Household Hazardous Waste Collection 2017

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event, Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vidor High School parking lot located at 500 Orange St. in Vidor.
During this free event, the SETRPC is collecting items that could cause damage to your health or the environment if they are disposed of improperly. Some of the items include paints, cleaners, antifreeze, car batteries, used oil, insecticides, swimming pool chemicals, and many others. For a complete list of acceptable materials, contact Bob Dickinson at (409) 899-8444 ext. 7520.
Scrap tires will also be collected during this event. There is no charge for a participant’s first eight tires. There will be a $1.00 charge for each additional tire. Oversized tires are not accepted.
This event will be publicized through news releases, flyers, and newspaper advertisements in the Beaumont Enterprise and other area newspapers. Television commercials will also be broadcast on KFDM, KBTV, KBMT, and Time Warner Cable.
The Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event is a program of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bob Dickinson at (409) 899-8444 ext. 7520


Phones/Internet Offline at City Hall

Phones and Internet at City Hall may be offline on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 beginning at 8:00 a.m. for approximately 2-3 hours.  This includes the Sanitation department, Municipal Court, and Code Enforcement.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  



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Tax-Free Weekend For Emergency Preparation Supplies

With hurricane season approaching, Texas Comptroller, Glen Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies without any taxes.

The state of Texas has a preparedness sales tax free weekend, that just happens to be this weekend.
It’s a perfect time for families and people that are getting ready to put a disaster supply kit together, or maybe have just moved down to the area and realize that there’s a few things that they need to have ready.

If you need batteries, flash lights, tarps, stakes for your tents, etc...a lot of those things are what you’re going to find to be tax free over the weekend.

It’s also important to start making an emergency kit with items that are important to someone’s health, like medications. Try to have medicines for at least 14 to 21 days.

The tax free weekend will begin on Saturday, April 22, and end at midnight on Monday, April 24.

Below is a list of emergency preparation supplies that may be purchased tax free this weekend. These emergency preparation supplies qualify for tax exemption if purchased for a sales price. Click or tap the heading to view content.

> Less than $3000

Portable generators

> Less than $300

Emergency ladders
Hurricane shutters

> Less than $75

Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or 9 volt)
Can openers – nonelectric
Carbon monoxide detectors
Coolers and ice chests for food storage – nonelectric
Fire extinguishers
First aid kits
Fuel containers
Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
Ice products – reusable and artificial
Light sources – portable self-powered (including battery operated)
Examples of items include: candles, flashlights and lanterns
Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
Radios – portable self-powered (including battery operated) – includes two-way and weather band radios
Smoke detectors
Tarps and other plastic sheeting

> These supplies do not qualify for tax exemption:

Batteries for automobiles, boats and other motorized vehicles
Camping stoves
Camping supplies
Extension ladders
Repair or replacement parts for emergency preparation supplies
Services performed on, or related to, emergency preparation supplies

> Additional Details

Additional Charges Affect Purchase Price Delivery, shipping, handling and transportation charges are part of the sales price. If the emergency preparation supply being purchased is taxable, the delivery charge is also taxable.

Consider these charges when determining whether an emergency preparation supply can be purchased tax free during the holiday.

For example, you purchase a rescue ladder for $299 with a $10 delivery charge, for a total sales price of $309. Because the total sales price of the ladder is more than $300, tax is due on the $309 sales price.

There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption.


East Tram Road Closed

road_closed.pngA note from Chief Carroll:

Good Afternoon: I wanted to inform everyone that until further notice East Tram Rd will be closed from just past Walmart to North Tram.

This is due to the construction of the new Walmart and the condition of the roadway.

Previously we only closed it during work hours but due to road conditions it will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until further notice.

Local residents will still have access to their residences.

Best Regards,
Rod Carroll
Chief of Police Vidor Police Department
(409) 769-4561

Upcoming Events

19 12:00am - 11:59pm Presidents' Day
20 5:30pm - 7:30pm Big Buc Business Bash 
22 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Council Meeting 

08 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Council Meeting 
22 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Council Meeting 

01 12:00am - 11:59pm Easter Sunday

13 12:00am - 11:59pm Mother's Day
28 12:00am - 11:59pm Memorial Day

17 12:00am - 11:59pm Father's Day