November 2022

Simonton City Council, No Meeting.

No City Council Meeting for November 15th, 2022

City Fails to Call a “Regular” November City Council Meeting The City of Simonton did not post their “regular” monthly meeting agenda for the meeting that had been expected to be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Consequently, it appears that they will not hold a regular business meeting this month. No cancellation notice was …

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Animal Control Begins with Enforcement of our Existing Animal Control Ordinance

Animal Control Begins with Enforcement of Our Existing Animal Control Ordinance Update: I recently discovered that the City of Simonton has reversed its policy of not enforcing the City’s Animal Control Ordinance. While still placing most of the burden onto the public to protect itself, the City now says “A complaint may be submitted for …

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What I learned about Simonton’s GIS Commitment – Some is good and some is not so good.

“GIS” – What is it, and what it does. Will the benefit outweigh the “Big Brother” risk? The City Council has refused to discuss the “GIS Mapping” issue publicly and there’s no reason for it. “GIS” is short for “Geographical Information System” and it is used every day by governments and businesses to visualize and …

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Detailed GIS Maps Available Through the Fort Bend County Website

Detailed GIS Maps Available Through the Fort Bend County Website The City of Simonton has approved spending $5000 + $1200/year on Simonton’s own GIS mapping tool. It could take a while to get it online. According to the City, having GIS mapping on its website is a legal requirement. From what the City Secretary says, …

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