Sales Tax Holiday on Emergency Preparation Supplies, April 28-30

April 18, 2018

This year’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies falls on the weekend of April 28-30.  There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase.

<< PRESS RELEASE FROM REP. DENNIS BONNEN >>

Be sure to prepare and stock up on supplies now — and remember to support our area businesses by shopping local!

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact City Hall at (979) 548-3321 or via e-mail at info@sweenytx.gov.

Notice to Contractors — Before You Call 811 for Emergency Locate

04/29/2018

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Before You Call 811 for Emergency Locate — Is It Really an Emergency?

Submitting a ticket as an emergency that does not meet the legal definition is punishable by criminal penalties.  Repeated instances of filing emergency tickets that do not meet the legal definition of an emergency may result in a complaint being filed with the Texas Attorney General’s Office.

All violations need to be reported to the Attorney General’s Office.

An Emergency Locate Request is defined as and will only be accepted and processed as the following: a clear and present danger to life, health, or property or which demands immediate action to prevent or repair a major service outage.  Poor planning on the part of the excavator DOES NOT constitute an emergency.  If your request does not fall within the parameters of a defined emergency — you will be required to wait 48 hours or until all facilities have been located prior to any excavation activity.

EXAMPLES OF EMERGENCY LOCATE REQUESTS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Blowing or leaking gas lines
  • Repairing downed fence that secures livestock
  • Repairing water lines that serve large facilities (nursing homes, hospitals, schools)
  • Repairing crucial cable or fiber serving business/industry/911 centers

EXAMPLES OF NON-EMERGENCY REQUESTS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Installation or repair of fence on personal property
  • Repair or installation of underground sprinklers
  • Installing cable for personal residence
  • Planting trees or any landscaping

For more information or questions regarding this matter, please contact the Texas Railroad Commission at (877) 228-5740 or online at www.rrc.state.tx.us.

City Employment: Part-Time Parks Position Open

04/09/2018

The City of Sweeny is currently seeking applications for a Part-Time Parks position. Duties to include, but not limited to: mowing, weed eating, landscaping, etc.  Must be familiar with lawn equipment including driving a zero-turn mower.  This position does not include benefits.  Must pass drug/alcohol test and background check.  Applications can be picked up at City Hall, 102 W. Ashley Wilson Road, Sweeny, during normal business hours.  Deadline for applications is Noon on April 27, 2018.

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact City Hall at (979) 548-3321 or via e-mail at info@sweenytx.gov.

Fire Hydrant Audit Begins 04/10/2018

04/09/2018

 

Residents of Sweeny.

Crews are in town this week doing our annual hydrant audit.  They will begin the audit tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  The audit usually takes several days to complete.  While crews are conducing the audit you may experience periods of low water pressure or discolored water after a hydrant is tested.  Please check your water for discoloration before doing laundry.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this matter, please contact City Hall at (979) 548-3321 or via e-mail at info@sweenytx.gov.

Volunteers Needed for City Boards/Committees

03/29/2018

The City of Sweeny is seeking volunteers for several boards and committees.  The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.  The boards/committees are:

  • Planning & Zoning Board of Adjustments
  • Ordinance Review Committee

For more information, please contact City Hall at 979-548-3321 or via e-mail at info@sweenytx.gov.

ALERT: Phone Scam Targets Texas-New Mexico Power Customers

The Texas-New Mexico Power company would like to make customers aware of a telephone-based scam under way that threatens to disconnect customers’ power if those customers don’t make payments.

See the attached Press Release for further details.

<PRESS RELEASE

7th Annual Sweeny Community Thanksgiving Feast

7TH ANNUAL SWEENY COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING FEAST

Join us on Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 11am-3pm at the Sweeny Elementary School cafeteria for the 7th Annual Sweeny Community Thanksgiving Feast.

8th Annual Sweeny Blue Santa

10/23/2017

APPLICATION & DONATIONS

The Sweeny Police Department is currently accepting applications and taking donations for the 8th Annual Sweeny Blue Santa Program.

Help a family in need by donating new toys, clothing, or money.  Applications can be found in the lobby of the Police Department or downloaded here.  Donations can be dropped off at City Hall or the Police Department.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, November 10, 2017, at noon.  The deadline to submit donations in Friday, December 1, 2017, at noon.  If approved, the pickup date/time is Sunday, December 17, 2017, from Noon-2pm at the Sweeny Community Center (NO DELIVERY THIS YEAR).

 

FUNDRAISER

A BBQ plate fundraiser is scheduled for Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 11am-2pm at the rear of the Sweeny Police Department (123 N. Oak Street, Sweeny).  The cost of each plate is $10.00.  Drive-thru only.  New toy donations and cash donations will be accepted.

 

EXCLUSIONS, RESTRICTIONS, AND LIMITATIONS

  • Applicants must live within the Sweeny School District
  • Children must be 13 years old or younger
  • Must provide copy of each child’s school report card
  • Proof of residency required
  • Name on proof of residency MUST match name of applicant
  • IF YOU HAVE APPLIED ANY TIME WITHIN THE PAST THREE (3) YEARS, YOU WILL NOT QUALIFY FOR THE 2017 SWEENY BLUE SANTA PROGRAM!

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us at 979-548-3112 or e-mail us at info@sweenytx.gov.

Fair Housing Action Plan (FHAST)

07/12/2017

The City of Sweeny is posting the Fair Housing Action Plan (aka “FHAST”) in accordance with the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA).

April is Fair Housing Month.  The City of Sweeny is dedicated to the equal housing opportunity for all citizens under the law.  If you have a concern with how you have been treated and believe your fair housing rights have been violated, here is a local process for reporting your complaint or you can call City Hall at (979) 548-3321 to express your concerns.  The Mayor has been designated to coordinate Section 504 compliance efforts.

Alternatively, to report waste, fraud, or abuse, please call the Texas State Auditor’s Office at 800-TX-AUDIT or click here.

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For more information, please contact City Hall at (979) 548-3321 or via e-mail at info@sweenytx.gov.