Town of Pantego

Town of Pantego Small Town Charm...Big City Opportunities

Pantego is a Type A General Law Municipality incorporated in Tarrant County, Texas a population of 2,394.

Operating as usual

ANNUAL CANDY CANE PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING.  November 27th. Parade will kick off from Town Hall at 4pm and wind through ...
11/24/2021

ANNUAL CANDY CANE PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING. November 27th.
Parade will kick off from Town Hall at 4pm and wind through the Town of Pantego...watch for Santa!
Park event begins at 6pm, we'll have Tree Lighting, a Train, Face Painters, jazz band, crafts...Tacos, BBQ and Kona Ice with Hot Chocolate for purchase. With performances by Leap of Faith.

ANNUAL CANDY CANE PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING. November 27th.
Parade will kick off from Town Hall at 4pm and wind through the Town of Pantego...watch for Santa!
Park event begins at 6pm, we'll have Tree Lighting, a Train, Face Painters, jazz band, crafts...Tacos, BBQ and Kona Ice with Hot Chocolate for purchase. With performances by Leap of Faith.

🚑🚗 🛻 🚓🏍🏍 🚒 🎅🏽 🎄 ANNUAL CANDY CANE PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING.  November 27th. Parade will kick off from Town Hall at 4pm a...
11/21/2021

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ANNUAL CANDY CANE PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING. November 27th.

Parade will kick off from Town Hall at 4pm and wind through the Town of Pantego...watch for Santa!

Park event begins at 6pm, we'll have Tree Lighting, a Train, Face Painters, jazz band, crafts...Tacos, BBQ and Kona Ice with Hot Chocolate for purchase. With performances by Leap of Faith.

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ANNUAL CANDY CANE PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING. November 27th.

Parade will kick off from Town Hall at 4pm and wind through the Town of Pantego...watch for Santa!

Park event begins at 6pm, we'll have Tree Lighting, a Train, Face Painters, jazz band, crafts...Tacos, BBQ and Kona Ice with Hot Chocolate for purchase. With performances by Leap of Faith.

Let's all do our part in helping Mayor Brewster raise funds for the Salvation Army during the annual Mayoral Red Kettle ...
11/15/2021
Fundraising for The Salvation Army Texas

Let's all do our part in helping Mayor Brewster raise funds for the Salvation Army during the annual Mayoral Red Kettle Challenge!

Ways to donate:

Mayor’s Personal virtual red kettle: https://give.salvationarmytexas.org/fundraiser/3596848

or

Text to give: text Pantego to 71777 to support Mayor Brewster in the Mayoral Challenge.

Please support Mayor of Mansfield Michael Evans  in the The Salvation Army Mayoral Challenge 2021  by making a donation through this page.

Public Works Department is currently accepting applications for an energetic candidate for the position of Building Insp...
11/08/2021

Public Works Department is currently accepting applications for an energetic candidate for the position of Building Inspector. Pantego is situated in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area of North Texas and is bounded by the City of Arlington on three sides. Pantego is located approximately two miles north of Interstate-20 and approximately three miles from the new Texas Live!

11/06/2021

🚨 If you need any assistance, please call us 817-274-2511. We don’t want anyone going to sleep without working smoke detectors. 🚨

Congratulations David
11/03/2021

Congratulations David

Due to the appointment of former Councilmember Russ Brewster as Mayor, the Town of Pantego has a vacancy for the positio...
11/02/2021
Town Councilmember Place 4 Vacancy

Due to the appointment of former Councilmember Russ Brewster as Mayor, the Town of Pantego has a vacancy for the position of Town Councilmember, Place 4. The Town Council intends to promptly fill this vacancy in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Sec. 22.010. Applications are available athttps://www.townofpantego.com/media/Forms/Town%20Council%20Vacancy%20Application%202021.pdf or at Town Hall, 1614 S. Bowen Rd. Applications will be accepted through Monday, November 15th at 5:00 PM. Applications may be submitted either in person at Town Hall to City Secretary Kathryn Roberson or via email at [email protected] . The Town Council will appoint to fill the vacancy in a Special Called Meeting on Monday, November 22nd at 6:30 PM at Town Hall. An application must be submitted for consideration and no applications received after 5:00 PM on November 15th will be considered.

Due to the appointment of former Councilmember Russ Brewster as Mayor, the Town of Pantego has a vacancy for the position of Town Councilmember, Place...

On Tuesday, November 1, in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Sec. 22.010, the Pantego Town Council unanimously...
11/02/2021

On Tuesday, November 1, in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Sec. 22.010, the Pantego Town Council unanimously voted to appoint Russ Brewster as the new Mayor of the Town of Pantego. Russ has served on the Town Council since 2010, and as Acting Mayor following the August resignation of former Mayor Doug Davis. Congratulations, Mayor Brewster!

On Tuesday, November 1, in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Sec. 22.010, the Pantego Town Council unanimously voted to appoint Russ Brewster as the new Mayor of the Town of Pantego. Russ has served on the Town Council since 2010, and as Acting Mayor following the August resignation of former Mayor Doug Davis. Congratulations, Mayor Brewster!

🎃 🎃PANTEGO TRUNK OR TREAT🎃🎃6-8pm. BiCentennial Park TONIGHT!!
10/30/2021

🎃 🎃PANTEGO TRUNK OR TREAT🎃🎃
6-8pm. BiCentennial Park TONIGHT!!

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10/27/2021

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Pantego Town Offices will be closed Monday, October 11th in observance of Columbus Day.
10/08/2021

Pantego Town Offices will be closed Monday, October 11th in observance of Columbus Day.

Pantego Town Offices will be closed Monday, October 11th in observance of Columbus Day.

10/01/2021
09/28/2021

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9/28 morning update: various repairs are required in order to get the system back to normal operations. We are making our best efforts to keep residents and businesses with sufficient water pressure in the interim, and will continue to post updates as appropriate.

—10pm update: Emergency water has been established to the town. All residents should be experiencing close to normal water pressures. Crews will continue to work throughout the night, there is no anticipated time of completion. Updates will continue to be posted on this page.—

The Town is experiencing a large water pressure loss due to an emergency water main break. We are currently working on the issue but do not have an estimated time of when pressure will be restored. We apologize for the inconvenience and will make the necessary repairs as quickly as possible.

Found: fluffy white with brown spots male puppy. For more information please contact the Town of Pantego 817-617-3700.
09/24/2021

Found: fluffy white with brown spots male puppy. For more information please contact the Town of Pantego 817-617-3700.

Found: fluffy white with brown spots male puppy. For more information please contact the Town of Pantego 817-617-3700.

09/23/2021

WATER TRANSITION DISCUSSION AND UPDATE
From: Public Works Director, Kyle Sugg

Hello Pantego Residents,

Your Town Council and Staff wanted to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for providing your input and feedback in the Water Transition Flyers that were sent out in July. Pantego is a strong and proud community filled with passionate residents that care for their Town. This fact, however, does not mean everyone withholds the same opinion for the best direction forward. With that, I would request that any social media comments remain polite and considerate as we are all representatives of this Town.

Current Status:
We are still in the process of determining the path forward in this discussion and how to hold an appropriate method of delivering information while keeping the community safe. There is a large amount of detail summarized into the rates shown on the flyer, with factors still to be determined by the City of Arlington based on the method of connection that they propose. It is our hopes to have a contract proposal in the next month to evaluate.

Flyer Survey Results:
Only residential flyers were accounted in the results. Out of 894 residential water customers, we received a total of 205 responses at a feedback rate of 23.15%. From this, 95 customers preferred to stay on the current groundwater system, with 31 additional residents in favor of the lowest rates regardless of water source for a total of 126. On the contrary, 66 flyers were returned in favor of Arlington water regardless of the cost increase, with an additional 13 responses in favor of Arlington water, but not in agreement with the cost increase depicted for a total of 79.
Overall, in this preliminary survey 61.46% of customer feedback preferred to stay on the current water source and 38.54% preferred making a transition.

Additional Information:
The Town Council has approved for a dual-purpose Water Quality Study in the upcoming budget year. (October 1st, 2021 – September 30th, 2022)

This study will have a focus on determining locations, reporting needs, State requirements, equipment needs, methods, and operating factors to transition the primary disinfection method of the water from free chlorine to monochloramines. This transition would have multiple benefits for the water system, especially in the efficiency of having the City of Arlington as an emergency interconnect.

The second purpose of this study is to test the Town water and identify available options for sodium reduction in the water system along with costs associated with implementation. The sodium content in the water has been expressed as one of the primary concerns of residents on both sides of the flyers, and this study will help identify methods of alleviation.

Please know that we are making our best efforts to carefully consider all aspects of what is needed to provide the best service that we can for this Town. Our staff is open to questions, comments, and concerns. I can be contacted by phone at 817-617-3720 or by email at [email protected]. If unavailable at the time, please leave a brief message and I will return your call.

Water Transition Update – Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is being distributed to answer some of the general questions and comments that Town staff has been made aware of through transition update discussion and flyer information.

Water Rate Increase Questions:

Q: Why are rates going up so much? Arlington water rates aren’t even that high.

A: One primary reason for this is that majority of Town water pipes range between 50 years and 70 years old and are nearing the end of their life expectancy. Approximately 56% of the Town pipe is asbestos concrete pipe and approximately 14% is cast iron, both of which are at product and installation life expectancy. The life expectancy of a typical fire hydrant is 20 years, yet 51% of the Town’s hydrants are over 40 years old. More than 85% of the hydrants in Town are outside of this 20 year life expectancy. The second reason for this increase is that the City of Arlington does not sell their water to other municipalities at their residential rates but rather they sell it at a higher wholesale price for profit. The Town must be able to pass that cost to water customers in order to maintain both the cost of the water from the City of Arlington, and continue to afford the cost of water operations, repairs, and maintenance

Q: Why is the Town raising rates even using the current Groundwater system?

A: The water distribution infrastructure has not upkept necessary operations and maintenance with consistent replacements of aging lines as mentioned in the previous question. In addition to these needs, the groundwater system itself needs increased maintenance to ensure the Town’s water source can continue provide sufficient water for the long-term. The oldest well in Town was installed in 1956 and the newest well installed in 1982. The groundwater system is a very efficient source to provide for the Town, however, the wells will only continue to age and require more maintenance and rehabilitation efforts to ensure longevity. The Town will be in need of an additional well to be drilled in the near future to continue to meet peak demands in the summer months and provide another reliable, high yielding source of water for the Town, as identified in a water study completed in 2010.

Q: Why are we discussing a possible water source transition now?

A: It’s a matter of efficient timing. The current water system is at a crucial point that will require a high volume of long-term investments to keep the system operating properly and efficiently. With the transition being a hot topic for many years, now is the best time to make a decision on the water source path for the future before investing into specific groundwater infrastructure items that would not be needed if the Town switched sources.

Q: Why isn’t the infrastructure fee included in this? Where has that money been going?

A: The infrastructure fee is not included in this because no decision has been made yet as to what will happen with the infrastructure fee. Revenues generated from this fee have provided many infrastructure project improvements such as: Park Row Waterline Replacement, Wagonwheel Dr Water and Sewer Replacement, Pioneer Crossover Project, 303 Wellsite Valve Bypass Project, Town-wide Automated Meter Replacement Project. A large portion of this fee has also been used to cover emergency well issues due to the base rates not being high enough to cover well failures. The proposed rates include necessary well maintenance year to year, to ensure future well issues do not affect capital improvement projects. Town Council has the final say in the destination of this fee.

Water Ownership/Independence Questions:

Q: Will the Town still own and maintain our water system with Arlington water? Or will Arlington own the water system?

A: The Town will still own, operate, and maintain the water system and maintain its system ID with TCEQ. The transition would only consist of an agreement to purchase water from the City of Arlington. Similar to the way the Town owns and is liable for the water until it passes through a resident/customer water meter, the City of Arlington will be responsible for providing water up to metered points that give ownership to the Town.

Q: If we transition, would the Town be under Arlington restrictions? I.E. Drought conditions or boil water notice situations?

A: An agreement with Arlington would require the Town to adhere to any drought restrictions or general boil water notices that the City implements.

Q: Does the City of Arlington have the capacity to supply Pantego with water?

A: The Town hired a consulting firm to provide a feasibility study to ensure that the City of Arlington has plenty of storage capacity, volume, and pressure needs to satisfy the Town of Pantego water system. The State entity, TCEQ, reviewed and preliminarily approved proposed concepts of the potential transition and would not allow such an agreement without proof of capacity requirements being met.

Q: Would the Town be subject to Arlington water rate increases?

A: The Town is ultimately in control of water rates for our citizens. However, if the City of Arlington raises water rates, the Town must ensure that the increase is accounted for through revenues of existing water rates. The City of Arlington as a wholesale supplier would provide evidence through third party consultants as to the need and cause for rate increases.

Q: Would Arlington guarantee a set rate for 5-year period?

A: The City of Arlington adjusts their water rates each year based on system needs and requirements. However, the City rate adjustments do not necessarily mean the Town will have rate adjustments.

Q: With Arlington growing, what if they can’t supply the amount of water Pantego needs?

A: The City of Arlington would be obligated by contractual agreement, verified by the State entity, TCEQ, that it will maintain capacities and supply for the Town.

Water Quality Questions:

Q: On groundwater, can we research how to make the water softer with less salt and mineral deposits?

A: The Town staff intends to explore options with a Water Quality study to see what adjustments can be made at well entry-points. These options will ultimately come down to affordability and reliability. With that said, Pantego water is already considered soft water because of the low calcium and magnesium content. The main method of improving the water quality by lowering mineral content is a reverse osmosis system implemented at every well site. This was identified in the 2010 Water System Evaluation and projected a cost estimate of $3,213,000.00.

Q: Can we just mix our water with Arlington, 50/50?

A: Because the two water systems utilize different disinfectant methods, the water sources cannot be mixed properly. Adjustments can be made to the Town water system to match Arlington disinfection method, however many of the other general water aesthetics would remain.

Q: Will Arlington be better for plants/flowers/trees?

A: Generally, water that has a higher level of filtration and treatment to remove minerals and dissolved solids will benefit most plants, flowers, or trees. Pantego water does have a high mineral content that may not be suitable for many types of plants.

Q: Will switching the water source cause any adverse health affects? Will the Town pipes be able to handle it?

A: Through the feasibility study, it was determined that the Town can make this transition to City of Arlington water without any adverse health affects. The Town pipes are similar to many pipes that exist in Arlington currently and will not be highly affected by a transition.

Q: How is our water tested? Will the testing procedures change with a transition?

A: The Town water is currently tested daily for chlorine levels at all disinfectant injection points. The State entity, TCEQ, hires a third party service to do additional testing throughout the year at entry points and field sample points (in residential neighborhoods). All chemical testing results can be found on the Drinking Water Watch website from the TCEQ. In changing water source, some testing procedures would change to maintain compliance with the Federal and State standards for monochloramine disinfectant residuals rather than only free chlorine.

Address

1614 S Bowen Rd
Pantego, TX
76013

Telephone

(817) 617-3700

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History of the Town of Pantego

The Town of Pantego was incorporated in its present form with minor later adjustments, on May 22, 1952, after a previous incorporation in June 1949 and a dis-incorporation in February 1952.

Pantego had its origins in the area bounded on the west by present day Handley, on the south by Arkansas Lane, on the east by Jones Drive and Fielder Road, formerly Henry Road, and on the north by the Texas and Pacific Railroad.

Two creeks run from south to north through the area, viz. Rush Creek and Village Creek, formerly Caddo Creek, the latter believed to be named for Indian villages in the area.

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ANNUAL CANDY CANE PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING. November 27th. Parade will kick off from Town Hall at 4pm and wind through the Town of Pantego...watch for Santa! Park event begins at 6pm, we'll have Tree Lighting, a Train, Face Painters, jazz band, crafts...Tacos, BBQ and Kona Ice with Hot Chocolate for purchase. With performances by Leap of Faith.
🚑🚗 🛻 🚓🏍🏍 🚒 🎅🏽 🎄 ANNUAL CANDY CANE PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING. November 27th. Parade will kick off from Town Hall at 4pm and wind through the Town of Pantego...watch for Santa! Park event begins at 6pm, we'll have Tree Lighting, a Train, Face Painters, jazz band, crafts...Tacos, BBQ and Kona Ice with Hot Chocolate for purchase. With performances by Leap of Faith.
Let's all do our part in helping Mayor Brewster raise funds for the Salvation Army during the annual Mayoral Red Kettle Challenge! Ways to donate: Mayor’s Personal virtual red kettle: https://give.salvationarmytexas.org/fundraiser/3596848 or Text to give: text Pantego to 71777 to support Mayor Brewster in the Mayoral Challenge.
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Public Works Department is currently accepting applications for an energetic candidate for the position of Building Inspector. Pantego is situated in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area of North Texas and is bounded by the City of Arlington on three sides. Pantego is located approximately two miles north of Interstate-20 and approximately three miles from the new Texas Live!
Congratulations David
Due to the appointment of former Councilmember Russ Brewster as Mayor, the Town of Pantego has a vacancy for the position of Town Councilmember, Place 4. The Town Council intends to promptly fill this vacancy in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Sec. 22.010. Applications are available athttps://www.townofpantego.com/media/Forms/Town%20Council%20Vacancy%20Application%202021.pdf or at Town Hall, 1614 S. Bowen Rd. Applications will be accepted through Monday, November 15th at 5:00 PM. Applications may be submitted either in person at Town Hall to City Secretary Kathryn Roberson or via email at [email protected] . The Town Council will appoint to fill the vacancy in a Special Called Meeting on Monday, November 22nd at 6:30 PM at Town Hall. An application must be submitted for consideration and no applications received after 5:00 PM on November 15th will be considered.
On Tuesday, November 1, in accordance with Texas Local Government Code Sec. 22.010, the Pantego Town Council unanimously voted to appoint Russ Brewster as the new Mayor of the Town of Pantego. Russ has served on the Town Council since 2010, and as Acting Mayor following the August resignation of former Mayor Doug Davis. Congratulations, Mayor Brewster!
🎃 🎃PANTEGO TRUNK OR TREAT🎃🎃 6-8pm. BiCentennial Park TONIGHT!!
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