September 13, 2019 – Notice of Public Gathering

NOTICE

HIGHLAND HAVEN BOARD OF ALDERMEN and PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

PUBLIC GATHERING(S)


Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 551.041 of the Texas Government Code, that members of the City of Highland Haven Board of Aldermen and/or the City of Highland Haven Planning and Zoning Commission may attend the below referenced meeting(s) at the below listed location, date and time.

Although a majority of the City of Highland Haven Board of Aldermen and/or Planning and Zoning Commission may be present, and City business may be discussed, there will be no action taken on any matters by either the Board of Aldermen or the Planning and Zoning Commission in this open meeting/public gathering(s).


• Friday, Sept. 13, 10am at Swan Park, next to 107 Swan Street, Highland Haven TX


• Demonstration of the Turbo Draft System by the Granite Shoals Fire Dept. at Swan Park


Olan Kelley, Mayor
Posted 9/13/2019


2019 September 5 – ERCOT requests conservation Thursday and Friday

Consumers and businesses are urged to reduce their electricity use on Thursday, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 6, especially during the hours of 2 to 7 p.m.

“ERCOT’s job is to ensure power is available all over Texas,” said ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness. “When electricity demand and heat reach levels like we expect on Thursday and Friday, we ask Texans to consider taking a few steps to help keep power flowing for all of us.”

Some areas of Texas are expected to see the highest temperatures experienced so far this summer. Temperatures are expected to exceed 100 degrees in all major Texas metropolitan areas through Sept. 7.

ERCOT set a new September peak demand record on Tuesday, Sept. 3 when demand reached 68,546 MW between 4 and 5 p.m. This is more than 1,500 MW higher than the previous September record set in 2016.

Steps to help reduce electricity use:

  • Turn thermostat up 2 to 3 degrees during the peak hours of 2 to 7 p.m.
  • Set programmable thermostats to higher temperatures when no one is home.
  • Use fans to feel 4 to 6 degrees cooler.
  • Limit use of large appliances (i.e., dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc.) to morning or after 7 p.m.
  • If you cook indoors from 2 to 7 p.m., use a microwave or slow cooker.
  • Close blinds and drapes during late afternoon. 
  • Schedule pool pumps to run in the early morning or overnight hours; shut off between 2 and 7 p.m.

More conservation tips:

www.ercot.com/about/conservation

http://powertosavetexas.org/

How to track electricity demand

·         View daily peak demand forecast, current load and available generation at http://www.ercot.com.

  • Follow ERCOT on Twitter (@ERCOT_ISO) and Facebook (Electric Reliability Council of Texas).
  • Sign up for the ERCOT mobile app (available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play).
  • Subscribe to the EmergencyAlerts list on http://lists.ercot.com.

Consumer assistance

Public Utility Commission of Texas Hotline – 1-888-782-8477

ERCOT region

The ERCOT region includes the urban load centers of Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin, as well as most of West Texas, portions of the Panhandle and the Rio Grande Valley. It excludes the El Paso area, Northeast Texas (Longview, Marshall and Texarkana) and Southeast Texas (Beaumont, Port Arthur and The Woodlands). An ERCOT region map is available at: http://www.ercot.com/news/mediakit/maps/index.html.

ERCOT, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, manages the flow of electric power to more than 25 million Texas customers, representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the Independent System Operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 46,500 miles of transmission lines and 650+ generation units. ERCOT also performs financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers retail switching for more than 8 million premises in competitive choice areas. ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature.

Media Contact:

Leslie Sopko, (512) 275-7432, [email protected]


Burnet County BOPATE Collection October 26, 2019

Burnet County Reuse and Recyle Center collection of residential items will be held October 26, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm at 2411 FM 963, Burnet Texas.

Click here for complete details.

PLEASE BRING
• Automobile Tires (24” or less, NO RIMS) first 10 tires free, $2/tire after that
• Lead-Acid Batteries
• Cell Phones and Telephones
• Computer Components and Parts
• Televisions (NO WOODEN CONSOLES)
• Used Motor Oil and Filters
• Latex Paint (NO OIL BASED)
• Antifreeze

DO NOT BRING
• Tires with rims
• Chemicals of ANY KIND
• Dioxins
• Containers larger than 5 gallons
• Explosives
• Medical and pharmaceutical items
• Compressed gas cylinders
(aerosols and propane)
• Fluorescent lamp bulbs
• Industrial/Commercial waste
• Products labeled “Caution,”
“Warning,” or “Poison”
• Petroleum based paints, stains,
and varnishe


8/14/2019 Please reduce electrical use during peak hours (3-7 pm) during this heat wave.

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region continues to experience sustained heat and record-setting load. Consumers and businesses are urged to reduce their electricity during peak hours.

“High temperatures have resulted in record electricity demand over the last few days and may result in a new record today,” said ERCOT President and CEO Bill Magness. “Consumers can help lower energy consumption by taking some simple actions between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m.”

Steps to help reduce electricity use:

  • Turn thermostat up 2 to 3 degrees during the peak hours of 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Set programmable thermostats to higher temperatures when no one is home.
  • Use fans to feel 4 to 6 degrees cooler.
  • Limit use of large appliances (i.e., dishwasher, washer, dryer, etc.) to morning or after 7 p.m.
  • If you cook indoors from 3 to 7 p.m., use a microwave or slow cooker.
  • Close blinds and drapes during late afternoon. 
  • Schedule pool pumps to run in the early morning or overnight hours; shut off between 4 and 6 p.m.

More conservation tips:

www.ercot.com/about/conservation

How to track electricity demand

View daily peak demand forecast, current load and available generation at http://www.ercot.com.

  • Follow ERCOT on Twitter (@ERCOT_ISO) and Facebook (Electric Reliability Council of Texas).
  • Sign up for the ERCOT mobile app (available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play).
  • Subscribe to the EmergencyAlerts list on http://lists.ercot.com.

Consumer assistance

Public Utility Commission of Texas Hotline – 1-888-782-8477

ERCOT region

The ERCOT region includes the urban load centers of Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin, as well as most of West Texas, portions of the Panhandle and the Rio Grande Valley. It excludes the El Paso area, Northeast Texas (Longview, Marshall and Texarkana) and Southeast Texas (Beaumont, Port Arthur and The Woodlands). An ERCOT region map is available at: http://www.ercot.com/news/mediakit/maps/index.html.


Joyce Smith Memorial Service

A Memorial Service will be held for Joyce Smith, Sunday, July 21st at 3:00 pm at the Highland Haven Community Center.

 


Joyce Smith Memorial Service

A Memorial Service will be held for Joyce Smith, Sunday, July 21st at 3:00 pm at the Highland Haven Community Center.


Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (2018)

The City of Highland Haven Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2018 has been posted to City Reports (under the Government Tab). You may also click here for the report.

This report is intended to provide you with important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the water system to provide safe drinking water.

The City of Highland Haven Water System provides ground water from the Granite Gravel Aquifer located in Burnet County.

For more information regarding the report and to find out about puvlic participation opportunities or scheduled meetings contact:

Olan Kelley, Mayor

830-265-4366


Camp Champions Fireworks Summer 2019 Schedule

Camp Champions Fireworks Schedule for Summer 2019. Shows are approximately 20 minutes and will begin roughly 20 minutes after sunset.

June 20

July 4

July 11

July 25

August 8


Confirmed Rabies Incident

On June 13, 2019, a skunk attacked a resident’s pet in their backyard near Heron and Thrush.  The skunk was killed and a veterinarian confirmed the skunk was rabid.  Based on the skunk’s behavior it may have been in an advanced stage of rabies.  The pet is now in quarantine at a veterinary clinic.

Residents are urged to watch their pets and take them to their veterinarian for a checkup if their pet has recently been injured by another animal or if their pet is acting abnormally.  It is recommended that all pets be vaccinated and your veterinarian may recommend a booster to further protect your pet and family. If you observe an animal acting in an unusual and aggressive manner, call 911 and report the animal to the Sheriff’s Office, Burnet County Animal Control.  For non-emergencies call, 512-756-8080.