Veterans Day Ceremony

2022 VETERANS DAY CEREMONY INVITATION

Area residents are invited to attend the Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday November 11, 2022 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am at McLendon-Chisholm City Hall – 1371 West FM 550, McLendon-Chisholm. Honoring those who served and those serving.

Veterans Day Flyer

Spooky Halloween Pumpkins

McLendon-Chisholm Fire invites Community to attend Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat Event

WHEN:

Monday Oct. 31, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

WHERE:

McLendon-Chisholm Fire Station, 1345 West FM 550

WHAT:

McLendon-Chisholm Fire will be hosting a drive-thru Trick-or-Treat event on Halloween. At the event, families will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat from the safety of their own vehicles.

Candy and other treats will be given to kids by members of fire department. Directions will be given upon arrival.

The event is free to the community and sponsored by the City of McLendon-Chisholm.

We look forward to a great turn out and spooky Halloween.

Serve on the P&Z Board

Applications for Planning & Zoning Commission Being Accepted

The City of McLendon-Chisholm is accepting applications for up to three alternate positions on the Planning & Zoning Commission.

The Planning & Zoning Commission is responsible for the development and implementation of plans for the future growth, development and redevelopment of the City. The Commission shall also be responsible for the review and consideration and recommendation for approval or rejection to the City Council of all development plans and proposals, zoning requests, subdivision plats and replats, site plans and zoning regulations and ordinances. The Commission shall further be responsible for the review and consideration of the adoption, updating, and revision of land use assumptions.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month when there is a case to be heard. The application for appointment to the Commission is available on the City website or by contacting the City Secretary.

Applications should be returned to the City Secretary at citysecretary@mclendon-chisholm.com, by mail, or in person.  Applications must be received no later than September 30, 2022.

Serve on the Board of Adjustment

Applications for Board of Adjustment Being Accepted

The City of McLendon-Chisholm is accepting applications for alternate positions on the Board of Adjustment.

The Board of Adjustment authorizes variances from the zoning ordinance when it is not contrary to the public interest. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month when there is a case to be heard. The application for appointment to the Board is available on the City website or by contacting the City Secretary.

Applications should be returned to the City Secretary at citysecretary@mclendon-chisholm.com, by mail, or in person.  Applications must be received no later than September 30, 2022.

Heroes Day

JOIN US FOR HEROES DAY ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH FROM 7AM – 11AM

Heroes’ Day will be an all-day event at McLendon-Chisholm City Hall, on Saturday, September 24th. Police, Fire, EMT and County Sheriffs and Deputies have been specially invited to attend this event with their families.

We also want to welcome the community to join in as well to help us honor and celebrate these brave men and women for the service they render to all of us, each and every day.

The day will commence at 7:30 AM with a 5K, 10K, and half marathon through McLendon-Chisholm.

All 3 courses are USATF certified. USATF Course Certifications may be viewed under the tab Course.

There will be a Kid’s Field Day and a ‘Heroes’ Day Fitness Challenge. We invite any individuals in the community who would like to test their skill, strength, and stamina against our community’s finest to also register for the competition. There will be a prize awarded for the Grand Champion in the ‘Heroes’ Day Fitness Challenge.

There will be live music, food trucks and bounce houses available throughout the day.

We are honored to announce that all proceeds for this event will be going to “Fire In Texas” a scholarship in fallen Fate DPS fireman Clifford Haney’s name.

Heroes Day Flyer

CWD Logo with City Hall Flags

City of McLendon-Chisholm X-treme Green Event on Saturday, October 15, 2022 8:oo am – Noon

Location: Chisholm Baptist Church 1388 State Highway 205, Rockwall, TX 75032

Items accepted:

  • Electronic Waste
  • Bulk Trash Items
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Appliances
  • Tires (no rims)

Document shredding is also available.

Open to all CWD customers in McLendon Chisholm. Driver’s license required for proof of residency.

Download the event map and a detailed list of accepted items (pdf).

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ROCKWALL COUNTY ISSUES ADDITIONAL BURN & FIREWORKS NOTICES

Rockwall County has issued a fireworks notice restricting the sale and use of certain fireworks within unincorporated areas in the county. They have also extended the county wide Burn Ban Notice for an additional period. For more information visit the Rockwall County website or download the notices below.

Burn Ban Notice

ROCKWALL COUNTY BURN BAN NOTICE

Rockwall County has issued an order restricting outdoor burning. The order will be enforced for 30 days.

DOWNLOAD THE ORDER (pdf)

RCH Water Tower

RCH WATER UPDATES AS OF 3:00pm 07/15/22

3:00pm Update 07/15/22: RCH has advised the City that the boil water notce has been lifted immediately

11:00am Update: The City is actively working with our contracted water supplier RCH Water in alleviating the low water pressure issue.

Starting immediately, RCH and the City are asking all businesses and residents to completely stop all outdoor irrigation/sprinkler system watering. This action will help relieve the demand on the overall water system. This short term, water conservation effort will greatly assist in the duration of this problem.

Thank you for your patience and we appreciate your understanding and conservation efforts in the resolution of this issue.

Please check back on a regular basis as updates will follow as we receive them.

RCH WATER
Website
Phone: 972 722 3203

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ERCOT Issues Conservation Appeal to Texans and Businesses

Appeal Effective Wednesday, July 13, 2022

As extreme hot weather continues driving record power demand across Texas, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) is issuing a Conservation Appeal for Wednesday, July 13 between 2-8 p.m. ERCOT is asking Texans and businesses to voluntarily conserve electricity during this time. Currently, no system-wide outages are expected.

Today’s conditions are expected to be similar to those experienced on Monday, July 11, 2022. On that day, Texans and businesses responded by voluntarily conserving electricity and helping ERCOT successfully meet record power demand by reducing their energy use by 500 MWs.

Conservation is a reliability tool ERCOT has deployed more than four dozen times since 2008 to successfully manage grid operations. This notification is issued when projected reserves may fall below 2300 MW for 30 minutes or more.

ERCOT encourages all electric customers to visit the Public Utility Commission’s (PUC) Power to Save or their electric provider’s websites to get important conservation tips. According to the PUC, ways to reduce electricity use during peak times include turning up your thermostat a degree or two, if comfortable, and postponing running major appliances or pool pumps during the requested timeframe.

ERCOT continues to use all tools available to manage the grid effectively and reliably, including using reserve power and calling upon large electric customers who have volunteered to lower their energy use.

ERCOT emphasizes that the call for conservation is limited to the hours of 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13.

Factors driving the need for this important action by customers:

  • Record high electric demand. The heat wave that has settled on Texas and much of the central United States is driving increased electric use. Other grid operators are operating under similar conservative operations programs as ERCOT due to the heatwave.
  • Low wind. Wind generation is currently generating less than what is historically generated in this time period.
  • Forced thermal outages. The number of forced outages in thermal generation exceeds ERCOT forecasts.
  • Solar. Developing cloud cover in West Texas has reduced the amount of solar generation.

How to track electricity demand

  • View daily peak demand forecast, current load, and available generation at http://www.ercot.com.
  • Follow ERCOT on Twitter (@ERCOT_ISO) and Facebook (Electric Reliability Council of Texas).
  • Sign up for the ERCOT mobile app (available for download at the Apple App Store and Google Play).
  • Subscribe to the EmergencyAlerts list at EmergencyAlerts.

Consumer Assistance

Public Utility Commission of Texas Hotline – 1-888-782-8477