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PUBLIC NOTICE - March 29, 2009

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS ORDINANCE NO. 2553

An Ordinance Amending The Zoning Ordinance Of The City Of Sulphur Springs, Texas By Declaring A Certain Tract Of Land From Single Family 6,000 To Professional Office.

Whereas, the City of Sulphur Springs Planning and Zoning Commission has initiated a rezoning of property located at 1411, 1415, 1419, and 1423 Church Street, described as Lots 1, 2, 3, and 4 of Block 411, from Single Family 6,000 (SF-6) to Professional Office (PO).

Whereas, the boundaries of the new district are delineated on the City of Sulphur Springs map which is designated as the “Zoning District Map” together with all notations, references, and information is hereby adopted and made a part of this ordinance as though the same were adopted full herein.

Now Therefore Be It Ordained by the City Council of the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas, that the above tract of land be changed to Professional Office (PO) from Single Family 6,000 (SF-6).

It Is So Ordained.

Passed and approved on the first reading this __ day of ______, 2009.

Passed and adopted on the second and final reading this __ day of ______, 2009.

Oscar Aguilar, Mayor

Gale Roberts, City Secretary

A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2553 on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at the Municipal Building, 7:00 p.m.

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CITY OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TEXAS

ORDINANCE NO. 2554

An Ordinance Of The City Of Sulphur Springs, Texas Establishing A Low And Moderate Income Housing Program, Defining Eligibility And Imposing Conditions Upon The Grant Of City Owned Vacant Lots For Low And Moderate Housing Development;

Whereas, the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas has a need for the development of safe and wholesome housing for persons of low and moderate incomes and has, available therefore, an inventory of City owned vacant lots suitable for the development of such housing; and

Whereas, Section 253.010 of the Texas Local Government Code provides that the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas may sell any land owned by it to:

(A) A non-profit organization that develops housing for low income individuals and families as a primary activity to promote community based revitalization of the muncipality; or

(B) A non-profit corporation described by 26 U.S.C. Section 501(c)(3) that:

(1) Has been incorporated in this state for at least one year;

(2) Has a corporate purpose to develop affordable housing that is stated in its articles of incorporation, by-laws, or charter;

(3) Has at least 1/4 of its board of directors residing in the municipality; and

(4) Engages primarily in the building, repair, rental, or sale of housing for low income individuals and families; or

(C) A religious organization that:

(1) Owns other property located in the municipality that is exempt from taxation under Texas Tax Code Section 11.20;

(2) Has entered into a written agreement with the municipality regarding the revitalization of the land; and

Whereas, the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Sulpur Springs will be positively affected by the development of such housing, removing vacant lots, redeveloping neighborhoods, and return property to the tax rolls:

Now Therefore Be It Ordained By The City Council Of The City Of Sulphur Springs, Texas:

That Chapter 17, Article VI, Section 17-201 - 17-209 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Sulphur Springs, shall provide as follows:

Sec. 17-201. Low and Moderate Income Housing Program Established.

There is hereby established a low and moderate income housing program in the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Sec. 17-202. Qualifying Persons.

Persons whose annual income falls at or below the median income of families in the City of Sulphur Springs, Texas generally may apply for real property grants through a Qualifying Foundation and shall be qualified to receive real property to be used as their principal personal residence in accordance with the condtions imposed in this Ordinance.

Sec. 17-203. Qualifying Foundations A Qualifying Foundation shall mean any Foundation or Association that meets the requirements of Section 253.010 of the Texas Local Government Code.

Sec. 17-204. Certification.

The Qualifying Foundation shall, in each instance, certify that each applicant meets the requirements of a low to moderate income person.

Sec. 17-205. Conditional Transfer of Property to Develop Low to Moderate Income Housing.

The City may, pursuant to this Ordinance, transfer title from its regularly posted inventory of vacant building lots to the Qualifying Foundation. Each property transferred shall be conditioned upon the completion of a single family dwelling unit upon the property within five (5) years from the date of transfer. If no single family dwelling unit is completed upon any vacant lot transferred hereby within said five-year period, the conveying document will provide that the vacant lot reverts to ownership by the City.

In the event that, in order to secure development financing for the contruction of a low to moderate income home on any vacant lot transferred hereby, the Qualifying Foundation is required to convey title or an interest in the affected vacant lot before the completion of construction of a single family dwelling thereupon, then any such conveyance or interest therein shall be specifically conditioned so that the vacant lot reverts to ownership by the City if no residence as required above is completed within five (5) years of the date of the initial conveyance.

Sec. 17-206. Final Conveyance.

Upon completion of each single family residence constructed upon any vacant lot conveyed pursuant to this Ordinance, the Qualifying Foundation shall cause the lot to be transferred to a person qualified as a low to moderate income person above as his or her residence.

Sec. 17-207. Repealing Clause.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the terms of this Ordinance are hereby repealed; provided however that such repeal shall be only to the extent of such inconsistency and in all other respects the Ordinance shall be cumulative or other ordinances regulating and governing the subject matter covered by this Ordinance.

Sec. 17-208. Severability Clause.

If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance, or the application of same to a particular set of persons or circumstances, should be for any reason be held to be invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the remaining portions of this Ordinance are declared to the severable.

Sec. 17-209. Effective Date.

This Ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage by the Sulphur Springs City Council and publication.

Read, Passed, Approved And Authenticated on the first reading on the __ day of _____, 2009.

Read, Passed, Approved And Authenticated on the second reading on the __ day of _______, 2009.

Oscar Aguilar, Mayor

Attest: Gale Roberts, City Secretary

A public hearing will be conducted for the final reading of Ordinance No. 2554, on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at the Municipal Building, 7:00 PM.

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BID REQUEST

The City of Commerce will be accepting sealed bids for the painting of the Service Center. Bids will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 6, 2009, at which time bids will be opened at City Hall. Bid packets and specifications may be picked up at City Hall. The city reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The City of Commerce does not accept bids or proposals through electronic transmission. All bids/RFP’s must be submitted to: City of Commerce, 1119 Alamo, Commerce, TX 75428, ATTN: Marty Cunningham, City Secretary.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas is soliciting applications from organizations to provide projects for the employment of economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 14-24 during the months of June, July and August, 2009, to be funded by Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas.

The Request for Applications can be obtained by contacting Casey Sanders, Project Manager, Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas, 911 N. Bishop, Bldg. A., Ste. A100, Wake Village, TX 75501. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  (903) 794-9490 ext. 109.  Electronic copies of the RFA may be downloaded from the Board’s website at www.netxworkforce.org.  Applications received by Monday, April 13, 2009 will be given priority consideration for selection.

Equal opportunity employer/programs.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Relay Texas:  TDD 1-800-735-2989 Voice: 1-800-735-2988. Serving Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris and Red River Counties.

 

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