OUR TOWN FLAG
The Town of Holiday Lakes, is located in Brazoria County approximately 9 miles due west of Angleton, Oyster Creek is our western border. Holiday Lakes is off County Road 30N, which is off FM 521 (Almeda Rd.). The town consists of mainly residential areas built around five small lakes; all situated about 2 miles east of the Brazos River.
Holiday Lakes was incorporated in 1981.
Holiday Lakes has one Convenience Store (The Trading Post, Owned and Operated by George and Donna Brown), one Baptist Church (Holiday Lakes Baptist Church, Brother Mark Richards Pastor), and a Local Watering Hole (The Hitching Post, Operated by Clay Stevens and Rhonda Cantu).
Law Enforcement and Security Provisions for Holiday Lakes:
Law Enforcement: Is provided by the Town of Holiday Lakes Police Department and the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department.
All Officers are dispatched through the Brazoria County Sheriff's Department.
In an Emergency dial 911, non-emergencies call 979-864-2392, the nearest on duty officer or EMS (Emergency Medical Services) will be dispatched to your location.
*The Sheriff’s Departments’ jail and dispatch facilities are located just outside of Angleton, approximately 7 miles’ northeast of Holiday Lakes on CR 45.
The Town of Holiday Lakes accepts no responsibility for accidents that occur while on private property or in private vehicles. Nor will the Town be responsible for damages that occur because of reckless or careless behavior, even when on City Property.
RENTAL OF THE COMMUNITY CENTER WILL BE ONLY TO VAILD TEXAS DRIVER'S LICENSE OR INDENTIFICATION CARD HOLDERS 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
TO OBTAIN SERVICES FROM THE TOWN OF HOLIDAY LAKES WE REQUIRED: YOU HAVE A VAILD, PHOTO IDENTIFICATION FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS. HOWEVER; IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE STATE, SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR 30 DAYS TO ALLOW TIME TO OBTAIN A TEXAS DRIVERS LICENSE OR IDENTIFICATION CARD.
STATE LAW REQUIRES YOU TO CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS, AND OR APPLY FOR TEXAS IDENTIFICATION WITHIN 30 DAYS.
You can also hang out for the day with the kids in the park. The park offers a swing set with a toddler swing, a slide and monkey bars, all so the little ones can enjoy a day outdoors.
There is also a soccer field with goal located behind Town Hall.
Building Permits and Regulations:
Per TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) You must have at least (3/4 acre) of land to have a septic system installed. ONLY TCEQ can grandfather your property for a traditional septic system. The Town Council requires a minimum of two of the smaller lots to build. An Engineered septic plan is required before a permit will be issued.
*Concrete culverts are required, and must be at least 18" in diameter.
Also, keep in mind you cannot build within 5 feet of neighboring property lines, or within 30 feet from the edge of the street. Also, mobile homes must wind zone 2, and be placed parallel to the road. All residential dwellings must be at least 1,000 sq. ft., and comply will all floodplain regulations.
A certificate of elevation is required and the lowest floor of the home must be at least 36" above mean sea level. Also, it is cannot be blocked up more than 3' from the ground. Without using an engineered block set, or placed on piers (Ask at Town Hall of Specifics).
Floodplain Development and Building Permits must be obtained for all houses, home additions, home demolitions, and manufactured homes, located in flood zone AE or AO. The Town may approve and allow use of travel trailers, where a building permit has been issued only for use while a home is being built. Otherwise travel trailer and RV are not permitted for use as a residence. Some Summer use may be allowed, however; only Town Council can approve.
All permits must be approved by the Floodplain Administrator and then the Holiday Lakes Town Council before construction may begin, or any manufactured home may be moved into the town. And a Certificate of Occupancy must be granted before any building/home may be utilized or lived in.
Permit Regulations can be found under permit applications and information.
Town of Holiday Lakes Water Storage Tank
Our water system owned and operated by Town of Holiday Lakes and is located within the Holiday Lakes city limits. It is governed by TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) rules and regulations and as of October 1st, 2014 the Texas Public Utilities Commission (TPUC). Unauthorized tapping into the water lines is prohibited by state and local law. The Town is responsible for protecting the drinking water supply from contamination and/or pollution which could result from improper plumbing practices.
Our contract agreement serves to notify each customer of the plumbing restrictions which are in effect to safeguard and protect the health and welfare of the public. You are required to sign an agreement prior to the connection of service by the Town of Holiday Lakes. Additionally, should service to an existing connection be suspended or terminated, the Town will not restore service until a signed copy of this agreement is in our possession.
You can utilize an existing water well already on your property, however; if your well becomes inoperable, you will not be allowed to dig a new well, you will need to contact the Utility Department to establish water service through the Town of Holiday Lakes.
No new water well can be drilled.
Water & Garbage:
Deposit for Water is $154.00 there is also a $50.00 connection fee. Monthly fees are based on usage with a base rate of $46.00 for the first 5,000 gallons. After the initial 5,000 gallons, there is an additional charge of $1.50 per thousand to $3.50 per thousand depending on usage.
There is a Deposit of $100 for garbage only if you utilize a private water well, and no water service is needed. Garbage service is $37.00 monthly and you can request additional poly-carts for $5.00 each per month, limit 2 poly-carts per location.
**Late fees apply on the 11th of the month. Late Fees along with the bill must be paid before the fifteenth (19th) of the month to avoid disconnection (any amount above $5.00 will constitute disconnection). Disconnections begin on the 20th of the month, or the first business day after, if the 20th is on a weekend or holiday.
A reconnection fee of $30.00 for reconnections completed during regular business hours and a $60.00 fee for reconnections completed outside of regular business hours. Outstanding balance and reconnection fee must be paid prior to service being reconnected.
If you are on Social Security and need to pay after the 10th, contact the Utility Office with proof, such as benefits award letter to qualify for a later payment date.
Secure Mail Box:
We offer secure mailboxes, as the postal service will not deliver to our homes. There is a $25.00 key deposit. The monthly maintenance fee for our mail boxes is $3.00 for a small mail box and $5.00 for a large box, when there is a large mailbox available. You may also obtain a mailbox in Angleton in lieu of obtaining a box in Holiday Lakes.
Special Note About Our Garbage:
Our Garbage Services are provided through Waste Connection one polycart is provided by Town of Holiday Lakes with initial set-up of our account. Personal trash cans will not be picked up so please do not place them on the street *** (if they are placed on the street they may be taken as trash). Pickup is every Wednesday and Saturday so please have poly-carts street side by 7:00 am., with the opening facing the street so the automated truck can empty the polycart without making a huge mess ***(which they will leave for you to clean up). Cans must be at the edge of street for automated lift truck to pick up, they cannot and should not come onto your property. The driver is not required by the company to leave the truck for any reason.
Heavy trash pickup is once a month on the 4th Saturday of the month, please do not put heavy trash out more than one week prior to pick up, if you do, you could be ticketed. Also, to avoid extra charges please have heavy household garbage and tree limbs in separate places/piles.
Construction and remolding materials will not be picked up with heavy trash, you must contact Waste Connections for a construction dumpster.
* For no reason should the poly-carts be left street side after the scheduled pickup. By the end of the day all trash cans are to be removed from the side of the street by the resident. If your polycart is damaged, because it was struck by a vehicle on the roadway you will be held liable for the replacement cost of the polycart and damages to vehicle(s). You could also be cited for obstruction of roadway.
Extra Services Provided by Town Hall
For your convenience, we also provide:
Stamps: Current Postal Rates
$0.10 Black and White, 8 1/2 X 11, Per Page or Side
$0.20 Color, 8 1/2 X 11, Per Page or Side
$0.20 Black and White, 11 X 17, Per Page or Side
$0.40 Color, 11 X 17, Per Page or Side
Bill Copy: $2.00 Each
Fax Services: $2.00 First Page, $1.00 Each Additional Page
Notary Services: $6.00 First Signer, $1.00 Each Additional Signer
Culverts: Must be at least18" diameter and made of concrete,
can purchase culverts through City Hall.
Contact the Utility Clerk for current rates.
Gravel: Sold by backhoe bucket call for current rate.
Note: There is a limit of 2 buckets, per location.
If you request a Town Employee Research: Property Information, Ordinances or any other Public Information you will be charged $15.00 per hour, with a minimum charge of $15.00. You will also be charge for copies at the rates stated above.
LOCAL SERVICES INFORMATION
The power lines are maintained by Texas New Mexico Power, if you have an outage please call their repair line at 1-888-866-7456. For downed power line(s) please call 911. *If anyone in your household has a medical condition that requires Critical Care Processes, you need to download a pdf file from TNMP.com. Ask your physician to complete the application and send the form directly to TNMP, by fax: 972-420-7628 (attention Debbie Fielding) Your application must be submitted by a physician. TNMP cannot accept applications submitted directly by customers. Please submit a copy to Town of Holiday Lakes by fax at 979-849-5225, to be included in your customer file.
Service for homes in our area is provided by AT&T. All Mobile phones currently work off the Sprint Tower that is across C.R.30 N. from the convenience store.
Will be the homeowners' option and must be maintained by the homeowner and installed by a licensed contractor. The Town of Holiday Lakes will not provide, nor be responsible for: installation, maintenance, leak detection or line protection.
Fire Protection: Angleton & Rosharon Volunteer Fire Departments
They are dispatched through the Brazoria County Sherriff's Department