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Ordinance 21-20 Lifting Stage II Water Restrictions and Implementing Stage I

Stage I, II, III, IV landscape irrigation days. For Stage I, II, III, and IV the landscape irrigation days for residential and commercial properties will be according to the street address and according to the following.  If the last digit of the street address ends in:

  • 0 or 1 the irrigation day is Monday,
  • 2 or 3 the irrigation day is Tuesday,
  • 4 or 5 the irrigation day is Wednesday,
  • 6 or 7 the irrigation day is Thursday,
  • 8 or 9 the irrigation day is Friday.

If there is no street address associated with the property such as a parkway or if there is more than one (1) street address associated with a single contiguous property the irrigation day is Wednesday.

Ordinance 21-20

December 19, 2021 Low Water Pressure Notice

The City of Kenedy is aware of low water pressure on Graham Road.  We are diligently working to rectify the situation.  Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding with this matter.

City Holidays and Closures – Correction

The City of Kenedy offices will be closing on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 12:00 Noon and reopening on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. in observation of the Christmas holiday.

The City of Kenedy Collection Station will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2021 and will reopen on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.

In observance of Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25, 2021, Waste Collections will be running on normal schedule due to the holiday falling on Saturday.

 

The City of Kenedy offices will be closing on Friday, December 31, 2021 and reopening on Monday, January 03, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. in observation of the New Year’s Day holiday.

The City of Kenedy Collection Station will be closed on Friday, December 31, 2021 and will reopen on Monday, January 03, 2022.

In observance of New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 01, 2022, Waste Collections will be running on normal schedule due to the holiday falling on Saturday.

The City of Kenedy is now using Savvy Citizen to communicate with residents.

The City of Kenedy has recently subscribed to Savvy Citizen, a notification system which allows municipalities to easily and effectively communicate with their residents via push notifications, text messages or e-mails.  Savvy Citizen is more than a notification system as it allows the City of Kenedy to keep up to date on community events, helpful information, road closures, alerts and much more.

Available on Android, iPhone/iPad and desktop, residents of Kenedy can choose to receive notifications with push alerts on their smart phone, or they can browse in-app for a full listing of their notifications, alerts and community events.  Those without smartphones can sign up via www.savvycitizenapp.com/signup and select to have text notifications or e-mails sent to them.  Whether it is a road closure, a change in trash or recycling pick up due to a holiday, a fun local event or significant municipal meeting, Savvy Citizen has a complete scheduling system that allows municipalities to communicate with residents of Kenedy.

In addition, when residents sign up for Savvy Citizen for their municipality they are also prompted to sign up for neighboring communities where they may work or play. This enables “non-residents” to receive notifications and events from other municipalities and areas of interest, as well.  Don’t miss out on the next notification from the City of Kenedy. Sign up for Savvy Citizen for FREE via the App Store, the Google Play store, or at www.savvycitizenapp.com/signup.

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Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

The City of Kenedy has received a Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) contract under the Community Development Fund from the Texas Department of Agriculture. In order to comply with the Civil Rights requirements of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act and the Fair Housing Law, the City of Kenedy has established policies, plans and resolutions to ensure that equal opportunities are afforded to all persons and that no person shall be excluded or denied program benefits on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or age. Policies include the following:

·  Equal Opportunity

·  Section 3 Policy

·  Affirmative Action

·  Excessive Force Policy

·  Section 504 Non-Discrimination Policy

·  Fair Housing Policy

·  Limited English Proficiency Plan

·  Citizen Participation Plan

A copy of the above-mentioned plans, policies and resolutions are available at the City Hall in Kenedy, Texas.  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling the City Secretary, at 830-583-2230.

FAIR HOUSING PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

To promote fair housing practices, the City of Kenedy encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: (512) 371-7473.

NON-DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF DISABILITY STATUS

The City of Kenedy does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its program or activities.  Mr. William Linn, City Manager, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8. dated June 2, 1988).

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION & GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES NOTICE

FOR THE TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

The City of Kenedy has adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program.  Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at the City of Kenedy City Hall, located at 303 W. Main St, Kenedy, TX  78119 during regular business hours.  Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling the City Manager’s Office at 830-583-2230.  These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if he/she wishes to file a complaint or grievance about TxCDBG activities.  A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to the TxCDBG project, may submit such complaint or grievance, in writing to the Mayor at the City Hall, 303 W. Main St, Kenedy, TX  78119 or may call 830-583-2230.  The City of Kenedy will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints or grievances within fifteen (15) working days where practicable after receipt of the original complaint or grievance.

SECTION 3 POLICY

The City of Kenedy has adopted a resolution to further Federal Section 3 compliance. Through the adoption of this resolution, the City strives to attain goals for compliance with Federal Section 3 regulations by increasing opportunities for employment and contracting with Section 3 residents and businesses where feasible.

EL ANUNCIO DE SERVICIO PÚBLICO

La Ciudad de Kenedy ha recibido un contrato de Subvención en Bloque de Desarrollo Comunitario de Texas (TxCDBG) bajo el Fondo de Desarrollo Comunitario del Departamento de Agricultura de Texas. Con el fin de cumplir con los requisitos de Derechos Civiles del Título I de la Ley de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario y la Ley de Vivienda Justa, la Ciudad de Kenedy ha establecido políticas, planes y resoluciones para garantizar la igualdad de oportunidades para todas las personas y que ninguna persona se excluirán o negarán los beneficios del programa por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estado familiar,origen nacional o edad. Las políticas incluyen lo siguiente:

·  Igualdad de oportunidades

·  Política de la Sección 3

·  Acción afirmativa

· Política de fuerza excesiva

· Política de no discriminación de la Sección 504

· Política de vivienda justa

· Plan de dominio limitado del inglés

· Plan de participación ciudadana

Una copia de los planes, políticas y resoluciones mencionados anteriormente están disponibles en el Ayuntamiento de Kenedy, Texas. Los ciudadanos también pueden solicitar que se les envíen los procedimientos por teléfono llamando al secretario de la Ciudad al 830-583-2230.

ANUNCIO DE SERVICIO PÚBLICO DE VIVIENDA JUSTA         

Para promover prácticas de vivienda justa, la Ciudad de Kenedy alienta a los posibles propietarios de viviendas e inquilinos a que conozcan sus derechos conforme a la Ley Nacional de Vivienda Justa. El Título VIII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1968, según enmendada, prohíbe la discriminación contra cualquier persona por motivos de raza, color, religión, sexo, discapacidad, estado familiar u origen nacional en la venta o alquiler de unidades en el mercado de la vivienda. Para obtener más información sobre vivienda justa o para reportar una posible discriminación en la vivienda justa, llame a la Comisión de la Fuerza Laboral de Texas al (888) 452-4778 o (512) 463-2642 TTY: (512) 371-7473.

NO DISCRIMINACIÓN EN BASE AL ESTADO DE INCAPACIDAD

La Ciudad de Kenedy no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad en la admisión, el acceso o el empleo en su programa o actividades. Mr. William Linn, director de la Ciudad, ha sido designado para coordinar el cumplimiento de los requisitos de no discriminación contenidos en los reglamentos del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD) que implementan la Sección 504 (24 CFR Parte 8 de fecha 2 de junio de 1988).

PROCEDIMIENTO DE PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA Y AGRAVIOS AVISO

La Ciudad de Kenedy ha adoptado procedimientos de quejas y reclamos con respecto a su Programa de Subsidios Globales para el Desarrollo Comunitario de Texas (TxCDBG). Los ciudadanos pueden obtener una copia de estos procedimientos escritos en el Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad de Kenedy, ubicado en 303 W. Main St, Kenedy, TX  78119 durante el horario comercial regular. Los ciudadanos también pueden solicitar que se les envíen los procedimientos por correo llamando a la Oficina del director de la Ciudad al 830-583-2230. Estos procedimientos describen los pasos que debe seguir un ciudadano si desea presentar una queja o reclamo sobre las actividades de TxCDBG. Una persona que tenga una queja o reclamo sobre algún servicio o actividad relacionada con el proyecto TxCDBG, puede presentar dicho reclamo o reclamo, por escrito al alcalde del Ayuntamiento, 303 W. Main St, Kenedy, TX  78119 o puede llamar al 830-583-2230. La Ciudad de Kenedy hará todo lo posible para responder completamente a dichas quejas o reclamos dentro de los quince (15) días hábiles, cuando sea posible, después de recibir la queja o reclamo original.

SECCIÓN 3 POLÍTICA

La Ciudad de Kenedy ha adoptado una resolución para promover el cumplimiento de la Sección 3 Federal. A través de la adopción de esta resolución, la Ciudad se esfuerza por alcanzar los objetivos de cumplimiento con las regulaciones de la Sección 3 Federal al aumentar las oportunidades de empleo y al contratar a los residentes y negocios de la Sección 3 cuando sea posible.

 

 

Please click on this link to download the flyer: Public Service Announcement

Trash Pick Up – Thanksgiving Day 11/25/21

Trash Pickup
OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING DAY
In observance of Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25th, our offices, and drivers will enjoy this holiday with their families If your service day falls on 11/25 you will be serviced on Friday the 26th. If your service day falls on Friday the 26th, you will be serviced on Saturday the 27th. Please have your trash can out the night before or no later than 7:00am on the above designated days.

Toys for Tots

It is that time of year again for Toys for Tots in Karnes County! The City of Kenedy will assist in collecting and distributing the toys to the selected families. If you would like to donate toys or money you can drop them off at city hall or at JP 3 office in Karnes City at the Courthouse Annex. If you would like to nominate a family please get those names to us or the JP as soon as possible. The last day to submit names or donations for this year is Dec 10th, 2021.

 

 

Trash Pick Up – Veterans Day 11/11/21

We have received multiple messages about trash pick up scheduled for tomorrow with it being a holiday, we spoke to waste connections and they are scheduled to pick up trash. Please send us a message and let us know if they missed you. Thank you and enjoy your day!

Kenedy collection station hours

The Kenedy collection station hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 am – 11:30 – closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – open back up from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Saturdays we are open 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
The collection station is located at 301 Mourning Street, Kenedy TX 78119

October 08, 2021 Boil Water Notice Rescinded

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

10/08/2021

On October 06, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required The City of Kenedy public water system, TX1280002, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions that occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of October 08, 2021.

GENERAL AREA AFFECTED: 100 blocks of; Evans St., Hammack Ave., Lee St., and Woodhaven St.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at (830)583-2230 or (830)583-3217.

If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691

October 06, 2021 Water Boil Notice

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

 <10/06/2021>

Due to WATER MAIN REPAIR AND LOSS OF WATER PRESSURE, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the CITY OF KENEDY, PWS 1280002 public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure the destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescind the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice. Or you may check the City of Kenedy website or Facebook for updates.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

THE GENERAL AREA(s) AFFECTED: 100 blocks of; Evans St., Hammack Ave., Lee St., and Woodhaven St.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at (303 W. Main, (830)583-2230 or (830)583-3217.

The public water system customers and the executive director shall be able to reach the public water system at one of the numbers listed in this notice. If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691.

October 06, 2021 Boil Water Notice Rescinded

 

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

10/06/2021

On October 04, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required The City of Kenedy public water system, TX1280002, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of October 06, 2021.

AREA: City of Kenedy Pressure Plain C / Which is everything except Murphy’s on 181 to the Hospital and County rd. 345 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at (830)583-2230 or (830)583-3217.

If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512)239-4691

October 5, 2021 Water Outage Notice

The City of Kenedy is committed to delivering safe, potable water to our customers. At times, we must make improvements to our water distribution system. There is a possibility, at this time, that the construction could potentially affect the pressure in your area of the water distribution system. We will start working on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 to being repairing a water main.  For our crews to work on our water system safely and to complete the repairs in a timely manner, it may be necessary to interrupt your water service for approximately 7 hours or until we complete the project.  We regret the temporary inconvenience this may cause.

We are providing notice so that you may make any necessary provisions to minimize the discomfort associated with the temporary loss of water or pressure.  Please be advised when the water and pressure is restored, you will be under a BOIL WATER NOTICE.  We will rescind the BOIL WATER NOTICE after we receive the sample results, usually within 24 hours.

The general area(s) affected by this non-planned outage will include:

100 blocks of; Evans St., Hammack Ave, Lee St., Louise St., and Woodhaven St.

This work will be rescheduled in the event of any unforeseen issues that may come up. In the event the City of Kenedy must reschedule, our work will be performed on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 for the same time period.

Again, thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. You may contact us at the Public Works Department at (830) 583-3217 or at City Hall (830) 583-2230 if you have any questions or concerns.

August 25, 2021 Boil Water Notice Rescinded

On August 19, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required The City of Kenedy public water system, TX1280002, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of August 25th, 2021.

AREA: 100 block of Woodhaven

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at (830) 583-2230 or (830) 583-3217.

If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691

August 26, 2021 Manhole Replacement

The City of Kenedy will be replacing 6 manholes and repairing sewer lines in the Robinhood and Nottingham area, construction is underway and will continue over the next couple of weeks.

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at 303 W. Main, (830)583-2230 or (830) 583-3217

August 19, 2021 Boil Water Notice

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

08/19/2021

Due to WATER MAIN REPAIR AND LOSS OF WATER PRESSURE, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the CITY OF KENEDY, PWS 1280002 public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

AREA AFFECTED: 100 block of Woodhaven

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at 303 W. Main, (830)583-2230 or (830) 583-3217.

The public water system customers and the executive director shall be able to reach the public water system at one of the numbers listed in this notice. If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691.

August 12, 2021 Utility Billing Department Computers Temporarily Down

Utility Billing computer systems will be down temporarily on August 12, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 12 noon for maintenance. Please be advised Utility Billing Clerks will not be able to access your account or accept payments. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding with this matter.

Respectfully,

Ruby Beaven
City Secretary

August 06, 2021 Boil Water Notice Rescinded

On August 02, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required The City of Kenedy public water system, TX1280002, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of August 06th, 2021.

AREA: Bluebonnet Drive

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at (830) 583-2230 or (830) 583-3217.

If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691

August 02, 2021 Water Outage Notice

Dear Valued Customer:

The City of Kenedy is committed to delivering safe, potable water to our customers. At times we, must make improvements to our water distribution system, this is one of those times that the construction could possibility effect the pressure in your area of the water distribution system. We will start working on Monday August 02, 2021, we will be repairing a water main, for our crews to work on our water system safely and complete it in a timely manner, it may be necessary to interrupt your water service for approximately 6 hours or until we complete the project, we regret the temporary inconvenience. We are providing you and your neighbors with this notice so that you may make any necessary provisions to minimize the discomfort associated with the temporary loss of water or pressure.

When the water and pressure is restored, you will be under a BOIL WATER NOTICE

We will rescind the BOIL WATER NOTICE after we receive sample results, usually within 24 hours.

The area affected by this non-planned outage will include:

Bluebonnet Drive

This work will be rescheduled in the event of any unforeseen issues that may come up. In the event that The City of Kenedy must reschedule, our work will be performed on Tuesday August 3, 2021 for the same time period. Again, thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. You may contact us at the Public Works Department at (830) 583-3217 or at City Hall (830) 583-2230 if you have any questions or concerns.

The City of Kenedy

Public Works Director

Jerry Higgins

August 04, 2021 Boil Water Notice Rescinded

Boil Water Notice Rescinded 08/04/2021

On July 30, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required The City of Kenedy public water system, TX1280002, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of August 4th, 2021.

AREA: 400 block of Graham, Goliad & 1300 block of Mesquite

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at (830)583-2230 or (830)583-3217.

If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691.

July 30, 2021 Boil Water Notice

07/30/2021 Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

Due to WATER MAIN REPAIR AND LOSS OF WATER PRESSURE, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the CITY OF KENEDY, PWS 1280002 public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

AREA AFFECTED: 400 BLOCK GRAHAM & 400 HACKBERRY

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at (303 W. Main, (830)583-2230 or (830)583-3217.

The public water system customers and the executive director shall be able to reach the public water system at one of the numbers listed in this notice. If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691.

July 29, 2021 Water Outage Notice

Dear Valued Customer:

The City of Kenedy is committed to delivering safe, potable water to our customers. At times we, must make improvements to our water distribution system, this is one of those times that the construction could possibility effect the pressure in your area of the water distribution system. We will start working on Friday July 30, 2021, Starting at 9:00 Am. We will be replacing water main and installing valves, for our crews to work on our water system safely and complete it in a timely manner, it may be necessary to interrupt your water service for approximately 6 hours or until we complete the project, we regret the temporary inconvenience. We are providing you and your neighbors with this notice so that you may make any necessary provisions to minimize the discomfort associated with the temporary loss of water or pressure.

When the water and pressure is restored, you will be under a BOIL WATER NOTICE

We will rescind the BOIL WATER NOTICE after we receive sample results, usually within 24 hours.

The area affected by this planned outage will include:

400 Block of Graham Rd & 400 Block of Hackberry St.

This work will be rescheduled in the event of any unforeseen issues that may come up. In the event that The City of Kenedy must reschedule, our work will be performed on Monday August 2, 2021 for the same time period. Again, thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding. You may contact us at the Public Works Department at (830) 583-3217 or at City Hall (830) 583-2230 if you have any questions or concerns.

The City of Kenedy

Public Works Director

Jerry Higgins

July 24, 2021 Boil Water Notice Rescinded

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

On July 22, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required The City of Kenedy public water system, TX1280002, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of July 24, 2021.

AREA: 1000 & 1200 Block of St. Mary’s, Goliad

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at (830) 583-2230 or (830) 583-3217.

If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691.

Artwork painting of Texas bluebonnets

Happy 100th Birthday, Kenedy Chamber of Commerce!

The Kenedy Chamber of Commerce is a respected organization that has been helping local businesses prosper since 1921; and provides marketing, education, resources, and advocacy to local businesses; and is influential in promoting businesses, agriculture, and tourism.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Kenedy Chamber of Commerce. The City of Kenedy expresses its appreciation to the Kenedy Chamber of Commerce for providing 100 years of dedicated service to the Kenedy business community.

Disinformation re GLO Hazardous Mitigation Grant

My Fellow Kenedians and City of Kenedy Stakeholders:

I trust that God has blessed each of you in some way today.

It has been brought to my attention that there is some disinformation circulating on social media regarding the City of Kenedy and an alleged agreement with an organization referred to as SAWS regarding the recent GLO Hazardous Mitigation Grant the City has received.

The City of Kenedy is not and never has been in contact with SAWS during my tenure as City Manager and certainly no agreement has been discussed or entered into between the City and SAWS.  It is important to understand that the Grant we have been blessed with was bestowed to us by the Texas General Land Office and only the Texas General Land Office.  Many individuals worked on this project and expended their valuable time position Kenedy in the best possible position to be awarded the grant—which we were.

Again, the information regarding the City of Kenedy and SAWS circulating is FALSE and ABSOLUTELY BASELESS. 

Should any resident or stakeholder have any concerns or questions, please reach out to me at 830.583.2230 M-F 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wishing each of you a very blessed day!!

Respectfully,
City Manager Linn

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) would like to notify you of the Emergency Broadband Benefit, an FCC Program that helps families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new opportunity will connect eligible households to remote jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and much more.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households. They can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from selected providers only if they are able to contribute more than $10 and less than $50 to the purchase price.

Please note, the Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to only one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.   

Program Eligibility

A household gains eligibility if one member of the household fills one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline
  • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

    To apply, you can:

  1. Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.
  2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.
  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to

Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O Box 7081
London, KY 40742

Once a household obtains eligibility, they can contact their service provider of preference to select an Emergency Broadband Benefit plan.

For more information, please refer to the Emergency Broadband Benefit FAQ.

You can also find Congressman Gonzalez’s press release here.

Should you have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact the district office in McAllen at 1305 W Hackberry Ave. McAllen, TX 78501 or by phone at (956) 682-5545.

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

On MAY 6th, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required The City of Kenedy public water system, TX1280002, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of MAY 08th, 2021.

AREA: 1400 blk of ELM, 1300 blk of MESQUITE, 300-400 blk of HACKBERRY, 300-400 blk of COTTONWOOD, 100-400 blk of Graham RD. & Pine Street

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at (830) 583-2230 or (830) 583-3217.

If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691.

(RESCINDED MAY 8) Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

MAY 8 UPDATE: THE BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN RESCINDED.

 

Due to WATER MAIN REPAIR AND LOSS OF WATER PRESSURE, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the CITY OF KENEDY, PWS 1280002 public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

AREA AFFECTED: 1400 BLK OF ELM, 1300 BLK OF MESQUITE, 300-400 BLK OF HACKBERRY, 300-400 BLK OF COTTONWOOD, AND 100-400 BLK OF GRAHAM RD

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at (303 W. Main, (830)583-2230 or (830)583-3217.

The public water system customers and the executive director shall be able to reach the public water system at one of the numbers listed in this notice. If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691.

COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant

In response to the adverse economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Kenedy 4B Economic Development Corporation, with the support of the City of Kenedy City Council, has developed a Small Business Assistance Grant Program. This program will provide up to $6,500 to eligible small businesses that generate sales tax within Kenedy that have been signficantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Download Instructions & Application

COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant

(RESCINDED April 15) Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

APRIL 15 UPDATE: THE BOIL WATER NOTICE HAS BEEN RESCINDED.

 

Due to WATER MAIN REPAIR AND LOSS OF WATER PRESSURE, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the CITY OF KENEDY, PWS 1280002 public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc.). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

AREA AFFECTED: 500-700 DEWITT, 700-1100 MAYTAG, 800-900 graham rd., 100 BLK. OF LATIN AVE, 100 BLK OF ZENNETH ST., 100 BLK OF CROSELY ST. AND 300-800 KARNES ST.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Jerry Higgins at (303 W. Main, (830)583-2230 or (830)583-3217.

The public water system customers and the executive director shall be able to reach the public water system at one of the numbers listed in this notice. If a customer, individual, or employee wishes to contact the executive director, please call (512) 239-4691.