Like other cities in Texas, the City of Simonton (the City) must plan to meet “head-on” the threat of a multitude of emergencies. Recently, the City held a preparedness exercise to ensure that the community was prepared to handle a flood event. Last month’s exercise, which began at 8:00 a.m. and lasted several hours, involved training 15 community volunteers on their ability to pick up, deliver, deploy, operate, take down and return the City’s trailer-mounted flood pumps effectively and efficiently.
Click here for the official Notice of Comment Period to the San Jacinto River Authority.
- Rabies shot only – $8.00
- Additional Vaccinations are $12.00
Please take the time to protect your pets and your family.
*This event is not sponsored by the City of Simonton but is offered as a community service.
CITY OF SIMONTON
UPCOMING ROAD REPAIRS
The City of Simonton has scheduled Fort Bend County Road and Bridge Department to perform a number of major road repair projects in the City of Simonton. These repairs are set to begin Monday, March 7th and will take about two weeks to complete. Click HERE for the Official Notice of Road Repairs in a Printable Format for Display in your Business.
Road Projects include (In no particular order):
Blacksmith Road—2” Asphalt Overlay
Chisholm Trail Road—Rebuild Road with 2” Asphalt Overlay
Little Dogie Road and Hackamore Road—Rebuild Road with 2” Asphalt Overlay
Buckboard Road—Rebuild with Chipcoat Overlay
Ranchero Road—Rebuild with Chipcoat Overlay
Bridle Road—Rebuild with Chipcoat Overlay
East Longhorn Road—Rebuild with Chipcoat Overlay
Sagebrush Road—Rebuild with Chipcoat Overlay
Wagon Road—Repair low spots and large cracking areas
Pony Lane—Repair low spots and large cracking areas
Rue Road—Add crushed concrete and level
Misc Repairs and Potholes: West Longhorn Road, Cheyenne Road, Intersections of Stockade Drive @ Flintlock Drive, and Stockade Drive at Cougar Drive
The City apologizes in advance for the disruption and dust which you may experience. Please plan for alternate routes to avoid the inevitable delays. Also, avoid freshly oiled roads.
Residents Please Note: HERBICIDE WILL BE APPLIED DURING THIS TIME
Encroaching grass and weeds are the enemy of our roads. To protect the integrity of the road surface, Fort Bend County will be applying herbicide to the edges and shoulders of many (but not all) of the roads in the City of Simonton.
Note that the County will take every effort to only use herbicide where it is absolutely necessary. However, it may spread further into areas of the right of way than were intended. While this in unfortunate, if it does happen, we ask for your understanding.
Questions may be directed to the City of Simonton at 281-533-9809 during business hours.
Recent thefts of Stop Signs in Simonton have drawn the ire of a number of neighbors in the community. Specifically, two stop signs were recently removed at the intersection of Hackamore and Broncho in Section 1 of Valley Lodge.
“Residents depend on these stop signs to provide safety in our city.” says Simonton Mayor, Daniel McJunkin. “We are pursuing the thefts as more than just a childish prank, it’s a serious matter – that could lead to an arrest and heavy fines for those that took them”.
According to Mayor McJunkin, the City is working with Crimestoppers to offer a reward for information about the thefts. The phone number for Fort Bend Crimestoppers is 281-342-8477 (TIPS).
Road signs are in place to warn drivers of potential hazards, speed limits, sharp turns and to protect the community. When they are damaged or removed, people can be injured or even killed as a result. The City of Simonton encourages everyone in the community to be aware of anyone damaging or removing a sign and report suspicious behavior to the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4704. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Fort Bend Crimestoppers at 281-342-8477 (TIPS).
Article from Jeff Braun, Fort Bend County EOC
Day upon day of Heat Advisories have been issued for Fort Bend County. No sign of the heat letting up. Article today in Fort Bend Herald noting how one of our local non-profit agencies is assisting those who have a difficult time finding a cool place during this heat wave. The article is below:
As the summer heat continues, the need to stay cool becomes all the more important, especially for the elderly. To get out of the heat, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels provides a Cooling Center for those with no place to go during the hot summer months. And for those that cannot get to the location, Fort Bend County Public Transportation can help them get there.
The Cooling Center is located at the Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels, 1330 Band Road in Rosenberg , just behind the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds off of Highway 36. The building is open from 8 am – 5 pm, Monday- Friday, and it is air conditioned. The Cooling Centers also provides water fountains and leisure activities (cards, board games) for those who visit.
If anyone needs assistance getting to and from the Cooling Center please take advantage of Fort Bend Transit Services. Fort Bend County currently offers shared ride bus services to the citizens of Fort Bend County. The scheduled ride transportation service provides trips within Fort Bend County.
Trip fares are $1 per person each way. Passengers must be ready 15 minutes before scheduled pick up time. This is a curb-to-curb service; however, persons with disabilities may request door-to-door service. All passengers must wear seat restraints. Seat restraints must be provided for children 40 pounds or less. Passengers 12 years or younger must be accompanied by another person 18 years or older. For more information please call 281-633-RIDE or 866-751-TRIP.
For those who can’t get to the Cooling Center and don’t have air conditioning, here are some tips to stay cool:
• Just add water: Ball up and soak a T-shirt in the sink, wring it out, put it on and sit in a lawn chair (or other chair that lets air through to you) in front of a fan. Re-wet as it dries. Make sure not to soak it with cold water. It can be colder than you think. Wear a short-sleeved shirt and put water on the sleeves. If there is a breeze or fan blowing on you, you can actually get cold. Use a squirt bottle, the sink or hose if outside to keep your sleeves wet.
• Dress for the heat: Wear light colors and natural fabrics (cotton, silk, linen) rather than polyester, rayon, or other artificial fibers. Covering up may actually keep your cooler, especially if the heat is low in humidity. By protecting your skin from the sun beating down, you’ll also shade your skin.
• Go downstairs: Warm air is less dense than cooler air so it ends up layered on top of the downward moving cooler air. If you’re in a house, for example, get lower than the roof. Make your way to the basement or lower level. It will be cooler there.
The Fort Bend County Special Needs Awareness Program Survey will assist Fort Bend County departments, such as the Office of Emergency Management and Health and Human Services, plan how to assist people with special needs in the county during an emergency or natural disaster.
The survey form is not a request for evacuation transportation, since Fort
Bend County is not an evacuation county. However, if severe weather is anticipated, or if there is severe wind damage or flooding after a storm, some people may need to be moved to a safer place.