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Yes! You must fill out a speaker registration form on site and turn it in prior to the meeting start time, or you can fill out a form HERE and your comments will be forwarded to the Council prior to the meeting. You may speak for three minutes during the designated portion at the beginning of the meeting.
A new provision of the Texas Open Meetings Act gives the public the right to speak on items on the agenda at open meetings of certain governmental bodies, including open meetings of a city council, a county commissioners court, a school district board of trustees, or a local workforce development board. Tex. Gov’t Code. Ann § 551.007.
According to a recent attorney general opinion, section 551.007 grants governmental bodies discretion to limit when and for how long the public is allowed to speak.
After the new provision took effect in late 2019, the Blanco County Attorney requested an opinion from the Texas Attorney General on the application of section 551.007(b) and (c). In response, the Texas Attorney General issued an opinion that:
(i) a governmental body can hold a single public comment period at the beginning of an open meeting to address all items on the agenda; and
ii) a governmental body may adopt a rule capping the total amount of time a member of the public has to address all items on the agenda if the rule is reasonable.
Occasionally citizens may be called upon by the Chair of the meeting to speak on certain agenda items.
Yes. Most ordinance violations are Class C Misdemeanors, however repeated violations can lead to higher charges.
No. Section 20-2 of the Code of Ordinances reads: The installation of mobile homes, motor homes, fifth-wheel trailers, pull trailers or similar vehicles for use or occupancy as a residential dwelling in the city, is prohibited except in certain areas designated by the city.
Yes. All building acticity within the city limits must conform to the adopted codes.
Contact the EDC or check out this flyer for more information, then fill out this application!
EDC funds are used to promote and develop business growth for the City. The attached document outlines how these funds are allocated.
Van EDC funds have been used in order to help bring in new businesses or to help with the expansion and retention of existing business. Here is a list of projects the EDC has been a part of.
Yes, with certian conditions. All outdoor burning must take place during the day, between one hour after sunrise and be complete by one hour before sunset. This is regulated by State law.
Yes, recreational fire pits are exempt from the "daylight only" burning rule, however they must be used as they are designed. You cannot burn leaves at night in your fire pit.
No. You can only burn natrual wood or vegitation. Burn barrels are prohibited, and you cannot burn any type of plastics, synthetics, clothes, or furniture.
You must first speak with the Court Clerk to see if you qualify.
The parks are open dawn to dusk.
The Splash Pad is open between the first weekend in May until the last weekend in September. *The Splash Pad may be closed at any time due to weather, maintenance or other operational concerns.
Currently due to the City of Van Drought Contingency Plan the Splash Pad is open 8am -10 am Saturdays and Wednesdays.
Currently there are no fish in McMillan Park. The City of Van along with the Texas Parks and Wildlife program estimate 2024.
No swimming allowed in the lake. You are allowed to kayak.
Yes. Garage sale permits are available at City Hall.
Yes, depending on the depth you may require a permit and that the pool be fenced in accordance with City ordinance and State law. See the code section on private swiming pools.
Yes. See the city ordnance regarding fencing here.
Yes, Food Trucks require a permit. Complete this form and return it to Van City Hall.
Residential Trash Collection is on Fridays. Anything that doesn’t fit in your trash can needs to be called in for bulk pick up.
You must call City Call at 903-963-7216 by Tuesday, The bulk items will be picked up by a separate truck on Fridays.
Contact the Sanitation Department no later than Tuesday of the week you want the items collected. A separate run is made for large bulk pickup, if you did not make arrangements the truck emptying your cans will not collect the bulk items.
Before digging any line or hole, call Texas 811 to have all utility lines located and marked. You can also contact the Water Deparrment if you need to know where your water meter is.
All Water Bills are due on the 14th of the month. Any bills receive after that date will incur a late fee.