Public Health & Safety
Athens City Hall Annex
501 North Pinkerton St.
Athens, Texas 75751
Phone: (903) 675-5131
Fax: (903) 675-1333
Public Health & Safety Coordinator: Sheila Garrett
The Public Heath & Safety Department provides for a medical doctor to aid in the review of any threats to public health and to coordinate any activities required to abate said threats. The Health and Safety Program has been established to provide an efficient and effective response to the problem of un-maintained vacant lots within the City. This department also provides the citizens of Athens with a Community Collection Site for the disposal of brush and other debris.
♦ To receive complaints, initiate, enforce, monitor and provide site support for the clearing/cleaning
of unattended lots within the City.
♦ To provide for a medical doctor who will, when necessary:
- Aid in review of any threats to public health.
- Coordinate any activities required to abate public health threats.
- Act as advisor to the Inspection Department, Police Department and the Fire Department in
their efforts to abate threats to public health.
The Public Health & Safety Department is office is also responsible for:
♦ Nuisances: Overgrown Grass/Weeds,
Junked Vehicles, Etc.
♦ Substandard Buildings/Housing