Italy Clean Up Day — August 13, 2016

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The City of Italy is doing a second clean up day on August 13, 2016 at Upchurch Ball Fields (200 Dilworth, Italy). It will start at 7am and continue until the dumpster is full. This is only for city residents with a current city water bill with a photo ID to match the bill. Only one truck load will be accepted.

Italy Clean Up Day — July 23

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The City of Italy is doing a clean up day on July 23rd at 1100 Hwy 667. It will start at 7am and continue until the dumpster is full. This is only for city residents with a current city water bill with a photo ID to match the bill. Only one truck load will be accepted.

Continuous thefts in Italy

Please lock all doors and bring valuables inside. If any of you see anyone suspicious in your neighborhood please call 972-937-6060 and have an Officer dispatched to your location.

Italy City Hall relocating due to repairs, water bill payment details enclosed

Image: Italy City Hall will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day and it will also be closed on Friday, November 13. Temporarily Relocating: Italy City Hall be temporarily relocating down the street to the community center on Saturday, November 14, while Italy City Hall undergoes repairs. Water Bill payment details are listed within this article.

Italy City Hall will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day and it will also be closed on Friday, November 13. Temporarily Relocating: Italy City Hall be temporarily relocating down the street to the community center on Saturday, November 14, while Italy City Hall undergoes repairs. Water Bill payment details are listed within this article.

City of Italy Notice: Advertisement and Invitation for Bids

The City of Italy will receive bids for Lot 1, 2, and 3 Block 11, Original Town of Italy, also known as 101 E. Main Street, Italy, Ellis County, Texas, until 5:00 pm on August 14, 2015 at City Hall, 101 W. Main, Italy, Texas, 76651. The bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 6:00 pm on August 24, 2015, in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, located at 105 Main Street, Italy, Texas.

Low Cost Dog and Cat Vaccination Clinic

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Does Your Dog or Cat Need Vaccinations? There will be a low cost Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Italy Water Department Building.

City of Italy honors Altha McNeely

Image: The City of Italy honored local resident, Altha McNeely, on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the annual Christmas parade and festival. Mrs. McNeely was chosen as this year’s Grand Marshall for the Christmas parade and Mayor James Hobbs presented her with a Key to the City and proclaimed December 6, 2014 Altha McNeely Day. She was also the named Citizen of the Month.

The City of Italy honored local resident, Altha McNeely, on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the annual Christmas parade and festival. Altha moved to Italy when she was in the 4th grade. She is a long time member of First Baptist Church.

Notification upon Changing from Free Chlorine to Chloramines

On February 24 ,2014 March 12, 2014 the City of Italy’s Works Water System will be changing the disinfectant that use from chlorine to chloramines. This change is intended to benefit our customers by reducing the levels of disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in the system, while still providing protection from waterborne disease.

Dean Carrell, Italy public works director, stole $20K from Sonora, Texas in 2009

Image: Mug shot from arrest 12/2010

Dean Carrell, Italy’s public works director, was convicted of felony theft while serving as City Manager of Sonora, Texas. Records obtained by the Italy Neotribune reveal that Carrell pled guilty on December 13, 2011 to a second degree felony of theft as a public servant. Carrell’s plea agreement was a ten year suspended sentence, eight years probation, $1000 fine, 240 hours community service, $249 court costs, and $20,000 in restitution.

Reception planned for Mayor Frank Jackson

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Residents of Italy, Texas are cordially invited to attend a public reception for Mayor Frank Jackson for 14 years of dedicated service to the City of Italy on May 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm, at the Italy Boze Community Center. You are invited to share in the serving of refreshments, and to extend your appreciation to Mayor Jackson as well as wish him well in the future.

Italy Water – Where We Started, Where We Are Now

Image: Workers use a crane to help construct the new concrete water tank just down from a previously constructed steel water tank near downtown Italy. The new concrete tank will keep the water cooler than the metal tank and requires less internal maintenance to blast and clean every couple of years.

Dean Carrell, director of public works for the City of Italy is really proud of the progress being made concerning our water. The State of Texas told us we needed better water production, more water storage and better treatments for our water and the public works team did not waste any time going to work on it.

Citizen of the Month for March

Image: Joe Tovar is honored to be selected as Citizen of the Month.

The ‘Citizen of the Month’ for March has lived here his whole life! He loves Italy, loves the people and is right at home in his rocking chair on his front porch waving at all who passes! Yes, I am talking about Joe Tovar.

Public meeting noticed posted

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The City of Italy has posted a notice for a public meeting to be held Monday, April 8, 2013. The purpose of the meeting will be to consider and review the Curfew Ordinance’s effects on the community and on the problems the Curfew Ordinance was intended to remedy. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, located at 105 W. Main Street, Italy. Meeting time is slated for 6:00pm.

‘Man of the Hour’, Don Chambers

Image: Don Chambers is the Citizen of the Month for February.

Citizen of the Month for February is no other than Don Chambers. Not only has he lived in Italy since he was a freshman in high school but he has also served our community with his fire fighting skills since 1973. Is it any wonder he is the ‘Man of the Hour"’ this month?

5th annual Italy Christmas Festival planning is underway

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Mark your calendars! December 1, 2012 is the day that Italy will have a fun hometown event for everyone! The 5th annual Christmas Festival will have a few new twists this year. In addition to the event being centered around the soon to be completed Italy City Pavilion, the Italy Park board has added a Christmas dessert contest as well as a homemade tamale contest—both with cash prizes!

City council provides debris dump for resident

The City of Italy is allowing citizens to dump unwanted junk and tree limbs near the sewer plant on Tuesday and Thursdays, according to Teri Murdock, city secretary/administrator. The announcement came at the council’s monthly meeting held Monday evening.

Agenda: Italy City Council Meeting – Monday, April 9, 2012

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The Italy City Council will have their regular monthly meeting today, Monday, April 9, 2012 in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building (105 West Main Street, Italy). Meeting time is 6:30. Among other items, the agenda slates an updated animal regulation ordinance will be discussed. The meeting is open to the public.

Citizens of the Month Brian and Karen Mathiowetz

Image: Karen and Brian Mathiowetz are very proud to be selected as Citizens of the Month

I think everyone knows Brian and Karen Mathiowetz. Karen has lived in Italy for most of her life and Brian has lived here for seventeen years. They are both very active members in this small town community of Italy. They can be spotted at the Uptown cafe, seen at most of the high school ball games and at the nursing home visiting the residents to make them smile and to catch a hug or two. It is no wonder that they were selected as Citizens of the Month.

Candy needed for Easter egg hunt

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Italy Mayor Frank Jackson said the annual Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 7. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Upchurch Field for children throughout the city.

Public Hearing Notice: by Planning and Zoning Commission

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and a second Hearing by the Italy City Council on Monday, March 12, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, located at 105 W. Main Street, Italy, Texas, to consider a request from Albert Garcia for a Specific Use Permit for the sale of used furniture and other house hold items in the yard at 317 E. Travis approximately 0.139 acres on E. Travis, Italy, Texas, according to the plat recorded in volume 01039, Pages 1075. deed of records, Ellis County, Texas.