​Mandatory Language for a Maximum Contaminant Level Violation 
MCL, AVERAGE / FLUORIDE

July 1, 2021The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the CITY OF SMYER TX1100010 that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for fluoride. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MCL for fluoride at 4.0 milligrams per liter (mg/L) based on a running annual average (RAA), and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL.  

Analysis of drinking water in your community for fluoride indicates a compliance value
in quarter two 2021 of 4.9 mg/L for EP001

This is not an emergency. However, some people who drink water containing fluoride in excess of the MCL over many years could get bone disease, including pain and tenderness of the bones. Fluoride in drinking water at half the MCL or more may cause mottling of children’s teeth, usually in children less than nine years old. Mottling, also known as dental fluorosis, may include brown staining and/or pitting of the teeth, and occurs only in developing teeth before they erupt from the gums.

An alternate source of water should be provided to the affected population, which consists of children less than nine years old. The alternate water should be used for drinking and cooking only. However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you. 

We are taking the following actions to address this issue: The City of Smyer is working with the TCEQ, the EPA, and TWDB to correct the problem. The City of Smyer offers water, filtered by reverse osmosis, available on tap at the front door of city hall. This tap is available at all times to the water customers of Smyer. Citizens need to bring their own container to carry the water. 

Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.  

If you have questions regarding this matter you may contact Jo Ann Beard, City Secretary, at 
806-234-3861. Posted/Delivered on: July 1, 2021



Mandatory Language for a Maximum Contaminant Level Violation
MCL, AVERAGE / ARSENIC

July 1, 2021The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has notified the CITY OF SMYER TX1100010 that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for arsenic. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established the MCL for arsenic at 0.010 milligrams per liter (mg/L) based on a running annual average (RAA), and has determined that it is a health concern at levels above the MCL.  

Analysis of drinking water in your community for arsenic indicates a compliance value 
in quarter two 2021 of 0.015 mg/L for EP001

This is not an emergency. However, some people who drink water containing arsenic in excess of the MCL over many years could experience skin damage or problems with their circulatory system, and may have an increased risk of getting cancer.

You do not need to use an alternative water supply. However, if you have health concerns, you may want to talk to your doctor to get more information about how this may affect you. 

We are taking the following actions to address this issue: The City of Smyer is working with the TCEQ, the EPA, and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to correct the problem. The City of Smyer offers water, filtered by reverse osmosis, available on tap at the front door of city hall. This tap is available at all times to the water customers of Smyer. Citizens need to bring their own container to carry the water. 

Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.  

If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact: Jo Ann Beard, City Secretary, at 
806-234-3861.

Posted/Delivered on: July 1, 2021

PWS/ 1100010 /CO
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​Until further notice, the City of Smyer is temporarily suspending walk-in visits by the public to Smyer City Hall. This is in response to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other Federal / State guidelines designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

July 1, 2021Smyer Population 474

ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT

The Annual Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2020, is available online at: smyertx.com
Paper copy of the Annual Water Quality Report available upon request at city hall.


THE SMYER SENIOR CITIZENS’ CENTER
Invites community members to come and eat with them on the Last Wednesday of each Month at Noon. Enjoy home-cooked meals and desserts for a donation. For more information on the Smyer Senior Citizens’ Center contact Teri Riedel 806-773-7598 or Joyce Riedel at 806-891-9411. June 30 activity – cookie decorating. 


BUILDING PERMITS REQUIRED for all buildings erected, assembled, or constructed within the City of Smyer, or which are moved into the City of Smyer. Enclosed is the ordinance and a building permit application. For more information please contact City Hall at 806-234-3861.




Please, keep your dogs fenced or restrained.
No dogs running loose.
ANIMAL ORDINANCE, Enacted in 1988 –
Dogs are to be vaccinated, tagged, and restrained.

Drop box available beside the front door of City Hall for after-hours payment of your water, sewer, and garbage bills.

Utility bills due on the 10th of each month.
If your bill is not paid by the 20th of each month your water service will be turned off.  
Reconnect fees are $20.00, $40.00 for after-hours, $40.00 for pulled meter, 
And an additional $40 if reconnect fees are not paid at the time of reconnection.
Additional $135.00 deposit required for two disconnects in any eighteen-month period.
Separate Disconnect Notices NOT mailed.

DUMPSTERS: The following items cannot be placed in the dumpster: Batteries, Appliances, Chemicals, Carpet, Bricks, Concrete, Dirt, Tires, Oil, Paint, Drums/Containers, Furniture, and any other items that prevent the closing of the lids. Only items placed in the dumpster will be picked up. Branches and trash left beside the dumpster will not be collected.


Cemetery Rules: 
HEADSTONES ONLY


RESIDENTIAL SPEED LIMIT: 30 MPH.
SCHOOL ZONE SPEED LIMIT: 20 MPH.


Enclosures: Fluoride and Arsenic notices.



ORDINANCE NO. 113 – BUILDING PERMITS
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SMYER, TEXAS ESTABLISHING REASONABLE STANDARDS FOR ALL BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED IN, OR MOVED INTO, THE CITY OF SMYER, TEXAS; REQUIRING BUILDING PERMITS; PROVIDING FOR ENFORCEMENT; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE 

WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen of the City of Smyer has determined that all buildings erected, assembled, or constructed within the City of Smyer, or which are moved into the City of Smyer should meet certain standards; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen has determined that such buildings, if they do not meet certain standards, will constitute a public nuisance,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF SMYER, TEXAS:

Section 1: Definitions
Buildings: All buildings, structures, mobile homes, HUD-Code manufactured homes, and other structures, whether used or intended for use as residences, or for commercial, business or industrial purposes, or for storage, or otherwise, including sheds or barns, and all additions to or portions of, any of the foregoing.
Building Official: The person designated by the Board of Aldermen to perform the duties set forth in this ordinance to carry out its requirements and intent.

Section 2: No building shall be constructed, erected, or assembled within the City of Smyer, and no building shall be moved into the City for use, storage, or any other purpose, unless the owner has first obtained an Application for a Building Permit from the City of Smyer, on a form provided by the City, which shall be obtained from the City Secretary.

Section 3: The Application for a Building Permit will be considered by the Board of Aldermen as expeditiously as possible after submissions. 

Section 4: If the Application is approved, the City Secretary will issue a Construction/Installment Permit, at which point the owner will be authorized to proceed with construction or installation. To facilitate construction, the City may approve a temporary utility connection.

After completion of the construction or installation, upon certification by the Building Official that all requirements and conditions of the Construction/Installation Permit have been satisfied, the City Secretary shall issue a Final Permit, which will authorize the use and occupancy of the building, and will authorize permanent connection to all city provided utility services.

Section 5: No building may be occupied or used for any purpose until the Final Permit is issued.

Section 6: No Construction/Installation Permit shall be issued unless the Board of Aldermen is satisfied that the building, upon completion, will comply with all generally accepted standards for quality, permanence, habitability, construction, and safety. In making its determination, the Board of Aldermen and Building Official may refer to, and be guided by, those published codes generally accepted in the construction industry.

Section 7: No building may be permanently connected to the City's utility systems unless a Final Permit has been issued.
Section 8: For the enforcement of this ordinance, the City of Smyer shall have the authority to order that work be stopped, and if deemed necessary, may seek temporary and permanent injunctive relief, together with recovery of its costs.

Section 9: This ordinance may be published by caption only.
PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 12th day of May, 2016, on first reading.
PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED this 9th day of June, 2016, on second reading.






CITY OF SMYER, TEXAS
APPLICATION FOR BUILDING PERMIT
City File #


Applicant:


Address:



Telephone:

I.Location within the City at which the construction/installation will occur:




II.For a manufactured home or other structure intended to be moved into the City for installation, a description, including photographs, and its present location where it can be inspected:




The person or entity who will be in charge of the installation:


A description of what work will be performed in connection with the installation:




III.For “on site” building/construction projects, a set of plans and specifications for the project:




Identity of the person or entity which will be acting as the general contractor:


For II or III, the expected time for completion:




Applicant agrees to perform and complete the project in compliance with the City's subdivision ordinance as well as Ordinance No. 113.


X

Signature


Please submit drawing of proposed project with measurements including:
Size of lot
Dimensions of existing structures and proposed project
Distances between proposed project and existing structures and/or property lines.