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The EMS Utility Fee is effective October 2019. The EMS Utility Fee will be assessed to residents and businesses who have water accounts; and will be added to the monthly water bill.
Everyone who resides in a household or apartment unit; or is employed by a business in which the water account holder has paid the required EMS Utility Fee.
Prior registration is not required for this service. Only when ambulance services are provided to you will your information be taken and verified.
Yes, any ambulance service cost will be waived as long as the person receiving service is a resident of Alvin and the utility account holder has paid the mandatory EMS Utility Fee.
There is a non-resident annual fee of $144 which must be paid prior to any medical service or transport for the fees to be waived. Otherwise the patient will be responsible for the amount due after any insurance payments.
Alvin EMS, 281-388-4363
The elected council establishes policies that affect the overall operation of the city. To ensure that these policies are carried out and that the entire community is equitably served, the council appoints a highly trained professional manager on the basis of his/her education, experience, skills, and abilities (and not their political allegiances). The council also appoints the city attorney and the municipal court judge(s).
Political power is concentrated in the entire governing body. Policy making resides with elected officials, while oversight of the day-to-day operations of the city resides with the manager. In this way, the elected officials are free to devote time to policy planning and development. The manager carries out the policies established by the elected governing body with an emphasis on effective, efficient, and equitable service delivery.
Because decisions on policy and the future of the city are made by the entire governing body rather than a single individual, council-manager governments more often engage and involve their residents in decision making. Residents help guide their community by serving on boards and commissions, participating in visioning and strategic planning, and designing community-oriented local government services.
The manager is hired to serve the council and the community and brings to the local government the benefits of his/her training and experience in administering municipal projects and programs. The manager prepares a budget for the council's consideration; recruits, hires, terminates, and supervises government staff; serves as the council's chief advisor; and carries out the council's policies. Council members and residents count on the manager to provide complete and objective information about local operations, discuss the pros and cons of alternatives, and offer an assessment of the long-term consequences of their decisions.
Appointed managers serve at the pleasure of the governing body. The manager makes policy recommendations to the council for consideration and final decision. The manager is bound by whatever action the council takes, and control is always in the hands of the elected representatives of the people.
The council is the city's legislative and policy-making body. Power is centralized in the elected council, which, for example, approves the budget and determines the tax rate. The council also focuses on the city's goals, major projects, and such long-term considerations as community growth, land use development, capital improvement and financing, and strategic planning. The council hires a professional manager to implement the administrative responsibilities related to these goals and supervises the manager's performance.
Mayors in council-manager cities are key political and policy leaders, and their specific duties, responsibilities, and authorities depend on the organization's charter. The City of Alvin Charter does not allow for the mayor to vote on business before the council. However, in case of a tie vote on council, the mayor is called upon to break the tie. The mayor is the presiding officer at council meetings, represents the city in intergovernmental relationships, appoints members of citizen advisory boards and commissions (with the advice and consent of council), facilitates communication and understanding between elected and appointed officials, and assists the council in setting goals and advocating policy decisions.
For more information on utility rates, visit our Utility Billing pages.
Both cans and bags will be collected on scheduled collection days. If "extra bags" are set out with the containers and not picked up at the same time, please know that Waste Connections will be back around to collect them.
A permit is not required in order to hold a garage sale. However, garage sale signs should be limited to the property hosting the sale. Signs are not permitted in public right of ways or property.
View information pertaining to the retention and separation statistics of police officers from 2010 to 2017 (PDF).
View our document (PDF) containing various ways to obtain City information.
The following chart shows the parks within the City of Alvin that are mowed by outside contractors.
Ruben Adame Park
Prairie Dog Park
Hugh Adams Park
City of Alvin Contract Mowing Cost per Park Acre: $487.59/acre
The outside contractors also mow various properties of the City including, but not limited to:
To view the City of Alvin mowing contracts:
Briscoe, National Oak Park, and Lions Park (totaling 57.5 acres) are maintained by the City of Alvin Parks Department. 9/8/16
With the installation of the new water meters', residents may see the impact of more accurate readings. After a meter has been in place for many years it tends to slow down and not properly record water flowing through the meter. Some of the meters within the City have been in place for many years and more than likely were not accurately measuring water consumption. Now that the new meters have been installed they are now recording every gallon flowing through the meter. Because of this, customers may see an increase in their monthly water consumption notated on their water bill.
Yes, sometimes an increase in water consumption gives indication that there may be a leak in one of the toilets within the home or business. City staff may give suggestions as to what to check for. Helpful information on what to look for can be found on the Water Leaks page.
City staff has performed spot check re-reads to check the accuracy of the AMI water meters in place. All re-reads came back accurate.
If you have questions regarding your specific water bill, please contact the Utility Department at 281-388-4260.
Jurors are chosen at random from a list of voter registrations and a list of driver registrations from the city in which you live.
As a juror, you must be fair and impartial. Your actions and decisions must be free of any bias or prejudice. Your actions and decisions are the foundation of our judicial system.
You can not serve on a jury if:
You can be excused or exempt from jury service for the following reasons:
To file an exemption for a scheduled jury trial, complete the Juror Exemption Form.
Any person charged with a criminal violation has the right to a jury trial. All parties are equal before the law and each is entitled to the same fair treatment.
Jury by trial within Municipal Courts is not required to pay jurors for their civic duty.
Juvenile offenders will not be able to pay online. Adults may make payments using our online services. Your payment will be received by the court during business hours. Your payment must be received on or prior to your appearance date to avoid appearing in court.
You may pay the fine with cash, cashiers check, credit card or money order. The Court offers Internet Payment Services for your convenience. The Court does not accept personal checks.
Juvenile offenders will not be able to pay by mail or online, they must pay in person. Adults may mail in a money order or cashier's check for payment of their fines. Money orders should be payable to the City of Alvin Municipal Court. Include a plea of No Contest or Guilty with a copy of your citation. A payment received through the mail without a plea or other indicator will be recorded as a plea of No Contest. Your payment must be received on or prior to your scheduled appearance date noted on the citation. Failure to appear on your scheduled appearance date may result in an additional charge on your case of failure to appear or violate promise to appear.
Click here to find out how much you owe and the due date: Municipal Court Records On-Line page
If you resolved your case(s) prior to your required appearance date, you will not need to appear on your court date. It is, however, your responsibility to confirm that you have properly disposed of your case. You may go to the Court Record Search tab to review your case(s). Click here for Online Record Search
You can represent yourself or retain a lawyer to represent you. Municipal Court will not appoint you a lawyer, but you may retain one yourself. No one other than a lawyer can represent you. This applies to parents of juveniles. If you are not a lawyer you cannot represent your child in a trial.
With the discount, the charge for water up to 2,000 gallons, is $17.07 (water). The same charge without the discount is $24.39 (water). The discount does not apply to sewer or garbage charges. It only applies to base rate water charges.
The discount will take effect on the next bill after submitting the application.
To qualify for the Senior Citizen Discount residents must reside inside City Limits.
The senior discount only applies to single-family residential customers who pay their water bill directly to the City of Alvin.
Applications may be obtained at City Hall in the Utility Billing Department, or downloaded online (PDF).
In-person delivery to the Utility Billing Department at: City Hall, 216 West Sealy, Alvin Texas. Also, the application along with required documentation may be emailed, faxed 281-388-4265) or mailed to the Utility Billing Department. Applicants will be responsible for contacting the Utility Billing Office to ensure receipt of their application.