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Yes, you can surrender your pet to the shelter but only if you live within the Mont Belvieu city limits and if there is space in the shelter.
Yes. We accept strays that are found within the Mont Belvieu city limits.
Yes! We welcome anyone to come and find a fur-ever friend at out shelter. All we ask is that you meet and adhere to our adoption guidelines.
Our adoption fee is $10 for both dogs and cats. We accept adoption fees at the shelter during our business hours of Monday 8 A.M. - 3 P.M., Tuesday-Friday 8 A.M. - 4 P.M., and Saturday 10 A.M. - 2 P.M. in the form of $10 cash, exact change, or debit/credit card. We stop adoptions 1 hour prior to closing.
The majority of our animals have either been partially vetted or fully vetted. We can not certify the health of the animal prior to adoption or following the adoption.
Partially vetted can include sterilization (spay/neuter), rabies vaccination, heartworm test, microchipped, or has their age-appropriate vaccinations (parvo, distemper, and bordetella). The animal may have a combination of those services, but not all are included.
Fully vetted includes sterilization (spay/neuter), rabies vaccination, heartworm test, microchipped, and their age-appropriate vaccinations (parvo, distemper, and bordetella).
No, we only accept Barbers Hill High School students or adults with specialized animal services skills at this time.
No, we only accept Mont Belvieu Municipal Court appointed community service hours participants.
Volunteers participate in a wide range of animal service functions. Volunteers are introduced to the operational functions of the facility, conduct kennel maintenance, participate in animal enrichment activities, and so much more!
Our Barber's Hill High School-based volunteer program only operates during our Saturday business hours (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). Our Adult Volunteer Program is operational Tuesday-Friday from 8 A.M. - 12 P.M.
The Texas Department of State Health Services ("TXDSHS"), under Texas Food Establishment Rules ("TFER") §228.33, requires that all food employees, except for the certified food manager, shall successfully complete an accredited food handler training course, within 60 days of employment.
Under TFER §228.2(56) food employee is an individual working with unpackaged food, food equipment or utensils, or food-contact surfaces.
The following are exempt from food handler training requirement:
The following are exempt from food handler training as long as they are supervised by a person who has had either food handler training or is a Certified Food Manager:
An accredited food handler education or training program may be taken at any program listed on the Food Establishments Group website at: Texas Health and Human Service
A food handler education or training program approved by TXDSHS or by the American National Standards Institute ("ANSI").
Yes, accredited training providers may offer training on the internet. All internet training providers, along with traditional classroom training providers, Texas Health and Human Services .
A food handler card or certificate issued by an accredited program will vary in size and color. However, all food handler cards or certificates issued are required to have the food handler program name, address and either a TXDSHS Accreditation License Number or ANSI listed on the card or certificate
Food Handler Cards or certificates issued by an accredited program shall be recognized statewide by regulatory authorities as the valid proof of successful completion of an accredited food handler education or training program under Texas Health and Safety Code §438.046. Food Handler Cards or certificates issued outside the state of Texas receive reciprocity if the education or training program is an ANSI accredited.
All accredited food handler programs are required to meet the training requirements for bare hand contact of ready-to-eat foods as defined in TFER §228.38(c).
All food handlers who contact ready-to-eat food must receive training in the risks associated with this procedure including proper handwashing as specified under TFER §228.38(b), and when to wash their hands as specified under TFER §228.38(d). The specific requirements are addressed in the Texas Food Establishment Rules, §228.65, "Preventing contamination by employees."
Food handler card or certificate is valid up to the expiration date listed on the card or certificate. If the card or certificate does not bare an expiration date, then the card or certificate is valid for two (2) years from date of issuance. For more information, please see Texas Health and Human Service.
The food establishment shall maintain on premises a certificate of completion of the food handler training course for each food employee under TFER §228.33 relating to Certified Food Protection Manager and Food Handler Requirements. The format of this documentation can be hard copy or electronic, but must be onsite, accessible and available upon request by a regulatory authority.
Candidates who have taken an accredited Food Handler Training or Education Program must contact the training provider for instructions on how to obtain a replacement food handler card.
Yes, that is the goal of the Doggie Date Program. We want you to fall in love with your date!
Yes, you will be provided with a Doggie Date bag that will contain waste bags, treats, and of course, a leash!
Yes, if you are not enjoying your date, you will be encouraged to bring your date back.
No, we want you to focus solely on one date at a time.
No. Our instructors usually pick up on the new faces to class and can tell if you’re unsure of the moves. Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to the instructor and let them know you’re a newcomer. After a few classes, the moves will come second nature to you.
Yes, as long as the are kids 12 years old or older. All children must accompanied with an adult and remain under direct supervision of a parent at all times.
Child Watch is available for kids ages 18 months to 12 years old. Child Watch is open during peak hours. Click for hours of operation. (Texas law says we cannot care for children under 18 months nor change diapers.)
Usually an hour long. BODYPUMP goes for an hour & 15 minutes. 30 minute classes are labeled.
Yes. Our group exercise classes are included in the cost of membership. Any nonmembers may pay the daily drop-in fee of $12 - $18 to become a member for a day.
Register for the lessons on our website:
REMEMBER to complete a Participation Waiver.
There are now 4 ways to turn in the forms:
Once a group/class reaches capacity, the registration will close, and we will not accept any new participants into group lessons.
Once the registration office processes your registration, the lesson coordinator will contact you to schedule the lessons. It generally takes 3-4 business days after the forms are received to hear back from the coordinator. We cannot schedule your lessons until your registration has been processed.
The instructors have experience teaching lessons and are trained by our Swim Lesson Director. If you have a preference for a specific instructor or would prefer a male or female instructor, please indicate your preference on the registration form.
The Front Desk will take payment if not purchased online. Please allow adequate time for this check-in process. From there you can go down to the locker rooms and the pool. Please note that lessons will start and end promptly, so plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early so that you have time to change into your swim suit and arrive on the pool deck. You will sign in at the table located on the shallow end of the pool, then head to our seating area and an instructor will come to take the children to the class when it is time to start.
We don’t offer make up lessons for Group Lessons unless we cancel the lesson. We will try to notify you within an hour of your lessons start time if we will have to cancel. We will notify you of the make-up date for that class (generally Friday of that week).
Parents of group lesson participants are welcome to wait on the deep end of the pool deck during the lessons.
You may also wait in the hallway near the pool area, the seating area in the lobby, or in the Pointe Grill if it’s open. If you decide to watch from the deck, please do not address your child during the lesson. It is disruptive to the instructor and will distract your child’s attention away from the lesson. Please be aware the parents are not permitted to swim during the lesson unless they are members of the facility and the pool is open. We do recommend that parents are out of sight during lessons so that your child can bond with the instructor and focus all of their attention on the lesson.
We will change the hour time to a half hour private lesson.
We recommend a swimsuit, a set of goggles, a swim cap, and a towel.
Each level has specific sets skills that need to be met before advancing. See "Skills Taught" under the class you’re interested in for more information regarding skill sets and level appropriateness.
Each participant will receive a progress report at the end of each session that will indicate what level the instructor feels he or she is ready for.
Our sessions run in 3 week blocks, so your child will receive a total of 6 lessons.
We generally restrict our class size to 4:1, four students to one instructor.
Our classes are arranged by ability; not by age. The more advanced your child is, the higher the level he or she will be placed in. If we have to mix classes due to low enrollment we will teach each child to their level/ability.
Group lessons involve more than one child during a 60 minute time slot whereas a Private lesson is 1 child with 1 instructor. Private lessons provide one on one attention and can help further your child’s swimming abilities. Technique and skills are highly focused on in order to build upon a swimmers foundation.
Registration starts one month prior to start date, but you must be registered one week prior to start date.
We currently are working through a waiting list for Private Swim Lessons.
Please click here to submit a request and get on the waiting list.
When it’s your time for lessons, they can be purchased at the front desk before your lesson.
The Front Desk will take payment for your lesson before it begins. Please allow adequate time to check-in and pay for your lesson.
From there, you can go down to the locker rooms and the pool.
Please note that lessons will start and end promptly, so plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early so that you have time to change into your swim suit and arrive on the pool deck.
Just notify your instructor and we will resume lessons when you return.
Cancellations can be made via email through the private lesson coordinator, talking to your instructor, or calling the aquatics department.
Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance.
If a participant does not show up for a scheduled lesson, cancels with less than 24 hours notice the lesson will be forfeited. If a participant in a semi-private lesson cannot attend for any reason, the lesson should be rescheduled; otherwise the missing party will forfeit the lesson.
In case of an emergency (e.g. sudden illness, family emergency), immediately call the Aquatics Department to inform them and email the private lesson coordinator.
Yes. We offer swim lessons all year long, and we will give provide lessons for as long as you need them. Please note that we do not schedule lessons on Holidays.
We do not match children up for semi-private lessons. The participants should have 2 children already arranged. The children should be of similar swimming ability; otherwise private lessons are strongly encouraged. If one child cannot attend a scheduled semi-private lesson, the lesson should be rescheduled or the missing party will forfeit the lesson. We require a separate registration and permission form for each child involved in the lesson. All paperwork from each participant must be submitted before the lessons can be scheduled
Parents of private lesson participants are welcome to wait on the pool deck during the lessons. You may also wait in the hallway near the pool area. The play area outside Child Watch is off limits. If you decide to watch from the deck, please do not address your child during the lesson. It is disruptive to the instructor and will distract your child’s attention away from the lesson. Please be aware the parents are not permitted to swim during the lesson unless they are members of the facility and the pool is open. We do recommend that parents are out of sight during lessons so that your child can bond with the instructor and focus all of their attention on the lesson!
We don’t allow items with buttons or zippers, belts, jeans, rivets, thongs, or see-through articles. See the full list here.
Yes, we have lockers available to rent for a $1 at our ticket booth window.
No, all tubes are in the pool and for anyone to use, please keep them in the water for all to enjoy. Please visit the ticket booth for small child/infant tubes.
If it lightnings, thunders, or is raining to hard, we clear the pool for 20 minutes, every time one of them happens again the 20 minutes will start over.
Yes life jackets are available to rent for $1 at our ticket booth window.
Yes, but it must be US Coast Guard certified and be labeled as such.
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Business inspections are conducted on an annual basis and are usually unannounced.
Inspectors check the following:
In addition to the previously mentioned items, inspectors will also check for general fire and life safety concerns.
Any discrepancies found will be noted and a time will be allotted to resolve them.
Each occupancy will be given an inspection form with all discrepancies noted. Follow-up inspections will be scheduled on specific dates.
Yes. Please contact the Mont Belvieu Fire Marshal's Office by calling 281-576-2213 for information on fire safety classes.
No. Fires (other than for cooking use) are prohibited within the City of Mont Belvieu. If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 281-576-2213.
No. We do not charge for inspections since it is a service that we feel is vital to the protection of our citizens. If anyone solicits a fee for an inspection from a resident or business, please contact the Mont Belvieu Fire Marshal’s Office by calling 281-576-2213.
No. The possession of and use of fireworks is prohibited within the City of Mont Belvieu. Any person or persons found with fireworks in their possession will have the fireworks confiscated and a citation may be issued. This ordinance is enforced within the City of Mont Belvieu’s incorporated areas, including all city parks.
The City of Mont Belvieu is proud to offer some of the lowest water and sewer rates in the area. Get more information about or available services, fees, and more by visiting our Utility Billing Page.
Yes! The City of Mont Belvieu accepts online payments for utility bills, court fines, facility rentals, building permits, and CPR/First Aid Classes. Make your payment online today by visiting our Online Payments Page.
Please visit our Parks and Amenities page to view our rental facilities.
MB Link is Texas' first municipally-owned fully fiber-optic broadband network. Bringing you fast and reliable internet service from our data centers to your home. You won't have your speed impacted by old copper wire technology because everything on the network moves at the literal speed of light.
The MB Link network has been engineered to be one of the most reliable in the area. With our fiber backbone ring design and redundant connections to the internet, most potential issues are avoided; your data is just routed the other way. With this system, you'll have reliability that far surpasses other local providers.
Up to 1 Gbps down/up internet service and a digital gateway with carrier-grade Wi-Fi, and a UPS battery backup for the system – when the power goes down, you'll still have service. You'll not only have speed and reliability, but you also get the one thing the national providers can't give you - hometown service. If there's an issue, it's handled here in Mont Belvieu by people you know and trust.
No. With MB Link, there are no data caps and no throttling. That means you won't get charged more if you use more. And, when demand is high, we don't slow the network down… MB Link is built to handle the demand.
After signing up and paying your $75 deposit and $75 installation fee, you will receive a confirmation email welcoming you to the MB Link family. Then, your exterior install will be scheduled; you do NOT have to be home for this. Please just make sure the installation technician can access the necessary areas. Finally, we will schedule your interior installation – you DO have to be present for this part – so you can get set up and have internet at the speed of life!
No. However, the speed with which MB Link operates gives you the highest speed possible at the time access to the network is requested. That is literally milliseconds. The network is constantly evaluating and prioritizing access request to be sure it's optimizing speeds. It would take a HUGE event with everyone on your network segment (a 32 customer bundle called a "PON") requesting a lot of bandwidth all at once to even notice a reduction in service speed.
No. To ensure network speeds and keep customer service high, we are not allowing anything other than the MB Link issued gateway to be used in conjunction with the service. But, the good news is, it's already included in your monthly bill, so there are no additional rental fees for equipment.
Yes. Effective June 1, 2014, all applications must be submitted via MyGovernmentOnline. Registration is free and easy! The Development Services Division can assist those that do not have ready access to a computer or would like a tutorial on how to navigate the site. Please bring a CD or flash drive with PDFs of your application materials with you. We are not equipped to scan hard copy files larger than 11 inches by 17 inches.
Yes. If you are paying for your permits by credit card, you may pay online or in person. If you are paying by check or cash, you may pay in person or send your payment via mail.
All inspections must be scheduled AND cancelled through the Customer Portal on MyGovernmentOnline. Inspections may not be scheduled via email or phone.
For applications submitted after June 1, 2014, you still need to post your permit at the job site. The inspector will have your permit information, plans, and inspection history on his mobile device.
For applications submitted before June 1, 2014, you will also still need to display the yellow permit placard.
Your inspection results can be emailed to you at the email address of your choosing. You may also choose to receive them by phone call, or you can log in to MyGovernmentOnline and view the results. For more information about MyGovernmentOnline.org please contact Ken Barnadyn, City Planner by calling 281-576-2213, x233.
Yes, solicitors, also known as peddlers or vendors are permitted within the city limits of Mont Belvieu if they have received a permit in accordance with Chapter 26 of the City Ordinance prior to soliciting their business.
Yes! Solicitors that have registered with the City of Mont Belvieu are given a permit and are required to show it to any police officer, city official, or inquiring resident upon request. If the solicitor cannot show you the official permit documentation, you may report them to the Mont Belvieu Police Department by calling 281-576-2417
You can call the Mont Belvieu Police Department at 281-576-2417 to ask if a solicitor has been registered through the city. If they knock on your door, you may also ask them directly to see their city-issued solicitor permit.
Yes, customers can receive their utility bill via email instead of regular mail. To change your bill delivery preference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281-576-2213 option 4.