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The State of Texas
City of Coleman
Atmos Energy and Texas811

As you celebrate !

National Safe Digging Month
April 2015

WHEREAS,  each year, the nation's underground utility infrastructure is jeopardized by unintentional damage caused by those who fail to call 811 in advance to have underground lines located and marked before digging. Undesired consequences, such as utility service interruptions, damage to the environment and personal injury or death, can occur; and

WHEREAS,  Atmos Energy and the statewide Texas811 damage-prevention organization, working closely with the nation's other 1,500 Common Ground Alliance members, promote the National Call-Before-You-Dig number, 811, to reduce these damages. Designated by the FCC in 2005, 811 provides excavators and homeowners a simple number to reach their local One Call Center to request utility line location at the intended dig site; and

WHEREAS,  through education about safe digging practices, excavators and homeowners can save time and money and keep our nation safe and connected by making a simple call to 811 in advance of any digging project; waiting the required amount of time before digging; respecting the marked lines by maintaining visual definition throughout the course of the excavation; and WHEREAS, care around the marks; and

WHEREAS,  all parties agree that safe digging is a shared responsibility and a legal requirement under Texas statues. To know what's below, always call 811 before you dig. NOW THEREFORE, I Mayor Kay Joffrion, does hereby recognize the month of April as National Safe Digging Month in the City of Coleman.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

April 1, 2015

WHEREAS,  in Federal fiscal year 2013, 52 States reported 678,932 victims of child abuse or neglect; and

WHEREAS,  child abuse and neglect is a serious problem affecting every segment of our community, and finding solutions requires input and action from everyone in our community; and

WHEREAS,  our children are our most valuable resources and will shape the future of Texas; and

WHEREAS,  child abuse can have long-term psychological, emotional, and physical effects that can have lifelong consequences for victims of abuse; and

WHEREAS,  protective factors are conditions that reduce or eliminate risk and promote the social, emotional, and developmental well-being of children;

WHEREAS,  effective child abuse prevention activities succeed because of the meaningful connections and partnerships created between child welfare, education, health, community-and faith-based organizations, businesses and law enforcement agencies; and

WHEREAS,  communities must make every effort to promote programs and activities that benefit children and their families,

WHEREAS,  we acknowledge that we must work together as a community to increase awareness about child abuse and contribute to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families in a safe, stable, nurturing environment.

WHEREAS, Prevention remains the best defense for our children and families;

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Joffrion, Mayor of Coleman, TX, do hereby proclaim April, 2015 as
in Coleman, TX, and urge all citizens to recognize this month by dedicating ourselves to the task of improving the quality of life for all children and families.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015


Effective July 1, 2014, the City of Coleman will move into Stage III of the City's Drought Contingency Plan. Lake Coleman has now dropped below 1700 feet in mean elevation which is the trigger for moving the City into Stage III of our Drought Contingency Plan. Recent rainfall events have really only postponed the transition into Stage III. The Lake Coleman Watershed has not received enough rainfall to add any measureable elevation to the Lake levels.

Effective July 1, 2014, the City has effectively moved into Stage III which is considered as Severe Water Shortage Conditions. Stage III seeks to achieve an overall reduction in water use of 30%. The following restrictions are now in effect:
  1. Yard watering will be reduced to once a day one time per week. Even numbered addresses will be allowed to water on Mondays from 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Odd numbered addresses will be allowed to water on Tuesdays from 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
  2. Watering of public areas will be allowed once a week.
  3. Filling of private and/or commercial swimming pools is prohibited, except in - ground pools to the extent required or recommended by the pool manufacturer to ensure the structural integrity of the pool. City water cannot be used to fill any newly-constructed pool for the first time.
  4. Residential washing of vehicles is prohibited.
  5. Use of Bulk Loading Stations is prohibited.
  6. Violations of any of these restrictions or residential usage of 25,000 gallons or more per billing period for two consecutive billings, while under Stage III conditions, is subject to a fine up to $500.00 per violations.

During all drought stages regarding water use restrictions, the following personnel shall be designated as "Official Observers" of any violation of the plan, and shall have the right to initiate legal action against any know offenders; any City Council Member, the City Manager, all City Dept. Supervisors of all designated Water Distribution, Water Production, Police Department, Inspection Personnel, Utility Office Personnel and paid Fire Department Personnel.

Residential Water Rates which became effective in Stage II remain in effect in Stage III. They are as follows:
0-10,000 gallons:No rate change
10,000-20,000 gallons:1.5 times current rate
20,000-30,000 gallons:2.5 times current rate
30,001 gallons3.5 times current rate

The City of Coleman appreciates every citizen's assistance and cooperation regarding compliance with the provisions of Stage III of the City's Drought Contingency Plan. For additional information, you may contact Liz Campbell with the City of Coleman at 325-625-4116 or you may review the plan Here:   Opens in new window

Karen Langley

City Secretary

City of Coleman

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Public Service Announcement from
The City of Coleman

  • Repair all plumbing leaks. Leaky faucets can waste up to two gallons of water per hour. For the average family, that can mean over 17,000 gallons.
  • Check your toilet for a leak. It's easy to do: just put a few drops of food coloring in the tank. Wait five to ten minutes. If the color shows up in the bowl, you have a water- wasting leak.
  • Place half-gallon jug in your toilet tank to reduce water use by 20%. Or better yet, replace toilets with low use toilets
  • Low flow showerheads can reduce the water you use to shower by one half.
  • Install low flow aerators on your sinks. These inexpensive gadgets can save up to six gallons per minute.
  • Wait until you have a full load of dishes or clothes to run your automatic washing machines.
  • Don't use water to clean driveways, walks, and patios. Use a broom instead.
  • Don't use the toilet as a trash can. One unnecessary toilet flush each day will waste up to 2500 gallons of water in a year.
  • Take short showers rather than baths. Baths typically use 40 gallons of water. Showers use 20 gallons. Annual savings for a family of four is over 29 thousand gallons.
  • Use a bucket and sponge when you wash your car. Use a hose with a cut-off valve to rinse.
  • Turn the water off while brushing your teeth or shaving.
  • Check for leaks on your property. Turn off all water around your home. Check your water meter. If the diamond shaped use indicator is moving, you have a leak.
  • Instead of waiting for running water to get cool, keep a jug of drinking water in the refrigerator.

  • Almost half of the water used during the summer months is for landscapes. Save money and work. Water smart.
  • Xeriscape your landscape to reduce water use up to 40%, to save work, and protect the environment.
  • Water in the early morning hours, before 10:00 a.m. Remember, up to one third of the water from your sprinklers can be lost to evaporation if you water during heat and wind.
  • Water deeply and infrequently. A "rule of thumb": most grass needs only one inch of water each week. (Every 21 days for buffalo grass, every 7 days for common bermuda, and every 5 days for St. Augustine.)
  • Don't let your sprinklers water the street. Water down the street is money down the drain.
  • Reduce evaporation by using sprinklers that keep water close to the ground and produce large drops rather than fine mists.
  • Use drip irrigation or soaker hoses in shrub and flower beds. Water will be released slowly, and close to the root of the plants where it's needed!
  • Use mulch in shrub or flower beds to reduce evaporation, discourage weed growth, and insulate soil against heat and cold.
  • Select "water smart" plant material, native or adapted to our West Texas soils and weather.
  • Keep plants healthy. Strong plants use less water.
  • Reduce the amount of turf area in your landscape. Use shrub beds and ground covers because they need less water than grass. Better yet, install decks or patios. They never need to be watered!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Coleman At A Glance

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  • Location
    Coleman is located near the geographical center of Texas, 54 miles southeast of Abilene.
  • Climate
    The annual average temperature is 65º. Average rainfall for the year is 26.5 inches
  • Population
    The City of Coleman is comprised of 4,709 residents. The Coleman County's population is 9,710. The median age is 42.1 and the median household effective buying income is $16,483. The area's civilian labor force numbers 4,335
  • Government
    The city is governed by a Mayor-Council-Manager system. The county government is presided over by a County Judge and Commissioner's Court.
  • Health Care
    Coleman County Medical Center is a 46-bed medical-surgical facility with full emergency room services. Two nursing homes have capacity for 146 residents.
  • Transportation
    The local airport, located one mile from the community, has a 4,500' paved, lighted runway for corporate and private planes. Aircraft services are also available. Regional airports with commercial airlines are located in Abilene (54 miles) and Brownwood (30 miles). Daily rail and bus services are available, as are inter and intra-state trucking.
  • Utilities
    Electric power with distribution voltages of 2,400 / 4,160, is provided by the City of Coleman. ATMOS Energy supplies gas. Distribution line and pressure 60PSI - 8". Water and sewage services are provided by the City of Coleman. Water treatment capacity is 5,200,000 gallons per day; average daily demand is 2,000,000 gallons per day. Sewage capacity is 800,000 gallons. Verizon Company provides local telephone service.
  • Education
    Coleman schools include one elementary, one middle and one high school, as well as a remodeled Co-operative Alternative School. Santa Anna, Novice, and Panther Creek (2000 State Six-man Football Champion) Independent School Districts are also located in Coleman County.
  • Churches
    Coleman is home to 22 churches of Protestant and Catholic denominations.

Last Updated ~ Monday, February 24, 2014

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City of Coleman,
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P.O. Box 592
Coleman, Texas 76834
( 325 ) 625-4116

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