Declaration of City of Junction State of Disaster - June 18, 2021

Declaration Document


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Junction, Texas will convene at its regular meeting place in the City Hall in Junction, Texas, at 5:30 o’clock P.M., Junction, Texas time on May 24, 2021, and, during such meeting, the City Council will consider the passage of an ordinance or ordinances and take such other actions as may be deemed necessary to authorize the issuance of one or more series of certificates of obligation in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $2,513,000 for the purpose or purposes of paying contractual obligations of the City to be incurred for making permanent public improvements and for other public purposes, to-wit: (1) constructing, improving, and renovating flood control and storm drainage facilities within the City, including any related street improvements (including utilities repair, replacement and relocation), curbs, gutters, and sidewalk improvements; (2) the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment, machinery, landscaping, land, and rights-of-way for authorized needs and purposes relating to the aforementioned capital improvements; and (3) payment for professional services relating to the design, construction, project management, and financing of the aforementioned projects. The certificates of obligation (the Certificates) will be payable from the levy of an annual ad valorem tax, within the limitations prescribed by law, upon all taxable property within the City and from a lien on and pledge of certain revenues derived by the City from the operation of the City’s combined utility system. In accordance with Section 271.049, as amended, Texas Local Government Code, (i) the current principal amount of all of the City’s outstanding public securities secured by and payable from ad valorem taxes is $3,375,000.00; (ii) the current combined principal and interest required to pay all of the City’s outstanding public securities secured by and payable from ad valorem taxes on time and in full is $4,071,387.50; (iii) the estimated combined principal and interest required to pay the Certificates to be authorized on time and in full is $2,513,000.00; (iv) the maximum interest rate for the Certificates may not exceed the maximum legal interest rate; and (v) the maximum maturity date of the Certificates to be authorized is September 1, 2052. The Certificates are to be issued, and this notice is given, under and pursuant to the provisions of the Certificate of Obligation Act of 1971, as amended, Texas Local Government Code Section 271.041 through Section 271.064, and Chapter 1502, as amended, Texas Government Code.

Signed, Garvene Adams, City Secretary, City of Junction, Texas

Important Storm Update

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from Mayor Russell Hammonds
Due to the large amount of tree limbs and brush from the ice storm, the City Landfill will accept brush from city residents free of charge during regular hours of 9 am to 1 pm this Saturday, February 27 (weather permitting). This is brush only.
The regularly scheduled free dump day for residents is Saturday, March 6 with Spring cleanup April 8-11.

Boil Water Rescind Notice

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Our system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, and has provided TCEQ with testing results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of February 23, 2021. See our official notice here.

Important Status Update

Friday, February 19, 2021 update from Mayor Russell Hammonds
Water usage was in excess of 1,000,000 gallons of water again. Water conservation is still a must. Residents should delay toilet flushing, laundry, showers and baths as much as possible until this weather event is over. You might experience low pressure when water is being transferred from the central tank to another tank.
Residents are beginning to experience leaks as their lines begin to thaw. If you are unable to perform your own cut off please contact the City Office or the Kimble Sheriff’s dispatch after hours and an employee will come cut your water off at the meter.
There have been no major leaks detected at this time but if you notice one, please contact us as soon as possible.
Updates will be given as they occur and thank you all for your patience and any assistance given.

A special thank you to our City employees for their tireless effort to keep our City running:

Garvene Adams, Public Administration
Gary Bundick, Public Works Director
David Teel & Robert Sutton, Water Plant Operators
Rogelio Ibarro, Water Maintenance Supervisor
Kolby St Clair, Water Dept.
Roy Silva, Torri Ehrlich, Raymond Ramos, & Kyle Konz, Street and Water Dept.
Carlos Vasquez, Landfill and Street
Hoyt Moss, Parks
Nicole Grubbs and Brittany Jandasek, Animal Control
Carla Mogford, Lynese Gentry, Lee Simmons, & Audrey Sellers – City Office Staff
Rudy Supak – Chief of Police
Rupert Pena, III, Bobby Buscha, Ruperto Pena, Todd Ward, Rich Elliott, Ruben Saucedo, Police Officers
We salute each of you as you provide many of the essential services that this community needs.

Water Supply Status Update

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Over a million gallons of water was placed in the City’s storage tanks yesterday. This is more than is customarily used during the summer high usage time frame. Usage and/or leaks are keeping the actual amount of water in the tanks very low.

Employees have tried pinpointing which area the leaks might be in but have not had any success at this point. Employees are out trying to locate leaks. Once again if you see anything that concerns you please notify the City Office.

At this time all areas should have water. Please practice water conservation. City employees are working diligently to keep water in all tanks for all areas of town.

Updates will be given as they occur and thank you all for your patience and any assistance given.

Mayor Hammonds

Conservation Announcement

Due to the ongoing weather conditions, leaks and possible electrical outages, the City is requesting water conservation practices through this severe time. Please avoid excessive water use. City employees are working diligently to maintain our water supply.

The UGRA Lab in Kerrville will not accept water samples until Monday, February 22, due to the electrical outages in Kerrville which effect the equipment used for testing. Therefore the Boil Water Notice remains in effect until results come back from the lab.

Thank you all for everything you have done to assist in this time. Additional updates will be given when available:

Mayor Hammonds

Public Notice - Boil Water Notification

Effective February 15, 2021
Due to pressure drop in the water lines, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our Public Water System to notify customers to boil their water prior to consumption. See the official notice here

Water Supply interrupted due to line break

February 15, 2021 5:30pm CST
The city is wrapping up repairs on the water main. Water pressure should return to normal in a few hours. Thank you to the crew and for working through the worst conditions.

February 15, 2021 1:30pm CST
The City Crews are working on a break in the water main at N 4th and Main. You may experience water outage or lower water pressure. The crews are working as quickly as possible in these conditions.

Land of Living Waters

Junction is a rural ranching community nestled deep within a fertile Texas Hill Country river valley. The City derives its name from its location at the convergence of the North and South Llano rivers. Though named for its rivers, Junction could very well have been named for the many roads that meet here. The most prominent junction of roads is the intersection of Interstate Highway 10 and US Highways 83, 290 and 377 which come together just west of where the rivers join. Numerous other Rural Routes, Farm To Market and County Roads meet here as well.

Junction derives its official nick name " The Land of Living Waters " from the fact that there is more flowing water in Junction and Kimble County than any other county in the state.

The second most abundant natural resource in Junction is friendly people. Come to Junction for a visit or for a lifetime. Either way, you are sure to meet some of the friendliest folks you've ever known.


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