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Notice of Public Hearing-FY 2020-2021 Budget

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Joshua, Texas will hold a public hearing on September 17, 2020 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, 2020 and ending September 30, 2021.  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 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 $10,794 which is a 0.39% 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 $91,593.

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.

Notice of Public Hearing- 101 E. 20th Street

Notice is hereby given that the City of Joshua City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the request for zoning change from the Restricted Commercial District (C-1) to the Residential Single Family District (R-1) a 0.321 acre tract of land located in the College Addition, Lot 1 Block 3 locally known as 101 E. Twentieth St. (20th) Joshua, Johnson County, Texas 76058. The purpose of this request is to allow usage of the property as a Single Family Residential home.

The City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on September 17, 2020 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 agendas for each meeting will contain appropriate information.

Missed Trash on July 16, 2020

Please note that if your trash was missed today, please leave it out. The truck will be back tomorrow morning. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Public Hearing – Zoning Change- 312 and 316 County Rd. 904

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 Notice is hereby given that the City of Joshua City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider the request for zoning change from the Agricultural District (A) – to the Industrial District (I) on a 7.5 acre tract of land generally located on the west side of State Highway 174, approximately 732 feet west of Wagon Wheel Rd, and north of County Rd. 904, locally known as 312 and 316 County Rd. 904, Joshua, Johnson County, Texas 76058. The purpose of this request is to  allow  for a light fabrication and assembly of processed materials.

The City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on July 27, 2020 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 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- Zoning Change- 1524 S. Broadway

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that the City of Joshua City Council will conduct  a public hearing to consider the request for zoning change from the C-2 General Commercial and I Industrial Districts- to the PD, Planned Development District on a 5.99 acre tract of land generally located on the west side of State Highway 174, east of Wagon Wheel, approximately 820 feet north of FM 904, locally known as 1524 South Broadway, Joshua, Johnson County, Texas 76058. This property is located within the Joshua Station Overlay District. The purpose of this request is to allow for a multipurpose events center.

The City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on July 27, 2020 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 either meeting or both meetings will be conducted in City Council Chambers or virtually. The posted agendas for each meeting will contain appropriate information.

Independence Day

City offices are closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen Monday, July 6.

Notice of Public Hearing-Zoning Change-510 Conveyor Drive

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 zoning change from Agricultural District to the R-1, Single Family Residential District on a 1.59 acre tract of land generally located at the southwest corner of Conveyor Drive and County Road 800-A, legally known as 510 Conveyor Drive, Joshua, Johnson County, Texas 76028.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will conduct its public hearing on July 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM and the City Council will conduct its public hearing and consideration on July 16, 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.

Outdoor Warning Sirens-Testing

The Joshua Fire Department will begin testing the Outdoor Warning Siren  System on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm. These monthly audible tests are meant to ensure the sirens are working properly and to help prepare for any severe weather or other emergency situation that threatens Joshua.
Before the monthly test begins, an initial test will be conducted this Wednesday at 1:00 pm to ensure that all sirens are working correctly.

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.