Governor Orders Reopening Selected Businesses May 8

Effective Friday, May 8, 2020, the following will be allowed to reopen:

  • Cosmetology salons
  • Hair salons
  • Nail salons
  • Tanning salons
  • Barbershops

Rules to reopen:

  • 25% maximum occupancy.
  • Six feet of separation between workers and or workstations. If that’s not possible, add plexiglass between workstations.
  • Staggered workforce so workers are not in the same space at the same time.
  • Make hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water, or similar disinfectant readily available to employees and the public.
  • One customer per stylist or station, unless they are waiting for service.
  • Appointment system is encouraged; however, if allowing walk-ins, social distancing is required for people waiting for service.
  • Strongly recommends customers and stylists to wear masks.
  • Regularly and frequently clean and disinfect any regularly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, tables, chairs, restrooms and equipment used on customers.
  • Disinfect any items that come into contact with the public and or customer.
  • Place readily visible signage to remind everyone of best hygiene practices.
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COVID-19 Updates and Reopening of Selected City Services

The following is an overview of the changes that will be made in City of Floresville buildings and facilities in response to Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order No. GA-18 relating to the expanded reopening of services as part of the safe, strategic plan to open Texas in response to COVID-19 disaster.

  • City offices, lobbies, and drive-thru, including the Police Station lobby will re-open to the public with normal business hours on Monday, May 4.  Staff will continue to follow health protocols recommended by the Texas Department of State Health Services and will continue practicing social distancing.
  • Event Center will remain closed to the public, but employees will resume regular work schedule.
  • All City parks and playgrounds will be open and available for the public to visit on Friday, May 1.
  • As outlined in Governor Abbott’s executive order GA-18, individuals may engage in outdoor sports, provided that the sports do not include contact with other participants, and no more than four participants play the sport at any time.
  • The Floresville sports complex, Beer Warehouse, City Park pavilions and City Pool will not be open at this time.
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Floresville Suspends Water Shutoffs and Late Fees

AUGUST 8, 2020 UPDATE: The City of Floresville has lifted the suspension of late fees and water shutoffs.

In an effort to protect our community, the City of Floresville is temporarily discontinuing water shutoffs for nonpayment. Late fees will also be suspended. During these unsettling times, water is a critical resource and no Floresville resident will be left without access to clean water.

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Closure of City of Floresville Lobbies

As a precaution to COVID-19, the City of Floresville will be closing the lobby to its city buildings effective immediately. We encourage customers to conduct business over the phone or online, the drive thru at City Hall and the night drop box are also available. Please see a listing of contacts below for city offices. We will post any updates on our city website or the City of Floresville Facebook page. We appreciate your understanding during this time.

City Hall
(830) 393-3105
citysecretary@floresvilletx.gov

Police Department
(830) 393-4055
policedept@floresvilletx.gov

Event Center
(830) 393-7070
(830) 581-1134
(830) 581-1022
adminclerk@floresvilletx.gov

FEDC
(830) 393-3965
(830) 581-9998
execdir@floresvilleedctx.gov

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Garbage & Recycling Holiday Schedule

Just a friendly reminder that 2019 garbage and recycling pickup will not occur on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Therefore, surrounding service days will be delayed one day. Regular service pickup will resume on the week of January 6, 2020.

Christmas Garbage & Recycling Service

  • Monday, December 23, 2019: no change
  • Tuesday, December 24: no change
  • Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day) collection will be moved to Thursday, December 26
  • Thursday, December 26 collection will be moved to Friday, December 27
  • Friday, December 27 collection will be moved to Saturday, December 28

New Year’s Garbage & Recycling Service

  • Monday, December 30, 2019: no change
  • Tuesday, December 31: no change
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (New Year’s Day) collection will be moved to Thursday, January 2
  • Thursday, January 2 collection will be moved to Friday, January 3
  • Friday, January 3 collection will be moved to Saturday, January 4
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Congressman Henry Cuellar to Announce Groundbreaking of Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

On Wednesday, November 6, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar will announce the groundbreaking of Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

The City of Floresville, in partnership with the Floresville Economic Development Corporation, is proud to announce the groundbreaking of the new Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership at 1531 U. S. Highway 181 North, Floresville, Texas, at the corner of 181 North and Price Way. This new Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership will create 45 new jobs for sales associates, along with parts and service departments for Floresville. Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will increase the economic sales tax growth to the City of Floresville from the sales of parts, accessories, and services. The new dealership will have a ten million dollar inventory of 200 new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles.

Who

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (Texas District 28)
Floresville Mayor and City Council
Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner
FEDC Executive Director Benjamin T. Reed
FEDC Board of Directors

What

Congressman Cuellar to announce groundbreaking of Price Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership. The public is invited to attend.

When

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11:00 am

Where

1531 U. S. Highway 181 North (at the corner of 181 North and Price Way), Floresville, Texas

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Congressman Henry Cuellar to Announce Floresville USDA Water System Improvements

On Wednesday, November 6, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar will announce City of Floresville 2019 USDA water system improvements.

USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), Rural Development Division to Improve City’s Water System

The City has secured $2,465,000 in loans from the USDA Rural Development Division to fund improvements to the City of Floresville water system. The projects in this effort consist of source, treatment, storage, and distribution upgrades. A new Carrizo Aquifer well will be constructed at the existing Plaza Water Plant site to replace the existing, out-of-service well. A permanent interconnect with Oak Hills Water Supply Corporation will be established. The existing “B” Street well will be rehabilitated to provide a reliable source of water for years to come. A new aerator will be constructed and the ground storage tank at the Hospital Water Plant site will be rehabilitated and repainted.

Who

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (Texas District 28)
Floresville Mayor and City Council
Floresville City Manager Henrietta Turner
USDA representatives

What

Congressman Cuellar to Announce USDA United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development water system improvements. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

When

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10:30 am

Where

Floresville City Hall, 1120 D Street, Floresville, Texas

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Floresville Selected to Receive USDA Community Facilities Grant

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar will be at Floresville City Hall, 1120 D Street, Floresville, Texas, on Monday, August 19 at 10:30 a.m. to congratulate the City of Floresville on being selected to receive a $69,000 Community Facilities Grant for the City of Floresville Police Department. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

City of Floresville USDA Facilities Direct Loan and Grant

The City of Floresville has received $69,000 in funding from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development and city funding/applicant contribution. This funding will allow the City of Floresville to purchase three police vehicles. This is an example of the USDA Rural Development working to support the sustainable development of rural communities and improve the quality of life in rural areas. This grant will certainly pave the way for a stronger future for the City of Floresville.

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Congressman Cuellar to Tour Completed USDA Treatment Plant

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar will be at 815 Goliad Road, in Floresville, on March 19, at 11:15 a.m. to visit the newly constructed, state-of-the-art USDA Wastewater Treatment Plant. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

City of Floresville USDA Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Floresville received $9.473 million in funding from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development ($1.798 million in grant, $7.495 million in loan, and $180,000 in City funding/applicant contribution). This funding has allowed the City to construct significant upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) on Goliad Road and to the wastewater collection system. Major improvements to the WWTP include a new carousel oxidation basin; two new clarifiers; a new disinfection system; a belt filter press for sludge processing; and new emergency power, electrical, and control system improvements. The WWTP improvements will increase the plant’s average flow capacity from 900,000 gallons per day (GPD) to 1.2 million GPD and increase peak flow capacity from 1.8 million GPD to 4.8 million GPD.  The new plant will have the capacity to anticipate the City of Floresville’s expected growth through 2050. This improvement will certainly pave the way for a stronger future for the City of Floresville.

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Floresville Receives $250,000 Grant from Texas Department of Agriculture

The Mayor and City Council are pleased to announce that the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) has awarded a grant in the amount of $250,000 for a Downtown Revitalization Sidewalk Program to assist in providing ADA accessible sidewalks for the downtown area. The City has also partnered with Floresville Economic Development Corporation (4b), which is providing the financial match of $50,000.

The City will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm to acknowledge the sidewalk project located in front of the historic Arcadia Theatre, located at 1417 3rd Street. Please join the Mayor and City Council for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Congressman Cuellar to Visit Floresville

U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar will be at City Hall, 1120 D Street, Floresville, Texas on October 19 at 2:30 p.m. for the unveiling ceremony of the City of Floresville’s newly constructed, state-of-the-art USDA Wastewater Treatment Plant and to acknowledge the receipt of FEMA funds for Wilson County to Judge Richard Jackson. Congressman Cuellar was instrumental in ensuring the County received FEMA funding during the May 2015 catastrophic flooding.

City of Floresville USDA Wastewater Treatment Plant

The City of Floresville received $9.473 million in funding from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development ($1.798 million in grant, $7.495 million in loan, and $180,000 in City funding/applicant contribution). This funding has allowed the City to construct significant upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) on Goliad Road and to the wastewater collection system. Major improvements to the WWTP include a new carousel oxidation basin; two new clarifiers; a new disinfection system; a belt filter press for sludge processing; and new emergency power, electrical, and control system improvements. The WWTP improvements will increase the plant’s average flow capacity from 900,000 gallons per day (GPD) to 1.2 million GPD and increase peak flow capacity from 1.8 million GPD to 4.8 million GPD.  The new plant will have the capacity to anticipate the City of Floresville’s expected growth through 2050. This improvement will certainly pave the way for a stronger future for the City of Floresville.

Wilson County FEMA Funds

The Wilson County FEMA funds will only be granted to Precincts 1, 2 ,and 4, with Albert Gamez, Jr, Paul Pfeil, and Larry Wiley representing those precincts respectively.

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Water System Improvements

The City of Floresville has been approved for a loan from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund various improvements projects for the City’s public drinking water system. The total amount of the loan is approximately $3.719 million which will be used to make the required  improvements. The improvements projects will be grouped into three construction packages that are described as follows:

Construction Package No. 1 (Ram II)

  • Construct a new welded steel ground storage tank at the Plaza Water Plant to replace the previously demolished bolted steel ground storage tank there.
  • Provide hookups for a mobile generator at the City’s three water treatment and storage sites. This will allow City staff to provide water to the City’s customers in the event of a citywide power outage.
  • Improve the water system monitoring devices at the three water treatment and storage sites so that the City will be able to better monitor water production and distribution.
  • Refurbish the existing aeration tanks at the three water treatment and storage sites so that the City will be able to better control taste and odor in the water provided to its customers.
  • Ram II General Contractor Inc. started its business 42 years ago in January, 1975. Ralph A. Minard II is President and 100-percent owner and stockholder. Ram II specializes in water, sewer and drainage piping projects to include specialization in water and sewer plant construction and rehabilitation. Their company also builds lift stations and erects ground storage water tanks. They have worked on projects funded by TXCDBG, TWDB, USDA and TXDOT for the past 40 years. They have completed numerous projects for the City of Floresville for the past 25 years. They presently employ 20 full-time employees. Ram II recently completed a new 12-inch sewer line with 11 sanitary sewer manholes and two bores for the City of Floresville and completed the project 2 months ahead.

Construction Package No. 2 (RG3)

  • Replace the existing water meters throughout the City with new meters that will enable City staff to collect meter data without having to
    make a manual read of the meters. The data from the meters will be gathered by a signal sent to a laptop computer as staff drives that meter’s
    location.
  • The RG3 companies are composed of a manufacturing division (Meter Company) and a service division (Utilities). RG3’s legacy companies span back to 1950. Their installation crews have installed over two million meter system units of every manufacturer available in North America including Itron, Neptune, Sensus, Hersey, Elster, Master Meter, Badger and, of course, RG3. RG3 uses NO subcontractors for its install crews. They also have the best warranty in the industry, offering a 23-year (12 full/11 prorated for AMI systems) replacement on all endpoint technology (register, battery, transmitter) compared to 10 years on competitors encoder, and 20 years (10 full/10 prorated) on competitors battery and transmitter. RG3 offers the longest new meter accuracy warranty (Perpetual Meters) in the industry (10 years and 1.5 million gallons) compared to most competitors’ new meter accuracy of 5 years and 750,000 gallons. Each endpoint can be read as a drive-by (AMR) or in a fixed network (AMI) with no programming or register transmission power mode changes. If Fixed Network Transceivers are in place, the utility can read seamlessly using either method (AMR or AMI) or both at the same time. This allows the utility to start out as a drive-by system and upgrade to an AMI system at a later date.

Construction Package No. 3 (M&C Fonseca)

  • Modifications will be made to the City’s water distribution system that will provide flexibility in the system for staff to move water throughout
    the system to increase supply in cases of abnormally high demand.
  • Several water mains in the downtown area will be replaced with new PVC mains. The downtown area is the oldest part of the system and many of the water mains there are made from cast iron. As the cast-iron pipes degrade, there are noticeable effects on the quality of the water that flows through them. This project will replace the oldest lines with new PVC.
  • Matias Fonseca and his wife Carmen Fonseca started M&C Fonseca Construction Co. Inc. in 2001. M&C Fonseca was a small concrete construction business of just 5 employees that concentrated on only residential concrete slabs within a 30-mile radius of Matias’ home in Granite Shoals, Texas. In 2003, M&C Fonseca Construction Co. Inc. was incorporated and then had a total of 12 employees. They bid their first commercial underground utility project and won the bid with the City of Kerrville in 2011. Since then, they began to concentrate more on underground utilities for cities and municipalities in the surrounding areas. M&C Fonseca Construction Co. Inc. is now located at 1901 Prairie Creek Road and employs 27 permanent employees in the utility division, 13 employees in the concrete division, 2 superintendents, and 6 office personnel.
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Floresville Receives Recognition for Financial Transparency Efforts

Transparency Star Traditional FinancesTexas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced that the City of Floresville is the latest local government entity to achieve specific transparency goals through the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. Floresville received a star in the area of Traditional Finances, which recognizes entities for outstanding efforts in making their spending and revenue information available.

Transparency Stars recognizes local government entities that provide easy online access to important financial data.

“By providing meaningful financial data in addition to visual tools and analysis of its revenues and expenditures, the City of Floresville has shown a true commitment to Texas taxpayers. This effort achieves the goals set by my office’s Transparency Stars program,” Hegar said. “I am pleased to award Floresville a star for its accomplishments.”

The Comptroller’s office launched the Transparency Stars program in March 2016 to recognize cities, counties, and school districts making important strides to greater government transparency. Local government entities can apply for stars in the areas of Traditional Finances, Contracts and Procurement, Economic Development, Public Pensions, and Debt Obligations.

Stars Award Comptrollers Certificate

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Senior Citizen Discount for Solid Waste Collection

The City of Floresville is now offering a senior citizen discount of $3.00 to all customers that are 65 years of age or over. To qualify for the discount, please complete the Senior Citizen Discount (Refuse) form and bring to City Hall for filing and approval. ID must be shown in the form of a driver’s license or other form of identification that has the same address as your service address. Courtesy of Mayor and City Council through resolution 2018-003, passed on February 8, 2018.

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