Public Hearing Concerning Fire Ordinance

Mar 29, 2022

Public Hearing for City of Seymour

The City of Seymour will hold a First Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m., on April 28, 2022, Portwood Pavilion, 800 E. Morris Street, Seymour, Texas.   

This public hearing is in regard to the current Seymour Volunteer Fire Department Fire Ordinance, 2020-17, Chapter 5, Article 5.100.           


Sec. 5.103     Duties of Officers

(a)     The chief shall be the executive and commanding officer of the department and shall be responsible for the care and supervision of the property of the city and fire apparatus that shall come into his possession, and shall direct the preventing and fighting of fires and shall be considered the general commanding officer of the fire department with the usual duties incumbent upon a commanding officer or fire chief. During the fighting of fires, he shall have authority and it shall be his duty to issue orders and direct such proceedings and he shall have the power to control the crowds and person or persons around any fire, and may make or establish fire lines and call to his aid any officers of the city or commission any bystander to perform any duties that to him may seem necessary.

(b)     Assistant chiefs. The assistant chiefs shall see to the carrying out of the orders of the chief in their own company and in the absence of the chief act in his place and stead.

(c)     Secretary-treasurer. The secretary-treasurer shall keep proper minutes of the meetings of the department; receive, receipt for, safely keep and properly disburse all funds coming into his hands under the by-laws of the organization. The treasurer shall give a bond in the sum of not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00), the premium of which may be paid for out of the treasury of the fire department. The treasurer shall file an annual report with the city council, showing his receipts and disbursements.

(d)     The city council may in its discretion appoint the fire chief as the city fire marshal, who shall hold his office at the will of the city council, as long as that fire chief has all certifications required to hold that position.

(1988 Seymour City Code, Chapter 9, Article 5, Section 9-73)

Citizens are encouraged to attend and discuss this ordinance during the public hearing. Written comments may also be submitted to the City Secretary, P.O. Box 31, Seymour, Texas 76380.  Persons with a disability or others requiring auxiliary aids or services to participate in this hearing should make arrangements with City Secretary Conchita Torrez, at 940-889-3148 at least two days before the hearing.