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Public Works / Water Department Phone Number
To all residents and Shavano Park Water Utility customers, please call 210.493.3478 to contact the Public Works Department or the Water Department until further notice.

The current number 210.492.2841 is not operational, if you call it you will only receive a slow busy signal. City staff are working to resolve this issue. The number became inoperable during the transfer of City phone services from one phone provider to another.
ArborDay2017

The City of Shavano Park Presents

Arbor Day & Earth Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017
900 Saddletree Court
Shavano Park, Texas  78231

SAVE THE DATE!!

Environmentally-focused vendors are invited  to participate in our Annual & Earth Day Event.  Applications will be accepted through April 10th.  Click here >> Application

There are two quarries near Shavano Park.  The Beckmann Quarry is located just north of 1604 to the West of NW Military Hwy (closest Shavano Park subdivision is Willow Wood).  The Vulcan Quarry is located west-southwest of Shavano Park (closest Shavano Park subdivision is Shavano Creek).  The City Staff monitors and communicates with each quarry.  The Beckmann Quarry is owned by Martin Marietta, who has formed a Shavano Park Concerned Citizens Committee.  Open the link for a listing of the Concerned Citizens Committee and for a brief update on quarry operations. Click read more for further details.

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The annual Brush/Bulky pick up is scheduled for January 30 – February 3. There is a ten (10) cubic yard limit per household, any amount exceeding this limit will not be picked up and will be reported to the City. For comparison - One (1) cubic yard is two (2) 95 gallon carts. Citizens are provided one (1) 95 gallon cart.

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RESIDENTIAL BRUSH PICK UP ONLY!!!!
Commercial Tree Trimmers are responsible for removing trimming and should NOT use this pick up for disposing of brush.

RESIDENTS MAY BEGIN TO PLACE BRUSH/BULKY ITEMS AT THE CURB, MONDAY, JANUARY 23

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Shavano Park ISO Rate Letter

The Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO) this past summer rated the City of Shavano Park Fire Department a classification of 2, effective November 1, 2016. 

This rating entitles the property owners within the City of Shavano Park to receive the maximum credit on their insurance premiums.

Several residents recently contacted the City for a copy of the ISO Letter. You can find the rate letter here to provide to your homeowner's insurance company. The City encourages all homeowners to investigate if they can recieve a credit on their insurance premiums!

Christmas Tree Collection
Curbside Christmas tree collection is scheduled for the week of January 9th – January 13th.

 Please have your Christmas trees out on the curb no later than 7 am on January 9th.

Christmas trees may be placed out at the full length; there is no need to cut them in half.

Please ensure the trees are stripped of any lights, ornaments and stands.
Hanukkah Ceremony on City Hall Grounds

Lighting of the Menorah (Hanukkah) on City Hall grounds will begin Saturday, Dec. 24th and end Sunday, January 1st.  All are invited each evening at 6:00 p.m.

If you are interested in lighting the Menorah on one of the eight nights, please contact David Marne at 210.724.5555 or david@marne.com.

CPS Energy Smart Meter Installation Coming January 2017

Recently, CPS Energy informed the City of Shavano Park that a 30-day letter would be mailed to residents on December 2nd, informing them of CPS Energy intention to begin installing new “Smart Meters” in January 2017.  A number of residents have expressed concerns over smart meters and the City Council has addressed the initiative at five City Council meetings and has hosted a number of town halls in an effort to inform citizens of the options concerning the smart meters.  There is an "Opt Out" option. If you did not attend a town hall or if you are still uncertain of the Smart Meters or the "Opt Out" option, please click on the link for additional information.

Link to Additional Information.

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New Police Chief Meet and Greet

161013 - Work photo Ray Lacy 1Due to an unexpected delay in mail delivery of the new Vehicle Identification Sticker Letter which also included an invitation to a Meet and Greet for our new Police Chief Ray Lacy, the Meet and Greet has been rescheduled.

On behalf of Mayor Werner and City Council, we would like to extend an invitation to you and your families to join us in welcoming Chief Lacy to the City of Shavano Park.

The event will now take place 6:00 - 6:20 p.m. on November 21st in the Council Chambers of City Hall.  

Public Hearings on Accessory and Portable Buildings
Since late 2015, the Planning & Zoning Commission has reviewed the City's ordinances regulating accessory and portable buildings. The Commission's draft regulations are near completion and for the final part of the City's work, we need your help!

Accessory and Portable buildings are 4-walled structures that are separate from your home. For example, your tool shed, a detached garage or a guest house are all considered either an accessory of portable building. These regulations will likely not impact you if you live in a Home Owner's Association (HOA), because HOAs generally restrict accessory and portable buildings.

For more information and to view the proposed ordinance please visit:
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SHAVANO PARK BRUSH PICK UP

The annual Brush/Bulky pick up is scheduled for October 3 - 7th. There is a ten (10) cubic yard limit per household, any amount exceeding this limit will not be picked up and will be reported to the City. For comparison - One (1) cubic yard is two (2) 95 gallon carts. Citizens are provided one (1) 95 gallon cart.


RESIDENTS MAY BEGIN TO PLACE BRUSH/BULKY PICK UP ITEMS AT THE CURB, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER
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Shavano Park Recognized as a Scenic City

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The City of Shavano Park is now a Recognized Scenic City by the Scenic City Certification program. This certification is a result of the City’s ongoing efforts to protect City property values, maintain and build excellent infrastructure, and enhance the City image all while maintaining a rural atmosphere.

The Scenic City Certification program is the first in the United States to incorporate a comprehensive set of model standards for design and development of public roadways and public spaces into one program. Cities apply to the program for a rigorous evaluation and scoring of existing municipal standards against the model. Those with the highest evaluation scores earn certification.

A reception to present the City with its Scenic City Certification will be held on October 6, 2016 in Austin, during the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference Week.

Learn more about the program at www.sceniccitycertification.org.

Volunteers to serve on City Boards, Commissions and Committees

Boards, Commissions, and Committees are an important component of Shavano Park city government. Members have an opportunity to make public policy, recommendations and interact with staff and City Council and to develop networks. Members of the Boards, Commissions, and Committees are appointed by the City Council. Any citizen interested in serving should request an application from the City Secretary, or may download an application 
Please drop off your application or send via email to the City Secretary at ztedford@shavanopark.org.

Applications are kept on file for one year. The application deadline is by September 1, 2016.

Board of Adjustment
Two (2) positions
Two (2) Alternates

Planning & Zoning Commission
Four (4) positions

Water Advisory Committee
Three (3) positions

Investment Committee
One (1) position

Tree Committee
Five (5) position

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The Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO) collects information on municipal fire protection efforts in communities and analyzes the data using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule. ISO will then assign a Public Protection Classification ranging from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 the worst. On June 10, 2016 the City of Shavano Park Fire Department received a classification of 2, effective November 1, 2016. The City received 80.07 out of 109.76 points possible in an audit conducted February 17, 2016.

This places the Shavano Park Fire Department in elite company among the nation's fire departments (click Read More for graphs).

This rating entitles the property owners within the City of Shavano Park to receive the maximum credit on their insurance premiums. Property owners should contact their insurance providers to inquire if their premiums will be impacted by the new classification rating.

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CPS Energy Smart Meters and Shavano Park
On May 26, 2016, the City of Shavano Park was informed by CPS Energy that their Smart Grid Initiative will be in Shavano Park starting the fall of 2016. The City knows residents may have concerns and we will work to address them. CPS Energy representatives will be at the June 27, 2016 City Council meeting to provide an update to City Council. The City will be providing further information about the CPS Energy smart meters throughout the summer and fall.
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In recognition of the City's active efforts to reduce wildfire risks, the Firewise Communities/USA program has designated Shavano Park as a Firewise Community! This recognition is the result of a joint effort by the Shavano Park Tree Committee and the Fire Department to raise awareness of wildfire prevention over the past year.

Since 2002, The Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. The City is joining the growing network of more than 1200 recognized Firewise communities from across the nation taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.

As apart of this program, on August 6th from 9am to noon the Fire Department will be hosting a Chipper Day for residents for brush and yard debris. Select Read More for more details.
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A Thanks: Arbor Day 2016 a wonderful sucess
The City wants to thank all residents, vendors and staff who made the 2016 Arbor Day / Earth Day celebration on Saturday May 23, 2016 a wonderful success. You can browse pictures from the event in our galleries here.
NW Military Highway Improvements Update
On April 25, 2016 the Transportation Policy Board of the AAMPO approved state and federal funding for improvements to NW Military. The project is slated to begin in 2020. Read all about the project here. This project adds a two-way continuous turn lane, bike lanes, and sidewalks to NW Military.

Election day is Saturday, May 7, 2016, select Read More for further details!

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