Coronavirus (COVID-19) has quickly become a disruptive factor in everyone’s lives. We have instituted protocols within our various city departments to help keep the public safe and to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our goal is not to make things more difficult on our residents, but to help ensure the health and safety of our community. The situation with Coronavirus is very fluid. Therefore, this page will be updated as things change and new information becomes available. We encourage our residents to check back regularly to be sure they have the most up-to-date information available. We would also highly suggest that residents monitor the City’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cityofmontbelvieu and sign up for Mont Belvieu INFORce to receive text and email updates both at home and on the go.
april 6, 2020
Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia has issued Amendment 3 to his executive order issued 3/24/20. This amendment made the following changes and clarifications:
- Clarifies essential business, as related to religious services, to be consistent with the Governor’s order
- There is new CISA guidance (v2.0) since the original order, and that reference to the newest guidance is made clear
- Allowed addition to essential business as determined by TDEM’s vetting process - they are allowing businesses to submit determination to Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) for inclusion
- Expanding upon what essential retail is, to include persons who DELIVER goods related to residences (ie., furniture, appliances, etc.)
- Affirmed that the Local Health Authority may quarantine a person or property to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A link to a PDF of the full Executive Order Amendment 3 can be found below.
March 30, 2020
Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia has issued Amendment 2 to his executive order issued 3/24/20. This amendment extends the Stay Safe Order issued on March 24, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. April 30, 2020. This amendment also disallows food service establishments, convenience stores, and other retail establishments selling food or drink to allow customers to self-serve ready-to-eat food or drink. This includes buffets, beverage dispensers, and customer self-service stations. A link to the Amendment 2 document is below.
In order to help residents better understand the stipulations and limitations put in place by the Stay Safe Order and the two subsequent amendments, Chambers County has put together an FAQ. You can find a link to the FAQ document below. We hope this helps answer some questions and clarify what you can do to help fight COVID-19.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have friends, relatives, or neighbors that may not use social media or digital technology, we ask that you help inform and protect them by sharing this information with them in an appropriate manner.
March 26, 2020
Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia has issued Amendment 1 to his executive order issued 3/24/20. In short, this amendment restricts entry in “Essential Retail Establishments” to one person per family, unless there is an extenuating circumstance. A link to the Amendment 1 document is below.
March 24, 2020
Today Mont Belvieu’s mayor, Nick Dixon, as well as the City’s management team and emergency operations staff participated in a COVID-19 update conference call with Chambers County Judge Jimmy Sylvia where he issued a Stay Safe Order for our area. While this is not a full shelter in place order, more restrictions on non-essential activities and businesses were mandated to further the fight against COVID-19. This order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. tonight and will stay in effect until 11:59 p.m. April 3, 2020. We are providing a link to the PDF of today’s executive orders which provide the full scope of the order; we encourage all of our residents to read this important update.
- The order mandates that only essential businesses and infrastructure shall remain open; all others must close to the public for the duration of the order.
- The Judge’s executive order clearly outlines what is considered "essential businesses" and "essential activities".
- All public parks will remain open. However, park visitors not of the same family unit must stay six feet apart from one another. And, all public benches, exercise equipment, playgrounds and basketball courts shall not be used to eliminate contact.
- All public and private gatherings of any number are now prohibited unless otherwise stipulated by the order.
Contacting chambers county public health department
If you have questions about COVID-19 or want to discuss signs and symptoms with a health professional, you are encouraged to reach out to the Chambers County Public Health Department. You can reach them via email at email@example.com or by phone at 409-267-2731.
Check for coronavirus screener
Our neighbors in Harris County have developed an online screener for coronavirus. This tool is to help you determine whether you may need additional assistance or need to be tested for COVID-19. Read the initial questions and then click the large blue bar that says "Click To Begin Self-Assessment". Click the provided link below to begin the self-assessment.
March 23, 2020
March 20, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, it has become necessary to shift City of Mont Belvieu staffing to essential personnel only. This decision did not come quickly or easily, but has been made within the best interest of the health and wellbeing of our staff and the public we serve. Additionally, as of close of business today, City Hall and all other City facilities - other than City Park - have become closed to the public until further notice.
We will maintain the City services you rely on, especially in regards to our public safety departments. Almost all other city business can be handled online through our website. You can find the links you need, departmental updates, and COVID-19 information listed below.
We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
COVID-19 information and resources
With the information and impacts of Coronavirus being so fluid, it is imperative that you seek information from reputable sources. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are the leading medical resources for information during this pandemic. During this uncertain time it is imperative that you don’t panic or listen to rumors. Instead, we encourage you to educate yourself about what this virus is and how you can best protect yourself and those around you.
managing Covid-19 at home
If an individual contracts coronavirus COVID-19, or suspects they have the virus, it may not be necessary to seek treatment at a hospital, doctor’s office, or healthcare facility. Watch this video from the CDC to understand the best ways to treat COVID-19 at home.
city department changes
We are making some changes to our city facilities and services for the foreseeable future in order to promote the health and wellbeing of both our residents and staff. Below you will find a department-by-department list of changes. This list was updated on March 20, 2020, to reflect the closure of city buildings to the public and reduced staffing.
Parks & Recreation
- City Park
- The city’s parks are open to the public for the time being but the playgrounds and the recreational items are closed.
- Facility reservations at City Park are not being accepted until further notice.
- The City Park splash pad is closed.
- Movies Under The Stars: The Secret Life of Pets 2 - Cancelled.
- Easter egg hunt - This event has been cancelled but may be rescheduled for on a later date.
- Rock the Park concert series - The concert scheduled for April 3 with Josh Wilson has been cancelled. But, we have been able to reschedule with him for August 14.
- Spring Outdoor Celebration - This event has been canceled. Our Parks & Recreation staff is working to try and reschedule this event for a later date.
- The Hilltop - Senior Center
- This facility is closed until further notice.
- Eagle Pointe Recreation Center
- By executive order from the Governor of Texas, this facility is closed until further notice.
- The Grill at Eagle Pointe is open for for to-go orders via call-in/curbside/Waitr only. Orders may be placed by phone at 281-385-6668 x241. The dining area is closed by executive order from the Governor of Texas.
- Eagle Pointe Golf Course
- The golf course will remain open for the time being.
- Coolers have been removed from the golf carts and bags will be provided. Golf carts will be sanitized between uses.
- Ball washers have been removed from the course.
- Golfers will need to leave the flag in the hole to help reduce communal touching.
- Golfers will be asked to remove trash from their cart at the end of their round and to wash their hands prior to entering the clubhouse.
Bill payments need to be made via our online payment portal or by placing payments in the drop box located at the front of the City Hall complex across from the veterans’ memorial.
For those residents who are needing to establish new service with the city, including MB Link service, we are asking that you use our online resources and fillable forms on our Utility Billing Page and then submit a follow up email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For those customers in need of permitting services, please apply for permits online by going to our My Government Online page and using the links provided. Permits can be paid for online HERE. If you have problems or questions, please contact our permit technician, Tessei Case, via email at email@example.com.
Those who need to handle municipal court business must do so remotely rather than in person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-576-5018 to request an application for defensive driving, deferred payment plans, or to get updates on a scheduled court appearance.
The Police Department lobby has been closed to the public until further notice. Station tours and public relations events are suspended until further notice. In addition we would ask that record requests be handled online and by phone. If you have questions or problems related to records requests, please contact Lesa Hegman at email@example.com. You can access the forms you will need online using the links below.
If you have animal control or other non-emergency police department issues, please call 281-576-2417.
Effective immediately, the Mont Belvieu Fire Department is closed to the public. Station tours and public relations events are suspended until further notice.
Mont Belvieu animal shelter
Until further notice, the animal shelter will only allow limited public access. The shelter will only allow owner pick-ups and owner surrenders. The shelter is not open for adoptions. Animal control can be reached at 281-576-2417.
We know that during a time like this - especially with Barbers Hill ISD moving into a remote learning environment - having reliable internet service is critical. For the time being, we will continue with residential and business installations. If you are a current MB Link customer and have a question or issue with your service, we highly encourage you to reach out to our customer service team. By going to our customer support page you will find multiple ways to reach our representatives.