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The City of Katy is a Home Rule city. There are two major categories of local government in the State of Texas: General Law cities and Home Rule cities. The major distinction between the two is that a General Law city can ONLY do what the legislature, through law, allows them to do. A Home Rule city, on the other hand, can pass any regulations or laws it deems necessary unless the state law prohibits it. In order for a city to be Home Rule, the population has to reach 5,000 and there has to be an election ratifying a city charter.
The City Charter is effectively the constitution of the City. Cities typically form a charter committee to help draft the proposed Charter. The proposed Charter then must be approved by the City Council to be presented to the eligible voters of the city for approval and ratification at an election. The City of Katy’s Home Rule Charter was crafted by a charter committee and adopted in 1981. A copy of the Charter can be found within the City’s
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Ready. Set. Summer! Is there anything more "summer" than watermelon? 🍉❤️ And it just so happens that July is #NationalWatermelonMonth! Whether it’s red or yellow, fresh from the field or from your local store, go grab a delicious watermelon now and celebrate with us all month long.
Have you ever had a watermelon seed spitting competition?! Try it out with your family tonight and share a picture with us of the winner and how far the seed went. Lee Wheelis from Luling, TX set the record in 1989 at 68 feet and 9 1/8 inches!
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SUPER HEAVY TRASH REMINDER: Monday, July 13th is Super Heavy Trash pick-up for WEDNESDAY residential routes!
Super Heavy Trash is all trash left neatly at your curb by 7AM, including bulky items such as furniture, appliances, bagged yard waste and bundled limbs. Appliances such as refrigerators and freezers must have the coolant/freon removed and tagged by a licensed repairman. Carts/regular trash will NOT be picked up this day.
The following items are NOT allowed: construction debris, cross ties, pallets, carpet or padding, tires, solvents, paint, petroleum products, pool chemicals, fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides, hazardous materials/chemicals, logs or stumps, car batteries, soil, sod, rocks, concrete, sealed containers, medical waste, medical sharps.
There will only be one pass through the City and due to the volume of trash, the pickup may take several days until the entire City is completed. For missed pickups, please contact Republic Services at 713-849-0400, option 5.
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Coronavirus is still spreading in Texas, and you can catch it at any age and spread it to others, even without showing symptoms of infection. It can just take ONE to infect many, and just ONE person can start or stop a long chain of infections. And while you and those closest to you may not be high risk, someone in your chain of contacts might be.
Stay home if you can. If you must go out in public, wear a face covering and stay six feet from others. We are stronger together - safer 6 feet apart. Help us keep a #HealthyKaty!
To view the recommended steps to stop COVID-19, go to dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus. Follow this Official City of Katy page for local updates and check www.cityofkaty.com/coronavirus for more information, figures, current orders and guidelines.
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As the Governor and the Center for Disease Control continue to stress the importance of social distancing, wearing a face covering and staying home when possible, we want to remind residents that most City services are available online. We encourage you to utilize our virtual services.
For more information and detailed instructions on each City department:
• Municipal Court - www.cityofkaty.com/court or 281-391-4810
• Parks & Recreation - www.cityofkaty.com/parks or 281-391-4840
• Permits & Building - www.cityofkaty.com/permits or 281-391-4830
• Utility Billing - www.cityofkaty.com/ub or 281-391-4801
• Other Depts. – www.cityofkaty.com/contactus or 281-391-4800
The City always strives to provide the best possible service for our residents, while also making the health and safety of our customers, residents and employees a top priority. For official updates from the City of Katy, please visit our website at www.cityofkaty.com/coronavirus.
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Happy 4th of July! The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to shift the way we celebrate today but we hope everyone can enjoy our drive-in style Firework Show tonight from a safe location.
The health and safety of our community and your families is vital to us and we want to increase happiness and not case counts. We again are asking attendees to follow these guidelines:
• Watch the fireworks from the comfort and safety of your vehicle;
• Keep one family per vehicle and do not gather with those outside of your household;
• If you must exit your vehicle wear a face covering and maintain 6-foot social distance from those not in your group; and
• Please be patient with officers and traffic control leaving the display.
We hope you, your families, friends and loved ones have a safe and happy Independence Day! And remember that today is an important day as we honor the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America.