House Bill 3693 Compliance Details

Compliance with HB 3693
The following information is being posted in compliance with the requirements of HB 3693 [Government Code Section 2264.001(b)].

Municipal Energy Usage for Calendar Year 2014

The City of Bellmead purchases natural gas from Atmos Energy. In calendar year 2014, the City purchased a total of 8,127 thousand cubic feet (MCF) of natural gas.

The City purchases electricity from GEXA Energy. In calendar year 2014, the City purchased a total of 3,383,818 kilowatt hours.
The City of Bellmead is a municipal water supplier and does not purchase water. As a self-supplier, no municipal funds were expended to purchase water for municipal services.

The total cost of natural gas and electricity purchased by the City in calendar year 2014 was $435,168.75.

Electricity = $426,672.18
Natural Gas = $8,496.57

City Hall Dais has a new look

The Bellmead City Hall dais has been lowered in height so board members can now been seen and not just heard. With Mayor Doss Youngblood leading the volunteer group, the finished product is most welcoming.

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City Manager Bo Thomas, right, presented a plaque Jan. 13 at the City Council meeting to those who assisted in the project and were present at the meeting. In attendance were Mayor Doss Youngblood, center, and Devin Kluk, left. Many thanks to Doss Youngblood, Devin Kluk, Harry Myers, William Mynar, Austin Behlinger and Ray “Limestone” Black.

City of Bellmead hiring Civic Center Worker

The City of Bellmead is hiring a Civic Center Worker. This is a full/part time position, requiring good phone and people skills, must be able to follow orders and work in a team atmosphere. Good customer service is a must.

Civic Center Worker Job Description

Bellmead Economic Development Corporation Work Session

The Bellmead Economic Development Corporation will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 21, 2015 at Bellmead City Hall.

Agenda

Bellmead City Council Meeting 1-13-15

The Bellmead City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 2015 at Bellmead City Hall.

Agenda

Bellmead Police Department toy drive a huge success

The Bellmead Police Department started its annual toy drive, Adopt a Child for Christmas, Dec. 8.  The concept was to gather a list of children who were in need of Christmas gifts.  The names are provided each year from the school counselors.  This year’s list consisted of 147 children ranging from infants to age 16.

“This is everything we could have hoped for and I would like to thank the community,” said Bellmead Police Chief Lydia Alvarado. “The citizens, businesses, and police department provided many smiles, lots of laughter and the occasional tears of joy. We were only able to achieve this by working together to fulfill many children’s hope to receive a gift this Christmas.”

Through careful planning and organization the police department was able to hand deliver approximately 90% of the gifts.  The entire department considers it an honor to experience this positive connection with the community. A special thanks to Cable & Wireless Solutions of Waco Texas for providing us with not only their amazing donation but with transportation that allowed us to deliver the enormous amount of gifts.

The Bellmead Police Department wishes everyone safe and happy holidays.

Petition for Local Options Election to legalize the sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN In accordance with the terms and provisions of the Texas Election Code, Title 17, 10 qualified voters of the City of Bellmead, Texas have submitted a written application for a “Petition for Local Options Election to legalize the sale of all alcoholic beverages including mixed beverages.” The Petition to be circulated among qualified voters of Bellmead for the signatures of those qualified voters who desire that a Local Option be called to determine the measure set out above.

Petition for Local Options Election to legalize the sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN In accordance with the terms and provisions of the Texas Election Code, Title 17, 10 qualified voters of the City of Bellmead, Texas have submitted a written application for a “Petition for Local Options Election to legalize the sale of all alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption only.” The Petition to be circulated among qualified voters of Bellmead for the signatures of those qualified voters who desire that a Local Option be called to determine the measure set out above. Proof of publication in this newspaper will be submitted to the City Secretary of Bellmead, Texas at 3015 Bellmead Drive.

Bellmead Police Department hiring patrol officers

The Police Officer serves the needs of the community by supporting the protection of life and property, prevention of crimes, apprehension of criminals and enforcement of laws by patrolling an assigned beat on foot, bicycle or in a radio equipped patrol car, responding to calls for assistance, conducting criminal investigations and performing special assignments at the discretion of the supervisor. More information

Bellmead Update December

Bellmead area is Booming too! I often share some great news about what is going on inside Bellmead, but this month I thought I would share some of the wonderful news going on just outside of our city limits that will have a positive impact on our citizens inside the city limits.

Let’s Gel, Inc., an Austin-based company, announces it has acquired a 64,000-square-foot manufacturing facility location along Precision Drive in Waco. Let’s Gel’s capital investment of $3.5 million includes building purchase and improvements as well as investments in machinery and equipment. The company will create 35 jobs during a three year period.

Kingsdown, Inc., the nation’s largest independent and employee-owned mattress manufacturer, has entered into a long-term lease agreement for the former U.S. Postal Service regional sorting center on Imperial Drive. The company is investing $2 million in the 100,000-square-foot facility to convert it into a state-of-the-art sleep products manufacturing and distribution center. The new plant will create 50 new local jobs.  Hiring at the Waco plant is expected to begin immediately, and the company plans to start manufacturing by Jan. 19, 2015.

Finally, Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (Space X) has plans to spend $46 million on an expansion that would create 300 new full-time jobs. The company recently expanded its lease from 922 acres to 4,280 acres. All of this means additional jobs available to our citizens and that much more outside money coming into our local economy.  The future of Bellmead is bright.

Our last regular City Council meeting for 2014 was Dec. 9 with a short agenda. As normal, we began with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to our nation’s flag. A public commit time and a time for reports was held. The prior meeting minutes were approved and the regular agenda went as follows:

• We reviewed and approved the City’s Investment Report for the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2014.  We also approved a new resolution adopting the Investment Policy moving forward.

• We renewed our agreement with American Bank to continue serving as the bank depository for the city. This agreement will last until the end of 2018. American Bank is the only bank that has filled this role for the city, and we are pleased to continue our relationship with them. They continue to be very generous with us and provide many benefits that other banks would not match.

• We authorized several itemss for our Police Department. This includes:
(1) approving a Resolution for an application for a TxDOT grant to provide assistance with a DWI/Impaired drivers program;
(2) the purchase of 21 computer tablets (Mobile Data Terminals or MDT’s) with software to assist law enforcement by connecting them with relevant data. A grant in the amount of $54,000 will pay for most of this cost; and
(3) approval to renew the Leads Online program that allows for the advanced search of partial data. This assists when only part of a license plate or name is known.

Like I said, it was a short and sweet meeting.  I pray that you and your family will have a safe and enjoyable Holiday Season and a great start to a great New Year.  Have a Beautiful day in Bellmead!

Kevin Wilson
Councilman Precinct 2,
City of Bellmead, TX