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

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Public Hearing Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY COUNCIL OF JOSHUA, TEXAS, WILL CONDUCT A PUBLIC HEARING TO OBTAIN PUBLIC INPUT REGARDING NEW EXEMPTION OF “GOODS IN TRANSIT” – LOCAL OPTION TAX ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2007 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT JOSHUA CITY HALL, 101 SOUTH MAIN, JOSHUA, TEXAS.

Joshua P&Z will meet Monday, November 5

The Joshua Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Workshop at 6:30 p.m. and a Regular Session at 7:00 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, TX on November 5, 2007. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas. It is possible that a quorum of the City Council will attend, but members of the City Council will not participate in the meeting.
P&Z Agenda

Message re: City's Intent to Issue Certificate of Obligation Bonds

Many citizens have probably read the notices in the paper regarding the City of
Joshua’s intent to issue Certificate of Obligation bonds in the amount of $775,000, and several citizens have received a flier that is being distributed regarding this issue. The public notice that appeared in the newspaper includes language that is required by State law and Security and Exchange Commission requirements which is intended to clarify for the public the reason the debt is being issued and how it will be repaid, but, unfortunately, this language creates some confusion. The information in the following link is intended to help clarify this issue. Message re COs Please contact City Hall at 817-558-7447 if you have additional questions.

City Council Meeting October 18th

The City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday October 18th with a work session beginning at 6:30 pm and a regular meeting beginning at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at City Hall in the Council Chambers located at 101 S. Main Street. Click the following link to view the meeting agenda. October Council Agenda

Council to hold public hearing on gas well applications October 18

The City Council of the City of Joshua, Texas will convene a public hearing on October 18, 2007 to obtain public input regarding applications submitted by Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Inc. to drill three (3) gas wells, Sandlin Heritage 1-H, A1-H & A2-H, at a well pad site located approximately 1,000 feet north of Running Brook Drive in the Joshua Meadows Subdivision. The public hearing will be held in the Joshua City Council Chambers located at 101 South Main, Joshua, Texas. The meeting will convene at 7:00 p.m.
Gas Well Applications Public Hearing Notice

Council to hold public hearing on Joshua Meadows Addition zoning

The City Council of the City of Joshua, Texas, will hold a public hearing on October 18, 2007 to consider establishing a zoning district of PD – Planned Development and consider a development plan on 351.80 acres located in the McKinney & Williams Survey, Abstract No. 636; the BBB&C Railroad Company Survey, Abstract No. 102; and the W. H. Miller Survey, Abstract No. 603; also known as the Joshua Meadows Addition. The public hearing will be held in the Joshua City Council Chambers at 101 South Main, Joshua, Texas. The public hearing will convene at 7:00 p.m.
Joshua Meadows Zoning Public Hearing Notice

4B Economic Development Board meets October 9

The Joshua 4B Economic Development Corporation Board will hold a Regular Session at 7:00 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, TX on October 9, 2007. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.
October 4B Agenda

4A Economic Development Board meets October 9

The Joshua 4A Economic Development Corporation Board will hold a Regular Session at 5:30 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, TX on October 9, 2007. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.
October 4A Agenda

Joshua P&Z will meet in Special Session Monday October 8

The Joshua Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Special Session at 7:00 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, TX on October 8, 2007. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas. It is possible that a quorum of the City Council will attend, but members of the City Council will not participate in the meeting.
P&Z Special Session Agenda
Joshua Meadows Zoning Public Hearing Notice

Council holds public hearing on mobile home park ordinance

On October 18, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. during their regular meeting to be held at Joshua City Council Chambers in the City Hall, the Joshua City Council will hold a public hearing regarding amending City of Joshua Zoning Ordinance #366-2003 by deleting Section 19: MH Mobile Home Park and Section 20: MHS – Mobile Home Subdivision District and adopting an ordinance establishing regulations for manufactured housing in the city and prohibiting installation of mobile homes.
Public Hearing Notice

Joshua Meadows Zoning Hearing October 8th

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Joshua will hold a public hearing on October 8, 2007 at 7:00 pm to consider making a recommendation to the City Council to establish a zoning district of PD – Planned Development in the Joshua Meadows Addition. The City Council will hold a public hearing to consider this zoning change request October 18, 2007 at 7:00 pm.  Click here to view hearing notice.

 

The purpose of this zoning request is to correct procedural errors made when the PD zoning district was originally adopted. This will not change any requirements or what exists today, will not affect your taxes, and will have no impact on property owners and residents in Joshua Meadows. This zoning does not have any relationship to gas well drilling proposed in the area.

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Monday Oct 1st

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a Workshop at 6:30 pm and a Regular Session at 7:00 pm on October 1st at City Hall, Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, TX 76058. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas. It is possible that a quorum of the City Council will attend, but members of the City Council will not participate in the meeting. Click here to view the agenda.P&Z Agenda 10/1

City of Joshua Fall Clean-up October 12-14

It’s time to clean out the garage and spruce up your yard!

The City of Joshua and the Joshua Street Department are pleased to announce the arrival of Fall Clean-Up. From 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on October 12 through October 14, bring your trash, brush and limbs, old furniture and/or furnishings and anything else that you’re tired of looking at. There will be five dumpsters available for use at:

City of Joshua Street Department
104 W. 12th Street
Joshua, Texas 76058

Click Here for Map

Paint, refrigerators, anything with a compressor and pesticides will not be allowed.

Any tires and batteries disposed of will have a five dollar fee for each due to disposal fees for the City of Joshua.

Please help to keep our city clean and participate in the City of Joshua’s Fall Clean-Up!

Joshua City Council meets September 18

The Joshua City Council will hold a Work Session at 6:30 p.m. and a Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on September 18, 2007. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.
Click for September Agenda

Notice of Vote on Tax Rate

The City of Joshua conducted public hearings on a proposal to increase the total tax revenues of the City of Joshua from properties on the tax roll in the preceding year by 5.77 percent on August 21, 2007 at 7:00 PM and September 11, 2007 at 6:30 PM. The City of Joshua is scheduled to vote on the tax rate that will result in that tax increase at a public meeting to be held on September 18, 2007, at 7:00 PM at Joshua City Hall, 101 S. Main St., Joshua, TX.
Copy of Notice

Upcoming board and council sessions

The Joshua City Council will hold its monthly session at 7:00 p.m., September 18. The Joshua Planning & Zoning Commission will hold its next monthly session at 7:00 p.m., October 1. Both sessions will be held in the Council Chambers, Joshua City Hall, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas.

2007 Property tax rates in the City of Joshua

This notice concerns 2007 property tax rates for City of Joshua. It presents information about three tax rates.

Last year’s tax rate is the actual rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year’s effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year’s rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers can start tax rollback procedures.

In each case, these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.

See the attached notice for details on the calculations. NoticeOfEffectiveTaxRate–CityofJoshua-2007

Notice of public hearing on tax increase

The City of Joshua will hold a public hearing on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax roll in the preceding tax year by 5.77 percent (percentage by which proposed tax rate exceeds lower of rollback tax rate or effective tax calculated under Chapter 26, Tax Code). Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted.

The public hearing will be held on August 21, 2007 at 7:00 PM and September 11, 2007 at 6:30 PM at Joshua City Hall, 101 S. Main St., Joshua, TX. See notice for more details: noticeofpublichearing-cityofjoshua-2007.pdf