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August 07, 2020

Budget Information

Link to Notice About 2020 tax rates
Link to 2020 Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet
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July 27, 2020

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders In Accordance With Federal Guidelines To Mitigate
Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order 29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, with few exceptions, in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. Open Texas checklists are now updated consistent with this order.

The Governor also issued a proclamation giving mayors and county judges the ability to impose restrictions on some outdoor gatherings of over 10.

Open Texas

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July 12, 2020

10 Water Conservation Tips to Consider

  1. Water your yard only as needed. One inch once a week is usually adequate!
  2. Consider planting water-efficient and/or native shrubs, trees, and grasses that are drought and heat tolerant and that can survive the minimum winter temperatures in your area.
  3. Use drip irrigation for plants/gardens and water in the morning or evening to cut back on evaporation. Never water on windy days.
  4. Collect rainwater to use for watering landscaping – this is great for plants and also saves you money!
  5. Install aerators on your faucets and shower heads to cut water used on each by half.
  6. Fix leaky faucets, which can waste up to 3,000 extra gallons of water a year. Check for toilet leaks by using a leak-detection dye tablet. These leaks can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day!
  7. Install water-efficient plumbing fixtures to cut back on water consumption by 25 to 60% and save energy.
  8. Replace old toilets with newer water-efficient models and save up to an extra 4,000 gallons of water a year.
  9. Wait to do laundry until you have full loads – this can save an average household more than 3,400 gallons of water a year.
  10. Invest in a washing machine that is Energy Star qualified, typically using 50% less water and 37% less energy per load.
Learn more from the Texas Water Development Board's informative pamphlet!
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COVID -19
March 11, 2020

COVID-19

As the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the City of La Grange is working with state and federal officials to share the latest information. While the immediate risk to most residents remains low, we are taking steps to limit the spread of the virus, mitigate health and economic risk, and protect our community.

We have compiled resources to assist you, and educate the public with tips for controlling the spread of the Coronavirus. We will continue to update this page as new information develops.

 


CDC- COVID-19

CDC- COVID -19 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

COVID – 19 Fact Sheet
(Spanish Version)

Texas Department of State Health Services

CDC – Workplace – Home – School Guidance

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October 01, 2019

Business Development Training Provided By City Of La Grange

he City of La Grange’s Office of Community Development recently began a pilot program which provides local businesses with individualized assistance in developing a business plan to foster growth and success. 
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July 09, 2019

Home Program

The City of La Grange is participating in the HOME program through the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs.  This program will allow the City to rehabilitate/reconstruct several homes for low-income persons within the city limits. 
HOME Application - English
Para más información en español, comuníquese con Paula al (512)452-0432.
HOME Application - Spanish 

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July 02, 2019

HOMEOWNER REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM

The GLO allocated $100 million in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to reimburse homeowners for up to $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for eligible repairs to their Hurricane Harvey damaged homes.

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CURB-SIDE BULK TRASH PICKUP

The City of La Grange has designated Saturday, April 18, 2020 as Residential Bulk Curbside Pick-Up Day for hard to dispose of bulky items.  Waste Management will pick up one free load of bulky items on this day.  All items should be within three feet of the curb by Friday evening.  Trucks will be starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning to pick up items from La Grange Utilities customers in the city.

 

BULK ITEMS INCLUDE:
Stoves, refrigerators and air conditioners which have been tagged and certified as being “freon free” by a licensed technician, microwaves, water heaters, washing machines/dryers, barbeques, mattresses, chairs, recliners, couches and other furniture.  

 

BULK ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:
Tires, paint, chemicals, batteries, tile/toilets/bath tubs, mirrors/glass, cinder blocks/bricks/rocks, construction debris, televisions/computer monitors, motor oil or used filters.

 

The City of La Grange has POSTPONED the annual Spring Cleanup originally scheduled for the week of April 20 – 25, 2020. The free brush pickup has been postponed and the City warehouse will not have roll-off dumpsters for disposal of bulk items until a later date.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the City of La Grange at 968-3127


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CURB-SIDE BULK TRASH PICKUP

The City of La Grange has designated Saturday, April 18, 2020 as Residential Bulk Curbside Pick-Up Day for hard to dispose of bulky items.  Waste Management will pick up one free load of bulky items on this day.  All items should be within three feet of the curb by Friday evening.  Trucks will be starting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning to pick up items from La Grange Utilities customers in the city.

BULK ITEMS INCLUDE:
Stoves, refrigerators and air conditioners which have been tagged and certified as being “freon free” by a licensed technician, microwaves, water heaters, washing machines/dryers, barbeques, mattresses, chairs, recliners, couches and other furniture.  

 

BULK ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:
Tires, paint, chemicals, batteries, tile/toilets/bath tubs, mirrors/glass, cinder blocks/bricks/rocks, construction debris, televisions/computer monitors, motor oil or used filters.

 

The City of La Grange has POSTPONED the annual Spring Cleanup originally scheduled for the week of April 20 – 25, 2020. The free brush pickup has been postponed and the City warehouse will not have roll-off dumpsters for disposal of bulk items until a later date.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the City of La Grange at 968-3127.


Residential Bulk Pick Up

Residential Bulk Pick Up - January 25

The City of La Grange

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Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders In Accordance With Federal Guidelines To Mitigate Spread Of COVID-19 In Texas

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Orders In Accordance With Federal Guidelines To Mitigate Spread Of COVID-19 In Texas

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation. The four orders serve to limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state. These orders are in accordance with federal guidelines issued by the President and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and will aid in the state's efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

Governor Abbott was joined for the announcement by Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) Chief Nim Kidd, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and Speaker Dennis Bonnen.

Commissioner Hellerstedt also announced that he has declared a Public Health Disaster which will give state and local officials additional tools to respond to COVID-19. The Governor's Executive Orders, combined with the Public Health Disaster, provide Texas with enhanced tools and protocols to help state and local partners in their ongoing efforts to respond to, track the progress of, and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Texas. 

 "The State of Texas is at a pivotal moment in our response to COVID-19, and it is imperative that we act now on preemptive measures to slow the spread of this virus," said Governor Abbott. "One of the most effective ways we can do this is by promoting more social distancing and ensuring Texans avoid large group settings such as bars, restaurants, gyms, and schools where the risk of spreading COVID-19 is high. We must also continue to protect our most vulnerable populations, which is why the State of Texas is barring all visitations at nursing homes and retirement or long-term care facilities except in the case of critical assistance. Today’s executive orders are precautionary measures that are in line with guidelines from the CDC and they will strengthen Texas’ ability to safeguard our communities and respond to COVID-19. As Texans, we must continue to work collaboratively to slow the spread of this virus and protect public health."

 The following orders have been issued by Governor Abbott: 

 • Order No. 1: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.

• Order No. 2: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts, or visiting gyms or massage parlors; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed and highly encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.

• Order No. 3: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.

• Order No. 4: In accordance with the Guidelines from the President and the CDC, schools shall temporarily close.

 These orders will be effective on a statewide basis starting at 11:59 PM on March 20, 2020 and will end at 11:59 PM on April 3, 2020, subject to extension thereafter based on the status of COVID-19 in Texas and the recommendations of the CDC.

 This executive order does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This executive order does not mandate sheltering in place. All critical infrastructure will remain operational, domestic travel will remain unrestricted, and government entities and businesses will continue providing essential services. 

For offices and workplaces that remain open, employees should practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVD-19. The more that people reduce their public contact, the sooner COVID-19 will be contained and the sooner this executive order will expire.

Under Chapter 81 of the Health and Safety Code, Commissioner Hellerstedt's Public Health Disaster Declaration triggers a number of important tools for state and local officials to respond to COVID-19:

• Texas and local health authorities can more easily require property owners to disinfect, decontaminate, and seal off property that might be contaminated.

• It authorizes health authorities to take additional control measures that they see fit to control and eradicate the threat to public health. 

• It streamlines the process for state and local health authorities to invoke the courts to enforce quarantines of individuals.

• Activates enhanced tools for DSHS to collect disease and health information and to share that information with law enforcement personnel and first responders as appropriate.

 

 

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