Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mont Del Wildlife

A coyote has been spotted around the neighborhood.  While coyotes rarely attack people, they are known to attack pets and livestock.  The best advice is to stay vigilant and avoid feeding them.  Coyotes fed by people can lose their fear of people, which can increase the likelihood of confrontation.  Coyotes have probably always been in the neighborhood, so it's unlikely that this spotting indicates any kind of increase than any other time.  Stay safe out there friends!








Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hazardous Waste Disposal

If you've got some extra paint and chemicals just sitting around the house, now is the time to get rid of them.

News Updates

Spring Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection is Saturday, March 18

The spring Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event in Benbrook is scheduled forSaturday, March 18, 2017, at Dutch Branch Park Complex, off Winscott Road, in the rear parking lot behind Par 3 Golf (follow signs) from 9:00am-11:00am (or until the collection trailer is full).

Please bring proof of Benbrook residency (water bill or driver's license). Staff will be on-site to direct traffic and assist in unloading items from vehicles. Please drive slowly as you enter the drop-off location.

ACCEPTABLE items for HHW disposal: acids, aerosol cans, antifreeze, all batteries, brake fluid, craft and hobby materials, degreasers, drain cleaners, fertilizer, herbicides, household chemicals, light bulbs, motor oil, oil filters, paint/stains, paint thinners, pest strips, pesticides, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, solvents, transmission fluid, and varnishes.

Please Note: We will no longer accept pharmaceuticals (old medicine) at this event.

The following items CANNOT be accepted: ammunition, fireworks, appliances, PCB oil cylinders, asbestos, propane cylinders, brush or bulky waste, radioactive materials, building materials, smoke detectors, butane syringes, tires, and explosives.

Innovative Electronics will also be on-site to collect electronic waste (E-waste) such as computers (they destroy the hard drives), monitors, printers, scanners, appliances, fax machines/copiers, radios/telephones, televisions, smoke detectors, and gaming systems.

For more information, contact Benbrook City Hall at 817-249-3000.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Access Bridge Update

Below is the current state of the access bridge:

A bridge over the Clear Fork of the Trinity River from the I-20 access road to Bellaire Drive is still being considered by the City of Benbrook.  The design of the proposed bridge has not been finalized, as the City is awaiting cost projection studies.  Upon these being returned, the matter will be more open for public discussion.  The HOA Board is aware that this is a “hot button” topic and has received numerous communications expressing concern.  Many of these have been redirected by HOA Board members  directly to the City Council.  We believe that a more robust discussion of the bridge issue in a public forum will be forthcoming soon where a vetting of the pros and cons of the proposed bridge project will occur.  We will provide you with notice of when such a meeting is scheduled so that you may become more familiar with the specific facts of the project and have an opportunity to voice your opinion regarding the merits proposed project.

Friday, March 3, 2017

America Veterans Traveling Tribute

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) will be traveling through Benbrook with an honor escort.  Free American flags for you to wave as they pass by will be provided.  Just grab one lining the route, or stop by city council and they'll give you one.

When: Wednesday, March 29
Where: City Hall, 911 Winscott Rd to Dutch Branch Park
Additional Info:  here

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Access Bridge City Council Meeting

The Benbrook City Council will be meeting on Mach 2 at 7:30pm, with a work session at 7:15pm to discuss funding for the access bridge.

Click the links for relevant information:
Agenda
Proposal


Below is a quote stating the intent of the meeting:

CLARIFICATION ON THURSDAY NIGHT’S CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Please allow this to serve as a clarification of what is being addressed at the Benbrook City Council Meeting on Thursday, March 2, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a vote on whether or not to seek federal funding for the pedestrian and bike portion of any bridge built across the Clear Fork, if any, in the future.  This vote is precipitated by a closing window to seek such funds to pay for that aspect of any future bridge, if any.  In other words, if the federal funding is sought and obtained, this aspect of the bridge, if built, will be paid for through federal, as opposed to local, funds.

The vote on Thursday will not address what type of bridge will be built, and is not a vote to build the bridge itself (whether single-lane emergency access only or a full bridge).  This will be addressed at a different meeting, for which there is no agenda item at this time.

Please accept our apologies for any confusion.  However, we still encourage anyone who is interested in the topic of the proposed bridge to attend the City Council meeting or contact the Benbrook City Councilmen/Councilwomen to discuss the matter with them.