City of Stanton
P O Box 370***102 West School Street
Stanton, TX 79782-0370
Phone: 432-756-3301***Fax: 432-756-2083
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Natural Gas Supply Continues to be Constrained
Atmos Energy Continues to Urge Energy Conservation
Midland, TX – Feb. 17, 2021 – As demand for energy remains at unprecedented levels due to historically cold temperatures, suppliers continue to experience challenges with supply and delivery that limit the amount of natural gas Atmos Energy can deliver to its customers.
Even as the weather warms and producers are working to bring on more supplies, it remains important that all residents and businesses continue to be vigilant in their conservation efforts.
These natural gas supply constraints may lead to service outages for some Atmos Energy customers. If service is interrupted, restoration may take an extended period of time. Once supply is restored, Atmos Energy technicians will need to visit each home to safely restore gas service.
Atmos Energy urges all residents and businesses to continue to conserve energy to help maintain service for our most critical human needs customers. Everyone can continue to help by lowering the thermostat to 68 degrees or less, setting the water heater temperature to 120 degrees, and more: atmosenergy.com/weathersafety
Furthermore, those who experience an electrical outage may turn off the furnace. One of the easiest ways may be to turn it off at the thermostat. Then, after the power comes back on, wait 10 to 15 minutes before restarting the furnace. This may help the natural gas system adjust to a sudden increase in usage.
Atmos Energy reminds customers to heed the guidance of local leaders and stay alert to changing weather conditions in their area. Our teams are working around the clock to provide safe and reliable service, and we appreciate your patience during this historic weather event.
Feb 17 - Early morning update from Oncor
There continues to be a lack of available generation, and as a result, controlled outages remain in place as directed by ERCOT. Due to lowered power demand overnight, Oncor and other utilities were able to restore some of the previously dropped power load and increased our capability to rotate some outages throughout the territory. Even with this increased capability, we still have many customers who continue to experience extended outages. We continue to strive toward providing any temporary relief that we can for those who have been without power the longest as soon as enough generation is available. However, as we saw yesterday, low temperatures of the early morning and increased power demand may result in direction from ERCOT to once again reduce additional load. We will continue to take their direction as we focus on ensuring the integrity of the electric grid.
CITY OFFICE HOURS:
Our offices are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every Monday through Friday. The offices are closed on most holidays. For after-hour calls or emergencies, call the Martin County Sheriff Office (432-756-3336) to get in touch with the City personnel who are on-call. Our mailing address is City of Stanton, P O Box 370, Stanton TX 79782-0370. The City of Stanton Attorney is Paige Skehan. Ms. Skehan can be contacted at P O Box 81, Rankin, Texas, 79778.
CITY SALES TAX RATE:
City sales tax rate is 8%. County rate is 6.25%. If you need further information on tax rates go to: ourcpa.cpa.state.tx.us
CITY BUILDING CODE:
The City of Stanton uses International Building Code 2009.
2020 CITY OF STANTON HOLIDAYS:
Holiday are: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving (day of and the day after), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-- JANUARY 20 PRESIDENTS DAY-- FEBRUARY 17
GOOD FRIDAY-- APRIL 10 MEMORIAL DAY -- MAY 25
INDEPENDENCE DAY-- JULY 4 LABOR DAY-- SEPTEMBER 4
VETERAN’S DAY-- NOVEMBER 11 THANKSGIVING-- NOVEMBER 26 & 27
CHRISTMAS-- DECEMBER 24/25 NEW YEAR’S 2020-- JANUARY 1
The City also observes early release/late start/school closure for bad weather days.
Should you desire to solicit in the City of Stanton, you must contact the Chief of Police to obtain a solicitor permit. The fees vary and there is a waiting period in order for the Chief of Police to run a background check on all applicants.
The City of Stanton flood elevation is 2670.5 ft.
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