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Haltom City, TX  76117
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FY2017-18 Budget

The Haltom City Council will conduct Public Hearings for the Fiscal Year 2017 – 2018 budget for the City of Haltom City and Crime Control and Prevention District at 7:00 p.m. on August 28, 2017 and September 11, 2017 at 5024 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City, TX 76117. The public is invited to attend and provide comment.


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.


The Highway Department has re-opened both the Westbound Frontage Road at Denton Highway and the Haltom Road/Beach Street Exit off of Westbound Loop 820. Presently, it is not known whether this will be a temporary measure or not. If traffic on the Haltom Road/Beach Street Exit Ramp backs up onto Loop 820, the Highway Department will re-close this exit.

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Veterans Memorial Fundraiser - Aug 26

Don’t miss the Haltom City Veterans Memorial Park Fundraiser on Saturday, August 26th at the…
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$182,000 Raised for HC Students

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CERT Classes Start Sept 18

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AIC Fall Gallery Night - Sept 9

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2017 Trinity Trash Bash - Sept 30

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NT Giving Day - Sept 14

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Mosquito Monitoring & Prevention

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Classes Offered at Recreation Center

A variety of reasonably priced classes are offered at by Haltom City Parks & Recreation. You may…

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3rd Positive WNV Sample

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Clear the Shelters - Aug 19

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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

Sing-A-Long Afternoon - Aug 14

haltom city public library logoCome sing along to your favorite musicals! Lyric sheets and popcorn provided.

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Super Science Saturdays - Sept 2

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 September 2, 2017 will be Bone Detective!

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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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HCPL's Weekly Story Times

haltom city library imaginationThe Haltom City Public Library hosts a series of Story Times throughout the week. Activities can include bubbles, songs, stories, a craft, a movie, parachute play or other surprises.

The Library is located at 4809 Haltom Rd. For more information call the Library at 817-222-7786.

All story times are 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.


Pre-School Story Time - Thursdays

Appropriate for ages 3 and older; puppet show on the first Thursday of each month.

Toddler Time - Fridays

Appropriate for ages 2 and younger.

Bi-lingual Story Time - Wednesdays

Appropriate for ages infant – age 5; bilingual stories in English & Spanish.


The Library also hosts special story times throughout the year, including during the annual Summer Reading Program in June and July.

Parks & Rec News/Events

Fall Youth Soccer Leagues

haltom city hot shots soccerHaltom City Parks & Recreation is offering soccer for boys and girls, ages 3 to 10 as part of their fall, 2017 youth leagues.The season starts in September and games will be played in Haltom City.

  • Ages 3 - 6, cost is $45/player
  • Ages 8 & under, cost is $85/player
  • Ages 10 & under, cost $95/player

Coaches and officials are needed. Registration deadline is Au­gust 26th and the season will start in September. Register now...online or in person at the Haltom City Recreation Center, 4809 Broadway Ave.

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Fall Adult Softball

asa softball haltom city parks recreationRegistration for the 2017 Haltom City Parks & Recreation Adult Fall Softball League is now under way. Cost is $300 per team...save $20 if you register by August 1. Co-ed league will play on Thursday nights & the men’s league will play on Friday nights. All games are played at North Park. The season will begin in September.

Register online here or in person at the Haltom City Recreation Center, located at 4839 Broadway Ave.

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Veterans Memorial Fundraiser - Aug 26

haltom city veterans memorial renderingDon’t miss the Haltom City Veterans Memorial Park Fundraiser on Saturday, August 26th at the American Legion Post #655, located at 2817 Carson St. in Haltom City. The festivities begin at 12:00 p.m. with memory expert Ron White, who will be writing the names of the fallen soldiers from Afghanistan by memory on a memorial wall. This is a powerful and mov­ing experience, taking several hours to complete.

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Haltom City Veterans Memorial

haltom city texas veterans memorial groundbreakingConstruction will begin this summer on our Veterans Memorial at Haltom Road Park. This memorial will serve to honor the courage and sacrifice made by our veterans and first responders. A site dedication was held on November 11, 2016 and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 21, 2017.

Haltom City is currently accepting donations that will fund accents and amenities to the memorial, including a water fountain, gazebo, additional parking and a new restroom facility. There will be a fundraiser on August 26, 2017 at American Legion Post #655.

Donations can be made through a recurring deduction on the financial account residents use to pay their water bill or by making a one-time donation. A recurring deduction can be made by filling out this form and selecting the Veterans Memorial Fund. If you would like to make a one-time donation please contact the City Manager's Office at 817-222-7748.