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:
Texas 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.
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.
Floresville Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel signs documentation December 20 to close a $3.7 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a major water system improvement project. The signing, which took place at the Lauro G. Deleon Floresville Event Center, moves the City one step closer toward beginning construction on the project. The City Council approved issuance of utility bonds to repay the loan at a March 2016 meeting.
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Glass, paper, and plastic items may be dropped off to be recycled every Saturday at 815 Goliad (City Dump Yard) from 8 am to 12 noon. Bulk trash may also be dropped off during these hours. Proof of residency is required (water bill and ID). Closed on Saturday before a holiday.
All residents within the City limits of Floresville have the option of dropping off items at 815 Goliad (City Dump Yard) from 8 am to 12 noon. Proof of residency is required (water bill and ID).
Pickup is also available. If curbside service is needed, call City Hall at (830) 393-3105. Notify us no later than the Wednesday preceding the cleanup date by 12 noon to be placed on the list.
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On November 8, 2016, I was honored to be elected as Mayor of Floresville. In the first two months of my term I have had the pleasure of meeting with so many citizens. Although I wish I had the time to personally visit with everyone, it would be nearly impossible so we are creating avenues by which to stay in touch, including this newsletter along with a brand new social media presence and website. We are excited about including our citizens in our decision-making! Please let us know how we’re doing—comments and feedback will always be welcome.
—Mayor Cissy Gonzalez-Dippel
Floresville’s City Hall is currently being prepared for remodeling. As part of the USDA Grant obtained for our water system upgrades, we must become ADA compliant as well as meet all current safety codes. This ensures that every city building is safe and handicap accessible. As anyone who has visited City Hall may have noticed, the building has received few upgrades since being acquired in 1996. Be assured, although these upgrades are required, City Council is dedicated to keeping costs low. As this project goes out for bidding soon, be on the lookout for updates.
In the interim city offices have been moved next door into portable buildings and they offer all the services we had in City Hall.
If you have any questions before your next visit, you can call ahead of time to (830) 393-3105.
These are just a few of the projects in the works for Floresville.
We look forward to the future of Floresville and with your input we, as a council can truly be the voice of Floresville. Our goal is to always put: Floresville First!
As part of our effort to open up all possible channels of communication with the community, the City of Floresville has taken the initiative to revamp its website to be mobile-friendly and easy to navigate. We are also adding several new features which will help you connect with the different departments, stay up to date with Council meetings and meeting minutes as well as make city ordinance inquiries online.
In addition to all these updates, we will also be launching our social media presence by joining Facebook. It has been a long time coming and we are excited to finally be able to connect with you through this highly interactive outlet. Be on the lookout for all of these new and exciting changes by the end of February.
Due to the aging water and sewer infrastructure, it became necessary for the City Council to increase the water and sewer rates. The increase was necessary to cover rising operating, maintenance, costs for electricity, chemicals, materials and equipment. The rate increase will also cover the USDA construction costs associated with a 40-year low interest loan. The USDA construction projects will upgrade the aging utilities infrastructure, facilities and will comply with the TECQ, state and federal regulatory requirements.
As Mayor, I want to provide the information to you the customers. Following a rate study, it was determined that the water and sewer rates did not provide sufficient revenues needed to support operations, maintenance and improvements to the City utilities. Therefore, new rates were required to be implemented. The new rates are as follows:
Residential Water Inside City Limits
(Ordinance No. 2016-023)
First 3,000 gallons $24.90
3,001-12,000 gallons $3.40 per thousand
12,001 gallons $3.40 per thousand
Residential Water Outside City Limits
(Ord. No. 2016-023)
First 3,000 gallons $42.60
3,001-12,000 gallons $6.15 per thousand
12,001 gallons $6.15 per thousand
Residential Sewer Rates
(Ord. No. 2015-032)
In the spirit of better communication, the City of Floresville will be providing water bills with clear, easy-to-understand information to customers. Additionally, we will be revamping our communication to be polite, courteous, and respectful—all in an effort to provide better customer service. We want to make these efforts as a means to raise awareness, and educate customers on this important and critical information that effects your daily lives.