Pancake breakfast planned to honor Italy city employees

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On Saturday, November 19 at 8:00am the Italy Church of Christ will have a pancake breakfast in honor all of the Italy City employees.  The church is located at 601 S College Street in Italy.  Everyone is invited to come and thank our city employees and enjoy a great breakfast.

2010 City of Italy Water Consumer Confidence Report

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Each year by July 1st community water suppliers are required to make public an annual water quality report (Consumer Confidence Report) that tells consumers where their water comes from and what’s in it. Any community water system that serves more than 100,000 people is required to make its CCR available to customers on a publicly accessible web site.  The City of Italy currently has this available on their website at http://www.ci.italy.tx.us.

Letter to the Editor: Italy city water supply concerns

I stopped by City Hall and expressed my concerns to Mayor Jackson on Monday since I would be out of town on Tuesday and could not make the Italy EDC meeting.  While I appreciate that some of the citizens would like a community center, I feel that the Italy Economic Development Corporation needs to take a step back and consider some issues that are more vital to our future economic development. 

Mayor’s Egg Hunt a success

Image: Special Delivery — The Easter Bunny (E.B.) took a minute from his busy egg coloring schedule to help the Mayor at the egg hunt.

The Easter Bunny made an appearance at the Upchurch Field on Saturday much to the delight of over 125 children of Italy. Special Delivery in the Italy Fire Department’s fire truck, E.B. came to help with the festivities. Hiding eggs is his specialty and this time was no different.

Agenda: Higher Education Facilities Corporation, April 21, 2011

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The Higher Education Facilities Corporation will meet on Thursday, April 21. Meeting time is 5:30pm in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building located at 105 Main Street, Italy. Council members, Joan Grabowski, Theresa Cockran, Tom Little , Elmerine Bell, Albert Garcia Sr., Danny Jennings, and John Droll will hear a presentation by Dan Pleitz of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, L.L.P., on the Clariden School Project.

City of Italy: Notice to Bidders

The City of Italy, Texas will receive sealed proposals for a demolition project. Demolition contractors must attend a mandatory pre-bid conference on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the job site, 100 & 108 E. Main, Italy, Texas. Plans and Specifications may be obtained from the Project Consultant at the pre-bid conference for a non refundable fee of $50.00 payable to Gary Burton Engineering, Inc. (F-2812). Prospective bidders must notify Ms. Mary Andrews (903-534-5001) of their intention to attend the pre-bid conference, to be assured of receiving a copy of the Plans and Specifications.

Public Notice: City of Italy

Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that the Italy City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday September 13, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at the Italy Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 105 W. Main Street, Italy, Texas, to receive public input regarding the proposed 2010-2011 annual operating budget for the City of Italy.

  • “THIS BUDGET WILL INCREASE TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES COMPARED TO 2009 BY $750.00.”

City of Italy “Clean Up Day”

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On Saturday, June 5th there will be a clean up day. City of Italy residents can bring a loaded truck or trailer to the CSC Landfill in Avalon for disposal. Residents will need to have their current water bill in-hand. CSC will be open from 7:00am to 11:00am.

Agenda: Italy City Council Meeting January 4, 2010

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There will be a regular meeting of the Italy City Council today, January 4, 2010 at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers of the Italy Municipal Building, 105 Main Street. Agenda items include prioritizing street repairs and consideration of an inter-local agreement for on-site septic facilities between the City and Ellis County.

Volunteers needed for National Night Out

Image: Italy PD needs you

With Homecoming behind us we can all look forward to the next big community wide event, the 2009 National Night Out. The NNO will be held on October 6th. The Italy Police Department is planning a fun-filled fall evening but is in need of some volunteers to help them out.

Boil Water Notice Cancelled

It is no longer necessary to boil the water. Water samples have been taken to the test lab and all results show no signs of harmful bacteria or other microbes. All testing and the results from the testing were monitored by TCEQ.

Firemen Honored at First Baptist Church

Image: The altar at First Baptist — The flowers are in honor of Todd Bell, fireman, co-worker and friend.

The local volunteer fire department was recognized on Sunday at First Baptist Church. Rev. Ronnie Dabney, Chief Don Chambers and Associate Pastor Michael Chambers led the ceremony with videos of firemen at work and also a remembrance of 09/11/01.

Agenda: City Council Meeting September 14, 2009

Image: City Council Meeting Agenda, September 14, 2009 – page 1

The Italy City Council will meet on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 105 Main Street, Italy, Texas. Along with the usual department reports there will be a hearing on the 2009-2010 budget. The agenda includes ten discussion/action items. Approval of the budget and regulations regarding alcoholic beverages in the city are two of the agenda items listed.

Agenda: City Council Meeting August 10, 2009

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The Italy City Council will have a meeting on Monday, August 10. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall beginning at 6:30. Agenda items include setting the 2009 Property Tax Rates, establishing hours of operation of the George E. Scott Memorial Park, and Ronald Janek will be addressing the Council concerning the stop signs placed at Seay and Ward Streets.

Go Green Italy

Image: This Sign Says it All — Many people are recycling and helping Italy “Go Green”.

DCI Sanitation has delivered new trash cans and recycling bins to the community of Italy. The recycling bins are available at the City Hall and have been available for a couple of months.

Boil water notice cancelled

It is no longer necessary to boil the water. Water samples have been taken to the test lab and all results show no signs of harmful bacteria or other microbes. All testing and the results from the testing were monitored by TCEQ.

Boil order in effect for all of Italy

Due to a large water line break, and the lack of water pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system (City of Italy PWS ID # 0700028) to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

Boil order cancelled

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The boil order that was put into effect in Italy yesterday has now been cancelled. It is no longer necessary to boil the water as the testing results on the water show no harmful bacteria or other microbes.

Boil order in effect for parts of Italy

Image: Boil Order Notice — This notice was posted on many houses up and down the effected streets.

Due to the water main break that we suffered last night, a boil order has been put into effect in parts of Italy. The streets that are effected are: Cheri, Rhonda, Chad, Hyles, N. Couch (by the cemetery), and Dallas St. If you are in these areas take precautions to clean your water before consuming it.

City Working Hard on Water Leak

Yesterday, around 3:00 PM the city of Italy had three water leaks spring up in town. They were located on North Ward street, behind the parts store and the one they are still working on is by the cemetery.