Please click the above link to see the entire Notice of Application from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Important requirements regarding New Residential buildings in Simonton:
Elevation of structure:
For residential structures, the lowest floor (including basement) must be elevated to 116 feet above mean sea level (which is two feet above the base flood elevation) as determined by the flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) or 24” above the nearest road surface, whichever is higher.
Permittee will inform the administrator when construction of lowest floor is completed. Permittee must submit elevation certificate from a registered professional engineer, architect, or land surveyor to the administrator within seven (7) calendar days of completion of the lowest floor, verifying the specified elevation.
Fully enclosed areas below the lowest floor that are usable solely for parking of vehicles, building access, or storage in an area other than a basement and which are subject to flooding shall be designed to automatically equalize hydrostatic flood forces on exterior walls by allowing for the entry and exit of flood waters. A minimum of two (2) openings having a total net area of not less than one (1) square foot of enclosed area subject to flooding shall be provided. The bottom of all openings shall be no higher than one (1) foot above grade.
DID YOU KNOW???
NO FILL DIRT IS ALLOWED IN THE CITY LIMITS WITHOUT PROPER PERMITTING FROM OUR FLOOD PLAIN ADMINISTRATOR. WE REQUIRE A CERTIFIED ENGINEER TO PROVIDE A “NO RISE” CERTIFICATE TO VERIFY THAT ANY GRADING AND/OR ADDITION OF DIRT WILL NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT ADJACENT PROPERTIES.
ARTICLE IV. – FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION
Sec. 8-125. – Establishment of development permit.
A floodplain development permit shall be required to ensure conformance with the provisions of this article. It shall be unlawful for any person to commence new construction, substantial improvements, or another development within an area of special flood hazard within the jurisdiction of the city without having first received a development permit therefore issued in accordance with this article, to ensure conformance with the provisions of this article.*
Development means any manmade change to improved and unimproved real estate, including, but not limited to, buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations or storage of equipment or materials.*
*The information provided above can be found on the city website ( www.simontontexas.gov ) under government>ordinances or by clicking the following link. All of the city ordinances are in a searchable database for ease of access for our residents: https://www.municode.com/library/tx/simonton/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=COOR_CH8BUBURE_ARTIVFLDAPR_DIV1GE_S8-121MEREFLLO
Blackboard is a communication service that the City of Simonton uses to get information out to ONLY our residents in the city limits and the ETJ. It allows us to communicate community outreach, important information, and emergency notices. So if you have not already signed up, please either email your name, address, phone number(s) and email(s)* to firstname.lastname@example.org or just give us a call at 281-533-9809.
*Each address is one account and can hold up to 4 email addresses and 10 phone numbers, so if you have other adults in the household, you can add their information as well.
At its regular meeting held on November 26, 2013, the Fort Bend County Commissioners Court appointed Simonton Mayor Daniel McJunkin to the Board of Directors of the Fort Bend County Housing Finance Corporation for a two-year term beginning December 3, 2013, and ending Decembe 2, 2015. Mayor McJunkin’s nomination was submitted by Precinct 3 County Commissioner Andy Meyers. Congratulations, Mayor McJunkin.
Earlier this year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) instituted new requirements when disposing of unwanted television sets. This program will provide Texans additional opportunities to recycle used television.
- Beginning April 1, 2013, a list of TV manufacturers who have approved recycling programs will be available through TexasRecyclesTVs.org
- After January 31, 2013, recyclers accepting TVs must be registered with TCEQ and certify that they comply with requirements for managing collected TVs.
- More information on how to recycle used TVs may be found by visiting TexasRecycleTVs.org
Below you’ll find a YouTube video produced by the City of Houston providing instructions on what do to during an “Active Shooting Event”.
If the video doesn’t appear, please copy and paste the following web address: http://youtu.be/5VcSwejU2D0
To report a street light outage in the City of Simonton, first record the six-digit number on the light pole. then click the following link to report it to centerpoint:
AUSTIN, TX—MAY 16, 2012—Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Gary Aber of Simonton to the Texas Racing Commission for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2015. The commission oversees pari-mutuel wagering on horse and greyhound racing.
The City of Simonton would like to congratulate Mr. Aber for his being recognized by Governor Perry for such an important post. Please join with us as we thank him for his valued service to our State as well as to the animal lovers in our community.