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EXHIBIT A

CITY OF LEONARD, TEXAS
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE COMBINATION TAX AND REVENUE
CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION
TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Leonard, Texas, at its meeting to commence at 6:30 P.M. on November 8, 2022, at the City Hall, 111 W. Collins, Leonard, Texas, tentatively proposes to adopt an ordinance authorizing the issuance of interest bearing certificates of obligation, in one or more series, in an amount not to exceed $1,750,000 for paying all or a portion of the City’s contractual obligations incurred in connection with (i) acquiring, constructing, and installing additions, improvements, extensions, and equipment for the City’s waterworks system, including water chlorination facilities, water lines, water storage facilities, pumps, valves, meters and related infrastructure improvements; and (ii) legal, fiscal and engineering fees in connection with such projects.  The estimated interest rate for the certificates is 4.45% per annum, the maximum maturity date for the certificates is February 15, 2043 and the estimated combined principal and interest required to pay the certificates to be authorized on time and in full is $2,679,020.20.  The current principal of all outstanding debt obligations of the City is $0.00.  The current combined principal and interest required to pay all outstanding debt obligations of the City on time and in full is $0.00.  The City proposes to provide for the payment of such certificates of obligation from the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes in the City as provided by law and from a pledge of surplus revenues of the City’s waterworks and sewer system, remaining after payment of all operation and maintenance expenses thereof, and all debt service, reserve, and other requirements in connection with all of the City’s revenue bonds or other obligations (now or hereafter outstanding), which are payable from all or any part of the net revenues of the City’s waterworks and sewer system.  The certificates of obligation are to be issued, and this notice is given, under and pursuant to the provisions of V.T.C.A., Local Government Code, Subchapter C of Chapter 271.

 

 

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September 8, 2022

 

Attention City of Leonard Water Customers:

As of 9 AM today, Thursday, September 8, 2022, the boil notice has been lifted. Please be advised, there is no need to continue boiling the water, and you can resume normal consumption and water use. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

 

CodeRED notifications are sent out when boil water notices are issued and rescinded. To be informed, you can register here to create an account and be added to our City of Leonard emergency notification database. https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF8AC903C8D9
If you are currently receiving emergency or community notifications from CodeRED and would like to stop receiving them, please use the link below.

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September 7, 2022

Water Boil Notice Update

The main water line leak that caused the loss of pressure yesterday has been repaired. The water system is repressurizing, lines have been flushed, and water samples have been taken to the lab. Once we are notified that the lab samples are cleared, we will lift the boil notice. As of now, the soonest that will happen is Thursday, September 8th.

 

CodeRED notifications are sent out when boil water notices are issued and rescinded. To stay informed, you can register to create an account and be added to our City of Leonard emergency notification database. https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF8AC903C8D9

 

Thank you.

Dear Leonard Residents, effective September 6, 2022 at 1:00 PM the City of Leonard is under a boil notice.

 

Due to a leak in a main water line, water service has been interrupted, affecting most of the city.  Repairs are underway and service will be restored as soon as they are completed.  

CodeRED notifications are sent out when boil water notices are issued and rescinded. You can register here to create an account and be added to our City of Leonard emergency notification database. https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF8AC903C8D9
If you are currently receiving emergency or community notifications from CodeRED and would like to stop receiving them, please use the link below.
Thank you.

 

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August 11, 2022

 

Dear Leonard Residents, Kiwanis Park is closed until further notice due to needed repairs. Thank you.

 

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Burn Ban has been lifted effective August 30, 2022.

 

Effective July 5th, 2022 Fannin County is under a County Wide Burn Ban until further notice. For further details please read the Burn Ban that was approved and issued at Commissions Court. Current Fannin County burn ban status can be found on the County's website homepage at https://www.co.fannin.tx.us/

 

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Leonard Residents, the 2021 Consumer Confidence Report for Public Water Systems for the City of Leonard is ready and can be viewed through the link below. Thank you.

 

2021 Consumer Confidence Report For Public Water Systems CITY OF LEONARD

 

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May 6, 2022

 

Dear Leonard residents, please be advised that effective immediately the City of Leonard’s Animal Control and Code Enforcement services are now provided by All American Dogs.

 

Animal Control encompasses the following items:

  • Animal at Large
  • Dog Bite
  • Excessive Barking
  • Failure to Vaccinate
  • Welfare check
  • Property Damage

 

Code enforcement encompasses the following items:

  • Weeds and Grass over 12” high
  • Refuse, Garbage, Rubbish, Junk
  • Abandoned, Junk Vehicles

 

To contact Animal Control, please call 972-382-3647. Thank you

 

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Utility Billing Update

As previously published, the City of Leonard has recently converted our Utility Billing software to a new system.  Please note the following information.

  • Your account number has changed.  Your new account number is printed on your monthly bill.  Please call City Hall if you need your new account number.
  • We have now shut down the former payment acceptance website. 
  • The link to pay your bill online is now www.fastgovpay.com/leonard
  • Customers enrolled in our Direct Debit program need to take no action; all your information has been safely transferred to our new system.
  • Customers who formerly utilized our e-Billing program (where your bill was sent electronically) will be receiving paper statements.
  • Please make sure we have a good mailing address on file for you.
  • You can update your contact information by calling city hall or emailing utilitybilling@cityofleonard.net.

Please call City Hall at 903-587-3334 if you have any questions.

City of Leonard

Utility Billing Department

 

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City of Leonard Water Customers, please read!

 

We have been working to ensure that our wells remain operational and to maintain our supply at levels sufficient to avoid pressure loss, which would then force us to issue a boil notice. This weekend as temperatures begin to rise above freezing, be on the lookout for broken water pipes. As customers you can assist the water system by:

- If you know you have a leak, get it repaired ASAP

- If there is a leak before or at your meter, please call us at (903) 587-3334 so that we can get it repaired as soon as possible

- Also if you know of or suspect a major leak anywhere on our system, please call us.

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Dear Leonard residents, the approved 2021-2022 budget has been posted on the Financial Transparency page and can also be viewed below. Thank you.

 

FY 2021-2022 Adopted Budget

 

 

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Dear Leonard residents, please see the below Amended Notice of Special Election and Notice of Polling Location Change for Leonard. Voting in Leonard will be on Tuesday November 2 at First Baptist Church, 100 E. Thomas. Sample ballots can be viewed through this link, Sample Ballots. Thank you.

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Burn Ban has been lifted as of 10-12-2021.

 

Please see below for more information.

http://www.co.fannin.tx.us/page/fannin.Public.Notices

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Fannin County is under a burn ban as of 9-28-2021.

Please see below for more information.

 

Order - Burn Ban 09-28-2021

 

TCEQ Outdoor Burning in Texas

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Dear City of Leonard Water Customers, please see below for public notices from your Public Works Department. A copy of these will be included in all bills. Thank you.

Public Notices from Public Works Department


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Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase.pdf

 

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Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3)

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

September 3, 2021

On September 2, 2021, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Leonard public water system, TX0740005, to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of September 3, 2021.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Public Works Department at 903-819-5849

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Attention City of Leonard Water Customers:

This is a message from your Public Works Department. As of 9 AM today, Friday, September 3, 2021, the boil notice has been lifted. Please be advised, there is no need to continue boiling the water, and you can resume normal consumption and water use. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

CodeRED notifications are sent out when boil water notices are issued and rescinded. You can register here to create an account and be added to our City of Leonard emergency notification database.  

 

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF8AC903C8D9

 

If you are currently receiving emergency or community notifications from CodeRED and would like to stop receiving them, please use the link below. 

 

https://info.onsolve.com/Notification-Opt-Out.html

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

September 2, 2021

Due to an electrical malfunction at well #3 causing reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Leonard / TX0740005 public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Woody Patrick at (903)449-6868.

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CodeRED notifications are sent out when boil water notices are issued and rescinded.
 
You can register here to create an account and be added to our City of Leonard emergency notification database.

 

 

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If you are currently receiving emergency or community notifications from CodeRED and would like to stop receiving them, please use the link below.
Thank you.

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For meeting dates and agenda items please see the resources below.
 
Upcoming City meetings dates are posted on the City Calendar.
Meeting agendas are posted 72 hours in advance. 
 
  • City Calendar and City Council agendas and minutes can be found on the top right of the home page.
  • Leonard Community Development Corporation agenda and minutes are below Community Development at the top of the page.
  • Planning and Zoning agendas and minutes can be located under the Boards and Commissions tab.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

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Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3)

 

Boil Water Notice Rescinded August 6, 2021


On August 4, 2021 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Leonard public water system, TX 0740005 to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

 

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of May 17, 2021

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Woody Patrick at 903- 587-3334.

The eight-inch water main was repaired, thus, restoring the City water pressure.

 

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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

August 4, 2021

Due to a main line break that reduced distribution system pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Leonard/TX0740005 public water system to notify all customers to boil their water prior to consumption (e.g., washing hands/face, brushing teeth, drinking, etc). Children, seniors, and persons with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to harmful bacteria, and all customers should follow these directions).

 

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and ice making should be boiled and cooled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes. The water should be brought to a vigorous rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes.

 

In lieu of boiling, individuals may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

 

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the public water system officials will notify customers that the water is safe for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

 

Once the boil water notice is no longer in effect, the public water system will issue a notice to customers that rescinds the boil water notice in a manner similar to this notice.

 

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Woody Patrick at (903)449-6868.

 

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CodeRED notifications are sent out when boil water notices are issued and rescinded.
 
You can register here to create an account and be added to our City of Leonard emergency notification database.

 

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Click the link below to read the 2020 Consumer Confidence Report for Public Water Systems for the City of Leonard

 

 

2020 Consumer Confidence Report For Public Water Systems CITY OF LEONARD.pdf

 

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Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3)

 

Boil Water Notice Rescinded May 17, 2021


On May 13, 2021 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Leonard public water system, TX 0740005 to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers, individuals, or employees that due to conditions which occurred recently in the public water system, the water from this public water system was required to be boiled prior to use for drinking water or human consumption purposes.

 

The public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by this public water system used for drinking water or human consumption purposes and has provided TCEQ with laboratory test results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling prior to use as of May 17, 2021

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Woody Patrick at 903- 587-3334.

The eight-inch water main was repaired, thus, restoring the City water pressure.

 

 

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Click the links below to view the list of voters by personal appearance: (Posted in accordance with Texas Election Code 87.121)
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Click the Link below to read the May 1st Notice of Election.
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For the purposes of tracking and reporting damages to Fannin County Emergency Management, we are asking residents to notify City Hall of any damages incurred at their home, business, or property during the winter storm.  You can send the property address and a brief description to utilitybilling@cityofleonard.net. (for example, loss of livestock, property damage, leak damage, etc.) 

Thank you for your assistance.

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Dear Residents,

If the meter is spinning while the appliances are off inside the home or business, you could possibly have a water leak.  If you have a leak, you’ll want to attend to it as quickly as possible to keep your bill down and conserve the city resources.  We have heard of several such situations already, and are requesting the participation of residents, landlords, business owners, and property owners at this time. 

 

If you notice a water leak:

Report the leak by calling 903-587-3334

Email utilitybilling@cityofleonard.net

 

If you experienced a leak:

Proof of repair will be required at the time you file your water loss claim, and adjustments will be processed within ten (10) business days.  Please refer to the City’s water loss policy and claim form.

 

If you need to make plumbing repairs, or have made plumbing repairs:

A building permit is required to perform plumbing work in the city.  Due to the extenuating circumstances, the city is waiving permit fees at this time for plumbing repairs due to the freeze.  We are NOT currently waiving the requirement for building permits or the requirement for plumbing work to be completed by an authorized person, or for a contractor registered with the city.  Contractors must be licensed and registered

 

Per City Ordinance:

No person shall engage in work or the conduct of the business of plumbing within the municipality, except as herein specifically exempted, unless such person is the holder of a valid license as issued by the state board of plumbing examiners. Nothing contained herein shall prohibit the employment of a journeyman plumber or apprentice to engage in plumbing work under the general supervision of a master plumber nor plumbing work done by a property owner in a building or on premises owned or occupied by him or her as his or her home. (2002 Code, sec. 150.041)

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we get the City back up and running to better serve you.

 

The City of Leonard

Click the link below to view the Notice of Drawing for place on the Ballot for May 1st 2021 City of Leonard Election.
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Click the link below to view the Notice of Deadline to file an application for place on the ballot for the upcoming City of Leonard May Regular Election.
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Click the link below to view the City of Leonard Approved Budget 2020-2021!
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Click the link below to read the 2019 Consumer Confidence Report for Public Water Systems for the City of Leonard
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Effective immediately, the City of Leonard will no longer be issuing burn permits.  Residents are required to follow TCEQ Outdoor Burn Rules RG-049. 

 https://www.tceq.texas.gov/assets/public/comm_exec/pubs/rg/rg-049.pdf

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Dear Leonard Residents, for security purposes, cash payments will no longer be accepted in the drop box behind City Hall. Thank you.
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The City of Leonard strives to provide transparency to its citizens.

We encourage you to browse this web site for financial reports, agendas and minutes of meetings as well as city services and other important information.

The City of Leonard Code of Ordinances are also now available.

To access them, click the City Government tab, select Code of Ordinances from the drop-down menu.

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