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**PHONE NUMBER CHANGE FOR CITY HALL**

Please note that beginning Monday, February 4, the City of Waxahachie main number to City Hall will change. The new number is 469-309-4000. Please dial 911 for emergencies. For after hours non-emergency animal control or utilities needs, please call 469-309-4400. The new numbers are a result of a phone conversion for all city departments that will update the city’s phones to a more modern and efficient system.

Waxahachie City Council Meeting Monday, February 4th

The Waxahachie City Council will meet Monday, February 4 at Waxahachie City Hall, 401 S. Rogers at 7pm. The agenda for this regularly scheduled public meeting is attached.

Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting Dates

The dates of the next two Heritage Preservation Commission meetings have been changed due to scheduling conflicts. The HPC normally meets the second Thursday of each month. The amended dates for the next two meetings are Thursday, February 28, and Thursday, March 21. For questions regarding public meetings, please contact the City Secretary’s office at 469-309-4000.

Temporary Change In Drinking Water Disinfectant

The City of Waxahachie water customers may notice a change in the taste of their drinking water for the next few weeks. The city is temporarily converting to the use of free chlorine disinfectant to disinfect the drinking water. This change will be effective for a four week period.

At the end of the four weeks the city will convert back to a chloramines disinfectant and the utility crews will be flushing fire hydrants to remove any excess buildup of materials.

This proactive program is required to remove material buildup within the distribution system after prolonged use of alternative disinfectant methods. The conversion to free chlorine will take place on Friday, February 1, 2013. The city will switch back to a chloramines disinfectant on Friday, March 1, 2013.

During this temporary conversion, citizens may detect a slight chlorine odor. This program will not affect the water quality in any regards to its use, however, customers who undergo kidney dialysis should consult with your physician prior to treatment during this period, and aquatic pet owners should take appropriate safeguards to protect those pets during this timeframe.

For questions regarding this program, citizens may contact Chip Hopkins, Water Production Superintendent atthopkins@waxahachie.com or Rita Munoz, Administrative Secretary at rmunoz@waxahachie.com.


2013 Farmers Market To Open March 23rd

The 2013 Downtown Farmers Market is scheduled to open March 23 at 410 S. Rogers Street. This is the second year for the Market to operate in its new location, which was formerly the Waxahachie Lumber Yard. The city is now accepting vendor applications, which can be found online at http://www.waxahachie.com/downdev.html. For questions regarding the Market, please contact Anita Williamson, Director of Downtown Development at 469-309-4000.

Construction Underway On Broadhead Road Pedestrian Bridge

Construction is underway on the new pedestrian bridge on the Broadhead Road overpass over Highway 287. During construction, lanes on the overpass could be narrowed, and motorists are urged to use caution through the construction zone. As a further precaution, pedestrian traffic over the bridge during the construction period is discouraged. For questions regarding this project, please call the Texas Department of Transportation at 972-938-1750.

Texzon Energy Group Offering Waxahachie Citizens Energy Savings

The City of Waxahachie and Texzon Utilities Ltd. (Texzon) have introduced a new program , CitizenPower, available to residents. The CitizenPower program provides low energy rates, while at the same time providing needed revenue for city services. For complete information on the program, visit www.cityenergygroup.com/waxahachie.
 
For general questions regarding these news updates, please call 469-309-4012.
   
   
   

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