NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE
CITY OF SHINER, TEXAS COMBINATION TAX AND
LIMITED PLEDGE REVENUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION, SERIES 2020

           
The City of Shiner (the "City") does hereby give notice of intention to issue Combination Tax and Limited Pledge Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2020, (the “Series 2020 Certificates”), in one or more series, in the maximum principal amount not to exceed $5,490,000, for paying all or a portion of the City's contractual obligations incurred for the purpose of (a) constructing, installing and acquiring additions, extensions and improvements to the City's waterworks and sewer system, including but not limited to, the construction of a new water well, a water treatment plant and water storage tanks, installation of related pipeline and the acquisition of related right-of-way and the acquisition and installation of City-wide water meters; and (b) paying fiscal and engineering fees in connection with such projects.  The City proposes to provide for the payment of such Series 2020 Certificates from the levy and collection of ad valorem taxes in the City as provided by law and from a lien on and pledge of "Surplus Revenues", if any, received by the City from the ownership and operation of the City's waterworks and sewer system.  The City has outstanding its Combination Tax and Limited Pledge Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2009 in the amount of $850,000, which the City has designated as self-supporting and which the City pays from revenues of its waterworks and sewer system. The City has no outstanding debt obligations that it pays from ad valorem taxes.  The estimated combined principal and interest required to pay the Series 2020 Certificates on time and in full is $ 8,376,297, the estimated interest rate for the Series 2020 Certificates is 3.52%, and the maximum maturity date of the Series 2020 Certificates is September 1, 2045.  The City Council intends to consider for passage an Ordinance authorizing the issuance of City of Shiner, Texas Combination Tax and Limited Pledge Revenue Certificates of Obligation, Series 2020, at a Special Meeting to be held at 6:00 p.m. on July 14, 2020, at the Hoffie and Lank Shiner Public Library and Culture Center 115 Wolters/2nd Street, Shiner, Texas 77984.

s/Fred Hilscher____
Mayor
City of Shiner, Texas

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On Wednesday, May 6, Lavaca County Judge Keith Mudd filed required attestation and supporting documentation with the Texas Department of State Health Services in order for businesses in Lavaca County to operate at 50% capacity.


As of Thursday morning, the state has determined that Lavaca County meets the threshold of 5 or fewer ACTIVE COVID-19 cases, which allows non-essential businesses to operate at up to 50% capacity under Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order GA-18 and DSHS' minimum health protocols which mat be accessed at gov.texas.gov/organization/opentexas and dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.


Please keep in mind, as community spread of COVID-19 continues in the area, and should Lavaca County experience an outbreak or there are five or more active cases in Lavaca County, the 50% capacity rule could be reversed and non-essential businesses as defined by the Office of the Governor, could return to operating at 25% capacity.


Egon Barthels, Emergency Management Coordinator with the Lavaca County Office of Emergency Management today issued the following statement:

"Lavaca County has experienced a slower rate of growth in new COVED-19 cases in comparison to our contiguous counties. We need to continue to understand the significance of the position we are in right now, and take every precaution we can to distance ourselves as recommended, we can't let our guard down. It's tough to keep modifying our routines and staying away from each other. The beautiful weather and our desire to interact socially make it even tougher, but we will continue to ask for your help. Please follow the social distancing requests that have been communicated throughout our area. We believe it is making a difference. Keep it up!"


Additional information may be found on the Lavaca County COVID-19 page at co.lavaca.tx.us and facebook.com/lavacaoem.

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GREEN DICKSON PARK CLOSING NOTICE

ALL PAVILIONS WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN GREEN DICKSON PARK. The park WILL STILL be open for walking, running, exercise, biking, etc.
We realize this may be an inconvenience for some, but appreciate your understanding in our need to take these measures.

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MOBILE TESTING FOR COVID-19 AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY IN SHINER APPOINTMENT NEEDED


The Texas Military Department will have a free mobile COVID-19 drive through testing station set up at Shiner High School, 510 CR 348, Shiner, TX 77984, on Wednesday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Starting now, people can call (512) 883-2400 (between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.), or go to txcovidtest.org, to be screened and to get an appointment for a time to be tested. Testing will not be provided to people who just drive up to the testing site. Tests are conducted by appointment only.


Anyone with the primary symptoms of the coronavirus, which include fever and dry cough, will be eligible for the test without needing a prescription from a medical professional. A screening process will be in place and administered by State Health Department personnel trained to gather information and assess symptoms which could suggest that a person should be tested for COVID-19.


People who are being tested will stay in their car and be administered the test without leaving their vehicles.


Following the test, patients will receive a text message with a link to a portal with results and information. Those testing positive will be contacted by their local health department. Patients can also email help@txcovidtest.org to inquire about test results.