Joshua City Hall 101 South Main St. Joshua, Texas 76058

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City Offices Closings!

The Joshua City Offices will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2011 and Monday, December 26, 2011 in observance of the holidays.  Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, December 27, 2011.  Happy Holidays from city staff.

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting – January 3, 2012

The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Session at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.  This is an Open Meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.  Click here to view the agenda.  pz agen 1-3-12

(to view the entire packet, click on paperless agenda, click on meeting calendar [remember to be on the 2012 year], click on the appropriate date)

City Council Meeting – December 15, 2011

The Joshua City Council will hold a Work Session at 6:30 p.m. and a Regular Session at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on December 15, 2011.  This is an Open Meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.  Click here to view the agenda.  City Council Agenda – 12-15-2011

(to view the entire packet, click on paperless agenda, click on meeting calendar, click on the appropriate date)

Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Cancelled

The Joshua Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd has been cancelled due to predicted inclement weather.  The Parade and Tree Lighting have been rescheduled for Friday, December 9th to begin at 6:00 pm.

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting – December 5, 2011

The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Session at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on Monday, December 5, 2011.  This is an Open Meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.  Planning & Zoning Agenda – 12-5-11

(to view the entire packet, click on paperless agenda, click on meeting calendar, select the appropriate date)

Public Meetings

The Regional Transportation Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments invites the public to learn what is happening with transportation in the region and help set priorities for the future.  See the attached for dates and times.  Public Meeting Information

City Council Meeting – November 17, 2011

The Joshua City Council wil hold a Work Session at 6:30 p.m. and a Regular Session at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on November 17, 2011.  This is an Open Meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas. Click here to view the agenda.  City Council Agenda – 11-17-11

(to view the entire packet, click on paperless agenda, click on meeting calenda, click on the appropriate date)

Type A EDC Board Meeting November 14, 2011

The Joshua Type A Economic Development Corporation Board will hold a Regular Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, Council Chambers,101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on November 14, 2011. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas. Click here to view the agenda.type a agen 11-14-11

Type B EDC/Parks Board Meeting November 15, 2011

The Joshua Type B Economic Development Corporation and Parks Board will hold a Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on November 15, 2011. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas. Click here to view the agenda.type b agen 11-15-11.com

FEMA Emergency Alert System Test

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., the city will participate in the Federal Emergency Alert System nationwide test.  This 30 second test will include the city outside warning sirens and Connect CTY phone notification system.  A message will be sent to all residents and business owners in the city indicating that “This is a test”.  The test is being advertised on radio, TV and other media outlets.  Joshua’s participation in the test should be complete within approximately 10 minutes.

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting – November 7, 2011

The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Session at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on Monday, November 7, 2011.  This is an Open Meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.  Click here to view the agenda.  Planning & Zoning Commission Agenda – Nov. 7, 2011

(to view the entire packet, click on paperless agenda, click on meeting calendar and click on the appropriate date)

November 8, 2011 General Election Information

Information regarding a General Election that Johnson County will be conducting on November 8, 2011. 

  • Early Voting: Began October 24 goes thru November 4, 2011; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Extended hours for early voting will be on Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4th with the hours being 7:00 am – 7:00 pm both days.
  • The closest early voting location for Joshua residents is the Burleson Sub Courthouse.

Election Day will be Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 7:00 am -7:00 pm

  • Polling locations for Joshua residents on Election day will be:
  • Precinct #13 – Lane Prairie Baptist Church, 412 CR 704
  • Precint #’s 2, 12, 29 – Joshua Baptist Church, 3231 SW Wilshire Blvd.

On Election Day to vote the Alcohol Sales Ballot:

  • Joshua residents will vote at Joshua City Hall, 101 S. Main 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

This election will be conducted by Johnson County Elections Division.  The City of Joshua will not be conducting this election.  For more information please call the Johnson County Elections Division at 817-556-6197 or visit their website at www.johnsoncountyelections.com

 

 

 

 

Burn Ban In Effect!!!

The Burn Ban is in place.  No permits for burning will be issued until further notice.

Citizen Police Academy Accepting Applications For 2012 Class

What is it?  The Joshua Police Department Citizen Police Academy is a 30-hour block of instruction designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Joshua Police Department’s personnel and policies.  The Academy consists of a series of classes, held once a week for ten (10) weeks and one Saturday class at approx. three (3) hours of less each session.  The instruction is comprehensive, covering a different area of the Police Department each week as well as other city services.  Officers, personnel and city personnel conducts each instructional block.

Who May Attend?  In order to apply for the academy, you must live in the city limits of Josha, work in the city limits of Joshua or own a business in the city limits of Joshua.  The academy is held once each year.  The minimum age for enrollment is eighteen (18) years of age.

The Purpose:  The Joshua Citizen Police Academy was created in order to provide enough information to the citizens that attend so that they may make informed judgements about the Police Department and police activity.  It is further hoped that the instruction will increase police awareness whereas to dispel suspicions and misconceptions and to increase police/community rapport through this educative process.  The department, in turn, becomes more aware of the feelings and concerns of the community from the student’ interaction and input.

Topics:  The Joshua Citizen Police Academy covers such diverse topics as training, communicaitons, criminal investigations, DWI procedures, juvenile law, the special respnse team and special crimes unit. Instruction in these and other topices will consist of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience.

For More Information:  If you are interested in applying for admission to the Joshua Police Department Citizens Policy Academy, you may attain an application from the city website or pick one up form the Joshua Police Department at 102 South Main Street between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.  For further information contact Captain Leland Cheek at 817-558-3194.

Alumni Association:  Graduates of the class are invited to join the Alumni Association. The purpose of the Association is to support the police department with volunteers during special events, fundraising for special purchases and to assist with public awarenesss about the functions of the department.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

City Council Regular Meeting – October 20, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Fire Department Groundbreaking Ceremony – October 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Bet on the Blue Fund Raiser – October 22, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting – November 7, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

Type A EDC Board Meeting – November 14, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

Type B EDC and  Parks Board Meeting – November 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Adopt a Pet

Joshua Animal Control has pets ready for adoption.  Currently they have 8 puppies, 8 adult dogs and 2 adult cats.  For more information, contact the Joshua Animal Shelter at 817-774-9450 or visit the city website at www.cityofjoshuatx.us or check us out on Facebook at Joshua.

Citizens Police Academy Alumni Asks You To "Bet on the Blue"

The Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association invites you to “Bet on the Blue”.  An evening of gaming and fun festivities in support of the Joshua Police Department.  The event takes place this Saturday, October 22nd at Mountain Valley Country Club.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $45, which includes dinner and $1,000 worth of chips.  Prizes will be awarded to high chip winners.

Groundbreaking of New Central Fire Station

Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Central Fire Station to be built in Joshua on North Main Street will be October 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.  That day also marks the sixty year anniversary of the day the community established the Volunteer Fire Department.  Design of the new 13,600 square foot facility has been completed and soon the bid phase will be underway.  The new station will have 4-65 foot drive through bays with 16 foot doors.  The Operations side of the facility will house a kitchen, dining area, day room and bunk room capable of housing 8 overnight firefighters, restrooms and showers.  In the administration side, offices for the Chief and other command staff, reception area, lobby, public restrooms, training room and fitness/workout room.  The training room will double as a community room available to the public for birthday parties, meetings or other gatherings.  Also included in the administation section of the building will be the City’s Emergency Operations Center.  More information will be provided as plans are completed.

Fall Clean-Up – October 21-23, 2011

The Fall Clean-Up is scheduled for October 21-23,2011 and this year the city will only allow one load per household or business.  The number of loads of trash and debris has become a problem in the past with  many people making repeated trips to dump trash and debris that total more than 20 trips.  The cost of that volume quicky overwhelms the ability for city crews to manage and haul off the debris.  Residents will be required to present the most recent city trash bill along with a photo ID in order to dump.  Business owners will be required to provide the most current water bill and a photo ID.  Drop off times are from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Vehicles are to enter from 6th Street and leave from 10th Street.  There will be a $5.00 each charge for batteries or tires.  No chemicals, paint, auto parts or any appliances with a compressor will be accepted.

Please remember that persons who live outside the city limits of Joshua, will not be allowed to dump and will be turned away.  This program is only available to residential and commercial citizens within the corporate limits of the City of Joshua.

Municipal Court Amnesty – October 17-28, 2011

Any person with an outstanding warrant from the City of Joshua, who comes in between the dates of October 17, 2011 and October 28, 2011, will have the Failure to Appear charges and the fine amount of $225.00 dismissed.  To qualify, a person must pay the warrant and fine amount in full and the FTA charge and fine will then be dismissed by the Court.  Payment arrangements for outstanding warrants can be made during this time, however, amnesty will only be offered on the FTA charge and fine if payment is made in full.  Warrant round-ups are scheduled following these amnesty dates.

Fall Clean Up October 21-23, 2011

The Fall clean up is scheduled for October 21-23, 2011 and this year the city will only allow one load per household or business. The number of loads of trash and debris has become a problem in the past with many people making repeated trips to dump trash and debris that total more than 20 trips. The cost of that volume quickly overwhelms the ability for city crews to manage and haul off the debris. Residents will be required to present the most recent city trash bill along with a photo ID in order to dump. Business owners will be required to provide the most current water bill and a photo ID. Drop off times are from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Vehicles are to enter from 6th Street and leave from 10th Street. There will be a $5.00/ea charge for batteries or tires. No chemicals, paint, auto parts or any appliance with a compressor will be accepted.
Please remember that persons who live outside the City Limits of Joshua, will not be allowed to dump and will be turned away. This program is only available to residential and commercial citizens within the corporate limits of the City of Joshua.

City Council Meeting – October 20, 2011

The Joshua City Council will hold a Work Session at 6:30 p.m. and a Regular Session at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on October 20,2011.  This is an Open Meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.  Click here to view the agenda.  City Council Agenda – Oct. 20, 2011

(to view the entire packet, click on paperless agenda, click on meeting calendar, click on the appropriate date)

Type A EDC Board Meeting October 10, 2011

The Joshua Type A Economic Development Corporation Board will hold a Regular Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, Council Chambers,101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on October 10, 2011. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas. Click here to view the agenda.type a edc agend 10-10-11

Type B EDC and Parks Board Meeting October 11, 2011

The Joshua Type B Economic Development Corporation and Parks Board will hold a Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on October 11, 2011. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas. Click here to view the agenda.type b edc agen 10-11-11

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting – October 3, 2011

The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Regular Session at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on Monday, October 3, 2011.  This is an Open Meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.  Click here to view the agenda.  Planning & Zoning Agenda – 10-03-2011

(to view the entire packet, click on paperless agenda, click on meeting calendar and choose the appropriate date)