Emergency Water Conservation Measures – CANCELLED

April 1, 2017: Emergency water conservation measures are cancelled.

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MARCH 31, 2017

Today the city continues emergency water conservation measures.  Water usage yesterday evening and early this morning has reduced city reserves.  Well No. 5 repairs are expected to begin today and work is continuing to proceed to provide CGMA surface water into the system without a boil order.

The following actions are requested of our citizens and businesses: 

   outdoor watering only by hand – disable automatic sprinkler systems

   washing of driveways and sidewalks is prohibited

   limit consumption of water while brushing teeth to the beginning and end

   take short showers in lieu of baths

   use dishwashers and washing machines as little as possible

   restaurants are encouraged to not serve water unless requested

   filling ponds with potable water is prohibited

These measures are to maintain a safe margin for drinking water and fire protection.


MARCH 30, 2017

The city is enacting emergency water conservation measures.  Well No. 5, the city’s largest producer of water, is not operational.  It is unknown if the failure is tied to the recent storms.

   outdoor watering is strongly discouraged and if necessary hand watering only

   washing of driveways and sidewalks prohibited

   limit the consumption of water while showering and brushing teeth to the beginning and end

   discourage taking a bath instead of showering

   use dishwashers and washing machines as little as possible

   encourage restaurants to not serve water unless requested

   prohibit filling ponds with potable water

These measures are in an effort to maintain a safe margin of water for drinking and fire protection. Public Works personnel are coordinating with vendors to make repairs as soon as possible. Public Works, engineering and GTUA are also working to determine if there is a way to temporarily supply water to the city from CGMA water line system.

2017 Street Repairs Beginning Now

The city has contracted with Grayson County once again to complete roadway improvements for 2017.  Repairs are as follows:

  • Hopson from Marshall to Van Alstyne Pkwy
  • W. Marshall from Wilkins to Gentry
  • W. Marshall from Gentry to Dallas
  • W. Jefferson from Dallas to Waco (hwy 5)
  • E. Fulton from Sherman to Murphy Way
  • Murphy Way from E. Fulton to Samaria Place
  • Samaria Place from Murphy Way to Ballpark Way
  • Ballpark Way from Murphy Way to E. Jefferson (E FM 121)
  • Tolson Ave from Waco (hwy 5) to the railroad tracks
  • Tolson Ave from the railroad tracks to Pearl
  • Tooley from N. John Douglas Rd to N. Hill St
  • N. Sherman from Tolson Ave to E. Cooper St
  • Wayne from N. Sherman to Moody
  • Lincoln Park Rd from E. Jefferson (E FM 121) to the City Limits (approximately 2,100 ft)

Election Information

The City would like to remind everyone that there is still time to file an application for candidacy on the Special Election Ballot.  As designated by the Election Order passed and subsequently posted on the City website, the deadline to file an application for candidacy on the Special Election Ballot is March 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The deadline to withdraw from the Special Election Ballot is March 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Write-in designations for any election all share the same deadline of February 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. per state statute, therefore the City will no longer accept write-in declarations of candidacy.  The City has recently been made aware of a discrepancy regarding this deadline date on some written materials pertaining to this election, and hopes to immediately clarify this discrepancy.  The due dates for candidacy applications are all controlled by statute and the City is unable to make any waivers, exemptions, or altercations to these dates.  Application packets are available at City Hall for this ballot.

Solid Waste Request for Proposals (RFP)

Dorothy Fielder Park in Van Alstyne

The City of Van Alstyne is requesting proposals for solid waste collection and disposal. The intent of the request and resulting contract is to obtain the services of a qualified entity to conduct a complete citywide refuse collection.

All responses must be received by the City no later than 2:00pm, January 6, 2017 at the following address:
City of Van Alstyne
ATTN: Frank Baker
242 E. Jefferson St
Van Alstyne, TX 75495