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Message from Mayor David Averitt

haltom city council mayor david averittOn behalf of the City Council I would like to take this opportunity to extend season's greetings to the citizens of Haltom City.

For many of us, the holidays are a time of celebration and also a time to reflect on the year that is passing and prepare for the new year which is about to begin.

I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving, a merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year. May 2017 bring you good health and prosperity.

 

Best wishes,

 

David Averitt

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 Mayor - Haltom City

 

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New Parks and Recreation Director

Christi Pruitt, just promoted to Di­rector of Parks & Recreation in November 2016, is a familiar…
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Fire Services Bd T-Shirt Sale

The Haltom City Fire Services Board has t-shirts for sale. These would make great gifts for the…
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KHCB Business of 4Q - Petworld

Representatives from Keep Haltom City Beautiful and the city of Haltom City joined Mayor Pro-Tem…
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Submit Your Community Event

One of the things we hear most often about why people love Haltom City is it’s “small town feel”.…
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HCPL's Holiday Story Time - Dec 15

The Haltom City Public Library will be hosting a Holiday Bedtime Story Time on Thursday, December…
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Crossroads N'Letter - Dec/Jan

The December 2016/January 2017 Crossroads City Newsletter is available for download.
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New Textile Recycling Service

The City of Haltom City is now offering an exciting new service which will allow residents to…

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Haltom City Citizen Survey

Haltom City, in partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington’s Institute of Urban Studies,…
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2016 N'hood Decorating Contest

It's time once again for the annual Neighborhood Decorating Contest (NDC). This is the 20th year…
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Veterans Memorial Site Dedication

The City of Haltom City honored our country’s heroes on Veterans Day on November 11, 2016. The…
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2017 Haltom Stampede - Feb 11

Left Mark your calendars for our 31st Annual Haltom Stampede 5K & Fun Run Celebration on Saturday,…
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Fund the Fabulous Five

Every month, for less than a cup of coffee, you can help fund special projects throughout Haltom…
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Test Your Smoke Alarms

The Haltom City Fire/Rescue Department reminds you that every bedroom in your house needs a working…
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Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County

Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County just recently opened a new facility here in Haltom City, located…

Belknap Revitalization

The Envision Belknap Revitalization Plan was adopted by the City Council and the City's Economic Development Corporation in March of 2007. This plan was put together by an expert team of consultants (Kimberly-Horn and Associates and Townscapes, Inc.), citizens and business stakeholders through an inclusive public participation plan.

The Primary Comprehensive Land Use Strategy of Envision Belknap was to develop an overlay ordinance to further legally preserve the ideals and visions described in the plan for the Belknap Corridor. In April of 2007, City Planning Staff and the City's Planning and Zoning Commission began investigating other cities using overlay ordinances as a redevelopment tool aimed at spurring an increase in development for the older commercial Belknap Corridor.

As with the Envision Belknap Plan, the City hired a professional consultant Mr. Dennis Wilson of Townscapes, Inc. to help the City Staff and the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission to develop the Zoning Overlay District Standards for the Belknap Corridor. Mr. Wilson prepared a draft document and several public presentations explained the concept of a form based zoning overlay district. During these presentations input was taken from potentially affected business and property owners, residents, tenants and other stakeholders within the corridor. A final draft of the Belknap Corridor Zoning Overlay District Standards was adopted by the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission on April 22, 2008.

A zoning overlay district using form-based codes is a land use pattern that allows a variety of housing types to exist among neighborhood-serving commercial and institutional uses and employment opportunities. Form based overlay zoning encourages the development of compact, pedestrian scaled neighborhoods and commercial centers intermingled with one another.  Form Based Overlay Zoning recognizes the market demand for new residential and commercial development within compact, pedestrian friendly districts. These code standards work in conjunction with proactive development of pocket parks, plazas and the creation of public spaces to create a small town main street environment along the Belknap Corridor.

Download PDF file of Envision Belknap study.

The status of existing residences, businesses, uses and all buildings will not change. Existing businesses, uses, and buildings would all be allowed to continue indefinitely provided that they are not expanded, reconstructed, or otherwise modified from their current footprint. No time limit or expiration of this non-conforming status is proposed in this overlay district.

Library News/Events

Paperback Book Sale - Jan 9-14

haltom city public library lobbyThe Friends of the Haltom City Public Library will be hosting a Paperback Book Sale January 9-14, 2017. Snuggle up with a good book on these chilly nights.

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HCPL's Holiday Story Time - Dec 15

hcpl holiday storytimeThe Haltom City Public Library will be hosting a Holiday Bedtime Story Time on Thursday, December 15th at 6:30 p.m.

Featuring Santa & Mrs. Claus. Wear your pajamas (Mom & Dad too!). Don’t forget to bring your camera for a photo with Mr. & Mrs. Clause. There will be a holiday craft, a puppet show and holiday stories.

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Family Movie Night - Dec 12

prancerJoin us at the Haltom City Public Library for our Monthly Movie Night on December 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. December's feature film is 1985's "Prancer".

When 9-year-old Rebecca Harrell, stumbles across one of Santa’s reindeers, Prancer, in the forest, no one will believe her. Rebecca’s father comes across the wounded Prancer but it magically vanishes before his eyes. Rebecca nurses Prancer back to health in secret.

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'16 Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners

haltom city library pumpkin contest 2016 8The Haltom City Public Library's 2016 Pumpkin Decorating Contest entries can be seen below. Winners are noted in the caption below each picture.

There were four age categories:

  • Ages 5-8
  • Ages 9-12
  • Ages 13-17 (none entered)
  • Adults 18 & older

Thanks to all who entered, and take note that there will be a 2017 contest next year!

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Parks & Rec News/Events

2017 Haltom Stampede - Feb 11

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haltom stampede february 11 2017Mark your calendars for our 31st Annual Haltom Stampede 5K & Fun Run Celebration on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Be a part of one of Tarrant County’s longest running races! Registration is now available online. The Fun Run starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9:00 a.m.

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New Parks and Recreation Director

haltom city parks recreation director christi pruittChristi Pruitt, just promoted to Di­rector of Parks & Recreation in November 2016, is a familiar face in Haltom City, serving as the Recreation Supervisor for the last 12 years. She joined Haltom City in December of 2004 and re-opened the Recreation Center after renovations, adding top-of-the-line fitness equipment, new classes, community events, and reviv­ing old classes and sports programs. Through the years, Christi has grown the Recreation Center and its pro­grams and has developed many relationships with residents and business owners in the process.

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Veterans Memorial Site Dedication

haltom city veterans dedication november 2016 veteransThe City of Haltom City honored our country’s heroes on Veterans Day on November 11, 2016. The ceremony was held at the North end of Haltom Road Park. City officials, the Veterans Memorial Committee and staff were present to conduct a site dedication for our new Veterans Memorial Structure that will be coming soon to Haltom Road Park.

It will be a place where citizens can come together to reflect on love of country and the price of freedom. A photo album is posted on our Facebook page and a video of the event is posted below. A groundbreaking will take place in spring, 2017.

 

 

Winter 250' Softball League

haltom city north park softballParks & Recreation will be offering a 2017 Winter Softball 250 feet League that will play at North Park. Outfield fences will be brought in to 250 feet to shorten the playing field and make for an exciting and challenging game, including unlimited home runs over the short fence. Registration begins Monday, November 21, and ends December 30...or until leagues are full

Register online here, starting November 21, 2016. The season will begin in early January, 2017.

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