• Signage Around Town

    Dear Citizens,

    City Hall has received numerous questions recently about the volume of ‘A’ frame type signs popping up around downtown as well as other posters depicting garage sales, etc…

    I’m attaching our current Sign Ordinance to this posting (Ch 78 Signs) that depicts the current expectations our Elected Officials have outlined.  It’s good to have people review the Ordinance before posting signs or hiring someone to make signs for your business.  The City is certainly sensitive to our residents First Amendment Rights and our administration of the Ordinance keeps that in mind.

    With regards to the ‘A’ frame type signs – it’s important that they are not put in the middle of a public right-of-way (ie…sidewalk or street).  Most owners put them on their own property and that is okay.  With regards to the paper signs attached to the light-poles, that is restricted and we need people to refrain from hanging them.

    As always, please feel free to call City Hall or our Code Enforcement Officer (Mr. Robert Polanco) if you have any questions.

    Have a great weekend,

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

  • Water Supply Documents

    Citizens of Alpine,

    We have recently added two new documents to our website related to Water supply for both Alpine and Far West Texas.

    The first document is the Far West Texas Water Plan which is a 5-year plan document and recently updated effective January 2016.

    The second document is the LB Guyton Phase II Report from 2007.  This is a wonderful document with maps related to our well site locations and great background information on all our active wells.

    If you’re interested in water and our water supply, I encourage you to get familiar with these documents.  You can click on the hotlinks embedded in this article or go to our Environmental Advisory Board page on our website.

    Have a great day!

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

  • Barking Dogs

    Alpine Citizens,

    Through the course of this past year, one of the questions we fielded quite often at City Hall was regarding barking dogs.  Several residents have asked, ‘What do I do if my neighbor has dogs that bark during the night and keep me up?’

    Jennifer Stewart (Animal Control Supervisor) has put together this handy guide that we have posted on our Police Department page under Helpful Links.  Click Here to access.

    We hope you find this information useful and please feel free to reach out to my office with any questions or concerns.  Animals are an important part of our community and we have a strong Humane Society here in Alpine as well.  They can also be a great resource for remedies and methodologies to help calm pets.

    Have a great day.

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

  • 2016 Street Paving – Targeted Areas

    Dear Citizens,

    Happy New Year!  During mid-December, I shared with our Mayor and City Council the areas that our Public Works team will be targeting for paving during the 2016 season.  The City will primarily focus on seal-coating streets versus full-rebuilds.  We believe we have many roads across the City that can be saved with some minor repair and a full new coat (seal-coat) put on top of the existing road.  In order for a road to survive for 28-30 years, we need to seal-coat it every 7 years.  I outlined this process in the presentation shared with Council early in 2015 and posted on our website.

    We will be reviewing the schedule shared with our elected officials at our January 5, 2016 City Council meeting.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, please feel free to view the files here on our website.

    Make it a great 2016

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

    2016 Paving Targeted Streets

    Map for paving 2016

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