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Newly (Re)Elected Council Members sworn in on May 9

Mayor and Council Members Sworn In

Pictured from left to right: Councilwoman Sharlene T. Hetzel, Mayor Tommy Sloan, and Councilman Bobby McGee.

Press Release on Phone Outage

Daniel Downs named Director of Finance for the City of Coleman

Daniel Downs

April 25, 2019
Coleman Texas, Texas

The Coleman Mayor and City Council has confirmed the appointment of Daniel J. Downs by the City Manager as the Director of Finance for the City of Coleman.

Mr. Downs began his career in April of 1998 with the City of Donna, Texas, where he remained Director of Finance until November of 2011. Donna, at that time, had a population of 15,800. In November of 2011, he took the position of Director of Finance for the City of Levelland, Texas, until February 2019. Levelland currently has a population of 13,844. Being that Mr. Downs is a Certified Public Accountant who has a little over 20 years of municipal finance director experience with Texas municipalities and also has experience auditing municipalities through his tenure as a CPA in public accounting, it was easy to see that his service to municipal governments is exactly what the City of Coleman has been searching for.

“We were aiming to find a highly qualified candidate with long-term municipal Finance Director experience who could jump right in and hit the ground running,” said City Manager, Diana Lopez. “After a comprehensive search, we believe we have found that person in Daniel Downs. In addition to his Licensee as a CPA, Mr. Downs’ years of municipal experience set him apart from the other candidates. He brings to the table a skill set that includes municipal accounting functions, financial reporting, budgets, cash flows, grants, and experience with both Type A and Type B EDC. Mr. Downs’ expertise at guiding the finances for larger Texas Cities will serve the Citizens of Coleman well as we aim to deliver financial transparency, clear and concise budgets, timely audits, and financial statements. He will be a great addition to the City of Coleman Team.”

“I am looking forward to working with the City Council, City Manager, and Department Directors on achieving Council’s goals,” said Mr. Downs.

Downs will begin his employment on April 29, 2019.

City Council Recognizes April 14-20, 2019 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week at Apr 11, 2019, Council Meeting

Presentation of Proclamation Dispatch Supervisor, Gwen Waight, receives the proclamation from Mayor Sloan.

 - Update: The City of Coleman has returned to our normal water disinfectant process. (4/1/2019)

The CITY OF COLEMAN public water system, (PWS) ID 0420001, will temporarily convert the disinfectant used in the distribution system from chloramine to free chlorine. The City of Coleman has chosen to implement a temporary disinfectant conversion to free chlorine as part of the City’s Public Water System Maintenance. The conversion will begin on 3/2/2019 and continue through 3/31/2019. During this period, you may experience taste and odor changes associated with this type of temporary disinfectant conversion. Public water systems are required to properly disinfect their water and maintain an adequate disinfectant residual in the distribution system. Chloramine, free chlorine combined with ammonia, is widely used as a disinfectant because it persists for long periods while also limiting the formation of disinfection by-product contaminants. Prolonged use of chloramine coupled with other factors that can impact water quality, such as high temperatures or stagnation of water, may result in the growth and/or persistence of organic matter within the pipes of the distribution system, which may hinder the ability to maintain an adequate disinfectant residual. A temporary conversion to free chlorine, partnered with flushing activities, helps to rid distribution pipes of this organic matter and improve the quality of your water overall. Please share this information with all people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (i.e., people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail. If you have questions regarding this matter, you may contact TOBY TERRY at 325- 625-5412.

Press Release on New Electrical Rate

Police New Hires

Pictured from left to right: Officer Justin Golson, Chief Anthony Smith, and Officer Makaylah Morris.

Officer Justin Golson has lived in the Burkett area for almost 20 years. He has a wife, 2 daughters, and a son on the way. He loves to hunt, fish, farm, and ranch. He graduated from the WCTCOG Police Academy in 2016 and is looking forward to serving the citizens of Coleman.

Officer Makaylah Morris was raised in Santa Anna, and graduated from Santa Anna High School. She graduated from the WCTCOG Police Academy in 2017. She is also looking forward to serving and protecting the citizens of Coleman.

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