Hurricane Harvey Notices

Gov. Abbott acts to delay planned 10 percent hike in windstorm insurance rates

Governor Abbott has heard from members of the community and the legislature on this issue. Communities and families are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and the Governor believed that a rate increase at this time would negatively impact residents of the Gulf Coast. The Governor believed it was necessary to delay any decision to approve or disapprove the proposed rate increase, and until the Legislature has had a full opportunity to address the matter.

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View the letter as a printable pdf file.

 

 

Aransas County Long Term Recovery Action Plan and Report Ready for Public Comment

(ROCKPORT-FULTON, TX) – Hurricane Harvey has not stopped Rockport-Fulton from being a thriving community. Though the process was difficult, Rockport-Fulton has made unbelievable progress after the destruction of Hurricane Harvey; but we still have more to do. This past year, in collaboration with Texas Sea Grant at Texas A&M University, the Aransas County Long Term Recovery Team (LTRT), the Navigation District and all jurisdictions within the County have drafted an Aransas County Long Term Recovery Action Plan and Report. The Report was written to lay out a plan to document our actions after Hurricane Harvey and to document the challenges we faced along the way in the Long Term Recovery process. The Aransas County Long Term Recovery Action Plan Report’s final draft has been posted for public comment on the Aransas County Website and will be sent to all the impacted jurisdictions.

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LTR Action Plan Press Release 82918.322

Public Notice about Special Events Center

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) is considering a request for Federal assistance from the Town of Fulton to construct a Special Events Center in Fulton, Aransas County, Texas. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), EDA is conducting an assessment of the potential of the proposed project to affect the environment and/or historic properties. Notice is hereby given that the project is proposed to be located in, or may affect, a floodplain and/or wetland as defined by Executive Order (EO)11988 and/or EO11990.

The project includes construction of approximately 10,000 s.f. special events center, recreation area, and resurface of parking on approximately 1.38 acres of land. The project will be located at 402 North Fulton Beach Road. Project information is available for review at 201 North 7thStreet, Fulton TX 78358 (Town Hall at 361-729-5533).

​If you have any information regarding potential impacts to historic properties or environmental resources including wetlands or floodplains associated with this proposed project please provide it in writing to:

Corey Dunn
Regional Environmental Officer
Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration
903 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 206
Austin, Texas 78701

​Comments received in the EDA Regional Office by 5:00 pm eastern on September 30, 2018 will be considered. A copy of the NEPA/NHPA decisional document will be available upon request at the above EDA Regional Office.

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Project Information

by clicking here – Webposting for Fulton Convention Center.

Aransas County Will Begin Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) for Homeowners Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Honorable C. H. Burt Mills, Jr. announced that the County will soon launch its Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) program. This program, scheduled to go into effect Monday, November 6th, was developed in coordination with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which authorizes the County to collect disaster-related debris from residential properties impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Through the program, County debris removal contractors will be able to enter residential property to remove storm generated debris, provided the County has received a signed Right-of-Entry (ROE) agreement from the homeowner. In order to qualify, homeowners must:

  1. ​Meet with a County PPDR coordinator at one of the locations below to provide proof of homeownership and complete a Right-of-Entry (ROE) form
  2. Sign a hold harmless agreement to assure that the federal government, its respective employees, agents, contractors, and subcontractors are indemnified and held harmless as to any claims arising from debris removal
  3. Provide a copy of valid Texas ID/driver license matching the property address
  4. Remit any insurance proceeds already received for work similar to that to be completed by the County

Residents can apply in person at the PPDR Application Center, located in the Aransas County Public Library 701 E Mimosa Street, Rockport TX 78382.

Applications will be accepted beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 6th. Office hours are 9 am to 6 pm Mon – Fri and 10am – 2pm on Saturdays. Closed Sunday.


FEMA-4332-DR-TX – Disaster Recovery Reconstruction Debris

Assistance Questionnaire

*****ATTENTION FULTON RESIDENTS*****

Mayor Kendrick is conducting an ASSISTANCE SURVEY for residents of the Town of Fulton.

​This survey is FOR CITIZENS OF THE TOWN OF FULTON, TEXAS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY. You MUST BE a Fulton resident. ID will be required . (Driver’s License or Utility bill with your current address).

​The goal of the survey is to find out what the needs of our Fulton citizens are, such as housing, food, home improvements, help with bills, furniture, things of that nature.

​If you are interested, please come by Town Hall and fill out a survey form. Mayor Kendrick will be reviewing these forms in the next few weeks to see how we can help the citizens of our Town.

​Town Hall is located at 201 N. 7th Street (the old Fulton Fire Station). Hours are Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm. We closed from noon to 1pm for lunch.

​Thank you!

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Message from The Mayor

Citizens of Fulton, Texas:
As we enter into our third week of recovery from Harvey, I want to give you of some information about our town.
Town Hall is up and running. Our hours are 8 to 5 during the weekdays and half day on Saturday, 8 am to noon. This is the our temporary schedule during early recovery.

We are asking you to place your debris on the side of the road and crews will come and collect it with big trucks (wood, limbs, trees, etc.). Plastic and metal should be placed in a separate pile. Household items must be taken to Aransas County landfill or picked up by your private trash collector. County Judge, Burt Mills, has set up the landfill as a free location at this time. You must enter from Prairie Road. (The old entrance for noncommercial.) Contractors will enter off Airport Road.

We have supplies at Town Hall for our citizens if you need assistance. We have water, toiletries, and different types of soft goods. You are welcome to come and get whatever you need as long as the supplies last.

Natural gas is on and will remain on. But PLEASE, if you smell a leak, inform our local gas company (City of Rockport).

We are rebuilding our community and look forward to Fulton returning to the wonderful town with that great personality that so many enjoy. We have been hurt by the damages that occurred to local hotels and restaurants by ways we never expected. A lack of HOT funds from tourists coming, sales tax from closed businesses, will certainly have an effect. We must understand that recovery and rebuilding will occur over time and we will all have to be patient.

I would like to say thanks to all our Fultonites for being so Fulton strong and Fulton proud. We have joined together and reached out a helping hand and much needed love to each other in this time of need.

As Mayor, I want to extend a special Fulton thanks for all your help and desire to rebuild. I promise, our council is committed and our employees are willing to achieve success by working with our community to re-establish the great Town of Fulton as the place to be on the Coast.

God bless each of you and God bless Fulton

Mayor Jimmy Kendrick

Permitting of Contractors

ATTENTION:

ALL CONTRACTORS must be permitted. All contractors (anyone performing work for a fee) whether in the city or the county need to go to the City Service Station on the Bypass. They will be issued a serialized sticker like below.

TO ALL RESIDENTS: you should hire permitted contractors only. Scam Artists are everyone. Please beware and help us get control of this situation.

Roof Replacement Procedures

Roofs – Anyone installing new roofs must obtain a permit and have a WPI8 windstorm certification for new or repaired roofs. Please come to Town Hall to get your permits.