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Lufkin, Texas 75902 936-634-8881

 
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WATER USE: 02/23/2021

Everyone is clear to return to their normal, water-related activities - even HIGH USE activities like car washing (home or commercial).

Our water system has completely recovered.

The boil water notice for the City of Lufkin system was lifted yesterday afternoon.

If you on a private supplier, follow their guidance on when your water is safe to drink.


OUTAGE UPDATE: 02/23/2021

Thank you Oncor and your contractors!

Out of 3.7 million customers across the State of Texas, only 1,360 customers are without power due to Oncor's tireless efforts.

We appreciate the lineworkers who are out there in the field making this happen!

Those with storm damage may be able to get federal disaster assistance through FEMA. For more information: https://www.disasterassistance.gov.


STORM CLEANUP: 2/22/2021, 5:42 PM

Tomorrow and Wednesday (2/23 & 2/24) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., City of Lufkin Solid Waste customers can bring their brush piles to Kit McConnico Park for disposal. We ask that you bring a copy of your water bill or anything with an address that proves you are a City of Lufkin customer.

When you arrive at the park, signage will point you to the drop location.

We will have workers out there to help you unload.

We are offering this disposal option because we expect the volume of special collection (curbside) work orders to extend completion time. Depending on the size of the collection, we typically have a one to 10 business day turnaround.

If you put in a work order, it may take us some time, but we will get to you. Please be patient with us.

How do I dispose of storm debris if I can’t drop it off tomorrow or Wednesday?

SMALL (small enough that one person can collect): If you have a “small amount” of debris on the curb that needs to be picked up, please put in a work order here to expedite the process here: Solid Waste Work Order.

EXCESSIVE (a larger job that would require two people): For those of you with “excessive amounts” of debris/construction waste from storm damage, we do provide “LARGE pickup” services. Normally, every household is allowed one free “LARGE pickup” a year. Given the current circumstances, we will not charge for any storm-related “LARGE pickups” this week. To avoid the charge, you must get your request in this week by filling out a work order available here: Solid Waste Work Order.

EXTENSIVE (commercial-size bin necessary): For those with extensive amounts of debris and demolition/construction waste, we also provide “Litter Critter” service. The rental period can be for Friday morning to Monday morning, or for the week from Monday morning to Friday morning. We deliver it, you fill it, and then we pick it up for $50 per load. For more information see the Litter Critter rental agreement here: Litter Critter Service Agreement. To rent one, contact Solid Waste at 936-633-0281.

And here is an additional trash collection reminder:

Solid Waste drivers will run their routes twice this week as we know a lot of households have a large quantity of trash.

If you have Monday pickup, we will pick it up for you again on Wednesday.

If you have Tuesday pickup, we will pick it up for you again on Thursday.

The pickup schedule will return to normal next week.

Those with storm damage may be able to get federal disaster assistance through FEMA. For more information: https://www.disasterassistance.gov.


PARK CLOSURES: 2/22/2021

Several of our parks took a beating during last week’s storms. As a result, we have closed some park areas.

None of our parks are entirely closed to the public (except for the Azalea Trail), but we do want everyone to use caution due to fallen trees, large limbs and debris.

Please respect our caution tape and do not access roped-off areas.

City of Lufkin park closures (effective as of TODAY):

  • All park restrooms

  • Azalea Trail

  • Kiwanis Park pavilion #1 and #2

  • Chambers Park pavilion #1 and #2

  • Grace Dunn Richardson pavilion #1

  • Brandon Park swing sets

Once it is safe to do so, we will have a public cleanup day for anyone who wants to help. Check back for details on that.

Those with storm damage may be able to get federal disaster assistance through FEMA. For more information: https://www.disasterassistance.gov.


TXDOT UPDATE 2/22/2021: LUFKIN DISTRICT ROADS RETURN TO NORMAL FOLLOWING WINTER STORM

After more than a week of working 12-hour shifts, Lufkin District TxDOT crews have returned to normal hours. All roadways are open for travel. Crews will continue to monitor roadways for any problem areas and maintain them as needed.

Prior to the winter storm and during the weather event, crews placed 143,292 gallons of brine on district roadways in efforts to keep them passable and reduce the amount of snow and ice from freezing on the roadway. In addition, 3,265 pounds of melt down were placed where the build-up was heavier than what brine alone could handle. Also, 570 cubic yards, or about 48 dump trucks, of small rock were placed to help with traction. Another 150 tons of salt were also placed on district roadways.

During the event, several agencies and businesses worked to help TxDOT clear the roads including about 30 contractor personnel and 20 various county and city employees.

“We have come through this weather event and our roads are back to normal and open for travel,” said Rhonda Oaks, public information officer. “We want to say thank you to everyone who jumped into action to help our crews clear the roadways throughout the district. TxDOT crews worked non-stop throughout this event and we are very grateful for the help of many others who made a difficult job go a little smoother.”

TxDOT would like to thank Drewery Construction, which helped TxDOT crews throughout the district with manpower and equipment; Texas Department of Public Safety, City of Lufkin Street Department, City of Lufkin Water Department, Lufkin Police Department, City of Diboll Water Department, Angelina County Commissioners and workers from Precincts 3 and 4, Sterling Lumber Company, Houston County Sheriff’s Department, City of Crockett, Houston County Commissioners and crews, Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, Polk County Commissioner’s and crews, City of Livingston, Polk County Sheriff’s Department, Onalaska Police Department, San Jacinto County volunteer fire departments, Trinity County Judge Doug Paige, Trinity County Commissioner Steven Truss and crew, and Area Wide Protective, Inc.

Motorists are urged to visit drivetexas.org for road conditions statewide. For more information, contact Rhonda.Oaks@txdot.gov or call (936) 633-4395.

Those with storm damage may be able to get federal disaster assistance through FEMA. For more information: https://www.disasterassistance.gov.


TRASH PICKUP: 2/22/2021, 11:35 AM

Solid Waste drivers are out doing trash collection this morning. We will run our routes twice this week as we know a lot of people have a large quantity of trash.

If you have Monday pickup, we will pick up for you again on Wednesday.

If you have Tuesday pickup, we will pick up for you again on Thursday.

We expect the trash pickup schedule to return to normal next week.

Those with storm damage may be able to get federal disaster assistance through FEMA. For more information: https://www.disasterassistance.gov.


BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED: 2/22/2021, 01:17 PM

The City of Lufkin boil water notice has been lifted.

City of Lufkin water samples were submitted for lab testing yesterday. We were notified a little bit ago that our samples passed, and the boil water notice can be rescinded.

Keep in mind that this is for City of Lufkin water customers only.

If you get your water through a private supplier, you will need to look to them for guidance on when your water is safe to drink. Private suppliers do their own testing even if their supply is partially or fully sourced through the City of Lufkin.

Those with storm damage may be able to get federal disaster assistance through FEMA. For more information: https://www.disasterassistance.gov.


Police Records has Moved to the Municipal Court Building


The Department has three dedicated clerks who maintain the case management record system while providing services to police personnel and the public. The Records Section is now Located in the Lufkin Municipal Court, across the street from City Hall at 222 E. Shepherd Ave, and is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays. Police reports and accident reports can now be picked up at that location. Sex offender registration will also be done at that location on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You must bring your driver's license and blue card. The Records Division can still be reached at the same phone number, 936-633-0342. Their fax number has changed to 936-639-9646.




Litter Critter Service

When citizens have home or neighborhood projects that include a large construction or destruction type activity you always have the dilemma of how to properly dispose of building and waste materials. The city provides Lufkin residents its Litter Critter service. For just $50.00 The City of Lufkin rents out “The Litter Critter” for large neighborhood cleanups and for proper solid waste disposal. The rental period can be for a weekend project from Friday morning until Monday morning, or for the week from Monday morning until Friday morning. You just fill it up and the city delivers and picks it up. For more details about the service contact the City of Lufkin’s Solid Waste Department.
Click here for an on-line Litter Critter Service Agreement.




Restrictions Implemented for Angelina County Per Executive Order GA-32

On Tues., Dec. 15, 2020, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) informed officials that Angelina County, as part of Trauma Service Area (TSA)-H meets the definition of a “high-hospitalization area.” As such, Angelina County may no longer conduct elective surgeries or reopen to the higher levels allowable under Executive Order GA-32.

GA-32, issued by Gov. Greg Abbott in early October as part of the Open Texas initiative, allowed select venues to increase service capacity and permitted elective surgeries. However, in areas with high hospitalizations, any business establishment (-retailers, restaurants, gyms) that otherwise would have a 75 percent occupancy limit is mandated by the state to operate at up to only 50 percent. Likewise, elective surgeries are temporarily prohibited. Establishments with 51 percent alcohol sales, i.e., “bars,” will also temporarily close.

High hospitalizations are defined as a TSA that has had seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity exceeds 15 percent. Restrictions for TSA-H will remain in place until notification is sent by DSHS of the following: seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity is 15 percent or less.

TSA-H, composed of Nacogdoches, Angelina, Polk, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Augustine, and Tyler counties, rose above the 15 percent mark on Wed., Dec. 9.

Residents are encouraged to practice good hygiene, wear facial coverings, follow social distancing protocols, and limit social gatherings outside of your immediate household.

For further information on the GA-32, refer to Texas Department of State Health Services.


NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS
FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT
(AVISO DE FECHA LÍMITE PARA PRESENTAR SOLICITUDES
PARA UN LUGAR EN LA BOLETA)

Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the City of Lufkin May 1st, 2021 Regular Election for Mayor, Ward No. 2 and Ward No. 4 Councilmember ballot may be filed during the following time:
(Se da aviso por la presente que las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta de la Elección Regular de la Ciudad de Lufkin se pueden presentar durante el siguiente horario:)

Filing Dates and Times:
(Fechas y Horario para Entregar Presentaciones)
Start Date: January 13th, 2021
(Fecha Inicio) 13 de enero de 2021

End Date: February 12th, 2021
(Fecha Límite) 12 de febrero de 2021

More Information - Más Información



Emergency Management: COVID-19 Resources




Stay up-to-date with the latest on re-opening Texas from the Governor's office.



City officials also want to remind the public of additional precautions and guidelines set forth by the CDC.

•  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

•  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

•  Stay home when you are sick.

•  Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

•  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

•  Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.

•  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

    -  If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

You can monitor the latest CDC updates at: cdc.gov.



Lufkin City Council Monthly Meetings

Lufkin City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Check the city's calendar for exact dates







There is a new free tool to help you save money on your water bill.

AquaHawk is a billing Alert System, a service for the City of Lufkin customers that will enable you to efficiently manage your water usage and lower your monthly bills. Customers who are interested in the service must register to create a new account to receive notifications.

After you register, AquaHawk will analyze your water usage with the customer portal and can notify you of the following after you set your alert thresholds.

AquaHawk allows you to specify an amount of water (gallons) or an estimated bill amount (dollars) that you don’t want to exceed. If your water consumption or bill amount has exceeded or is projected to exceed the threshold value, AquaHawk will send you a notification.

You will need your service address and account number, which can be found on your monthly water bill, to create your account. View your water consumption, set a monthly water budget, receive timely leak alerts, and control your expenses with AquaHawk.












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