City of Winnfield Property Tax Sale will be May 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Winn Parish Court House.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!! 3-24-2021
After Today low water pressure issues, the City of Winnfield IS NOT under a boil advisory and the system has been recovered.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Louisiana Survivors affected by Winter Weather can apply for Possible Fema Assistance.
Louisiana homeowners and renters affected by the February winter storms who live in Winn Parish that have been designated for individual Assistance could be eligible for help from Fema.
If you have homeowners or renter's insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance, if your policy does not cover all your damage expenses, you may then be eligible for federal assistance.
The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting www.disastersassistance.gov/. If it is not possible to register online, call 800-621-3362 .
ATTENTION WINNFIELD UTILITY CUSTOMERS ;;;;;;;
Bills have been sent out late due to office closure during the recent Winter Storm, Accordingly, the DUE date will be pushed back from the 12th to the 19th. Bills are due(without penalty) by close of business on Fri, March 19. Bills are due (to avoid cut-off) by close of business on Thur., March 25. Cut-off date will remain March 26. *** Please note, this adjustment is not noted on the current bills and is a one time extension during this extenuating circumstance. For more information, contact the Winnfield Utility Office at 318-628-4452.
The City after hour emergency call numbers have changed:
Electrical outages please call: 318-998-7014
All other emergencies(water, street, animal) please call 318-628-7017
If you have an emergency during our normal business hors please call the utility office at 318-628-4452
We apologize for any inconvenience!
The Grove Street Recreation(800 N. Grove Street) is open for shelter to anyone or family who needs a warm place for shelter. For assistance please call 318-302-6699 or 318-628-0246.
Please bring pillows and blankets, cots will be provided.
May GOD bless and keep us all!
The winter weather warning continues to be in effect making travel conditions unsafe, freezing rain and ice accumulation, which has the potential to cause dangerous road conditions as well as damage to power and water lines.
We have begun receiving calls regarding some power outages. Our utility Department is responding to these calls, but we appreciate your patience and help in addressing these issues. You can help by conserving electricity by setting your unit to 68 degrees or lower, turning or unplugging appliances and lights not being used, reducing washing machine and dishwasher usage, and making sure windows are sealed shut and shades are closed to keep the heat in. Please be prepared to cutoff water in the event of a water leak or busted line as our response time is slow due to the road conditions.
Once again, under the advisement of law enforcement and emergency personnel, Mayor Moss is urging the public to stay off the roadways in the city and parish are unsafe for you as well as our personnel, putting your life and theirs in danger. Departments including Police, fire and Utility continue to have personnel in hand in case there is a need for an emergency response. In the event of an emergency please call 911. If you experience a power outage, please contact the City Utility Emergency Line at 1-866-448-6497. Waste Connections Trucks will resume their normal routes once roads conditions improve.
Further updates will be posted to the City's website and Facebook page @cityofwinnfield.com.
The Community Food Pantry will not be open Thursday, February 18, 2021.
Mayor Moss would like to notify the public that the offices of the City of Winnfield will remain closed for Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and Wednesday, February 17, 2021 due to inclement weather conditions in the city and surrounding areas that will affect our employees commute to work. Departments including Police, Fire, Utility and Water will have personnel on hand in case there is a need for an emergency response. In the event of an emergency, please call 911. If you experience a power outage, please contact the City's Emergency Line at 1-866-448-6497.
Mayor Moss would like to encourage the public to stay off roadways and bridges if possible, as tonight, temperatures are expected to drop into single digits further deteriorating road conditions. We will continue to post further updates.
City of Winnfield Offices will be closed on Monday February 15, 2021 due to inclement weather. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday February 16, 2021.
PROPERTY TAXES ONLINE NOW
The City of Winnfield is pleased to present our customers with a secure site that offers convient and fast way to access City property tax information anytime for payment or view. You can pay your property tax bill online using your credit card. Simply log on to snstaxpayments.com/Winnfield or www.cityofwinnfield.com and follow the instructions. For transactions made with credit cards, convenience fees apply. Online payments help slows the spread of covid-19 it limits cards, cash and checks from changing hands and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Please take advantage of our new online service.
Monday - Thursday
8am - 2pm
911 SIGNS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 1
After August 1, the City will be posting 911 signs for any residents that do not have a called 911 address sign. There will be as additional fee of we make or install the signs.
Our City ordinance(Ordinance NO. 10 of 2019/19-2c) states that each residents or business of Winnfield/Winn Parish shall display structure numbers at least three(3') inches in height and on a red or black background. Numbers shall be placed at the residence or business in such a way that they are clearly visible from all directions from the addressed street, highway or roadway, day or night.
Please contact City Hall at 318-628-3939 for any additional information.
The 911 Address can save lives, in am emergency, seconds can make a lifesaving difference. The City of Winnfield would like to encourage all City residence to have a valid 911 address posted on your property, the number shall be displayed in a location visible from the road which the number is assigned. For this reason, it is extremely important that you receive and use the correct 911 address for your residence, business or church. If you are unsure of your address, then it is vitally important that you call our local 911 department to attain a 911 address. Please do not assume your 911address based on your neighbor's address. Please allow your 911 office to assign your new address. When you receive your new 911 address there are certain people that you should inform. Failure to inform these people may result in interruption of a certain services or mistakes in the postal process that can cost you time and money, Most importantly, failure to inform certain people and businesses can cause errors in emergeny response and can even endanger your life. It is IMPORTANT to understand that your 911 address can differ from your mailing address. You should contact the companies that provide services to your home such as the power and water company, cable company, etc. and notify them of the change in your service address.
WE ARE ASKING THAT EVERYONE HAVE A VALID 911 ADDRESS SIGN POSTED BY August 1, 2020. AFTER August 1, 2020 WE WILL BE POSTING 911 SIGNS FOR ANY RESIDENCE THAT DO NOT HAVE A VALID 911 ADDRESS SIGN. PLEASE NOTE IT WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL FEE.
Our City Ordinance(Ordinance No. 10 of 2019/19-2c) states that each resident or business of Winnfield/Winn Parish shall display structure numbers at least (3") inches in height and on a red or black background. Numbers shall be placed at the residence or business in such a way that they are clearly visible from all directions from the addressed street, highway or roadway, day, or night.
Winnfield Animal Shelter will open Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Operating hours will be 8am to 5pm. Monday thru Friday. Animals will have to be registered according to city ordinance no.5, section 4-23 that states that each owner or keeper of a dog or cat within the city which is over three(3) months old shall anually cause such dogs or cats to be registered for one(1) year. The register shall be in a form as prescribed and furnished by the city; the register number shall coincide with the vaccination register number which appears on the dog tag. Please contact our local shelter for registration cost and information.
The shelter office number is 318-628-0246.
The City of Winnfield has and is abiding by the City ordinance for monthly utility payments. The 25th of the month is the last day for payment to be received in the utility office by 4:30 PM and after that a $25 cutoff fee is automatically added to the customer bill account. The cut-off day is set up only for cutting off services for unpaid utility bills.
Sec. 19-3. - When bills to be paid; failure to pay when due, penalties.
All bills for electric current and/or water and sewer sold by the city shall be paid in full on or before the twelfth day of the month following the period for which the service is rendered. It is further provided that any portion of the bill not paid prior to the twelfth of the month will be assessed a penalty of ten (10) percent of the amount due and that the entire bill shall be paid by the close of business on the twenty-fifth of each month, and failure to pay will result in a disconnection of service without any further notice until such time as the bill, penalties and reconnection fee is paid in full, with the exception of the months of November and February in which the entire bill shall be paid by the close of business on the twentieth day of the month, and failure to pay will result in a disconnection of service without any further notice until such time as the bill, penalties and reconnection fee is paid in full.
(Code 1962, § 14-2; Ord. No. 8-1980, § 2, 10-14-80; Ord. No. 5-2007, § 1, 2-13-07; Ord. No. 11-2009, § 1, 1-13-10; Ord. No. 1-2014, 4-8-1
Sec. 19-7. - Charge for transfers and disconnecting and reconnecting service.
A charge of fifteen dollars ($15.00) each shall be made for the transfer of water service from one location to another where the service continues to be rendered to the same customer. A service charge of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be charged for reconnection following discontinuance of service for nonpayment of the utility bill if such reconnection occurs within thirty (30) days of discontinuance. If the service is discontinued for a period in excess of thirty (30) days, the customer shall be considered a new customer. Each of the above charges shall be doubled if the services are performed at times other than normal working hours of the employees of the utility department.
(Code 1962, § 14-6; Ord. No. 8-1980, § 2, 10-14-80; Ord. No. 25-2006, § 2, 12-12-06)
(Ord. No. 11-2011, §§ 1—3, 8-9-11)
Ask yourself these questions:
•Can your house be found easily by passing cars?
•Is your house number easily found from the street?
•Can it be found quickly in an emergency?
•Can it be found at night?
•Can it be found from a distance?
•Can it be found when seconds count?
If the answer is NO, please consider putting up a new address sign with your house number.
Here are some recommendations:
•Post your address clearly and prominently at the end of your driveway and on your home.
•Posting your 9-1-1 address at the driveway entrance and on your home will alleviate any confusion as to whether emergency responders have the correct location.
•Try using something reflective or illuminated so that it can be seen in the evening as well as during the day.
•Use large numbers and make sure it can be seen from all directions.
•Do not assume since your mailbox is marked, you have posted your address mailboxes are not always at the entrance of a driveway.
Should you have questions concerning the display of your 911 Address, please contact City Hall at 318-628-3939
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