405 Emily Lane
Woodville, TX 75979
NEWS & EVENTS
The City of Ivanhoe welcomes new Mayor Cathy Bennett and Council Members John Galbreath and LeAnn McNulty. They join Tommy Morris (Mayor Pro-tem), Jim Gremillion and Rowland Priddy on City Council. Our new Mayor had previously served on City Council from Dec. 2009 to Nov. 2011 during the formative years of the City of Ivanhoe.
The City also wishes outgoing two term Mayor Jack Brockhouse and Council Members David Baier and Tom Welch the very best, and thanks them for their service to the residents and community.
Lake Charmaine will be the site of the first annual Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6th at 6 PM. Information is available from Judy Shumake (281) 229-9718. If you would like to enter a watercraft, the deadline is Dec. 1st. The following Saturday, Dec. 13th Ivanhoe Volunteer Fire Chief John Paul Feeley will be recognized, as Mayor Bennett and City Council proclaim the day in his honor. More information on these and other events in the city can be found on the Ivanhoe Property Owners Improvement Association website: www.ivanhoetexas.com.
Winter Holidays usually mean municipal activities slow somewhat. Not so for Ivanhoe, the Council will hold a workshop on Dec. 10th to review where the city is as far as streets are concerned, and work towards long term planning for the streets and right of ways. That workshop will be followed by a Public Hearing for citizen input on the 2015/2016 Community Development Block Grant program and anticipated application to the Texas Dept. of Agriculture for additional grant funding.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CITY OF IVANHOE
TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
2015-2016 APPLICATION CYCLE
The City of Ivanhoe will hold a Public Hearing at 6:00 p.m. on December 10, 2014 at the Ivanhoe City Hall regarding the submission of an application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for a Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TxCDBG) grant. The purpose of this meeting is to allow citizens an opportunity to discuss the Citizen Participation Plan, the development of local housing and community development needs, the amount of TxCDBG funding available, all eligible TxCDBG activities, and the use of past TxCDBG funds. The City encourages citizens to participate in the development of this TxCDBG application and to make their views known at this Public Hearing. Citizens unable to attend this meeting may submit their views and proposals to C. D. Woodrome, City Secretary, City of Ivanhoe, 405 Emily Lane, Woodville, Texas 75979.
Persons with disabilities that wish to attend this meeting should contact the Office of the City Secretary at 409-283-3299 at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Para obtener más información en español, por favor póngase en contacto la oficina de la secretaria de la ciudad en 409-283-3299.
On a related matter: The current 2013/2014 Community Development Block Grant has been approved by the state. The grant Administrator/Management firm of David Waxman, Inc. was approved by Council as was engineering firm Schaumburg & Polk, Inc. The actual construction work on Durwood Drive is expected to commence in late summer of 2015.
As the leaves drop, many residents and property owners take advantage of the cooler weather to rake and do property maintenance chores. The City does allow burning of leaves and wood debris, and paper products. Any household garbage that contains plastic or similar material is prohibited from being burned. Quite simply; it stinks! and can possibly contaminate the ground, so be earth and neighbor friendly and arrange for proper disposal of those types of items. Also, many property owners take on the construction projects that were delayed due to hot weather. Remember; anytime you plan to construct something on your lot(s), you will need to obtain a building permit from the city. The form is available right here on the city website. Print it out, fill in the blanks including the drawing (hand drawn design is acceptable) showing placement, size and material. If you have questions, please call the city office at 409-283-3299. Then mail or deliver the building permit application to the city office with the appropriate fee, and shortly thereafter you will be contacted with either approval of your permit, or to clarify something on your application.
During this time of the year, we can all think of something to be thankful for. If you are inclined to be a bit melancholy or down during the holidays, concentrate on one thing each day to be thankful for. Surely it will lift your spirit. Spend a bit of time with those who mean a lot to you, even if by phone. You and they will be the richer for it emotionally.
From the City Council and staff, may you be blessed with safety and good health.