Letter from WNA to the Fort Worth Planning Commission
Good morning, Mr. Campbell, After receiving verification that the three (3) major concerns voiced in Woodhaven Neighborhood Association’s opposition of this application have been addressed, approval of this application is herein submitted. The application currently reflects: 1. The entrance to the development is now in compliance with Texas Public Works requirements. 2. There are no waivers. 3. The density of the development has been significantly reduced.
Approval for Application PP-19-049 Mockingbird Estates submitted November 15, 2019 on behalf of the Woodhaven Neighborhood Association Steering Committee
Service requests for several city departments are available on the app.
Fort Worth residents and visitors now have a quick and easy way to report issues to the city.
The new My Fort Worth (MyFW) app is now available. After downloading the app, users can provide a brief description, photos and use a map-based location feature to submit issues like graffiti, potholes or high grass. Once submitted, the request will go directly to the appropriate city work team for a quick response. The user can view the status of the request in the app and receive a notification when the work is complete.
Service requests for Code Compliance, Human Resources, Park & Recreation and Transportation & Public Works are all currently available on the app.
MyFW also saves time and money by automating many employee tasks. It saves gas and eliminates travel by enabling city staff to instantly upload reports and photo documentation from the worksite. Employees can initiate work orders from their office or in the field. The app interfaces with many existing workflow systems, making responses to residents more efficient and accurate.
Tarrant County commissioners approved a long list of requirements for game room owners Tuesday in an effort to regulate the businesses that many residents believe attract crime.
The commissioners unanimously adopted an ordinance that requires permits for game room owners and sets rules regarding hours and locations. Commissioner J.D. Johnson was not present. The regulations are set to go into effect April 1, 2020. Among the rules for game rooms:
A permit to operate.
Hours are limited to 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Game rooms cannot be within 1,500 feet of a school, church or residential neighborhood, or within 2,000 feet of another game room.
An outside sign that reads “game room” must be displayed and at least two windows must provide “a clear and unobstructed view of all machines.”
Violating the regulations could result in fines and misdemeanor charges.
But it’s unclear how the county will notify game room owners, as officials know there are some businesses they aren’t aware of. No game room owners testified in support of the regulations at Commissioners Court.
On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 10:00 AM, Tarrant County Commissioners Court will meet and consider Regulations of Game Room Operations related to public health, safety and welfare of the Tarrant County community.
At this meeting, members of the public will be able to speak and give testimony as to concerns regarding game rooms in Tarrant County.
The public hearing will be held at Tarrant County Commissioners Court
Tarrant County Administration Building, 100 E. Weatherford St, Fifth Floor Commissioners Courtroom Fort Worth, TX 76196
If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Russell Schaffner at 817-884-1301 or email@example.com.
Per Nicole Collier, State Representative, Texas House District 95
We will be able to talk more about the outcome of the county’s hearing at our Game Room Town Hall. However, I am a little disappointed that they are adding this to their agenda ahead of our town hall where everyone would have had the chance to gather their thoughts and flush out all the issues. But I am glad they are really trying to listen. Also, I’m told that they don’t plan on taking a vote on it until 11/19/19, so our town hall will be another chance for the community to speak and the county to listen. Well, at least Commissioner Brooks as he will be at the town hall. Let me know if you have any questions. – Thanks! Nicole Collier – State Representative – Texas House District 95