Plains, Texas is the County Seat of Yoakum County. It was founded in 1907 by W.J. Luna. The City of Plains was incorporated in 1953 as a Type A General Law city, subject and operating under Chapter 22 of the Local Government Code. The governing body consists of the Mayor and five council members, elected by the voters residing in the City. In addition to the members of the city council, other officers of the City include the City Administrator, City Secretary and the City Attorney. These officers are appointed by the city council. As per the 2010 census, the population of Plains was 1481.
The City of Plains offers water, natural gas, and garbage services to its citizens. We also have an Emergency Management Service headed by Adrian Arguijo, and a Volunteer Fire Department with Peter Redekopp as Fire Chief. Law Enforcement services are provided by the Yoakum County Sheriff's Department. The Park and Swimming Pool located within the City are operated by Yoakum County.
Plains is host to the yearly Old Settlers Reunion and Rodeo the first Saturday in August, as well as the Yoakum County Watermelon Roundup, which is held the Saturday before Labor Day.
The Plains City Council will meet for a regular meeting on Monday September 11th at 6:00 pm, at Plains City Hall located at 1015 Avenue F. Any person needing special accommodations for attending the meeting, please contact City Hall at 806-456-2288.
The City of Plains proposes the issuance of interest bearing certificates
of obligation, in one or more series, in an amount not to exceed $3,150,000 for paying all or a portion of the City’s contractual obligations incurred in connection with acquiring, constructing, and equipping additions, improvements, extensions, and equipment for the City’s water and sewer system.
City employees will no longer remove trapped skunks from private property. If a skunk is trapped, its removal is the responsibility of the property owner.
Online Bill Pay is now available. Click below to register, or to pay your bill.
We have a new pay by phone system in place that will help us ensure that all customer card information remains secure while making payments over the phone. Beginning April 1st, persons wishing to pay their bills over the phone will need to call 866-294-6802. We will no longer accept payments via the City Hall phones. Again, this isn't to inconvenience anyone, it is solely to make sure that all customer banking information remains secure at all times. Service account numbers will be needed in order to make a phone payment. Thank you.
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