MAYOR’S MESSAGE


The City of Watauga Public Works Department oversees the facilities most of you use daily from tap water in your home to the roads you utilize to get to work or play.  The leadership team is staffed with individuals holding Professional Licenses in Engineering, Certified Flood Plain Management, Class I & II Wastewater License, Class C Water License and many others.  The Department consists of Water and Sewer Division, Streets Division, Storm Water Division, Fleet & Building Maintenance Division, Code Compliance and Inspection Services Division, and Residential Revitalization of Watauga Neighborhoods.

The Watauga Water and Sewer Division is committed to providing its citizens the best drinking water possible, by repairing main breaks and leaks, bacteriological sampling, along with staying up to date with current State and Federal laws and regulations. Between the current 11 employees there are 5 Class C water licenses, 3 Sewer Collection II licenses and 1 Collection I license.

The Street Division maintains all the streets throughout the city.  With the ¼ cent sales tax, the city is able to overlay and repair curb and gutter on streets that would probably not be funded without it.  The division is responsible for all signs, traffic signals, pavement markings, school flashers, and assist with bridge inspections.  

Within the Storm Water Division the Supervisor holds a State Pesticide license.  The major role of the division is to maintain channels and right-of-ways, along with sweeping streets, sidewalk projects, channel inspections with the Army Corps of Engineers, mosquito trapping, and bridge inspections for the Texas Department of Transportation.

Fleet & Building Maintenance Division strives to maintain a dependable fleet along with safe energy efficient buildings by highly certified technicians.  In an effort to maintain all the specialized equipment from Fire Apparatus Vehicles, Police Cruisers, Backhoes, etc., the Fleet Team is staffed with ASE & EVT Master Certified Mechanics in automobiles, heavy trucks, and fire apparatus equipment.  The Building Maintenance Team holds certifications in HVAC, electrical, refrigeration, pumps, and boilers.  In addition to these duties, the team maintains a fueling station and oversees all auctions of surplus city equipment.  This division also performs all the janitorial services for the City of Watauga.

The goal of Code Compliance and Inspection Services Division is to ensure property owners comply with the Code of Ordinances, all plans and projects meet the required building specifications and to enhance the economic development goal of the city by offering residential revitalization programs to citizens in need of assistance in the upkeep of their properties. The team within this Division is staffed with State Certified Code Officers, State Certified Plumbing Inspectors and Certified Construction Inspector.

You may report potholes, sidewalk, drainage, mosquito concerns, street sign issues, street sweeper questions, water leaks, water main breaks, sewer backups, code compliance issues, permit questions, or other Public Works related issues directly to the Supervisor through our website or by calling 817.514.5839.  You also have the option to report a water/sewer or pothole by clicking here.  Also, we utilize mygov, where you may also report and find information related to the Department. The dedication and commitment of the Public Works Department contributes on a daily basis in making the City of Watauga, “A Great Place to Live”.

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Watauga Citizens Academy

Watauga 101- Citizens’ Academy


Are you interested in learning more about your city and local government?  Then consider signing up to be a part of the first class enrolled in Watauga 101-Citizens’ Academy!  The enrollment period will begin on December 1, 2016 and will close on January 15, 2017.  The Academy is free of charge and open to citizens and business owners in Watauga.  The first session is scheduled to begin on February 9, 2017.  For more information on how to apply, please visit the following link here or contact the City Secretary’s Office at (817) 514.5825 or (817) 514.5812.

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City of Watauga Offices will be closed in observance of:
Christmas Holiday, December 23-26, and New Year’s Holiday, December 30-January 2

See Water Utility Billing Reminder for Holiday Trash Schedule

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Water Utility Billing Reminder


HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE AND CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP


The trash & Christmas Trees removal schedule is as follows:
Christmas Day – no changes - Christmas is on a Sunday this year

Christmas Trees Removal – Tree’s only!

Pick-up will be on the first (1st) two Monday’s in January, provided, that such trees are placed within five (5) feet of the curb and out no later than 7:00 a.m.   If you happen to miss this pick-up you will have to place the trees out on your regular scheduled bulk pick-up day.                                   

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Christmas Tree

Holiday Events - December 2016


Watauga Tree Lighting

Thursday, December 1, 6:00 p.m.      Capp Smith Park, 5800 Robin Dr.

Singing, Entertainment, Hot Chocolate and a special visit from Santa!

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 10, 9:00 a.m.    Watauga Community Center, 7901 Indian Springs Rd.

Breakfast, Crafts and a visit from Santa.  Register at the Watauga Community Center now through December 9. Space is limited.
$7/Child, $3/Adult

Letters from Santa
Your Favorite person can receive a personalized letter from Santa. Information Sheets can be picked up at the Community Center, Library and City Hall.  Complete all applicable information and return to the Watauga Community Center before Monday, December 12, 5:00 p.m.
$2/letter

Light Watauga Contest

Tuesday, December 13          Judging will take place.

Nominate your favorite residential outdoor Christmas light display! You can make a nomination by calling the Watauga Community Center at 817.514.5828, or filling out a nomination form which can be found at City Hall, the Watauga Library or the Community Center. Please return forms to the Community Center.

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Library - Watauga Public Library

The Arts Council Northeast MasterWorks Series presents a North Central Ballet performance of The Nutcracker

Thursday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Come enjoy the magic of the Nutcracker, experience a visit from Santa and don’t forget to stop by the craft table!  The Center for Home Education will also provide music of The Holiday Season for your enjoyment. As you leave, check out Santa’s special friends waiting to take him back to the North Pole!  A wonderful holiday family evening is planned for you at the Library!

Visit the Angel Tree at the Youth Services Desk – Watauga Public Library

If you want to make Christmas merry and bright for a local child or teen, please visit the Angel Tree.  Select a tag from the tree and let the youth of our community know how special they are to us.  Please return all gifts, unwrapped and with tag attached, by 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15/

Light Watauga Contest

Tuesday, December 13          Judging will take place.

Nominate your favorite residential outdoor Christmas light display! You can make a nomination by calling the Watauga Community Center at 817.514.5828, or filling out a nomination form which can be found at City Hall, the Watauga Library or the Community Center. Please return forms to the Community Center.

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Library - Watauga Public Library

The Arts Council Northeast MasterWorks Series presents a North Central Ballet performance of The Nutcracker

Thursday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Come enjoy the magic of the Nutcracker, experience a visit from Santa and don’t forget to stop by the craft table!  The Center for Home Education will also provide music of The Holiday Season for your enjoyment. As you leave, check out Santa’s special friends waiting to take him back to the North Pole!  A wonderful holiday family evening is planned for you at the Library!

Visit the Angel Tree at the Youth Services Desk – Watauga Public Library

If you want to make Christmas merry and bright for a local child or teen, please visit the Angel Tree.  Select a tag from the tree and let the youth of our community know how special they are to us.  Please return all gifts, unwrapped and with tag attached, by 8:00 p.m., Thursday, December 15.

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Shop Watauga

The holiday season is here and when you shop remember Watauga first!
For a list of our many wonderful businesses visit our website at www.wataugatx.org.

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Don't Pour Grease Down The Drain


Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) come from meats, butters and margarine, lard, food scraps, sauces, salad dressings, dairy products, and cooking oil. When FOG goes down the drain, it hardens and causes sewer pipes to clog. This can lead to a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) where raw sewage actually backs up into your home, lawn, neighborhood, and streets. Not only does this nasty mess cause health issues, it also can run into a nearby stream or river, which affects our drinking water. If your pipes become clogged from putting FOG down the drain, it can be very expensive problem to fix. To avoid household and environmental damage as well as a costly bill, NEVER put FOG down the drain!

Do put oil and grease in covered collection containers. 
Do scrape food scraps from dishes into trash cans and garbage bags and dispose of properly. Avoid using the garbage disposal. 
Do remove oil and grease from dishes, pans, fryers, and griddles. Cool first before you skim, scrape, or wipe off excess grease. 

Don't pour oil and grease down the drain. 
Don't put food scraps down the drain. 
Don't rinse off oil and grease with hot water.

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LifeLine Screening - Watauga Community Center


Friday, December 16, 2016

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1.888.653.6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.    

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Adoption

MEOWS & HOWLS


Watauga Animal Services Center
5203 Watauga Rd      
817.656.9614

Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) will be joining us to provide low cost vaccinations and other various pet services. Cash or Charge ONLY

TCAP Services:
  • Rabies Vaccination                 $5.00
  • Flea and Tick Prevention        $10.00
  • Heartworm Prevention            $20.00-$30.00
  • Other Various Vaccines          $10.00
Watauga Animal Shelter Services:
  • Micro-chipping                        $15.00
  • City Registration                     $5.00
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