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Mayor’s Message 

The removal of Hurricane Harvey Debris began Tuesday, Sept. 19th at 7:00 a.m.  Through an interlocal agreement between the City of Palacios and Matagorda County, crews will be working from 7:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. to remove the piles of debris throughout the city.  These crews, consisting of both City and County employees, will be working 12 hours a day to remove the debris as quickly as possible. 

Please remember to separate your trash when placing it in your driveway or by the road.  These crews will be picking up Hurricane Harvey vegetative debris and construction debris that is a direct result of the hurricane ONLY.  Plastic bags, couches, and other trash that was not caused by the Hurricane will NOT be picked up by this effort.  Those types of trash will be picked up by Waste Connections, our contracted solid waste company, for a charge as usual.

The vegetative debris that is collected will be stored at the Matagorda County Commission 3 facility and burned/disposed of at a later date.  Items such as electronics, water heaters, construction materials, etc. can be brought to the City of Palacios Fall Clean-up on September 30th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  The Fall Clean-up will be held in the open field at 6th Street and Commerce next to the Outrigger Event Center.  There will be a small fee for electronics, tires and refrigerators.  Other than that, the Fall Clean-up is FREE to those with a City of Palacios utility bill and picture I.D.

Thank you again to the citizens of our community for your patience in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  Palacios is an amazing place to call home and working together, we can continue to make it even better.

Sincerely,

Glen Smith, Mayor

 

Mission Statement 

Our mission is to deliver the highest level of service while providing leadership, integrity, and efficiency that promotes the greatest quality of life and public confidence.

Vision

The City of Palacios will continue to provide municipal services through efficient, effective and progressive governance allowing individual, families and businesses the opportunity to thrive in a friendly, safe and dynamic environment.

Elements of the Vision

1.     We strive for quality and entertainment developments.

2.     We strive for adequate public services.

3.     We strive to be a safe city.

4.     We strive for job growth and higher wages.

5.     We strive for a vibrant downtown and waterfront district (a community gathering place for entertainment and shopping).

Core Values

The City of Palacios values . . .

  • Ethical behavior

  • Respect

  • Honesty and Integrity

  • Accountability to each other and the public

  • Teamwork

  • Initiative and Innovation

  • Fiscal responsibility

  • Excellent customer service

Value Statements

  • We exhibit personal integrity with every decision.

  • We serve by leading and lead by serving.

  • We show a high level of respect and concern for our coworkers and customers.

  • We encourage creativity and innovation to improve our effectiveness.

  • We learn and grow in a progressive work environment.

  • We excel through desire, determination, and dedication.

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Mayor’s Message on Debris Removal

The removal of Hurricane Harvey Debris began Tuesday, Sept. 19th at 7:00 a.m. Through an interlocal agreement between the City of Palacios and Matagorda County, crews will be working from 7:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m. to remove the piles of debris throughout the city. These crews, consisting of both City and County employees, will be working 12 hours a day to remove the debris as quickly as possible.
Please remember to separate your trash when placing it in your driveway or by the road. These crews will be picking up Hurricane Harvey vegetative debris and construction debris that is a direct result of the hurricane ONLY. Plastic bags, couches, and other trash that was not caused by the Hurricane will NOT be picked up by this effort. Those types of trash will be picked up by Waste Connections, our contracted solid waste company, for a charge as usual.
The vegetative debris that is collected will be stored at the Matagorda County Commission 3 facility and burned/disposed of at a later date. Items such as electronics, water heaters, construction materials, etc. can be brought to the City of Palacios Fall Clean-up on September 30th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The Fall Clean-up will be held in the open field at 6th Street and Commerce next to the Outrigger Event Center. There will be a small fee for electronics, tires and refrigerators. Other than that, the Fall Clean-up is FREE to those with a City of Palacios utility bill and picture I.D.
Thank you again to the citizens of our community for your patience in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Palacios is an amazing place to call home and working together, we can continue to make it even better.

Sincerely,

Glen Smith, Mayor
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2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

LEAD & COPPER RULE MONITORING AND REPORTING VIOLATION

THE CITY OF PALACIOS ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE.

THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 5.07 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $0.00.