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To locate a COVID-19 testing site, visit: http://covidtest.tdem.texas.gov
Governor Greg Abbott issued executive orders on April 27, 2020 setting out the timeline and guidelines for reopening businesses across the State of Texas. Information on this timeline and guidelines can be found in his report ’Texas Helping Texans: The Governor’s Report to Open Texas’
The Safety, Health, and Consumer Council has provided a guide for properly cleaning and disinfecting the home at https://www.safehome.org/resources/keeping-house-clean-flu-coronavirus/
Mayor’s Message - Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
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With “Retail-To-Go” all payments should be done over the phone or internet if possible, and contact should be minimized if remote payment is not available. Purchased items should be delivered to the backseat or trunk of the customer’s vehicle whenever possible to minimize physical contact with the customer. Employees must wash or sanitize their hands after each interaction with a customer, and whenever possible, must disinfect any item that came into contact with the customer. The customer should wash or sanitize their hands after the transaction. Additional guidance from the Texas Department of State Health Services can be found at https://dshs.texas.gov/coronav…/…/ReOpenedRetailGuidance.pdf
As a public health authority, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) is responsible for public health matters, including the COVID-19 virus. TCPH is also required to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of those individuals who may receive services from the agency. To find out more about the TCPH’s recommendations and case statuses regarding COVID-19, please visit https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/public-health/disease-control---prevention/coronaviruas.html.
City facilities remain closed until further notice. This includes City Hall, the Boys Ranch Activity Center, Senior Center, Old Bedford School, the Law Enforcement Center, and the Animal Control Shelter; however, City services continue. Animal Shelter adoptions can be made through appointments, water bills can be paid online, permits can be obtained via phone, Neighborhood Services officers will continue to patrol their districts, customer service is still available via phone, and more.
No, at this time, all summer programs and events, including Bedford Splash Aquatics Center, summer camp, 4thFest, and the Bedford Blues & BBQ festival have been canceled.
City Hall, Building B is closed. Payments can be put into the dropbox in the Building B parking lot facing Forest Ridge Drive. All late fees and/or disconnects will be suspended for 30 days and for those looking to pay a water bill can do so online at www.bedford.dpnetbill.com/ Contact Customer Service at 817-952-2112 or email@example.com for assistance. For new applications, please visit 2turniton.com.
Bedford businesses and grocery stores can help during this difficult time. Several offer delivery or pick-up options, as well as, creating special or updated hours of operations.
Call 817-952-2140 and a Permit Technician will assist with the appropriate permit application to fill out and submit online or by fax.
Additional reminders from Republic:
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.
Yes, Simple Recycling has resumed its normal scheduled (Monday or Tuesday trash service day) service.
Council meetings are shown live on the City’s website at https://bedfordtx.gov/250/City-Council-Meetings-Online and on channels 16 (Spectrum) or 99 (AT&T).
Council meetings are recorded and available the following day on the City’s website at https://bedfordtx.gov/250/City-Council-Meetings-Online.
Yes, however, the declaration would supersede the ordinance violation, due to the fact that declaration is a county statute.
The alcohol petition election has been postponed until November 3, 2020, unless an earlier date is approved by the Governor.
The Phase Next Park Improvement project will continue as planned. City staff is currently reviewing the 100% Design Development Drawings while architects have submitted the drawings to the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR). We are expected to return all drawing review comments to the architect no later than April 20. Afterward, we will press forward with final design work and proposed construction documentation that will be completed by late summer.
You can apply for a library card online at www.bedfordlibrary.org and click on the get a card button. Fill out the form. A library staff member will contact you. A Texas ID/DL will be required. Children must have a parent or guardian apply for them. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Drive-Up Window has reopened and beginning Thursday, May 7, patrons will be able to place a hold in the library’s catalog. After receiving notification the hold is ready, drive up to the window with your library card, or a valid ID.
Patrons can return materials through the Library’s dropbox on the north side of the building 24/7. There will be no overdue fines during the Library closure. For the health and safety of the community and staff, all returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in.
For the health and safety of the community and staff, all returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. We have implemented a 3 day grace period to avoid overdue fees related to this delayed check-in. Email email@example.com or call 817-952-2350 if you are concerned.
Patrons can still pay for overdue fines and lost item fees online at bedfordlibrary.org. Log in to your Library account (Login: 14 digit card number, no spaces | Password: Last 4 digits of card number by default), click ‘Your Fines’ in the menu on the left, then click the ‘Pay Now with SmartPay’ button.
Library cardholders can also check out digital ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, & graphic novels/comics through its three digital library apps: Libby, cloudLibrary, and RBdigital.
To set up each app:
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-952-2350 with any additional questions.
Thank you for your patience. Normal operation will resume once City facilities reopen. For real-time updates, check the Library’s website or follow us on Facebook @BedfordPublicLibrary.
HelpNow: Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests – including the SAT. Brainfuse’s HelpNow tutors are available from 2:00pm - 11:00pm.
To use HelpNow:
Novelist K-8: NoveList K-8 Plus is a trusted source of read-alike recommendations specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
Tumblebooks: Story Books, Read Alongs, Ebooks, Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction, National Geographic Videos, Language Learning, Puzzle, and Games.
To setup App:
Texshare Databases: Authoritative, Ad-free, Available 24/7. TexShare Databases are e-resources licensed for the exclusive use of Texas libraries and their patrons. Start with TexShare for homework help, health or business information, academic journals, popular magazines, genealogy, or job and career development. From car repair to languages to legal forms, the Texas State Library provides access to great information. Enter your valid Bedford Public Library card to access them from anywhere.
To use these databases:
The Bedford Public Library has online video tutorials available to help all levels of learners for free.
Neighborhood Services has been directed to continue to investigate and appropriately abate violations to the Code of Ordinances. Neighborhood Services Officers will continue their routine patrols through their respective Code Districts. Discretion has been given to the Neighborhood Services Officer to choose how strictly they will enforce the Code, but maintaining the Health, Safety, and Welfare of our community remains paramount.
Neighborhood Services Officers have been directed to limit personal contact with residents for the safety of the resident and the officer. Thus, contact with residents regarding violations of the Code will be conducted primarily with emails, phone calls, and official letters.
Neighborhood Services considers all violations to be important to the Health, Safety, and Welfare of our community. Violations such as high grass and weeds can become a problem with rodents and other unwanted animals like insects and snakes. In order to keep the community safe from these vermin, it is imperative that Neighborhood Services enforce even perceived minor violations.
Neighborhood Services has been deemed by the city administration to be essential to the operations of the city. Thus, Neighborhood Services have implemented several measures to limit the exposure to resident and staff. As such, Neighborhood Services is available by phone, email, and the Better At Bedford App. However, please allow Neighborhood Services staff to return your request. Because of the COVID-19 issue, Neighborhood Services has changed some of the processes which might delay some of the communication. Neighborhood Services is dedicated to providing timely, ethical, and positive communication with all residents and business owners.
The most effective way to contact Neighborhood Services is through email email@example.com or by phone at 817- 952-2640. Due to the staffing levels at this time, please allow adequate time for Neighborhood Services to reply. All efforts will be taken to promptly address your concerns.
Because of the COVID-19 issue, Neighborhood Services has been directed to facilitate the education regarding violations by placing door tags on doors. These tags are NOT violations, but an effort by the City to let a resident know that a violation might exist. This gives the resident time to correct any actions before moving toward a Notice of Violation. If you have questions, contact the Neighborhood Services Officer that issued the door tag - information is located on the affixed business card.
Neighborhood Services is committed to educating and engaging with residents. Our staff will work with all residents to ensure compliance. This means possibly extending time to get property in compliance or assisting with available resources. Citations are a last resort. If you have issues contacting Neighborhood Services staff is the best course of action.
Notice of Violation (NOV) is NOT a citation. An NOV is a method of communication with residents. The NOV is to inform you that a Neighborhood Services Officer has witnessed a code violation. The NOV is a chance for the resident to get property in compliance or to start a conversation with Neighborhood Services. All Code questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 817-952-2640. Due to the staffing levels at this time, please allow adequate time for Neighborhood Services to reply. All efforts will be taken to promptly address your concerns.
Neighborhood Services will make every effort to work with residents. Empathy, compassion, and sensitivity are values embodied by Neighborhood Services staff. Please contact Neighborhood Services at email@example.com or by phone at 817-952-2640 to discuss any issues. Due to the staffing levels at this time, please allow adequate time for Neighborhood Services to reply. All efforts will be taken to promptly address your concerns.
Please contact the Bedford Municipal Court at 817-952-2150 press 2.
Please contact the Bedford Municipal Court at 817-952-2150 press 1.
Please visit www.bedfordpayments.com.
Please contact the Bedford Municipal Court at 817-952-2150 press 2. If you have already spoken to a clerk and been advised as to how much to pay with a money order, cashier’s check, or credit card authorization form, please send your payment to:
Bedford Municipal Court – 2000 Forest Ridge Drive – Bedford, Texas 76021
Please visit https://bedfordtx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1654/WEBPLEA_PAYMENT.
Please contact the Bedford Municipal Court at 817-952-2150 press 2. After you speak to a clerk and have been notified that you qualify for deferred disposition, please visit https://bedfordtx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/83/Pay-by-Mail-Deferred-Disposition-Form-PDF?bidId=.
Wait 5 business days from the date that you received the citation before contacting the Bedford Municipal Court at 817-952-2150 press 2.
Please contact the Bedford Municipal Court at 817-952-2150 press 3.
Please contact the Teen Court at 817-952-2468.
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