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

(817) 558-7447

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Joshua City Hall’s email system is currently down. If you need immediate assistance, please call city hall at 817/558-7447.

Coffee with a Cop

The Joshua Police Department will be hosting its First Coffee with a Cop at the New Starbucks 1036 S. Broadway Joshua, Texas on November 9th at 10 am. Please come and meet the Men and Women of the Joshua Police Department. We hope to make this a common get-together. You will get to meet the Officers in a more relaxed environment.

 

Notice of Public Hearing – Zoning Change

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the City of Joshua’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council will conduct public hearings to consider the request for a zoning change from the (A) Agricultural District to the (R1L) Single Family Residential Large Lot District on a 144.24 acre of land in the George Casseland Survey, Abstract No. 173, Tracts 9 &10, County of Johnson, Texas. This property is located on CR 1023. The purpose of this request is to allow for a residential subdivision.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct its public hearing on November 1, 2021 at 6:30 PM and the City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on November 18, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Both meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers at Joshua City Hall, 101 South Main Street, Joshua, TX 76058.

The posted agenda for the meeting will contain appropriate information.

Notice of Public Hearing on the FY 2021-22 Budget

CITY OF JOSHUA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Joshua, Texas will hold a public hearing on September 16, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber located in City Hall, 101 South Main Street, Joshua, Texas.

The purpose of the public hearing is for consideration of the adoption of the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2021, and ending September 30, 2022.  At this time all citizens of the City of Joshua will be given an opportunity to provide written or oral comments and to ask questions concerning the proposed budget.  Copies of the proposed budget are available for review with the City Secretary’s Office and on the City website at www.cityjoshuatx.us.

This budget is estimated to raise more revenue from property taxes than last year’s budget by an amount of $221,103 which is an 8.3% percent increase from last year’s budget.  The estimate property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the roll this year is $146,574.

Labor Day Holiday

City offices are closed Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day. City operations will resume Tuesday, Sept. 7.
 
Sanitation collection will operate as normal during the holiday.

TRASH UPDATE

TRASH UPDATE
We have received several calls regarding today’s trash pickup. Unfortunately, the trucks are running behind in some areas, so please leave it out because crews are working on getting everything picked up today.

Press Release – Police Chief

The City of Joshua is pleased to announce the appointment of David Gelsthorpe as Chief of Police for the City of Joshua. The appointment becomes effective following the official Oath of Office on Friday July 23, 2021.

David is currently employed with the city as a Lieutenant in the Police Department. David has Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is a Master Police Officer. Additionally, he is a graduate of Institute for Law Enforcement Education School of Police Supervision.

David replaces Shaun Short , who has accepted a new position in another City. Chief Short served the City of Joshua for 6 years and we wish him continued success in his new role.

Public Hearing Notice – Swimming Pool Setback Requirement

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the City of Joshua’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider a request to amend the Ch. 14 Zoning Ordinance, Article 5, section 5.3- Supplemental Use Standard Table- swimming pool property line setbacks to five feet (5’) instead of the current eight feet (8’).

The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct its public hearing on August 9, 2021, at 6:30 PM and the City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on August 19, 2021, at 6:30 PM. Both meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers at Joshua City Hall, 101 South Main Street, Joshua, TX 76058.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS

The City of Joshua is soliciting proposals for a contract on Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and Voluntary Benefit coverage. The proposals are to be delivered to the City’s Broker/Consultant Lockton Dunning Benefits via email to rmills@lockton.com and karen.johnson@lockton.com. Proposals must be received by 3:00 PM CT on August 10th, 2021.

Proposal information may be obtained from Lockton Dunning Benefits, karen.johnson@lockton.com or by phoning 214-720-3407. The City of Joshua reserves the right to reject any and all bids, in whole or in part, to waive any informality in any bid, and to accept any bid, which, in its discretion, is in the best interest of The City of Joshua.

A Fond Farewell to Police Chief Short:

We want to take the time to say a heartfelt thank you for leading the Joshua Police Department with visionary guidance, exceptional leadership, and unconditional commitment, with our most profound appreciation.

Chief Short’s professionalism is leaving a lasting impression on our community.

Best wishes & congratulations on your new adventure!  You will be missed.

Splashpad June 29, 2021

The splashpad repairs are complete and is now officially open. Thank you, Parks Department…..

Splashpad Not Working Correctly

Please note that the splash pad is on, but all the sprayers are not working. Parts have been ordered and the splash pad will be repaired once they are received. Thank you for your understanding.

Public Hearing -Zoning Change-402 Conveyor Dr.

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the City of Joshua’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the request for a zoning change from the (C1) Restricted Commercial District to the (R2) Two Family Residential District on a 0.593 acre of land in the J.H. Cooper Survey, Abstract No. 145, County of Johnson, Texas known as Lt. 1, Blk.1, East Hills Addition located at 402 Conveyor Drive. The purpose of this request is to allow for the construction of a duplex after the property is subdivided.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct its public hearing on June 7, 2021, at 6:30 PM and the City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on June 17, 2021, at 6:30 PM. Both meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers at Joshua City Hall, 101 South Main Street, Joshua, TX 76058.

 

The posted agenda for the meeting will contain appropriate information.

Phone Issues- May 12, 2021

We are currently having issues with our phone lines. We are working to address the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience.

ZBA Public Hearing – June 1, 2021 206 S. Main St.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

May 12, 2021

The Zoning Board of Adjustment of the City of Joshua will hold a public hearing on June 1, 2021 to consider a variance allowing the replacement of an existing modular building that was damaged by a fire on a 0.66 acre tract of land, Original Town of Joshua, Block 19, Lot 3R, located at 206 S. Main St. within the Heritage Preservation Overlay District.

The public hearing will start at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas. Because you own property within two hundred (200) feet of the subject property, the Zoning Board of Adjustment would like to hear how you feel about this request and invites you to attend the public hearing. Please, in order for your opinion to be taken into account, return this form with your comments prior to the date of the public hearing. (This in no way prohibits you from attending and participating in the public hearing.) You may mail it to the address below or drop it off in person:

 Planning Department

101 South Main Street

Joshua, Texas 76058

Attn: Aaron Maldonado

The process includes a public hearing designed to provide opportunities for citizen involvement and comment. Prior to the public hearing, landowners within two hundred (200) feet of the subject property are notified of the request by way of this notice. The public hearing is held before the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Zoning Board of Adjustment is informed of the percent of responses in support and in opposition. The concurring vote of seventy-five (75) percent of the members of the board is necessary to approve a variance

ZBA Public Hearing – June 1, 2021 – Diest Addition

                    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

May 12, 2021

The Zoning Board of Adjustment of the City of Joshua will hold a public hearing on June 1, 2021 to consider a variance in reduction from the dwelling minimum of 1800 square feet of the (R-1) Single Family Residential District, on a 0.50 acre tract of land out of the T.W. Baird Survey, Abstract No. 40, in the City of Joshua, Johnson County, Texas, also known as Lot 2, Block 1, of the Diest Addition.

The public hearing will start at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas. Because you own property within two hundred (200) feet of the subject property, the Zoning Board of Adjustment would like to hear how you feel about this request and invites you to attend the public hearing. Please, in order for your opinion to be taken into account, return this form with your comments prior to the date of the public hearing. (This in no way prohibits you from attending and participating in the public hearing.) You may mail it to the address below or drop it off in person:

Planning Department

101 South Main Street

Joshua, Texas 76058

Attn: Aaron Maldonado

The process includes a public hearing designed to provide opportunities for citizen involvement and comment. Prior to the public hearing, landowners within two hundred (200) feet of the subject property are notified of the request by way of this notice. The public hearing is held before the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Zoning Board of Adjustment is informed of the percent of responses in support and in opposition. The concurring vote of seventy-five (75) percent of the members of the board is necessary to approve a variance.

 

 

 

Possible Bad Weather- April 23, 2021

All of North Texas still included in a level 2/slight risk. Our concerns, in order: large hail up to the size of golf balls, damaging wind gusts of 60+ MPH, isolated tornado risk

Notice of Public Hearing- Zoning Change – Northeast corner of N. Main St

Notice is hereby given that the City of Joshua’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the request for a zoning change from the (C1) Restricted Commercial District to the (PD) Planned Development District on a 0.016 acre of land known as Lt. 9 S.28ft. and Lt.10, Blk.5, Original Town of Joshua in the W.W. Byers Survey, Abstract No. 29, County of Johnson, Texas located on the northeast corner of N. Main St. and E. 12th St. This property is located in the Heritage Preservation Overlay District. The purpose of this request is to allow for the development of a retail building.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct its public hearing on May 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM and the City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on May 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Both meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers at Joshua City Hall, 101 South Main Street, Joshua, TX 76058.

The posted agenda for the meeting will contain appropriate information.

Notice of Public Hearing- Zoning Change -1200 CR 909

Notice is hereby given that the City of Joshua’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the request for a zoning change from the (A) Agricultural District to the (PD) Planned Development District on a 46.040 acre of land in the E.M. Thomason Survey, Abstract No. 827, Tr.52, County of Johnson, Texas and locally known as 1200 CR 909. The purpose of this request is to allow for the development of a residential subdivision.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct its public hearing on May 3, 2021 at 6:30 PM and the City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on May 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM. Both meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers at Joshua City Hall, 101 South Main Street, Joshua, TX 76058.

The posted agenda for the meeting will contain appropriate information.

Good Friday

All city offices are closed Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday with the exception of the City Secretary’s office.
The City Secretary’s office will be opened from 8am to 11am for election services.
City operations will resume Monday, April 5.

Depository Services

Notice of Request for Applications for Depository Services for the City of Joshua.

 The City of Joshua Texas is accepting submissions of applications for the performance of depository services.

The Designated officer receiving the applications is:

Alice Holloway, City Secretary

101 South Main St.

Joshua, Texas 76058

817/558-7447                                                

The applications for depository services must be received by the designated officer at the address listed above on or before 2:00 p.m. on April 15, 2021.

The City Council of the City of Joshua, Texas will consider the selection of one or more depositories at a regular meeting located at Joshua City Hall, 101 S. Main Street, Joshua, TX 76058 on April 15, 2021 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The written specifications governing the submissions of the applications to perform depository services for the City of Joshua may be obtained at https://www.cityofjoshuatx.us/how-do-i/bids-and-proposals/.