EFFECTIVE TODAY JUNE 30, 2020
The Mayor issued a MAYORAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION OF A LOCAL STATE OF DISASTER AND PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY regarding Health and Safety Policy and Facial Covering for the City of Poteet effective immediately and for the next seven (7) days. To view a PDF version of the document please click
Notice of Postponement of the May 2, 2020 General Election
On March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas certified that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster and, under the authority vested in the Governor by Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code, declared a state of disaster for all counties in Texas.
On March 18, 2020, the Governor issued a Proclamation suspending certain sections of the Texas Election Code, among others, to allow political subdivisions of the State that would otherwise hold elections on May 2, 2020, to postpone General and Special Elections to the next uniform election date, which will occur on November 3, 2020.
On March 23, 2020, the City Council of the City of Poteet at its Special Called Meeting voted to approve a Resolution to postpone the City’s May 2, 2020, General Election until November 3, 2020.
MARCH 19, 2020
City of Poteet Public Notice
The World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 as a Public Health Emergency of International concern. The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott issued a proclamation certifying that COVID-19 poses an imminent threat of disaster in the state and declaring a state of disaster for all counties in Texas. On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order that temporarily closes all Texas schools, prohibits dining-in at bars and restaurants, and limits social gatherings to 10 people in an effort to combat the novel coronavirus spread.
Effective March 20, 2020, City Hall, Poteet Public Library and all parks will be closed to the public. A limited number of staff will be on hand to serve the publics’ needs. In-person access to City Departments will be limited, or prohibited. Phone calls and emails will be the primary method of doing business.
City Hall Staff
City staff will continue to work and can address questions or concerns via phone calls or emails. The main number is: 830-742-3574.
Library staff will offer curbside service to check in / out books. Call the library for more questions regarding this service. The main number is: 830-742-8917.
If you have an emergency dial 911.
Police. The Poteet Police Department will continue their normal duties and operations in the field. Access to the police department will be limited by nature due to the size of the entrance. For general questions call: 830-742-8123.
To file a police report, please call the Atascosa Sheriff’s Department at: 830-769-3434 press #1 for dispatch.
Municipal Court will resume beginning July 2020. Contact the Court Clerk to see what your options are or for general questions regarding citations, warrants, and / or court dates. The main number is: 830-742-3564
Homeowners and contractors needing to apply or obtain a permit application must submit the application and a digital copy of the plans via email to @poteettexas.gov. General questions can be asked via email or by phone as well. Credit card payments for permits and re-inspection fees may be paid over the phone. If you have questions, please contact the Building Official at 830-742-3574 ext. 110.
City Council meetings will continue as needed.
Other meetings will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
In accordance with Order of the Office of the Governor issued March 16th, 2020, the governor has suspended various provisions of the Open Meetings Act pursuant to his state disaster authority, and the attorney general’s office has issued guidance on the suspension. Tex. Gov’t Code § 418.016(e). The changes are effective March 16, 2020, until further notice or until the state disaster declaration expires.
City of Poteet official meetings will be conducted via live video stream or phone until further notice.
Information on how to access the meetings by livestream or phone will be posted on the appropriate agenda.
If you would like to have your concerns voiced, there is a 3-minute limit for all public to speak to the Council at the beginning of each Scheduled Meeting. You MUST fill out a Speaker Card and submit it to the City Secretary PRIOR to the start of the meeting and you can do so via email to email@example.com or by fax 830-742-8747.
If you have an item that you would like placed on the next Regularly Scheduled City Council Meeting please submit this form, to the City Secretary no later than 5:00 P.M. the Tuesday before the scheduled meeting via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax 830-742-8747. When submitting an agenda item request form, please be as detailed as possible as to what it is you are searching for in the Mayor and Council, and please specify whether and action needs to be taken. All citizen agenda’s must be approved by the Mayor before a citizen’s agenda will be allowed to be placed on the council’s agenda.
No disruptions of utilities are anticipated.
City of Poteet customer utility bill payments should be made using the outside drop box outside City Hall, online, or automatic draft. Customers can also call City Hall and make payments over the phone at 830-742-3574 ext. 105 or ext. 106. Payments online can be made at: https://poteettx.merchanttransact.com/.
Customers that chose to take advantage of these options; the City of Poteet will be waiving ALL convenience fees associated with paying online or by phone.
In an effort to ensure our residents have water, the City of Poteet has temporarily suspended account disconnections in recognition of the COVID-19 issues, however, please understand that all penalties will still continue to accrue on customer accounts not paid on time.
Trash. Republic Services is maintaining their standard operations.
Information regarding City operations, meetings, and closures are subject to change. Changes will be updated on the City’s website www.poteettx.org and social media as needed. You can follow the City on Facebook.
POSSIBLE QUORUM NOTICE!
Notice is hereby given that members of the City of Poteet City Council, in numbers which may constitute a quorum, may participate in the "Public Health & Safety Proclamation Declaration" at the Poteet City Hall, located at 491 Ave H, Poteet TX 78065.
While there may be incidental discussion of City Business, the City Council will NOT be deliberating as a governing body of the City of Poteet. Any discussion is purely incidental to the meeting.
IMPORTANT PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
REGARDING CITY OF POTEET OPERATIONS MARCH 16, 2020
CHANGE IN POLLING LOCATION FOR EARLY VOTING.
The City of Poteet has changed the Polling Location for Early Voting ONLY. Early Voting will now be held at the POTEET PUBLIC LIBRARY located at 126 S. 5th Street. Early Voting will start on Monday April 20, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. and end on Tuesday April 28, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
Early Voting Hours 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Mon, Wed - Fri., BOTH Tuesdays of Early Voting, Polling Location will be open from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. (Extended Hours)
For more information about the 2020 General Elections please visit the Election Page.