Welcome to the City of Mertzon! Located along Spring Creek in the Concho River Valley, Mertzon is the county seat of Irion County and home to the Irion County Independent School District. Our beautiful live oak trees, spacious parks, and proximity to San Angelo combine to make our city a pleasant place to visit and a great place to live!
This website provides an additional communication link between residents, businesses, and the Mertzon city government. Our goal is to give our citizens quick access to city information and services. Please use this website to contact city staff, learn about public meetings, and find out what is happening in Mertzon. For utility emergencies, please call (325)315-0881
Beginning January 1st, 2023, the convenience fee for running a debit/credit card will increase from $1.00 to $2.00
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE COMBINATION TAX AND SURPLUS REVENUE
CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION
TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR SEWER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Mertzon, Texas, at its
meeting to commence at 6:30 P.M. on February 6, 2023, at Mertzon City Hall, 104 S. Park View,
Mertzon, Texas, tentatively proposes to adopt an ordinance authorizing the issuance of interest
bearing certificates of obligation, in one or more series, in an amount not to exceed $1,405,000
for paying all or a portion of the City's contractual obligations incurred in connection with (i)
acquiring, constructing, installing, and equipping additions, improvements, extensions, and
equipment for the City’s sewer system, including repairs, rehabilitation and/or improvement to
wastewater treatment plant, sewer lines, pipes, valves, related infrastructure improvements, and
development of an emergency preparedness plan; and (ii) legal, fiscal and engineering fees in
connection with such projects. The maximum interest rate for the certificates may not exceed the
maximum legal interest rate. The maximum maturity date for the certificates is January 15, 2055.
The estimated combined principal and interest required to pay the certificates to be authorized on
time and in full is $1,405,000. The current principal of all outstanding debt obligations of the
City is $306,528. The current combined principal and interest required to pay all outstanding
debt obligations of the City on time and in full is $351,515. The City proposes to provide for the
payment of such certificates of obligation from the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes in the
City as provided by law and from a pledge of surplus revenues of the City's waterworks and
sewer system, remaining after payment of all operation and maintenance expenses thereof, and
all debt service, reserve, and other requirements in connection with all of the City's revenue
bonds or other obligations (now or hereafter outstanding), which are payable from all or any part
of the net revenues of the City's waterworks and sewer system. The certificates of obligation are
to be issued, and this notice is given, under and pursuant to the provisions of V.T.C.A., Local
Government Code, Subchapter C of Chapter 271.
CITY OF MERTZON, TEXAS
The City Council voted on 6/20/22 to Implement Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency Plan. We are asking all residents to please follow the guidelines below:
STAGE 1: MILD WATER SHORTAGE CONDITIONS
(a) customers are requested to voluntarily conserve water and adhere to the prescribed restrictions on certain water uses, as defined in Section VII beginning April 1 through October 31.
(b) water customers are requested to practice water conservation and to minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes.
(b) The City of Mertzon will adhere to restrictions set forth by the Best Management Practices.
Section VII: Definitions
For the purposes of this Plan, the following definitions shall apply:
Conservation: those practices, techniques, and technologies that reduce the consumption of water, reduce the loss or waste of water, improve the efficiency in the use of water or increase the recycling and reuse of water so that a supply is conserved and made available for future or alternative uses.
Non-Essential Water Use: water uses that are not essential nor required for the protection of public, health, safety, and welfare, including:
(a). irrigation of landscape areas, including parks, athletic fields, right of ways or medians except otherwise provided under this Plan;
(b). use of water to wash any motor vehicles, motorbikes, boats, trailers, airplanes or other vehicles;
(c). use of water to wash down any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, athletic courts, or other hard surfaced areas;
(d). use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
(e). flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutters or streets;
(f). use of water to fill, refill, or add to any indoor or outdoor swimming pools or Jacuzzi-type pools;
(g). use of water in a fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes except where necessary to support aquatic life;
(h). failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).