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


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.

Pancake breakfast planned to honor Italy city employees


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


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

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.


City of Italy “Clean Up Day”


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

Image: August 10, 2009 – City Council Agenda (pg 1)

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.