Most City offices will be closed Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no interruption in trash collection or landfill operations. City operations that will be closed for the holiday include the senior and recreation centers, the Convention Center, the City-County Health Department, Municipal Court, the Nature Center and the Animal Shelter.
Next week Galilee Community Development Corporation will begin construction on their first home in their newest program for homes in rural areas near San Angelo. The nonprofit organization builds new homes and provides light repairs for senior citizen and disabled homeowners. The groundbreaking will be Wednesday, May 22nd at 8711 Grape Creek Road. Families interested in purchasing this new home can be aided by the USDA, Texas First, Texas Heroes or other mortgage products for qualified moderate income persons. More information can be found at www.galileecdc.org or call 325-655-6700.
The City's Water Utilities Department will temporarily change how it disinfects the public water supply in June. Next month the department will use only free chlorine. The temporary conversion from chloramines to free chlorine ensures water safety in pipelines. Customers may see more flushing of fire hydrants and may note a slight change in the smell, taste and look of the water. This may include a “chlorine odor” and slight discoloration. Most symptoms should lessen after a couple of weeks; they do not affect the safety of the water. The Water Department will monitor chlorine levels and water-quality standards daily.
San Angelo ISD was recently highlighted by energy advisory firm 5 for the district's energy savings. San Angelo ISD began working with 5 in 2016, initially managing the district’s procurement contracts leading to cost reductions of approximately $5.6 million over several contracts. The 5 team transitioned into operational consulting and training that helped the district look at power factor issues, analyze energy demand and usage across the district, and evaluate the economics of several solar projects. As part of its work with San Angelo ISD, one of over 50 school districts that 5 represents in Texas, 5 provides updates on market conditions and on-going training on how to reduce expenditures on the utility side of their bills.