Tarrant County Elections posts unofficial May 6 General Election results

Tarrant County Elections has posted the unofficial results for the May 6 General Election online.

City Councilmembers Place 3 and Place 4 were up for election. The City Council will have a special meeting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16 to canvass the election. The newly elected City Council members will serve at that nights meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. That meeting will include a reception for the new councilmembers.

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Results from the February 21 City Council meeting

Southlake City Council members held their biweekly meeting in council chambers on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Several items were discussed including improvements/modifications to the loading dock at Verizon located 500 West Dove Road. It was approved by the Council 7-0.

Also discussed; a possible amendment to the Southlake 2030 Mobility Master Plan to incorporate recommendations of the Bicycle Safety Committee. A staff presentation was made to council outlining proposed changes to the existing Bicycle Master Plan. Several items discussed included additional designated routes for bikers; hosting a bicycle safety forum, and placement of street signs that say, “Share the Road” for bikers and pedestrians.

Next steps in the process includes seeking input from Southlake citizens. No vote was taken on this agenda item.

To hear more from the February 21st meeting, please click on Video on Demand and select City Council.

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Mosquito sample test shows the year’s first positive results for West Nile Virus

Tarrant County notified the city that one of the regularly submitted mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile Virus. The samples were taken from the 500 block of Forest Meadow Drive.

This is the citys first positive result of 2016. City staff followed the Integrated Mosquito Management plan and has treated the area with larvicide and will continue to monitor the site. Residents within a quarter-mile of the area have been notified via CodeRED.

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Interpreting Your DNA Results

dna workshop haltom city libraryResearchers who have had a DNA test through Family Tree DNA or Ancestor DNA are invited to the Haltom City Public Library for a session on interpreting one’s DNA results on Saturday, May 21st from 12:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Limited seating, is available and reservations are required. Contact Roger Cobb at roger@cobbemail.com for more information or to reserve your spot . Please include in your reservation request your name, DNA company and DNA tests.

Please bring a laptop computer, a kit # and your password. Roger will cover how to find your match, and how to get the most out of your DNA results.

Haltom City Public Library – 4809 Haltom Rd.

“Interpreting DNA Results”
Saturday May 21, 2016

12:30 – 4:45 p.m.

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Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results – What You Said

The results for the 2015 City of Southlake Citizen Satisfaction Survey are in. The good news, many of you are very satisfied with City services and Southlake’s quality of life.

More than 98% of you say that life in Southlake is either excellent, very good, or good.

“This is our eighth survey, and we are always appreciative of the thoughtful and honest feedback,” said City Manager Shana Yelverton. “The results are put to work by the Council and City Staff to refine our department work plans and plan for the future. What we learn and then put into action is an important part of our business strategy.”

Many residents are also satisfied with the City’s goal of achieving the highest standards of safety and security, with 88% of respondents saying it is either very good or excellent.
What isn’t satisfactory for many is construction-related traffic congestion.

One survey respondents said: “Major traffic issues need to be aggressively addressed such as David Blvd, 1709 and Continental.”

With many of the projects, such as the widening of Randol Mill (FM 1938) which includes the addition of dual turn lanes at the Southlake Boulevard intersection, there is an end in sight. “It is our hope by the end of this summer that intersection should be completed.” former Public Works Director Bob Price said at the February 16, 2016 Council meeting.

Residents also want to see more sidewalks and bicycle paths in the City, with one person commenting: “There should more of an ability to connect without getting into our cars. Even neighborhoods should have sidewalks.”

Yelverton says the survey results, especially the areas of opportunity, are a priority for the Council and city staff. “Our mission statement states that we provide municipal services that support the highest quality of life for residents, businesses and visitors. We intend to live up to that standard in every area.”

The survey results and statistical data were compiled and provided by the City’s longtime survey partner Decision Analyst.  The survey was conducted using the convenience sample process.  This type of sampling method, which is commonly used in these types of surveys, was used for the 2015 Southlake Citizen Satisfaction survey so the City could allocate its budget dollars toward research and could reflect the spirit of the democratic process, so any Southlake resident could participate.

When it closed in December, 673 residents had completed the survey resulting in a confidence level of 95%. Decision Analyst says that if the survey were conducted 100 times; the survey data would be within +/-3.5% of the true percentage for the entire population of Southlake residents.

Keep up with the latest city news on CityofSouthlake.com, and on the City’s Facebook page.  For complete survey results please visit CityofSouthlake.com and click on survey results.

More than 98% of Southlake residents say is either excellent, very good, or good.
Gap issues include traffic congestion, providing pathways and bicycle facilities
City Staff will Mind the Gap issues by focusing on areas of opportunity
Survey confidence level is 95% (+/-3.5%)




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Nov 3 Special Election Results

haltom city november 3 2015 special electionA Special Election to amend the City Charter of the City of Haltom City was held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. All of the propositions passed. Voting results are noted below.

Proposition No. 1 – Administration
Passed – YES 698 NO 184

Shall Sections 2.03, 9.01 9.02 and 9.05 of the Haltom City Home Rule Charter be amended to provide for the city council to appoint and remove the city secretary but not assistant city secretaries; to authorize the city manager to establish administrative departments and distribute the work of divisions; to require the city council to review the city attorney’s performance every three years; and to delete language redundant of state law regarding regulation of vehicles for hire?

Proposition No. 2 – Council Compensation
Passed – YES 507 NO 372

Shall Section 3.05 of the Haltom City Home Rule Charter be amended to provide compensation for each regular and special city council meeting of $25.00 for city council members and $50.00 for the mayor?

Proposition No. 3 – City Council Absence
Passed – YES 739 NO 132

Shall Section 3.07a of the Haltom City Home Rule Charter be amended to provide that the mayor and council members forfeit their office if they have three unexcused absences per term?

Proposition 4 – City Council Financial Conflict
passed – YES 752 NO 125

Shall Sections 3.02 and 4.03 of the Haltom City Home Rule Charter be amended to provide that financial conflicts of interest and public office qualifications for the mayor and city council members shall be governed by state law?

Proposition No. 5 – Council Candidate Identification
Passed – YES 807 NO 62

Elections Shall Section 4.03 of the Haltom City Home Rule Charter be amended to require that an application for elective office must be submitted with two forms of identification that reflect the address on the application, and to amend Section 4.07 to provide that the election shall be conducted and canvassed in accordance with state law?

Proposition No. 6 – Council Recall
Passed – YES 749 NO 121

Shall Sections 6.01, 6.02 and 6.06 of the Haltom City Home Rule Charter be amended to allow for an election to remove elected officials on the grounds of incompetency, misconduct or malfeasance in office if a petition is signed by qualified voters equal to 33% of the number of votes cast in the last regular election of the city and to allow an official whose removal is sought to request a public hearing?

Proposition 7 – Jurisdiction
Passed – YES 773 NO 92

Shall the Haltom City Home Rule Charter be amended by adding Section 10.10, clarifying which courts have jurisdiction over matters relating to Haltom City?

Proposition No. 8 – Civil Service Credit Points
Passed – YES 669 NO 186

Shall Sections 11.11, 11.22 and 11.25 of the Haltom City Home Rule Charter be amended to clarify the licensing and certification requirements for peace officers and sworn positions with the fire department; to remove credit points for performance evaluations from the promotional exam grade for civil service employees; and to clarify the length of time the commission retains the eligibility list for promotional examinations?

Proposition 9 – Civil Service Amend Agreement
Passed – YES 637 NO 220

Shall Section 11.36 of the Haltom City Home Rule Charter be amended to provide that the civil service provisions in Article XI of the Charter may be amended by agreement of the city council, city manager and a majority of the sworn employees of the police or fire departments?

Proposition 10 – Corrections
Passed – YES 730 NO 130

Shall the Haltom City Home Rule Charter be amended to make non-substantive, grammatical and textual corrections throughout the Charter?

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