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Public Hearing Notice-Zoning Change-109 Little Brook Rd

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 zoning change from Single-Family Residential (R-1) to Single-Family Residential–Large Lot (R-1L) on a 2.00 acre tract of land located at 109 Little Brook Road, legally known as Lot 1-R-3 Little Brook Estates, an addition to the City of Joshua, Johnson County, Texas 76058.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct its public hearing on June 1, 2020 at 6:30 PM and the City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on June 18, 2020 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.

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

Public Hearing Notice-New Zoning Ordinance

The City of Joshua’s Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council will conduct public hearings to consider the adoption of a new Zoning Ordinance, to be contained in Chapter 14, “Zoning,” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Joshua, Texas, and repealing the existing Zoning Ordinance in its entirety, currently found in Chapter 14, “Zoning,” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Joshua, Texas.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct its public hearing on June 1, 2020 at 6:30 PM and the City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on June 18, 2020 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.

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

Draft Zoning Ordinance

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT #2 JOSHUA MUNICIPAL COURT

Based upon information received from the Supreme Court of Texas and David L. Evans, Presiding Judge Eighth Administrative Judicial Region, the Joshua Municipal Court will delay all in-person proceedings of any size until at least May 8, 2020.

Previously, all Texas courts were directly ordered to modify or suspend all deadlines and procedures when appropriate to avoid risk to court staff, parties, jurors, attorneys, and the public.  The Supreme Court of Texas’ Third Emergency Order² clarified as follows:

Courts must not conduct non-essential proceedings in person contrary to local, state, or national directives, whichever is most restrictive, regarding maximum group size.

Governor Abbott has by executive order directed that “every person in Texas shall avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.”

In the present state of disaster, it is critical that courts remain open at all times to handle essential matters.  It is just as critical that procedures be used to avoid risk to court staff and to the public, and that non-essential proceedings be delayed.

Based on the above information, I have ordered all “in person” dockets reset until after May 8, 2020.  This includes initial appearances, show cause hearings, pre-trial, bench trials and jury trials.

The clerk’s office will remain available (as determined by the City of Joshua) by phone, fax, or email during normal city hall business hours and will continue to process motions, pleas, and other filings.  Phone, email, mail and fax communications will still be processed.

This partial closure does not change any warrants, magistrations, or emergency orders.

Thank you,

DeeAnn Strother

Presiding Judge

Joshua Municipal Court

Joshua City Council Emergency Meeting

The Joshua City Council will hold an Emergency Meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Joshua City Hall, located at 101 S. Main St., Joshua, Texas on March 26, 2020.

To submit a public comment, please email it to City Secretary Alice Holloway at aholloway@cityofjoshuatx.us no later than 5:30 pm today.

THIS MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL IS CALLED PURSUANT TO AN EMERGENCY OR URGENT PUBLIC NECESSITY, SPECIFICALLY THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19), IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 551.045 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

City facilities are closed to the public in response to a health emergency specifically Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). This meeting is available via live stream. Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/533084867?pwd=bG9jdTIvRlQwNDZMNnhEWVJrTjNuZz09 Meeting ID: 533 084 867
Password: 004446

Agenda: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15uCH0N2HtCkRIwbREXUyeYBys9i598Y0/view

May 2, 2020 Election postponed

May 2, 2020 Election

Due to the Imminent Threat to Public Health and Safety from the Coronavirus, and Pursuant to a Proclamation from the Governor of Texas, dated March 18, 2020, the City Council postponed the May 2, 2020 election to the November 3, 2020 uniform date.

March 19, 2020 Council Meeting Snapshot

City Council Meetings is a great place to learn about the current events of the City.  For citizens who cannot attend, this snapshot is being provided to serve as a summary of business conducted.  The exact minutes of the meeting will be available in the near future on the council website.

March 19, 2020 Snapshot

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Learn about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), including symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention, treatment, and summary updates.

Click here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Crud Cruiser Cancellation

Message from City of Fort Worth

The City of Fort Worth has declared a State of Emergency due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Efforts to curb the spread of this virus focus on reducing personal contact and restricting public gatherings (social distancing).

With this in mind, the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center has made the difficult decision to cancel all mobile collection events through April 18, 2020. At that time we’ll re-evaluate the necessary cancellation of the remaining mobile events.

Unfortunately, the collection event scheduled on April 18th in Joshua has been impacted by this decision and we’ll not be able to host this event as planned. This was a tough decision to make, but it’s necessary to protect the health of everyone.

The Environmental Collection Center, 6400 Bridge Street, Fort Worth remains open and available for your residents. We commit to keep you informed of any changes or decisions made in a near future.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to working with you in the near future.

Emergency Addendum to the Regular Agenda

Due to the Imminent Threat to Public Health and Safety from the Coronavirus, and Pursuant to a Proclamation from the Governor of Texas dated March 18, 2020, Suspending, in part, Section 41.0052 (a) and (b) of the Texas Election Code, immediate action is required by the City Council.  The City Council will discuss and take action on the proclamation issued on March 18, 2020, by Governor Abbot authorizing all political subdivisions holding a general or special election on May 2, 2020 to postpone their election to the November 3, 2020 uniform date due to the health and safety of voters, election workers, and local election officials, and consideration of an Ordinance regarding same.

Municipal Court Notice

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
JOSHUA MUNICIPAL COURT

Based on a request by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), I have ordered all “in person” dockets reset until after April 25. This includes initial appearances, show cause hearings, pre-trial, bench trials and jury trials.
The clerk’s office will remain (unless the City of Joshua determines otherwise) open during normal city hall business hours and will continue to process motions, pleas, and other filings. Email, mail and fax communications will still be processed.
This partial closure does not change any warrants, magistrations, or emergency orders.
I have consulted with the Department of State Health Services, The Office of Court Administration and the City Manager for the City of Joshua.
Thank you,
DeeAnn Strother
Presiding Judge
Joshua Municipal Court

Coronavirus and Future Meetings

Coronavirus

First and foremost we must prepare but not panic. There is every reason to prepare and absolutely NO reason to panic. It is critical that while this is an ever-changing situation, we remain proactive while staying calm.

There is a nationwide effort to slow down its spread and it’s going to take all of us engaging. One critical factor in to engage in distancing when possible. You can still talk to folks, just do so at a greater distance and avoid touching anyone whenever possible. Avoid large crowds and ensure you wash your hands and such repeatedly throughout the day. If you feel sick…STAY HOME or if needed of course, seek medical care but DO NOT GO OUT otherwise. The more successful we all are with distancing, the more successful we will be in reducing the spread of this virus, with the eventual goal of eradicating it.

As of now, the March 19, 2020 City Council will be held. As always, the meeting will be open to the public. With the recommendation of engaging in distance, the City of Joshua has set up a YouTube channel. All future meetings, starting with the meeting next week, will be posted to the YouTube channel. This will allow all citizens to watch the meeting from home if they do not want to meet in a group setting.

Public Safety is our number one concern. Let’s prepare, be smart, and keep calm.

Town Hall Meeting- April 14, 2020

A Town Hall Community Meeting will be held on April 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will take place at Joshua City Hall, 101 South Main Street, Joshua, TX 76058.

All citizens are welcomed and encourage to attend.

President’s Day -City Holiday

Monday, February 17, 2020 is President’s Day. City offices will be closed in observance of the holiday. Trash service will be collected as regularly scheduled.

Town Hall Meeting

Mayor Joe Hollarn and Council Member Scott Kimble will be holding a Town Hall Community Meeting on February 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will take place at Joshua City Hall, 101 South Main Street, Joshua, TX 76058.

All citizens are welcomed and encourage to attend.

City of Joshua Draft Zoning Ordinance

City of Joshua City Council will be reviewing the draft Zoning Ordinance during the February 20, 2020 City Council Meeting (work session).  Please note that the updates in the draft Zoning Ordinance will not result in any property being rezoned.

Draft Zoning Ordinance

 

 

Live Christmas Tree Pickup

Live Christmas Trees will be picked up on Monday, January 6th and Monday, January 13th by Waste Connections for disposal. Please make sure the tree is 5 feet from the curb.

Trash and Recycling Collection

Trash and Recycling Collection may be running behind today due to the extra waste from the holidays. Please leave trash/recycle out as normal and it will be collected as soon as possible. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING

The City Council will hold a Special-Called Meeting on Monday, December 2, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Joshua City Hall located at 101 S. Main St., Joshua, TX, 76058. This meeting is open to the public and subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.

The agenda and meeting packet may be found below:

AGENDA

MEETING PACKET

NO TRASH SERVICE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019

Trash collection service will not run on Thursday, November 28, 2019, due to Waste Connections’ observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Service will continue as scheduled on Monday, December 2, 2019.

SPECIAL MAYORAL ELECTION RESULTS

The Special Election to fill the mayor vacancy was held Saturday, November 23, 2019, between Joe Hollarn and Robert Fleming. By a vote of 249-235, Hollarn was elected to fulfill the remainder of a 3-year term that began in May 2019.

(This result is unofficial until the votes are canvassed by the city council in an upcoming special called meeting.)