Seagoville Quarterly Newsletter

Second Quarter 2021

City Re-Opens Facilities for In Person Services

March 8, 2021 the City of Seagoville re-opened City facilities for in person services. Capacity at each location is limited and persons entering City facilities are required to wear a mask and observe social distancing protocols.


Thank you all for your help and cooperation as we all work together to keep everyone safe.

Seagoville Kids Fishing Derby 2021

Seagoville's Annual Fishing Derby is open to Seagoville youth ages 4 through 16.


WHEN: Saturday, May 8, 2021

8:00 Am until 12:00 PM

Check in begins at 8:00 AM

Fishing begins at 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM For All Divisions


WHERE: Bruce Central Park

1801 N. Highway 175

Seagoville, TX 75159


Access the Registration Form Here: https://www.seagoville.us/Calendar.aspx?EID=1442&month=5&year=2021&day=30&calType=0


Divisions

  • Minnow Division (4-7 years old)
  • Perch Division (8-11 years old)
  • Bass Division (12-16 years old)

Awards:

  • 1st and 2nd Place in each division
  • Biggest Fish
  • Smallest Fish
  • Derby Champion
  • Overall Total Weight
Registration forms can be submitted online or in person at the Seagoville Municipal Building until April 23, 2021. Address: 702 N. Highway 175, Seagoville, TX 75159.


On-site registration will be accepted on the morning of the event. T-shirts are not guaranteed for on-site registrants. The total number of participants will be limited to the first 150 registrants.

Keep Mosquitos Under Control On Your Property and In Your Neighborhood

We are officially in mosquito season, and standing water provides breeding sites for disease-carrying mosquitoes. Survey your property for any standing water and empty out what you can.


The City of Seagoville has mosquito dunks for distribution to Seagoville residents. Dunks kill mosquito larvae before they hatch into adults, and these non-toxic donuts work for about thirty days when hydrated in stagnant water where mosquitoes lay their eggs.


Dunks are available at the Utility Billing window at Seagoville City Hall located at 702 N. Hwy 175 (one pack per resident).

Keep Seagoville Beautiful - Annual Don't Mess With Texas Trash Off

April 17, 2021


You are invited to Keep Seagoville and America Beautiful! This Spring, you can make a visible difference by joining us for the Don't Mess With Texas Trash Off and Great American Clean Up.


Don't miss out on this great opportunity to serve your community, make a difference in the quality of our city's environment and #KeepSeagovilleBeautiful!


PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION.

https://www.seagoville.us/calendar.aspx?EID=1439

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Let's All Do Our Part - Please Bag Your Trash

The City of Seagoville and Republic Waste Services requires that trash be properly bagged. Loose trash may not be picked up and customers may be issued citation(s) for violations. Help keep Seagoville safe and clean by complying!

#SeagovilleStormwater #KeepSeagovilleBeautiful

Seagoville Library Summer Reading Club

Our 2021 Summer Reading Program will kick off Monday, June 21st and will conclude Friday, July 30th.


The week of June 21st, you can pick up your starter bag with the forms and information for the summer reading program. The following week and each week after, participants can come by the library to pick up a bag with a take and make craft in it.

The craft bags will be limited to the first fifty children.

There will be prizes for the top readers in each age group. If you have any questions please call the library at 972-287-7720.


Reading Contest Rules

Age Groups

3-5

6-8

9-12

13-18

There are four age groups. The number of books read throughout the summer months of June and July will determine the winners in each age group. We do encourage parents to motivate your child to read at their level. Please write down the titles read on the reading log provided in the bag. When another reading log is needed, please ask for one at the circulation desk in the library. Reading logs are due July 30th.

Seagoville Police Department News

Spring 2021 National Drug Take Back Program:

The Seagoville Police Department in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will host the Spring 2021 Drug Take Back program. This program is focused on removing potentially dangerous prescription medications from our nation’s medicine cabinets.


The event known as the National Drug Take-Back Program will provide residents with a safe means of disposing of expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical / prescription medications along with other over the counter medications by turning them over to Law Enforcement officers for proper disposal.


This one day event, which is held twice a year, helps bring national focus to the issue of prescription medication and controlled substance abuse. The program provides an opportunity for Law Enforcement to collaborate with DEA and establishes a safe collection site.


Where?

Wal-Mart Supercenter, 220 N. US Highway 175

When?

Saturday April 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


For more information on this event, contact Crime Prevention Officer Richard Clemmo or Sgt. Tim Talley. They can be reached by email at rclemmo@seagoville.us or ttalley@seagoville.us; or by calling the Seagoville Police Department at (972) 287-2999.

Fishing at C.O. Bruce Park and The Texas Parks and Wildlife Authority


This article of community interest and awareness is being announced as warmer weather and the opportunity for family fun at the city parks grows nearer. Our goal is to educate in hopes of everyone enjoying a great and relaxing summer 2021. This article of community interest in no way infringes or hinders the community event known as the Kid Fish Derby as you will see below.

Fishing Regulations at Central Park

The 2-acre pond within C.O. Bruce Central Park is classified as a Community Fishing Lake (CFL) by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TP&W defines a Community Fishing Lake as a public impoundment 75 acres or smaller located within an incorporated city limits or a public park, or any impoundment lying totally within the boundaries of a state park. There are Texas Parks and Wildlife special regulations and requirements to follow while fishing in the Community Fishing Lake at Central Park.

• Fishing is by pole and line only.

• Anglers may use no more than two poles while fishing.

• A valid fishing license with a freshwater endorsement is required to take fish or other aquatic life in the public waters of Texas.

By statute, a fishing license is not required for the following residents:

• A person under 17 years of age.

• A person born before January 1, 1931.

For further information on CFL’s, you can visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website at tpwd.texas.gov

Quarterly Safety Tip - Visible Residential and Business Addressing


In an emergency can we find you? Every second counts in an emergency and having your numerical address in a place and large enough where it can be easily seen is very important. Please take a moment to inspect the front and back of your residence if you have a paved alley access to ensure that your numerical address is clearly visible from the street and alleyway. Please make sure the color of your numerical address is a different color from the background that it’s affixed to for clear visibility.

Fire Department News

Fire Station 2 and a New Engine 2 are Added to Seagoville Fire Department Assets

The Seagoville Fire Department hopes all of its citizens are doing well. We are eager to share some exciting things going on to start the year 2021. In the coming weeks we will be opening the doors on our new Fire Station 2 on East Simonds at Farmers. The newly finished building is going to house an Engine Company as well as an Ambulance. This second station will allow our department to improve response times to several areas in our city. The department is also going to be putting a new Pierce Enforcer Engine in service the same day the station opens. Both of these projects have been in the process for almost a year now and the timing has worked out for us to open the station and put the new Engine 2 into service together.
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Neoteric Rescue Hovercraft is added to the Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Fleet

Station 2 is certainly getting off to a great start but Central Station also recently got an upgrade to its fleet. Our 2020 Neoteric Four Seater Rescue Hovercraft will give us the versatility and speed to reach places our old rescue boat never could. Due to its ability to hover over the water it will help us tremendously to avoid large debris in flood waters while trying to access areas of the Trinity River and others flood areas we respond to.
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STAR Transit Holiday Schedule

In observance of Good Friday and Easter Sunday, STAR Transit will not operate service on April 2, 2021. Service will resume Monday, April 5th at the regularly scheduled times. For more information, call 877-631-5278, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. or visit www.STARtransit.org.

Dates To Remember

  • April 2, 2021 - City Hall, Library and Senior Center closed in observance of Good Friday
  • May 31, 2021 - City Hall, Library and Senior Center closed in observance of Memorial Day