Schertz News

FIGHT THE FLU!!

Schertz EMS is offering Flu Shots for the 2014-2015 Flu Season, the cost is $20 or FREE with Medicare Part B. Stop in anytime Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5PM at our main office, 1400 Schertz Parkway, Building 7. Please feel free to call with any questions 210-619-1400.

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Schertz City Election

 
The City of Schertz General Election will be held Tuesday, November 4, 2014; Early Voting began Monday, October 20, 2014 and runs through Friday, October 31, 2014. Council places 1, 2 and the mayor’s slot are up for consideration. Candidates are:
 
Mayor
Michael R. Carpenter
Steve White
 
Place 1:
Jim Fowler
Bert Crawford
 
Place 2:
Grumpy Azzoz
David L. Scagliola
 
For Polling Locations, click HERE.

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Revised Tree Preservation Plan associated with Case No. PC2014-019 Kensington Ranch Estates Subdivision Unit 1 Replat

Updated tree preservation plan for Kensington Ranch Estates Unit 1 Replat. The tree preservation plan was updated to exclude four trees that were removed in conjunction with drainage channel improvements.

 

View notes here.

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Schertz Police Identify Victim In Train Fatality

On 10-06-2014 at 5:11 a.m. the Schertz Police Department was notified of an individual who had been struck by a train in the 900 block of Beck Street. Officers arrived on scene and located the deceased. The subject has been identified as Nicholas Cook of Schertz, in his early 20’s. According to train personnel the victim was laying on the tracks prior to being struck by the train. The investigation is on-going.

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2014 Annual Fall Cleanup

Drop off at Bexar Waste Site

Dates: October 4-19, 2014

 

Items dropped off here will be free of charge to residents as a service paid for by the City of Schertz. The drop off Site will be open October 4 – 19, 2014. (See below for hazardous items drop off times)

Drop offs may be made at Bexar Waste’s temporary collection point, 2221 F.M. 3009 (Near Live Oak Road) between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily. ENTRY TO THIS SITE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS DURING CITY SPONSORED SPRING AND FALL CLEAN UP EVENTS.

 Please Remember

For a fee, Bexar Waste will pick up household waste not covered under their normal collection service, such as lumber and general trash as well as major appliances and furniture (prices determined by Bexar Waste). If you have questions regarding the details, please call Bexar Waste (210-566-5454).

 

Residents are able to drop off brush and limbs at 2221 FM 3009, free of charge, DURING THE 2 WEEK CLEAN-UP EVENT ONLY.

 

What you need to know:

The Fall Clean Up is restricted to Schertz residents only. Waste delivered must be separated by type of material by the resident. Fall Clean Up activities do not apply to commercial/rental property clean ups, large property clean up, lot or acreage clean up, or lot and property land clearing. Commercial tree trimmers are not eligible for this service.

A current water bill or tax statement and proper identification are required when making a drop-off. Commercial waste will not be accepted.

             LIMITS: Household waste and yard waste only. Maximum of 3 Pick-up truck loads per Household or a Maximum of 2 Trailer loads per Household, trailers are not to exceed 16’ long x 4’ high in size.

Couches, Refrigerators, Stoves, Computer/Monitors, anything and everything that IS NOT HAZARDOUS OR TIRES can be dropped off, free of charge, during the clean up, Monday through Sunday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

  1. Materials WILL BE sorted by customer, NOT BY Bexar Waste employees.
  2. Appliances will be ACCEPTED FREE ONLY IF Freon       tank is removed; if Freon tank is still attached there will be a $25.00 fee at time of drop off. Any questions concerning the Freon tank removal, please contact Bexar Waste.

 Hazardous Items/Tires and Drop off Times

HAZARDOUS ITEMS and TIRES may be dropped off ONLY on the weekends of October 11-12 and 18-19, 2014.

  1. Tires are limited to eight (8) per household.
  2. Hazardous waste includes but is not limited to:
    1. Insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, chemicals, cleaning and bleach products, swimming pool cleaners and chemicals
    2. Enamel and latex paints in cans and aerosol dispensers, varnish and stains, paint thinners and removers, acetone, etc.- These items will have a combined 20 gallon limit per household.
    3. TIRES are considered hazardous
    4. Tires on rims, or wheels, commercial vehicle tires, tractor tires, and heavy equipment tires will not be accepted.
    5. Hazardous waste such as used automotive and cooking oils, filters and batteries- Oils will have a combined 20 gallon limit per household.
    6. Empty propane tanks up to seven (7) gallons – VALVE MUST BE ENTIRELY REMOVED.
    7. Mercury WILL NOT be accepted.

Questions?

For more information about the Fall Clean Up and what will and will not be accepted, please call Bexar Waste (210-566-5454) or Schertz Public Works (210-619-1800). You may also dial 311 within the City of Schertz.

The City of Schertz and Bexar Waste are not responsible for damage to vehicles or injury to citizens during this event. The City of Schertz and Bexar Waste reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for not following the rules of the clean up.

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City Council Meetings Cancelled for Sept. 30 and Oct. 7.

 
Schertz City Council meetings for September 30 and October 7 have been cancelled.
 
City Council will be attending the Texas Municipal League Conference in Houston September 30 through October 3.
 
City Council will take part in National Night Out events in Schertz on October 7.
 
The next regularly scheduled meeting is October 14. 

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Appraisal Review Board Positions 2015-2016

The Taxpayer Liaison is accepting Applications and Statements of Qualification for consideration from candidates seeking appointment to Guadalupe Appraisal Review Board (A.R.B.) for the 2015-2016 term. The Primary responsibility of the A.R.B. is to weigh evidence and provide resolution of matters relating to appraisal, exemptions and challenges. Individuals seeking appointment must be available for hearings, which are typically 1 to 2 times per month, except during the months of April – August, when the A.R.B. must convene several times a week. Applications and Statements of Qualification are available online at: www.guadalupead.org.

Completed Applications and Statements of Qualification can be returned to an Appraisal District Representative located at 1101 Elbel Rd in Schertz or 3000 N Austin St in Seguin, faxed to 830-372-2874 Attn: Mrs. Evelyn Boggess, or mailed to Guadalupe Appraisal District Taxpayer Liaison, Attn: Mrs. Evelyn Boggess, 3000 N Austin St, Seguin, TX 78155.

Applications will be accepted through October 1, 2014.

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Waitress Races Part of SchertzFest Fun

Two wait staff competitors nearly collide in one of the the waitress races.

Two wait staff competitors nearly collide in one of the the waitress races.

Members of opposing watiress staff teams (one wearing a slice of pizza) on the obstacle track.

Members of opposing waitress teams (one wearing a slice of pizza) on the obstacle track.


 

SchertzFest 2014 was all about having fun while watching the weather. Mother Nature teased SchertzFest patrons Friday and Saturday but the fun went on including live music, lots to eat and see, and fun for kids and adults alike.
 
The Waitress Races were a big hit….teams from a number of eating places took part in the obstacle course competition where wait staff teams (some wearing very clever outfits) competed against each other. The trick was to carry a tray of glasses filled with water over the obstacle course while trying not to spill water. The results were hilarious.
 
For more information go to Visitschertz.com

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SchertzFest 2014 Sept. 19-20

Contestants compete in the waitress races at SchertzFest 2013.

Contestants compete in the waitress races at SchertzFest 2013.


 
Join the Schertz Parks & Recreation Foundation and the City of Schertz for SchertzFest 2014, September 19-20, in Pickrell Park, 703 Oak St., as we celebrate turning 56. Admission is FREE.
 
Enjoy a weekend of live entertainment – musical and amusing – while sampling all kinds of festival food from the many food vendors that will be on hand.
 
Children will be more than happy to join in on the fun at the carnival; or participate in the activities at the Family Zone.
 
The fun kicks off this evening, Friday, with Tejano Night music that starts at 6 p.m.
 
Saturday’s fun runs from 11 a.m. to midnight and includes musical entertainment starting at 1 p.m. and other activities and events including the waitress races from 2-4 p.m. and the BBQ cook-off awards at 6 pm.
 
For more information go to visitschertz.com.
 

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Adopted FY 2014-15 City Schedule of Fees ​, Effective October 1st, 2014

New City Fees and Rates Go into effect October 1st! Review the new Fee Schedule here.

 

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