City of Alvin Question and Answers

Where do I vote in the November, 2016 Presidential Election?

The Brazoria County Elections Division of the Brazoria County Clerk's Office oversee County, State, and Presidential Elections.  Please visit the website of the County Clerk Elections Division for more information.  10/03/16

What is the cost per acre to outsource the mowing of City Parks?

The following chart shows the parks within the City of Alvin that are mowed by outside contractors. 

 

City of Alvin Parks Using Contracted Mowing Services

Annual Cost

Acres

Ruben Adame Park

$3,900

1.7

Newman Park

$3,900

2.5

Sealy Park

$1,950

1.7

Prairie Dog Park

$1,560

1.1

Pearson Park

$10,575

24.0

Morgan Park

$4,532

10.0

Hugh Adams Park

$3,021

25.0

Marina Park

$2,014

4.0

Talmadge Park

$3,021

1.7

Citizens Park

$975

1.0

Total

$35,448

72.70

 

City of Alvin Contract Mowing Cost per Park Acre:  $487.59/acre

 

The outside contractors also mow various properties of the City including, but not limited to; American Legion, Girl Scouts Building, Park and Ride, “Ugly Corner”, Lift Stations, Water Wells, Water Towers, Animal Shelter, Museum, Senior Center, Library, City Hall, Public Services Facility, etc.

 

To view the City of Alvin mowing contracts:  DeLeon & Son Inc.   LTS Lawn Care

 

Briscoe, National Oak Park, and Lions Park (totaling 57.5 acres) are maintained by the City of Alvin Parks Department. 9/8/16

Why is my water consumption usage high?

With the installation of the new water meters’, residents may see the impact of more accurate readings.  After a meter has been in place for many years it tends to slow down and not properly record water flowing through the meter.   Some of the meters within the City have been in place for many years and more than likely were not accurately measuring water consumption.  Now that the new meters have been installed they are now recording every gallon flowing through the meter.  Because of this, customers may see an increase in their monthly water consumption notated on their water bill.

 

Yes, sometimes an increase in water consumption gives indication that there may be a leak in one of the toilets within the home or business.  City staff may give suggestions as to what to check for.  Helpful information on what to look for can be found on the city’s website:  http://www.alvin-tx.gov/page/ub.wleaks.

 

City staff has performed spot check re-reads to check the accuracy of the AMI water meters in place.  All re-reads came back accurate. 

 

If you have questions regarding your specific water bill, please contact the Utility Department at 281-388-4260. Updated 9/8/16

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Alvin, Texas 77511
281-388-4200


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