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Notice of Public Hearing or Proposed FY2016-17 Budget Hearing: September 12, 2016 - 8:00am

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed FY2016-17 Budget

A Public Hearing will be conducted to consider the FY2016-17 Proposed Budget for the City of Brenham. The Public Hearing will be held during a special City Council meeting on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. at City Hall, located at 200 W. Vulcan St.

The FY2016-17 proposed budget for the City of Brenham will raise more revenue from total property taxes than last year's budget by an amount of $469,887, which is an 8.50 percent increase from last year's budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $55,752.

The proposed budget is now available on the finance page or download it now.

2016 Proposed Tax Rates Notice: August 08, 2016

2016 Proposed Tax Rates

First Hearing: August 18, 1:00pm at City Hall

Second Hearing: September 1, 1:00pm at City Hall

Proposed FY 2016-2017 Budget Notice: August 04, 2016

The proposed budget is now available on the finance page or download it now.

Annual Water System Maintenance Notice: August 02, 2016

City to Begin Annual Water System Maintenance

The City of Brenham’s Water Treatment Plant will be temporarily changing our disinfection process for the month of August, 2016. This program, commonly referred to as a chlorine "burnout," has immediate as well as ongoing treatment benefits in maintaining water quality. The treatment consists of changing the feed of chloramines (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) to injecting free chlorine (chlorine only). During this process, customers may experience fluctuations in water pressure and/or possible odor, unusual taste or color issues with the water. "There are no health risks and the water will be safe to drink," said Matthew Monfreda, Water Treatment Plant Manager. During this process, water mains will be heavily flushed to remove these issues as quickly as possible.

"Systems that use chloramines must perform a system burnout from time to time and the TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) considers this a normal system maintenance procedure," said Monfreda.

If you have any questions regarding this treatment process, please contact the City of Brenham’s Water Treatment Plant Manager at 979-530-6170. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause our customers.

Washington County Has a New Non-Emergency Number June 26, 2016

New Non-Emergency Number for Washington County, Texas- 979-277-7373

Washington County 911 has a new non-emergency telephone number as the transition from a city department to a county one is completed. In October of 2014, the Communications Department began transitioning to a county-operated facility; during that time, the non-emergency number remained listed with the city of Brenham.

"Changing the non-emergency number is really one of the last items that needs to be completed in this transition. The current non-emergency number is 979-337-7272. We are changing that number to 979-277-7373. We do want to make sure our residents remember that if they have an emergency, they need to call 911. The non-emergency number of 979-277-7373 is just that – for non-emergencies.," said Kristy Taylor, Operations Manager of the Communications Department.

Taylor said the current non-emergency number will continue to automatically roll over to Communications for 60 days. Calls that come in during the 61-120 day period will be directed to "push 1" to be connected to Communications. Calls that come in from 121-180 days will be given the correct phone number, and then the call will disconnect, requiring callers to dial the correct number.

"We are basically giving a six-month window for our residents to become accustom to the new phone number. We’d also like to take this opportunity to ask all of our residents to register with us if they have a medical or special need. It’s important for us to have this type of information in the event of a disaster. It allows us to check on those individuals as quickly as we can to ensure they are okay," she said.

Taylor reiterated that anyone with an emergency needs to call 911.

Avoid Driving While Distracted March 02, 2016

Recently, a crash map was created to inform Texas residents on the number of serious accidents per county and the reason behind the crashes. We think it is very informative and would like to share it with our citizens. Learn more.

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Pet of the Month June 13, 2016

Adopt me today!

Adopt Trapper - Here comes Trapper! Trapper is ready for adoption and ready to call your place home.

Pets are available for adoption at:

Brenham Animal Shelter
2007 Old Chappell Hill Road

Read more about Animal Control/Shelter and pets ready for adoption.


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