HOW MUCH HEAVY TRASH CAN I PUT OUT?
You can put out four cubic yards which is about the size of a pickup truck bed. Scroll down to watch our YouTube video and learn more about heavy trash and household trash collection.
If you have an over-sized load or a special pick-up you can call 979-415-2430 to arrange for crews to retrieve it. You can also bring brush, limbs and heavy trash to the mulch site and drop them off at the convenience center free of charge. |
FREE CHLORINE CONVERSION: A DISINFECTION PROCESS FOR YOUR WATER | June 5-June 26
The City of Lake Jackson works regularly with the Brazoria Water Authority, known by many as simply BWA, to make sure that drinking water is safe and clean for our residents. BWA works with most cities in Southern Brazoria County on these kinds of testing periods.
Twice a year, we work with them to conduct free chlorine conversions. This process works to improve drinking water over the long term. This testing process has become part of the regional routine maintenance program for clean drinking water in Lake Jackson and other Brazoria County cities.
The first conversion will be conducted June 5 through June 26
CONCERT SERIES 2022!
Enjoy LJ's breezy summertime evenings at the Doris Williams Civic Center when we begin our annual concert series. Beginning May 20 and continuing until July 8, your Fridays can be filled with good music and community. These free concerts feature everything you need to create memorable and fun events for your family and friends. Dance to live music. Feast on delicious grub from food trucks. The show goes on rain or shine! Unless otherwise noted, we rock from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Save the dates so you can dance the night away. Get the lineup.
WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD VOLUNTEERS
Make a difference in your community and learn how government works by volunteering to serve on a city board or commission. Applications will be taken until May 30. Fill out the Board and Commission application then return it to the City Secretary's Office. City Council makes appointments to boards and commissions in late May or early June.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY IN LAKE JACKSON
We know that it's not even Memorial Day (yet) but we wanted you to know that the Annual Fourth of July celebration is already on the books! The regatta, fun run, concert and fireworks display are all gearing up to bring a funtastic LJ holiday to you! Save the date and check out the website whenever you need to. Keep an eye out on our FB page for more information about our Fourth of July Celebration as the date nears.
HEAVY TRASH “RED TAG” EDUCATION CAMPAIGN
We don’t mind collecting heavy trash. We think it helps keep our neighborhoods clean and provides an important service our residents really appreciate. BUT…we don’t want our residents to put it out on the wrong day! To help residents understand when to put out heavy trash, we have started the RED TAG campaign. Our crews will be observing our streets on a regular basis and leaving RED TAGS on the doors of residents who have put out heavy trash on the wrong day. The tags also explains when heavy trash is collected in the neighborhood and that citations can be issued for repeat offenders. To make sure you understand when heavy trash is collected – and when it isn’t – visit our heavy trash website and put yours out when the crews are actually on your street.
HURRICANE SEASON JUNE 1 - NOVEMBER 30
Disclaimer: Our video states that the Hurricane Guide will be mailed. It will not be mailed this year but will be available online.
On June 1 we will begin the 2022 hurricane season. NOAA predicts above-normal activity with 14 to 21 named storms and up to six major hurricanes. We encourage you to begin thinking about your supplies, evacuation plans and how to secure your homes now. Here's more information from NOAA to help you understand how hurricane season might unfold between June 1 and November 30. https://www.noaa.gov/.../noaa-predicts-above-normal-2022...
HEAVY TRASH & BRUSH SCHEDULE
The 2022 heavy trash and brush schedule has been released. This schedule will help residents understand when heavy trash is in their neighborhood. We've also placed as an image and a PDF copy on our household garbage and heavy trash website pages. It has also been posted on social media. Search for it with hashtag #LJHeavyTrashSchedule.
We will also be sending this schedule in our residential water bills.If you need any help understanding the schedule or when heavy trash will be collected in your neighborhood, you can always call us at 979.415.2400 and we'll be happy to talk to you about it. Here is a PDF copy of the schedule for your personal download.
DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROJECT PHASE 3
Mayor Gerald Roznovsky and Assistant City Manager Meagan Borth discuss the voter-approved improvements to downtown. Slowed by COVID, the project will make significant improvements to Lake Jackson's downtown during 2022.
HOUSEHOLD TRASH VERSUS HEAVY TRASH
Not all trash is the same. In this video, Lake Jackson residents learn trash can be put at the curb and how much. They also learn how to prepare yard trash for pickup and where to take trash if they can't wait for their pickup dates.
And remember, we have a limit regarding how much heavy trash ou can put out. Putting out more than that will result in an additional charge to you.
Bathrooms can operate different during heavy rains. Big city trucks start working inside manholes in your neighborhood. Road crews are doing work in downtown and barricades are rerouting traffic.
You might wonder why is this happening! The answers to these questions and more are answered in our series "How We Work for You." It's our effort to show you how and why we operate with you in mind.
STREET UPGRADES UNDERWAY
We're beginning a new bond project for our neighborhood streets. The City of Lake Jackson has entered into a contract with Baker & Lawson, Inc. to replace sections of roadways of North Shady Oaks, Forest Oak Lane, Pin Oak Street and Pin Oak Court.
Fats, oils, and grease are collectively called FOG in the Public Works world. FOG comes from meat fats in food scraps, cooking oil, shortening, lard, butter and margarine, gravy, and food products such as mayonnaise, salad dressings, and sour cream.
When poured down kitchen drains, it sticks inside sewer pipes. As the FOG builds up, it blocks the pipe flow and can cause untreated wastewater to back up into homes and businesses. Not only is this a household mess, it can result in high costs for cleanup and restoration!
Once in the city system, FOG can contaminate local waters and even drinking water when manholes covers overflow into parks, yards, streets, and storm drains during heavy rains or hurricanes.
Communities spend billions of dollars every year unplugging or replacing grease-blocked pipes, repairing pump stations, and cleaning up costly and illegal wastewater spills. Excessive FOG in the sewer system can affect local wastewater rates.
So, keeping FOG out of the sewer system helps everyone. That's why we want you to BE FOGGLESS!
One of only 26 schools in the State of Texas and less than 350 nationwide, Beutel Elementary celebrated its prestigious National Blue Ribbon School recognition today. This award, given by the U.S. Department of Education, recognizes schools that have exceptional overall academic performance or has made remarkable progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION
NOTICE is hereby given that it is the intention of the City Council of Lake Jackson, Texas (the “City”) to issue interest-bearing Certificates of Obligation of the City to be designated and known as the “CITY OF LAKE JACKSON, TEXAS CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION, SERIES 2022” (the “Certificates”) for the purpose of providing for the payment of contractual obligations to be incurred for the design, planning, acquisition, equipping, construction, and renovation of public property, and designated infrastructure and for other public purposes specifically being the replacement and expansion of restrooms and playgrounds at park facilities; and the payment of contractual obligations for professional services in connection with such projects (including, but not limited to, financial advisory, legal, architectural, and engineering). The City Council tentatively proposes to authorize the issuance of the Certificates at its regular meeting place in the City Hall, Council Chambers, 25 Oak Drive, Lake Jackson, Texas, at a Regular Meeting of the City Council to be commenced at 6:30 p.m., on the 2nd day of May, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $3,500,000. The City Council proposes to provide for payment of the Certificates of Obligation from a pledge of an annual ad valorem tax, as well as an additional limited pledge of the surplus revenues of the City’s Waterworks and Sewer System. The Certificates are to be issued, and this notice is given, pursuant to Section 271.041, et seq., Texas Local Government Code.
In accordance with the provisions of Subchapter C of Chapter 271, Texas Local Government Code, as amended (“Chapter 271”), the following information has been provided by the City (excludes $10,184,020 principal amount of outstanding debt obligations the City has designated as self-supporting and which the City reasonably expects to pay from revenue sources other than ad valorem taxes; provided, however, that in the event such self-supporting revenues sources are insufficient to pay debt service, the City is obligated to levy ad valorem taxes to pay such debt obligations). The current principal of all outstanding debt obligations of the City is $27,650,980, the combined principal and interest required to pay all currently outstanding debt obligations of the City on time and in full is $34,181,710, the estimated combined principal and interest required to pay the Certificates of Obligation on time and in full is $4,191,524, the estimated interest rate for the Certificates of Obligation is 3.00%, and the maximum maturity date of the Certificates of Obligation will not exceed the maximum allowed by law. Market conditions affecting interest rates vary based on a number of factors beyond the control of the City, and the City cannot and does not guarantee a particular interest rate associated with the Certificates of Obligation.
/s/ Gerald Roznovsky
Mayor, City of Lake Jackson, Texas