• Notice of Upcoming Elections

    Prescribed by Secretary of State 
    
    Section 141.040, Texas Election Code 
     
    
    NOTICE OF DEADLINE TO FILE APPLICATIONS FOR PLACE ON THE BALLOT FOR COUNCILMEMBERS WARD ONE,
    WARD 3 AND WARD 5(AVISO DE FECHA LÍMITE PARA PRESENTAR SOLICITUDES PARA UN LUGAR EN LA BOLETA) 
    
    Notice is hereby given that applications for a place on the May 6, 2017 City of 
    Alpine City Council Regular Election ballot may be filed during the following time: 
    (Se da aviso por la presente que las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta de la Elección
    Regular, 6 de Mayo, 2017, City of Alpine, se pueden presentar durante el siguiente horario:) 
    
    Filing Dates and Times: 
    (Fechas y Horario para Entregar Solicitudes) 
    
    Start Date January 18, 2017 
    (Fecha Inicio) 
    
    End Date February 17, 2017 
    Fecha Límite) 
    
    Office Hours:8:00 A.M. to Noon and 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday 
    (Horario de la Oficina) 
    
    Physical address for filing applications in person for place on the ballot: City Hall, 
    100 N. 13th Street, Alpine, Texas 79830
    
    (Dirección a física para presentar as solicitudes en persona para un lugar en la boleta) - 
    City Hall, 100 N. 13th Street, Alpine, Texas 79830 
    
    
    Address to mail applications for place on the ballot (if filing by mail): City Secretary,
    City of Alpine, 100 N. 13th Street, Alpine, Texas 79830
    
    (Dirección a donde enviar las solicitudes para un lugar en la boleta (en caso de presentar
    por correo)) - City Secretary, City of Alpine, 100 N. 13th Street, Alpine, Texas 79830
  • Volunteer Fire Department Application

    Dear Citizens,

    We’ve received some inquiries recently on the process to become a volunteer fire fighter.  Here is a LINK to the application one needs to fill out.  Please feel free to bring the completed application to the Emergency Operations Center or to City Hall.

    Rural cities and counties across America depend on their community members to volunteer for a large assortment of activities that are important to the vitality of the area.  We certainly appreciate the many volunteers in Alpine that: work on parks, are firefighters, host community visitor events, serve as ambassadors to the community, plus a whole host of other activities.

    Have a wonderful weekend in our community.

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

  • State and Regional Water Plans

    Dear Citizens,

    Some of you participated in the regional forum here in Alpine in early June to offer comments for our State and Regional Water plans.

    Texas Water Development Board posted the following to their website recently.

    Please take some time to review and gain a better understanding of the water strategy in the state and region.

    Click HERE to access the website and reports.

    Have a great week,

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

  • Old Friendships

    I was excited to hear from an old friend Don Cohen this week.  Don was the Executive Director at the Eagle County Economic Development Council while we lived in the Eagle Valley.  Don was (and still is) a dynamic leader who helped our Board through many important decisions.

    Don and his wife Terry have since moved ‘down the hill’ to Denver and are enjoying many of the neat aspects associated with Denver’s downtown revitalization.  He is also working part time for Winnebago (blogging for them).  Little did I know that Don and his wife traveled to the Big Bend Region in 2015 and were able to experience the Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    Take a look at his blog article here!

    Thanks Don for sharing your perspective on our little piece of paradise.

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

  • Comment Period – Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

    Dear Citizens,

    Our Rio Grande Council of Governments has developed a committee focused on economic development in the region.  The committee has a draft document prepared (click here) for review by the people in the region.  Please take the time to read the strategy and offer comments (if you so choose) to the Annette Gutierrez – Executive Director at the COG.

    This is not the same plan as our City of Alpine Vision Plan, rather focused on the entire region.

    Thank you and have a wonderful day in Alpine,

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

    Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

  • Chemical Spill – Sul Ross Avenue

    Dear Citizens,

    Several folks have contacted their City elected official or my office regarding the chemical spill on Sul Ross Avenue (just west of Phelps Ave).  The chemical’s formal name is AE-P Primer MSDS and is a common substance the City and/or it’s vendors utilize on street repair and maintenance.

    First and foremost, I would like to apologize to our citizens for the concern and worry this has caused.  J Horry (our new ACM over Outside Services) and myself are working back with TCEQ and the vendor responsible for the spill on clean-up.  We anticipate starting the remediation later today.  TCEQ has outlined a couple of expectations with J and he will be providing the oversight to the clean-up and subsequent re-vegetation.

    Please feel free to reach out to myself or J with any concerns (erik.zimmer@ci.alpine.tx.us and j.horry@ci.alpine.tx.us).

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

  • 23rd Annual Artwalk

    Dear Citizens,

    Don’t forget to come out and enjoy Artwalk again this year.  Keri and Team have done a wonderful job in preparation for this years event and we sincerely hope all citizens, guests and vendors have a fabulous time here in Alpine.

    The Arts and appreciation of local artists has been an integral part of Alpine’s history.  Enjoy the weekend and celebrate part of what is great in our community.

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

    Artwalk Website 

  • Texas Pacifico – Strategic Plan

    Dear Citizens,

    At last evenings City Council meeting, I gave a brief presentation regarding a meeting I attended with TxDOT and Texas Pacifico in San Angelo last week.  One of the components of the meeting was to discuss the updated Strategic Plan that Texas Pacifico is working towards.

    I have included a link to that plan HERE for your review.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in reaching out to me for further discussion.

    Thanks and have a great day here in Alpine.

    Erik

  • TML Resolutions Committee

    Dear Citizens,

    Councilor Jim ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald and City Attorney Mick McKamie are both part of the Texas Municipal League (TML) Resolutions Committee that met prior to this years Annual Conference.  The purpose of the Resolutions Committee is to look at upcoming legislative matters and other elements that impact cities in Texas and determine TML’s stance on the topic(s).

    A list of this years ‘Resolutions’ can be found on this link.

    Fitz can also be contacted if you would like to hear his perspective on the meeting.

    Thank you and have a great day in Alpine.

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

    TML 2016 Resolutions Committee Output

     

  • Thank You For The Help

    Dear Community,

    I wanted to take a few moments to thank all those who have helped with the search for Ms. Zuzu Verk.  There were many volunteers out walking/searching through Alpine and the surrounding areas.  It’s a real tribute to the caring sense of our community.  My thoughts and prayers go out to her parents, family and friends.

    Special thanks to our local Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, EOC team, and Fire Department for their work and efforts through the past week.

    If anyone has additional information on the case, please call 432.837.3486.

    Kindest Regards,

    Erik Zimmer, City Manager

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