APPLY NOW: EDC Board and P&Z Commission Openings

the City of Van Alstyne is now accepting applications to serve on the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board of Directors and Planning and Zoning Commission.  Verify your eligibility to serve below.  Learn more about these boards and apply to serve by visiting our Application Page.  Applications will be accepted until October 19, 2018.

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Mosquito Fogging Scheduled

The Grayson County Health Department has advised that a west nile positive mosquito was trapped in the City of Van Alstyne.  As a safety precaution the City has contracted with Noble Resources Pest Control to ground fog beginning at 9:00pm Tuesday, September 18, 2018 and again at 9:00pm Wednesday, September 19, 2018.  This will continue for several hours as they work to cover the city.  Spraying will occur again at 9:00pm October 2, 2018 and October 3, 2018.

Notice of Sale of Real Property, Competitive Sealed Bid No. 82118

The City of Van Alstyne is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of real property legally described as OTP VAN ALSTYNE ADDN, Block 4, Lot 18, acres 0.066 more commonly known as 242 East Jefferson Street, Van Alstyne, Texas 75495 (the “Property”).

Bid documents may be obtained in person at Van Alstyne City Hall located at 152 N. Main Drive or via the City’s website.

Sealed bids addressed to the City Manager of the City of Van Alstyne, Texas will be accepted no later than 2:00 PM on Monday, September 24, 2018 via hand delivery to:

City of Van Alstyne
Lane Jones, City Manager
152 N. Main Drive
Van Alstyne, TX  75495

Or via mail to:

City of Van Alstyne
Lane Jones, City Manager
Post Office Box 247
Van Alstyne, TX 75495-0247

The Property will be conveyed subject to the exceptions and reservations contained in the Bid Package. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in bids received. Bids must be for all of the real property described above and not just for a portion thereof. Bids received after the deadline, emailed or faxed bids will not be considered. For additional information concerning this bid please contact Lane Jones or Jennifer Gould at 903-482-5426.

Notice of FY 2018 – 2019 Budget Hearing

The City Council of the City of Van Alstyne, Texas, will conduct a public hearing on September 11, 2018 at 6:30 P.M., at the Van Alstyne City Hall, 152 N Main Dr., Van Alstyne, Texas, for the discussion of the proposed fiscal year 2018 – 2019 budget for the City of Van Alstyne, Texas.

This budget will raise more total property taxes than last year’s budget by $320,040 or 24.41%, and of that amount, $134,107 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year.

Jennifer Gould
City Clerk
City of Van Alstyne

Sign up for Collin County’s Citizen Prosecutor Academy

Collin County Criminal District Attorney Greg Willis has announced dates for the Citizen Prosecutor Academy’s 2018 Fall Session!

This free, 12-week course begins September 13th (not including the week of Thanksgiving) and meets on Thursday evenings at the Russell A. Steindam Courts Building from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The application can be found by visiting the Collin County District Attorney’s website at https://collincountyda.com/citizen-prosecutor-academy/.

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City Council Meeting Rescheduled

The City Council meeting scheduled for August 14th has been moved to August 21st beginning at 5:30pm for budget discussions followed by the Zoning Board of Adjustment and regular meeting.   The meeting will be held at City Hall located at 152 N. Main Dr.

Notice: Failure to Submit DLQOR

Below is a mandatory notice prescribed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) which was provided as an insert in the August 2018 utility bills.  This notice is required due to the City’s failure to timely provide a quarterly operating report to the TCEQ, a clerical issue.  The notice was received by the TCEQ 1 day late and as a result the City of Van Alstyne Water System must notify its customers.  The quality of drinking water is not compromised.

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Notice of Intent to Change Rates

The City is required by Section 44-264 of the City of Van Alstyne Code of Ordinances to deliver a statement of intent to each utility account holder at least 30 days before the effective date of the proposed change.  The effective date of the new rates must be the first day of a billing period, and the new rates may not apply to service received before the effective date of the new rates.

The effective date of the proposed change is anticipated to be September 15, 2018.  The City Council of the City of Van Alstyne will deliberate the adoption of the proposed rate at an open meeting on September 11, 2018.

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Utility Bill insert: August 2018