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

(817) 558-7447

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/.

Public Hearing Notice – Thoroughfare Plan

The City of Joshua’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council will conduct public hearings to  consider an amendment to the Thoroughfare Master Plan, contained in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan, by removing the existing 2-Lane Collector Roadway from SH 174 to CR 1023 and designating CR 904 west of SH 174 as a 2-Lane Collector Roadway

The Planning & Zoning Commission will conduct its public hearing on April 5, 2021 at 6:30 PM and the City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on April 15, 2021.

Both meetings will be held in the City Council chambers at Joshua City Hall, 101 South Main Street, Joshua, TX 76058.

Trash Collection- March 2, 2021

If your trash was not picked up yesterday, please leave it out and it will be collected as soon as possible. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

COVID 19 Vaccine

Burleson waitlist for COVID-19 vaccines is now open for signup. This is for first doses in Phase 1A & 1B ONLY. If you are looking for your second dose this waitlist DOES NOT apply to you. If you’ve already signed up on our waitlist – DO NOT SIGN UP AGAIN – You will be contacted this week to set up your appointment. If you are unsure if you are on the waitlist, you can call (682) 312-2780 to confirm.
We utilize this waitlist for when we receive our next shipment of vaccines or if we have any cancelations. If you are signed up on the Tarrant County Health Department’s waitlist you can still sign up on this one and we encourage you to do so. The registration link can be found at: www.burlesontx.com/vaccine
SECOND DOSES If you received your first dose from Burleson Public Health and your second dose is due this week, we will be communicating with you via email to schedule your second vaccine.

TRASH UPDATE Wednesday, Feb. 24

TRASH UPDATE Wednesday, Feb. 24
Due to extremely high volumes as a result of the previous weeks’ storms, residents will only receive one collection this week-recycling will still be picked up.
Normal pickup schedules will be resumed next week. We want to thank everyone for their patience as Waste Connection works to catch up on collection.

What FEMA assistance is available to Texas?

Individual Assistance (IA) FEMA’s direct assistance to individuals and households. There are currently 77 counties eligible for IA.

How does a Texan apply for FEMA IA?

Individuals in one of the 77 declared counties for IA can register online at:

www.DisasterAssistance.gov

Or call:

1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585

Other Information

Additional recovery programs have also been made available to aid Texans in recovering from this disaster.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) received federal approval to SNAP recipients to use their food benefits to purchase hot foods and ready-to-eat meals and for the replacement benefits for food lost or destroyed due to impacts from the severe winter storm.

USDA Programs The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) continues to work with local, state, federal, and non-governmental partners to address the severe winter weather effects on Texas livestock and poultry and is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deliver programs that provide assistance to rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms.

Emergency Plumbing Permit Application

The severe weather event experienced by our region has caused considerable damage to residential and commercial properties in the City of Joshua. Among the damages reported are ruptured water pipes and irrigation lines, failed water heaters and furnace.
Due to the expected increase in plumbing permit applications received, the City of Joshua has created a new Emergency Plumbing Permit Application form on the city website. All emergency plumbing permit applicants are required to use this form, accessible via the following link:
Joshua City Council and staff are committed to ensuring that the recovery process is as efficient as possible for our residents and business owners. All emergency plumbing permit and inspection fees for work performed by plumbing contractors registered with the City will be waived.
Each plumbing contractor will be required to provide documentation to the City that the work has been performed in accordance with state code and City Ordinance. Homeowners and Commercial Insurance carriers often require work to be done by a licensed professional under the proper permitting process in order to process claims.
Additionally, to reduce inconvenience and wait times experienced by residents and contractors, inspections will be performed virtually via a process adopted by the Building Official in accordance with International Code Council
procedures.
For additional information, please contact the Planning & Development Department at amaldonado@cityofJoshuatx.us or 817-558-7447.

Press Release 2/22/2021

The severe weather event experienced by our region has caused considerable damage to residential and commercial properties in the City of Joshua. Ruptured water pipes, irrigation lines, and damaged hot water heaters, not to mention structural damage, sheetrock and flooring. As a result, the City Manager has authorized the Department of Development Services to waive all plumbing permitting and inspection fees that are a result of damage from the recent freezing weather.

An Emergency Plumbing Permit Application can be located on the City website www.cityofjoshuatx.us  and available to all registered plumbers with the City. Proof of damage will be required and may be uploaded with the application.

This application will be available for 30 days. Times may be extended on a case-by-case basis. All repairs must be in accordance with International Plumbing Code 2015 and all local ordinances that apply

Bottled Water

UPDATE: The distribution of water has ended.

Friday, February 19, 2021

City of Joshua has limited availability of bottled water. Citizens are welcome to go to the Joshua Fire Department- 770 N. Main, enter through on the south side, go to the last bay area. Water will be handed out in limited quantities.

City Council Meeting Postponed

Due to the ongoing inclement weather conditions and power outages across the city, tomorrow’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting has been postponed until Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
 
Agenda items will be addressed at a later date. For more information, contact the City Secretary’s Office at 817-558-7447.

Message from Waste Connection:

Message from Waste Connection:
We will not be operating thru tomorrow Thursday 18, 2021. Freezing temperatures do not plan to get above freezing until Friday afternoon. We are prepping the fleet and Site to potentially service businesses on Saturday. Should we run Saturday the focus will be (apartments, restaurants’, assisted living facilities, Hospitals).
I understand everyone’s concern for residential trash. As of now we don’t see the possibility of running Residential routes thru Friday with a small chance of running routes on Saturday. We are extra cautious on running residential routes as the roads through neighborhoods are very hazardous.
We will continue to update should there be any changes.

City Offices Closed

City offices will be closed on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 due to increment weather.

Trash Service

There will be no trash service on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 due to the increment weather.

Office Closed

City offices will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 16; 2021 due to inclement weather and hazardous road conditions. The safety of our employees and citizens are our top priority.

Warming Stations

The following churches have opened their doors as warming stations, they are listed below.
⏺ Open Door Church, 301 S Dobson St, Burleson ⏺ Burleson Church of Christ, 1150 NW John Jones Dr, Burleson
⏺ Alsbury Baptist Church, 500 NE Alsbury Blvd.
⏺NorthPoint Church FBC, 2450 SW Wilshire Blvd.
Pathway Church. 325 NW Renfro St., is also set up to be a warming station but they currently do not have electricity.
If you need transportation you can call 817-935-8723 and a local jeep club member will contact you to provide assistance.

Waste Connections Message

Message from Waste Connections:
Due to inclement weather conditions we will cancel all operations tomorrow. This week we will not skip service cycles as we will be pushing service one day forward since we are at the beginning of a service week.
It’s always a tough decision to delay service but we are keeping the publics safety, the safety of your communities and our employees at heart when making these decisions.

Trash Service on February 11th

Waste Connections has informed the City that due to the road conditions, trash service will not run today.  Service will resume on Monday February 15.

Presidents’ Day

City Offices will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day, on Monday, February 15, 2021.

ZBA Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the City of Joshua Zoning Board of Adjustment will conduct a public hearing and consider approving a Variance to lot size and landscaping standards on a 1.26 acre tract of land located at the southeast corner of FM Highway 917 and State Highway 174, locally known as 103 & 105 South Broadway Street, Oak Knoll Addition and being located within the Restricted Commercial District (C-1), for a proposed 7-Eleven Development.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment will conduct its public hearing and consideration on January 25, 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.

As of the date of publication of this notice, it is unknown whether the meeting will be conducted in City Council Chambers or virtually.  The posted agenda for the meeting will contain appropriate information.

Public Announcement

This announcement is to notify Joshua citizens that a number of city employees have tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the Animal Control Facility is temporarily closed. Please contact the police department if you have an emergency regarding animal control. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, however, our main goal is the safety of our citizens.

City Holiday

City of Joshua Offices and Facilities are closed for the New Year Holiday on Friday, January 1, 2021.

We Wish Everyone a Prosperous and Healthy New Year.