Public Hearing Notice 8/27/2018


The City of Strawn, Texas, will hold a Public Hearing in regard to the submission of applications to the General Land Office for Texas Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Program grant funds. The Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 pm on August 27, 2018, at Strawn City Hall, 118 E. Housley Street, Strawn, Texas. The agenda will include: Citizen participation plan; Development of local housing and community development needs; Amount of GLO TXCDBG DRP funds available; Explanation of eligible activities in the programs; Use of past GLO, TXCDBG DRP activities and funds; Amount of grant funds available to benefit low-to-moderate income persons; If applicable, minimizing displacement of persons by project activities; Citizens' views, proposals, questions and comments; Discussion of the application process. Persons with disabilities that wish to attend this meeting should contact the City Hall at 254-672-5311 to arrange for assistance. Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should contact the City at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. If you are unable to attend, please mail your views and comments to Danny Miller, PO Box 581, Strawn, Texas 76475.

La ciudad de Strawn, Texas, llevará a cabo una audiencia pública en relación con la presentación de solicitudes a la Oficina General de tierras de Texas comunidad desarrollo Block Grant-programa de recuperación de desastres conceder fondos. La audiencia pública se celebrará en 18:00 en 27 de agosto de 2018, Ayuntamiento en Strawn, 118 E. Housley Street, Strawn, Texas. Incluirá el orden del día: plan de participación ciudadana; Desarrollo de vivienda local y necesidades de desarrollo de la comunidad; Cantidad de fondos GLO TXCDBG DRP; Explicación de actividades elegibles en los programas; Uso de GLO pasado, DRP TXCDBG actividades y fondos; Cantidad de fondos disponibles en beneficio de las personas de ingresos bajos a moderados; En su caso, minimizar el desplazamiento de personas por las actividades del proyecto; Los ciudadanos opiniones, propuestas, preguntas y comentarios; Discusión del proceso de aplicación de.Las personas con discapacidad que deseen asistir a esta reunión deben póngase en contacto con el Ayuntamiento en 254-672-5311 para solicitar asistencia. Personas que requieren ayudas auxiliares y servicios para esta reunión deben comunicarse con la ciudad por lo menos dos días antes de la reunión para que se pueden hacer arreglos apropiados. Si no puede asistir, por favor enviar por correo tus opiniones y comentarios de Danny Miller, PO Box 581, Strawn, Texas 76475.

Job Opening-Water and Waste Water


Under direct supervision from the W/WW Foreman, performs repair and installation tasks for the City's water distribution and wastewater collections systems. Incumbent operates equipment for installation and construction of water/sewer lines, lift stations, mains, and manholes. Position locates problems and performs repairs for leaks, line breaks, and faulty components, and restores interrupted services. Positions performs some tasks independently, but generally functions as part of a work crew for City projects of greater complexity and dimension. Performs related work as directed.


  • Considerable knowledge of the practices and materials utilized for water and wastewater distribution and collection systems repair, construction and maintenance.
  • Skill in the safe and effective operation of light and medium duty equipment used in the construction, maintenance, repair and installation of water/wastewater collection and distribution systems.
  • Skill in operating a variety of hand held manual, gas, or electrically powered tools, equipment, and machinery.
  • Ability to issue and receive oral or written instructions.
  • Ability to read, write, complete and transmit repair orders, work orders, etc.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with supervisor, fellow personnel, other departments with whom position interacts.
  • Operates various types of vehicles and equipment in the repair orders, work orders, etc.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with supervisor, fellow personnel, other departments with whom position interacts.
  • Operates various types of vehicles and equipment in the repair and installation of water and wastewater lines, i.e., backhoes, jet machines, heavy trucks.
  • Performs various repairs for distribution and collection systems of the City, i.e., leaks, main breaks, faulty valves, broken fire hydrants, manholes.
  • Corrects wastewater stoppages and blockages in mains.
  • Performs water connections and disconnections as directed.
  • Performs various preventive maintenance duties, i.e., flushing wastewater lines, cleaning wet wells and lift stations, cleaning and maintaining vehicles, portable pumps and power equipment.
  • Addresses complaints concerning high or low water pressure, discolored water, and metering.
  • Installs new water and sewer services, meters, and taps, and changes out existing meters as needed.
  • Installs new mains, valves, fire hydrants, manholes, etc.
  • Ensures proper placement of traffic control devices, signs, and caution indicators per work site.
  • Functions on call for responding to emergencies and rotates weekly on-call.
  • Attends periodic safety meetings according to department policy.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
  • Other duties as assigned.


(1) High School Diploma or GED

(2) Texas Driver's License

(3) A minimum of a Class C Water License or be eligible for "C" within 6 months. Ability to obtain a waste water license within 6 months.


Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, driving, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Incumbents may be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays; in all weather conditions; under hazardous conditions; on congested roadways, obstructed roads, high structures; around operating equipment; with chemicals; and with the physical ability and stamina to perform strenuous physical work. Work will be performed both indoors and outdoors. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, body fluids, chemicals, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions and intense noises. Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently.

Pay Dependent Upon Experience.  City of Strawn offers health insurance and a retirement annuity after 90 day probation period.  City pays 75% of the cost of employee health insurance.  City matches employee contribution to annuity up to 6%.  This position is eligible for overtime and will likely require overtime.

Interested applicants can contact City Hall at (254) 672-5311 for more information.  Applications may be picked up at City Hall located at 118 E. Housley St., Strawn, TX.  You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


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City of Strawn
P.O. Box 581
118 East Housley St.
Strawn, Texas 76475
phone: 254-672-5311