Citizen Alerts

August 31, 2013
Stage One Water Restrictions  in effect – The management of Grey Forest Utilities determined that given the water levels in our city wells and available underground water supplies and the continued hot and extremely dry conditions give cause to implement the City of Grey Forest Drought Contingency Plan. The citizens of the community are asked observe Stage One voluntary restrictions immediately and until further notice in the hope that we do not have to implement other more stringent features of the plan.  Please be mindful of your water usage.
A letter, dated August 27, 2013 was mailed out to Grey Forest Water  System Customers.  A copy of the letter may be viewed via this link: GFU_Stage1_Letter_2013.

August 24, 2013  

Rattlesnake seen on Saturday August 24 near Requa Road

Rattlesnakes Sited – Rattlesnakes have been site near Scenic Loop Road and within The City of Grey Forest.  Please be watchful and use appropriate caution especially during these hot months.

 

 

 

 

 

August 31, 2012
West Nile Virus (WNV) Update – The City of Grey Forest has received a briefing on the WNV from the Metro Health’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Division.  While our area is not in a critical situation, about a dozen or so cases of the WNV have been confirmed in Bexar County with two deaths resulting.   While the WNV is a potentially serious illness, 80% of those infected will not have any symptons, while up to 20% will development mild to moderate symptoms such as fever, headache, and body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach and back.  These symptoms can last for as short as a few days, though even healthy people have become sick for several weeks.

About one in 150 people infected with WNV will develop severe illness with presence of symptoms the may include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis.  Symptoms may last for weeks and could result in permanent neurological effects.  If you develop any of these symptoms, please seek medical help.

WNV is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito that have fed on infected birds. Infected mosquitoes can spread WNV to humans and other animals when they bite. WNV is NOT spread through casual contact such as touching or kissing a person with the virus.

  • When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient. Follow the directions on the package.
  • Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours.
  • Make sure you have good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out.
  • Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water
    • Empty flower pots/saucers, buckets and barrels
    • Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly
    • Drill holes in tire swings and outdoor containers so water drains out
    • Keep children’s wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren’t being used.

Please help youselves and your neighbors by taking these precautions….

June 26, 2012

Thefts of unsecured property – Please be aware that recently Grey Forest and other nearby communities have experienced a rash of property thefts.  The thefts have been focused on unlocked vehicles and out buildings.  Please secure your valuables and lock your cars, trucks, sheds, and homes.

June 26, 2012
Stage One Water Restrictions STILL in effect – Last September, the management of Grey Forest Utilities determined that given the water levels in our city wells and available underground water supplies and predictions of continued hot and extremely dry conditions, it is time to implement the City of Grey Forest Drought Contingency Plan. The citizens of the community are asked observe Stage One voluntary restrictions immediately and until further notice in the hope that we do not have to implement other more stringent features of the plan.  Stage One is still in effect as we enter another hot and dry summer.  Please be mindful of your water usage.

May 15, 2012
Out of Town Program    The Grey Forest Police Department encourages citizens to fill out a form when they are going to be away from their residence for any extended period. Officers with the department will check the location during their patrol shift. You may download the form by clicking the link below or stop by City Hall.  After filling out the form, drop it by City Hall to the City Secretary or put it in the drop box at City Hall and it will be picked up the following business day. Out of Town Information Form