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City Council Meeting Agenda Regular Meeting: December 13, 2018 - 01:00 pm

Notice of a regular meeting - Meeting on the second floor of City Hall in Council Chambers at 200 W. Vulcan; Brenham TX. Download: Agenda | Full Packet

Pet Adoption Event Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Downtown Lighted Parade - Video December 12, 2018

2018 Lighted Parade held on Saturday, December 1st, in Downtown Brenham. Full coverage of the parade can be found at KWHI.

We wish to thank all of our wonderful entries for their beautiful and unique designs! The City of Brenham hopes all of the community enjoyed this year’s Christmas Stroll & Lighted Parade! Merry Christmas and have a safe and joyful holiday season! More details about the Annual Lighted Parade


Watch Your Car - This Holiday Season November 21, 2018

Auto Burglary and Theft Prevention Authority - Watch Your Car - Santa driving with gifts in a car - Holiday Alert
Protect your vehicle and what's inside while holiday shopping

Five keys to protecting your vehicle while shopping

  1. Hide your valuables from plain site.
    This holiday season is already looking like it could be a cold one, so it may be wise to pack a blanket, which can
    also provide a great cover for gifts when you aren't able to get home quickly with your purchases. Another tip
    that's often overlooked: keep your cell phone cords and other device accessories out of sight. Burglars are
    willing to break a window or try a door when they see a cord because there's a chance that a device will be in
    the vehicle.
  2. Park in well-lighted areas or attended lots.
    Car thieves and burglars use the cover of night to avoid witnesses and detection. The same goes for unattended
    parking lots. If you have to do your shopping after the sun goes down, be sure to park in a well-lighted area. Be
    aware of your surroundings. If you're alone and it's late, consider asking the store security to accompany you to
    your parked vehicle.
  3. Don't leave sensitive documents in your car.
    A car burglar may take your sensitive information to commit identity fraud. Instead of keeping this in the glove
    compartment of your vehicle, keep it in your wallet or purse.
  4. Never leave your car running while unattended, even if you'll only be gone for a minute.
    Vehicles are commonly stolen at convenience stores, gas stations, ATMs, etc. Many vehicles are also stolen on
    cold mornings when they are left unattended to warm up. Leaving your key in an unattended motor vehicle is a
    crime in Texas.
  5. Lock your vehicle.
    While it's the most obvious bit of advice, reports from specialized auto theft investigators indicate that far too
    many motorists forget to lock their vehicles. In some areas, investigators report that around half of burglaries
    and thefts are directly attributed to unlocked vehicles.


Brenham Awarded $23,500 LCRA Grant November 20, 2018

The City of Brenham is grateful to receive a grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for $23,500. This will go towards the purchase of removable bollards in downtown Brenham. The new bollard system will help our police department protect the many citizens and visitors who gather downtown for the more than 15 events a year.
Full LCRA press release - https://goo.gl/QVWLna

Photo of LCRA grant award being presented to the City of Brenham Police Department - Photo curtosy LCRA

City of Brenham is looking for a few good volunteers! November 05, 2018

The City of Brenham is looking for a few good volunteers!

Annual Recruitment for City Boards, Committees, and Commissions Now Underway

The City of Brenham is seeking motivated volunteers who reflect the diverse backgrounds and interests of the community to serve on a number of City advisory boards, commissions, and committees. Community members who serve on Brenham's boards and committees provide an invaluable service by assisting the City Council and City Staff with developing recommendations on important policy matters. Participation on a City advisory body is an excellent way to get involved in the community and your local government. It is an interesting and challenging experience that can truly make a difference.

If you are interested in serving on one of the City's 10 advisory boards, please visit the boards page to learn more about each board as well as the application and appointment process! You can also contact Deputy City Secretary Karen Stack at 979-337-7564 or kstack@cityofbrenham.org for information.


Sign Code Public Input Meeting Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:30 pm

The City of Brenham is hosting a Public Input Meeting to collect citizen, business and property owner input concerning signage in Brenham. The current sign ordinance was originally adopted in 1981 and in recent years City Staff and Council have periodically discussed the need to modernize the sign ordinance.

People meeting in council chambers

The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 15, at 5:30pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall (200 W. Vulcan St.). The Municipal Court entrance will be open.

The sign code discussion was recently discussed at the City of Brenham City Council meeting on September 20, 2018. Council directed staff to collect input and provide a draft sign ordinance. Click to view the staff presentation (pgs. 30-45) and/or the meeting minutes.

The meeting will be led by Development Services staff Lori Sanguedolce and Stephanie Doland. They are hoping to hear from business owners and citizens alike on what signage types are preferred versus discouraged. The current sign ordinance allows less than ten (10) types of signs and past citizen inquires have indicated a desire for additional types of signage to be permitted in the City of Brenham.

The meeting will begin with a brief presentation about the current status of the project, recent signage-related rulings, and future sign code-related meeting dates. Meeting attendees will then have the opportunity to provide feedback to staff in person, as well as through interactive boards and activities.

We hope you can join us for the discussion and welcome all respectful thoughts and comments. For more detailed information, please contact Stephanie Doland at 979.337.7269 or sdoland@cityofbrenham.org. Those interested in providing feedback who cannot attend the meeting may also contact Stephanie to offer comments concerning signage in Brenham.

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FM 50 Rehabilitation Project Spring 2019

The Bryan District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is developing plans to improve FM 50. The project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2019 and would require a detour onto FM 2621 & FM 390 while the bridge at Little Rocky Creek is replaced.

More details can be found by searching the project id: 045703028 on TxDOT Project Tracker

Notice of Adopted FY2018-19 Tax Rate September 21, 2018

Notice of Adopted FY2018-19 Tax Rate

Pursuant to Section 26.05(b) of the Texas Property Tax Code, cities are required to post the following statement on the home page of any internet website that is operated by the city:

CITY OF BRENHAM ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.

For additional information about the City of Brenham’s FY2018-2019 budget, download it here.

Stay Notified - Sign up for Emergency Alerts August 24, 2018

Signup for emergency notifications

In the event of an emergency, the City of Brenham and Washington County utilize an alert system to help keep citizens informed. We use our utility customer database to update our notification system. If you are a utility customer, please make sure your contact information is up to date with utility customer service.

You can also customize your contact information (add TTY devices, phone numbers, email addresses, etc.) by registering online.

 

 

Report It - Now Mobile 311 August 8, 2018

Our online reporting system is now called Mobile 311. This allows you to report pot holes, street light outages, and other non-emergency problems. The new system does require you to make an account so you can track the progress of your request. To register and submit a request, visit brenham.mobile311.com to get started.

Notice of 2018 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate Notice: August 03, 2018

The proposed tax rate of 0.5170 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption. View the full form here or on the finance page.

 

Stop the Bite July 25, 2018

stop the bite - for full details visit https://cityofbrenham.org/mosquitocontrol

Police and Pooches July 20, 2018

Restaurant Report Cards for July/August now online July 11, 2018

Our restaurant report cards for July/August is now on the Health and Code enforcement page.

This report shows inspections in date order with the latest being on the bottom.

Court and Utility Billing Kiosk now available June 05, 2018

Need to make a court or utility payment after hours? Our new kiosk allows you to make payments via: Check, Cash, and Credit/Debit Card.

Here is a short introduction in how to use it:

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) 2017 now available March 23, 2018

The City's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is now available. This report shows the financial results at the end of the budget year for budget year 2016-2017.

2018 State of the City Wednesday, March 7, 2018

At today's State of the Community luncheon put together by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, James Fisher - City Manager presented for the City of Brenham.

City Manager - James Fisher

Mr. Fisher covered topics from budget and resource distribution, community employers, public utilities, city projects and improvements and opportunities for the future.

Download the presentation slides here

Provide Website Feedback Take A Survey!

Website Survey - for the City of Brenham: Take the website survey and help us improve the City's website.

Pets Ready to Adopt Adopt Today!

Brenham Pets Ready for Adoption:

Visit us at the Brenham Pet Adoption Center to view all pets ready for adoption: 1804 Longwood, Brenham, TX 77833.

Visit us at the Brenham Pet Adoption Center to view all pets ready for adoption:

1804 Longwood
Brenham, TX 77833

 

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