• Vision Plan Readout

    Dear Citizens,

    Councilor Rick Stephens and I have finally been able to establish a date for the community readout relative to the Vision Plan that the City worked with UTSA on during 2016.

    A copy of the flyover and vision plan itself are available on our City website.

    The readout will start at 5:30pm next Wednesday June 21, 2017 and will occur at our Civic Center.  We encourage all citizens to come out and participate.

    We did clear with the School Board to ensure this date does not conflict with their school board meeting.  Their meeting is scheduled for the following week.

    This comprehensive Vision Plan has many great elements and opportunities for the City to consider. Please feel free to reach out to me in the interim with any questions.

    Kindest regards, 

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

  • Gift to the City from TPP, LLC

    City of Alpine Receives $400,000 Gift from Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LLC to Support City of Alpine’s Vision Plan and Alpine Volunteer Fire Department

    ALPINE, Texas, June 12, 2017 – The City of Alpine today announced it has received a $400,000 gift from Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LLC that will be used to construct a scenic walking path as identified in the City’s Vision Plan, and to offset costs for new equipment and other needs of the City of Alpine Volunteer Fire Department.

    “The construction of a scenic walking path along Alpine Creek has long been a part of our City Vision Plan to make use of this great linear space that runs right through the center of our city,” said Erik Zimmer, Alpine City Manager. “The 1.5 mile path will connect northern, central, and southern parts of Alpine, creating a unified pedestrian passageway that will be a beautiful, natural open space for our citizens and visitors to enjoy.”

    The scenic walking path will cost approximately $215,000 to construct and will accommodate multiple types of recreational activity including jogging, walking, inline skating, and bicycling. Construction is anticipated to start by mid-August and be completed before the end of 2017.

    The remaining amount of the gift, approximately $185,000 will go toward the City of Alpine Volunteer Fire Department for new equipment and vehicle upgrades.  New equipment will include new safety gear, radios, and hose replacements.

    “There is no doubt that many Alpine residents have expressed concerns about pipeline safety and the environment,” said Rick Stephens, City of Alpine Council Member. “This significant gift from Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LLC clearly demonstrates their commitment to safety and to the quality of life in the communities they construct and operate.

    “The City appreciates the financial commitment from Energy Transfer Partners to help facilitate increased readiness of our local fire department and enhanced recreational opportunities for our residents and visitors.”

    The Trans-Pecos Pipeline traverses 33 miles through Brewster County, Texas, and crosses just outside of Alpine city limits where additional safety measures were added to the pipeline. Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LLC and their primary vendor, Pumpco, have been operating in and around the City of Alpine since 2015, which has contributed to increased sales for many local businesses. Some of the employees’ families have been students and participants in Alpine schools and volunteer organizations. 

    Trans-Pecos Pipeline, LLC is a joint venture owned in part by an affiliate of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), L.P.

  • City Manager Transition

    Dear Citizens,

    First and foremost, I want to communicate it has been a great pleasure serving as the City Manager for Alpine, TX.  
     
    When we started down this path in late 2013, the City was challenged with investigations and financial troubles.  Over the last four years we have been able to navigate to a better place with a keen focus on financial health and restoration of City owned assets.  We’ve encountered several bumps and challenges along the way, but successfully stayed the course and find ourselves in a much better position today.
     
    My family and I have come to a time in life where we are ready to start a new chapter.  Decisions are never easy, and there are always many factors to consider.  At this juncture, we’ve determined that Albuquerque, NM is the right place for us to go.  As many of you are aware, Dee Dee’s family roots are in NM and we have an abundance of family throughout that area.
     
    The most important item that will queue up for the City relative to this transition centers around the recruitment and timing of a new City Manager.  My commitment to our community is that I will work with the City on a robust transition plan that promotes continuity in the position and does not leave staff or the City in a precarious position.  The new business I will be forming gives me the opportunity to progress in this manner.  Simply stated, we’ve worked too hard to have a gap in leadership.
     
    As always, my door is open and I enjoy questions and dialogue.  Please feel free to ask questions directly to me.
     
    Thank you,
    Erik Zimmer, City Manager
  • 10 Most Beautiful Cities in Texas

    Good Morning Alpine,

    Here’s a link to a great article depicting the majestic appeal of our community.

    Enjoy, 

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

    10 of the Most Beautiful Cities in Texas

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