cara y las manos, cepillarse los dientes, beber, etc.). Los niños, las personas mayores y las personas con un sistema inmunológico debilitado son particularmente vulnerables a bacterias dañinas y todos los clientes deberían seguir estas instrucciones.
Para asegurar la destrucción de todas las bacterias y otros microbios dañinos, el agua para beber, cocinar y hacer hielo debe ser hervida (y enfriada) antes de su uso como agua potable o para otros fines de consumo humano. El agua debe llevarse a una ebullición vigorosa y luego hervirse por dos minutos.
En lugar de hervir, las personas pueden comprar agua embotellada u obtener agua de alguna otra fuente adecuada para beber u otros fines de consumo humano.
Cuando ya no sea necesario hervir el agua, los funcionarios del sistema público de agua notificarán a los clientes que el agua es segura para beber u otros fines de consumo humano.
Una vez que el aviso de hervir el agua ya no esté en vigencia, el sistema público de agua emitirá un aviso a sus clientes rescindiendo el aviso de hervir el agua en una manera parecida al presente aviso.
Sírvase compartir esta información con todas las otras personas que beben esta agua, especialmente aquellas que quizás no hayan recibido este aviso directamente (por ejemplo, personas en departamentos, hogares de ancianos, escuelas y negocios). Puede hacerlo colgando este aviso en un lugar público o repartiendo copias a mano o por correo.
Si usted tiene preguntas sobre este asunto, puede contactar a Reese Cook, City Manager en 979-548-3321.

Texas Senate Bill 5 - "Dog Tethering"

Effective January 18th, 2022

See infographics below for reference on Texas Senate Bill 5.

What The Safe Outdoor Dogs Act Does
How to Properly Restrain Your Dog Outdoors
Exceptions to the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act

TCEQ Notice

The following notice has been published at City Hall.

The CITY OF SWEENY water system PWS ID 0200009 has violated the monitoring/reporting
requirements set by Texas Commision on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Title 30, Texas
Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 290, Subchapter F. Public water systems are required to
properly disinfect water before distribution, maintain acceptable disinfection residuals within the
distribution system, monitor the disinfectant residual at various locations throughout the
distribution system, and report the results of that monitoring to the TCEQ on a quarterly basis.
Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water is safe from microbial
contamination.
This/These violation(s) occurred in the monitoring period(s)- 3rd quarter and 4th quarter of 2020.
We are taking the following actions to address this issue: Being proactive upon the timelines that are
allowed to submit the quarterly disinfectant residuals and submitting the information in a timely manner.
Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have
received this notice directly (i.e., 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.
If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Kevin Eskridge at 979-548-3321

TCEQ NOTICE

2019 Consumer Confidence Report

The City of Sweeny has released its 2019 Consumer Confidence Report (Water Quality Report)

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Sweeny will be flushing fire hydrants on Thursday, April 11, 2019 beginning at 10pm.

TCEQ Violation Notice

The attached public notice is to notify you, the public, the city has been issued a violation by TCEQ, and we have made the required changes to quickly correct the violation.

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Sweeny will be flushing fire hydrants on Friday, October 5, 2018 beginning at 10pm.

BID NOTICE - Click for Details

The City of Sweeny is seeking sealed bids for the demo and removal of a pavilion behind the Sweeny Community Center.

NOTICE - Proposed Budget & Tax Rate, FY2019

The City of Sweeny will adopt a new tax rate and budget for FY2019.

Police Department Receives Gun Donation

The Sweeny Police Department received a firearm donation today from Robert & Darlene Thornsberry (Rajin Cajun Custom Knives), Steve Irwin (Irwin’s Toy Box), and Cecil & Mary Money (C&M Custom Signs). 

Notice to Contractors - Before You Call 811 for Emergency Locate

Before You Call 811 for Emergency Locate — Is It Really an Emergency?

Police Department: 2018 Officer of the year

The Sweeny Police Department awarded their 2018 Officer of the Year to Detective Sergeant Brad Caudle at an awards ceremony sponsored by the 100 Club of Brazoria County.

Sales Tax Holiday on Emergency Preparation Supplies, April 28-30

This year’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies falls on the weekend of April 28-30.  There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase.

National Day of Prayer set for May 3, 2018

The City of Sweeny has declared May 3, 2018 as Sweeny Day of Prayer.  City employees will gather around the flag pole at City Hall on Thursday, May 3, in observance.

Fire Hydrant Audit Begins

Crews are in town this week doing our annual hydrant audit.  They will begin the audit tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  The audit usually takes several days to complete.

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Sweeny will be flushing fire hydrants on Thursday, April 5, 2018 beginning at 10pm.

Volunteers Needed for City Boards/Committees

The City of Sweeny is seeking volunteers for several boards and committees.  The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. 

ALERT: Phone Scam Targets Texas-New Mexico Power Customers

The Texas-New Mexico Power company would like to make customers aware of a telephone-based scam under way that threatens to disconnect customers’ power if those customers don’t make payments.

7th Annual Sweeny Community Thanksgiving Feast

Join us on Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 11am-3pm at the Sweeny Elementary School cafeteria for the 7th Annual Sweeny Community Thanksgiving Feast.

8th Annual Sweeny Blue Santa

The Sweeny Police Department is currently accepting applications and taking donations for the 8th Annual Sweeny Blue Santa Program.

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Sweeny will be flushing fire hydrants on Thursday, October 12, 2017 beginning at 10pm.

Fair Housing Action Plan (FHAST)

The City of Sweeny is posting the Fair Housing Action Plan (aka “FHAST”) in accordance with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

2017 Hurricane Guide

2017 Hurricane Guide

City Auction Ending Soon

The City of Sweeny’s auction of several items is ending within the next 24 hours.

Fire Hydrant Flushing

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2017 Municipal Election Results

Local elections vary widely across jurisdictions. In electoral system that roughly follow the Westminster model, a terminology has evolved with roles such as Mayor or Warden to describe the executive of a city, town or region, although the actual means of elections vary.

Sweeny Implements MyGov Service

Football refers to a number of sports that involve, to varying degrees, kicking a ball with the foot to score a goal. Unqualified, the word football is understood to refer to whichever form of football is the most popular in the regional context in which the word appears.

Damage Assessment Survey - Winter Weather Event

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Brazoria County Residents, if you have experienced frozen pipe water damage to your home, please fill out this survey to explain your damages. The State of Texas is compiling this information to forward to FEMA to qualify for Individual Assistance funding. The State of Texas has a minimum requirement of damaged homes to be eligible for individual federal assistance. It is important to fill out this survey to receive federal funding for home damages from this winter weather event.

https://arcg.is/uOrOb       

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Gulf Coast Transit District - Transportation Survey

The Gulf Coast Transit District is conducting a survey to understand the potential interest in public transportation service throughout Brazoria and Galveston Counties. This survey is specifically targeted towards the communities of Hitchcock, Jones Creek, Santa Fe, Sweeny, Oyster Creek, and West Columbia. Please take this short survey for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

Boil Water Notice - 3/24/2021

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems
 3/24/2021

Due to reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the CITY OF SWEENY public water system 0200009 to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.
In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.
Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.
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.
If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Reese Cook, City Manager at 979-548-3321, PO BOX 248, Sweeny, TX 77480

Aviso de Hervir Agua para Sistemas Públicos Comunitarios de Agua
3/24/2021
Debido a presión reducida del sistema de distribución , la Comisión de Calidad Ambiental de Texas ha requerido que el sistema público de agua CITY OF SWEENY, 0200009, notifique a todos los clientes que hiervan el agua antes del consumo (p. ej., lavarse la cara y las manos, cepillarse los dientes, beber, etc.). Los niños, las personas mayores y las personas con un sistema inmunológico debilitado son particularmente vulnerables a bacterias dañinas y todos los clientes deberían seguir estas instrucciones.
Para asegurar la destrucción de todas las bacterias y otros microbios dañinos, el agua para beber, cocinar y hacer hielo debe ser hervida (y enfriada) antes de su uso como agua potable o para otros fines de consumo humano. El agua debe llevarse a una ebullición vigorosa y luego hervirse por dos minutos.
En lugar de hervir, las personas pueden comprar agua embotellada u obtener agua de alguna otra fuente adecuada para beber u otros fines de consumo humano.
Cuando ya no sea necesario hervir el agua, los funcionarios del sistema público de agua notificarán a los clientes que el agua es segura para beber u otros fines de consumo humano.
Una vez que el aviso de hervir el agua ya no esté en vigencia, el sistema público de agua emitirá un aviso a sus clientes rescindiendo el aviso de hervir el agua en una manera parecida al presente aviso.
Sírvase compartir esta información con todas las otras personas que beben esta agua, especialmente aquellas que quizás no hayan recibido este aviso directamente (por ejemplo, personas en departamentos, hogares de ancianos, escuelas y negocios). Puede hacerlo colgando este aviso en un lugar público o repartiendo copias a mano o por correo.
Si usted tiene preguntas sobre este asunto, puede contactar a Reese Cook, City Manager en 979-548-3321, PO BOX 248, Sweeny, TX 77480

 

Boil Water Notice - Rescind

Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3)

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

03/26/2021

 

On March 24, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Sweeny, public water system, 0200009, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

 

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of March 26, 2021.

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Reese Cook, City Manager by phone at 979-548-3321 or by mail PO BOX 248, Sweeny, TX 77480.

 

 

Aviso de Hervir Agua Rescindido

03/26/2021

 

El March 24, 2021 la Comisión de Calidad Ambiental de Texas requirió que el sistema público de agua City of Sweeny, 0200009, emitiera un Aviso de Hervir Agua para informar a clientes, individuos o empleados que debido a condiciones que ocurrieron recientemente en el sistema público de agua, el agua de este sistema público de agua debía ser hervida antes de que se usara como agua potable o para otros fines de consumo humano.

 

El sistema público de agua ha tomado las medidas correctivas necesarias para restaurar la calidad del agua distribuida por este sistema público de agua utilizada como agua potable o para otros fines de consumo humano y ha proporcionado a la TCEQ resultados de pruebas de laboratorio que indican que el agua ya no requiere hervir antes de usarse a partir del March 26, 2021.

 

Si usted tiene preguntas sobre este asunto, puede contactar a Reese Cook, City Manager en 979-548-3321 o PO BOX 248, Sweeny, TX 77480.

 

Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustments Currently Taking Applications

The City of Sweeny is now taking applications for the Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments.  Applications can be found below or picked up at City Hall. 
Applications are due back by close of business July 13th, 2021.
Application  

Film Friendly City Certification Steps - CALL FOR VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS!

In April 2023 the City of Sweeny began the fun and exciting process to become a Film Friendly certified city with the Texas Film Commission through the Office of the Governor of Texas. To achieve certification, cities must 1) attend a Film Friendly workshop, 2) adopt film friendly guidelines, and 3) create a portfolio of several pictures of locations that can be used for filming. So far, the City has completed the first 2 steps and requests the community's help in gathering photos to build Sweeny's portfolio. Images of places can include good, bad, and ugly places. The sky is the limit... examples of places can include cemetery, rail road tracks, unique buildings, parks, downtowns, schools, businesses, natural landscapes, dilapidated buildings, etc. We need at least 5 different locations with 5-10 images of each location to meet the portfolio guidelines. Film Friendly certification is an important tool that cities can use to attract film industries to boost the local economy. The Texas Film Commission requires filming industries in Texas to use at least 70% of local resources from extras in films to local goods and services. You can use this link to upload and describe your images. Please complete all requested fields: Location Submission - Texas Film Commission - TEXscout(sm) (reel-scout.com).
For more information on Film Friendly Texas, please visit:  https://gov.texas.gov/film or contact City Hall or Sweeny Chamber of Commerce. We are eager to see your pictures!!!