Denton County Issues Mandatory Burn Ban
THIS BURN BAN DOES NOT INCLUDE RESTRICTIONS ON 1.4G
RECREATIONAL (PERSONAL) USE OF FIREWORKS DUE TO TIMING AND STATE STATUTORY
LIMITATIONS, BUT THEY ARE HIGHLY DISCOURAGED.
PROFESSIONAL FIREWORKS SHOWS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS BAN
AND ARE PERMITTED INDIVIDUALLY. THESE TYPE SHOWS HAVE ON-SITE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Denton County Judge May Horn today instated a Local Disaster
Declaration for Threat of Wildland Fires Due to Dry Conditions in Denton County
effective July 3, 2018. This Bum Ban does not include restrictions on fireworks
due to time and state statutory limitations.
Denton County Judge Mary Horn, in the interest of fire
safety and fire prevention, is asking for the cooperation of all Denton County
residents with respect to outdoor burning. High winds, low humidity, and
dead/dormant vegetation have contributed to the risk of large and destructive
wildfires. At risk are homes, valuable property, and lives. Denton County has
experienced an increase in wildfires this season with several burning multiple
Denton County is experiencing dry weather with little chance
for relief in the immediate future. Denton County is currently classified in
moderate drought conditions according to the U.S. Drought Monitor Map and has
seen a significant increase in frequency of wildfires. The Denton County
burning ban will continue until drought conditions are alleviated. The
mandatory Bum Ban will eliminate all outdoor bunting, include restrictions on
outdoor hot work (welding and cutting torch operations), and the use of certain
combustible materials. Violation of the County Judge Executive ordered burn-ban
is a class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00.
County Judge Mary Horn stated, "Prevention of potential
wildland fires is essential to the safe, of County residents. Wildfires can be
devastating and difficult on everyone. especially farmers and ranchers:
wildfires can destroy not only lives and property, but livelihood as well. With
everyone's help we can make our communities a safer place to live and enjoy
Denton County Emergency Services Chief Jody Gonzalez stated,
"Citizens should take measures to protect their home by removing unwanted
combustible debris and vegetation away from their homes and be sure to keep
water hoses ready accessible in the event a small fire starts. Always call 911
early to notify your fire department of any fire to assure a faster response
and that complete extinguishment has occurred."
We are excited to announce that the City Council unanimously approved an employment agreement with Alina Ciocan as the new City Manager for Sanger on Monday night June 4th.
Alina joined the City of Sanger in October 2014 as the Director of Economic Development and in May 2016 she was appointed the additional role of Director of Development Services.
Her experience in municipal government extends over a decade and includes previous roles in community and economic development working for the City of Carrollton, a suburb of Dallas. She is an active member of the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
She currently serves on the Board of the Upper Trinity Regional Water District and has recently joined the International City Managers Association (ICMA) and Texas City Managers Association (TCMA).
Alina holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of North Texas, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Phoenix; and, graduated from the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. She is fluent in several languages.
Please help us in welcoming her as our new City Manager!
On June 11, 2018 Denton County will be closing a portion of Duck Creek Road to put in some culverts. Weather permitting it will be closed for 9 weeks.
**If you have any questions please call Denton County Road & Bridge East (940) 349-3420.
Someone is calling people claiming to be an employee of the City of
Sanger. They are demanding payment over the phone and threatening
disconnection for non-payment.
Here are some reminders about our
Utility Billing policy. The last day for payment before cut off is the
27th of every month. Disconnects are sent out on the 28th of every
The City of Sanger does not take, nor will we request, payment over the phone.
If you are unsure if the information you receive over the phone is accurate please contact City Hall at (940) 458-7930.
NEW Recyclable Guidelines Effective Immediately
Waste Connections received notification from Pratt Industries USA Recycling, whom they utilize for the processing of all of recycling materials, that Pratt can no longer accept any contaminated recycling materials.
Due to the drastic changes in the market pricing materials that had been previously allowed to be delivered to their facility are now under enhanced scrutiny.
New recycle guidelines have been put in place. Drivers will inspect inside the recycle carts to ensure only allowable items are inside. If the recycle cart or bin has trash or other debris, the container WILL NOT be serviced. They will only accept the items listed in the chart below. For questions call Waste Connections 817-222-2221
If you want to get more involved in our community, the City of Sanger is looking for interested citizens to fill vacant Board and Commission seats.
Visit the board and commission link on our website for more information.
If you have any questions or would like the form e-mailed to you can call Cheryl Price in the City Secretary’s office at 940-458-7930 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
May 8, 2018 – Jeriana Staton, Human Resource Coordinator for the City of Sanger was nominated and received the TMHRA Rising Star Award at the TMHRA Conference in San Antonio Thursday April 26th.
The Texas Municipal Human Resource Association(TMHRA) has a Professional Awards Program which recognizes and honors outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to municipal human resources in Texas. The Rising Star Award recognizes a new member who shows exceptional promise of leadership and contribution to the association and profession.
Staton has been employed with the City of Sanger since November 2016. Since joining the organization Jeriana has made significant contributions to the human resources department and excels at providing quality services to our employees. Staton is an active member and brand ambassador for North Texas SHRM, a member of the National SHRM, TMHRA and a member of the HR Southwest volunteer board.
“The City of Sanger is proud to have an employee recognized with such a prestigious award for their professionalism and hard work. Jeriana exemplifies the values of our organization and our commitment to deliver quality services to our community,” said Alina Ciocan, Acting City Manager.
received multiple reports of a man claiming he's affiliated with the
City of Sanger's Public Works Department going door to door offering his
plumbing services. This is a scam. The City of Sanger in no way
endorses or sells services door to door.
You may call City Hall
(940-458-7930) or the Public Works Department (940-458-2571) for
verification or to report suspicious activity. If it is after hours,
please contact the police (940-458-7444)
It has come
to the City’s attention that a fraudulent website exists which appears to be an
online payment portal for the City of Sanger.
This site, doxo.com, is NOT affiliated with the City of Sanger and is
NOT an authorized payment center for the City of Sanger. Citizens should be aware that paying a
utility bill on doxo.com will delay your payment, which could result in late
payment penalties and disconnection of utility service.
The site falsely
states that the “City of Sanger (TX) does not offer customers an online
payment option” and “Unfortunately City of Sanger (TX) does not offer a mobile
app.” The ONLY authorized online
payment site for the City of Sanger is the City’s site, www.sangertexas.org. The “Online Payments” link on our homepage
will direct you to our payment processing portal.
The City’s mobile app, Sanger Solutions, is available for both
Apple and Android devices. Sanger Solutions
has direct link to the City’s online payment portal.
Denton County has a Burn Ban in effect as of January 30th, which will remain in effect until the state of disaster is terminated by the Denton County Commissioners Court or the Denton County Judge.
When cold weather arrives in Sanger, what can you do to protect your home and property from freezing temperatures?
The purpose of this press release is to update Sanger residents on the
situation involving the Wastewater Treatment Plant and request your assistance in reporting any
suspicious activities related to illegal dumping.
As many of you are aware, the plant has experienced intermittent odor issues during the past
eighteen months. This was originally caused by an accumulation of “bad” bacteria in the plant.
As a result, a long and expensive process ensued to address the problem. The City mobilized
resources and engaged several experienced consultants and experts in the wastewater industry to
assist with corrective measures.
Recently, the plant has again experienced a setback caused by a possible incident of illegal
dumping into our sanitary sewer system. Based on feedback from our consultant, we believe
several other similar incidents may have occurred within the past few months, which could be
contributing to the slow recovery process of the plant. In retrospect, this may have been the
initial cause of the disruption of the plant from the outset.
The Sanger Police Department has been notified and they are currently investigating evidence
that may support the illegal dumping allegations. Furthermore, after additional research the City
has concerns that this may be occurring at a regional level and it is not isolated just to our
municipality. We would like to take this opportunity to encourage residents to be vigilant and
report any suspicious activity occurring around manholes and grease traps within the city by
contacting the Sanger Police Department non-emergency number at 940-458-7444. You may
also report information to Denton County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-388-TIPS (8477).
Prior to any of these issues, the City began a needed, but unrelated, update of the current plant to
prepare for the City’s future growth. This is a multi-million dollar project and renovation
improvements are currently underway. Regular updates on this project are published in the City’s
Monthly Report, which can be accessed online on the City’s website.
The City is committed to resolve this issue and continues to allocate the resources necessary to
address the problem. Again, we are working to resolve this as quickly as possible and encourage
residents to report any suspicious activities related to illegal dumping. We appreciate your patience
and thank you in advance for your vigilance.
Happy Holidays! There will be NO TRASH SERVICE Monday, December
Monday's trash pick up will be moved to Tuesday, December
Tuesday, trash pick up will be moved to Wednesday, December 27th.
Thursday's trash & recycle pick up will be moved to Friday, December 29th.
Friday's trash & recycling pick up will be moved to Saturday, December 30th.
Due to the change in schedule, the
trash service may run behind schedule so we recommend you leave your
bins out all day until they are picked up.
Denton County Judge Mary Horn today instated a Local Disaster Declaration for Threat of
Wildland Fires Due to Dry Conditions in Denton County.
Denton County Judge Mary Horn, in the interest of fire safety and fire prevention, is asking for
the cooperation of all Denton County residents with respect to outdoor burning. High winds,
low humidity, and dead/dormant vegetation have contributed to the risk of large and destructive
wildfires. At risk are homes, valuable property, and lives.
Denton County has experienced an increase in wildfires this season with several burning multiple acres. Some fires are the result of careless or negligent outdoor burning, some are the result of discarded burning materials or cigarettes, and other fires have been started by mechanical malfunctions and welding.
Denton County is experiencing dry weather with little chance for relief in the immediate future.
Denton County is currently classified in severe drought conditions according to the U.S. Drought
Monitor Map and has the highest Keetch-Byram Drought Index within North Central Texas.The Denton County burning ban will continue until drought conditions are alleviated.
The mandatory Burn Ban will eliminate all outdoor burning, include restrictions on outdoor hot work
(welding and cutting torch operations), and the use of combustible materials. Violation of the court
ordered burn-ban is a class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed $500.00.
County Judge Mary Horn stated, “Prevention of potential wildland fires is essential to the safety
of County residents. Wildfires can be devastating and difficult on everyone, especially farmers
and ranchers; wildfires can destroy not only lives and property, but livelihood as well. With
everyone’s help we can make our communities a safer place to live and enjoy life.”
Denton County Emergency Services Chief Jody Gonzalez stated, “Citizens should take measures
to protect their home by removing unwanted combustible debris and vegetation away from their
homes and be sure to keep water hoses ready accessible in the event a small fire starts. Always
call 911 early to notify your fire department of any fire to assure a faster response and that
complete extinguishment has occurred.
Beginning today November 14, 2017 we implemented a traffic detour
that will close sections of McReynolds Road east of Lake Ridge to FM
2164. Residents of homes and traffic located west of the closure will
need to use 455 to reach FM 2164. Residents of homes and traffic
located east of the closure will need to use 455 to reach the City of
Sanger and I-35. This closure will move east to west as we complete
stages of the work necessary to reopen the road to thru traffic.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at the
information listed below. We want to complete this project with as
little inconvenience as possible. I appreciate your cooperation and
patience as we work toward completing this project.
Eric W. Terry
Pavecon Public Works
Memorial services for Mike Brice will be held this week. Family, Friends
and Community are invited. The viewing will be Thursday, October 26th, 6
-8PM at Coker Funeral Home, 403 Pecan St. Sanger, TX. Services will
follow at First Baptist Church, 708 5th St. Sanger, TX on Friday,
October 27th at 1:00 PM.
The City of Sanger has a new monthly report which contains a
synopsis by department and their activities and accomplishments for the
month. This report replaces our monthly performance measures. While
conveying some of the same information, it is intended to be more
informative to the reader. We hope this paints a clearer picture of
what's happening in the city.
Visit the Monthly Report page to download the report in full.
CodeRED is the FREE community notification system available to Sanger residents that will send you alerts concerning time-sensitive and/or emergency information that may impact your area via phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media.
The City of Sanger encourages you to actively participate in emergency preparedness by remaining informed. Safety is a two-way street, so be sure to register today to receive the information you need, when it matters, regarding events such as:
BOIL WATER ADVISORIES
INCLEMENT WEATHER WARNINGS
ROAD CLOSURES/TRAFFIC ALERTS
SHELTER IN PLACE/LOCKDOWNS
Visit www.sangerlibrary.org and click on the CodeRED icon to enroll, or download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app available in the App Store or Google Play.
The City of Sanger has deployed a fire engine to South Texas to aid in emergency response in the
aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Since most of our fire personnel are part-time and work full-time
at other departments, the engine is being staffed by four personnel from the Lewisville Fire
Department. This unit is part of three strike forces consisting of five engines each being deployed
from Denton and Tarrant counties. They will be operating in the Corpus Christi and Rockport
Sanger is proud to assist our fellow Texans in their time of need. Please keep all of the first
responders and those affected by this unprecedented disaster in your thoughts and prayers.
Sanger is located in northern Denton County along Interstate 35. Established in 1886 as a stop
along the Santa Fe railroad, Sanger is a thriving community that offers its residents the best of both
worlds: big city opportunities combined with small-town charm. Sanger is only 10 miles from
Denton and 50 miles from Downtown Dallas and Fort Worth.
McReynolds Road will still be under construction at the start of the
2017-2018 school year. The picture posted shows where the temporary
traffic lights will be placed along with barricades and road closure
signs. If traveling this route, expect delays and plan accordingly.
Pavecon Public Works is under contract with the City of Sanger to
reconstruct and improve McReynolds Road. During the upcoming
construction there will be revised traffic patterns. Beginning today
August 14, 2017 we are going to implement a traffic switch that will
allow two way traffic from the end of the new concrete to East Ridge.
School is starting this week and the
need for two way traffic is mandatory. This will be accomplished using
temporary traffic signals. When traffic is stopped at one of the
signals at Lake Ridge or Indian Lane traffic will be unable to turn on
red. Once the light is green traffic can travel east or west on
McReynolds from Lake Ridge or Indian Lane. Please understand the lights
will govern the traffic that has access to the one lane of paving
provided. We will begin this work after the morning rush hour. It will
be in place before the afternoon rush hour.
Residents of City of Sanger, June 12, 2017
Pavecon Public Works is under contract with the City of Sanger to reconstruct and improve McReynolds Road. During the upcoming construction there will be revised traffic patterns. Beginning on June 8, 2017 we are going to set up detours. During the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday McReynolds Rd. will be closed to the west of Lake Ridge Drive. Residents will be directed to leave and return using F.M. 2164 during the hours the road is closed. When the road is not closed there will be ONE WAY traffic heading west in to town. Residents will be able to leave and head toward the City of Sanger. When residents return to Lake Ridge Drive they will need to use F.M. 2164 and come in from the east.
Our goal is to complete as much of if not all of the construction between Lake Ridge Dr. and Jones St. while school is out for the summer. Pavecon and the City of Sanger have been and will stay in constant communication. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to the residents of Lake Ridge. In order to meet the time constraints of Sanger ISD being out of for the summer we have to operate in as much of the road way as possible. There will be one or more modifications to the traffic pattern while we are working at the intersection of Lake Ridge and McReynolds Road. When this work is performed I will be sending out an additional notification(s) to keep the residents informed.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at the information listed below. We want to complete this project with as little inconvenience as possible. I appreciate your cooperation and patience as we work toward completing this project.
Eric W. Terry
Pavecon Public Works
Residents visiting the Porter Sports Complex should expect to see cleaner public parks this fall thanks to a significant grant made possible by Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful.
In 2017, the Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program is funding 10 new recycling bins at the Porter Sports Complex in Sanger, Texas, making recycling more accessible for local residents enjoying the outdoors. Adding these bins will allow the City to reduce litter that travels to the landfill, 95% of the waste at the Porter Sports Complex is recyclable.
Now in its fifth year, the Park Recycling Bin Grant Program from Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Keep America Beautiful has provided more than 900 new recycling bins in public parks across the country and more than 4,300 recycling bins to local governments and community organizations across 41 states over the program’s history. This investment in recycling infrastructure has improved recycling accessibility and convenience in a variety of park settings, including neighborhood and larger regional parks, beaches, athletic fields and walking trails.
“This grant supports our organization’s broader recycling efforts and improves our initiatives to reduce waste, and to recycle within the Sanger Parks System” Said James Berman, Director of Parks and Recreation.
“This is another opportunity for the City of Sanger to provide its citizens with an opportunity to keep Sanger beautiful. We all enjoy our beautiful park and want to keep it looking nice. At the same time, we want to be environmentally friendly and maximize our recycling efforts. This program gives us the opportunity to do both.” Said Mike Brice, Sanger City Manager.
“We are very pleased with the momentum that continues to build through our ongoing work with Keep America Beautiful,” said Vicki Draughn, vice president of corporate affairs for Dr Pepper Snapple Group. “As communities continue to improve their infrastructure to support recycling at home and at work, this program helps address a persistent challenge, which is improving recycling opportunities for people on-the-go.”
A recent national survey conducted by Keep America Beautiful revealed a lack of away from home recycling opportunities. While more than 90 percent of people indicated it was not a challenge to recycle at home, over 55 percent found it difficult to recycle in public places such as parks. Additional research conducted by Keep America Beautiful indicated only 12 percent of surveyed public locations had recycling infrastructure in place to recover the containers. The Dr Pepper Snapple Group/Keep America Beautiful Park Recycling Bin Grant Program is designed to address the obstacles of overcoming the lack of recycling convenience.
“Too many public parks and other public spaces lack recycling bins that are within reach,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president/recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “Our partnership with Dr Pepper Snapple Group has placed bins in hundreds of parks across the U.S., in the process giving nearly 1 million people convenient access to new recycling opportunities.”
For a complete list of grant recipients, go to the Park Recycling Bin Grant Program website here.
About Keep Sanger Beautiful
The Keep Sanger Beautiful Board was established by City Council in 1990 as a central advisory board to coordinate a City wide beautification effort. As our mission is to organize clean-up efforts, educate the public on the benefits of litter abatement. The board also sponsors City wide Clean –up days, Adopt A-Spot programs. To learn more about volunteer opportunity’s please contact the Sanger Parks and Recreation Department. http://sangertexas.org/page/parks_home
About Keep America Beautiful
At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people end littering, improve recycling, and beautify America’s communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.
About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have six of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 13 of our 14 leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, Mott's, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda. To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company, please visit DrPepperSnapple.com. For our latest news and updates, follow us at Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple or Twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple. For more information on DPS's philanthropic efforts and sustainability goals, visit http://www.dpsgsustainability.com.
On April 11, 2017 Moody’s Investors Service assigned the
City of Sanger an A1 rating for its upcoming 2017 bond issue. According
to Moody’s “Obligations rated A are judged to be upper-medium grade and are
subject to low credit risk.” The $9,320,000 in bonds will be used
primarily to expand and improve the wastewater treatment plant and collection
system. The city council has been planning and studying this project
since 2011. Construction will begin in the next few weeks. The city is
proud to receive such a high rating from Moody’s. According to Moody’s
they based their rating on the following strengths; A trend of growing
reserves, an expanding tax base due to growth, and location in the Dallas
Metro. Moody’s also commented that “the city is expected to remain strong
due to conservative fiscal management as well as continued revenue
growth.” The Mayor and City Council remain committed to meeting the
City’s infrastructure needs with the least amount of impact on the taxpayer as
possible. Follow this link for the full report from Moody’s.
Mike Brice, Sanger City Manager
After extensive analysis by our consultant we are taking a multi-pronged approach to re-stabilizing the wastewater treatment plant. He feels that the biggest issue is our inability to waste solids quickly enough. To that end we are renting and installing a temporary sludge press this week. We hope to have it in operation by Friday. The cost of renting the sludge press is $8500 a month and it will be necessary to keep it in operation until the permanent sludge press is in operation as part of the plant expansion.
Also, this week we will be injecting steroids into the system to boost bacteria reproduction. Alkalinity is also out of balance and being addressed. We are also investigating the feasibility of deodorization but do not have enough information yet to make a decision.
We continue to work with our consultant and engineers as we strive to reduce the odor problem and get the plant re-stabilized.
In an effort to better serve its citizens, the City of Sanger has launched its first mobile application. This free app is compatible with Android and iOS based devices. It is available in the Google Play Store or iTunes store under the name Sanger Solutions.
“This is a new way our citizens can stay engaged with the City of Sanger. Our society is seeing an increase in the use of portable devices, so our City is adapting to that and providing that link to citizens through smart devices,” said Mike Brice, City Manager. Residents will be able to receive information and connect with the City across all mobile devices. This includes reporting service issues, pay utilities, pay court fines, special events and connecting to a variety of other City information.
The app is designed to allow users to efficiently get the information they seek from any smartphone. The smartphone app utilizes icons that correspond to the most visited and searched for items on the City’s website. The app will continuously evolve to better respond to the citizen’s needs. It will be updated frequently to provide quick access to content of a time sensitive nature such as special events or upcoming city activities The goal is to make it the most relevant information available right now and provide for more transparency.,
The launch of the Sanger Solutions mobile app is part of a broader effort undertaken by the City of Sanger to enhance communication with its residents and provide better services. Several other initiatives will be announced in the following months.
We understand that some residents are still being impacted by the foul odor emanating from the wastewater treatment plant. We are continuing to work on the issue on a daily basis and rest assured it is a priority. We have involved several experts in the field to help us resolve the problem. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix. We are making progress and are committed to resolving the issue as fast as possible.
The long-term solution is refurbishing and upgrading the plant. The Council intends to put that work out to bid at their meeting tonight. We are moving this process forward as quickly as possible. The improvements slated for the plant will help reduce odor and improve water quality. They will also give us the ability to better handle such a problem if it should occur in the future.
We apologize for the inconvenience. It is our intent to have the odor issue resolved in the near future and we will continue working on it diligently until it is resolved.
Notice is hereby given that on the 17th day of January, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chamber of the City Hall (502 Elm Street) of the City of Sanger, Texas, the City Council will hold a public hearing giving all interested persons the right to appear and be heard on the proposed annexation by the City of Sanger, Texas of the following described properties, to-wit:
All interested citizens and property owners are hereby notified of their right to appear and be heard on the matter.
City Secretary, City of Sanger
Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the May 6, 2017 City of Sanger Texas General Election Ballot may be filed during the following times. Start Date: January 18, 2017 – 7:30 a.m. End Date: February 17, 2017 – 5:00 p.m. Packets will be available at City Hall on January 18th. No Applications will be accepted early or late. This year three citizens will be elected to each serve a two-year term as Council Member for Places 1, 3 & 5. The terms of office will be from May 2017 to May 2019. These positions are currently held by: Place 1- Lee Allison, Place 3 – William Boutwell, Place 5 – David Clark.
For official notice posted on December 5, 2016 (English and Spanish) click here
November 15, 2016 – Most of you are keenly aware of the odor issues we have been experiencing at the wastewater treatment plant during the last few months. This was originally caused by a buildup of “bad” bacteria in the plant. Removing the “bad” bacteria without destroying the “good” bacteria that actually breaks down the solids is a long and difficult process. We must also continue operating the plant at the same time we are dealing with the problem.
The current configuration of the plant involves three separate treatment plants in operation. To solve the bacteria problem, we have had to take one plant at a time offline, kill the bacteria, drain it and start it back up again. That process takes about thirty days for each of the three plants. The good news is that we have one plant free of the bacteria causing the odor issue and we are currently bringing the second one back online. Once the second plant is back up and running correctly, we will take the last one offline. This should largely solve the odor problem. Again, it is a slow process.
We want everyone to know that we have been working diligently to solve the odor issue. We are spending several thousand dollars to treat the increase in solids and to seed the plants to bring them back online quicker. We have also been working with some of the most experienced engineers in the wastewater industry to solve the problem.
There has been some erroneous information given out by others that link the current issue to the expansion of the wastewater treatment plant. That is not the case and they are two separate issues. In fact, if the expansion were complete we could have fixed the odor problem much more quickly and easily. The plant expansion will further help reduce odor by treating solids inside an enclosed space and not in open drying beds.
We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience. Again, we are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
Sanger, Texas City Hall
502 Elm St, Sanger, TX 76266
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