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PUBLIC NOTICE

  Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability

 City of Coleman does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or employment in, its federally assisted programs or activities. Paul Catoe, City Manager, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) regulations implementing Section 504 (24 CFR Part 8).

 Citizen Participation & Grievance Procedures Notice

 City of Coleman reaffirmed previously adopted complaint and grievance procedures regarding its Texas Community Development Block Grant Programs (TxCDBG). Citizens may obtain a copy of these written procedures at the City Manager’s office, City of Coleman City Hall, at 200 W. Live Oak, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and closed at noon until 1:00 p.m. Citizens may also request the procedures be mailed to them by calling City Manager’s office at (325) 625-4116. These procedures outline the steps for a citizen to follow if one wishes to file a complaint or grievance about TxCDBG activities.

A person who has a complaint or grievance about any services or activities with respect to the TxCDBG project, may during regular business hours submit such complaint or grievance, in writing to the Paul Catoe, City Manager at P.O. Box 592, Coleman, Texas 76834 or may call (325) 625-4116.  City of Coleman will make every effort to respond fully to such complaints within fifteen (15) working days where practicable.

 Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

City of Coleman does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

 Fair Housing Public Service Announcement

Public Service Announcement: Fair Housing, It's the Law

 To promote fair housing practices, City of Coleman encourages potential homeowners and renters to be aware of their rights under the National Fair Housing Law. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, as amended, prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin in the sale or rental of units in the housing market. For more information on fair housing or to report possible fair housing discrimination, call the Texas Workforce Commission at (888) 452-4778 or (512) 463-2642 TTY: 512-371-7473



City of Coleman's Christmas Party.

Phil Chambers was awarded Employee of the Year.

Leslie Walters and Creston Olinger celebrated their 30 years of service to the City of Coleman.


Jimmy Watson and Cindy Dempsey celebrated their 10 years of service to the City of Coleman.


Paul Catoe and Frankie Matthews celebrated their 5 years of service to the City of Coleman.





The  Texas  Commission on Environmental  Quality  (TCEQ)  has  notified  the  City  of Coleman water system that the drinking water being supplied to customers had exceeded the Maximum Contaminant  Level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes.

 The U.S. Environmental Protection  Agency (USEPA)  has established  the MCL for total trihalomethanes at 0.080 milligrams per liter (mg!L) based on a running annual average (LRAA), and has determined  that  it is a health concern  at levels above  the MCL.   Analysis  of drinking water  in your community  for total trihalomethanes indicates  a compliance  value in quarter two

2016 of 0.102  mg!L for DBP2-0l & 0.111 mg/1 for DBP2-02.  Trihalomethanes are a group of volatile  organic   compounds  that  are  formed   when  chlorine,  added  to  the  water  during  the treatment process for disinfection, reacts with naturally-occurring organic matter in the water.

 Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years may experience  problems  with their liver, kidney, or central  nervous systems, 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  Coleman  is  working diligently   to  correct   the  situation   with  total  trihalomethanes  (TTHM).   We  have  obtained additional  testing equipment  which has enhanced  our ability to precisely control our disinfection levels which will in turn help us to reduce the TTHM levels. We are in the process of obtaining and installing improved disinfection equipment at the water treatment plant which will allow us to reduce the production ofTTHM during the treatment  process.

 If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact Toby Terry at 325-625-5412.


RE: Code Enforcement Complaints Referrals

  We have formally hired Connie Echols as our new Code Enforcement Officer.

 Anyone calling seeking information or to make a complaint can be forwarded to Connie at the Code Enforcement Office phone number at 325-625-2621. During non-business hours a message can be left at her number.


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Development Coleman: Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA ACTION: Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact. SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has made a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) with respect to a request for possible financing assistance to City of Coleman for the construction of the Water Treatment Plant in Coleman County, TX. FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain copies of the EA and FONSI, or for further information, contact: John M. Powell, Area Director, (325) 201-9840. The EA and FONSI are also available for public review at 4400 Buffalo Gap Road, Suite 4150, Abilene, TX 79606. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed project consists of installing a new 4.0 million gallon per day micro-filtration plant to replace the existing treatment plant. Alternatives considered by RUS and City of Coleman include: No action; considerations were made to different types of treatment technologies. The alternatives are discussed in the City of Coleman EA. The RUS has reviewed and approved the EA for the proposed project. The availability of the EA for public review was announced via notice in the following newspaper(s): Coleman Chronicle on October 12 and October 19, 2016. A 15-day comment period was announced in the newspaper notice(s). The EA was also available for public review at the USDA Rural Development office and website as well as City of Coleman’s offices. No public comments were received. Based on its EA, commitments made by City of Coleman, and no public comments received, RUS has concluded that the project would have no significant impact (or no impacts) to water quality, wetlands, floodplains, land use, aesthetics, transportation, or human health and safety. The proposed project will have no adverse effect on resources listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The Agency has also concluded that the proposed project is not likely to affect federally listed threatened and endangered species or designated critical habitat thereof. The proposed project would not disproportionately affect minority and/or low-income populations. No other potential significant impacts resulting from the proposed project have been identified. Therefore, RUS has determined that this FONSI fulfills its obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR §§ 1500- 1508), and USDA Rural Development's Environmental Policies and Procedures (7 CFR Part 1970) for its action related to the project. RUS is satisfied that the environmental impacts of the proposed project have been adequately addressed. RUS’s federal action would not result in significant impacts to the quality of the human environment, and as such it will not prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for its action related to the proposed project. Dated: November 4, 2016


DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Development Rural Utilities Service: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment AGENCY: RUS, USDA ACTION: Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Rural Utilities Service, (RUS), as required by the National Environmental Policy Act, is issuing an environmental assessment (EA) in connection with possible impacts related to a project proposed by the City of Coleman, (City), of Coleman, Texas. The City of Coleman is proposing to install a new 4.0 Million gallon per day micro-filtration Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to replace the existing WTP. The proposed WTP will be located adjacent to the existing WTP on the same property. Chlorination equipment will be upgraded to address issues with trihalomethanes (TTHM) levels. A new high-service pump station facility and equipment will replace the existing high service pump station near the existing WTP. The City of Coleman has submitted an application to RUS for funding of the proposal. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John M. Powell, Area Director, 4400 Buffalo Gap Road, Suite 4150, Abilene, TX 79606, (325) 690-6162, extension 4. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: City of Coleman proposes to upgrade its water treatment plant. Jacob & Martin, LLC, an environmental consultant, prepared an environmental assessment for RUS that describes the project, assesses the proposed project’s environmental impacts, and summarizes as applicable any mitigation measures used to minimize environmental effects. RUS has conducted an independent evaluation of the environmental assessment and believes that it accurately assesses the impacts of the proposed project. No significant impacts are expected as a result of the construction of the project. Questions and comments should be sent to RUS at the address provided. RUS will accept questions and comments on the environmental assessment for 15 days from the date of publication of this notice. Any final action by RUS related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal environmental laws and regulations and completion of environmental review procedures as prescribed by 7 CFR Part 1970, Environmental Policies and Procedures. A general location map of the proposal is attached. Dated: 9/14/16 and 9/21/16.



Schools are now in session.  Watch your speed in school zones; Do not use wireless communication devices in school zones; and, Watch for school buses loading and unloading.


Coleman's own Owl Drugstore was recently featured in the Austin Chronicle.  See the article here: http://www.austinchronicle.com/columns/2016-05-06/day-trips-owl-drug-store-fountain-and-grill-coleman/

Call 811 Before You Dig: It is the Law!

Calling 811 Reduces Risk of Damaged Utility Lines by 99 Percent

DALLAS (August 11, 2016) – Did you know that, before you dig, it is required by law to call 811 to have all buried utility lines located and marked? Atmos Energy wants to thank homeowners and excavators alike for observing the law and keeping our communities safe by always calling 811 before digging.

Since 2008, Atmos Energy has seen a 36 percent increase in requests by the public to have underground natural gas lines marked. Once underground utility lines are marked, it is important to take special care around all line markings by digging by hand.

“The greatest risk to our natural gas pipelines is accidental damage while digging,” said John Paris, president of Atmos Energy’s Mid-Tex division. “Even minor damage, such as a scrape, dent, or crease in a pipeline or its coating, can cause a leak.”

Every time the excavating public calls 811 before digging, the chance of hitting an underground utility line decreases to 99.9 percent. When calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to their local one-call center, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig.  Professional locators are then sent to the digging site to mark the locations of underground utility-owned lines with flags and spray paint, free of charge.

“Atmos Energy located 1.5 million underground natural gas lines in 2015. We appreciate our customers observing this important safety law. Calling 811 is the law in every state that we serve. All excavators call 811 at least three business days before digging on public or private property,” said Paris.   For more information, visit atmosenergy.com/811 or call811.com.    OR SEE THE FACT SHEET HERE


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