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City of Frankston implementing

water saving plan as of Aug. 10

The City of Frankston is implementing water saving measures and has issued regulations which would limit the irrigation of landscaping areas starting Wednesday, Aug. 10, until further notice.

The regulations were announced in a letter from Mayor Tommy Carr.

“The City of Frankston will be enforcing the water usage to ensure the continued supply of our water resources, the Mayor said. “Please do your part conserving our water supply to avoid any shortages as well as disruption in your service.”

The city has been suffering an extended period without rainfall, prompting increased irrigation of landscaping areas.

The Mayor said in the letter that anyone with questions contact City Hall.

According to the regulations, city water customers with a street address ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) are required to irrigate landscape areas only on Sundays and Thursdays from 8 p.m. to midnight on designated days and until 10 a.m. the next day.

Customers with a street address ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) are required to irrigate landscape areas only on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to midnight on designated days and until 10 a.m. the next day.

The letter sets penalties for failure to comply with the water saving measures announced. A violation of the plan is a misdemeanor, punishable upon conviction, by a fine of not less than $10 and not more than $200, according to the letter. It further states that each day one or more of the provisions of this plan is violated shall constitute a separate offense.

According to the letter, if a person is convicted of three or more distinct violations of this plan, the utilities superintendent shall, upon due notice to the customer, be authorized to discontinue water service to the premises where such violations occurred. The letter further states:

“Service discontinued under such circumstances shall be restored only upon payment of a service charge, hereby established at $50, and any other costs incurred by the city in discontinuing service.”

According to the letter, suitable assurance must be given to the utilities superintendent that the same action shall not be repeated while the plan is in effect. The letter further states that “compliance with this plan may also be sought through injunctive relief in the district court”.

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FISD trustees set property tax,

‘22-23 budget hearing Aug. 15

The Frankston ISD Board of Trustees Thursday, Aug. 4 set the date for the Tax Rate and Budget Hearing for Aug. 15 and renewed its contract with Henderson and Anderson counties for collection of ad valorem property taxes, according to a report from Supt. Nicci Cook.

The Board also approved the 2022-2023 Student Code of Conduct. The approved Code of Conduct may be seen HERE .

In other action, the Board approved the Consent Agenda which included routine amendments to the 2021-2022 Budget to utilize unspent funds available from one budget item to another where the funds are needed. It also included approval of the appraisal calendar for teacher evaluations for the 2022-2023 school year. Routine policy updates from the Texas Assn. of School Boards and othe revisions to local policies were also included. For more information on any of these items, interested persons may contact the school office.

All of the above actions were approved unanimously by the seven board members.

Supt. Cook reminded the Board that the State Board of Education School Safety Training had started on Feb. 14, 2022 and that the Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 board meetings would be merged into a single meeting on Dec. 5.

The superintendent also reported that the FISD application for the Teacher Incentive Allotment program had been approved by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). She said a “Recognized” teacher could annually receive approximately $6,000, an “Exemplary” teacher $12,000 and a “Master” teacher $22,000 over a five-year period. She said 2022-23 will be the year for data collection to determine designations.

She also informed the board of a new hire on July 11.

Supt. Cook reminded the Board of the Aug. 8 Meet the Teacher and the Meet the Indians and Maidens events coming up. She also provided a map which directs traffic flow for those bringing students to each school campus in the mornings. A photo of that map may be seen HERE

Big House Worship 2

“BIG HOUSE” WORKERS AT WORSHIP — More than 100 young people from area UMC churches from fifth grade to 11th grade gathered with their leaders at the Sunday morning Worship Service on July 24 at The United Methodist Church of Frankston Family Life Center. The service was the climax of a mission project which provided help on area projects during their stay since Wednesday, July 20. The young people and their leaders expressed appreciation to the church for hosting them while they undertook a variety of projects during the period. They also summarized their experience with both short narrations and a pictorial slideshow. Church leaders expressed their appreciation for the group coming to the Frankston area and invited them back again. — Citizen Photos

See More HERE  and HERE 

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PATRIOTIC CELEBRATION —A large crowd of community residents gathered Sunday, June 26 for the 16th annual Patriotic Celebration at the Family Life Center of The United Methodist Church of Frankston to help celebrate the upcoming Independence Day, July 4, of our nation. Featured speaker was Father Mark Kusmirek from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Frankston. The event featured patriotic songs by choirs and the audience as well as individual singers. The speaker gave a history of the crises the nation has faced through the years and concluded with the assurance that our nation and its people are resilient and will survive both current and future crises with the same resolve. — Citizen Photo

(See More Pictures HERE )

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