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

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Freezing Temperatures-Parks

In anticipation of freezing temperatures this weekend, the Parks and Recreation Department will begin winterizing the park restroom facilities and turning off water fountains on Thursday, December 30, 2021.
Restrooms will be opened and fountains will be turned back on once temperatures return above the freezing mark. Stay safe and warm!

Christmas Holiday Closure and Trash Notice

Joshua City Offices will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2021, and Monday, December 27, 2021, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Regular office hours will resume Tuesday, December 28, 2021.
There will be no interruption in the residential garbage/recycle collection during the Christmas closure.

Public Hearing Notice- 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 (C1) Restricted Commercial District to the (R1) Single Family Residential District on a 36.283-acre tract of land in the T.W. Baird Survey, Abstract No. 40, Tract 1A, County of Johnson, Texas, located at 1301 S. Broadway St. The purpose of this request is to allow for the construction of two residential homes.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct its public hearing on January 3, 2022, at 6:30 PM, and the City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on January 20, 2022, 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.

Public Hearing Notice- PZ December 6, 2021 and City Council on December 16, 2021

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 (R1) Single Family Residential District to the (C1) Restricted Commercial District on a 0.564 acre of land in the W.W. Byers Survey, Abstract No. 29, Tracts 92, 92A & 90A, County of Johnson, Texas. The properties are located at 218 E. 8th Street, 220 E. 8th Street, and a portion of 119 N. Broadway Street.  The purpose of this request is to allow for a future commercial site.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct its public hearing on December 6, 2021, at 6:30 PM, and the City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on December 16, 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.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Public Hearing 11-16-2021

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the City of Joshua’s Zoning Board of Adjustment will conduct a public hearing to consider abatement to cause the repair, vacation, relocation of occupants, removal, demolition or securing of the building in the (R-1) Single Family Residential District, being lots 1 and 2, Block1, of Brumbach’s Addition, Volume 177, Page 365, of the Deed of Records of Johnson County, Texas. Locally known as 200 Wayside Street, Joshua, Texas 76058.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment will conduct its public hearing on November 16, 2021 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers at Joshua City Hall, 101 South Main Street, Joshua, TX 76058.

Update- Emails are back up

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.