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October 23, 2014

YMCA announces upcoming special events

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Local residents are invited to participate in several upcoming special events at the Joshua Community YMCA.  These events include a Boo Bash (October 27th), a First Birthday Celebration (November 1st) and a Fall Harvest & Community Chili Cook Off (November 8th).  For more information, contact the YMCA at (817) 645-9622 or see the event flyers listed below.

YMCA Boo Bash – October 27, 2014

YMCA First Birthday – November 1, 2014

YMCA Fall Harvest – November 8, 2014

Fall Clean Up Scheduled for November 7-9, 2014

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The City of Joshua’s Fall Clean Up has been scheduled for November 7-9, 2014.  Gates will be open from 7 am until 7 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Residents will be required to show proof of residency with a current trash bill.  Only 1 load will be accepted.  Tires and batteries will be subject to a $5.00 disposal charge.  The 6th Street entrance should be utilized for debris drop off.

As part of this event, the “Crud Cruiser” will be on hand Saturday, November 8th from 9 am until 11 am to collect Home Hazardous Waste from Joshua residents.  A HHW voucher is required.  There are a few remaining free vouchers available – once those are gone, they can be purchased for $47.

For more information regarding the event or acceptable items, please see the event flyer (below), contact staff at (817) 558-7447, or visit the city website at www.cityofjoshuatx.us.

Fall Clean Up Event

 

 

Hello, my name is…Joshua Connection

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The City Council has selected “Joshua Connection” as the new name for the downtown Joshua area.  Submitted by Dale Wilbanks, Pastor of First Joshua United Methodist Church, the City Council favored the name and the concept of ”connecting the past with the present”.  Congratulations Pastor Wilbanks!

October 17, 2014

See you at Joshua’s Fall Festival!

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The Joshua Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Fall Festival this Saturday (October 18th) from 10 am until 2 pm in the front parking lots of Joshua High School.  There will be plenty of fun for everyone with a variety of vendors, food, games, entertainment and more, including bounce houses, pony rides, games and a costume contest for the kids.

October 9, 2014

City Council Meeting – October 16, 2014

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The next regular meeting of the Joshua City Council will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 16th in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 101 S. Main Street, Joshua, Texas.  This meeting is open to the public and subject to the open meeting laws of the State of Texas.  Click here to view the agenda.  Agenda – October 16, 2014

(To view the entire packet, click on Meeting Packets, then select the desired packet.)

EDC Meeting Cancellations

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The following meetings have been cancelled due to a lack of agenda items:

Type A Economic Development Corporation Board meeting scheduled for Monday, October 13, 2014.

Type B Economic Development Corporation & Park Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

October 2, 2014

Joshua Fire Department provides Ebola information for residents

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The Joshua Fire Department has released general information pertaining to the Ebola virus based on information distributed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).  Click here to read more about Ebola virus transmission, signs and symptoms, and prevention.  Ebola Info Sheet

Proposition 1 Town Hall Meeting Announced

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State Representative Rob Orr and the Greater Johnson County Transportation Coalition will host a Town Hall meeting at 6 pm on Monday, October 13th at Venue 510 located at 510 SW Wilshire Boulevard in Burleson.  The topic of the presentation will be Proposition 1, a constitutional amendment related to transportation funding, that will be presented to voters on the November General Election Ballot.

The featured speaker will be The Honorable Joe Pickett of El Paso, chair of the Select Committee on Transportation Funding, Expenditures, and Finance in the Texas House of Representatives.  The public is invited to attend this free event.  Click here to view the event flyer.  Transportation Town Hall_10-13-14

 

September 29, 2014

City of Joshua to Implement CodeRED Emergency Notification Service

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Beginning October 1, 2014, the City of Joshua will be using the CodeRED Emergency Notification Service.  This service allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications.

For more information on how to enroll in the CodeRED Emergency Notification Service, click here to view the CodeRED Community FAQ sheet.

Please note that City of Joshua will no longer be using Blackboard Connect.  Residents and businesses that subscribed to Blackboard Connect will need to subscribe to CodeRED to continue receiving notifications.

Planning & Zoning Commisison – October 6, 2014

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The next meeting of the Joshua Planning & Zoning Commission will be held Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 101 S. Main Street.  This meeting is open to the public and subject to the open meeting laws of the State of Texas.  Click here to view the agenda.  Agenda – October 6, 2014

(To view the entire packet, click on Meeting Packets and then select the appropriate packet.)

City of Joshua Outdoor Warning Siren Test

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Joshua residents are advised that the City will begin conducting quarterly tests of the outdoor warning siren system if weather conditions permit.  Testing will not occur if it is cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms.  The first test is scheduled to be held Wednesday, October 1st at 11:30 a.m.

 

September 26, 2014

City Council Special Session – October 9, 2014

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The Joshua City Council will conduct a special session on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.  The special session will be held in the Joshua Fire Station Conference Room located at 770 N. Main Street.  This meeting is open to the public and subject to the open meeting laws of the State of Texas.  Click here to view the agenda.  Agenda – October 9, 2014

FY 2014-2015 Budget & Tax Rate

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On September 18, 2014, the Joshua City Council adopted the FY 2014-2015 budget and adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s rate.  The tax rate will effectively be raised by 7.33 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $2.39 when compared to the current maintenance and operations rate.

FY 2014-2015 Budget Ordinance

FY 2014-2015 Tax Rate Ordinance