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.


Floresville Closes USDA Water System Improvement Loan

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.


Weekly Recycling Drop-Off

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.


2017 Citywide Cleanup Dates

  • Saturday, March 25
  • Saturday, June 24
  • Saturday, September 30


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.

Acceptable Pickup Items

  • Household trash, yard waste, metal and general trash
  • Wood and brush (all wood and brush must be tied, cut and bundled, not to exceed 48 inches or weigh more than 50 pounds)
  • Air conditioners, refrigerators, and items containing Freon must be tagged by a certified technician stating Freon has been removed in accordance with governmental standards.

Unacceptable Pickup Items

  • Any commercial business waste (residents only)
  • Any liquids including paint, oil, grease, household chemical or cleaning supplies
  • Hazardous materials of any kind, including chlorine, fertilizers, batteries, or other chemical mixture
  • Aerosol cans, air tanks, propane tanks, or any product under pressure
  • Tires, batteries, rocks, dirt, concrete
  • Construction debris or demolition debris
  • Large or heavy furniture items
  • Boats, cars, or engines

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Message from the Mayor

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


Remodeling of City Hall

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.


Plans for the Near Future

These are just a few of the projects in the works for Floresville.

  • Update Street Maintenance plans
  • Update Ordinances regarding property upkeep, mobile homes, etc.
  • Create Cemetery committee to oversee upkeep and policies

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!


Stay Connected

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.


Utility Rates Explained

The rates shown below are not current and are shown for historical purposes. Please visit our Utility Administration page for current rates.

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)
Flat rate:
2017 ($34.32)
2018 ($35.01)
2019 ($35.71)

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.