Tyronza council approves limb pickup, water service ordinances

Monday, August 14, 2017

Tuesday night, the Tyronza City Council approved ordinances on limb pick-up and functioning water services in addition to approving a contract with a Gospel band for the Stars and Stripes festival.

The limbs ordinance, which the council has discussed the last couple months, says the city will remove limbs which are placed curbside. There is no charge for a half load, but a full truck load will cost $50, which will be billed on the water bill. Items that will not be picked up include appliances, refuse, and other debris. The ordinance was adopted with an emergency clause to go into effect immediately.

An ordinance that was read once last month had one paragraph changed for clarity and was approved after three readings. This ordinance requires functioning water and sewer services to a residence as a condition of occupancy. It states that a violation will occur after ten days without functioning water and sewer services. Violations could result in fines of up to $100 a day at the judge's discretion.

The council passed a resolution authorizing a performance contract with the Texas Gospel band The Purple Hulls to perform two 45 minute sets at the Stars and Stripes Jubilee. The city will pay the band $1,900 to perform. Mayor Charles Glover said that in the past, the churches have helped the city raise money to bring in Gospel groups by holding fundraisers, and he would talk to them about doing this again.

The council also heard from Barbara Dexter, who is part of a group organizing a neighborhood watch. "We want everyone to feel safe," Dexter said. "We have different zones set up, so if you're going out of town, you can call and ask people to watch your house."

She said they also looking for ideas and suggestions from the community. They have a Facebook page called Tyronza Neighborhood Watch and an e-mail: Tyronzaneighborhoodwatch@yahoo.com. They will have their next meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, at city hall.

The next Stars and Stripes committee meeting is 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the senior citizen. Anyone interested is welcome to participate. The next city council meeting has been moved to Monday, Sept. 18.

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