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Remarks from Mayor Boyter
UPDATE AS OF 3/26: Bulk, Brush and Limbs Pickup Suspended-Until further notice, Republic Services will no longer be collecting curbside BULK, BRUSH AND LIMBS DEBRIS. Instead, crews will continue to focus on the volume of increased residential trash to keep our streets and curbs clean. During this time we would like to remind our residents to please bag and tie trash before you place it in the can to keep crews safe while handling household wastes. Recycling can still go loosely in the recycle cart since it is collected by a mechanical truck and the trash crews do not come in contact with what is inside the cart.
The City of Bedford is in constant communication with Republic Services and we will continue to keep our residents informed of any changes to curbside collection services during this time. Additional information and any missed collections can be reported to Republic Waste at 817-332-7301.
Mayor’s AddressRemarks from Mayor Boyter
-- The City of Bedford is currently discussing what changes will take place due to the Tarrant County executive order which goes into effect at 11:59p.m. tonight, March 24, 2020.
-- Due to the COVID-19, effective March 24, 2020, please be advised that ALL Simple Recycling collection operations in the State of Texas are temporarily suspended. This will remain in effect until further notice.
To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley today signed a second amended disaster declaration due to a local health emergency. Go to the Tarrant County website for the complete order which includes a more comprehensive list.
The new restrictions, which go into effect today at 6 p.m., will close in-person worship services but will allow worship support staff to facilitate online services.
The new rules will also close malls and other non-essential retail establishments such as barber shops, hair salons, nail salons as well spas and massage parlors.
Essential services such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other establishments that sell household goods will remain open.
In-house dining at restaurants remains closed but drive-in, drive-through, takeout and delivery are still permitted.
There should be no gatherings of more than 10 people regardless of the situation. There is no distinction between the types of gatherings in the amended declaration.
--Mayor Boyter has signed a declaration of Local Disaster due to a Public Health Emergency - It can be viewed here.
--All civic event cancelations have been extended until May 2,2020, which includes the Glow and Go Easter Egg Hunt and the Citizens Police and Fire Acadamy meetings.
-- The Hurst Euless Bedford Teen Court has extended the cancellations of Monday Night Dockets to include April 20, 2020 and May 4, 2020. Participants are encouraged to contact Hurst Euless Bedford Teen Court at 817-952-2468 for more information.
-- The Bedford Fire Department’s Citizen’s Fire Academy has been canceled until further notice.
-- Due to COVID-19 concerns, next week’s regular City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020, has been canceled.
-- The City Council work session scheduled for tonight, Monday, March 16, 2020 has been postponed until further notice.
-- City Hall, Building B is closed. All late fees and/or disconnects will be suspended for 30 days and for those looking to pay a water or utility bill can do so online at www.bedford.dpnetbill.com/ .
-- The Animal Shelter is closed. All adoptions, drop offs, fosters, and reclaims are by appointment only at 817-952-2191. After hour assistance can be reached at 817-952-2127.
Due to public health concerns, Bedford Fire Department is temporarily suspending non-emergency services. These include school/daycare visits, station tours, and the Citizen’s Fire Academy. Administration offices will remain open to the public until further notice.