Welcome to Leonard!

 

 

News and Announcements

 

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City Hall will be closed

Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

 

 

 

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May 8, 2024 8:30 AM

 

The Boil Water Notice has been lifted.

 

 

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May 6, 2024

 

A Boil Water Notice has been issued ONLY to these locations: Appaloosa, Palomino, Sabine, Sulphur, Trinity, & Businesses: Captex Bank, Dominos, O’Reilly’s, Leonard Smiles Dentist, Five Rivers, Spring Market Grocery Store.

 

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See what's new on CITY ELECTION PAGE 2024!

 

UNOFFICIAL CITY ELECTION RESULTS 5-4-2024

 

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City of Leonard Parks and Recreation Board Vacancies

 

The Parks and Recreation Board has three upcoming vacancies and applicants will be considered for appointment by the City Council on April 9. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is responsible for advising and making recommendations to the City Council on all matters relating to the establishment, maintenance and operation for city parks and recreation programs for the City of Leonard and its inhabitants, and to carry out other duties as may be assigned by the City Council. Applicants must be residents of the City of Leonard or its extraterritorial jurisdiction. To be considered by the City Council for appointment, submit a completed board application by April 3. Completed applications can be submitted at City Hall or emailed to citysec@cityofleonard.net.

 

Board applications are available online here.

 

 

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Date:  3-14-24
From the Department of Public Works:

Regarding:  200 and 300 E. Short St. Road Work

 

Dear Residents:

 

Public Works has successfully completed the first phase of the road repair for the 200 and 300 block of E Short St.

Good news!  The base looks good.

Next phase has us milling the current base rock with a stabilizer, grading, watering, and rolling.  We plan to begin this process Tuesday of next week.  Again, depending on weather and emergencies around town. 

If you have any questions, please contact Woody Patrick at 903-449-6868.

 

Thank you,

Public Works Department.

 

 

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Public Notice 3/13/2024

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2023-2024 Utility Service Rates (approved)

 

 

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Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3)

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

02-28-24
S Cedar/S Park, Yagi, CR5070, S Main, Central Fannin St

 

On 02-26-24, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Leonard public water system, PWSTX0740005, 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 8:30AM

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Woody Patrick at 903-449-6868 or email at:  PWD@cityofleonard.net

 

Thank you,

Woody Patrick, Public Works Director
City of Leonard

 

 

 

 

 

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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

2-26-24

City of Leonard
S Cedar/S Park, Yagi, CR5070, S Main, Central Fannin St

 

Due to a water main break 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.

 

 

CodeRED notifications are sent out when boil water notices are issued and rescinded.

To be informed, you can register to create an account and be added to our City of Leonard emergency notification database by using the code below.

 

 

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Boil Water Notice Rescinded January 31, 2024, at 8:50 AM

 

Attention City of Leonard Water Customers:

This is a message from your Public Works Department. As of 8:50 AM today, Wednesday, January 31, 2024,  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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Boil Water Notice Issued January 29, 2024 

 

Effective January 29, 2024, at 2:34PM the City of Leonard is under a boil water notice. Please be advised, due to a water line break at the elevated water tower which is currently under repair you may experience loss of water or lower water pressure until the repair is completed. Please take all necessary precautions until the boil notice is lifted.

 

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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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

 

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Message from Texas New Mexico Power:

 

As part of TNMP's ongoing commitment to enhancing outage service quality, TNMP has proudly unveiled its latest upgrade to its outage system. TNMP Outage Notification System is designed to better the customer experience and service reliability. To sign up and read the full story, click here.

 

 

 

 

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The City of Leonard will be closed in observance of Christmas

and New Years on :

Friday, December 22nd at 12

Monday, December 25th

Tuesday, December 26th

Monday, January 1st

 

 

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Attention City of Leonard Water Customers at:

  • 600 block E Houston St
  • 500 block E Travis St
  • 305 N Pecan
  • 305 Willard Hall

This is a message from your Public Works Department. As of 9AM today, Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 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.

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Please be advised, ONLY the City of Leonard water customers at the locations below are under a boil water notice:
  • 600 block E Houston St
  • 500 block E Travis St
  • 305 N Pecan
  • 305 Willard Hall
Please see below for additional details.
Message from Public Works regarding a water line leak in the alley between Pecan St and Willard Hall (only the block between E Travis and E Houston). The residents who will have the below mentioned interruption of water service and boil water notice have received the letter below. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Attention City of Leonard Water Customers:

This is a message from your Public Works Department. As of 9AM today, Thursday, December 7, 2023, 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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Update: The boil water notice has been rescinded as of 9AM 12/7/23.
 
 
Please be advised, ONLY the City of Leonard water customers at the locations below are under a boil water notice:
  • south of 78 in the Johnsonville area (W Grayson, S Oak, W Austin, S Elm)
  • on 78 west of the railroad tracks
  • and the area of Westlake,
Please see below for additional details.
Update: The boil water notice has been rescinded as of 12/7/23 at 9AM.
 

  

Please be advised, ONLY the City of Leonard water customers at the locations below are under a boil water notice:
  • south of 78 in the Johnsonville area (W Grayson, S Oak, W Austin, S Elm)
  • on 78 west of the railroad tracks
  • and the area of Westlake,
Please see below for additional details.
December 5, 2023 Boil Water Notice Issued

 

Public Works Message: Please be advised, the City of Leonard water customers south of 78 (West Grayson, South Oak, West Austin, South Elm), on 78 west of the railroad tracks, and the area of Westlake, are under a boil water notice due to a major water leak currently under repair as of 3:30PM Tuesday, December 5, 2023. Water service will be restored as soon as possible. Please take all necessary precautions until the boil notice is lifted.
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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UPDATE: As of October 12, 2023 10AM the boil water notice has been lifted.

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

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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

October 10, 2023

City of Leonard

 

Due to a water main repair 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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Update October 10, 2023 11:30 AM

The repair to the 8-inch water line has been completed. We are in the process of repressurizing and flushing the system. You may experience temporary air and discoloration of your water until the lines have been completely flushed. Once the flushing has been completed water samples will be pulled and sent to be tested. The boil water notice will be lifted once test results are received. A notification on CodeRED will be sent out when the boil water notice is 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

 

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Effective October 10, 2023, the City of Leonard is under a boil water notice.

 

Message from City of Leonard Public Works: Attention City of Leonard Water Customers: This is a message from Public Works. Please be advised, due to an 8 inch water main repair the water supply for Leonard will be temporarily interrupted. We will return service as soon as possible. Once water service is restored, the City of Leonard will be under a boil notice. Please take all necessary precautions until the boil notice is lifted. Follow us on Facebook or check our website for more details and updates. www.cityofleonard.net

 

            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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October 6, 2023

 

Residents of the City of Leonard,

 

Public Works is facing an 8” water line repair that does not have shut off valves that will allow us to isolate the damaged pipe area.

 

This notice is being sent out to, proactively, inform you of a POSSIBLE BOIL WATER NOTICE for the entire City of Leonard, starting Tuesday, October 10th, 2023.

 

The project will begin at 8am on Tuesday morning.  We are encouraging you to stock up on water and to take care of all your water needs before this hour.

 

We apologize for the potential inconvenience and want to ensure you that rectifying this situation quickly is our priority.

 

Alert of an official Boil Water Notice will be sent out on Tuesday, if applicable.

Stay tuned to the city Facebook page or sign up for the emergency alerts (link on Leonard home page)

 

Thank you,

Woody Patrick, Public Works Director

 

 

To receive CodeRED notifications, you can register at https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF8AC903C8D9

 

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Update 9/26/23 8:30AM The boil water notice has been lifted for N Barr and Fraser streets.

 

 

Boil Water Notice N Barr & Fraser Streets.

 

Public Works Message: Due to water line repair there is a boil water notice issued for all of N Barr and Fraser streets. Residents will be informed when the system is returned to normal. All other residents do not have a Boil Water Notice. Thank you.

 

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Leonard Residents, the updated 2022 Consumer Confidence Report for Public Water Systems for the City of Leonard is ready and can be viewed through the link below. Thank you.

 

Updated Consumer Confidence Report 2022

 

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Updated September 8, 2023 at 8AM the water conservation notice has been rescinded.

ATTENTION CITY OF LEONARD: WELL 3 has been returned to full function by the Public Works team with minimal impact on water production. Feel free to return to normal operations.

 

Thank you, City of Leonard.

 
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Effective September 7, 2023 at 5:30PM the City of Leonard is under a water conservation notice.
 
ATTENTION LEONARD RESIDENTS LIVING IN THE CITY LIMITS: 
 
One of the city’s 2 WATER WELLS has experienced damage and is offline. This will reduce the amount of water production for the city. Please limit your water usage for the next 24 hours. City crew is on site working on the problem. Stay tuned to the city website for updates. 
 
Thank you, City of Leonard.
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

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Updated September 7, 2023 11:30AM: Boil Notice Rescinded.

 

 

September 6, 2023

 

Public Works Message:

 

Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

September 6, 2023

Johnsonville area, West Fannin St, Westlake Rd

Due to a water main repair 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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September 5, 2023

 

Public Works Message:

 

ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF JOHNSONVILLE, WEST FANNIN ST, AND WESTLAKE DRIVE:

WE HAVE AN 8’ WATER MAIN LEAK THAT WE ARE SCHEDULING FOR REPAIR ON WEDNESDAY 9-6-23.

WE WILL ATTEMPT TO FIND VALVES TO ISOLATE AND SHUT OFF THE WATER TO AVOID DRAINING THE WHOLE TOWN.

IF WE FIND VALVES TO SHUT OFF WATER, YOU WILL BE WITHOUT SERVICE FOR THE LENGTH OF TIME IT TAKES US TO REPAIR THE LEAK, WHICH WILL BE MUCH MORE EXPEDIENT THAN IF WE CANNOT FIND VALVES THAT ISOLATE THIS LEAK AREA.

ONCE YOUR WATER SERVICE IS RESUMED, YOU WILL BE ON A BOIL WATER NOTICE, WHICH WE WILL ADDRESS AS QUICKLY AS CAN BE DONE.

IF WE DO NOT FIND ISOLATION VALVES, IT IS LIKELY THE WHOLE TOWN WILL BE ON A BOIL WATER NOTICE.

NOTE THAT WE WILL BEGIN AT 8:30AM, AS THIS IS EXPECTED TO BE A LARGE-SCALE REPAIR AND MAY REQUIRE ALL DAY.

WE APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE BUT THE REPAIR IS UNAVOIDABLE.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE REACH OUT TO US.

STAY TUNED TO THIS WEBSITE FOR UPDATES.

THANK YOU,

Woody Patrick

Public Works Director,

City of Leonard, Texas
111 W. Collin St.
Leonard, TX 75452
o: (903) 587-3334
c: (903) 449-6868

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September 5, 2023

 

Public Works Message:

Dear Residents of Leonard,

To comply with the expectations and requirements of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the City of Leonard will be conducting visual inspections of the water service lines at your water meters and documenting the material used on both the city and the residential side of the water meter, over the next 12 months. This process will require minor excavating around the meter box. We will, also, be taking advantage of this process to replace water meter boxes that are damaged as well as reset meter boxes that have shifted or were not set well in the beginning. This is a long-term project over the next full year. Our goal is 20 a week. You may notice some sand around your meter boxes after our investigation, where we filled in the holes. Lastly, Once the information is gathered and submitted to the TCEQ, we will be making the information available on the city website for you to view.

If you have any questions, please email me at: PWD@cityofleonard.net

Thank you,

Woody Patrick
Public Works Director

City of Leonard, Texas
111 W. Collin St.
Leonard, TX 75452
o: (903) 587-3334
c: (903) 449-6868

 

 

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Utility assistance is available from TCOG and Texas Utility Help.

 

TCOG's assistance program is scheduled to end September 30, 2023 and Texas Utility Help's program has been extended through the end of the year. Additional information and applications can be made online at https://tcog.com/energy/apply and https://texasutilityhelp.com/

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City Hall will be closed Monday, September 4, 2023 in observance of Labor Day.

Thank you.

 

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August 24, 2023

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT:

 

The City Council for the City of Leonard will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 6:30 P.M. at the Leonard City Hall Council Chambers located at 111 West Collin Street, Leonard, Texas giving all interested persons the right to appear and be heard on the following proposed voluntary annexations by the City of Leonard. Of all said matters and things, all persons interested in the things and matters herein mentioned, will take notice. A map and detailed information on the properties proposed for annexation are available at Leonard City Hall.

 

The City of Leonard proposes to institute voluntary annexation proceedings to enlarge and extend the boundary limits of said city to include the following territories, to wit:

 

Fannin CAD Property IDs 132898 and 138136, located at CR 4720 and HWY 69, being an approximate 20 and 0.857 acre tract of land situated in the M Moore Survey Abstract A0778, Fannin County, TX.

 

You may attend the meeting shown above and make comments for or against the proposed voluntary annexation. You may also send written comments before the date of the meeting to the City, in person at 111 West Collin Street Leonard, Texas 75452, by mail at PO Box 1270 Leonard, TX 75452, or by email at citysec@cityofleonard.net.

 

 

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August 8, 2023

Fannin County is now under a Burn Ban until further notice.

Burn bans are posted on the county website at https://www.co.fannin.tx.us/ 

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CITY OF LEONARD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON ZONING CHANGES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT:

  

The City of Leonard, Texas Planning and Zoning Commission will hold two (2) separate Public Hearings on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at 6:30 P.M. and the City Council for the City of Leonard, Texas will hold two (2) separate Public Hearings on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 6:30 P.M., at the Leonard City Hall Council Chambers located at 111 West Collin Street, Leonard, Texas giving all interested persons the right to appear and be heard on the following proposed zoning changes by the City of Leonard. Of all said matters and things, all persons interested in the things and matters herein mentioned, will take notice. A map and detailed information on the properties proposed for rezoning are available at Leonard City Hall.

 

            The City of Leonard proposes to rezone the following territories, to wit:

 

Fannin CAD Property IDs 132898 and 138136, located at CR 4720 and HWY 69, being an approximate 20 and 0.857 acre tract of land situated in the M Moore Survey Abstract A0778, Fannin County, TX, changing the zoning classification from A – Agricultural District to C-1 Commercial District.

 

Fannin CAD Property IDs 90204, 90205, and 99798, located at E Locust and 404 S Parmele, being an approximate 1.00 acre tract of land situated in the Original Town Plat of Leonard, Fannin County, TX, changing the zoning classification from MH-1 Manufactured Home District to TF Two Family Residential (Duplex) District.

 

You may attend the meeting(s) shown above and make comments for or against the proposed zoning changes. You may also send written comments before the date of the meeting(s) to the City, in person at 111 West Collin Street Leonard, Texas 75452, by mail at PO Box 1270 Leonard, TX 75452, or by email at citysec@cityofleonard.net.

 

 

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Update 8/3/23 10:20AM: The boil water notice for these addresses has been lifted.

 

Boil Water Notice 300 & 400 blocks of Sulphur 8/2/2023

 

Due to water line damage the 300 & 400 blocks of Sulphur will have water service interrupted and will be on a Boil Water Notice until further notice.

 

Thank you,
Public Works

 

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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

August 2, 2023

For 300 and 400 blocks of Sulphur st.

Due to a water line repair at the on Sulphur st 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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Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3)

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

8-2-23

For All of Palomino and Appaloosa

 

On 7-31-23, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Leonard public water system, PWSTX0740005, 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

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Woody Patrick at 903-449-6868 or email at: PWD@cityofleonard.net

 

Thank you,

Woody Patrick, Public Works Director City of Leonard

 

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Update 8/2/23 9:40AM: The boil water notice for these streets has been lifted.

 

Boil Water Notice Appaloosa and Palomino 7/31/2023

 

Due to a water main break Appaloosa and Palomino are under a boil water notice. Service will be restored as soon as possible and notices will be left on the doors for these residents.

 

Thank you for your patience,
City of Leonard Public Works

 

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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

July 31, 2023

For All of Palomino and Appaloosa

Due to a water main repair at the end of Palomino dr 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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Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3)

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

7-20-23

For All of Palomino and Appaloosa

 

On 7-19-23, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Leonard public water system, PWSTX0740005, 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

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Woody Patrick at 903-449-6868 or email at: PWD@cityofleonard.net

 

Thank you,

Woody Patrick, Public Works Director City of Leonard

 

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Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3)

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

7-20-23

For: 300 Block N Main, 100 Block W Travis, 100 Block W Houston, 300 Block N Connett.

 

On 7-19-23, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Leonard public water system, PWSTX0740005, 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

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Woody Patrick at 903-449-6868 or email at: PWD@cityofleonard.net

 

Thank you,

Woody Patrick, Public Works Director City of Leonard

 

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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

July 19,2022

For All of Palomino and Appaloosa

Due to a service line repair 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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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

July 19,2022

For: 300 Block N Main, 100 Block W Travis, 100 Block W Houston, 300 Block N Connett.

Due to a service line repair 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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Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3) 

  

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

7-6-23

 

On 7-5-23, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Leonard public water system, PWSTX0740005, 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 7-6-23

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Woody Patrick at 903-449-6868 or email at:  PWD@cityofleonard.net

 

Thank you,

Woody Patrick, Public Works Director
City of Leonard

 

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Update 7/6/23 9:30AM: The boil water notice for these blocks has been lifted.

 

Boil Water Notice for the 100 block W Houston & W Travis, and the 300 block N Connett & N Main 7/5/23 11:50AM

Residents,

Due to a water line break your service line has lost pressure. We will have water restored shortly. As an over abundance of caution your home is now in boil water notice. We will let you know when your notice is rescinded.

Thank you,
City of Leonard Public Works

 

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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

 

7-5-23

   

Due to a water system repair, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Leonard 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, or Email at PWD@cityofleonard.net.

 

Thank you,

Woody Patrick, Public Works Director

City of Leonard

 

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Friday, July 7th, is the application deadline for the Parks and Recreation Board and Planning and Zoning Commission. City Council will be making appointments on Tuesday, July 11th at the 6:30PM council meeting.

Board applications can be brought to City Hall or emailed to citysec@cityofleonard.net. Thank you!

YOUR VOICE MATTERS!
The Broadband Development Office is preparing for an unprecedented amount of broadband funding they will receive over the next couple of years. The survey is open until June 20th, and allows Texas communities to influence the deployment of these funds such as what they can be used for, where they are directed, who is eligible, and how they improve Individual communities.
Texas Digital Opportunity Public Survey
Paper copies of the survey are available at City Hall in English and Spanish.

 

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Leonard Residents, the 2022 Consumer Confidence Report for Public Water Systems for the City of Leonard is ready and can be viewed through the link below. Thank you.

 

2022 Consumer Confidence Report For Public Water Systems CITY OF LEONARD

 

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City Hall will be closed Friday, April 28th

from 9-11AM for training.

Thank you.

 

 

 

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The Parks and Recreation Board has two upcoming vacancies. Applicants will be considered for appointment by City Council on May 9th. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is responsible for advising and making recommendations to the City Council on all matters relating to the establishment, maintenance and operation of city parks and recreation programs for the City of Leonard and its inhabitants, and to carry out other duties as may be assigned by the City Council. To be considered by City Council for appointment, please submit a board application by April 30th. Applications can be brought to City Hall or emailed to citysec@cityofleonard.net. Thank you.

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Figure: 30 TAC §290.47(c)(3)

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

3-24-23

 

On 3-23-23, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Leonard public water system, PWSTX074005, 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 3-24-23.

 

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Woody Patrick at 903-449-6868 or email at:  PWD@cityofleonard.net

 

Thank you,

Woody Patrick, Public Works Director
City of Leonard

 

 

 

 

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Boil Water Notice for Community Public Water Systems

Westlake Drive Only

 3-23-23

 

Due to a major water system repair, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the City of Leonard 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, or Email at PWD@cityofleonard.net.

 

Thank you,

Woody Patrick, Public Works Director

City of Leonard

 

 

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Boil Water Notice

Effective March 8, 2023 6:30AM the City of Leonard area detailed below is under a boil water notice.

Due to a water main break the following area has been issued a boil water notice until further notice: Southwest Leonard from North Elm at Houston to West Locust and South Elm, including North Oak at Houston. Please take all necessary precautions until the boil notice is lifted. 

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. 

If you are currently receiving emergency or community notifications from CodeRED and would like to stop receiving them, please click here

 

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Animal Control

 

In order to improve our services to the city, the City of Leonard has contracted with All American Dogs for our Animal Control and Code Enforcement services.  These types of issues are clear and present in every city, and it is upon each one to find a solution that is right for them.  Please ensure that you and your animals are in compliance.  

 

The humane control and treatment of animals are regulated by state laws, as well as being the subject of some of our ordinances dedicated to promoting the benefit, health, safety, and welfare of the general public (and its pets).  The City of Leonard is not currently equipped to safely and humanely trap, transport, or shelter animals.  For example, animal control officers require special training, certifications, and vaccinations; and facilities must meet certain standards.  After surveying surrounding cities, as well as the county and the state health and licensing boards, the city selected All American Dogs based on recommendations from other municipalities that have utilized or are currently utilizing their services.  All American Dogs is a company which is equipped and trained to handle these matters, shifting the administrative time and allowing your public works team to focus on much needed maintenance and repairs.  

 

As a reminder, the City of Leonard’s Animal Control Ordinance requires that pets be vaccinated and registered, and that such vaccinations and registrations be kept current.  It also states that animals shall not be allowed to roam at large or present a nuisance to other people, passing vehicles, or other animals. In case that doesn’t happen, the city needs a solution and a mechanism to keep people and animals safe from harm. Most of the animals which come through the city are not tagged or registered and it is not feasible to determine the owners, or if any exist at all.

 

All American Dogs will pick up animals in violation of the ordinances, aggressive or roaming free.  They will also pick up animals or lost pets which are caught and held by citizens until animal control can arrive.  Their goal is to respond in thirty minutes of receiving the report, barring any emergency calls.

 

Pet owners will be responsible for any fees associated with the impoundment and keeping of stray animals, to be paid directly to All American Dogs before the animal can be retrieved. 

Fees:

Impoundment Fee: $75.00

Boarding Fee:            $15.00 per day or portion thereof

Trapping Fee:            $60.00

10-day Quarantine   $300 – 400 depending on aggression

 

After appropriate fees are paid, All American Dogs will return the pet to the owner, or the owner can drive to their facility to pick it up.

 

Lost/found pets can still be reported to City Hall at 903-587-3334.  Found pets will be posted to All American Dogs’ Facebook page “All American Dogs Shelter in Pilot Point Texas.”  City of Leonard will attempt to contact the owners and share any pictures/posts of found pets to our Facebook page “City of Leonard”.  

 

All American Dogs can be contacted directly at 972-382-3647.  

Thank you for your cooperation.

George Evanko

City Administrator

The City of Leonard

 

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The Texas Division of Emergency Management is asking for Leonard residents or business owners to report any damage from the recent winter storm. Please use the links or the QR code below. Thank you.

 

Individual State of Texas Assessment Tool (iSTAT) Damage Surveys

 

Select an option below to submit damages to your Residence or Business property.

 

Seleccione una opción a continuación para presentar daños a su propiedad Residencia o Establecimiento Comercial.

 

Ice Storm/Winter Weather January 29 – Ongoing (English)

 

Tormenta de Hielo/Clima Invernal 29 de Enero – En Curso (Español)

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City Hall is closing at noon January 31, 2023 due to inclement weather and will be closed February 1st and 2nd. City Hall will reopen at 10 AM February 3rd.

For water emergencies call 903-819-5849.

 

Dear Leonard Residents, if you know of an elderly neighbor or physically handicapped neighbor please check on them. The forecast is not looking good as potential for localized power outages and more freezing rain. If you discover your neighbor is need of assistance with a warming shelter or specific needs please call 903-583-2143 (Fannin County Sheriff’s Office) and ask for the Emergency Operations Center.

 

 

 

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The Planning and Zoning Commission has a vacancy and applicants will be considered for appointment by City Council on March 14, 2023. P&Z provides recommendations to Council on requests for zone changes, plat changes, and specific use permits. P&Z meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM at City Hall and applicants must be residents of the City of Leonard or its extraterritorial jurisdiction. To be considered by City Council for appointment, please submit a board application by March 3, 2023. Applications can be brought to City Hall or emailed to citysec@cityofleonard.net.

 

Board application

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT:

 

The City Council for the City of Leonard will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 6:30 P.M. at the Leonard City Hall Council Chambers located at 111 West Collin Street, Leonard, Texas giving all interested persons the right to appear and be heard on the following proposed voluntary annexations by the City of Leonard. Of all said matters and things, all persons interested in the things and matters herein mentioned, will take notice. A map and detailed information on the properties proposed for annexation are available at Leonard City Hall.

 

The City of Leonard proposes to institute voluntary annexation proceedings to enlarge and extend the boundary limits of said city to include the following territories, to wit:

 

Fannin CAD Property ID 80375, located at 16660 S. Hwy. 78, being an approximate 3.667 acre tract of land situated in the M Moore Survey Abstract A0780, Fannin County, TX.

 

You may attend the meeting shown above and make comments for or against the proposed voluntary annexation. You may also send written comments before the date of the meeting to the City, in person at 111 West Collin Street Leonard, Texas 75452, by mail at PO Box 1270 Leonard, TX 75452, or by email at citysec@cityofleonard.net.

 

 

 

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

ON ZONING CHANGE

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS, THAT:

 

The City of Leonard, Texas Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing, on Thursday January 26, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., and the City Council of the City of Leonard, Texas, will hold a public hearing, on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 6:30 p.m., at the Leonard City Hall Council Chambers located at 111 West Collin Street, Leonard, Texas giving all interested persons the right to appear and be heard on the following proposed zoning change by the City of Leonard. Of all said matters and things, all persons interested in the things and matters herein mentioned, will take notice. A map and detailed information on the properties proposed for rezoning are available at Leonard City Hall. 

 

The City of Leonard proposes to rezone the following territories, to wit: 

 

Fannin CAD Property ID 80375, located at 16660 S. Hwy. 78, being an approximate 3.667 acre tract of land situated in the M Moore Survey Abstract A0780, Fannin County, TX, changing the zoning classification from A – Agricultural District to SF-1 Residential. 

 

You may attend the meeting shown above and make comments for or against the proposed voluntary annexation. You may also send written comments before the date of the meeting to the City, in person at 111 West Collin Street Leonard, Texas 75452, by mail at PO Box 1270 Leonard, TX 75452, or by email at citysec@cityofleonard.net.

 

 

 

 

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Mandatory Language for Monitoring and Reporting Violation

Failure to Submit a Disinfectant Level Quarterly Operating Report (DLQOR)

MONITORING, ROUTINE (DBP), MAJOR/CHLORINE

 

The City of Leonard water system PWS ID TX0740005 has violated the monitoring and reporting requirements set by Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in Title 30, Texas Administrative Code (30 TAC), Section 290, Subchapter F. Public water systems are required to properly disinfect water before distribution, maintain acceptable disinfection residuals within the distribution system, monitor the disinfectant residual at various locations throughout the distribution system, and report the results of that monitoring to the TCEQ on a quarterly basis.

 

Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water is safe from microbial contamination.

 

This/These violation(s) occurred in the quarterly monitoring period(s):
April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021

 

 

 

We are taking the following actions to address this issue:

Reporting the violation to the public, via this form.  Also have implemented monthly, quarterly,

and yearly reminders for all TCEQ testing and filing requirements.

 

 

<corrective actions>

 

Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., 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 regarding this matter, you may contact Woody Patrick at 903-587-3334.

Posted /Delivered on: 12-22-22

 

 

 

Instructions for preparing the required Public Notice:

 

Recopy the mandatory language above and insert the underlined information in the spaces indicated.

 

The TCEQ recommends that the public water system provide a copy of the Public Notice(s) or Notice of Enforcement to local and state officials, such as Mayors, City Council Members, County Commissioners, Judges, and/or State Representatives, that are located in or that represent the affected area(s) served by the system.

 

Public Notice delivery timelines:

 

The initial public notice shall be issued as soon as possible, but in no case later than 12 months after the violation was identified. All notifications require the attached Certificate of Delivery due 10 days from the posting date of the above notice.

 

Refer to 30 TAC §290.122 for additional information on Public Notification.

 

 

Public Works Director

Woody Patrick

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December 1, 2022

 

Dear Citizens,

 

The water bills due December 15th have experienced a delay but are expected to arrive to mailboxes next week. Due to this, the late fees will be assessed on Wednesday, December 28th, instead of the 16th. If you would like a copy of your bill before it arrives, or to find out your account balance, please call 903-587-3334, email utilitybilling@cityofleonard.net, or come to City Hall.

 

Bills can be viewed through the online customer portal. You can also enroll to receive text/email notifications immediately when a new bill is ready. For additional information on this and other online customer portal features, please see the flyer enclosed with your bill, which is also available online here.

 

Utility payment options (additional to in person) include:                     

  1. Pay online.
  2. Mail a check to PO Box 1270, Leonard, TX 75452.
  3. Deposit a check or money order with payment stub into the green night-drop box behind city hall (south of post office box). (NO CASH)
  4. City of Leonard offers a free Direct Debit program for your convenience.

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

 

Kim Davis

Utility Billing Clerk

City of Leonard

 

 

 

 

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The Fannin Central Appraisal District and the local administrative District Judge are seeking persons that are interested in serving on the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) for the upcoming term, 2023-2024. The ARB serves a vital role in ensuring the property owners of Fannin County have an impartial citizen panel to hear their property value disputes. There are currently two anticipated vacancies to be filled. Recent legislative changes (HB2941) require the local administrative District Judge to appoint members to the ARB rather than the Board of Directors.

 

Enclosed you will find the qualification criteria and a questionnaire. Complete the questionnaire and submit it to the Taxpayer Liaison Officer at the District’s address above. A more detailed description of the ARB duties and ARB policy can also be found on the District's website under the organization tab.

 

Questionnaires must be received no later than November 1, 2022 for consideration.

 

 

Appraisal Review Board questionnaire

 

 

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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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