04/11/2024 Public Notice - Fiber

Ubiquity has begun the next phase of their Fiber Installation projects in Harker Heights. Below is a map for the currently released areas of construction, with the impacted areas boundary shown in light pink. Be aware that there already may be other fiber utilities working in this same area. The phases and areas are determined by each individual utility company. The projects are not necessarily constructed in numerical or geographical order. As a reminder, the City is not contracted to install fiber in our community. Each fiber company is an independent utility, similar to Oncor and Atmos. There are currently six fiber companies permitted to work within the City’s public utility easements and street right of way. The City does not control the timeline nor contractors for these fiber installations. Please know that Ubiquity may have construction projects in different parts of the City through the end of 2025.

Residents in the impacted area will see flags in their yard starting to appear. It is important to leave those public utility flags in place because they show the location and type of existing utilities that are located underground. This is done for the safety of the workers and to minimize disruption of your utility services.

All of Ubiquity’s work will be done in the Public Right-of-Way, within public utility easements, or within private easements with the landowner’s consent. Please note that the existing public utility easements may be in your back yard, side yard or front yard. Some of their work will be above ground and some will be beneath ground. Ubiquity will place door hangers in the neighborhoods where they will be working. Specific questions regarding repair of yards and private infrastructure (water service, sewer service, irrigation lines) after construction can be directed to Ubiquity’s Contractor at 844-322-2524.

Permit Area Map

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Harker Heights, Texas (the "City"), will meet in the Harker Heights City Hall, 305 Miller’s Crossing, Harker Heights, Texas 76548, at 5:00 p.m. on the 14th day of May, 2024, to adopt an Ordinance and take such other action as may be deemed necessary to authorize the issuance of the City of Harker Heights, Texas Certificates of Obligation, payable from City ad valorem taxes and surplus net revenues of the drainage system of the City, in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $5,820,000, bearing interest at any rate or rates, not to exceed the maximum interest rate now or hereafter authorized by law, as shall be determined within the discretion of the City Council, and maturing over a period of years not to exceed twenty-five (25) years from the date thereof, for the purpose of evidencing the indebtedness of the City for all or any part of the cost of street reconstruction and improvements, building construction, and drainage improvements, and the cost of issuance, land acquisition, and professional services incurred in connection therewith.

The public is further hereby notified as follows:

(a) As of the date of this notice the current principal balance of all outstanding debt obligations of the City is $35,760,000

(b) As of the date of this notice the combined principal and interest required to pay all outstanding debt obligations of the City on time and in full (which is based on the City’s expectations related to the interest due on any variable rate debt of the City) is $41,927,801.

(c) The maximum principal amount of Certificates of Obligation to be issued is $5,820,000.

(d) The estimated combined principal and interest required to pay the Certificates of Obligation to be authorized on time and in full is $10,418,275.

(e) The estimated interest rate for the Certificates of Obligation to be issued is 5.00%. Such interest rate may vary based on market conditions but will not exceed the maximum legal interest rate.

(f) The maximum maturity date of the Certificates of Obligation to be authorized is August 15, 2049.

 

WITNESS MY HAND, the 26th day of March, 2024.

_____________________________________
Michael D. Blomquist, Mayor
City of Harker Heights, Texas

REMINDER THAT THE CITY REMAINS UNDER STAGE 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS

With the early rise in temperatures, please remember to monitor your irrigation systems and to check those systems for leaks. 

So what does Stage 2 restrictions mean?

IRRIGATION:

  • Stage 2 allows irrigation system use and filling swimming

        pools:

        o Sundays and Thursdays for street addresses ending in

                 an even number.

        o Saturdays and Wednesdays for street addresses ending in        

                an odd number.

OUTDOOR USAGE:

  • Outdoor water use is prohibited between the hours of 9:00

        a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

        o Except with hand-held hoses equipped with a positive  

                pistol grip nozzle or other device that automatically shuts

                off water flow when the hose is not being used, or hand-

                held buckets.

Should you have questions, please call the City of Harker Heights Public Works Department at 254-953-5649.

STAGE 2-MANDATORY CONSERVATION

City of Harker Heights
Drought Response Stage 2
August 01, 2023

 

Stage 2-Mandatory Conservation

The goal for Stage 2 is to achieve a 10% reduction of the water use by raising public and customer awareness of water demand conditions. Lake Belton dropped below the Stage 2 warning trigger of 578.7 ft-msl on July 31, 2023. The City of Harker Heights receives all of its treated drinking water from Lake Belton.
Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Water use customers are mandated to limit outdoor water use by participating in the watering schedule for outdoor water use effective August 01, 2023.

 

City of Harker Heights
2023 Mandatory Outdoor Watering Schedule

Stage 2 allows irrigation system use and filling swimming pools on Sundays and Thursdays for street addresses ending in an even number or Saturdays and Wednesdays for street addresses ending in an odd number.
Outdoor water use is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. except with hand-held hoses equipped with a positive pistol grip nozzle or other device that automatically shuts off water flow when the hose is not being used, or hand-held buckets.

Should you have questions, please call the City of Harker Heights Public Works Department at 254-953-5649.

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305 Millers Crossing
Harker Heights, TX. 76548