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City Council Regular Meeting Thursday Feb. 21st 6:30 pm

The Joshua City Council will hold a work session at 6:30 pm and a regular meeting at 7:00 pm Thursday February 21, 2008 in the Council Chambers at Joshua City Hall located at 101 South Main Joshua, TX 76058. This is an open meeting, open to the public and subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the state of Texas. Click the link to view the agenda. Feb 21 Council Agenda

CITY OF JOSHUA COUNCIL ELECTION, MAY 10, 2008

A GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON MAY 10, 2008 TO ELECT A MAYOR AND COUNCILMEMBERS FOR PLACE #1, #3 AND #5.

  • Filing will be held from February 9 through March 10
  • Candidate filing packets may be picked up in the City Secretary’s office during regular office hours.
  • Additional election information is available by calling City Secretary, Mary Beth Thomas at 817-558-7447.
  • Click Here to View this Notice in Spanish

    REMEMBER TO REGISTER TO VOTE!

    The deadline to register to vote is April 10, 2008 in order to be eligible to vote in the May 10, 2008 General Election. Joshua City Secretary, Mary Beth Thomas, advises that all registered voters should be in possession of a salmon-colored card issued in Jan. 2008. If you are unable to locate your card, please contact the Voter Registrar for Johnson County at 817-556-6197.

    Due to the new Help American Vote Act, it is very important for voters to bring either their voter registration card or proper identification to the polling places.

    For additional information, please contact the Joshua City Secretary at 817-558-7447.
    Click Here to View this Notice in Spanish

    4B Board to meet Tuesday, February 12

    The Joshua 4B Economic Development Corporation Board will hold a Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, Council Chambers, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on February 12, 2008. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.
    4B Meeting Agenda

    4A Board to meet Tuesday, February 12

    The Joshua 4A Economic Development Corporation Board will hold a Regular Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on February 12, 2008. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.
    4A Meeting Agenda

    City institutes recycling program for non-landfill waste

    The City of Joshua has implemented a re-cycling program for the following items:

    Cell Phones
    Ink Jet Cartridges
    DVD Movies and Video Games
    Laptop/Notebook Computer
    MP3 Music Players
    Digital Cameras
    Batteries for these items

    Just bring these items to City Hall and staff will send them to the re-cycling center. The most important reason for this program:

    Keeps these items out of the landfills!

    City of Joshua announces February 7 Town Hall Meeting to discuss City’s Comprehensive Plan

    The City of Joshua is inviting all Joshua residents and business owners to a Town Hall Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 7 at the Joshua Community Room located at 907 South Broadway. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public input on the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

    The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range plan to direct the growth and physical development of a community for a 20 to 30 year period. The purpose is to plan for ultimate development of the community including utility, transportation and public facility needs. Discussions will include a variety of topics related to growth and development including visioning exercises to engage public input about what Joshua will look like at build out. Attendance and participation of all members of the community is encouraged.

    “We are excited to have this opportunity to hear the community’s input as we plan for Joshua’s future growth. We hope to have as much community participation as possible as Joshua enters an important growth phase over the next several years,” said Mayor Merle Breitenstein.
    Comp Plan Town Hall Agenda

    City of Joshua garbage pickup procedures

    Garbage pickup in the City of Joshua will remain on the same schedule for 2008. Garbage is collected from Joshua residents’ homes Tuesdays and Fridays between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. All garbage must be placed at curbside by 7:00 a.m. to insure pick-up for the day. Holiday weeks may only have one garbage pick-up day.

    The City of Joshua recommends that residents put out their garbage bags and containers for pick-up as close as possible to the 7:00 a.m. deadline to minimize interference with the garbage by animals. The city also requests that residents retrieve any garbage containers as soon as possible after pick-up to prevent potential hazards and other damage from empty containers blowing into the streets.

    Residents can call IESI at 817.222.2221 with any additional service questions or information requests.

    Johnson County implements countywide burn ban

    On January 15, Johnson County implemented a burn ban policy for the county. No open flames are permitted either inside or outside the city limits of Johnson County municipalities. The ban will be in effect until April 14, 2008 unless extended or rescinded by the county. The ban was instituted by County Judge Harmon and the County Commissioners. Fires inside residential fireplaces are not included in the ban.

    Joshua P&Z will meet Monday, January 7

    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 January 7, 2008. 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

    Joshua 4A Board will not meet in January

    The Joshua 4A Economic Development Corporation Board will not meet during the month of January. See the city website for further notices of meetings times for the 4A board.

    City offices holiday closing schedule

    The City of Joshua offices will be closed December 24 and 25 in celebration of the Christmas holiday and on January 1 for New Year’s Day. Additionally, City of Joshua offices will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 21. Merry Christmans and Happy New Year!

    City Council to meet Thursday, December 20

    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 December 20, 2007. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.
    December 20 Council Agenda

    CITY OF JOSHUA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

    On January 7, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. during their regular meeting to be held at Joshua City Council Chambers in the City Hall, the Joshua Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing, to consider making a recommendation to the City Council to establish a zoning district of PD – Planned Development and consider a concept plan on 6.3 acres located in the McKinney & Williams Survey, Abstract No. 636, more commonly known as 531 Cooper Lane, Joshua, Texas.

    On January 17, 2008 at 700 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 this request.

    Any interested party is encouraged to provide written comments prior to the commencement of the meeting or speak at the public hearing.

    CITY OF JOSHUA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

    On January 7, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. during their regular meeting to be held at Joshua City Council Chambers in the City Hall, the City of Joshua Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider making a recommendation to the City Council regarding a request to change the zoning from “C1” Restricted Commercial to “R-1” Single Family Residential on a one acre tract of land out of the W. P. Gentry Survey, Abstract No. 547, Tract 6, more commonly known as 1424 N. Main St., Joshua, Texas.

    On January 17, 2008 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 this request.

    Any interested party is encouraged to provide written comments prior to the commencement of the meeting or speak at the public hearing.

    Chesapeake requests continuance until January 17 council

    Chesapeake Energy requested a formal continuance from the city of Joshua for the council hearing scheduled on December 20, 2007. Chesapeake requested to be placed on the council session agenda on January 17, 2008 for discussion of the Sandlin-Heritage “A” pads.

    No need for alarm over city alarm sounding

    The alarm system in Joshua was set off this afternoon due to a technical malfunction. The Joshua Fire Department is currently working to turn off the alarm as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    4A & 4B Economic Development Board sessions December 11

    The Joshua 4A Economic Development Corporation Board will hold a Regular Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on December 11, 2007. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.
    4A Board December Agenda

    The Joshua 4B Economic Development Corporation Board will hold a Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Joshua City Hall, 101 S. Main, Joshua, Texas on December 11, 2007. This is an open meeting, open to the public, subject to the Open Meeting Laws of the State of Texas.
    4B Board December Agenda