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

Holiday trash pick-up schedule

Christmas – Thursday routes will run Friday, Friday routes will run Saturday

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting Dec. 15

The Bellmead Parks & Recreation Commission will meet at 4:45 p.m. Dec. 15, 2014 at Bellmead City Hall.

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Bellmead City Council Meeting Dec. 9, 2014

The Bellmead City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 2014 at Bellmead City Hall.

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Bellmead hiring truck driver

TRUCK DRIVER Job Description
Operates trucks utilized in construction, maintenance, and repair activities. Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance of light, street, water, sewer, and storm drainage systems.
Essential Duties:
• Operates trucks of various sizes and weighs in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials, and supplies.
• Operates construction and power equipment.
• Performs routine inspection, preventive maintenance and cleans assigned equipment.
• Directs traffic in congested areas around construction sites.
• Cleans curbs, gutters, and drainage ditches.
• Inspects curbs, streets, and gutters for repair needs.
• Calculates loads and adjusts to legal standards.
• Spreads and unloads asphalt.
• Other duties as assigned.
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City of Bellmead Notice of Request for Proposals for Bank Depository Services

The City of Bellmead, TX will be accepting proposals for Bank Depository Services for the period Jan. 1, 2015 through December 31, 2018 with an option to extend for two (2) additional one (1) year periods. Proposals must be received, by the City, by 4 p.m., Nov. 25, 2014.

Proposal packets may be obtained from Victor Salas, Chief Financial Officer. Packets may be requested by telephone [(254) 799-2436], email or by personal request at Bellmead City Hall, 3015 Bellmead Drive, Bellmead, Texas. The RFP packet will contain all instructions and information needed to complete the proposal.

The City of Bellmead reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive any informality or technicality in any proposal. The recommended proposal will be the one determined to be ”in the best interest” of the City.

Proposals may be mailed or hand to the Bellmead City Hall and must be received no later than the stated deadline. Any proposal received after the deadline will not be considered.

Bellmead NNO successful

On behalf of the National Night Out Committee, the Bellmead Police & Fire Departments and the City of Bellmead, we are proud to announce that more than 700 community members attended our 31st annual National Night Out event on Oct. 7 at Brame Park. We were extremely delighted with the attendance considering all the scheduled events for the same evening in the surrounding areas.

This event would not be possible without the sponsorship of so many community agencies. We continue to be humbled by their sincere and generous contributions.

We appreciate our exhibitors who donate time and energy in support of this powerful community outreach and our goal of keeping our City safe. Words cannot begin to express our sincere appreciation and heartfelt thanks to all whom attended.

We are convinced this event is a night for our community to stand together to promote drug and alcohol awareness, safety and unity. National Night Out showcases the fundamental importance of police partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to be a safer community.

We look forward to our 32nd annual fun-filled exciting National Night Out event in 2015. Hope to see you there!

Chief Lydia Alvarado

Bellmead hiring patrol officers

The City of Bellmead is 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.

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Bellmead Economic Development Corporation Meeting Oct. 6, 2014

The Bellmead Economic Development Corporation will hold a meeting a 6 p.m. Oct. 6, 2014 at the Bellmead City Hall.

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