City of Santa Fe: Net News 2017

City Hall
Adoption of Emergency Preparedness and Communication Through Blackboard Connect Service
On Monday, March 22, 2010, the City launched the Blackboard Connect mass notification platform, enhancing communication and emergency preparedness.Calls went out to businesses at 4:30 PM and to residences at 6:00 PM.
Citizens will be able to promptly be reached and notified of critical,time sensitive issues, such as hurricane, power outage or health hazard, as well as important community updates.
A test call was conducted so that everyone had the opportunity to make sure their contact information is included in the system and they are ready to receive important messages.


Bayou Animal Services
We Need Your Help Clearing Santa Fe, Dickinson, and Clear Lake Shores' Animal Shelter Located In Dickinson!
Bayou Animal Services is in the process of building its forever home and has moved to a temporary facility in the interim.  Press release

                                          

Bayou Animal Services is now located @ 3120 Deats Road in Dickinson. The phone number is 281-337-3117. Bayou Animal Services is accepting applications for volunteers and donations are always welome. 

Santa Fe Parks Department


Santa Fe Police Department
Chief Jeff Powell was appointed as the Public Safety Director in August. Chief Powell comes from the City of Palestine where he served as the Assistant Chief of Palestine Police Department.

The Santa Fe Police Department, in an effort to improve communication and understanding between the citizens we serve and the department, proudly announce the introduction of two different programs available for citizens to interact with the Department. The programs are Coffee With A Cop and Stroll With Patrol. Please click on 
Press Release 8-11-16 for more information. Stroll With Patrol is now being held at the SF Jr. High track. 
 
You can now access alot of information including records by visiting the Santa Fe PD Police to Citizen site @ http://p2c.co.galveston.tx.us/p2c. A link is available on the links page of our website.


Street Department
Please help keep the ditches and culverts clear of limbs, leaves, and trash if you are physically able!   It will slow or even stop drainage completely. Trash cans and lids not being picked up on Wednesdays and Saturdays continue to cause drainage problems. Also, do not let private tree trimmers pile up limbs and trees in the ditches.  There are private trimmers leaving ditches full of cut up trees and not returning to remove them.  Trash is also being found dumped into ditches.  These ditches are vital for the flow of water during rain events.  Ditches need to be clear of all obstructions. Dumping trash into them intentionally is illegal and could flood someone elses property or home.  Please help us keep our ditches clean and open!

Fire Marshal

The Fire Marshal, Tony Dauphine, will begin conducting annual commercial building inspections in July, 2015. The first visit will be unscheduled and used as a means to insure that your business is in compliance and up to code for future inspections. Please click on the following link:  Information and inspection list
Questions on burning? Answers to Burning


The process for obtaining a burn permit within the City limits of Santa Fe, TX:
Contact city hall located at 12002 Hwy. 6 Santa Fe, TX, 77510, 409-925-6412, during normal business hours (7:30 am - 5:30 pm).
Burn permits will be processed on Mondays and Tuesdays along with on sight inspections.
Effective January 1, 2016:

Burn permits will cost $10 for 60 days.
If you have had 3 consecutive Burn Permits without any complaints on your burning you will be eligible for a year long permit at a cost of $50 and the Fire Marshall will just do spot checks to insure compliance with the ordinance. (Going back through the year 2015)

It is recommended you apply at least a week before you plan to burn.

Volunteers for Boards Needed
The City of Santa Fe is always looking for volunteers to fill positions on its' Boards. You can click on the Boards & Commissions tab to view the different boards. Applications are available at City Hall.

Boardmember Application

Mae S. Bruce Library
Please visit the library's website @ http://www.maebrucelibrary.org.

The libary is asking for donations for their 2016 Summer Reading Program. Please click on the following link Donations Requested.

Storm Water Issues
The City of Santa Fe has received a Phase II Storm Water Permit in compliance with Federal and State regulations enacted to better protect the environmental resources of our community.  The City has a Storm Water Management Plan designed to educate the public and institute construction techniques and Best Management Practices that will protect our waterways from pollution created or carried by storm water run off.  Call the Storm Water Pollution Hotline at (409) 938-2251 for more information or to report a pollution source.  Some of these might include:

*Sewage overflows
*Potential illegal materials dumping on land
*Illicit piping to waterways
*Complaints can also be submitted online at:
*Mysterious discolorations of water systems

In addition, the City is working closely with the Galveston County Drainage District No. 1 to minimize flooding of existing homes and businesses.  All new construction permits must provide a grading plan or drainage plan which show how storm water will not impact adjacent development.  Developments over 1 acre in size will need to file a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan with the State of Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the City of Santa Fe.  Questions or comments on Storm Water Permits can be directed to TCEQ at wqap@tceq.state.tx.us
 
SFTXEF  Education Beyond Expectations
If you care about your children, or grandchildren's, education, please make a donation to the Santa Fe Texas Fe Texas Education Foundation.  All donations are welcome, and tax deductible.  Contact Executive Director, Jodi Gidley at 409-925-9080 for more information.

American Red Cross
Your local American Red Cross needs volunteers!  For more information please call the American Red Cross office @ (409) 945-7200.