To see the Notice of Deadline to File Applications for Place on Ballot for the May 5, 2018 Election, please click here
GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
To elect the following:
One (1) Mayor
Two (2) Alderman (Council Members)
If you are interested in seeking one of the positions, please visit the office of the City Secretary, Erica Molina between the hours 8am-5pm Monday through Thursday or Friday 8am-12pm.
Qualifications as follows:
- United States citizenship
- Texas resident for at least 12 months as of the deadline for filing for the office;
- City Resident for at least 6 months preceding election day;
- 18 years of age or older upon the commencement of the term to be filled at the election;
- Not have been convicted of a felony for which he or she has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities;
- Not have been deemed mentally incompetent by a final judgment of a court
This election will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Early Voting will be two weeks prior and those dates will be announced later. To file an application, please pick up a packet at the City Secretary’s office located at City Hall, 35011 FM 1093, Simonton, Texas.
The first day to file an application for place on the ballot is January 17, 2018. The last day to file an application for place on the ballot is February 16, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
If you have any other questions regarding the General Election for the City of Simonton, please feel free to contact City Secretary at 281-533-9809.
Fort Bend Recovers is hosting a holiday party for you and your family Thursday, December 14th 7-8:30pm at the Irene Stern Community Center in Fulshear.
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Simonton SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) will be operating out of Simonton Community Church until further notice, Monday through Saturday 9am- 6pm.
SBA customer service representatives will be available at the DLOC to meet individually with businesses, homeowners and renters to answer their questions, explain SBA’s disaster loan program, help them complete their applications and close their approved loans.
Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The SBA can also lend additional funds to help businesses and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations of all sizes, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.
Disaster loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace their damaged or
destroyed primary residence.
Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or
replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
Applicants may apply online using SBA’s secure website at www.disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Survivors can still register for federal disaster assistance in the following ways until Nov. 30,
Online at DisasterAssistance.gov.
Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS-Video Relay Service)(TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).
Via the FEMA app, available for Apple and Android mobile devices. To download
Visiting any of the disaster recovery centers still open. DRC locations and hours can be
found online at fema.gov/DRC.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build,
sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability,
English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA
toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS – Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are
available (press 2 for Spanish).
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged
private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund
repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These
disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of
other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance
Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing email@example.com or visiting SBA’s
website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING SIMONTON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN THAT THE SIMONTON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION WILL MEET FOR A REGULAR MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS FOLLOWS:
DATE: Monday, November 27th, 2017
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Simonton City Hall
To see the agenda, click here
This is a notice of the regular Emergency Operations Committee on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6pm at City Hall.
To see the full agenda, click here: AGENDA
For all the latest information on Hurricane Harvey recovery:
Visit www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey to find information in eight different languages.
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Follow us on Twitter: @femaregion6
Hurricane Harvey was a devastating event to Simonton and all of south and southeast Texas. It is in times of disaster that we see how much good there is in the world, and in our community.
During this historic event the City of Simonton had 52 volunteers that worked 1,166 hours under the leadership of our Emergency Operations Committee. We want to say THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers that helped. Whether you were working pumps, logging volunteers in and out, surveying the streets for water levels and damage, checking on the safety of residents and animals, or helping in so many other ways~ The City of Simonton wants you to know that we value our amazing volunteers! We are so grateful for your dedication to our hometown!
We are SIMONTON STRONG!!
Working without a Permit
It has been brought to the city’s attention, that some residents may be repairing their flood damaged homes without proper permitting.
Please note, if FEMA were to perform an audit (which is possible because of the frequency of flooding in recent years),and it is found that any home in the flood plain was not permitted to repair, the entire city could lose the ability to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Meaning no resident could secure flood insurance.
IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR FLOOD DAMAGE REPAIR PERMIT APPLICATION AND RECEIVED A LETTER FROM JONES AND CARTER STATING THAT YOU ARE NOT SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED, YOUR PERMIT IS AT CITY HALL, AWAITING PICK UP. YOU OR YOUR CONTRACTOR MAY PICK UP THE PERMIT DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS (8a-12p, 1p-5p MON-THURS and 8a-12p FRI).
CITY HALL IS CLOSED 12-1PM FOR LUNCH DURING THE WEEK.
PLEASE POST YOUR PERMIT WHERE IT CAN BE SEEN FROM THE STREET. The city has inspectors in the area daily, and if the permit is not in plain sight, a STOP WORK ORDER may be issued.
CITY OF SIMONTON
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS COMMITTEE
BOARD POSITION AVAILABLE
In Simonton, Emergency Management is vital to our community. This is a volunteer position that requires regular attendance at the monthly EOC Board meetings, which are public meetings, held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6pm at City Hall. There may be some additional time needed for special training as well. This is a great opportunity to join a committee that works year round to ensure the safety of our residents in the event of an emergency. The board is looking for some representation from Section 1, but that is not a requirement.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with interest and we will send you and application for the position. You can also call city hall at 281-533-9809 or stop by to pick up an application.