Dear City of Nixon Residents.
Per Republic Trash Service residential customers that normally have their trash picked up on Fridays will have this weeks garbage picked up on Saturday, 2/20/21. (depending on the weather) Thank you for your patience.
Harold Rice, Nixon City Manager
February 12th, 2021 was the final day for Nixon citizens to file an application to pursue a seat on the Nixon City Council. Interested parties could have filed to compete for one of three seats. Incumbents up for re-election were Mr. Rene Amaya, Ms. Mary Ann Fatheree and Mr. Justin La Fleur. There were not any applications filed therefore the incumbents’ will keep their current place on the Nixon City Council for the next two years. An Election for City Council will NOT be held by the City of Nixon on May 1st, 2021.
Our current Nixon City Council Members are:
Mayor Dorothy Riojas May 2022
Mayor Pro Tem, Justin La Fleur May 2023
Rene Amaya May 2023
Mary Ann Fatheree May 2023
Maggie Gaytan May 2022
Mark Soto May 2022
Congratulations to each and every Council Member. We appreciate your time, hard work and dedication for the good of our city and citizens. Thank you , we look forward to all of the exciting events, decisions and wonderful changes made through your continued leadership.
WHEREAS, on February 12, 2021, the Governor of the State of Texas issued a Proclamation declaring an Emergency due to the imminent threat of widespread and severe property damage, injury, and loss of life due to prolonged freezing temperatures, heavy snow and freezing rain; and
WHEREAS, on February 14, 2021, the President of the United States issued a Declaration of Emergency for all 254 Texas Counties; and
WHEREAS, extremely cold temperatures and record snow and ice accumulation on the streets in the City of Nixon have created dangerous conditions making travel difficult, closing most businesses and creating hazardous conditions for the City ‘s citizens; and
WHEREAS, the extreme cold temperatures are forecasted to continue through Thursday, February 18, 2021; and
WHEREAS, the extremely cold temperatures exist statewide and have stressed the ability of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to provide sufficient power to the State’s electricity grid causing requests urging citizens to conserve power in order to limit rolling blackouts; and
WHEREAS , due to the COVID-19 Pandemic on March 16, 2020, the Governor, at the request of the Texas Attorney General, suspended several provisions of the Texas Open Meetings laws to allow governmental entities to meet virtually in order to conduct business; and
WHEREAS, the Governor has periodically extended the open meeting exemptions, along with other COVID-19 emergency directives, with the last extension occurring on February 4, 2021 continuing through March 2021.
SECTION 1. That the findings and recitations set out in the preamble to this Declaration are found to be true and correct.
SECTION 2. That a state or disaster exists for the City of Nixon.
SECTION 3. That this declaration of local disaster take effect immediately and remain in effect for the next seven (7) days, unless terminated earlier.
SECTION 4. That pursuant to §418.015 of the Texas Government Code and its amendments, this declaration of a local state of disaster activates the City Emergency Management Plan; and
SECTION 5. That virtual and/or public meetings of the Nixon City Council, as may be planned for the next seven (7) days, shall be postponed to a future date after the expiration of this Emergency Declaration.
SECTION 6. That this declaration of a local state of disaster shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary.
SO DECLARED AND ORDERED this the 16th day of February 2021.
NOTICE OF MEETING
NIXON CITY COUNCIL
REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING
Monday, February 8th, 2021
The Nixon City Council will convene in a Regular Meeting on Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. at the Aphne Pattillo Public Library, 401 N Nixon Avenue, Nixon, Texas 78140. The Order of Business will be:
Call to order
Invocation and Pledges
Citizens to be Heard – Citizens to be Heard – This time is provided for citizens to address the Council on issues and concerns. No action can or will be taken on issues raised under this portion of the meeting. Please limit your marks to a period not to exceed three (3) minutes. We ask that you approach the council and state your name and address for the record). Pursuant to House Bill 2840 (codified in Texas Government Code Section 551.007), all attending citizens who wish to comment on specific agenda items, during a scheduled meeting, must sign up to do so PRIOR to the start of the meeting and indicate which agenda item the citizen wishes to comment on. Said public comment on agenda items shall occur once the agenda item is reached during the meeting, but prior to City Council deliberating the matter. A time limit of three (3) minutes shall be observed by all commenting citizens.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Nixon City Council may convene into executive (closed) session in accordance with the Texas Government Code when necessary and legally justified. Any item on this agenda may be discussed in executive session if authorized by Texas Law regardless of whether it is listed under “Executive Session” of this agenda, and regardless of any past or current practice of the City Council. Executive Sessions herein are closed meetings, and may include the consideration of any item otherwise listed on the agenda plus any subject matter specified in the executive session notice, and may include items under the Texas Government Code as follows: Section 551.071 (Consultation with Attorney regarding contemplated or pending litigation, a settlement officer or administrative hearing); Section 551.072 (Deliberations regarding Real Property); Section 551.073 (Deliberations about Gifts & Donations); Section 551.074 (Personnel Matters); Section 551.076 (Deliberation about Security Devices); Section 551.086 (Deliberations regarding Municipally Owned Utility); and Section 551.087 (Deliberations regarding Economic Development Negotiation).”
This Notice of Meeting was posted for public viewing in City Hall in Nixon, Texas, a place convenient and readily accessible to the general public at all times and was posted on Friday, February 5th, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., and remained posted for 72 hours preceding the scheduled time of the meeting.
Deborah M. Bustamente
The Nixon Landfill will be closed until January 8th, 2021. Please see the Garbage and Recycling schedule posted on the website. Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!
Due to the rapid onset of COVID-19 City Hall and all related offices are closed until further notice. Utility payments are due as normal. Please place the payment in the office drop box. Customers that pay over the telephone or with a credit card will need to make other arrangements for payment ie via money order or check. Office personnel will not be available normal business hours. The drop box is being checked daily.