The City of Shavano Park City Council has designated April 7, 2018 as “City-Wide Garage Sale Day.” All residents are encouraged to participate by holding a garage sale at their homes or by joining with neighbors to hold joint sales. There is no permit required for this one day City-Wide Garage Sale. The City will place an advertisement of the sale in the Community News Newspaper.
If you wish to participate in the City-Wide Garage Sale and would like to have your address published on a handout map, please contact Marisa Knuffke, at 493-3478 no later than noon on April 6th. There will be maps outside of the doors at City Hall located at 900 Saddletree Court, Shavano Park, Texas 78231 as well as on the City’s website which will indicate participating households.
The City is accepting applications to be a Vendor at the event:
Vendor Registration Form
The City is a Firewise Community for the third year in a row!
This initiative is led by the Shavano Park Citizen's Tree Committee and in cooperation with the Shavano Park Fire Department. The City takes protecting our wonderful trees, homes and businesses from wildfire risks seriously.
CPS Energy strives to provide reliable electrical service to the residents of Shavano Park. This requires continuous system improvements and vegetation management. In an effort to mitigate the risk of power outages within the City of Shavano Park, CPS Energy contractor crews are currently trimming trees that are in contact with overhead lines. The members of this crew are certified arborists by the International Society of Arboricultural and are upholding all Shavano Park tree trimming ordinances while they perform their work.
We expect the first phase of tree trimming to be complete by the end of next week. We appreciate your patience as we continue this important work.
For more info: http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/san-antonio/nw-military-fm-1535.html
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City staff has compiled a wealth of information on the City's long tradition as a home for veterans and their families - but we need your help to improve our collection. If you have any family members or neighbors you know served in the United States Military, we want to collect and preserve a record honoring their service. All that we collect will be presented at the Bexar County's 300th Anniversary Celebration on May 5th and thereafter serve as a permanent digital collection honoring the Veterans of Shavano Park.
Visit www.shavanopark.org/veterans to view our collection so far and submit more information!
Due to inclement weather, Republic Services will not be running any trucks today. Service days will be pushed back by one day this week (Tuesday services will be provided on Wednesday, Wednesday services on Thursday, etc.
Just a friendly reminder that Republic Services will be closed Christmas & New Year’s Day.
Therefore all service days will slide back one day.
Click read more for full schedule.
December 1st is the first day of the winter tree trimming season! Note that Tree Trimming Permits are no longer available through the Civil Systems website. Contractors and residents must apply in person at Shavano Park City Hall.
Note that contractors using chainsaws and chippers cannot tree trim on weekends.
For more information contact the City's permit clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-493-3478.
Residents, the City is updating its Town Plan and we need your talents and ideas to help! Thanks to all who have already submitted feedback! Our sixth survey topic is on the NW Military Highway Improvements. A short online survey can be filled out here.
Residents, the City is updating its Town Plan and we need your talents and ideas to help! Our fourth survey topic is the City's Flooding and Drainage concerns. A short online survey can be filled out here:
The annual Brush/Bulky pick up is scheduled for September 4 – 8. There is a ten (10) cubic yard limit per household, any amount exceeding this limit will not be picked up and will be reported to the City. For comparison - One (1) cubic yard is two (2) 95 gallon carts. Citizens are provided one (1) 95 gallon cart.
RESIDENTIAL BRUSH PICK UP ONLY!!!! - Commercial Tree Trimmers are responsible for removing trimming and should NOT use this pick up for disposing of brush.
RESIDENTS MAY BEGIN TO PLACE BRUSH/BULKY ITEMS AT THE CURB, MONDAY, AUGUST 28
Click read more for a full listing of accepted materials.
Shavano Park is supporting the San Antonio Food Bank's Hurricane Harvey Emergency Response by setting up donation bins at Shavano Park City Hall. Donations will be accepted for the FOOD BANK beginning August 28 – September 30 at Shavano Park City Hall. You may drop your donation at City Hall during normal business hours (M-F 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).
The Food Bank's most wanted items are nonperishable food, water, baby food, diapers, flashlights and batteries, new or packaged clothing (NO USED ITEMS OF ANY TYPE), hygiene items, and cleaning supplies.
Go to http://safoodbank.org for further information on how to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Residents, The City of Shavano Park is tracking Hurricane Harvey and deploying extra personnel and resources for the weekend. Friday and Saturday will have extra police presence at high water locations across the City. Fire and Public Works will have extra personnel on duty all weekend. Staff encourages all residents to please stay home if you do not have to travel. Visit https://www.bexar.org/679/General-Preparedness for General Preparedness Tips.
If you have questions please call 210-493-3478.
IF YOU ARE IN AN EMERGENCY OR NEED EMERGENCY HELP REMEMBER TO CALL 9-1-1!
Residents, the City is updating its Town Plan and we need your talents and ideas to help. Our third survey topic is the City's Residential & Commercial Development. A short online survey can be filled out here:
The responses to this survey will be compiled for the Planning & Zoning Commission. The public hearing on the City's Residential & Commercial Development will be held by the Planning & Zoning Commission Wednesday, September 6, 2017 @ 6:30PM (at 900 Saddletree Court).
You can also still submit feedback to the previous surveys by going to the City' website:
ALTERNATE CITY PROSECUTOR
Request for Qualifications Document
The City of Shavano Park, Texas (hereinafter called the “City”) is soliciting statements of qualifications (SOQs) for the position of Shavano Park Alternate City Prosecutor. The deadline for SOQs is August 21, 2017.
Any inquiries concerning the request for qualifications should be addressed to Zina Tedford, City Secretary at 210.581.1116 or email@example.com.
It is anticipated that the selection of an Alternate City Prosecutor will be completed on August 28, 2017.
City Prosecutor positions are appointed by the Shavano Park City Council in accordance with the City of Shavano Park Code of Ordinances, Section 10-1 and work as independent contractors.
The responses to this survey will be compiled for the Planning & Zoning Commission. The public hearing on the City's Pedestrian & Bicycle Pathways will be held by the Planning & Zoning Commission Wednesday, August 8, 2017 @ 6:30PM (at 900 Saddletree Court).
You can also still fill out last month's survey on the City's Vision and Goals:
Shavano Park has partnered with Civil Systems, Inc. to provide online oak tree trimming permitting. This service allows residents (guide) and businesses (guide) to easily apply for and recieve their oak tree trimming permits online. To complete online registration, register to create a new account or login, if your account is already created. Once your profile setup is complete, you will be able to select registration(s) from your dashboard.
The Winter tree trimming period for oak trees is December 1st through January 31st
The Summer tree trimming period for oak trees is July 1st through September 30th
Companies trimming oak trees in the City of Shavano Park must apply for a permit for each residence at a cost of $35.00 per permit. This permit is valid for 14 days during the cutting season. Tree trimming permits for residents are also $35.00, and are valid from the date of issuance for a period of one (1) year (365 days) during the cutting season only.
The City of Shavano Park Planning & Zoning Commission will be holding a number of public hearings / Town Hall meetings to receive and solicit comments from City of Shavano Park residents and property owners on the review / update of the 2010 Town Plan over the next few months. Each month a different focus area will be specifically reviewed, which will be preceded by an update the month prior. In parallel with the public hearings, the City will host an informal survey soliciting input on each topic area.
City of Shavano Park Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct its first public hearing on July 12, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. at City of Shavano Park City Hall, 900 Saddletree Court. This public hearing will review the Town Plan with focus on the City’s vision and strategic goals, City issues, and the City’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Please click read more for preliminary schedule. Read More
City of Shavano Park has partnered with Civil Systems, Inc. to provide automated registration and verification services. As of June 1, 2017 all contractors applying for a permit in the City will require to be registered through Civil Systems. To complete an online registration, please click register to create a new account or login, if your account is already created. Once your profile setup is complete, you will be able to select registration(s) from your dashboard.
The annual contractor registration fee will be $50. No City registration fee will be assessed to licensed Plumbing and Septic contractors per state law.
Our good neighbors, Beckmann Quarry, is hosting the fifth annual family picnic for all Shavano Park residents.
This annual event is again open to all Shavano Park residents and there will be great food and fun things again for all ages to enjoy.
DIRECTIONS- North of 1604 on NW Military Hwy. on the left just past the quarry main gate. Look for the balloons and follow the signs to the parking lot past the big tent!
Happy Summer everyone!
Every May 15 by proclamation of the President is Peace Officers Memorial Day
Peace Officers Memorial Day is a part of Police Week, paying tribute to local, State and Federal law enforcement officers. Flags are flown at half-staff in memory of those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Services honoring the fallen will be conducted across the country, including Washington, D.C.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C. features the names of more than 19,000 law enforcement officers which have been killed in the line of duty.
At 7 p.m. on Election Day, the Elections Department will release the results of early voting and they will be posted on the Bexar County Elections Website. When the polls are closed on Election Day, the poll site results are printed on a tape and posted at the individual Election Day poll site.
You may view the results there.
After the election judge completes all poll site closing tasks, then that tape is taken to a regional sending site and the poll site results are transmitted to the tabulation center.
Results are released from the tabulation center throughout the election night and are updated periodically on the website as the election results are reported.
Results will be compiled and used by the City this summer when evaluating our contract with Republic Services.
WILLIAM “WILLIE” F. LYNCH, JR.
February 2, 1959 - April 8, 2017
It is with great sadness that I inform you that we lost one of our own on April 8th, 2017, William "Willie" F. Lynch, Jr.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Shavano Park Fire Station, 15604 NW Military Hwy, Shavano Park, TX 78231.
Donations to assist the family with funeral costs may be donated to Security Service Federal Credit Union. Will Lynch Memorial Account Number - 6330462070.
Nearest location to City of Shavano Park - De Zavala
12707 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78230
People may stop by any Security Service branch location to drop off donations. If they are members of Security Service they can also call the call center to transfer funds. The account will remain open for 90 days. Select Read More for details on Willie's life.
Environmentally-focused vendors are invited to participate in our Annual & Earth Day Event. Applications will be accepted through April 10th. Click here >> Application
The City apologies for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.
There are two quarries near Shavano Park. The Beckmann Quarry is located just north of 1604 to the West of NW Military Hwy (closest Shavano Park subdivision is Willow Wood). The Vulcan Quarry is located west-southwest of Shavano Park (closest Shavano Park subdivision is Shavano Creek). The City Staff monitors and communicates with each quarry. The Beckmann Quarry is owned by Martin Marietta, who has formed a Shavano Park Concerned Citizens Committee. Open the link for a listing of the Concerned Citizens Committee and for a brief update on quarry operations. Click read more for further details.Read More
The annual Brush/Bulky pick up is scheduled for January 30 – February 3. There is a ten (10) cubic yard limit per household, any amount exceeding this limit will not be picked up and will be reported to the City. For comparison - One (1) cubic yard is two (2) 95 gallon carts. Citizens are provided one (1) 95 gallon cart.
RESIDENTIAL BRUSH PICK UP ONLY!!!!
Commercial Tree Trimmers are responsible for removing trimming and should NOT use this pick up for disposing of brush.
RESIDENTS MAY BEGIN TO PLACE BRUSH/BULKY ITEMS AT THE CURB, MONDAY, JANUARY 23
The Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO) this past summer rated the City of Shavano Park Fire Department a classification of 2, effective November 1, 2016.
This rating entitles the property owners within the City of Shavano Park to receive the maximum credit on their insurance premiums.
Several residents recently contacted the City for a copy of the ISO Letter. You can find the rate letter here to provide to your homeowner's insurance company. The City encourages all homeowners to investigate if they can recieve a credit on their insurance premiums!
Recently, CPS Energy informed the City of Shavano Park that a 30-day letter would be mailed to residents on December 2nd, informing them of CPS Energy intention to begin installing new “Smart Meters” in January 2017. A number of residents have expressed concerns over smart meters and the City Council has addressed the initiative at five City Council meetings and has hosted a number of town halls in an effort to inform citizens of the options concerning the smart meters. There is an "Opt Out" option. If you did not attend a town hall or if you are still uncertain of the Smart Meters or the "Opt Out" option, please click on the link for additional information.
Due to an unexpected delay in mail delivery of the new Vehicle Identification Sticker Letter which also included an invitation to a Meet and Greet for our new Police Chief Ray Lacy, the Meet and Greet has been rescheduled.
On behalf of Mayor Werner and City Council, we would like to extend an invitation to you and your families to join us in welcoming Chief Lacy to the City of Shavano Park.
The event will now take place 6:00 - 6:20 p.m. on November 21st in the Council Chambers of City Hall.
SHAVANO PARK BRUSH PICK UP
The annual Brush/Bulky pick up is scheduled for October 3 - 7th. There is a ten (10) cubic yard limit per household, any amount exceeding this limit will not be picked up and will be reported to the City. For comparison - One (1) cubic yard is two (2) 95 gallon carts. Citizens are provided one (1) 95 gallon cart.
RESIDENTS MAY BEGIN TO PLACE BRUSH/BULKY PICK UP ITEMS AT THE CURB, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Select "Read More" below for more details.
The City of Shavano Park is now a Recognized Scenic City by the Scenic City Certification program. This certification is a result of the City’s ongoing efforts to protect City property values, maintain and build excellent infrastructure, and enhance the City image all while maintaining a rural atmosphere.
The Scenic City Certification program is the first in the United States to incorporate a comprehensive set of model standards for design and development of public roadways and public spaces into one program. Cities apply to the program for a rigorous evaluation and scoring of existing municipal standards against the model. Those with the highest evaluation scores earn certification.
A reception to present the City with its Scenic City Certification will be held on October 6, 2016 in Austin, during the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference Week.
Learn more about the program at www.sceniccitycertification.org.
Boards, Commissions, and Committees are an important component of Shavano Park city government. Members have an opportunity to make public policy, recommendations and interact with staff and City Council and to develop networks. Members of the Boards, Commissions, and Committees are appointed by the City Council. Any citizen interested in serving should request an application from the City Secretary, or may download an application
Please drop off your application or send via email to the City Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are kept on file for one year. The application deadline is by September 1, 2016.
Board of Adjustment
Two (2) positions
Two (2) Alternates
Planning & Zoning Commission
Four (4) positions
Water Advisory Committee
Three (3) positions
One (1) position
Five (5) position
The Insurance Services Office, Inc (ISO) collects information on municipal fire protection efforts in communities and analyzes the data using a Fire Suppression Rating Schedule. ISO will then assign a Public Protection Classification ranging from 1 to 10, with 1 being the best and 10 the worst. On June 10, 2016 the City of Shavano Park Fire Department received a classification of 2, effective November 1, 2016. The City received 80.07 out of 109.76 points possible in an audit conducted February 17, 2016.
This places the Shavano Park Fire Department in elite company among the nation's fire departments (click Read More for graphs). Read More
This rating entitles the property owners within the City of Shavano Park to receive the maximum credit on their insurance premiums. Property owners should contact their insurance providers to inquire if their premiums will be impacted by the new classification rating.
In recognition of the City's active efforts to reduce wildfire risks, the Firewise Communities/USA program has designated Shavano Park as a Firewise Community! This recognition is the result of a joint effort by the Shavano Park Tree Committee and the Fire Department to raise awareness of wildfire prevention over the past year.
Since 2002, The Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. The City is joining the growing network of more than 1200 recognized Firewise communities from across the nation taking action and ownership in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.
As apart of this program, on August 6th from 9am to noon the Fire Department will be hosting a Chipper Day for residents for brush and yard debris. Select Read More for more details.