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The roads in Ellis will be Chip Sealed starting tomorrow morning, Tuesday September 27th. 
Please make sure all vehicles are off the streets by 6am.  

DAWSON GEO PHYSICAL


Beginning September 9, 2022 Dawson Geo Physical will be placing GSR receptors, for seismic surveys, throughout the city. They will only be placed on property with prior approval of the landowner, or in the City of Rhome right-of-way. You may see their trucks around town during the project. Weather permitting they will finish in 10-14 days.

Boil Water NOTICE Issued - Only Affects NINE residents in the Ellis Subdivision

UPDATE 7.14.2022 1:45 pm: Water sample test passed and a 'Rescind Boil Water Notice' has been issued to the nine affected residents. Contractor is finishing up repairs the water main line.

Rescind Boil Water Notice 7.14.2022
UPDATE 7.13.2022 at 3:35 pm:
Valve repair has been completed allowing water to be turned on to affected residents but water needs to be boiled. Test samples were taken. We will expect results tomorrow (7.14.2022) and assuming a test passed, we would issue a 'Rescind Boil Water Notice.'  The break in the water main line as been located and repairs are underway.

A Boil Water Notice has been issued to NINE affected residents in the Ellis Subdivision only, due to a main line water break. The break occurred late last night and PW Crews went door-to-door last night notifying the residents and offering water. TCEQ as been notified as required, residents were provided official BWN this morning via hand-delivery, email and phones calls. The City offered water to all affected residents. Emergency repair crews are on-site. We expect to have a valve replaced by the end of the day which will allow the water to be turned back on, with the boil water requirement in place. We do not have an expected timeline yet on the actual mainline water break. Once the water is tested and passes, we will issue a 'Rescind Boil Water Notice' to those residents.
Boil Water Notice 7.13.2022

Calling all Rhome Businesses!

The City of Rhome wants to promote Rhome Businesses!

If you are interested in having your business listed on our city website, please send the following information to cityadministrator@cityofrhome.com:

Business Name
Business Contact Info (Owner/Manager Name, phone number, email address, business address)
Brief description of your business, service and/or product (2 - 3 sentences)

It's that simple. We look forward to including your business for our Rhome residents!
*we reserve the right to edit for business purposes

TXDOT to Begin Preventative Maintenance Project on FM 3433

TXDOT is currently scheduled to begin preventative maintenance work June 20, 2011 on FM 3433 from US 81/287 in Rhome south to FM 718. The completion date is not yet available. Track the project on TXDOT's project tracker: https://apps3.txdot.gov/apps-cq/project_tracker/

City Council Seeks Volunteers for P&Z and Parks

The City Council is accepting applications for both P&Z and Parks.  Please submit your application to citysecretary@cityofrhome.com or drop it off at City Hall, 501 South Main Street, Rhome, Texas.

Repair Work on W. Morris Road Starts Wednesday (weather dependent)

UPDDATE: WORK HAS BEEN COMPLETED. Contractor will begin work on repairs on W Morris, just east of the NB 287 Service Road, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Weather permitting, the work will take approximately 4 - 6 days and lanes will be reduced to one lane as necessary during the repair work. Please use caution.

Dawson Geophysical Company to start Seismic Geographical Survey

Dawson Geophysical Company to start Seismic Geographical Survey - Company representatives are sending out information to area residents in Rhome to conduct a 3D geophysical survey for Bedrock Energy. Please contact Permit Agent Jeff Seay at jeff.seay@dawson3d.com for more information. Company representatives will be at the May 26, 2022 Council Meeting to provide a briefing. For more information, check out their Powerpoint Presentation here.

TXDOT to hold Public Meeting re: FM 407, Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 5:30  pm- 7:30 pm

TXDOT will be holding a public meeting re: FM 407 Feasibility Study from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Meetings will be in person at the Texas Pistols Volleyball Gymnasium, 301 Graham Road, Rhome, TX 76078 as well as virtually (www.keepitmovingdallas.com/FM407FS - see attached for more information) and will be available for viewing starting May 19 at 5:30 pm through Friday, June 3, 2022 at 11:59 pm (the virtual meeting is not a live event).

Upcoming May 7, 2022 Municipal Elections Information

We've created a short video to help you find information on our website on the upcoming May 7, 2022 Municipal Elections. Check it out here

Dumpster Days: Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 8 am to NOON/FULL

It's that time of year: Dumpster Days! This Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 8 am to Noon or Full, whichever comes first, at the Community Center located at 261 N. School Road.
Don't forget to bring your utility bill as proof of residency.

Citizen Input on Hazard Mitigation Plan Sought

The City of Rhome is updating our Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan identifies natural hazards and vulnerabilities in the area, assesses risks, and reflects our mitigation strategy to reduce or eliminate future losses from those hazards. We would love your participation in this process by clicking here to take a quick, 5-minute survey. Your feedback is valuable to us. All the information collected from this survey will be anonymous. Thank you!

CANCELLED - City Council Meeting 1.27.2022

The Rhome City Council meeting scheduled for January 27, 2022 has been cancelled. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022/

Citizen Forum on Facilities and Rhome's Future

The Mayor and Council Members want to hear your ideas on Rhome's facilities and Rhome's future. Please plan on attending this next Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the Rhome Community Center located at 261 N. School Road, from 9 am - 11 am. Be a part of the planning for our future by sharing your ideas. You can attend the meeting in person or via livestream:
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112

Access Code: 694-768-373

January 2022 Newsletter

Check out the first newsletter of 2022 here!

Santa Sightings!

Rhome Fire Rescue Santa Sighting 2021

Flushing & Testing Well #6

MAINTENANCE OF WELL #6
 Please be aware: Public Works is flushing and testing Well #6. You may see water along Main Street, in the ditches at Morris Street, (under Main Street) down to Old Mill and along Family Park. This will last approximately 2-3 weeks.

Approved Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget

The Approved FY2021-2022 Budget has been posted for viewing.

THE CITY OF RHOME ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.
THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 8.71 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $6.81.

September 2021 Newsletter is Here!

Check out the latest news here!

Water/WasteWater Rate FAQ

The City Council had a vision-budget workshop, kicking off conversations on where we are at in implementing the Comprehensive Development Plan; what we've accomplished, discussing remaining priorities and new priorities that have surfaced since 2019 when the CDP was created and how those priorities will impact the budget development for FY 2021-2022 and beyond. If you missed it, the entire video is available for you to watch on our YouTube page .  We have pulled out one of the priorities and conversation as it regards our water/wastewater system. We've also developed a 'Frequently asked Questions' sheet. Take a listen and contact us at City Hall if you have any questions!

City Council Seeks Volunteers for Planning & Zoning Commission

The City Council is accepting applications for the Planning & Zoning Commission two alternate positions.  Please click here for the application.  Please email application to citysecretary@cityofrhome.com or drop it off at City Hall, 501 South Main Street, Rhome, Texas.

The City of Rhome is NO LONGER in Stage 4 Emergency Contingency Plan!

UPDATE
2.25.2021 - The City of Rhome is NO LONGER in Stage 4 - Emergency Contingency Plan and the water department is back to normal operations. We received  a passing grade on our testing sample to TCEQ. Thank you Rhome water customers for your efforts to help conserve our water during this record-breaking winter weather event!
2.24.2021 - Thanks to our Rhome water customer's continued conservation efforts, our water levels are back to normal. This morning we returned the City of Aurora to normal operations and at noon we began slowly bringing Aurora Vista back online. Walnut Creek testing from TCEQ came back with a passing mark, which is continued good news! The City of Rhome again submitted samples to TCEQ for testing and expect to receive results tomorrow. Rhome water customers can use water for all indoor purposes including, drinking, restroom, washing machine, showers, dishwasher, etc. Please keep in mind that one major water line break could still set us back: We are still recommending not watering lawns, washing cars, etc. We will update tomorrow as we know information.
2.23.2021 -
Good news!
The testing sample of the Bobo Storage with intake from Walnut Creek passed. As a result, we are able to use that water in our system. We are asking Rhome water customers to continue to conserve. We expect Walnut Creek’s testing results to come back Wed/Thursday: Friday will be the telling day, barring any unforeseen emergencies (i.e., line-breaks). Please continue to keep up the good job of conserving our water for essential uses: Drinking, restrooms, washing (larger/fewer loads), short showers and continue to avoid watering lawns, washing cars, washing off driveways, etc.
2.22.2021 -
City of Rhome is not under a Boil Water Notice: We are still in Stage 4 – Emergency Contingency

Water levels continue to slowly rise. The City of Rhome is receiving water from Walnut Creek and keeping it stored as reserves separated from our water system. The goal is to avoid a boil water notice and continue to rely on water from our wells. Public Works is testing the water received from Walnut Creek SUD and should receive results in the next 24 – 48 hours.
Assuming Walnut Creek SUD water is clear, we will add the water to our system, continuing to increase our supply. If it is not, we will only add the water to our system in case of emergency. In that even, it would require the City of Rhome issue a boil water notice. We would contain the use of Walnut Creek's water to the Chisholm subdivision, NISD Chisholm Middle and Prairieview Elementary Schools and surrounding neighbors, including Old Base and FM 4668.
We have been advised that Walnut Creek will be testing their water mid-week and will know more by Thursday or Friday.
In the meantime, we are still in Stage 4 -Emergency Contingency but are expanding on the essential use by including washing clothes (do larger/less loads) and shorter showers, for example. However, people should still avoid washing their cars, washing off their driveways or watering their lawns.
2.21.2021 - Stage 4 - Emergency Contingency plan continues.  Many residents did their part and we had a decrease in usage overnight and earlier am. With the return of work and school we noticed the water levels drop. Please continue to conserve water for essential uses and limit use to 100 gallons per day per person. Short showers, turning water off while you soap up, doing full load of clothes. vs lot of little loads and no longer be 'dripping' your faucets are all ways you can help!  
2.20.2021 - Residents notified to continue to conserve water and discontinue dripping faucets as temperatures rise. System slowly stabilizing.
2.19.2021 - Major water leak discovered and urgent notice issued to CONSERVE water
2.18.2021 - City implemented Stage 4 - Emergency Contingency Plan. Walnut Creek has power outage; issues boil water notice. City not taking water from Walnut Creek. All residents must limit their water to no more than 500 gallons of use per day.  Click here for more information.