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Oct 06, 2021

UPDATED SERVICE FEE STRUCTURE

These new rate increases do not affect existing homes or properties.
New construction only. 

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Sep 29, 2021

PROPOSED UTILITIES INCREASE

The City of Waxahachie, Texas, Utilities Department will be increasing associated water fees (Meter Set Fee, Bull Head Meter fee, Road-Cut Fees, etc.) in early October 2021. Proposed increases are still being calculated, but a final proposal will be presented at the October 4, 2021 City Council Meeting. Proposed increases are due to a rise in the cost of doing business and other related items (Winter Storm Uri, COVID-19, Supply-Chain Challenges, Increased Operational Costs in the Private Sector, etc.) It is anticipated that any increases will go into effect on October 11, 2021.

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Sep 17, 2021

WAXAHACHIE SENIOR CENTER COVID-19 TEST KIOSK

Waxahachie Senior Center COVID-19 Test Kiosks
Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 7:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 8am - 12pm
Sunday: Closed
Click Here to Make an Appointment

What to do if you are sick - Caring for Yourself at Home
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Sep 17, 2021

HA5 ROAD PAVING IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Between MONDAY SEPT 20 and THURSDAY SEPT 30, Andale Construction will begin making HA5 road paving improvements on the following streets:
• North Gibson Street from West Ross Street to Sycamore Street
• Harbin Avenue from West Marvin Avenue to Floyd Street
• Kirven Avenue from West Marvin Ave to Sycamore Street
• Virginia Avenue from West Marvin Avenue to Sycamore Street
• Martha Street from Cynisca Street to Kirven Avenue
• Ross Street from Cynisca Street to Kirven Avenue
• Olive Street from Cynisca Street to Virginia Avenue
• Vanderbilt Lane from Solon Rd to Trinity Lane
• Auburn Street from John Arden to Trinity Lane

As a result, various sections of the roads listed will be restricted. The order of streets and more information can be found through the contractor’s HA5 website (www.HA5info.com) which allows you to sign up for text messages pertaining to the project schedule and upcoming street closures immediately.

Treatment of all the roads is estimated to take five (5) working days and is subject to change depending on the weather and any unforeseen delays. Please use alternate routes or expect delays.

Please refer to www.HA5info.com/Waxahachie for most current map information.
Please contact the Public Works Department by calling at 469-309-4300 or email us at publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.
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Sep 15, 2021

CONCRETE ROAD REPAIR BEGINNING SEPT. 20

Beginning MONDAY SEPT. 20, GAW Concrete Co. will be making concrete road repair on Shields Parkway from Mushroom Road to US 77.

As a result, Shields Parkway entry points at US 77 and Mushroom Road will be closed for about three (3) weeks. Please use alternate routes and expect delays.

 

We appreciate your cooperation. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at 469-309-4300 or email us at publicworks@waxahachie.com.

 

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Sep 08, 2021

HISTORIC DESIGN GUIDELINES WORKSHOP

Waxahachie City Council members and city management, past and present, have been unwavering in their support of the historic preservation in our community. To ensure that Waxahachie will continue to be “A Place in the Heart,” residential design guidelines are being created to provide direction for proper treatments for rehabilitation, restoration, maintenance, and additions to our historic building inventory, as well as proper construction of new infill in our historic districts. Although the information focuses on three of our National Register Districts, the design guidelines can be adapted to almost any historic property. To participate in an online Community Workshop or to view the draft design guidelines, please click the link below.
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Aug 12, 2021

BROADHEAD ROAD – ASPHALT ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Beginning on WEDNESDAY SEPT 25th, J & K Excavation will begin overlaying asphalt on Broadhead Road. As a result, Broadhead Road from April Lane, moving east about 200 ft. to center median will have only one lane open for thru traffic. Work is schedule to begin from 8:00am to 5:00pm and to last about three (3) days. Please find alternate routes and expect delays.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please contact the City of Waxahachie Public Works Dept. at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Aug 10, 2021

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE 2021

The City of Waxahachie is currently working to update our Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a shared vision for the future of the community, with guiding principles to align the work of the City around the issues that matter most to the community.

Community input is an important part of this process, and we encourage our residents to visit the link below and share ideas, engage, and take our citizen survey. Thank you for taking time to share in the future success of our City!

www.waxahachieplan.com 

Comprehensive Plan (1)

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Aug 06, 2021

FY 2021-2022 PROPOSED BUDGET

Please see the document below for the FY 2021-2022 Budget:

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Aug 03, 2021

BOND RATING UPGRADE

Standard and Poor’s Rating Services has upgraded the city of Waxahachie’s bond rating from AA- to AA.  According to information released from Standard & Poor’s, the rating increase was based on several factors, including “strong management, with good financial policies and practices.”

The city’s role as a regional economic and retail center as well as healthy residential and commercial growth contributed to the rating increase. Additionally, the report cited that factors such as a local strong economy, close proximity to the DFW Metroplex, strong budgetary performance, healthy fund balance, and transparency measures led to the upgraded rating. The Standard & Poor’s rating comes as a positive indicator in how the City fared during the economic uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The guidance of a fiscally conservative City Council and sound day-to-day practices on a management and staff level definitely contributed to the rating increase. Additionally, the leadership and diligence of our Finance Director Chad Tustison and his team most certainly helped in positively impacting this rating upgrade,” said City Manager Michael Scott.

The Standard & Poor’s report indicated that while the City’s rapid growth will likely increase forthcoming financial obligations due to infrastructure and growth-related capital needs, Waxahachie is poised to continue to remain in a healthy financial state into the future.

The increase in the city’s bond rating not only offers a stable option to investors, but may also translate into savings for the city. With a higher bond rating, the city will typically receive more favorable interest rates when issuing debt, which ultimately translates to savings to the taxpayers.
Bond Rating Infographic

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Jul 26, 2021

FALL CONCERT SERIES

The Crossroads Film and Music Festival is hosting a FREE Fall Concert Series featuring some of the best Texas musicians! The event will take place on September 24-25 at the historic Chautauqua Auditorium and will feature Jon Wolfe and Micky and the Motorcars. Tickets are at no cost but each person much have a ticket to enter.

For Micky and the Motorcars tickets:
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Jul 08, 2021

JOB FAIR

Ellis County Economic Development Job Fair
Job Fair Flyer 2021 - Job Seeker
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Jun 08, 2021

CITY OF WAXAHACHIE ANIMAL SERVICES TO SPRAY FOR MOSQUITOES

The City of Waxahachie Animal Services will be spraying for nuisance mosquitoes on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 9:00pm to 5:00am. We will be following a schedule that has us spraying every ten days thereafter. We will also be setting and checking traps by quadrants during the summer months in order to make assessments for numbers of mosquitoes. If at any time the numbers are low and indicate no need for spraying, we will make adjustments accordingly. We expect the process to spray the entire city will take 6 to 8 hours with three trucks and three people. For questions regarding mosquito spraying, please contact Terri Muniz at (469) 309 - 4150 or email tmuniz@waxahachiepd.org. This date is tentative, weather permitting, and subject to change. Please know of the preventive measures you can take to assist us in keeping the mosquito population down.

See below of the tentative spraying schedule:
Thursday, June 17
Thursday, July 1
Monday, July 12
Thursday, July 22
Monday, August 2
Thursday, August 12
Monday, August 23
Thursday, September 2
Monday, September 13
Thursday, September 23
Monday, October 4
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Jun 04, 2021

RUNOFF ELECTION: UNOFFICIAL RESULTS (ONCE AVAILABLE)

Election day for the City Council Runoff Election is Saturday, June 5. Once available, unofficial results will be posted at the following link:

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Jun 03, 2021

HIKE & BIKE TRAIL PARTIALLY CLOSED FOR VIADUCT DEMOLITION

Beginning Friday June 4, the Hike and Bike Trail will be closed at the old viaduct to allow for demolition. This closure is expected to last several weeks. Trail users may still access the trail at Getzendaner Park to the viaduct, and from Rogers Street to Lions Park. Additionally, Little Creek Trail and the Waxahachie Sports Complex Trail will both be open and fully accessible as an alternative during this closure. Read More
Jun 01, 2021

WATER STREET ROAD CLOSURE

Starting MONDAY JUNE 7, The City of Waxahachie Street Department’s contractor will be installing a concrete drainage flume on Water Street.

 

As a result, Water Street between North Monroe and Ferris Ave will be closed to all traffic. The work is scheduled for about a week from 7:00am to 5:00 pm. Please expect delays and use alternate routes.

 

All work listed above is pending the weather and subject to change. We appreciate your patience during construction. Please contact the Public Works & Engineering Dept.  (469) 309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with questions or concerns.

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May 28, 2021

CITY OFFICES CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

City offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. For non-emergency needs during this time, please call the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. For emergencies, please dial 911. Have a safe and happy holiday! Read More
May 28, 2021

SPLASH PADS NOW OPEN

Our splash pads are now open through Monday, September 6th. There are three splash pad locations: George Brown Plaza at 209 N. Jackson Street (Open daily 9am-8pm), Matthew's Park at 501 Harvest Grove Road (Open daily 9am-8pm), and Railyard Park at 455 S. College Street (Open daily 9am-10pm). Bring the kids out to beat the heat and enjoy these great parks amenities!  Read More
May 18, 2021

VILLARREAL APPOINTED CITY SECRETARY

The Waxahachie City Council has appointed Amber Villarreal as the new City Secretary during the Council meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021. Villarreal’s appointment follows the retirement of previous City Secretary Lori Cartwright, who served the City since 1999, and the last 14 years as City Secretary.

Villarreal has worked for the City of Waxahachie for over 20 years – starting in 2000 as a VOE student worker. In that time, she has served in a variety of roles, including in the Human Resources Department, as Assistant City Secretary, and most recently as Interim City Secretary. 

“Amber has been a loyal and valuable asset to the City for many years and serving in several roles. With each task she has risen to the occasion and provided excellent service to not only the Citizens, but also her peers. She is a tremendous employee and we look forward to her continued success,” said Michael Scott, City Manager.

As City Secretary, Villarreal’s responsibilities include being the official record keeper for all City records and public meetings. Duties of the City Secretary’s office include posting agendas, recording and posting minutes for City Council and all City boards and commissions, election administration, public and bid notices, open records requests, certain licensing functions, and more.

Villarreal will begin her new role immediately, and is excited to continue to serve our Citizens. “I am thankful for all the support from City Management, City Staff, and City Council and look forward to this next chapter in my life. Lori Cartwright has been a wonderful mentor and I am blessed to have worked alongside her for the last 13½ years,” said Villarreal. Amber and her husband Wally live in Waxahachie and have three children.

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May 13, 2021

RUNOFF ELECTION JUNE 5: COMPLETE VOTING INFORMATION

The Waxahachie City Council runoff election is scheduled for June 5, 2021. For complete election and voting information, including early voting dates and locations, and election day specifics, please click the following link:

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Apr 30, 2021

ELECTION DAY INFORMATION & RESULTS

Election day for the City Council Election and other local elections is Saturday, May 1. For polling locations and hours, and results once they are available, please visit the following link:

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Apr 29, 2021

HEAVY RAINS OVERNIGHT; FLOODING ALONG WAXAHACHIE CREEK

As a result of the heavy rains overnight, portions of Waxahachie Creek are flooded. Due to the high waters, please exercise caution in these areas including Getzendaner Park, and the Waxahachie Creek Hike and Bike Trail. The Little Creek Trail is fully open, and may be accessed at either Chapman Park or Brown-Singleton Park as an alternative until the creek recedes.

Additionally, the Citizens Convenience Station will be closed to the public today (Thursday, April 29). Thank you to our Citizens for their patience as our crews work on clean-up efforts. Updates will be posted as they are available.

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Apr 05, 2021

2021 ELECTION INFORMATION

Early voting for the upcoming City Council and other elections begins Monday, April 19. The general election will be held on Saturday, May 1. For complete city voting information, including polling locations, dates and times, please click the following link.

ELECTION INFORMATION

 
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Apr 01, 2021

CITY OFFICES CLOSED FRIDAY, APRIL 2

City offices will be closed on Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday. For non-emergency needs during this time, including Animal Services, please contact the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. For emergencies please dial 911. 

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Mar 19, 2021

2021 FARMERS MARKET SEASON

2021 Farmers Market Season:

It is now time to sign up to be a vendor at the Waxahachie Farmers Market.  Come join us at our new location—701 Howard Road—for the 2021 season! 

Applications and information are available at the links below.  An organizational meeting has been set for Thursday, April 15th at 5:30 pm.  Potential vendors will be able to tour the market, turn in paperwork and pay fees, and ask questions at this meeting. All interested vendors are encouraged to attend this meeting if at all possible.

Grand opening of the market is scheduled for Saturday, May 8th at 8 am.  Market will be open every Saturday from May 8-October 30 from 8 am to 1 pm. Come visit your favorite vendors and meet some new ones!

For more information on the Farmers Market, please call 469-309-4111 or email asimpson@waxahachie.com

2021 Market Requirements and General Information
2021 Vendor Application
2021 Rules and Regulations
Indemnity Agreement
General Information on Cottage Food Requirements

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Mar 11, 2021

NEW WASTE SERVICES DETAILS

For complete information regarding the new Waste Collections services that will begin in April, including collection schedules for your address, please click the following link. 

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Mar 03, 2021

HUNTER PASS LANE – ONE LANE CLOSURE FOR ROAD WORK

Beginning MONDAY MAR 8, 2021, GAW Inc. will begin making concrete road panel repairs at the 200 block of Hunter Pass Lane. As a result, Hunter Pass Lane from the 200 block to about 350’ south will be down to one lane. Work is scheduled for about a month and will be Monday thru Friday from 7am-5pm. Please slow down and use caution when driving through the work zone. Please call the Public Works & Engineering Department at 469-309-4300 or email at publicwiorks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns. Read More
Feb 19, 2021

WARMING STATIONS/RESOURCES

WARMING STATIONS IN ELLIS COUNTY:

WAXAHACHIE FAMILY YMCA – Select YMCAs, including the Waxahachie Family YMCA, are opening their doors to those in the community without power and or water as a safe place to warm up from 10:00am - 5:30pm on Wednesday, February 17 through February 19.

Hot coffee, charging stations, WiFi access and water stations will be available. Locker rooms at these branches are also open for those who need a hot shower - families can have exclusive use of the locker rooms for showers in 20-minute intervals.

We are asking people who come to please wear a mask and stay within their family unit while inside the branch. Families can access the facility for 3 hour windows but can stay longer if there is no waiting list for folks to come in, and the facility is not at capacity. Fitness equipment is available to those who would like to use it. Families may also bring food to warm up in microwaves where available. Spaces will be set up to maintain social distancing. More information can be found in the attached flyer and on our website, https://www.ymcadallas.org/blog/ymca-winter-warming-centers.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH – (adjacent to sports complex on 287 service road)

WAXAHACHIE BIBLE CHURCH – (on Grand Ave. across from SAGU)

FARLEY STREET BAPTIST CHURCH – (on Brown St just south of 287)

THE AVENUE CHURCH – (on 77 just north of 287)

Also…
RED OAK – 48-hour warming shelter at Live Oak Gymnasium (old Red Oak ISD Junior High), 200 Live Oak St., Red Oak

RED OAK – OAKS CHURCH – 777 East i-35 Service Rd (1pm-5pm)

GLENN HEIGHTS – HARVEST OF PRAISE (2603 S. Hampton Rd., Glenn Heights, TX, 75154)

OVILLA – GRACE CHURCH OF OVILLA (519 South Westmoreland Road)

ENNIS – The Ennis CARES Program is providing overnight shelter to those without heat or electricity. Please call the Bluebonnet Call Center at 972-695-3524 if you need shelter from the extreme cold.

MIDLOTHIAN – For emergency purposes, the City of Midlothian is opening a warming shelter at the Midlothian Conference Center, 1 Community Circle, tonight at 6:30 p.m. This facility is susceptible to a loss of power. This is a warming center only with no amenities. Bring your blankets and snacks. Pets are NOT allowed. Please observe COVID-19 precautions, wear a mask and observe social distancing.

If we learn of more resources, we will post them here.
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Feb 19, 2021

TRASH SERVICE RESUMES MONDAY FEBRUARY 22; CONVENIENCE STATION AVAILIBLE

TRASH SERVICES UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19; RESUMES ON MONDAY:
Trash service for Friday, February 19 will not be able to run due to the continued unfavorable road conditions. 

While residential trash service is scheduled to resume normal pickup schedules on Monday, February 22, the Citizen's Convenience Station will be open until 4pm today (Friday) and from 8am to 4pm tomorrow (Saturday) for Waxahachie residents to bring bagged household trash if you desire.

The Convenience Station is located at 499 Lions Park Road near the Wastewater Treatment Plant. If you have questions, please call 469-309-4270. Please bring proof of residency (water bill) with you.
 
We want to thank all of our residents for their patience and understanding with the delays this week. 
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Feb 18, 2021

CITY OFFICES OPEN AT NOON, TRASH SERVICE SUSPENDED, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

City Offices will open at NOON tomorrow (Friday, February 19). For non-emergency needs during this time, please call 469-309-4400. For emergencies, please dial 911.

Additionally, trash service will not run Friday. We will update as soon as we know when collection can safely resume.

Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding as we have navigated through the challenges of this week. We are working hard to restore all services back to normal operations as soon we possible. More updates will be posted as available. Everyone continue to stay safe and warm!
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Feb 14, 2021

CITY OFFICES CLOSED THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18

Due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, City Offices will be closed tomorrow (Thursday, February 18). For non-emergency needs during this time, please call 469-309-4400. Dial 911 for emergencies.

The City Council meeting that had been rescheduled for tomorrow will now be held on Monday, February 22. Additionally, the TIRZ meeting scheduled for Thursday will be rescheduled. 
 
If possible, please avoid any unnecessary trips during this time, and stay safe and warm!
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Feb 13, 2021

CONVENIENCE STATION CLOSED SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Due to icy road conditions, the Citizen's Convenience Station will be closed Saturday, February 13. Please do not get out on the roads unless necessary, and please exercise extreme caution if you do. Stay safe and warm! Read More
Feb 12, 2021

TRASH SERVICE UPDATE FOR THURSDAY 2/18

Due to the hazardous road conditions, the decision has been made to suspend trash service for Thursday, February 18. Moving forward, the decision will continue to be made on a day to day basis, however, the forecast is predicting we will not be above freezing until at least Saturday. Once the weather is clear, all trash will be recovered as soon as we can safely do so.

We understand and apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate everyone's patience very much as we all navigate the weather situation together. Decisions will be made daily with the consideration of the safety of our crews. Updates will be posted daily as well as soon as we have them. Thank you again and please stay safe and warm.
 
 
 
 
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Feb 11, 2021

CITY OFFICES OPEN AT 10AM; TRASH SERVICE SUSPENDED THURSDAY

City Offices will open at 10am this morning, February 11 (2 hour delay). For non-emergency needs during this time, please call 469-309-4400. For emergencies, please dial 911.

Additionally, due to the road conditions Waste Management has suspended residential trash service for today (Thursday). They will continue to assess the situation as the day progresses and we will communicate the amended schedule as soon as it is made available. Thank you for your patience, stay safe and warm!
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Feb 03, 2021

SIDEWALK GRANT PROGRAM AVAILABLE

The Waxahachie City Ordinance requires all sidewalks in the City to be constructed, reconstructed, and kept in good repair by the owner of the property fronting the sidewalk.  However, through a new Sidewalk Grant initiative, the City will participate with a matching fund to assist residents with their sidewalk repairs or installation of new sidewalk.  For more information:

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Feb 01, 2021

COVID-19 ELLIS COUNTY VACCINATION INFORMATION

COVID-19 Ellis County Vaccination Information:

How to register:
Create an account/ profile here- BSWHealth.com/COVIDVaccine
Then, be patient and eligible recipients will be notified of available vaccine appointments for the Ellis County Vaccine Hub.
For questions on how to register or schedule an appointment, call 1.844.279.8222. You do not need to complete the Baylor Scott and White COVID-19 health screening, unless you seek a doctor visit for approval.

What Not To Do:
✳️ Do not show up without an appointment.
✳️ Do not Call the Waxahachie Senior Center. They will not be able to provide you with information regarding a vaccine.

What To Do:
✳️ Register for a vaccine. Eligible recipients will be notified to schedule an appointment.
✳️ Help those who might not have internet access register for a vaccine.
✳️ Wear a short sleeve shirt or easily accessible clothing to receive the shot.

View the flyer for how to register: https://co.ellis.tx.us/.../Ellis-Co-Flyer-Vaccine...
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Jan 27, 2021

ALLEY CLOSURE INDIAN TRACE LN & KIOWA LN

Beginning MONDAY FEB 1st, GAW Inc. will begin making concrete repairs in the alley behind Indian Trace Ln and Kiowa Ln.

Work is scheduled for about a month and will be Monday thru Friday from 7am-5pm. Please use an alternate route. We are asking residents to park in front of their house for the duration of the project. Please call the Public Works & Engineering Department at 469-309-4300 or email at publicwiorks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Jan 27, 2021

RE-SCHEDULED ROAD CLOSURE – GRAHAM ST

UPDATE:

Starting MONDAY FEB 8 to TUESDAY FEB 9 – P.E.T. Construction will be conducting a water and sewer tap and as a result, the road will be closed to all traffic for those two days from Perry Avenue to Dr. MLK JR. Blvd. The road will be reopened each evening. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Please contact the Public Works & Engineering Department at 469-309-4300 or email us at publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Jan 25, 2021

NEW WASTE DISPOSAL BEGINNING APRIL 1ST

Beginning April 1st, Waste Connections is happy to announce the continued partnership with the City of Waxahachie as your solid waste service provider. 

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Jan 13, 2021

UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION – ROYAL STREET

Starting MONDAY JAN 25th, XIT Paving will begin construction work on Royal Street. Please use alternate routes and/or expect delays in traffic on Royal Street from US 77/Ferris Ave to N. Gibson Street. Please contact the Public Works & Engineering department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Jan 13, 2021

UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION – 2015 Water  Distribution System Improvements Part 2 and the 2015 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

Starting TUESDAY JANUARY 19th, A & M Construction and Utilities Inc., will begin construction on the 2015 Water Distribution System Improvements –Part 2 and 2015 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation project. 

This project is scheduled to make improvements to water lines and sanitary sewer lines along various sections in E. Marvin Avenue from Peters St. to Hackberry St., Ennis Street from E. Marvin Ave to Union Pacific Railroad; Elder Street from E. Marvin Ave to Cleaver Rd. and Cleaver Road from Ennis St. to Elder St. and parts of Lake Park Avenue. There will also be asphalt road improvements on Ennis Street and Elder Street. Please avoid the area and use alternate routes.

Please contact the Public Works & Engineering department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Jan 05, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The City of Waxahachie has received numerous calls regarding the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine. While the City is not a healthcare provider and will not be administering the vaccine, we have received information from some of our community partners and are communicating the latest information on their behalf. Links are provided below for each of these providers to obtain more information.

Statement from H-E-B:

• H-E-B Pharmacies are currently out of COVID-19 vaccine. We are working closely with the state to secure more vaccine to service our Texans.
• We may receive more vaccine the week of January 11. That vaccine will be made available for phase 1b recipients as quantities allow.
• Once we have confirmation of the doses we will receive, customers will be able to make an appointment on our scheduler tool. The scheduler will be available on heb.com/pharmacy.
• Customers must have an appointment. Limited supply and strict vaccine handling procedures will not allow for walk ups at this time.
• Updates will be available as a recorded message on our pharmacy phone lines (972-923-2297) and also posted on heb.com.

Statement from Waxahachie Pharmacy:

• Waxahachie Pharmacy is currently out of COVID-19 vaccine. We are working closely with the state to secure more vaccine.
• That vaccine will be made available for phase 1a and 1b recipients as quantities allow at this time.
• Once we have confirmation of the doses we receive, customers will be able to make an appointment by contacting our store.
• We will only take appointments for the amount of vaccines we have received, at this time we are not creating a standing list.
• Customers must have an appointment. Limited supply and strict vaccine handling procedures will not allow for walk ups at this time.
• Waxahachie Pharmacy may be reached at 214-980-1395.

Baylor Scott & White has also provided a link that will be updated as information is received:
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Dec 21, 2020

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

City offices will be closed December 24th, 25th and January 1st.  For non-emergency needs during this time, please call the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. For emergencies, please call 911. 

Residential trash pickup will not run on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. If your regular pickup day falls on one of these holidays, your next pickup day will be your next regularly scheduled day. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday and you have Monday/Thursday service, your next pickup will be Thursday. For questions regarding trash pickup, please call 972-937-8836.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Dec 17, 2020

Ongoing Water Main Break on the 900 block of MLK JR Blvd

We have confirmed an ongoing water main break on the 8” water main in the 900 block of MLK JR Blvd just south of Getzendaner in front of an empty lot. The area noted on the map will be without water temporarily during repairs. If you have any questions, please contact our Utilities Department at 469-309-4320.

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Dec 03, 2020

Limitations in Latest Governor's Orders Triggered by High COVID-19 Hospitalizations

On September 17, 2020 and October 7, 2020, Governor Abbott issued Executive Orders GA-31 and GA-32 respectively. GA-31 required hospitals in an area of high hospitalizations to postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not medically necessary to diagnose or correct a serious medical condition or preserve the life of a patient, as determined by the physician. If a procedure does not deplete hospital capacity needed to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be performed. GA-32 essentially allowed indoor businesses that were currently operating at 50% capacity to start operating at 75% capacity unless they were in an area with high hospitalizations. If in an area with high hospitalizations, those businesses may only operate at a maximum of 50% occupancy.

The Governor’s Orders define an “area of high hospitalizations” as any Trauma Service Area that has had seven consecutive days in which the number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients as a percentage of total hospital capacity exceeds 15%. Unfortunately, the Trauma Service Area that includes Waxahachie, Trauma Service Area E, has been over the 15% threshold for seven consecutive days as of December 3, 2020. Therefore, the Governor’s limitations mentioned above pertaining to surgeries, medical procedures and occupancy limits are in effect and will remain in effect until our Trauma Service Area is below the 15% threshold for seven consecutive days.

More information can be found at the following websites:

htpps://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA-31_hospital_capacity_COVID-19.pdf
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Nov 24, 2020

CITY OFFICES CLOSED - 11/26 & 11/27

City offices will be closed November 26th and 27th. For non-emergency needs during this time, please call the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. For emergencies, please call 911.

Residential trash pickup will not run on Thanksgiving Day. Pickup will resume on your normally scheduled day. Example: For Monday/Thursday customers, pickup will resume on Monday.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Nov 23, 2020

Convenience Station 2020 Holiday Hours

The City Convenience Station will be closed for the following holidays:

Thanksgiving: November 26-28, 2020, and will re-open on November 30th.
Christmas: December 24-26, 2020, and will re-open on December 28th.

For any questions regarding the Convenience Station, please call 972-937-3367.

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Nov 13, 2020

CLIFT, S. FLAT & E. MADISON STREET RECONSTRUCTION

Beginning on Monday November 30th, J & K Excavation will begin construction on the Clift Street, S. Flat Street and E. Madison Street project. This is a corridor rehabilitation project that will consist of replacing utilities: sanitary sewer, storm drain and water lines. There will be improvements to the road with curb & gutter, ADA compliant sidewalks and street lights. The following streets will have traffic control barriers in place and may have delays:

  • Clift Street from the southern limits to DR. MLK JR BLVD
  • S. Flat Street from Jefferson Street to the BNSF railroad
  • E. Madison Street from S. Flat Street to Clift Street

Please contact the Public Works &Engineering Department with any questions or concerns either by phone at 469-309-4300 or email us at publicworks@waxahachie.com.

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Nov 10, 2020

Veterans Day - CITY OFFICES CLOSED

City Offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Residential trash service will run as scheduled. For non-emergency needs during this time, such as animal control, please call the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. Please dial 911 for emergencies. Thank you to all of our Veterans! Read More
Oct 22, 2020

2020 ASPHALT STREET REHABILITATION

Starting MONDAY OCTOBER 26th, Reynolds Paving Co. will be making improvements to the asphalt road on the following streets:

Buffalo Creek Drive from Indian Trace Ln. to Chieftain Dr.
Indian Trace Ln/Kiowa Ln from Buffalo Creek Dr. to Buffalo Creek Dr. (horseshoe loop)
Buffalo Creek Circle from Buffalo Creek Dr. to End
Peters Street from Graham St. to Parks School House Rd.
McKenzie Street from Williams St. to FM813/Brown St.
Barger Drive from FM813/Brown St. to FM813/Brown St. (horseshoe loop)
4th Street from FM813/Brown St. to Dunn St.
W. Ross Street from FM813/Brown St. to US77/Ferris Ave.

Contractors are scheduled to begin asphalt work in the Indian Hills Subdivision area. Please expect delays or use alternate routes.

Please visit the City of Waxahachie website for update to date information or contact the Public Works & Engineering Department at 469-309-4300 or email at publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Oct 19, 2020

NORTHGATE DRIVE PANEL REPLACEMENT - PHASE 2 TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN

Beginning on MONDAY OCTOBER 26th, J & K Excavation Inc. will begin Phase 2 of road panel replacement on various sections on Northgate Drive. This final phase will have Northgate Drive closed to all traffic coming from US HWY 77. All access into and/or out of Coleman Junior High School, Walmart, and Credit Union should use Stadium Drive.   If possible, use alternate routes and expect some delays. Please call the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Oct 07, 2020

TEMPORARY CHANGE IN WATER DISINFECTANT

The City of Waxahachie public water system, (PWS) ID 0700008, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine. The conversion will be for a four-week period and will begin on Thursday, October 1, 2020 and continue through Saturday, October 31, 2020.During this period, you may experience taste and odor changes associated with this type of temporary disinfectant conversion. This proactive program is required to remove material buildup within the distribution system after prolonged use of alternative disinfectant methods.

Public water systems are required to properly disinfect their water and maintain an adequate disinfectant residual in the distribution system. Chloramine, free chlorine combined with ammonia, is widely used as a disinfectant because it persists for long periods while also limiting the formation of disinfection by-product contaminants. Prolonged use of chloramine coupled with other factors that can impact water quality, such as high temperatures or stagnation of water, may result in the growth and/or persistence of organic matter within the pipes of the distribution system, which may hinder the ability to maintain an adequate disinfectant residual. This temporary conversion to free chlorine, partnered with flushing activities, helps to rid distribution pipes of this organic matter and improve the quality of your water overall.

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 Brandon Lacy, Water Production Superintendent at (469) 309-4361, e-mail at blacy@waxahachie.com or Rita Munoz, Administrative Secretary at (469) 309-4320, email at rmunoz@waxahachie.com.

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Oct 06, 2020

FY 2020-2021 BUDGET

Please see the document below for the FY 2020-2021 Budget:

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Oct 02, 2020

SWALLOW DRIVE – TEMPORARY ONE LANE CLOSURE

Please note starting TUESDAY OCT. 6th to TUESDAY OCT. 20th, the City of Waxahachie Streets Department will be making concrete road repair at the intersection of Swallow Drive and Ovilla Road/FM 664. 

As a result, Swallow Drive at the intersection of Ovilla Road/FM664 will be down to one lane traffic beginning at 7:00am to about 6:00pm for those days. All work is dependent on the weather and is subject to change. Please use caution when driving and expect some delay.

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Sep 25, 2020

KAUFMAN STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT -  Temporary One Lane Closure

Starting WED SEPT 30th - J & K Excavation will be improving water lines and road improvements on Kaufman Street from Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd. to the railroad tracks. As a result, one lane will remain open going northbound for traffic.

Please find alternate routes or expect some delay. Please contact Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email us at publicworks@waxahachie.com.

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Sep 24, 2020

KAUFMAN STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT – PHASE ONE  Temporary One Lane Closure

J & K Excavation will be installing a storm drain inlet starting MONDAY SEPT. 28th to WEDNESDAY SEPT. 30th.  As a result, DR. MLK JR Blvd. /E. Main Street in front of Save More Store/Chicken Shack and condos will be restricted to one lane for traffic. The work is scheduled from 8am to 5pm for those days.  There will be flaggers to help conduct traffic. Please use alternate routes or expect delays.

Please contact the Public Works Dept. with any questions at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com.        

 

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Sep 17, 2020

EXTENDED - KAUFMAN STREET PH1 RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT – TEMPORARY ONE LANE CLOSURE

Please note starting MONDAY SEPT 21st- THURSDAY SEPT. 24th, J & K Excavation will be boring underneath the railroad tracks at Kaufman Street.

As a result, Kaufman Street at the railroad tracks will have one lane open for traffic to cross beginning at 7:00am to about 5:00pm for those days.

There will be flaggers to help conduct traffic. Please use caution when driving and expect some delay. All work is dependent on the weather and is subject to change.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please contact the City of Waxahachie Public Works Dept. at 469-309-4300 with any questions or concerns.

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Sep 15, 2020

TEMPORARY ONE LANE CLOSURE - OLD ITALY ROAD

Please note starting THURSDAY SEPT. 17TH to MONDAY SEPT. 21ST, the City of Waxahachie Streets Department will be re-asphalting Old Italy Road from Howard Road to Lakeshore Drive.

As a result, Old Italy Road will have one lane open for traffic beginning at 7:00am to about 6:00pm for those days. All work is dependent on the weather and is subject to change. Please use caution when driving and expect some delay.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please contact the City of Waxahachie Public Works Dept. at 469-309-4300 with any questions or concerns. Read More
Sep 15, 2020

UPCOMING ROAD WORK AND TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - NORTHGATE DRIVE

Beginning on MONDAY SEPT. 21st, J & K Excavation Inc. will begin road panel replacement on various sections on Northgate Drive from US Highway 77 to the Donut Depot.

The project will be in two phases in order to maintain some access to the properties along Northgate Drive but expect temporary restricted access to driveways. If possible, please use alternate routes and expect delays.   

Please contact the Public Works department with any questions or concerns either by email at publicworks@waxahachie.com or call 469-309-4300. Read More
Sep 08, 2020

KAUFMAN STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT – PHASE1

KAUFMAN STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT – PHASE1
Temporary One Lane Closure

J & K Excavation will be installing a storm drain inlet this THURSDAY SEPT 10th – FRIDAY SEPT 11th.  As a result, Dr. M. L. K. Jr. Blvd. / E. Main Street from Tuggle Street to Kaufman Street will be restricted to one lane for traffic.

The work is scheduled from 8am to 3pm for those days.  Please expect delays and find alternate routes.

Please contact the Public Works department at 469-309-4300 or email at publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Sep 03, 2020

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE - FARLEY STREET

Please note starting TUESDAY SEPT 8TH to FRIDAY SEPT 11TH, the City of Waxahachie Streets Department will be trimming trees along Farley Street from Coleman to HWY 287. As a result, Farley Street from Coleman to HWY287 will have only one lane open for traffic for those days beginning at 8:00 AM and ending by 5:00 PM. Please find alternate routes and expect delays.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please contact the City of Waxahachie Public Works Dept. at 469-309-4300 with any questions or concerns.

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Aug 21, 2020

MOSQUITO SPRAYING SCHEDULE

The City of Waxahachie Animal Services will be spraying for mosquitoes on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 9:00pm to 5:00am. The schedule includes spraying every ten days thereafter. Staff will also be setting and checking traps by quadrants during the remaining warmer months in order to make assessments for numbers of mosquitoes. If at any time the numbers are low and indicate no need for spraying, adjustments will be made accordingly. For questions regarding mosquito spraying, please contact Terri Muniz at (469)309- 4150 or email tmuniz@waxahachiepd.org. This date is tentative, weather permitting, and subject to change.

See below for the tentative spraying schedule:
Thursday August 27
Thursday September 3
Monday September 14
Thursday September 24
Sunday October 4

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Aug 04, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – MADISON STREET

Please note that beginning WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5th - FRIDAY AUGUST 6th, Madison Street will be closed between Monroe St and Elm St(US77) AND between Elm St(US77) and Rogers St to install utilities.  Work will begin around 8am and end around 4pm each day. Please expect delays and find alternate routes.

Please call the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email at publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Jul 30, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – BUSINESS 287 (MAIN STREET)

Please note that the evening MONDAY, AUGUST 3RD through the morning on TUESDAY, AUGUST 4THBusiness 287 (Main St.) will be closed at the intersection with Monroe St. for night shift work to install utilities. Detour signs will be provided from Elm St. to Howard St for WB and EB traffic. Work will begin around 7 pm on the 3rd and end about 6 am on the 4th.

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Jul 28, 2020

APRIL LANE – SCHEDULED ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Please note that the City of Waxahachie Streets Department will be making concrete road improvements on various road panels on April Lane as well as the entry approach into April Lane.

Starting Monday August 10th, the Streets Department will begin work on the entry approach into April Lane. As a result, only one lane will be open to traffic to access April Lane from and to Broadhead Road. Please use caution and follow the temporary traffic signs when entering and exiting into Broadhead Road.

Crews will be out from 7am to 3pm, Monday – Friday and is scheduled for about two weeks. All work listed above is pending the weather and subject to change. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please contact the Public Works Department by phone at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Jul 24, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – FM66 BETWEEN US77 AND TURNER ST

Beginning July 29, FM66 between US77 and Turner Street will be closed. Construction on this area will last 3 to 4 weeks to rebuild the road completely in one phase. Westbound traffic will be utilizing the existing detour that is used by Eastbound traffic. There will be no impact to other road closures or detours. This work will allow FM66 to re-open for two-way traffic by the end of August.

For questions regarding this project, please call Public Works at 469-309-4300.

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Jul 14, 2020

City Of Waxahachie Conducting a Survey to Gauge Interest in a Business Incubator

The City of Waxahachie Economic Development Department has formed a working group with the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce and the Navarro Small Business Development Center to explore the feasibility of establishing a business incubator in the city. The purpose of an incubator is to help entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground by providing support in overcoming the many challenges that new businesses face such as lack of affordable rental space, and the high cost or unavailability of advisory/facilitation services.

The City Economic Development Department will survey entrepreneurs and small business owners to evaluate the degree of interest in our community.
"We need to know if their is a significant number of people who are interested in the incubator,” said Warren Ketteman, Senior Director of Economic Development.

Ketteman added, “If you own a small business or if you are thinking about owning a small business, please take that survey for us”.

If a small business or entrepreneur would like to take part in the survey they can access it at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QKWM6RL. The link to the survey can also be found at www.crossroadsoftx.com.

The survey will close Aug. 3, 2020.

For more information on Economic Development in Waxahachie, visit http://www.crossroadsoftx.com.

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Jul 08, 2020

HWY 77 TO BE CLOSED FOR RAILROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Union Pacific Railroad will be working on railroad crossing improvements from the morning of Wednesday, July 8th through Saturday, July 11th.  The Ferris Avenue crossing will be closed on July 8th.  Monroe Street and Elm Street crossings will be closed from the morning of July 9th through July 11th.  

During this period of July 8th through July 11, TxDOT will be using Marvin Avenue (FM878) to College Street to Main Street (BUS287) as our detour route for the railroad intersection on improvements on US77.

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Jul 02, 2020

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order GA-29 Relating to the Use of Face Coverings During the COVID-19 Disaster

Governor Abbott has issued General Order GA-29, effective at 12:01 pm on July 3, 2020, requiring every person in Texas to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when inside a commercial entity, other building or space open to the public.  Read More
Jun 26, 2020

GOVERNOR ABBOTT ISSUES AMENDED EXECUTIVE ORDER

Governor Abbott Issues New Order

 

Due to the substantial increases in COVID-19 positive cases, increases in the positivity rate and increase in hospitalizations, Governor Abbott has issued his latest General Order, GA-28.  GA-28 makes targeted adjustments to the reopening plan in an effort to reduce the growing spread of COVID-19 and avoid the need for more extreme protective measures.  The order also strongly encourages individuals to practice good hygiene, social distancing and wearing of face coverings.  People should not be in groups larger than ten people.         

Below is a brief summary of adjustments to the reopening plan:

  • Outdoor Events – outdoor gatherings of 100 individuals or less are allowed, but must follow the established health protocols; gatherings of more than 100 individuals are only allowed outdoors with local approval.
  • Restaurants – may operate for dine-in service up to 75% of the total listed occupancy; effective June 29, 2020 may only operate for dine-in service up to 50% total listed occupancy; consider having all employees wear a cloth face covering; parties maintain at least 6 feet separation; no tables of more than 10 people.
  • Bars – bars or similar establishments that have 51% or more of their gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages may not operate except for drive-thru, pickup or delivery options for food and drinks to the extent allowed by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). 
  • Rafting and Tubing Services - may not operate, including rental of rafts or tubes and transportation of people for the purpose of rafting or tubing.
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Jun 05, 2020

KAUFMAN STREET CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN JUNE 8

Beginning the week of MONDAY JUNE 8th, J & K Excavation will begin construction work on the Kaufman Street Phase 1 reconstruction project. Please expect traffic delays on Kaufman Street from Dr. M. L.K. Jr. Blvd. to the train tracks and Dr. M. L.K. Jr. Blvd from Kaufman St. to Tuggle St. Please contact the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com  with any questions or concerns about the upcoming construction. Read More
May 29, 2020

MOSQUITO SPRAYING SCHEDULE

The City of Waxahachie Animal Services will be spraying for mosquitoes on Thursday, June 11, 2020 from 9:00pm to 5:00am. We will be following a schedule that has us spraying every ten days thereafter. We will also be setting and checking traps by quadrants during the summer months in order to make assessments for numbers of mosquitoes. If at any time the numbers are low and indicate no need for spraying, we will make adjustments accordingly. We expect the process to spray the entire city will take 6 to 8 hours with two trucks and two persons. For questions regarding mosquito spraying, please contact Terri Muniz at (469) 309- 4150 or email tmuniz@waxahachiepd.org. This date is tentative, weather permitting, and subject to change. Please know of the preventive measures you can take to assist us in keeping the mosquito population down.

See below of the tentative spraying schedule.

Thursday June 11
Monday June 22 
Thursday July 2 
Monday July 13
Tuesday July 23
Monday August 3
Thursday August 13
Thursday August 27
Friday September 4
Monday September 14
Thursday September 24
Sunday October 4

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May 27, 2020

UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION - CUMBERLAND ROAD

Beginning on MONDAY JUNE 1st, Circle H Contractors will begin construction work on Cumberland Road from Richmond Lane to the end at Belle Vue Park. Please expect traffic delays in and around the vicinity.  Please contact the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com  with any questions or concerns about the upcoming construction. Read More
May 07, 2020

SIDEWALK INSTALLATION - HARBIN and SECOND STREETS

SIDEWALK INSTALLATION AT HARBIN AVENUE and SECOND STREET

Starting MONDAY MAY 11, ABF Concrete will be installing ADA compliant sidewalks in parts of Harbin Avenue and Second Street. These improvements will improve walkability and safety in the area around Wilemon STEAM Academy.

Please expect delays from 8:00am to 5:00pm; Monday through Friday on Harbin Avenue from W. Marvin Avenue to Second Street and Second Street from Harbin Avenue to N. Gibson Street.

Feel free to contact Public Works Dept. at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

 

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May 04, 2020

CITY ISSUES EXTENSION OF DISASTER DECLARATION

The City of Waxahachie has issued an updated Disaster Declaration Order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This declaration is effective immediately.

This measure essentially extends the initial Order (Issued March 16, 2020) that gives the City of Waxahachie powers to enact certain protective emergency measures that will help to ensure the continued safety and health of our community. The act also allows the City to access reimbursement funding in the event expenses are incurred as a result of COVID-19.

With this Declaration, all previous Mayoral Disaster Declarations are repealed, and incorporates the provisions of any Executive Order or similar directive issued by the President of the United States, Governor of Texas, or County Judge and/or Commisioners Court of Ellis County. Specifically, this order incorporates Governor Abbott’s order GA-18 related to the expanded and systematic plan to reopen Texas. This order also aligns the City with the timelines of any declarations issued by the Governor.

“Issuing this Declaration was necessary to put the City of Waxahachie fully in line with the Governor of Texas as we begin to re-open our state. Additionally, having this order in place will allow the city to continue to access reimbursement funding for COVID-19 related expenses,” said Michael Scott, City Manager.

The City and its staff will continue working daily with state and local health officials and authorities to ensure that the latest information and preventative procedures are enacted for the safety of our community. Updates will be provided as they are available on the City website at www.waxahachie.com, as well as the City’s social media accounts.

For more information or questions regarding this news release, please call 469-285-6895 or email aborders@waxahachie.com.

Extended Disaster Declaration Order May 4, 2020


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Apr 29, 2020

SANITARY SEWER INSPECTIONS SCHEDULED

The City of Waxahachie has partnered with the firm of Pipeline Analysis to conduct a sanitary sewer manhole access and investigations project in the northern portion of the City’s sanitary sewer system with the general boundaries shown in the attached map. This project is scheduled to be performed over a six-week period starting this week. Depending on the location of the manholes, a representative from Pipeline Analysis may contact you, or leave a door knocker to contact them, to arrange a time to gain access to a specific sewer manhole on your property. The Pipeline Analysis employee will be in a company marked vehicle and will be observing all COVID-19 safety precautions, such as safe distancing, wearing face masks and other safety measures. At no time will an employee need to enter your home.

If you have questions please contact City of Waxahachie at (469) 309-4320.

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Apr 28, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - ROYAL STREET

Please note starting WEDNESDAY APRIL 29th to THURSDAY APRIL 30th, the City of Waxahachie Streets Department will be making asphalt road repairs on Royal Street.

As a result, Royal Street from US 77 to N. Monroe Street will be closed to thru traffic for those two (2) days beginning at 8:00 AM and end by 5:00 PM.

Please find alternate routes and expect delays. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the City of Waxahachie Public Works Dept. at 469-309-4300 or email at publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Apr 23, 2020

CITY APPROVES CITIZEN RELIEF PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 23, 2020 (Waxahachie, Texas) The Waxahachie City Council has approved (5-0) a program that will provide some financial relief to citizens in the coming months. This program, which will aid residents, comes one week after City Council approved (4-1) another program that provides financial assistance to local small businesses in these unprecedented times.

            The residential program provides relief to residents in two ways. First, most of our Waxahachie citizens are also conscientious water bill payers each month.  For those that are, the City will refund their water deposit funds and not require such a deposit to remain on file with the City.  For most, this will equate to a check back to them in the amount of $90. Second, a residential trash service monthly charge is $15.32 (including tax).  This program also includes a three month relief plan that would reduce each residential trash service fee to $.01.  This equates to a $45.89 benefit to our 10,887 residential water customers. Together, these breaks could equal up to over $135 in savings over the next three months.

            “We are experiencing something that we’ve never been through, and many of our residents are feeling the economic effects. We put a plan in place to help our local small businesses, and wanted to also extend the same gesture to our residents,” said Mayor David Hill.

In addition to these two programs, the City has already enacted residential relief efforts related to waiving late payment fees and suspending water disconnections for non-payment.  These programs would continue as well.

            “While not a tremendous amount of money, we believe this shows the City’s desire to not only help our small businesses, but our citizens directly. Every dollar counts, especially in times like these,” said City Manager Michael Scott. “Mayor Hill and our Council continue to make taking care of our community a priority, and these actions will help Waxahachie get through this time,” said Scott. 

            For more information on the news release, please email aborders@waxahachie.com or call 469-309-4012.

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Apr 20, 2020

GOVERNOR ABBOTT ISSUES NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER TO REOPEN TEXAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 20, 2020 (Waxahachie, Texas) On Friday, April 17, 2020, Governor Abbott issued a new Executive Order GA-16, which updated previous Executive Orders, and laid out plans to begin re-opening of the state. This Executive Order GA-16 replaces the previously issued order GA-14, and is supported by the Waxahachie City Council’s latest Declaration.

          Included in the order is the introduction of a “Retail-To-Go” model, which allows for retail businesses that are not considered “Essential Services” to begin providing curbside pickup, shipping, or doorstep delivery, as long as strict compliance with the DSHS requirements are met.[LA1]   The DSHS requirements may be found at www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus. This order also states that all schools in Texas will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Also, Texas State Parks will reopen, but again, social distancing and all DSHS requirements must be practiced.

          Additionally, the Governor established a Strike Force to Open Texas, which is comprised of a team of medical professionals and public and private leaders from across the state to develop a strategy and timely to reopen Texas in the safest and most efficient manner.

          The full order may be found at the link below: 
https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA-16_Opening_Texas_COVID-19_FINAL_04-17-2020.pdf

          For questions regarding this news release, please call 469-309-4012, or email aborders@waxahachie.com

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Apr 17, 2020

COVID-19 Local Stimulus Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 17, 2020 (Waxahachie, Texas) The City of Waxahachie is implementing a COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program (“Program”) to provide assistance to local businesses suffering from financial impacts related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  The purpose of this Program is to provide working capital for personnel costs, rent, utilities, etc. for existing small businesses within the City of Waxahachie, Texas.

Through the Program, $1,000,000 in total funds has been allocated.  The City will provide loans which may equal up to 3 months total operating, payroll, rent, etc. and expenses, not to exceed $50,000 per business.  All loans will be interest free and have no more than a 24-month repayment schedule with up to 6 months first payment deferral.

The application period for this loan will remain open until funding has been exhausted, or until the City of Waxahachie determines that the program goals have been satisfied.

“While we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, in addition to keeping our community safe, it is also necessary to protect and assist some of our most valuable assets, which include our local businesses,” said Mayor David Hill. “Waxahachie is a strong community that has a long history of taking care of its own, and this instance is no different,” said Hill.

These small business loans are being made available from the City in the form of a “380 Agreement” between the business owner and the City.  A 380 Agreement, per the Texas local government code, allows public entities to provide support to private firms under the premises of economic development or stimulus.

“Waxahachie has implemented many 380 agreements in the past, and this mechanism is a tool that has served us well, and one that has been successful,” said City Manager Michael Scott. “We are in the midst of a time when keeping our local economy afloat is extremely important, and this will help contribute to accomplishing that,” said Scott.

Eligibility & Consideration

To qualify for funding under this Program, the business applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Business must be physically located in the corporate city limits of Waxahachie, and must be in compliance with all applicable zoning, land use, and other ordinances.  Non-profit and home-based businesses do not qualify for the COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program.
  • Business must have 50 or fewer employees.
  • Business must have been in operation for at least 6 months.
  • Business must maintain 80% of typical staffing levels throughout the duration of the loan.
  • Business must be in good standing (financial & compliance) with the City and creditors.
  • Business must submit a COMPLETE application packet including:
    • Completed application form,
    • Most recent tax returns,
    • Balance sheet, and
    • Profit-and-loss statements for the last six months.
  • There is a limit of one loan per applicant.
  • Once awarded, a 380 Agreement and Promissory Note will be executed to complete the loan process and initiate payment of funds.
  • Please note that award of these loan funds may impact funding from other Federal and State programs.  Applicant should check terms of other such grant and loan programs.
  • Application for this program does not guarantee award of funding.  Funding will be awarded at the sole discretion of the City of Waxahachie and based on need, investment, and availability.

The application form and complete Program information is available online at www.waxahachie.com, under Economic Development, and COVID-19 Resources. If you have questions regarding this Program, or need assistance with your application, please email emergencyloan@waxahachie.com or call 469.309.4122.

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Apr 13, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – FM 66

Please note that MONDAY, APRIL 13TH, FM 66 will be closed to install new drainage. As a result FM 66 South from US 77 to Turner Street will be closed to all traffic. Work will begin around 8 am and end about 4 pm, please expect delays and find alternate routes.

Please contact the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns. Read More
Apr 13, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – BROOKSIDE ROAD

Please note that beginning WEDNESDAY APRIL 15th - THURSDAY APRIL 16th, The City of Waxahachie Streets Department will be striping Brookside Road. As a result, Brookside Road from Westgate Drive to US 287 Business will be closed to all traffic for two (2) days. Work will begin around 8am and end about 5pm. Please expect delays and find alternate routes.

Please call the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email at publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Apr 07, 2020

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE - JEFFERSON STREET

Please note that on FRIDAY APRIL 10TH, Jefferson Street will be closed to install new utilities. As a result Jefferson Street from Monroe Street to Elm Street (US 77) will be closed to all traffic. Work will begin around 6 am and end about 9 pm, please expect delays and find alternate routes.

Please contact the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns. Read More
Apr 06, 2020

City Issues Declaration of Support of Governor's Executive Order GA-14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 6, 2020 (Waxahachie, Texas) The City of Waxahachie has issued a declaration that supports the Executive Order GA-14 issued by Governor Abbott on March 31st.

The restrictions in this order continue until April 30, 2020 at 11:59pm, and replace the previous order issued by the City of Waxahachie on March 25, 2020.

The restrictions include remaining home unless obtaining or providing for essential services.  Essential services include such activities as accessing grocery stores, gas stations, essential supplies, and participating in outdoor fitness activities so long as precautions are taken to minimize in-person contact.   Additionally, this order continues to endorse avoiding sit-down dining establishments and instead utilize take out or delivery options for prepared food.  Gyms, cosmetology and salons also should be avoided at this time.  All employers are also encouraged to offer remote work from home opportunities for their employees when possible. 

“Essentially what the City declaration accomplishes is to put our guidelines in line with those that Governor Abbott has issued for the entire state. It’s important that not only our community, but the entire state be on the same page to stop the spread of this virus,” said Mayor David Hill.

In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the CDC, people shall not visit nursing homes, state supported living centers, assisted living facilities, or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance as determined through guidance from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

This order also states that houses of worship are only to hold in-person services if online resources are not available.  If such services cannot be held through remote broadcast, then social distancing, sanitation and environmental cleanliness practices should be instituted.

“This is a tough time for everyone, and our City leaders recognize that. We are fortunate to live in a great community, and we must all do our part to get through it together. This means staying home, practicing social distancing and good hygiene, washing our hands and being respectful of our neighbors,” said City Manager Michael Scott.

City facilities that remain closed include the Waxahachie Civic Center, Sports Complex, Citizen’s Convenience Station and Senior Center. City Hall is also closed to the public, but key staff are on hand to serve citizens though phone and email. Contacts and information may be found on the City website at waxahachie.com, and clicking on the COVID-19 resources page.

For more information or questions regarding this news release, please call 469-285-6895 or email aborders@waxahachie.com.

City of Waxahachie Declaration - April 6, 2020

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Mar 31, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – BROOKSIDE ROAD *UPDATE*

Due to inclement weather, the work listed below must be rescheduled for another time. A notice will be posted when the new dates have been determined.

Please note that beginning WEDNESDAY APRIL 1st - THURSDAY APRIL 2nd, The City of Waxahachie Streets Department will be striping Brookside Road. As a result, Brookside Road from Westgate Drive to US 287 Business will be closed to all traffic for two (2) days. Work will begin around 8am and end about 5pm. Please expect delays and find alternate routes.

Please contact the Public Works department at 469-309-4300 or email us at publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Mar 30, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – US 77

Please note that the night of TUESDAY MAR 31ST, US 77 will be closed to install new drainage. As a result US 77 from Madison Street to FM 66 will be closed to all traffic that night. Work will begin around 7 pm and end about 6:30 am on April 1st, please expect delays and find alternate routes.

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Mar 27, 2020

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE - FM 877

Please note that FRIDAY MAR 27TH through MONDAY MAR 30TH, the right lane will be closed on FM 877 West to install new drainage from S. College St. to US 77.  Work will begin around 8am and end about 4pm for each day.

Please contact the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Mar 25, 2020

FROM MAYOR DAVID HILL: City Issues Shelter-In-Place Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 25, 2020 (Waxahachie, Texas) The City of Waxahachie has issued a Shelter-In-Place order is response to COVID-19. This order takes effect on March 26, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., and will continue through 11:59 p.m. on April 16, 2020.  This order is also in line with similar orders issued by Ellis County and other regional agencies, including Dallas County and Tarrant County.

“It is essential that this virus be slowed to protect the safety and wellbeing of our community and its citizens. The most efficient way to do so is to significantly limit person to person contact, which this order greatly limits,” said Mayor David Hill. “We are coming alongside Ellis County and other neighboring cities and agencies to strengthen restrictions to proactively combat this growing pandemic together,” said Hill.

The Shelter-In-Place Order requires that all individuals anywhere within the City of Waxahachie stay home except for certain essential activities and work to provide necessary business and government services, or perform needed public infrastructure construction, including housing.

Essential activities include tasks necessary to health and safety (including obtaining medical supplies or visiting a healthcare professional), obtaining required supplies such a food, pet food or essential household items, or caring for a family member in another household. Residents are allowed to engage in outdoor activities such as walking or running, but must comply with social distancing requirements of six feet.

Restaurants may only provide take out or delivery services during this time. Religious and worship services may only be provided through video or teleconference. Additionally, all public or private gatherings of any number outside a single household are prohibited. All elective medical, surgical and dental procedures are also not allowed.

Essential businesses include healthcare facilities, governmental facilities, governmental functions, critical infrastructure, and essential retail (includes grocery stores, warehouse stores, convenience stores/gas stations). Businesses that support food cultivation, livestock, and farming are also considered essential. Auto supply, hardware stores, laundromats, and businesses that sell supplies for people to work from home are also allowed. A complete list off allowed businesses is included in the attached Shelter-In-Place Order.

“While the Shelter-At-Home Order does carry restrictions farther, this order is absolutely necessary to protect all members of our community, especially those most vulnerable,” said Michael Scott, City Manager. “It is imperative that all of us comply and work together to stop the spread of this virus. The sooner we do so, the sooner we can return to the normalcy of our daily routines,” said Scott.

The City and its staff will continue working daily with state and local health officials and authorities to ensure that the latest information and preventative procedures are enacted for the safety of our community. Updates will be provided as they are available on the City website at www.waxahachie.com, as well as the City’s social media accounts.

For more information or questions regarding this news release, please call 469-285-6895 or email aborders@waxahachie.com.

SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER - COMPLETE DETAILS

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Mar 24, 2020

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE - FM 1446

Please note that WEDNESDAY MAR 25TH through FRIDAY MAR 27TH, various lanes will be closed on FM 1446 to install new utilities from Dillon St. to Dunaway St. Flaggers will be provided to direct traffic. Work will begin around 9am and end about 3:30pm for each day.

Please contact the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Mar 24, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – 200 BLOCK OF PETERS STREET

Beginning Tuesday, March 31st through Wednesday, April 1st, the 200 Block of Peters Street (between the railroad tracks and Wyatt Street) during the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM to make water and sanitary sewer taps. Please use alternate routes.

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Mar 23, 2020

TEMPORARY INTERSECTION CLOSURE – EAST UNIVERSITY AVE

Beginning Monday March 23, the intersection at East University Avenue and Martha Street will be temporary closed for concrete road repairs for about a week.

Please use alternate routes. Please contact the Public Works & Engineering department with any questions or concerns at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com

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Mar 23, 2020

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT LINE LAUNCHED FOR COVID-19

 As a result of the current state of emergency, the North Texas Behavioral Health Authority (NTBHA) has developed a dedicated COVID-19 mental health support line available to our system of care to provide trauma informed support and psychological first aid to those experiencing stress and anxiety during this time of crisis. This service will operate as an adjunct to our crisis services and allow for direct transfers between lines to address a need for a crisis level care.

It is normal to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during times of public crisis. This dedicated line will provide relief to our traditional crisis line while providing the necessary support within our community as we work through this specific crisis. The NTBHA COVID-19 Mental Health Support line can be reached at, 833-251-7544. Individuals who contact the COVID-19 support line needing a higher level of care will be transferred directly to our traditional 24/7 NTBHA crisis line at, 866-260-8000.

This information will be shared across our social media pages and website. We are urging our stakeholders and providers to share through their various networks as well. This line will be available 24/7 starting Monday, March 23, 2020 at 12pm CST.
 
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Mar 22, 2020

SEWER WORK TO BEGIN ON MLK BLVD.

Beginning Monday, March 23 a construction project on city sewer service will begin in the 200 block of MLK Boulevard. Traffic will be reduced to one lane, with alternating flow. This work is expected to last 3-4 days. Please exercise caution if driving in this area, and thank you for you patience.

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Mar 20, 2020

TEMPORARY LANE CLOSURE - FM 66

Please note that TUESDAY MAR 24TH through WEDNESDAY MAR 25TH, there will be lane closures on FM 66 West from US 77 to Turner St. Work will begin around 9am and end about 3:30pm for each day, please expect delays and find alternate routes.

Please contact the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Mar 20, 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR - March 20, 2020

Message from Mayor David Hill – March 20

As we continue to make every effort to keep our community safe and healthy during this time, City staff and officials are working closely with our local emergency management teams, also constantly communicating with Ellis County and the State of Texas to stay up-to-date on the latest information and preventative measures. We are fortunate that as of the time of this message we still have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) here in Waxahachie.  

We are still encouraging our Citizens to each do their part with diligent handwashing, social distancing, cough control, and surface disinfecting. The public is asked to adhere to the recommended guidelines for prevention to ensure our community remains healthy.

Per these recommended preventative measures, we have also made the decision to close City Hall to public visitors for the time being. Staff is still available for our Citizens, and available through telephone and online resources. We have also closed the Waxahachie Civic Center, Waxahachie Sports Complex, Waxahachie Senior Activity Center, and all park restrooms. 

These restrictions are also in line with Governor Abbott’s Executive Order that prohibits social gatherings of groups of 10 or more people, prohibits dine-in eating at restaurants and bars, and also prohibits visitation at nursing homes. Drive-thru and takeout/curbside/delivery dining is allowed. This order is effective as of 11:59 p.m. on March 20, 2020 and continuing through April 3, 2020 and is subject to extension.

Governor Abbott has also issued another Executive Order allowing municipalities to move local elections to November. While a decision has not yet been made on this for Waxahachie, I can tell you that we are giving very thoughtful consideration to this matter and will soon act accordingly in the best interest of the health and safety of our community.

I want to thank each of our community members for doing their part to help us get to the other side of this temporary situation. I also want to encourage you, if you are able, to support our local businesses. Takeout and online shopping for our retailers will be key in helping our local business owners weather this storm.

A page has also been added to the City website at www.waxahachie.com that includes many links, contact information, and general COVID-19 information to help our citizens navigate through this. As mentioned above, the City of Waxahachie staff and leadership continues to constantly monitor this situation. We truly live in one of the best cities in Texas, and I know that we will all do our part to get through this. Thank you for being Hachie Heart Strong!  

http://www.waxahachie.com/covid-19_resources/index.php

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Mar 19, 2020

GOVERNOR ISSUES EXECUTIVE ORDER WITH MORE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

An Executive Order by Governor Greg Abbott was issued today that prohibits social gatherings of groups of 10 or more people, prohibits dine-in eating at restaurants and bars, and also prohibits visitation at nursing homes. Drive-thru and takeout/curbside/delivery dining is allowed. This order is effective at 11:59pm on March 20, 2020, and continuing to April 3, 2020, and subject to extension.

This executive order does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks, so long as the necessary precautions are maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. This executive order does not mandate sheltering in place.

For the full Executive Order and more Information please click the following links:

Executive Order From Governor Abbott

Declaration of Public Health Disaster

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Mar 18, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE - MONROE ST

Please note that beginning THURSDAY MAR 19TH to FRIDAY MAR 20TH, Monroe Street will be closed for to install new drainage. As a result Monroe Street fromJefferson Street to Madison Street will be closed to all traffic on those two (2) days. Work will begin around 9am and end about 3:30pm for each day, please expect delays and find alternate routes.

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Mar 16, 2020

From the Mayor of Waxahachie: City Issues Disaster Declaration in Response to COVID-19

From the Mayor of Waxahachie: City Issues Disater Declaration in Response to COVID-19 – March 16, 2020 (Waxahachie, Texas) The City of Waxahachie has issued a Disaster Declaration Order in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This declaration is effective immediately and will be in effect for the next 30 days.
 
“We have joined the state of Texas and other local and regional neighbors in taking the proactive measure of issuing a Disaster Declaration. We are working closely with our other local and state level agencies to ensure that all appropriate and necessary measures are taken to limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Mayor David Hill.
 
This measure essentially gives the City of Waxahachie powers to enact certain protective emergency measures that will help to ensure the continued safety and health of our community. The act also allows the City to access reimbursement funding in the event expenses are incurred as a result of COVID-19.
 
“While as of March 16, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Waxahachie, city leadership feels that these steps are necessary and appropriate to protect the members of our community from this rapidly-spreading virus,” said City Manager Michael Scott. “We also want to reassure our citizens and urge people to remain calm and not panic during this time,” Scott added.
 
Recommendations to reduce the spread of infection include:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home if you or a family member is sick
• Wash hands thoroughly and often
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Rely on verbal greetings instead of handshakes
• Practice social distancing
 
With this Declaration, all Community Gatherings of 50 or more people shall also be suspended for the next eight weeks (through May 11) per the CDC recommendation. This includes the temporary closure of the following City of Waxahachie facilities: Waxahachie Senior Activity Center, Waxahachie Sports Complex, and Waxahachie Civic Center. This order does not prohibit this number of people at businesses, restaurants, retail establishments, places of worship, or private gatherings on private property.
 
The City and its staff will continue working daily with state and local health officials and authorities to ensure that the latest information and preventative procedures are enacted for the safety of our community. Updates will be provided as they are available on the City website at www.waxahachie.com, as well as the City’s social media accounts.
 
For more information or questions regarding this news release, please call 469-285-6895 or email aborders@waxahachie.com.
 
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Mar 15, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) INFORMATION

The City of Waxahachie Emergency Management and Staff continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and are in daily communication with state and federal agencies to stay up-to-date on the latest information and prevention measures.

The best way to protect yourself and family is to follow the CDC recommendations for handwashing, cough control, surface disinfecting and social distancing.

The City of Waxahachie Emergency Management Office and representatives from the Waxahachie Fire Department have been in almost daily contact with Texas Health and Human Services or the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The State of Texas, Ellis County and the City of Waxahachie have been reviewing their plans for all respiratory virus outbreaks including Coronavirus.  

The public is asked to adhere to the recommended guidelines for prevention to ensure our community remains healthy.

For more information from the CDC and Texas Health and Human Services, please utilize the links listed below:

 

Texas Health and Human Services:
https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control on COVID-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Basic Information on COVID-19:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

Common Symptoms:
https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/docs/CoronavirusSymptoms-English.pdf

If Suspected To Have Coronavirus:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

How it’s Spread:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html

Information for Expectant Mothers:
Pregnant Women and COVID-19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/pregnancy-faq.html

Printable Materials:
https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/docs/CoronavirusAlert-English.pdf
https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/docs/StopSpreadofGerms-English.pdf

 

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Mar 15, 2020

Important Information on COVID-19 and Message from the Mayor

While at this time there are no known cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Waxahachie, the City of Waxahachie Emergency Management and Staff continue to monitor the situation closely and are in daily communication with state and federal agencies to stay up-to-date on the latest information and prevention measures. 

The City of Waxahachie Emergency Management Office and representatives from the Waxahachie Fire Department have been in almost daily contact with Texas Health and Human Services or the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The State of Texas, Ellis County and the City of Waxahachie have been reviewing their plans for all respiratory virus outbreaks including Coronavirus. 

The best way to protect yourself and family is to follow the CDC recommendations for handwashing, cough control and surface disinfecting. The public is asked to adhere to the recommended guidelines for prevention to ensure our community remains healthy. 

In exercising an abundance of caution, the decision has been made to reschedule the Railyard Park Grand Opening Celebration. City staff is working to get a new date confirmed, and we will announce that as soon as it has been determined. We look forward to celebrating this new amenity with our amazing community when it’s safe for everyone to do so. As a further precaution, we will closely monitor other city-sanctioned events, as well as private events on a case-by-case basis. 

Some sports leagues that utilize the Waxahachie Sports Complex have voluntarily suspended or postponed their games for the time being. Many classes scheduled to be held at the Waxahachie Senior Activity Center have been cancelled and other activities are being evaluated for possible restrictions. City staff and leadership also continues to monitor these facilities. 

Increased cleaning and sanitizing measures are in the process of being implemented at City facilities, as well as, posting of signage to increase public awareness of protective measures that should be followed. We have also encouraged City staff to stay home if they are any of their family members are sick, and to remain home until they have been fever-free for a minimum of 24 hours. Staff has also been instructed to limit face-to-face meetings, and to utilize other forms of communication such as email and teleconference when possible. 

For citizens who normally pay their utility bill in person, alternative ways to pay are also available. Those include the drive-through behind City Hall (Open Monday-Friday, 8am to 5pm), online, and on the phone. You may call the Utility Billing Department at 469-309-4170, or visit www.waxahachie.com, from the main menu choose Departments, then Utility Billing Options. 

As mentioned above, the City of Waxahachie staff and leadership continues to constantly monitor this situation. The safety of our citizens is our top priority, and we encourage our community members to remain calm but cautious as we get through this temporary setback together.

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Mar 02, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – BROOKSIDE ROAD

Please note that beginning MONDAY MAR 9TH to TUESDAY MAR 10TH, TexasBit will be excavating and preparing Brookside Road for an asphalt pour on FRIDAY MAR 13th. As a result Brookside Drive from Westgate Drive to US 287 Business will be closed to all traffic on those three (3) days. Work will begin around 7am and end about 5pm for each day, please expect delays and find alternate routes.

We appreciate your continued patience and are available if you have any questions or concerns. Please contact the Public Works Dept. at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com if you have any questions or concerns about the closure.

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Feb 24, 2020

SCHEDULED TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

SCHEDULED TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE:
This Wednesday, February 26, beginning at 9pm through 6am Thursday, Monroe Street will be closed from Water Street to Madison Street. This temporary closure is necessary for a relocate of a utility line as a result of the Viaduct Reconstruction Project. Read More
Feb 20, 2020

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE AT INTERSECTION OF MARTHA ST. AND EAST UNIVERISTY AVE.

Please note that due to road paving work the intersection at Martha Street and East University Ave will be closed to thru traffic. This temporary closure is in affect as of THURSDAY FEB 20, 2020 and will last about a week. Please use alternate routes. Please contact the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Feb 11, 2020

PARKS AND TRAILS MAP - SPRING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

Spring is just around the corner! Enjoy the coming warmer weather at one of our many City Parks or Trails! For a full interactive map of all park amenities and locations:
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Feb 11, 2020

FROM TxDOT: Downtown Viaduct Project

The attached graphic, provided by TxDOT, outlines the information regarding the replacement of the historic viaduct in Downtown Waxahachie, and shows the new traffic configuration. The project is scheduled to be competed in early 2022. For more information regarding this TxDOT project, please contact the area information office at 214-320-4480.

Downtown Waxahachie Viaduct Project Fact Sheet
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Feb 11, 2020

JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE CITY OF WAXAHACHIE

Several great job opportunities are currently available within the City of Waxahachie! Apply to serve our growing community in a fantactic work environment! Click the link below for details and opportunities:
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Feb 03, 2020

TRAFFIC CLOSED ON HWY 77 DUE TO POWER POLE DAMAGED

This morning (February 3) an 18-wheeler clipped the power pole at the corner of Elm Street (Hwy 77) and Madison Street. This portion of Elm is closed and traffic is being diverted through downtown or Main Street. Crews are working to get the pole replaced, which should take several hours. We will update when we have more information.
 
 
 
 
 
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Jan 24, 2020

UPCOMING ROAD CLOSURE FOR DRAINAGE DITCH REPAIR AT JOHN ARDEN DRIVE

Beginning THURSDAY JANUARY 30, 2020, the City of Waxahachie Streets Department will be making necessary drainage ditch repairs by John Arden Drive and Auburn Drive. As a precaution for safety John Arden Drive from Solon Road to Trinity Lane will be closed to all traffic for the day.

 Please use alternate routes and/or avoid the area. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Please contact the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 with any questions or concerns.

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Jan 13, 2020

COLONIAL ACRES PROJECT: TEMPORARY TRAFFIC FLOW CHANGE

Beginning WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15th, 2020, AXIS Contracting will begin concrete road improvements on the north side of Stadium Drive. As a result, Stadium Drive will have one lane open going one way from Northgate Drive towards FM 813 / Brown Street for about a month. Please expect delays and use alternate routes. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience. Please contact us with any questions at Public Works Dept. (469) 309-4300.

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Jan 08, 2020

CITY MEETINGS NOW LIVE AND ON DEMAND

The City of Waxahachie, Texas has partnered with Swagit Productions, LLC to stream their indexed public meetings, live and on demand, on their website portal that can be found at http://www.waxahachie.com/government/city_council/city_council_meeting_live_stream.php.

In 2018, the City began streaming City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings to social media using an iPad and external microphone. Seeking a more turnkey and professional solution, the City turned to Swagit.

Now, Waxahachie’s City Council and P&Z meetings are broadcast hands-free, meaning the City does not need to allocate staff for meeting video production. With the help of Swagit’s Avior™ hands-free broadcast solution, a reliable high definition and dynamic viewing experience is available to over 10,000 resident households. The streaming video includes lower-third graphics, to help identify who is on camera and speaking; full-screen graphics of digital presentations will often have an inset “picture-in-picture” view of the speaker. Swagit’s hands-free EASE™ video indexing solution removes the burden of indexing from the City Secretary’s office who is responsible for keeping meeting records.

After a meeting concludes, its archived video becomes available for accessible on-demand viewing on the City’s website. For ease of access, viewing and sharing, Swagit’s advanced on-demand video indexing solution allows viewers to choose which meeting agenda items they wish to watch, and then jumps directly to that particular video segment.

As an additional convenience to residents, the City also posts all meeting agendas, agenda packets, and minutes on their live stream webpage, regardless of whether a meeting has been broadcast. Waxahachie does not currently use an agenda management solution for document storage, and opted to bundle this hosting into their service with Swagit.

“The City had a clear vision of how to improve their meeting transparency for their citizens,” said Natascha Ross, Swagit Account Manager. “They knew exactly what they wanted, found the solution they needed at Swagit, and embraced it.”

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Jan 08, 2020

CITY OF WAXAHACHIE AND UTA TO COLLABORATE ON SEWER PROJECT

The University of Texas at Arlington and the city of Waxahachie are collaborating on robotic inspections of several miles of the city’s sewer pipelines.

Ali Abolmaali, professor and chair of UTA’s Civil Engineering Department, will lead the pilot project, which will lead to estimates on the remaining service life of the pipelines.

Half the project will be inspection and half will be data evaluation. Data retrieved from the robot will be used for a variety of assessments. For example, core samples taken from the pipes will be analyzed by a scanning electron microscope to relate material chemistry to pipe strength, in addition to using finite element modeling and employing artificial intelligence.

In 2015, Abolmaali—a renowned pipe expert—was awarded a grant to evaluate the conditions of some of the City of Arlington’s pipes. He’s also done pipeline performance evaluations for the cities of Ennis and Frisco. But this project goes beyond his previous work to evaluate the remaining service life for pipelines in Waxahachie.

“This is a tremendous step forward from a project that Professor Abolmaali initiated with the city of Arlington, and it’s wonderful to see the impact that UTA scholarship and research is having on the communities we serve,” UTA President Vistasp Karbhari said. “Professor Abolmaali’s ability to continue enhancing the state-of-the-art in pipeline assessment, along with enabling practical application of the research that results in tremendous cost savings and increase in safety for cities, is a wonderful example of university research having local impact.”

UTA will work with RedZone on the robotic inspection of the sewer pipes and with Public Water Solutions, a water consultant.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with UTA on this project,” said Tommy Ludwig, Waxahachie assistant city manager. “Waxahachie continually looks for ways to deliver service to our customers in the most cost-effective and efficient ways possible. We believe that this partnership with Dr. Abolmaali and his team will help us continue in this effort by helping the city prioritize repairs and better utilize the funds allocated to its Capital Improvement Plan.”

Abolmaali, who also is the Dr. Tseng Huang Endowed Professor, noted that Waxahachie’s initial proposed pilot pipeline is made of vitrified clay pipe, a blend of clay and shale that’s been fired under high temperatures.

“This type of pipe usually has been in the ground for several decades,” he said.

Ron Lusk, president of Public Water Solutions, said working with UTA and Waxahachie on this project illustrates the way private companies can work with public entities to help aid capital infrastructure decisions and, ultimately, residents and businesses.

“The frustration with pipe replacement has been the expense and disruption of digging up streets and sidewalks,” he said. “A pipe segment often can’t be replaced without a significant excavation, so the solution up until today has been to replace long stretches of pipe. Now there is an option that allows pinpointing analysis onto almost each and every pipe segment, freeing up much-needed funds. Pipe replacement becomes microsurgery instead of amputation.”

The work will be done through UTA’s Center for Structural Engineering Research and Simulation/Pipeline Inspection. Abolmaali is director of the center.

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Jan 03, 2020

GROVE CREEK SEWER UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION WORK

Please note that beginning Monday January 6, 2020, Circle H Contractors working with the City of Waxahachie will be installing new sanitary sewer lines.

Parts of the Estate of Garden Valley will experience some delay in traffic flow from Broadhead Rd., along Memory Lane to Old Bridge Road.

Please contact Public Works Department with any questions or concerns at 469-309-4300.

We appreciate your patience and are available to answer any questions.

 

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Jan 02, 2020

CITY OFFICES CLOSED JAN. 20 FOR MLK DAY, RE-OPEN JAN. 21

City offices will be closed Monday, January 20, re-opening on Tuesday, 21 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  For non-emergency needs during this time, please call the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. Residential trash pickup will run as normally scheduled on this day.

Additionally, since this holiday falls on a day of a regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, the Council Meeting will instead be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 7pm at City Hall. An agenda will be posted here 72 hours prior to this meeting.

Have a safe and happy holiday!


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Jan 02, 2020

KING DAY CELEBRATION PLANNED FOR JANUARY 20, 2020

The NAACP and IMA Action Committee present the Annual King Day Celebration, to take place on Monday, January 20, 2020. 

The parade lineup will begin at 11:30am at the intersection os S. Aiken Street and E. Jefferson Street. Parade will begin promptly at 1:00pm. Following the parade, a program will be held at the Jim Street Christian Church, 108 Jim Street in Waxahachie. 

For more information please contact the Waxahachie Branch NAACP by calling 972-937-2077, or email naacp6240@att.net. Parade Flyers and registration forms are also available at Gibson's Check Cashing.  Read More
Dec 31, 2019

CITY OFFICES CLOSED NEW YEAR'S DAY

City offices will be closed January 1, re-opening on January 2. For non-emergency needs during this time, please call the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Residential trash pickup will not run on New Year’s Day. If your regular pickup day falls on this holiday, your next pickup day will be your next regularly scheduled day. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday and you have Monday/Thursday service, your next pickup will be Thursday. For questions regarding pickup, please call 972-937-8836.

 

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Dec 27, 2019

CURBSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP: JANUARY 6-10

Natural Christmas Trees may be placed on the curb for residential pickup January 6-10. Please remove all decorations from the trees. For questions regarding this service, please call 972-937-8836. Read More
Dec 20, 2019

ASPHALT STREET REHABILITATION PROGRAM

Starting MONDAY JANUARY 6th , Texas Bit will be making asphalt road improvements on various streets throughout Waxahachie.

Work hours are Monday – Friday from 7am-7pm. Please expect delays and follow road traffic signs.

Please call the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email at publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Dec 20, 2019

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

Residential trash pickup will not run on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. If your regular pickup day falls on one of these holidays, your next pickup day will be your next regularly scheduled day. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday and you have Monday/Thursday service, your next pickup will be Thursday. For questions regarding pickup, please call 972-937-8836.

City offices will be closed December 24-25, re-opening on December 26. For non-emergency needs during this time, please call the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. Have a safe and happy holiday!

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Nov 27, 2019

THANKGIVING HOURS

City offices will be closed November 28 and 29. For non-emergency needs during this time, please call the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. For emergencies, please call 911.

Residential trash pickup will not run on Thanksgiving Day. Pickup will resume on your normally scheduled day. Example: For Monday/Thursday customers, pickup will resume on Monday.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Nov 26, 2019

EAST AVENUE C RECONSTRUCTION

Starting MONDAY DECEMBER 2ND, J & K Excavationwill begin construction work on East Avenue C from HWY 77 to Ellis Street.

As a result, East Avenue C will be closed to thru traffic. Work hours are Monday – Friday from 7am-7pm. Please expect delays and follow road traffic signs.

Please call the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email at publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns.

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Oct 31, 2019

CONSTRUCTION START NOTICE FOR E. UNIVERSITY AVE – PHASE I PROJECT

Beginning on MONDAY DECEMBER 2nd, McMahon Contractors will begin construction on the East University Street project. The scope of work starts at W. Marvin Avenue and ends at Sycamore Street as well as parts of Martha Street and Ross Street. Work hours are Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Please expect delays and follow traffic road signs.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. Please contact Public Works Department at 469-309-4308 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns about this project.

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Oct 22, 2019

FM 813 12-INCH WATER LINE: DEAN BOX DRIVE TO SANDSTONE RANCH SUBDIVISION

FM 813 12-INCH WATER LINE: DEAN BOX DRIVE TO SANDSTONE RANCH SUBDIVISION

Starting MONDAY OCTOBER 28TH, Circle H Contractors will begin installing approximately 2,400 LF of 12” PVC water linefrom Dean Box Drive to the Sandstone Ranch subdivision. Work is scheduled from 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday until Spring 2020. Please expect delays. We appreciate your patience.  Please contact the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email publicworks@waxahachie.com.

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Oct 22, 2019

2019 SIDEWALK PROGRAM

Starting MONDAY OCTOBER 28TH, HD Cook’sRock Solid Inc. will begin sidewalk installation. This is the initial start of the sidewalk program and at this time the scope and goal is to establish sidewalk where there are sections missing. The new sidewalks will be compliant with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). Sections of existing sidewalk may remain and some will be replaced. This will re-connect the sidewalks and provide a more seamless and safe walk for all of Waxahachie.  

Below is a list of the streets, in no particular order, of scheduled work. Please expect delays at the following streets:

  • Parts of Brown Street / FM 813 from  E. Criddle Street to Kirksey Street.
  • Parts of E. Marvin Avenue from N. Flat Street to Ennis Street.
  • Parts of DR. MLK JR BLVD. from Kaufman Street to Wyatt Street.

 Please call the Public Works Department at 469-309-4300 or email at publicworks@waxahachie.com.

 

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Oct 15, 2019

PETERS STREET- ONE LANE TRAFFIC

Please note starting MONDAY OCT 21st, weather permitting, the City of Waxahachie Streets Department will be making concrete road improvements on Peters Street.

As a result, a section of Peters Street from Wyatt Street to the railroad crossing, will have one lane open for thru traffic. The work will start at 8:00 AM and end by 5:00 PM for about two weeks. Please expect delays.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please contact the City of Waxahachie Public Works Dept. at 469-309-4300 with any questions or concerns.

 

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Oct 02, 2019

HUNTER PASS - ONE LANE TRAFFIC

Please note starting MONDAY OCT 7th, the City of Waxahachie Streets Department will be making concrete road improvements at the 100 block section on Hunter Pass.

As a result, Hunter Pass from the 100 block to about 30 feet west, will have one lane open for thru traffic. The work will start at 8:00 AM and end by 5:00 PM for about two weeks. Please expect delays.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Please contact the City of Waxahachie Public Works Dept. at 469-309-4300 with any questions or concerns.

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Sep 26, 2019

NEW PLANNING AND PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM

IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING NEW PLANNING AND PERMIT TRACKING SYSTEM:

The City of Waxahachie is working to transition to a new Life Cycle Management and Electronic Plan Review System for builders, developers and contractors. The new software system will enhance the customer experience for submitting plans and obtaining permits. Some of the key features of the new software will include the ability to:

• Submit Applications and Payments Electronically
• Schedule Inspections Online
• Track the Status of Permits in Real Time
• Submit Plans and Receive Comments Electronically

October 7, 2019 is the scheduled soft “Go Live” date for the new software system. Over the next week staff will be sending out critical information concerning this transition to its customers via email, as well as through the City’s website and social media pages. This information will be critical to a seamless transition to the new software. The first portion of information concerning this transition is below.

For any permit issued in the new software system, there will be a new phone number for the City’s Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System for scheduling inspection. The new IVR phone number will be (855)–636-0069. However, for any permit issued before the October 7th Go Live date please be sure to continue to utilize the City’s existing IVR number to schedule your inspections.

In addition, effective October 7th the City’s existing online inspection scheduling portal will no longer be active. While the City’s new software is going to a soft go live on October 7th, the web portal for the new software, which will include the ability to apply for permits online, submit plans, schedule inspections, and remit payment will not be operational until early November. As a result, all inspections must be scheduled through the IVR system(s) until that time. Attached to this message, please see the End User Guide for the utilizing the new IVR system.

In the coming weeks staff will provide you with additional information on how to register in and utilize the online features of the new system. We appreciate the partnership the City has with its customers and we also appreciate your patience as we work to implement a new software that will make your interaction with the City even better. For any questions or concerns about the information provided or this transition, please do not hesitate to contact the Building and Community Services Department at 469-309-4020.

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Sep 23, 2019

Temporary Change of 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 an approximate 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 October 1. The city will switch back to a chloramines disinfectant on October 30.

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 Brandon Lacy, Water Treatment Superintendent at 469-309-4361, e-mail at blacy@waxahachie.com or Rita Munoz, Administrative Secretary at (469) 309-4320, rmunoz@waxahachie.com.

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Sep 03, 2019

Smoke Testing of the Wastewater Collection System

In the next few days, inspection crews will be conducting a physical survey of a portion of the City of Waxahachie sanitary sewer system. This survey involves the opening and inspecting of manholes and sewer lines in the streets and easements. An important task of the survey will be the smoke testing of the sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system.

The smoke that you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is harmless, has little odor, and creates no fire hazard. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If this occurs, you should consult your licensed plumber.

If the harmless smoke enters through faulty plumbing, the potential exists for dangerous sewer gases to enter your home or business. Should smoke enter your home or business, contact a representative of the City of Waxahachie at (469) 309-4320. A crew member can check the sewer lines around your home or business to possibly determine the source of the smoke.

To prevent smoke from entering your home or business: 

  • Make sure that all drain traps (also called “U Joints” or “P Traps”) in your home are filled with water by pouring water in the drain. A filled drain trap will keep smoke out of your home or business.

The City of Waxahachie will be working with crews from Burgess & Niple (B&N) to conduct the sewer inspections. Crews may need to access sewer manholes in utility easements on your property. Whenever these lines require investigation, members of the inspection crews will need access to the easements of the sewer lines and manholes.

B&N personnel are uniformed and carry identification badges. Homeowners do not need to be home and at no time will field crews need to enter your home or business.

Photographs will be taken of leaks occurring in the system. We anticipate the smoke testing will require a few hours in your area. Your cooperation will be appreciated. The information gained from this testing is being used to improve the quality of your wastewater collection system.

If you need special assistance or would like more information, please contact:
City of Waxahachie Utilities
469-309-4320

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Aug 16, 2019

SPLASH PADS - WEEKENDS ONLY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22

Starting August 26th, both City splash pads (George Brown Plaza and Matthew's Park) will be open Saturday and Sunday only. The pads will shut off Sunday night, August 25th and start up again Saturday morning, August 31st and continue on weekends. Last day of splash will be September 22nd. Hope everyone has enjoyed the splash pads this summer!

 

 
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Aug 12, 2019

S. JACKSON STREET SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENTS - ROAD CLOSURE

Beginning Monday August 19th, The City of Waxahachie Water Utilities Department working with Circle H contractors will be making improvements to a sewer line.

As a result, S. Jackson Street will be closed to thru traffic from the E. Franklin Street to E. Jefferson Street.

Work will begin around 7:00 AM and end on 5:00 PM. Depending on the weather and any unforeseen delays, the work is scheduled to last two weeks.

Please expect delays and/or find alternate routes. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.

Please contact the City Engineer; James Gaertner at 469-309-4293 or jgaertner@waxahachie.com with any questions or concerns. 

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Jul 08, 2019

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled

The City of Waxahachie Animal Services will be spraying for mosquitoes on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 9:00pm to 12:00am and Friday, July 12, 2019 from 12:00am to 3:00am. Spraying will cover all areas of town. For questions regarding mosquito spraying, please contact Terri Muniz at (469) 309- 4150 or email tmuniz@waxahachiepd.org. This date is tentative, weather permitting, and subject to change. Please be advised of the preventive measures you can take to assist us in keeping the mosquito population down.

Tips for protection from mosquitoes:

• Read the directions on the label carefully before applying.

• Apply repellent sparingly, only to exposed skin (not on clothing).

• Keep repellents away from eyes, nostrils and lips: do not inhale or ingest repellents or get them into the eyes.

• The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that DEET-based repellents can be used on children as young as two months of age. Generally, the AAP recommends concentrations of 10% or less, unless disease risk is imminent, then concentration can be increased to 30% or less.

• Avoid applying repellents to portions of children’s hands that are likely to have contact with eyes or mouth.

• Pregnant and nursing women should minimize use of repellents.

• Never use repellents on wounds or irritated skin.

• Use repellent sparingly and reapply as needed. Saturation does not increase efficacy.

• Wash repellent-treated skin after coming indoors.

• If a suspected reaction to insect repellents occurs, wash treated skin, and call a physician. Take the repellent container to the physician.

Many mosquito problems in your neighborhood are likely to come from water-filled containers that you, the resident, can help to eliminate. All mosquitoes require water in which to breed. Be sure to drain any standing water around your house.

• Dispose of any tires. Tires can breed thousands of mosquitoes.

• Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers.

• Clear roof gutters of debris.

• Clean pet water dishes regularly.

• Check and empty children’s toys.

• Repair leaky outdoor faucets.

• Change the water in bird baths at least once a week.

• Canoes and other boats should be turned over.

• Avoid water collecting on pool covers.

• Empty water collected in tarps around the yard or on woodpiles.

• Plug tree holes.

• Even the smallest of containers that can collect water can breed hundreds to thousands of mosquitoes. They don’t need much water to lay their eggs. (bottles, barrels, buckets, overturned garbage can lids, etc.)

Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing. Studies have shown that some of the 174 mosquito species in the United States are more attracted to dark clothing and most can readily bite through tight-fitting clothing of loose weave. When practical, wear long sleeves and pants.

Choose a mosquito repellent that has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. Registered products have been reviewed, approved, and pose minimal risk for human safety when used according to label directions. Three repellents that are approved and recommended are:

• DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide)

• Picaridin (KBR 3023)

• Oil of lemon eucalyptus 

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Jul 03, 2019

JULY 4TH SCHEDULE

JULY 4TH SCHEDULE: City offices will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Residential trash service will run as per normal schedule. City offices will re-open Friday July 5.
 
For non-emergency needs during this time, please call 469-309-4400. For emergencies, please dial 911.
 
Have a safe and happy holiday!
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Jul 02, 2019

Brooks Recognized as a Top Planner

Please join us in congratulating Waxahachie's Planning Director Shon Brooks, who was recently selected as one of the Top Urban Planners Under 40 by the Planning Peeps network. A nationwide honor, Brooks joins an elite group of rising stars across the nation in the planning profession. 

More about Shon:
Shon has grown into a great planner and great leader. He started his career gaining technical experience with an architecture degree he leveraged into a plan reviewer position for the large city of Arlington, Texas. Shon continued to learn and expand his knowledge by obtaining a Master of Public Administration degree while working full time and earning a promotion to planner. Over time, his planning knowledge and skill was evident amongst his peers as he continued to earn multiple promotions while working for the City of Arlington. He recently became the Director of Planning for the City of Waxahachie, Texas (pop. 37,000). As the director, Shon has mentored several staff members and shared his knowledge of planning with the entire community. Waxahachie is growing at a rapid pace and Shon is overseeing the planning of multiple master planned developments, each comprised of hundreds of acres, that will shape the future of Waxahachie for decades to come. Shon's experience, leadership, and planning knowledge is serving Waxahachie perfectly at this crucial moment in time.
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Jun 28, 2019

Spring Park Improvements Underway

Lake Waxahachie's Spring Park is closed to the public while new and exciting improvements are being made! The park will receive concrete passenger car parking areas, concrete truck and boat trailer parking area, improved approach to the boat ramp, improved concrete driveways, pipe rail fence to replace the bumper posts and signage. The improvements are expected to be completed in mid-September. Read More
Jun 21, 2019

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled

The City of Waxahachie Animal Services will be spraying for mosquitoes on Monday July 1st. Crews will begin spraying at 10:00 pm and expect to be finished at 4:00 am. Spraying will cover all areas of town. For questions regarding mosquito spraying, please contact Terri Muniz at 469-309-4150 or email tmuniz@waxahachiepd.org. This date is tentative, weather permitting, and subject to change.

 

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May 24, 2019

Memorial Day Schedule

City Offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. If you have a non-emergency need during this time, please call 469-309-4400. In case of an emergency, please dial 911.

The Citizens Convenience Station will also be closed. Residential trash pickup will run as regularly scheduled.

Have a safe and happy holiday!

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May 17, 2019

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled

The City of Waxahachie Animal Services will be spraying for mosquitoes on Sunday May 26th, Wednesday June 5th, Monday June 17th and Wednesday July 3rd. We will begin spraying at 12:00 am and expect to be finished at 5:00 am. Spraying will cover all areas of town. For questions regarding mosquito spraying, please contact Terri Muniz at 469-309-4150 or email tmuniz@waxahachiepd.org. This date is tentative, weather permitting, and subject to change. Please be advised of the preventive measures you can take to assist us in keeping the mosquito population down.

Tips for protection from mosquitoes:

• Read the directions on the label carefully before applying.

• Apply repellent sparingly, only to exposed skin (not on clothing).

• Keep repellents away from eyes, nostrils and lips: do not inhale or ingest repellents or get them into the eyes.

• The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that DEET-based repellents can be used on children as young as two months of age. Generally, the AAP recommends concentrations of 10% or less, unless disease risk is imminent, then concentration can be increased to 30% or less.

• Avoid applying repellents to portions of children’s hands that are likely to have contact with eyes or mouth.

• Pregnant and nursing women should minimize use of repellents.

• Never use repellents on wounds or irritated skin.

• Use repellent sparingly and reapply as needed. Saturation does not increase efficacy.

• Wash repellent-treated skin after coming indoors.

• If a suspected reaction to insect repellents occurs, wash treated skin, and call a physician. Take the repellent container to the physician.

Many mosquito problems in your neighborhood are likely to come from water-filled containers that you, the resident, can help to eliminate. All mosquitoes require water in which to breed. Be sure to drain any standing water around your house.

• Dispose of any tires. Tires can breed thousands of mosquitoes.

• Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers.

• Clear roof gutters of debris.

• Clean pet water dishes regularly.

• Check and empty children’s toys.

• Repair leaky outdoor faucets.

• Change the water in bird baths at least once a week.

• Canoes and other boats should be turned over.

• Avoid water collecting on pool covers.

• Empty water collected in tarps around the yard or on woodpiles.

• Plug tree holes.

• Even the smallest of containers that can collect water can breed hundreds to thousands of mosquitoes. They don’t need much water to lay their eggs. (bottles, barrels, buckets, overturned garbage can lids, etc.)

Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing. Studies have shown that some of the 174 mosquito species in the United States are more attracted to dark clothing and most can readily bite through tight-fitting clothing of loose weave. When practical, wear long sleeves and pants.

Choose a mosquito repellent that has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. Registered products have been reviewed, approved, and pose minimal risk for human safety when used according to label directions. Three repellents that are approved and recommended are:

• DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide)

• Picaridin (KBR 3023)

• Oil of lemon eucalyptus 

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Apr 30, 2019

MAY 4 ELECTION INFORMATION

For information regarding the upcoming May 4, 2019 election, including results when they are available, please click the link below.

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Apr 23, 2019

NEW WEATHER APP AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS

NEW WEATHER APP AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTS:

Would you like to receive cutting-edge weather information about severe storms in the greater Dallas Fort Worth area? Would you like to help improve how severe weather information is delivered to North Texans to keep people safer?

If you are interested, download the CASA Alerts app from the Apple or Android Play store.

• The CASA Alerts mobile app issues notifications to users during severe weather events, based on alerting criteria set by the user. Users can view the severe weather threats relative to their locations of interest. Users can participate in surveys delivered through the app to assist in research on severe weather decision‚??making.
• iOS devices: Available on Apple App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/casa‚?? alerts/id1094271600?mt=8
• Android devices: Available on Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=edu.umass.casa. casaalerts&hl=en_US
• The CASA Alerts mobile app is available to CASA WX jurisdictions and their citizens.

As severe weather occurs in north Texas, you’ll receive customized alerts. We’ll also send you periodic short surveys to get your feedback on the alerts and the weather you are experiencing. It doesn’t require much extra effort on your part, but will provide a tremendous amount of information on how to improve that way weather information is delivered to people like you.

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Mar 26, 2019

PROPOSED DOWNTOWN NEIGHBORHOOD

The “Downtown Neighborhood” is a proposed zoning district which surrounds the Central Area and provides for a mix of uses consisting of residential, retail and commercial.  The concept is an outgrowth of the Waxahachie Partnership Incorporated which is tasked with partial stewardship of the downtown area.  For more information about Waxahachie Partnership Incorporated, please visit: http://www.waxahachie.com/departments/downtown_development/main_street_program.php.

The linked draft documents below reflect progress to date establishing guidelines and uses for the proposed “Downtown Neighborhood” zoning district.  For questions concerning any of these documents or for the process concerning zoning changes, please email planningandzoning@waxahachie.com.

Frequently Asked Questions - What is the proposal?
Ordinance - DRAFT
Use Chart - DRAFT
Map of proposed DN zoning district
Map of current versus proposed zoning for DN district

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Mar 05, 2019

Best Tasting Surface Water in Texas

The City of Waxahachie has won the “Best Tasting Surface Water in the State of Texas” for 2019.  This award is presented to only one surface water system annually in Texas. 

The competition was held at the Texas Water Utilities Association (TWUA) Annual School, a water industry professional development event held March 3 - March 6, 2019 in Corpus Christi. Winners were selected through analysis and tasting conducted by a panel of judges during a blind taste test.

The competitors were made up of the winners from 9 TWUA Regional Best Tasting Water contests in 2018. The City of Waxahachie won the Best Tasting Surface Water contest at the North Central Texas Regional School in May 2018.  Winning this contest allowed us to compete in the Statewide Best Tasting Water competition representing our region.

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Feb 28, 2019

NEW BUILDING FEE SCHEDULE

Effective March 1st the City of Waxahachie will be adopting the 2018 International Code Council Building Codes and the 2017 National Electric Code, with local amendments.  Any building plans submitted on or after March 1st must be designed to the standards associated with these codes.  The new building and electric codes incorporate the latest technology and building materials and provide for additional provisions and options not available under the City’s currently adopted codes.

Also effective March 1st the City of Waxahachie will adopt a new Building and Community Services Fee Schedule.  This new schedule will eliminate certain fees, while reducing and increasing others, in an effort to bring the costs associated with these fees more in line with neighboring municipalities.  Through the adoption of the new schedule, the City will begin to offer combination building inspections for the first time to streamline the overall inspection process.  In addition, all construction related fees will be incorporated into a single Chapter of the City Code of Ordinances (Chapter 11) for ease of use and reference.   Attached below is a summary sheet with the City’s updated fees. 

Should you have any questions or need any additional information concerning the adoption of the building codes or the updated fee schedule, please contact Assistant City Manager Tommy Ludwig at tludwig@waxahachie.com or at 469-309-4021.    

New Building Fee Schedule

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Feb 21, 2019

SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

STAY INFORMED!! Did you know that the City of Waxahachie provides an emergency notification service to inform/warn citizens of any potentially unsafe conditions/situations in the local area? Notification delivery options include text message, phone call, and/or email. If you would like to receive this service, you may register by visiting www.waxahachiepd.org and following the steps below:

From the WPD homepage, click “Emergency Notification” from the left menu. On the next page, click “Sign Me Up!”, then follow the prompts to register and customize your notification preferences.

For more detailed instructions, refer to this document:
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SIGN UP INSTRUCTIONS

If you have any questions or prefer to have a City employee assist you with registration, we encourage you to contact the Office of Emergency Management at (469) 309-4418.

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Feb 15, 2019

NOTICE OF HISTORIC PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR 2019

NOTICE OF HISTORIC PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR 2019
If your home is at least 50 years old you may be eligible to receive an exemption on the City portion of your property tax.  In order to qualify, your property generally must be in a near original condition including original windows, doors, siding and other architectural features.  The deadline to apply for the 2019 tax year is March 15, 2019.  For information regarding this program contact Anita Brown, Heritage Preservation Officer, City of Waxahachie, 469-309-4111.

 

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Dec 21, 2018

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

City Hall will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 for Christmas. For non-emergency needs during this time, please call the non-emergency police number at 469-309-4400. For emergencies, dial 911. 

Residential trash pickup will NOT run on Christmas Day or New Years Day. If your regular service date falls on Christmas or New Years Day, pickup will resume on your next regularly scheudled day. EXAMPLE: For Tuesday/Friday customers, Christmas is on Tuesday, so your next pickup will be Friday. 

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Nov 21, 2018

THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE

City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you have non-emergency needs during this time, please call the Waxahachie Police Department at 469-309-4400. Please dial 911 for emergencies. Residential garbage pickup will not run Thursday. If your regular day is Thursday, your pickup will resume on your next regularly scheduled day. Have a safe a happy holiday!!

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Sep 26, 2018

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled

The City of Waxahachie Animal Services will be spraying for mosquitoes on Monday October 1st, Thursday October 11th and Monday October 22nd. We will begin spraying at 12:00 am and expect to be finished at 5:00 am. Spraying will cover all areas of town. For questions regarding mosquito spraying, please contact Terri Muniz at (469) 309- 4150 or email tmuniz@waxahachiepd.org. This date is tentative, weather permitting, and subject to change. Please be advise of the preventive measures you can take to assist us in keeping the mosquito population down.

Tips for protection from mosquitoes:

• Read the directions on the label carefully before applying.

• Apply repellent sparingly, only to exposed skin (not on clothing).

• Keep repellents away from eyes, nostrils and lips: do not inhale or ingest repellents or get them into the eyes.

• The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that DEET-based repellents can be used on children as young as two months of age. Generally, the AAP recommends concentrations of 10% or less, unless disease risk is imminent, then concentration can be increased to 30% or less.

• Avoid applying repellents to portions of children’s hands that are likely to have contact with eyes or mouth.

• Pregnant and nursing women should minimize use of repellents.

• Never use repellents on wounds or irritated skin.

• Use repellent sparingly and reapply as needed. Saturation does not increase efficacy.

• Wash repellent-treated skin after coming indoors.

• If a suspected reaction to insect repellents occurs, wash treated skin, and call a physician. Take the repellent container to the physician.

Many mosquito problems in your neighborhood are likely to come from water-filled containers that you, the resident, can help to eliminate. All mosquitoes require water in which to breed. Be sure to drain any standing water around your house.

• Dispose of any tires. Tires can breed thousands of mosquitoes.

• Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers.

• Clear roof gutters of debris.

• Clean pet water dishes regularly.

• Check and empty children’s toys.

• Repair leaky outdoor faucets.

• Change the water in bird baths at least once a week.

• Canoes and other boats should be turned over.

• Avoid water collecting on pool covers.

• Empty water collected in tarps around the yard or on woodpiles.

• Plug tree holes.

• Even the smallest of containers that can collect water can breed hundreds to thousands of mosquitoes. They don’t need much water to lay their eggs. (bottles, barrels, buckets, overturned garbage can lids, etc.)

Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing. Studies have shown that some of the 174 mosquito species in the United States are more attracted to dark clothing and most can readily bite through tight-fitting clothing of loose weave. When practical, wear long sleeves and pants.

Choose a mosquito repellent that has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. Registered products have been reviewed, approved, and pose minimal risk for human safety when used according to label directions. Three repellents that are approved and recommended are:

• DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide)

• Picaridin (KBR 3023)

• Oil of lemon eucalyptus 



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Sep 20, 2018

Mayor's Letter on 2018-2019 Budget

Citizens of Waxahachie,
As we begin a new fiscal year on October 1, I am excited about the additions and improvements that are planned for the 2018-2019 budget year.
Waxahachie is experiencing a steady growth on all fronts. New residents are moving here, business are opening, and tourists continue to visit Waxahachie for its history, charm and beauty. We are fortunate that with the influx of people and commerce, that has translated into an increase of revenues so that the City is able to continue offering an excellent quality of life through improved infrastructure, public safety, offering the highest level of customer service to our residents and visitors, and planning and preparing our community for future growth.
These core priorities of City Council are reflected in this year’s budget.
In regards to public safety, staffing will be increased with both the Police and Fire Departments. Three firefighter positions have been added, and will be partially funded through a SAFER grant for the next three years. Three police officer positions, and two civilian support positions have been added at the Police Department. These added positions will help the City maintain the highest level of service and safety in Waxahachie as the number of people we serve continues to grow.
Infrastructure is also a high priority, and this is reflected in $7 million in plans for rehabilitation. Construction is planned for Colonial Acres, East University, and Matthew Street Bridge. Engineering costs have been budgeted for Kaufman Street, Flat Street, Clift Street and Cumberland Street, with a construction plan for next year.
Quality of life improvements also remain a top priority. Our City is blessed with an abundance of green spaces and parks, however, the amenities of many of these spaces are beginning to show their age. There is also a need to add amenities at some of our parks due to a growing population and an increasing number of active residents.
Penn Park is currently in Phase 2 of our aggressive rehabilitation initiative, including irrigation, site lighting, and a revamping of the football field. Funding has also been planned for the design services necessary for Phase 3 of the improvements to Penn Park.
Significant funding has also been budgeted so that Getzendaner Park will receive an all-around much needed overhaul. These improvements will include a facelift to the ADA playground, added electrical hookups, tree trimming, drainage work, and more.
Next to Getzendaner Park, the historic Chautauqua Auditorium will also see improvements. New restrooms will be added to the facility inside unused space in the current ticket booth. Many of the events that utilize this facility have had to rent portable restrooms in the past, and the new restrooms will eliminate that. The Chautauqua will also receive new ceiling fans and audio/visual equipment, including a retractable screen with rear projection that may be used for presentations or to show films. It is also important to note that these improvements will not change the historic aesthetic of this structure.
Additionally, customer service remains a key goal for City leadership. This is reflected in the addition of key staff additions, in an effort to continue to provide an excellent level of service to our citizens.
This is a great time to live, work, and visit Waxahachie. We are growing, and that is inevitable. Because of that, an incredible amount of thought, planning, care, and consideration is made on a daily basis by City leaders and staff to ensure that we grow in a positive manner, and that we continue to be the best Waxahachie we can be. Years of strategy and care have been put into the decisions that are being executed today, and today we are putting great thought into what will continue to make us successful 5, 10, 20 or 30 years down the road.
When decisions are made, we not only consider our heritage and our present situation, but even more we consider our children, grandchildren and future generations. I feel strongly that the Waxahachie we are building for them is a great one, and I couldn’t be more proud. I hope you will join in the excitement.

Sincerely,
Kevin Strength
Mayor of Waxahachie

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Sep 13, 2018

Dog Licenses Within Waxahachie

As there are several Waxahachie citizens asking about City Dog Licenses, here is a copy of the current ordinance. Other than making minor updates, it has been a part of our ordinances since 1924.
 
Dog license: A legally granted privilege, upon compliance with the terms of this chapter, to own, keep, harbor, or have custody or control of a dog within the city limits.
 
Dog tag: A metal tag authorized by the city for attachment to a dog collar which displays a serial number corresponding to the number of dog license for such animal, and which shows the year the license was issued by the city.
 
Vaccinated animal: Unless otherwise indicated, an animal vaccinated against rabies within the past twelve (12) months by a licensed veterinarian.
 
Sec. 6-19. - License—required for dogs.
Every person owning, possessing, keeping, or harboring a dog of the age of three (3) months or more within this city shall obtain a license therefore.
 
Sec. 6-21. - Same—Vaccination certificate.
No license shall be issued under the provisions of this article unless a current certificate of vaccination for rabies, signed by a licensed veterinarian certifying that the dog to be licensed has been immunized.
 
Sec. 6-81. - Fee for license.
The applicant for a license required by this division shall pay to the city health department the sum of three dollars ($3.00) as a license fee for each dog.
 
If you have any questions you may contact the Waxahachie Animal Services at 469-309-4150
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Sep 13, 2018

Drinking Water Disinfection and the Free Chlorine Conversion Process FAQs

Why is drinking water disinfected?

Disinfecting drinking water is critical to protecting consumers from disease-causing microorganisms, called pathogens, including bacteria or viruses.  Disinfectants are very effective at inactivating (or killing) pathogens and have enormously benefited public health. For example, the incidence of typhoid fever was reduced by 1000-fold in the US in the last century by implementing the disinfection of drinking water.

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Sep 10, 2018

Temporary Change of Drinking Water Disinfectant

The City of Waxahachie public water system, (PWS) ID 0700008, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine. The conversion will be for a four-week period and will begin on Monday, October 1, 2018 and continue through Monday, October 29, 2018.During this period, you may experience taste and odor changes associated with this type of temporary disinfectant conversion. This proactive program is required to remove material buildup within the distribution system after prolonged use of alternative disinfectant methods.

Public water systems are required to properly disinfect their water and maintain an adequate disinfectant residual in the distribution system. Chloramine, free chlorine combined with ammonia, is widely used as a disinfectant because it persists for long periods while also limiting the formation of disinfection by-product contaminants. Prolonged use of chloramine coupled with other factors that can impact water quality, such as high temperatures or stagnation of water, may result in the growth and/or persistence of organic matter within the pipes of the distribution system, which may hinder the ability to maintain an adequate disinfectant residual. This temporary conversion to free chlorine, partnered with flushing activities, helps to rid distribution pipes of this organic matter and improve the quality of your water overall.

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 Kendall Borg, Assistant Director of Utilities at (469) 309-4372, e-mail at kborg@waxahachie.com or Rita Munoz, Administrative Secretary at (469) 309-4320, rmunoz@waxahachie.com.

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Sep 06, 2018

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled

The City of Waxahachie Animal Services will be spraying for mosquitoes on Monday September 17th. We will begin spraying at 3:00 am and expect to be finished at 7:00 am. Spraying will cover all areas of town. For questions regarding mosquito spraying, please contact Terri Muniz at (469) 309- 4150 or email tmuniz@waxahachiepd.org. This date is tentative, weather permitting, and subject to change.

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Aug 24, 2018

ONCOR Trimming Trees

Oncor has been pruning trees in Waxahachie. All persons affected have or will be notified 3-5 days prior to the trimming taking place by means of a door hanger by Oncor contractor ACRT. Oncor contractor Lewis and Asplundh Tree Service will be performing the pruning. Below is a link to the Oncor Tree Pruning website which can be used to answer questions. Questions may also be addressed by calling 888-875-6279.
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Aug 13, 2018

Smoke Testing of the Wastewater Collection System

SMOKE TESTING OF THE WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM
In the next few days, the City of Waxahachie will be working with crews from Burgess & Niple (B&N), to conduct a physical survey of a portion of the sanitary sewer system. The important task of the survey will be the smoke testing of the sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system.
B&N personnel are uniformed and carry identification badges. Homeowners do not need to be home and AT NO TIME WILL FIELD CREWS NEED TO ENTER YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS.
B&N crews will begin passing out flyers to the surveyed area below on Monday, August 13, 2018. The smoke testing will begin Thursday, August 16, 2018 and should be completed by Friday, September 7, 2018.

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Jul 27, 2018

Chapman Park Entrance on Alexander Drive Temporarily Closed

Due to construction on Alexander Drive, the entrance and parking lot to Chapman Park on Clark Lane is closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Until further notice, please use the parking lot/entrance off of 813/Brown Street.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation. Please contact Public Works Dept. at 469-309-4300 with questions or concerns.

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