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Your Town VOLUME II - 2018

John Sanders Fire Captain

Zack Dawson Police Officer

Ronnie Rutledge Street Crew Leader

Krista Segada Dispatch

Binh Tran Staff Accountant

Edgar Salcedo Park Maintenance

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A Le t t e r F r o m t h e

MAYOR

Hello and welcome to the City of Lake Worth! Lake Worth is located 10 miles west of downtown Fort Worth and covers 2.5 square miles of well-established neighborhoods lined with live oak trees, making our city a premier home for all age groups. Residents of Lake Worth have varied reasons for living here, from the family friendly community feel to our outstanding city services and centralized location. Lake Worth continues to be a quiet community with multiple amenities that include our Senior Center, Library, and eight community parks – all only minutes from everything the downtown Fort Worth area has to offer. The businesses that call Lake Worth home have the benefit of being centrally located within an economic corridor connected by Highway 820 and Highway 199. This provides plenty of traffic past our storefronts and easy access to the shops and restaurants that abound in our small town. Although we are often praised for the attribute of a small-town atmosphere, we always welcome opportunities to accommodate new growth and seek new ideas from our residents and business partners. Whether you are a resident, business owner, or a visitor, this guide is designed to assist you with information about our city. The City Council and staff are dedicated to providing the highest level of friendly, professional, and effective public service to our citizens as well as to those visiting our

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community. It is our hope you will soon see what those of us

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who live here have come to know as a wonderful community!

WALTER BOWEN 817-237-1211 Council Member Since: October 1971 Mayor Since: May 1995 Current Term Expiration: May 2019 Email: wbowen@lakeworthtxcc.org

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CONTENTS

COUNCIL MEMBERS

Community Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 4

Walter Bowen Mayor wbowen@lakeworthtxcc.org Jim Smith Council Member, Place 1 jsmith@lakeworthtxcc.org Geoffrey White Council Member, Place 2 gwhite@lakeworthtxcc.org Sue Wenger Council Member, Place 3 swenger@lakeworthtxcc.org

Animal Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 7 Police Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 8 Lake Worth Police Auxiliary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 10 MedStar Mobile Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 11 Building & Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 12 Sewer & Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 13 Public Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 14 Hospital District Bond Election . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 15 Lake Worth Shopping & Dining Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 16 L.O. Bud Irby Senior Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 18 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 19 Mary Lou Reddick Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 20

Pat O. Hill Council Member, Place 5 phill@lakeworthtxcc.org Gary Straud Council Member, Place 6 gstraud@lakeworthtxcc.org Clint Narmore Mayor Pro Tem, Place 7 cnarmore@ lakeworthtxcc.org

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The Foster House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 22 Multi-Purpose Facility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 24 Lake Worth Area Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 25 Lake Worth Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 26 Veterans Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 28 Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 29 Community Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 30

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Ronny Parsley Council Member, Place 4 rparsley@lakeworthtxcc.org

Municipal Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pg 6

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Community

PROFILE

Slow down, relax, unplug, and experience the beauty and charm of Lake Worth, Texas. Located in Northwest Tarrant County, the city is home to one of the most beautiful lakes in Texas – Lake Worth. The 2010 US Census population for the city was 4,584; Texas Municipal League (TML) estimates the current population as 4,710. The city covers approximately

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2.5 square miles.

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Lake Worth was built in 1914 as a reservoir and for recreation. The property is owned by the City of Fort Worth, while the Tarrant Regional Water District controls the reservoir’s water rights. The City was incorporated on February 19, 1949, and first adopted its Home Rule Charter in 1965. The Home Rule Charter was amended in 1968, 2003, and again in 2008. MAYOR/CITY COUNCIL The City operates under a Council/Manager form of government with a City Council comprised of the Mayor and seven Council members. The term of office is two years with the terms of the Mayor and three Council members expiring in oddnumbered years and the terms of the other four Council members expiring in even-numbered years. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer for the city. CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS The City Council meets regularly on the second Tuesday of the month. Meetings are usually at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at 3805 Adam Grubb. CITY ADMINISTRATION The Administration Department is responsible for overseeing the management of day-to-day operations of the city including building permits, code enforcement, inspections, communications, and municipal court. The Administration Department is comprised of the City Manager, Assistant City Manager/Director of Finance, City Secretary, and Human Resources. DID YOU KNOW? The Lake Worth Museum has the high school year books from the 1940’s and up! Make it a point to visit and take a look at the school history that is made available to all residents.

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CITY STAFF MEMBERS

GOVERNMENT Federal Lake Worth is located in the 12th Federal Congressional District served by U.S. Congresswoman Kay Granger, who has an office in Fort Worth. The state is represented by Senator Ted Cruz and Senator John Cornyn. • Congresswoman Kay Granger 817-338-0909 kaygranger.house.gov

• Sen. Ted Cruz N. Texas Office 214-599-8749 www.cruz.senate.gov

• Sen. John Cornyn N. Texas Office 972-239-1310 www.cornyn.senate.gov State

Debbie Whitley Assistant City Manager/ Director of Finance 817-237-1211 ext. 103 dwhitley@ lakeworthtx.org

Monica Solko City Secretary 817-237-1211 ext. 105 msolko@ lakeworthtx.org

Jane Nelson who has an office in Grapevine. The Texas State Representative for Lake Worth is representative Charlie Geren (District 99) • Sen. Jane Nelson 817-424-3446 www.nelson.senate.state.tx.us

• Rep. Charlie Geren 817-738-8333 charliegeren.com

County Lake Worth is located within Tarrant County and is in Precinct 4 which is represented by Tarrant County Commissioner J.D. Johnson. • Commissioner J.D. Johnson 817-238-4400 tarrantcounty.com

HELPFUL NUMBERS

Danielle Hackbusch Human Resource/ Risk Management 817-237-1211 ext. 108 dhackbusch@ lakeworthtx.org

Corry Blount Chief of Police 817-237-1211 ext. 304 cblount@ lakeworthtx.org

Mike Christenson Fire Chief 817-237-1211 ext. 401 mchristenson@ lakeworthtexas.org

City Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-1211 Utility Billing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-1211 ext. 110 Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-1211 ext.112 Inspection Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (voice mail only) 817-255-7925 ext. 113 Code Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-1211 ext. 111

Sean Densmore Director of Public Works 817-237-1211 ext. 202 sdensmore@ lakeworthtx.org

Vehicle Tags & Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-238-4436 Health Dept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-238-4441 Progressive Waste Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-222-2221 DPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-238-9197 Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-0060

Lara Strother Director of Library & Community Services 817-237-1211 ext. 501 laras@lakeworthlib.org

LWISD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-306-4200 Boat Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-6890 2018

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Lake Worth is represented by Senate District 12, currently held by Senator

Stacey Almond City Manager 817-237-1211 salmond@ lakeworthtx.org

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M U N I C I PA L

COURT The Lake Worth Municipal Court is a Court of Record. Cases filed with the Court include traffic violations, Class C misdemeanors, violations of City ordinances, and parking violations that are punishable by fine only. The maximum fine (not including Court costs) are as follows: Traffic violations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 City Ordinance Violations . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 Class C Penal Code Violations . . . . . . . . . . $500 Certain City Ordinance Violations . . . . . . . $2,000

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CITATIONS CAN BE PAID ONLINE www.lakeworthtx.org/page/court_home

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Court is held on the third Wednesday each month. You must be preset for a court session. You will need to appear in the court office on or before your appearance date and request a court date with the Judge. If you wish to contest your citation, please let the clerk know as you will be set to see the Prosecutor at a Pre-Trial Court Date.

Municipal Court Coordinator Natacha Valdez 817-237-1211 ext. 116 nvaldez@lakeworthtx.org MUNICIPAL COURT OF RECORD 3805 Adam Grubb St. Lake Worth, TX 76135 Phone: 817-255-7910 Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NORTHWEST SUB-COURTHOUSE 6713 Telephone Rd. Lake Worth, TX 76135 Precinct 4 Commissioner J.D. Johnson • Ste. #301 817-238-4400 LAKE WORTH DIRECTORY

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Municipal Court Clerk Lisa Shelley 817-237-1211 ext. 117 lshelley@lakeworthtx.org

Presiding Judge William “Bill” Lane

Precinct 4 Constable Joe D. “Jody” Johnson • Ste. #102 817-238-4411

Tax Assessor/Collector

Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jacquelyn Wright • Ste. #201 817-238-4425

817-238-4435

County Clerk Satellite Office* Mary Louise Garcia • Ste. #202 817-238-4420

Main Courthouse Number 817-238-4425

*Please note that Satellite Offices may have limited services.

Satellite Office* Ron Wright • Ste. #101 *Please note that Satellite Offices may have limited services.


ANIMAL

SERVICES Lake Worth’s Animal Services Division has had an exciting year! We hired a new fulltime Animal Control Officer, implemented a new shelter software management system and appointed an Animal Shelter Advisory Committee. There have been several equipment updates including the purchase of a new state of the art dart gun and a pepper gun. A second patrol vehicle was acquired, and a new cage bed was installed on the primary patrol vehicle, along with new graphics on both vehicles. With all these invaluable updates the shelter has been able to help one hundred ninety-six (196) animals find their new “fur-ever” homes and an additional ninety-seven (97) were reunited with their owners. Stay tuned for the 2019 Vaccination Clinic schedule and if your pet isn’t micro-chipped stop by the shelter and we can provide this service for you for a minimal charge. If you have any questions or need additional information the Lake Worth Animal Shelter can be reached at 817-238-8739. 7209 Comanche Trail • Lake Worth, TX 76135 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ANIMAL REGISTRATION

ANIMAL CONTROL

• Suspected rabid animals

Animals are required to be registered in the City of Lake Worth. To obtain a City Tag the owner must show proof of rabies vaccination and pay a $3.00 fee for a one year license and $6.00 for a 3 year license. The owner will then receive a city tag and a certificate.

Animal Control does not pick up animals after 5:00 pm unless it is deemed an emergency listed below:

• Bats (during daylight hours)

The City of Lake Worth requires an animal to wear both City Tag and Rabies Vaccination at all times. Failure to do so will result in citations being issued to the owner.

• Animal Bites • Dogs or cats hit by a car that is still alive • Wild animals endangering a person • Animals that are dead on public streets • Skunks (during daylight hours)

• Aggressive animals that are endangering other animals or persons • Snakes (not including grass snakes) • If an Officer has determined cruelty to a animal • An animal that is needing to be impounded due to an arrest or seizure by the Police Department If you have a situation that meets one of the above listed criteria, and it is after normal business hours please contact the Lake Worth Police Department at 817-237-1224. LOST YOUR PET? Your lost pet may be at the City of Lake Worth Animal Shelter. For more information call 817-238-8738. 2018

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ANIMAL SERVICES

Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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The last year has been a busy one for Lake Worth PD. Beyond our daily duties of providing safety and security for our community, we have been hard at work upgrading the tools and technology necessary to provide more effective law enforcement services to the community. To accomplish this, we’ve

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used a combination of both grant and budget funded projects to achieve some of our goals.

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Beginning late last year until the present day, our agency has written multiple grant applications and has been awarded funding for multiple projects totaling over five hundred thousand dollars ($500k). These grant funded projects include; • State of the art digital communications equipment consisting of new portable and mobile radios as well as communication center consoles that allow second to none communications capabilities locally as well as across the North Texas region. • Rifle resistant outer body armor for all our sworn personnel. These vests were supplemented with ballistic helmets, additional patrol rifle (AR-15) magazines as well as additional duty pistol magazines. • Watch Guard digital body cameras for all sworn personnel deployed across all operations (patrol, criminal investigations as well as school resource officers). • New Getac mobile data computer portable tablets deployed in our patrol vehicles. • Replacement of the department’s aging and limited Computer-Aided Dispatch and Records Management system with a current and robust top tier system that improves service delivery, efficiency and safety for our staff. In addition to these grant funded projects, we have also made great strides in upgrading our equipment and internal processes through normal budget mechanisms. These upgrades include; • Brazos/Tyler Technologies electronic citation/warning writers. These devices shorten the time necessary to conduct a traffic stop making the stop safer for both the citizen and the officer but also eliminate mistakes in the accuracy of the citation/warning and any errors occurring during data transfer. Another benefit of these new devices is the elimination of paper copies other than the copy given to the violator. All other portions of the process are electronic.

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• Purchasing and equipping our patrol units with Watch Guard digital mobile video systems that sync with the department body camera systems. • The replacement of all department uniforms with 5.11 uniform pants, long and short sleeve shirts as well as outer body armor carrier vests. The department also redesigned and deployed new uniform patches as part of our rebranding efforts. • Life saving tourniquets carried by all uniformed personnel and in vehicle “go bags”. • Replacement of the department’s aging winter coats with a water/

Corry Blount Chief of Police 817-237-1211 ext. 304 cblount@lakeworthtx.org

wind proof two-piece liner-outer shell coat that provides safety features including reflectivity for nighttime activities. • Less-lethal beanbag shotguns to supplement other less lethal options available to patrol staff. These weapons provide officers another force option as an alternative to deadly force in some situations. • New electronic, web-based policy and procedure manuals. the successful resolution of opioid overdose situations. • Upgraded level 3 safety holsters for patrol staff that greatly reduces the chance of an officer being disarmed by a suspect. Each of these upgrades, as well as hundreds of others, all have one goal in mind; to provide the very best service we can to our citizens and visitors. As we continue to move forward with every improvement, no matter how big or small, we will continue to get better. Better trained, better educated, better equipped; a better Lake Worth PD.

City of Lake Worth Police Department   3805 Adam Grubb St. Lake Worth, TX 76135 HELPFUL NUMBERS Police Department- NON EMERGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-237-1211 Adult Protective Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-252-5400 MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-382-6233 National Domestic Violence Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-799-7233 North Texas Poison Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-222-1222 Run Away Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-786-2929 Rape Crisis Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 210-349-7273 Northwest Public Health Center . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-238-4441 Texas Drivers License Info - DPS . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-238-9197 Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . 817-884-1400 2018

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POLICE DEPARTMENT

• Deployment of life-saving NARCAN in patrol operations to improve

Steven Carpenter Assistant Chief of Police/Captain 817-237-1211 ext. 304 scarpenter@lakeworthtx.org

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AUXILIARY

POLICE AUXILIARY The Lake Worth Police Auxiliary is a non-profit organization that supports the mission of the Lake Worth Police Department. The police auxiliary is an all-volunteer organization made up of men and women from the greater Lake Worth area who have a genuine desire to serve the community of Lake Worth and support the men and women of the Lake Worth Police Department. Auxiliary members routinely assist with public safety outreach campaigns, security at local events and neighborhood patrols. The police auxiliary also supports community outreach projects like the annual senior citizens thanksgiving dinner, National Night Out, and many more. The police auxiliary also facilitates a citizen’s police academy for community members who are interested in learning more about the inner-working’s of the Lake Worth Police Department. Upon graduation, members can patrol neighborhoods, retail areas and serve as the non-commissioned “eyes and ears” of the police department. More information regarding auxiliary membership can be found online at www.lakeworthtx.org/page/auxiliary, or in-person during normal business hours at the Lake Worth Police Department. SENIOR THANKSGIVING DINNER The Lake Worth Police Department invites you to our senior Thanksgiving Dinner at the L.O. Bud Irby Senior Center 7005 Charbonneau Rd., Lake Worth, TX 76135 on November 21 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Lake Worth Police Department, the Lake Worth Fire Department, the city hall staff, the public works department, the LWPD Auxiliary, resident and business volunteers and the LWISD honor students. LAKE WORTH DIRECTORY

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You’ve probably seen it – the MedStar ambulance unit parked at the QuickTrip at Jacksboro and Boat Club, or at various locations throughout Lake Worth. Did you ever wonder why it’s there, or what the processes are that pre-positions that unit there? MedStar is the operating name for the Metropolitan Area EMS Authority (MAEMSA). The EMS Authority is a regional governmental agency established in 1986 through an interlocal agreement between Lake Worth and 14 other “member cities”. The other member cities are Blue Mound, Burleson, Edgecliff Village, Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Haslet, Lakeside, River Oaks, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Westover Hills, Westworth Village and White Settlement. In 2017, MedStar responded to 146,000 EMS calls with an annual budget of $44 million. Even though MedStar is a governmental agency, they operate without any tax dollars to support operations. Rather, they rely on fees collected for services rendered to their patients. Structurally, MedStar is a Public Utility Model system, specially designed to achieve the unique balance of clinical proficiency, operational effectiveness and fiscal efficiency. To achieve those pillars of success, MedStar

uses a unique process called Dynamic Resource Deployment (DMR), a combination of flexible staffing and pre-positioning units based on both historical call volume patters and geographic coverage. MedStar has very robust response statistics for the member cities, and using sophisticated predictive analytics, their computer systems identify how many units should be staffed at specific hours of the day, and where they should be “posted” (pre-positioned) to achieve maximum response time performance. So, the ambulance you see at Jacksboro and Boat Club has been pre-positioned there awaiting an ambulance call. As you can probably imagine, there are more 9-1-1 EMS calls at 5:00pm then there are at 3:00am. Also, traffic patterns are dramatically different during those times. To help maximize the clinical, operational and fiscal performance, MedStar typically staffs 32 ambulance at 3am, but 51 ambulances at 5pm. This DRM system keeps the ambulance crews very busy, each ambulance crew generally treats 5-7 patients during their 12 hour shift. This means they are exceptionally good medical care providers because they treat LOTS of patients. This DRM system also helps keep costs down. If MedStar had a ‘static’ deployment system, they’d have to have those 51 ambulance on-duty 24/7, which would mean not only higher costs, but less experienced

EMTs and Paramedics due to a lower number of patients treated per crew. MedStar is only one component of your 9-1-1 EMS system. Lake Worth Fire Department (LWFD) also responds to medical calls and operates under the same medical protocols as MedStar. The two agencies work seamlessly together to provide expert medical care to Lake Worth residents. In fact, LWFD is pilot testing a patient care documentation system that is fully integrated with MedStar’s system allowing the documentation of all the medical care provided by LWFD personnel to automatically transfer to the ambulance crew’s patient care report. This helps assure a safe and effective transition of care between LWFD and MedStar. MedStar bills patients for the services provided, but they never want a financial concern to prevent someone from calling 9-1-1 for an ambulance, so MedStar offers a membership program called “StarSaver”. The StarSaver membership waives any unpaid balances after insurance payment for the ambulance service. If no insurance is available, the ambulance fee is discounted by 40%. Enrollment in StarSaver costs $69 with insurance, or $110 without insurance and it covers all resident-relatives in your household. To learn more about MedStar, visit www.medstar911.org, or call 817-923-3700. 2018

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MEDSTAR MOBILE HEALTHCARE

WHAT’S UP WITH THAT MEDSTAR UNIT AT JACKSBORO AND BOAT CLUB?

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Building &

BUILDING & DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENT

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NEW 2035 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN In April of 2018, the Lake Worth City Council adopted the 2035 Comprehensive Plan which updated the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan dating back to 1995. This update

The Zoning overhaul will update terms

and improve the safety, health,

and definitions, set out new zoning

and welfare of our citizens. This

district regulations that coincide

is accomplished by providing

with the updated 2035 Future

equitable, expeditious and effective

Land Use Plan, and address new

enforcement of city codes.

development and/or redevelopment

directs the future development,

of properties for years to come.

revitalization and redevelopment of

THE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING SUB-DEPARTMENTS:

the City for the next fifteen (15) years. There were three (3) main areas of focus in the new comprehensive plan, Industrial Use/Low Density Residential in the Indian Oaks Subdivision; horizontal Mixed-Use in

PERMITTING AND INSPECTIONS Permitting and Inspections is responsible for permitting building construction and conducting

Compliance is our main goal. This is usually accomplished with an initial friendly contact with the violator. If compliance is not obtained a citation may be issued or a Notice of Violation will be administered. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE The purpose of the Environmental

inspections to ensure life safety

Services Department is to provide

and compliance with codes and

quality services to the community for

regulations. A permit is required for

the protection and promotion of the

The complete 2035 Comprehensive

any construction, change in use or

health, safety, welfare, property values

Land Use Plan can be found on the

occupancy, alteration, and/or repair

and environment of the City of Lake

city’s website at www.lakeworthtx.org.

of any structure, building or building

Worth; focus on public education to

With the approval of the updated

system including plumbing, electrical,

gain compliance by administering the

comprehensive plan, the City is now

mechanical and irrigation systems.

City’s Code and State Laws relevant

taking steps towards a complete

PLANNING AND ZONING

the Roberts Cut Off Area, and vertical Mixed-Use in the Downtown Core.

overhaul of the current Subdivision and Zoning Ordinances. This overhaul will generate an entirely new ordinance that will replace the existing ordinances regulating subdivision and zoning throughout the city, which are out of date, confusing, and sometimes contradictory; with the goal of producing an efficient,

The Planning Department is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the quality of life in Lake Worth through the administration and enforcement of city codes, policies and regulations pertaining to planning, zoning, land use and subdivision of land.

to nuisance, zoning, environmental health and consumer health standards; advance and support sustainable development through comprehensive environmental protection, conservation, and effective resource management; implement federal, state, and local environmental statutes and regulations; and foster and ensure continuous public involvement and

up to date, and user-friendly

CODE COMPLIANCE

appreciation for the city’s unique and

document moving forward.

Our purpose is to promote, protect,

invaluable natural surroundings.

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Sewer

& WATER

NEW WATER & SEWER RATES

GARBAGE PICKUP

Effective October 2018 the below rates apply:

Residents who live on the North Side of Lake Worth Blvd. and Foster Dr.

OLD WATER RATES

have their trash picked up on Mondays

Rate 1 ICL

Rate 1 OCL

Ready for Service

$7.50

$11.25

T1 (1k - 10k)

$3.10

$4.65

T2 (11k- 30k)

$3.60

$5.40

T3 (31K & over)

$4.25

$6.38

and Thursdays. Residents who live on the South Side of Lake Worth Blvd. (not including Foster Dr.) will have their trash picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays. Garbage should be placed on the curb by 7:00 am. For missed pickups or questions call Progressive

City average is currently based on 4,772 gallons; $27.25 for ICL and $40.87 for OCL

Waste Solutions at 817-222-2221.

NEW WATER RATES

UTILITY Rate 1 ICL

Rate 1 OCL

Utility Bills may be paid in person by

Ready for Service

$7.50

$11.25

cash, check, or credit/debit card at

T1 (1k - 5k)

$3.10

$4.65

the Utility Billing Department located

T2 (6k- 10k)

$3.16

$4.74

T3 (11K - 30k)

$3.23

$4.85

T4 (31 & over)

$3.29

$4.94

Based on winter average. Also caps at 16,00 gallons maximum ($83.59-ICL/$125.47-OCL) City average is currently based on 4,772 gallons; $35.42 for ICL and $53.16 for OCL

at 3805 Adam Grubb. There is a 3.5% non-refundable service fee for payments made with credit/debit cards in person. They may also be paid online 24/7. There is a $4.95 non-refundable service fee for payments made with credit/debit cards. If your account has been disconnected or is due to be disconnected for non-payment,

OLD SEWER RATES

Rate 1 ICL

Rate 1 OCL

Ready for Service

$11.50

$17.25

per Thousand

$3.20

$4.95

NEW SEWER RATES

Ready for Service

per Thousand

please be sure to contact the Utility Billing Department at 817-237-1211 extension #110 prior to making an online payment. Utility Bills may be made by telephone by using a credit/

Rate 1 ICL

Rate 1 OCL

$14.95

$22.43

$4.29

$6.44

debit card at 1-855-796-5763. There is a $4.95 non-refundable service fee for payments made by credit/ debit card over the telephone. 2018

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SEWER & WATER

Based on winter average. Also caps at 16,00 gallons maximum ($64.30-ICL/$96.45-OCL)

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PUBLIC

WORKS

Public Works has been very busy with the day to day maintenance of our city streets, parks, water and sewer systems. We would like to share some of the Public Works’ projects: •

One of the main goals for this year in Public Works was to complete our Water and Waste Water Master plans. These two (2) Master plans helped to identify Lake Worth’s major utility infrastructure needs over the next 10 years.

The utility department also completed two (2) major sewer line rehab project that included eleven (11) different line segments for a total of 7,052 LF of sewer line and replacement of thirty (30) manholes. These projects will help in reducing unwanted ground water from entering the sewer system.

The Charbonneau Lift Station Rehab project was completed in 2018. This project consisted of relining the wet well wall, installation of three (3) new pumps along with piping and electrical upgrades.

Street Asphalt overlay projects: With the help of Tarrant County Precinct 4, ten (10)

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streets have been rehabbed and now totaling 2,827 tons of new asphalt.

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Concrete projects: Consisted of over 2.127 LF of curbs and gutters, 1,216 square yards of drive ways and 760 square feet of sidewalks were replaced. There were also two (2) new wheel chairs ramps installed.

Other major planning and design work that took place this year includes: •

Design and construction of a new 16” Sewer Force main. The 16” Force main project is to replace the existing Force main which was installed in the 1960’s. This project was bid out in October of 2018. The estimated construction time is nine (9) months with the estimated cost of $3.5 million.

Updating water treatment sites a budgeted cost of $123,000.

Design and construct the water and sewer lines on Hiawatha from Pueblo to Osage with a budgeted cost of $685,000.

Street over lay project including Lakeview, William Springs Road, Roberts Cut Off, Fewell Dr. and the outside West bound lane of Azle Ave.

Concrete project includes 3,700 LF of curbs and gutters, 327 square yards of drive approaches and 6 valley gutters.

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BOND ELECTION

BALLOT PROPOSITION A

VOTER INFORMATION

The issuance of $800,000,000 by Tarrant County on the behalf of the

THE ELECTION WILL BE

Tarrant County Hospital District for the purpose of acquiring, constructing,

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018.

improving, equipping or enlarging facilities of the hospital system, including

Early voting begins Monday, October

but not limited to, a new mental health and behavioral health hospital, a

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new main hospital tower for general and specialized patient care - physician

POLLING LOCATIONS:

nurse training - and Level One Trauma Care, a new cancer center, four new regional health centers and a new ambulatory surgical center. Quick Facts: • The Proposed $800 million bond package is a new no tax rate increase proposition. • It’s been 33 years since Tarrant County Hospital District held a bond election. • Since 1985, Tarrant County’s population has grown by more than 1 million residents. • Every 2.5 seconds a patient need is cared for by the Tarrant County Hospital District. • Tarrant County Hospital District is currently able to serve only 37% of our county’s inpatient mental and behavioral health needs. • Demand for cancer patient treatment has

Precinct 4053 Legacy Baptist Church 5500 Boat Club Road, Fort Worth, TX 76135 Precinct 4091 Sheriff’s Office North Patrol Division, 6651 Lake Worth Boulevard, Lake Worth, TX 76135 Precinct 4242 Lake Patrol Headquarters, 7501 Surfside Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76135 Precinct 4285 Sansom Park City Hall, 5705 Azle Avenue, Sansom Park, TX 76114

increased 77% in the last 10 years. • Tarrant County Hospital District has Tarrant County’s only Level One Trauma Center. • Tarrant County Hospital District is the area’s main training facility for local doctors, nurses and other healthcare provider specialists. You will find the hospital District Bond Proposition at the bottom of the November election ballot. To learn more visit www.tarrantcounty.com/elections

PRIORITIES OF BOND • Mental & Behavioral Health Hospital • Cancer Center • Four Regional Health Centers • Inpatient Tower • Ambulatory (Day) Surgery Center 2018

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L.O. Bud Irby

L.O. BUD IRBY SENIOR CENTER

SENIOR CENTER

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quilters pictured from left to right are Jean Nettles and Angie Reza

bottom left three photos courtesy of Lara Strother

Lake Worth Senior Center is the place to learn, play, and enjoy

The Senior Citizens Center offers

your day – offering multiple classes to get you up and out, challenge the

the following activities:

mind, be social, meet new friends, and learn or renew special talents. L.O. Bud Irby, for who the building is named after, opened the center in 1976. He

• Oil Painting Classes - Daily

envisioned a place for the small senior community of Lake Worth to gather

• Senior Bingo - Tuesdays

for fellowship. It is one of the few senior centers that does not share its space

• Party Bridge - Intermediate Level

with other programs. It is a senior-dedicated space that focuses on ensuring seniors have a fun time. There are no user fees, and it is fully funded by the

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city for seniors 55 and older. We proudly display paintings, drawings, quilts,

• Cards and Board Games

and even cross stitching pieces that were all made with love and dedication.

• ZUMBA Class for Seniors

That love is shared through our various programs that include weekly meals on wheels to homebound seniors, tax preparation from AARP at no cost and performances by professional musicians that play for our seniors.

• Ladies Tuesday Bridge • Beginner Pinochle Class • Quilting Class and Sewing

7005 Charbonneau Road Lake Worth, TX 76135 817-237-1211 Ext: 502 Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Class - Beginners • Line Dance Class • Monthly Blood Pressure Checks • Live Music Each Friday 10am-Noon • Covered Dish Luncheon Every Friday at noon

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The Lake Worth ISD has a new superintendent – Dr. Rose Mary Neshyba. Dr. Neshyba has previously served as a school superintendent for a combined 9 years in the New Boston ISD and the Red Lick ISD. She has served as an administrator in the Bryan ISD, Pleasanton ISD, Atlanta ISD, Red Lick ISD, and New Boston ISD. Her varied experiences include

EDUCATION

teacher, principal, special education director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. She states, “I have had wonderful professional experiences with outstanding mentors, and I believe these varied experiences will allow me to serve the Lake Worth ISD with a firm foundation.” She has also served as an adjunct teacher for Texas A&M Texarkana. She was named the Superintendent of the Year for ESC 8 in 2012. Under Dr. Neshyba’s leadership, one campus received state recognition for their special education inclusion program. Dr. Neshyba and her husband, David, have 3 children. Jacob is a graduate of Texas A&M. Joseph is a senior at Sam Houston State University, and Hannah is a freshman at Texas A&M University. David is a civil engineer who recently retired from the Texas Department of Transportation. “I am honored for the opportunity to serve the students, families, and the employees of the Lake Worth ISD. Our community has been very welcoming, and we have great opportunities for our children as we continue to focus on excellence in education,” stated Dr. Neshyba. 2018

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M a r y Lo u R e d d i c k

MARY LOU REDDICK LIBRARY

LIBRARY

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Library story time with (pictured from top left to right) Brielle Hatton, Levi Bess and Lennox Bess

photo courtesy of Lara Strother

There’s Something for Everyone at

eBooks and Audiobooks

Free Programs for Everyone

the Mary Lou Reddick Public Library

While eBooks routinely sell for $12.99

Providing quality programming for

by Lara Strother

each, at the library you can check

the community is a central mission

them out for free! Both eBooks and

of the Mary Lou Reddick Public

If you haven’t visited the public library

audiobooks can be accessed through

Library. We truly have something

since you were in grade school, you’ll

North Texas Libraries on the Go. The

be surprised at all the things beyond

service is easy to use, you simply log in

books we have to offer. What makes the Mary Lou Reddick Public Library a great community resource is more than just the monetary value of your free library card (which you can calculate at www.ilovelibraries.org). There is something for the entire family at the library. In one day, you can

using the bar code number from your library card. You can check out up to 3 titles at a time, across all formats – and you can do it from the comfort of your own home (or anywhere else). Digital Magazines RBdigital Magazines offers full-color,

our collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no

audiobook during your commute, learn

limit to the number of magazines you

Microsoft Excel, attend a live animal

can download and enjoy. Yet another

Free Computer Use, Internet Access & Wi-Fi

labs, book groups, reading programs for children and adults, yoga classes, live performances, art classes, and a therapy dog reading program. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for more information on our wonderful slate of free programs for the community!

free service just waiting for you to take advantage of with your library card. Learning Express Learning Express Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice

Wi-Fi is always free at the Mary Lou

tests, and eBooks to help library

Reddick Public Library. We also have

users of all ages. It offers job search

free public computers and Internet access, opening a world of possibility for users to check their email, search

and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep,

for jobs, connect with family members

college and grad school entrance test

via social media or conduct research.

prep, GED® test prep and more.

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times, live animal programs, slime

library users. You can browse from

time, check out an eBook, listen to an

a digital magazine, and so much more!

programming includes family story

interactive digital magazines for

see your child’s eyes light up at story

program, write your resume, download

for everyone! Our year-round

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Mary Lou Girard Reddick “I just love Lake Worth” is a phrase Mary Lou Reddick uses frequently. She has had an impact on the Lake Worth Community for 92 years now. Her love affair with Lake Worth began in 1926 when she and her parents, Louise & Mike Girard, moved to the community. The Girards settled on Lotus Trail, just off of the Jacksboro Highway. The family home still stands today. She graduated from Lake Worth High School in 1940 and in 1944 married Roger H. Reddick. A daughter, Karen Reddick Smith, was born in 1946. The Reddicks built a home next door to her parent’s house, where she resided for 51 years. Mary Lou now resides in an Assisted Living Facility which she will gladly let you know is not in Lake Worth!!! She remembers a very happy childhood growing up in Lake Worth. She is not sure of the exact date, but when the dirt road known as the Jacksboro Highway was first paved, she and her best friend, Polly Tywater Burton slipped down to write their names in the wet concrete. They remained best friends over the years, until Polly’s death in 2013. The community incorporated as Lake Worth Village in the early 50’s and by the 60’s residents felt the need for a

library. The Lake Worth Library opened

are doing. She particularly likes the

in 1961. In 1964 Mary Lou volunteered

Children’s Programs. When she was

to assist Librarian Helen Watson with

volunteering at the Lake Worth Area

the Library. After Helen left in 1967 to

Museum, she said young people

join the Fort Worth Public Library, Mary

would come in and say, “Mrs. Reddick,

Lou was hired as Library Director. She held this position until her retirement in 1993. When the new Library located on Adam Grubb Drive was built in 1991, the City honored Mary Lou’s 26 years of service by naming the new facility the Mary Lou Reddick Public Library. After retiring, her service and involvement in the Lake Worth Community continued. She served

don’t you remember having to put up with me in the Library?” She said she and Virginia Ross did a lot of “baby sitting”, but it means a lot that the kids remember her and the good times they had in the Library. Mary Lou is living life to its fullest and will turn 95 years young in January of 2019!

as Secretary to the Lake Worth Lions Club, volunteered at NICA (Northside Inter-Church Agency), volunteered at the Lake Worth Senior Center and the Lake Worth Area Historical Society. She has been a member of Lake Worth United Methodist Church (now Lighthouse Fellowship) since 1938. Over the years she has received numerous Volunteer of the Year Awards, Lion of the Year Award, Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from Lions Club and the James Hodgkins Award. When writing this article, she wanted everyone to know she is very proud of the new library in the Multi-Purpose Complex and the excellent work Lara Strothers, Library Director, and her staff (Virginia Ross, Marianne Safranski and Courtney Preston)

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Mary Lou and Former Fire Chief Mark Cone

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T h e Fo s t e r

THE FOSTER HOUSE

HOUSE

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The J.R. Foster House for years

“It was one of the first big homes

By the 1930s, the rural Fort Worth

has been an intriguing point of

out here,” David Woodall, one of

to Springtown Road had become the

interest for thousands of people

Foster’s grandsons, once recalled.

heavily traveled Jacksboro Highway.

passing through Lake Worth.

“I grew up in this house. I have a lot

Foster saw the opportunity to boost

For 76 years, the distinguished

of fond memories of this place.”

his business by moving his store and

wedge-shaped, petrified wood

In the 1880s, John Richard Foster,

structure with the metal turret on

known to friends as “Rich”, ran a

one end attracted curious passersby

successful ice packing plant on Fort

from its location sitting back from

Worth’s north side. In 1922, he decided

Jacksboro Highway. Later its address

his family to the busy highway. He had a large gas station/grocery store/ ice house built near the intersection of Jacksboro Highway and what was then Nine Mile Bridge Road. Also, in 1935, Foster had a seven-

was listed as 6781 Lake Worth Blvd.

room residence built within walking

as it was within the city limits.

distance of his store. He kept horses

Since 2011 it has served as the Lake

and cattle in pens behind the home.

Worth Museum and is the centerpiece

He had a goldfish pond where

of the Lake Worth Multi-Purpose

Woodall remembered swimming as

Complex on Charbonneau Drive. It

a child. Foster also had a greyhound

is the pride of the Lake Worth Area

track behind the home and raised

Historical Society. The home, built in

champion greyhounds there. In the

1935, is one of few buildings outside

1940s, he allowed members of Lake

the Fort Worth city limits that is listed

Worth High School’s track team to

in Historic Fort Worth’s records.

practice on the greyhound track.

In those records it is listed as the

Ella “Granny” Foster always

J.R. Foster residence. Foster was

made sure the home’s yard was

Lake Worth’s second businessman

neatly manicured and there were

and one of Lake Worth School’s first

to move his wife, Ella, and his children

flowerbeds and a flower garden.

board members. Some longtime

west near the new reservoir known as

“I always ate breakfast in the turret of

Lake Worth locals have called it

Lake Worth. He established a grocery

the house,” Woodall said. “I lived there

“the rock house”. Many others, out

store and ice house near the popular

until I was 22. Most every Sunday the

of respect for its original owners,

Fort Worth Municipal Beach (later

family would all gather here for chicken

called it “The Foster House”.

Casino Beach) on the lakeshore.

dinner. When Grandma said she was

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frying chicken and we needed to come

And The Temple of Praise officials

“My grandmother would be upset

over, she meant we had to come over.”

were willing to sell the home only if

(about the move). She’d be out there

it was moved from the property. So,

with her bonnet on and stick running

in May 2008, the council approved

people off. It’s sad in a certain way.”

J.R. Foster passed away in 1946. Ella Foster passed away in 1951. It is unknown to whom the Foster family

$297,000 to relocate and set up the

Soon the home was on its way to a

home. Two months later, City of Lake

new location. Keith Brawley, a 1981

and school board member, and his

Worth officials announced plans to

Lake Worth High School graduate,

family moved into the home. The

purchase the home and have it moved

won the contract to direct the move.

family moved by the early 1980s.

to the multi-purpose facility it was

The exterior was removed to make the

Al Jameson, a Lake Worth businessman

home easier to transport. However, the

Then the Foster home sat idle until

relocation was not without incident.

The Temple of Praise church bought it in 2001. The church used the home

A crane involved in the project tipped

for offices and classrooms. In 2007,

over and damaged the home’s roof.

Myrtle “Myrt” Fowlkes spurred the

But the damage soon was repaired.

Lake Worth Area Historical Society’s

And there was much joy in Lake

efforts to persuade the Lake Worth City Council to have the home moved

Worth on April 16, 2011. What used

and converted into a museum.

to be “The Foster House” became the Lake Worth Area Museum with

The historical society originally operated a museum in what used

the museum’s grand opening. A few

to be the L.O. “Bud” Irby Senior

years later, the name was shortened

Center near Lake Worth City Park.

to Lake Worth Museum. Much of the

But when Fowlkes learned that The

building has changed over the years,

Temple of Praise church leaders were

but the original living room fireplace

considering selling the Foster place, she put all her efforts into gaining

building on Charbonneau Road.

the home as the new museum. She

For Woodall, the news was bittersweet.

knew the home well as a youngster. “I remember checking for bulls before crossing the Foster property,” Fowlkes said, laughing.

“I’m happy it will be a museum,” Woodall said in November 2008 of the city’s plans to move his boyhood home.

and dining room hutch remain. Yet the Foster influence remains in the structure. The museum now holds many items that are reminders of the Foster family’s legacy in the Lake Worth community. 2018

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THE FOSTER HOUSE

sold the home in 1958. In the 1970s,

$30,000 in funds to purchase and

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Multi-Purpose

MULTI-PURPOSE FACILITY

FACILITY

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The Lake Worth Multi-Purpose Facility (MPF) is a facility that can be used for multiple functions such as birthday parties, baby showers, family reunions, graduation parties, business training, luncheons and more. The MPF is located at 7005 Charbonneau Road between the Lake Worth Library and Senior Center. This facility offers three (3) meeting rooms (that can be rented individually or combined) and a full-size kitchen is also available. Hours of operation for MPF is from 7:00 a.m. to midnight. All rentals require a 2-hour minimum. All rental deposits are refundable if no damage occurs to the rental area and the cleaning checklist is complete. All after hour rentals require a City attendant. For reservation information, please visit the City’s website www.lakeworthtx.org or call 817-237-1211 extension 100. Description Resident Non-Resident Room Choice Non-Profit Per Hour 501(c)(3) Per Hour

1 Room

$25.00

$35.00

Capacity

Amenities*

*Count Based on Lecture Type Capacity

1 or 2

60 People

Wireless Internet Projectors Podium 27 Tables(30”by72”) 100 Chairs Ice Machine Coffee Pot (upon request and renter shall provide supplies)

2 Rooms $40.00 $50.00

1 and 2 or 2 and 3

120 People 107 People

3 Rooms

$55.00

$65.00

N/A

167 People

2 Rooms with Kitchen

$60.00

$70.00

N/A

107 People

3 Rooms with Kitchen

$75.00

$85.00

N/A

167 People *Amenities available in rooms 1, 2 & 3

• City Attendant- $15 per hour (mandatory fee for after hour rentals of 100 people or less) • City Attendant- $25 per hour (mandatory fee for after hour rentals of 100 people or less-City holidays only) • Security- $25 per hour in addition to City Attendant (mandatory fee for after hour rentals of 100 people or more) • $100 refundable deposit for room(s) usage only • $200 refundable deposit for rooms with use of the kitchen • Rental times need to include set up and clean up time. • Deposit and Rental fees due in full upon reservation. • Standing reservations are available for 2 or more rentals made by the same applicant. LAKE WORTH DIRECTORY

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L a ke Wo r t h A re a

MUSEUM

LAKE WORTH AREA MUSEUM

The LWAHS is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation whose goal is to provide a museum to preserve and share the wonderful history of the City of Lake Worth and the lake. And what a history we have! The scandalous lifestyles of the gamblers and gangsters who gave the Jacksboro Highway its reputation, the magnificent sounds of Big Band music and the boardwalk at Casino Beach, living in the shadow of Carswell AFB (SAC base) during WWII and the Cold War, the building of the Loop 820 Bridge, The Lake Worth

Lake Worth Museum

Monster and so much more! All of

7001 Charbonneau Rd.

this history is beautifully displayed in the homey setting of the Museum.

Hours: Thursday - Saturday

The Foster House, which was moved

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

to the Lake Worth Multi-Purpose

Annual Membership Dues

Center and restored, is now the

Individual . . . . . . . $10

Lake Worth Museum. The museum

Family . . . . . . . . . $15

is located between the L. O. “Bud”

Business . . . . . . . $25

Irby Senior Center and the Mary Lou Reddick Public Library at the LW Multi-Purpose Center, 7001 Charbonneau. Native Bullfrogs still call the Museum “The Rock House”. Become a member of the LWAHS and enjoy our quarterly meetings with pot luck dinners and great programs. Our next meeting is December 3rd, 6:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose Meeting Room behind the Museum. 2018

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CHARBONNEAU PARK

6801 Charbonneau Road Acreage: 3.48 Amenities Include: 30 ft. Covered Pavilion with 4 Picnic Tables Charbonneau Park is more commonly known as the “Growing up Strong: Kids and Trees” project. This community project was developed in 2001 by the City of Lake Worth in cooperation with the Northwest Tarrant Chamber of Commerce, the Lake Worth ISD, and more than 80 local businesses and community volunteers. In addition to planting trees in Charbonneau Park, the project provides mentoring opportunities by community volunteers

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“adopting” Elementary classes in Lake Worth ISD. “Kids

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and Trees” participants have assisted students by planting and assisting in the identification of trees and flowers, nature projects, and environmental education activities.

RAYL FAMILY PARK

3402 Pueblo Trail Acreage: 3.4 Amenities Include: Covered Picnic Tables, Small Walking Trial, Pond, and Playground Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Rayl moved to 7409 Apache Trail in 1941, along with their son Joe who was 13 years old. After moving into the house, they discovered 20 or 30 shortwave ship-to-shore radios in an upstairs room that was used as a workshop. It was rumored that the previous owners were believed to be German spies. They contacted the proper authorities and never heard anything more about the radios. Mr. and Mrs. Rayl passed some time ago and left the property to their children. The land was donated to the City of Lake Worth in 2000 by the heirs of Willy and Evia Rayl for the use of a city park. LAKE WORTH DIRECTORY

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LAKE WORTH PARK

LAKE WORTH PARK (ATHLETIC COMPLEX) 3501 Roberts Cut Off Amenities Include: Covered Picnic Tables, Playground, Foot Ball Field, Two Baseball Fields, Softball/T-ball Field, Concession Stand, Walking Trail (.5 Mile), and a Skate Board Park The athletic fields currently has two baseball fields, one softball field, and a soccer/football field. This location also has a playground for the kids and a skate park for all ages. Two organizations regularly hold events at this park. For youth activities such as baseball, softball, or football, check out the Lake Worth soccer is more your style, Cowtown Soccer offers adult and youth leagues www.cowtownsoccer.com.

HODGKINS PARK

KEENUM - SHELTON DOG PARK

4200 Hodgkins Road Acreage: 2.13 Amenities Include: Picnic Tables, Playground, Grills, and Large Covered Pavilion

REYNOLDS PARK 3500 Marina Drive

GRANDLAKE PARK

NAVAJO PARK

Acreage: 3.74 Amenities Include: Picnic Table, Playground, and Two Practice Baseball Fields

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Youth Association, www.lwya.info. If

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Ve t e r a n s

VETERANS MEMORIAL

MEMORIAL

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Located at the corner of Charbonneau Road and Shawnee Trail The Memorial was dedicated on June 22, 2013 to the memory of all who proudly served and protected their country. Plaques for the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy are displayed as well as one for POW-MIA. All Gave Some - Some Gave All.

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Naval Air Station

JOINT RESERVE BASE

Perhaps the biggest hidden gem in

up of approximately 40 separate

native, Major Horace S. Carswell.

Fort Worth is the Naval Air Station

commands, and its population is

Before that, the base was originally

Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base.

approximately 10,000. Its mission

named Tarrant Field Airdrome.

Established in 1994, the NAS Fort

is to provide combat readiness,

Worth JRB, located seven miles

support, and quality training for

The base was closed in 1993 and a

north/northwest of downtown, is

Reserve and Guard “war fighters” in

home to all branches of the Armed

all branches of the Armed Services.

Services (Navy, Marine Corps,

The base houses a myriad of

facility, instantly making it the premier

Air Force, Army, and the Texas

operations and public safety

Joint Reserve facility in the nation.

National Guard). It is a symbol of

departments such as Air Traffic

the community’s spirit and unending

Control, Fire and Emergency Services,

support for the beloved men and

and Security and Antiterrorism.

women who fight for our freedom

It is also a beacon of mutual

as members of the military.

aid support for the community,

Per the base’s website, the facility

including providing automatic

was created to allow for all service

aid to the city of Fort Worth.

members – regardless of what

The NAS Fort Worth JRB is more

unit they are a part of – to work

widely known as Carswell Air Force

together and share vital resources.

Base, a name it held from 1948

The NAS Fort Worth JRB is made

to 1993 in honor of Fort Worth

year later became what it is today. In so doing, numerous military personnel was relocated to the

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 4, 2016) Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base main gate sign. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jason Howard/Released)

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NAS JRB - FORT WORTH

161005-N-XB816-069 FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 5, 2016) An F-16 Fighting Falcon performs touch-and-go maneuvers at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base. A touch-and-go landing, or circuit, is a maneuver that is common when learning to fly a fixed-wing aircraft. It involves landing on a runway and taking off again without coming to a full stop. (U.S. Navy video by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Howard/Released)

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Community

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

PROGRAMS

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COMMUNITY YOGA Lori Drier teaches a popular chair yoga class at the L.O. Bud Irby Lake Worth Senior Center every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00. Her senior yoga classes incorporate a warm-up, gentle

COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT

chair-based yoga poses, and breathing

Residents can enjoy an Easter Egg

techniques. Lori completed her 200-hr

Hunt on Saturday April 13th, 2019 at

Yoga Teacher Certification studying

10 am. It will be held at the Lake Worth

under Dr. Tiffany Denny at 3 Tree

Multi-purpose Center and activities

Yoga in Fort Worth. She has been a

include face painting, a petting zoo

practitioner of yoga for 20 years.

and a visit with the Easter Bunny.

Lori hopes to facilitate a “safe space” where yoga is accessible to anyone regardless of age, size or physical limitations. She believes that yoga helps to strengthen the physical body, the mind and the spirit so that her students become stronger as they move about in their daily lives. This fall, Lori will teach a series of

TREE LIGHTING

QUILTING WITH JEAN NETTLES

green space next to the Mary Lou

Join the city of Lake Worth at Multi-

Jean Nettles is passionate about

Reddick Public Library at the corner

Purpose Center at 7005 Charbonneau

of Shawnee Trail and Charbonneau

on Friday November 30th, 2018

quilting. She teaches the Material

Road. These Saturday morning

from 5-7pm for their Tree Lighting.

classes are beginner friendly and

This is a free event and features a

will be held on October 13 & 27

concert by the Lake Worth High

and November 10 & 17 at 9:00am.

School Chorale, a visit with Santa, craft

inspire you to create quilting treasures

Please bring your own mat. Call 817-

activities for kids, plus hot chocolate

like table runners, quilt blocks,

237-9681 for more information.

and cookies provided by Albertson’s.

and other many other projects.

free outdoor yoga classes on the

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Girls Quilting Class every Wednesday at 11am at the L.O. Bud Irby Lake Worth Senior Center. Her class will


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