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Fireworks Show Planned for Ballinger's Birthday Celebration

Come join us as we celebrate Ballinger's 138th birthday with fireworks show Saturday, June 22, 2024, at Bruce Field Airport.

Parking will be in the open field west of the main entrance. There will be no access to the runway or tarmac.

 

The fireworks show will begin at dusk. Public use of fireworks is prohibited.

City of Ballinger Employment Opportunities

City Manager

The position of City Manager with the City of Ballinger is now open. 

  • Full time (40 hours)

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • TMRS retirement plan

  • Salary: Commensurate with the education, experience, and expertise of the applicant

  • Experience: Minimum 5 years

  • Education: Bachelor's degree preferred

Click on the word document for full description of City Manager job posting or attachment for job description.

Click on the PDF to fill out an application and email application with resume to lbyler@baltx.org.

 
 
Assistant Animal Control Officer

The position of Assistant Animal Control Officer with the City of Ballinger is now open. Benefits include:

  • Full time (40 hours)

  • Additional training provided

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • TMRS retirement plan

  • Certification preferred but not required

  • $12/hour with certification

  • $10/hour without certification

  • Great for animal lovers and those wanting to help with Ballinger fur-babies

Click on the PDF below to fill out an application. For more information, call Dispatch at 325-365-3592.

 
 
 
Ballinger Police Department Hiring Officers

The Ballinger Police Department is searching for police officers to join its team. Here are some of the benefits:

 

  • Starting pay at $23.50 per hour

  • Take-home patrol units

  • 12-hour shifts with every other weekend off

  • TMRS retirement (7% with a 2-to-1 match)

  • Certificate pay

  • Paid holidays

  • Uniforms, pistol and rifle provided

  • AXON fleet and body cams

Click on the PDF for a background form. For more information, call the Ballinger Police Department at 325-365-3592.

Ballinger City Pool to be Closed This Summer

The City of Ballinger deeply regrets that the City Pool cannot be opened this summer because of swimmer safety concerns, the $150,000 price tag for repairs, and the $125,000 annual cost of operation. Plans are being made now to address these challenges with the hope that in 2025 our City Pool will reopen. 

City of Ballinger Names New Interim City Manager

The City of Ballinger has officially named a new interim City Manager, longtime Ballinger resident Marty Akins. He is replacing Randy Everett, who is retiring. We are in the process of trying to find a full-time City Manager. Marty will serve in this role to help lead the city in the meantime.

EPA, TCEQ Requiring Inspection of Water Service Lines

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality have released updated standards that require all drinking water utilities in the United States to investigate and determine where lead service lines are located in their water distribution systems.

During the first nine months of this year, the City of Ballinger will be required to inspect service lines on any properties within the city limits that are connected to a city water main. The service line is the small conduit from the water main in the street to your home. Each service line has a water meter at the start of your private property.

City crews will dig a hole (18-24 inches deep) on each side of the water meter to determine the pipe material, and they will then refill the holes later that day. Crews will not need to enter your home.

The purpose of this regulation is to protect communities from the risk of lead exposure from drinking water flowing through lead-based pipes.

For questions or concerns -- or to report any damage caused by City crews -- please call City Hall at 325-365-3511 or visit baltx.org/contact to send us a message.

Stage 3 Water Restrictions in Effect

Ballinger has moved into Stage 3 of water restrictions due to Ballinger Lake's water level dropping below 1,658 feet of elevation. This has triggered the following restrictions:

 

1. Irrigation by all commercial, industrial and residential customers utilizing individual sprinklers or sprinkler systems for lawns, gardens, landscaped trees, trees, shrubs or other plants is prohibited; provided however, irrigation of gardens, trees and shrubs shall be permitted on the customers' designated date (which can be found at baltx.org/watering-schedule), as herein set out, except between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. if:

 

- A handheld hose is used and is personally attended by an individual at all times the water is running.

 

2. Use of water from fire hydrants shall be limited to fire fighting and related activities. Water use for domestic use only may be purchased from the bulk loading station (at the Ballinger Fire Department).

 

3. The following uses of water are defined as wasteful and are absolutely prohibited

 

- Allowing water to run more than 75 feet downgrade from the property line.

 

- Failure to repair a controllable leak.

 

- Washing sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios or other paved areas; except to alleviate immediate fire, health or safety hazards.

 

- The filling, refilling or adding of water to swimming and/or wading pools.

 

4. Any violation of these restrictions is hereby prohibited, declared to be unlawful, and subjects the violator to the following range of penalties in addition to applicable court costs and any other fees that might be involved herein:

 

- Upon conviction of any violation at a residence, a fine of $300 per violation will be imposed. If a second offense occurs, a fine of $500 will be imposed, and repeated violations may result in termination of water service with an associated $200 reconnect fee.

 

- Upon conviction of any violation at a commercial (including apartments) or industrial location, a fine of $500 will be imposed. Repeat violations may result in termination of water service with an associated $200 reconnect fee.

 

- It is an affirmative defense to any violation of these restrictions if the customer proves that the misused wasted water is from an operable water well serving the said property.

 

For more information, please call City Hall at 325-365-3511.

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