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Pecan Bottom Park

6/17/2024

The Pecan Bottom is a property that was given to the City and has been designated as a park.  Every year the City is asked to allow vendor parking for the Lavender Festival which lasts an extended weekend with vendor parking lasting about a week.  As the park develops the City will stop allowing vendor parking in this location but the City Administrator made a decision with Council consent to mow the lot up to 25' from the creek (protect the riparian zone) and allow parking to provide vendors a space to park.  As you know, the Lavender Festival brings in thousands of visitors to Blanco and is a boost to our community.  The City supports both local businesses and recreation interests in this city.  The City is currently reviewing our plans for Pecan Bottom consistent with previous Council resolution and intentions for development of the area as a park.

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Congratulations to our new Chief of Police, Jerry Thornhill

6/12/2024

Please join us in congratulating our new Chief of Police, Chief Jerry Thornhill.

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Message from Mayor Mike Arnold

5/15/2024

OFFICIAL WRITTEN STATEMENT:

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City Election Information and Update

4/23/2024

The City encourages all registered voters to participate in the City elections.  Early voting is underway through April 30, with election day on Saturday, May 4. Voting locations are posted on this website as well as on the Blanco County website. As a reminder, the City has contracted with Blanco County to conduct the City election.  Any questions presented to the City concerning the elections or balloting will be referred to the County.  Of course, citizens may always contact the County Election office directly through: Rosemary Adame, TREO, Elections Administrator, Blanco County, Texas, 830-868-7168, electionsadmin@co.blanco.tx.ushttps://www.co.blanco.tx.us/page/blanco.Elections.

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Police Department Update

4/22/2024

The City is pleased to announce that on April 26, 2024, all of our Blanco police officers will receive a $3,200 annual pay increase, effective as of April 1. Our Mayor and City Council unanimously approved this retention increase in late March, which reflects unequivocal support for each of our officers and the department. Our Mayor, City Council, City staff, and all of Blanco salute our police officers and the incredible job they do for all of us.   All of Blanco City Council is committed to developing a relationship with PD and is currently reviewing measures to better communications, retain current staff, and attract new qualified officers. 

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City of Blanco Lift Station Project

4/12/2024

Dear Residents of Blanco:

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Upcoming Changes to the Waste Connections services during and around the time of the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse

4/2/2024

Attention to City of Blanco Residents:

RE: Upcoming Changes to the Waste Connections services during and around the time of the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse:

Waste Connections will provide an additional COMMERCIAL trash service pick up this Saturday, April 6, 2024 in anticipation of the Solar Eclipse.

The regular residential and commercial trash service will be moved from Monday, April 8 to Tuesday, April 9 after the Solar Eclipse.

The amended schedule and extra commercial pick up should hopefully accommodate additional trash needs created by the Solar Eclipse. Thank you!

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Street Closure for Blanco Founder’s Day, Saturday, March 23, 2024

3/21/2024

Street Closure for Blanco Founder’s Day
Saturday, March 23, 2024

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Chief of Police to Retire

3/13/2024

Chief of Police Scott Rubin will retire from the Blanco Police Department on April 12, 2024 bringing an end to a professional career spanning 40 years of service to the nation as a member of the military and service to communities as a peace officer. He has served 25 years as a Chief of Police.

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Public Statement from Special City Council Meeting of March 4, 2024

3/5/2024

The City is aware of allegations concerning the conduct of a City employee who was working in the local high school. The City has treated these allegations seriously from the outset and has taken steps needed to address the safety and wellbeing of all concerned. The City also commenced a thorough review and investigation of the facts and related legal and other issues. The City’s review of the matter is ongoing. Further updates will be made as they are available.

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Emergency Water Notification

2/3/2024

Emergency Water Notification

Attention City of Blanco Water Customers:

We have just become aware of a major leak in our water system, which requires us to shut off water service immediately. We are declaring an temporary move to STAGE 6 water rationing.

We will keep you informed as we work through this.

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Emergency Water Update

2/3/2024

Emergency Water Update:

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Emergency Water Update - Good News

2/3/2024

Emergency Water Notification Update

Attention City of Blanco Water Customers:

UPDATE:  Good News, after our post, we received a call from a citzen who identified the leak.  We have shut off the valve serving that small area.  We need to stay on restrictions for a little while longer as our tanks fill up, but look for an update soon that things are back to normal. 

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City of Blanco Meetings for the week of February 5-9, 2024:

2/2/2024

City of Blanco Meetings for the week of February 5-9, 2024:

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