5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
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The City Council recently approved a $2.50 convenience fee for all credit/debit card payments for all City departments that take credit cards, effective March 16, 2017. This applies to all credit & debit card payments for water/sewer bills, municipal court fees, permit fees, library, recreation and all other payments.

The reason for adding the fee is to recoup the payment card interchange fees imposed by credit card processing companies. For FY2016, Haltom City paid approximately $150,000 for payment interchange fees.


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'17 Super Kids Summer Camp

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Veterans Memorial Park Fund

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'17 Summer Reading Club

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Message from Mayor David Averitt

Dear Citizen,

haltom city council mayor david averittLet me first say, what an honor it has been for me to serve as Mayor of Haltom City. In May 2015, I asked for this job, and have pledged my experience, independence, and passion for public service, to listen to you and work tirelessly to deliver results.

While I am pleased with what we have accomplished together so far, it was Will Rogers who reminds us “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”. Haltom City is experiencing levels of opportunity and progress that are nearly unequaled in our history, and our future is one of further growth and great potential. These will only be achieved by our coming together and working as a unified community. For the past sixty six years, the people of Haltom City have added to the foundation of civic achievement on which we stand. Each generation worked hard to shape a bright future for themselves and their families.


Since assuming office, the City Council and I have worked diligently to create new initiatives and address the following areas of concerns which were highlighted by many citizens during our recent public forums:

Raising Community Standards
We are seriously addressing the quality of all public facilities, ensuring only optimum engineering, and incorporating advanced technology to better communicate with citizens. Going forward, we must demonstrate pride in ownership!

Frequent and Accessible Town Hall Meetings
To ensure the City Council’s priorities are in line with our community’s, we held approximately 20 Town Hall meetings where we discussed issues ranging from economic development, code enforcement, citizen engagement and the need for embracing new technology.

Increased Transparency
As good stewards of public funds, the City Council now requires line item budgets be prepared and used during our annual budget meetings, as this allows us to fully identify and understand where all public funds will be spent, prior to their allocation.

Employee Retention Program
For far too long our city employees have been underappreciated. This past year, the City Council began the process of addressing our employee pay structure, the competitiveness of employee benefits, and fully implementing an employee retention policy.

Veterans Memorial
The City Council recently appointed a Veterans Memorial committee to facilitate the creation of a Veterans Memorial to be located on parkland currently owned by Haltom City. We expect to have this project completed by fall, 2017.

Public Arts Master Plan
The City Council recently adopted the creation of a Public Arts Master Plan, and will soon appoint a Committee which will be composed of five members selected by the Mayor and ratified by the City Council. This Committee will advise the City Council on matters related to a public arts program, including ways to create an enhanced visual environment for Haltom City residents; commemorate the City’s rich cultural and ethnic diversity; integrate the design work of artists into the development of the City’s capital infrastructure improvements; and promote economic vitality in the City through the artistic design of public spaces.

Municipal Government Internship Program
The Municipal Government Internship Program exposes students to career opportunities in local government while developing and strengthening profession skills in a work environment that enriches the academic experience. Throughout the City’s departments are a wide range of internship opportunities for almost every major. Internship opportunities and duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Development Department – Perform various entry-level professional planning and case processing duties and assist in a wide variety of studies and research projects which may include report writing, statistical calculations, computer work, and other related activities. Research, develop, and apply for grants from state and federal agencies and prepare necessary reports on the progress of grant projects, reorganize, catalog, and manage historical files and assist in the development of productivity analysis reports.
  • Fire Department – Track compliance, develop statistical reports, research current businesses, and file permits on citywide hazardous material usage.
  • Human Resources Department – Assist in the citywide study of employee classification and compensation, answer benefit inquiries and assist in establishing policies and procedures.
  • Library Department – Assist the public in the use of electronic equipment and resources in the Library; assist Library Technicians in providing service at the customer help desks, and help in providing basic computer workshops to staff and the public.

While I am pleased to report that we are meeting our goals for the previous twelve months, I’m not satisfied...as much work remains to be done. The City Council and I will soon begin preparing a budget for fiscal year 2016/2017, where we will collaboratively tackle such pressing issues as:

Economic Development
We must take full advantage of and further develop our geographic strengths by enlisting the support of a Master Planned Development firm who will evaluate our entire city and assist with formulating a comprehensive plan to manage long and short term growth so that we may more accurately allocate city resources and improve infrastructure. Additionally, we must continue to develop relationships with large community stakeholders to facilitate much needed development along vital corridors.

Parks and Recreational System
We must continue to work and ensure our park and recreational system remains second to none. We must also adopt a ‘Standards of Operation’ manual for both city staff and citizens in order to best observe the high standards for which our parks are being held.

Transparency
We must continue to require line item budgets be utilized during our budget process so that we may understand where all tax dollars are spent prior to their allocation. Copies of a line item budget will also be placed at City Hall, and Library for anyone to view.

Public Arts Master Plan
Assisting this newly appointed committee to evaluate our entire Community and determine where best to strategically place public art. Long term, this will be a key element in raising our standards and attracting retail development.

Develop a More Aggressive Street Maintenance Program
We must utilize voter approved reallocation of sales tax dollars in our street maintenance fund to more aggressively address our aging infrastructure needs.

Code Enforcement
We must adequately fund and equip our Code Enforcement Department with the resources and tools necessary as they are one of the important keys in facilitating the revitalization of our neighborhoods.

Redundancy
We must continue to review all departments for areas of redundancy and possibilities of improved services and increased efficiency.


Governing is a team business by design and the City Council and I are committed to maintaining high standards demanded by our residents As citizen leaders we all have the obligation to be creative and resourceful in our approach to these challenges. As part of a newly implemented management approach, we now include department leadership and ideas from all city employees in addressing our every-day problems. I want to thank our entire management team and employees for meeting challenging spending targets, as our continued vigilance on fiscal issues is imperative.

Looking ahead, I am confident that Council Administration will continue to scrutinize each allocation of public funds to ensure we are getting the most "bang for our buck", remain accountable and transparent to the citizens and work tirelessly to deliver the high quality levels of services which our residents deserve. We will continue holding Town Hall meetings throughout the year to ensure the City Council’s priorities remain in line with those of our citizenry.

As Mayor, I want to say what a privilege it is to serve the citizens of our great community. While Haltom City has its challenges, we also have many people who are willing to help carry the weight going forward. I hope you’ll become a part of that team.

 

Respectfully,

 

David Averitt

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Mayor - City of Haltom City

 

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Library News/Events

'17 Summer Reading Club

haltom city 2017 summer reading clubThe Haltom City Library's annual Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the HC Public Library, kicked off on Friday, June 2nd at 2:00 p.m. with magician James Wand. The library will be hoppin’ with lots of activities. First start your vacation off and register for the Summer Reading Club. Pick up your reading logs and keep track of the time as you read. It’s easy. Remember...kids who read over the summer months maintain their skills and are better prepared to start school in the fall.

You can register online for the Summer Reading Club here and you can log your reading online here.

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Super Science Saturdays - July 1

haltom city library super science saturdaysThe first Saturday of each month, from 9 - 10:00 a.m., we explore different scientific concepts at the Haltom City Public Library. There are hands-on activities appropriate for ages 6 – 12. It’s free and there is no registration. The topic on July 1. 2017 will be Fossils!

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HCPL's Ladies' Night Out - Aug 12

haltom city public library texasThe Haltom City Library's 2017 Ladies' Night Out will offer a chance to enjoy a night out meeting new friends and mingling with old ones. Women 18 years and older will be treated to a scrumptious dinner catered by Chef Tyler. There will be a silent auction, raffles, shopping from vendors and many new things this year!

For those who purchase a ticket between now and June 24th the price is $39 and your name will be entered into a prize drawing. For those who purchase after June 24st the ticket price is $45 and you will not be eligible for the drawing.

If you have a business and would like to be a sponsor, please contact Lesly Smith at 817-222-7791.

Purchase your discounted ticket for Ladies Night Out by Saturday, June 17th and be placed in a drawing for a beautiful, Swarovski bracelet ($90 value).

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HCPL's Summer Teen Activities

haltom city public library logoThe Haltom City Library will be hosting a variety of teen activities in the summer of 2017.

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Parks & Rec News/Events

Young Rembrandts Art Camp

young rembrandtsThe Haltom City Recreation Center is excited this summer to be offering art camps and workshops for kids ages 6 to 12 from Young Rembrandts. Get ready for summer fun as your budding artist explores art with Young Rembrandts. As always, Young Rembrandts provides a fun and creative environment where your child will learn how to draw and explore his or her artistic skills. Discover the fantastic world of drawing and Young Rembrandts. You may register online here.

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Oh Baby! Fitness

haltom city recreation oh baby fitnessOh Baby! Fitness offers the widest variety of pregnancy and mom & baby exercise classes in the U.S.A. Oh Baby! Fitness offers pregnant women and new moms a way to work out with their babies and gain support from other women. All of our instructors are specifically certified to teach prenatal and postnatal fitness courses, so exercise is fun and safe. Oh Baby! Fitness classes include toning/fitness/yoga combo.

Call 214-643-6774 for more information.

 

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Bowmen Summer Sports Camps

bowmen sportsThe Haltom City Recreation Center is thrilled to be offering summer sports camps for kids ages 6 to 13 from Bowmen Sports. Have fun mastering new skills through drills and game play. Learn from a knowledgeable and dedicated group of coaches. Each week has a different theme! Bring a snack, water, and gym shoes. Each weekly sports camp is $60 and meets from 1 - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday in the gym at the Recreation Center, located at 4839 Broadway Ave.

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Summer Rec Youth Leagues

haltom city parks recreation logoGirls Volleyball

Girls ages 10-14 will love our summer volleyball league. Games are played on Friday nights with one practice per week. Cost is $30/individual or $250/team.

Co-Ed Blast Ball

Boys and girls ages 3-5 can join this modified t-ball league. Season will last six weeks with one game with one practice per week. Cost is $40/individual.

 Basketball

Sign up for our co-ed summer basketball league for 9-12 year olds. Season is six weeks long with one practice per week. Cost is $50/individual. LEAGUE IS FULL


Register in person at the Haltom City Recreation Center (4839 Broadway Ave.) or online.

Volunteer coaches are always needed. Parents, older siblings, friends, and neighbors can help make a difference. Call the Haltom City Recreation Center today for more information, 817-831-6464.

 

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