Zapata County Commissioner’s Court Summary

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“Commissioners and Judge listened to concerns from Falcon residents about the influx of the “8 Liners” into their quiet community.”




Joyce Currington | MyZapata.com – April 16, 2019

Zapata County Fire Chief J. J. Meza will be honored in the Hall of Fame. Meza was nominated by his peers for his dedicated service to the County and his staff. Congratulation Chief Meza (46 years service to Zapata County)

Zapata County Commissioners CourtCommissioners and Judge listened to concerns from Falcon residents about the influx of the “8 Liners” into their quiet community. The establishments have brought in an increased amount of trash, noise and sewer problems for the area. Some homes are being used to house those patronizing the businesses. The Court went into Executive Session to discuss this problem and to review the ordinance in place. Mr. Saenz, with the Environmental Department is authorized to issue and enforce citations for littering and other possible issues that may arise.

The “8 Liners” have posed problems in other areas, especially their use of Styrofoam cups which are not disposed of properly. The residents say the noise is a continual thing, causing disturbance to many of the elderly residents who are used to a peaceful area.

Jerry Gonzalez, USDA Representative announced the Mexican Fruit Fly is again causing quarantine for the area. He gave instructions on handling the fruit and disposing of it when necessary. The fruit is good to eat, but must not be left on the trees or on the ground. Disposal is to be in double bags and into the garbage containers. Fruit is not to be taken from the area, nor mailed. The detecting of 30 large larva and 9 adults, brought about the quarantine.  Learn more about the fruit fly quarantine affects you.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt is to be Saturday, April 20, at the Siesta Shores Park, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The next Commissioners Court will convene on Tuesday, April 23, due to the holiday on Monday.

 

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