Sunday, June 13, 2021

Cancelations and Updates for Thursday, February 18

Here is the last information on City of Southlake program and meeting cancelations: 

 

City 

  • All City facilities will be closed on Thursday, February 18. Residents are encouraged to utilize City e-services or contact the City by phone or form. 
  • Republic Services has suspended its services for Thursday, February 18. They will assess again on Thursday to determine when it is safe to resume service. 
  • Due to weather issues causing a disruption in electric power and internet services, the virtual February 18 Planning & Zoning Commission, Sign Board and Capital Improvements Advisory Committee meetings have been postponed to Thursday, February 25.  Due to weather conditions expected to improve next week these meetings will be held in-person at Town Hall in the City Council Chambers – 1400 Main Street. The Capital Improvements Advisory Committee meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. and the Planning and Zoning Commission/Sign Board work sessions will begin at 6 p.m. or immediately following the conclusion the Capital Improvements Advisory Committee meeting.  The regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Sign Board meeting following the conclusion of the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. 
  • The City’s Building Inspection Division will not be scheduling or conducting any on-site inspections on Thursday, February 18. Virtual inspections for water heater replacement and HVAC will still be available. For updates on building inspection statuses, please visit the Building Inspections webpage or Customer Self-Service webpage. For questions, please call 817-748-8236 or 817-748-8237 during regular business hours. The department will be continuously monitoring weather conditions to determine when on-site building inspections can resume. 
  • AARP Tax Aide canceled for Thursday, February 18. The Library is working to provide alternate dates. 

 

Parks and Recreation Programs 

  • All parks and recreation programs have been canceled for the rest of the week. 
  • The Tennis Center will be closed for the rest of the week. 
  • Bob Jones Nature Center Forest Pre-School canceled for the rest of the week. 

 

Southlake Water System Update 

The water supply from Fort Worth has been constant but at a very slow rate. We expect this rate to increase as Fort Worth’s distribution system gets pressurized. Unfortunately, we do not have a specific time when their system will get pressurized and when the water rate increase will occur.  

We have established an emergency interconnection with Grapevine to help fill our tanks. We understand you want a definitive timeline, and we want to give you one. But we are unable to do so without a sustained flow of adequate water into our system. 

 

Electric Outage 

Tri-County Electric issued an update regarding the outage on their Facebook pageTri-County Electric has requested members who are experiencing an outage of more than three hours to report it online at oms.tcectexas.comthrough the member app TCEC Connect or by calling 817-444-3201. Tri-County prefers notification through the website or app because it is faster. 

Oncor has stated that they have continued to be directed to drop the power load to the grid through maintained, controlled outages. Oncor states they were able to restore some of the previously dropped power load and increased their capability to rotate some outages throughout the territory. However, even with this increased capability, they still have many customers who continue to experience extended outages.  

 

Please visit our winter weather page on www.ProtectSouthlake.comthe City of Southlake Facebook Page, and the Southlake DPS Facebook page for the latest information. 

Updated: Temporary Changes to Yard Waste and Brush Disposal Services due to COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 situation, Republic Services implemented temporary changes, effective March 19, 2020, to solid waste services. Republic Services is in the process of adjusting their workforce and truck availability which will allow them to resume collection of brush and bulky materials, although on a scaled back schedule. Beginning April 8, 2020, Republic Services will begin collecting brush and yard waste on Wednesdays only until further notice.

Curbside Brush and Yard Waste Collection

During this temporary period, brush and yard waste will only be collected on Wednesdays and NOT on any residents’ regular collection days. This includes all yard waste — bagged or loose. Republic Services is asking all residents to place yard waste out only on Wednesdays and to clearly separate yard waste from regular household trash.

“Currently Republic is reporting that residential trash volumes are up by 40 percent,” said Lauren LaNeave, Assistant to the City Manager. “We understand the inconvenience this causes and would like to thank our residents for their patience and understanding while the crews work diligently to collect the additional curbside trash generated with so many families practicing social distancing at home.”

Republic can ensure the collection of normal household waste that poses a health risk to residents by temporarily removing bulk, brush and yard waste from the waste stream on regular collection days.

Residents are also asked to be mindful of the amount of material that is being placed at the curb during this time. When possible, consider mowing grass clippings back into the yard for beneficial nitrogen, conduct only essential landscaping and maintenance or composting organic material.

During this modified collection schedule, existing brush and yard waste parameters are still in effect. Residents are asked to continue to bundle brush and tree trimmings in lengths of no more than four feet and no more than fifty pounds. Residents are asked to place no more than two cubic yards out per Wednesday for collection while Republic works to collect the large volume that has built up during this time.

Bagging Household Trash

As a reminder, all regular household trash must be secured in plastic bags (not in boxes or other unsecured receptacles) before being placed in trash cans for collection, due to the potential risk to waste collection crews. Please make sure the bags are secured tightly to prevent the scattering of waste and that no materials are loose in trash cans.

Ensuring that material is secured tightly in plastic bags will reduce potential exposure to the collection crews. This does not apply to recycling. Please continue to place your recycle materials loosely in your recycling carts.

Trash and recycling remains on a regular collection schedule at this time. The City of Southlake is working closely with Republic Services to monitor collection volumes, routes and the health and safety of the collection crews daily and will communicate any further changes.

For any questions regarding trash and recycling, please visit: CityofSouthlake.com/TrashandRecycling or contact us here.