RECENT NEWS
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New walking trail at Grapeland City Park.
 

New playground equipment to be installed in Feb.

Dumpsters:

Our city officials are taking initiative to help our inner city residents clean up their properties. 

Every quarter there will be dumpsters provided for Grapeland city residents to dispose of their garbage.  The dumpsters will be located at Grapeland’s wastewater facility, 10972 HWY 287.We encourage our citizens to make use of this courtesy and involve themselves with “Campaign Clean City.”

March cleanup TBD

1/18/21:

The following are some noteworthy items discussed the month of January: 


- The Building and Standards Committee has been rebuilt.  There are now six Grapeland citizens, all from within the city limits, on the committee.  Their job is to structure ordinances pertaining to dilapidated houses and unkept yards that will be enforced by our Chief of Police.  This includes junk cars and junk recreational vehicles.  Some warnings have already been given out and more warnings are to follow.  Please take the initiative to handle things on your own as to not receive fines in the future.  


- The Council approved applying for a grant that will provide funds to the city to pay for Police Department overtime.  This grant will help us provide even more security for our city. 


- The Council approved the go ahead to pursue expanding our wastewater plant.  If all goes well, we could begin construction in about 18 months.  


- In the summer of last year, the city applied for a downtown revitalization grant.  Unfortunately, we didn’t make the cut for this grant.  Other cities scored higher than we did for grant approval.  But we will try again when this grant comes open again.


- We have some great news on the Prosperity Bank ATM robbery.  Thanks to the investigative efforts of our Chief of Police, an arrest was made in this case.  Kudos to our Chief and the Grapeland Police Department! 
That is all for this month.  Next City Council meeting will be February 9th at 7pm.  
“If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.”  Booker T. Washington.

COVID-19
Recommendations from the Dept. of Health:

Follow these four steps every time.
1. Wet your hands with running water, turn off the water, and apply soap.
2. Wash your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. 
3. Rinse your hands well under running water.
4. Dry your hands using a clean towel.

Alternative to hand sanitizer: soap and water

 

Alternative to disinfecting wipes: 4 teaspoons of bleach to 1 quart of water
 

Main symptoms of COVID-19: Dry Cough, Fever, Runny Nose

Other symptoms include body aches, chills, and sore throat.


If you have any of the symptoms, do the following:

Stay at home: People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to recover at home. Do not visit public areas.

Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical care. Any shortness of breathe needs medical attention.

Stay away from others: As much as possible, you should stay in a specific room and away from other people who live with you. Use a separate bathroom if you can. 


If you are sick:

You should wear a facemask when you are around other people and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office.

If you are caring for others: When caregivers enter the room of the sick person, they should wear a facemask. Visitors, other than caregivers, are not recommended.