Jan 17

AT&T Fiber Placement in Park Vista

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 3:34 PM by Bradley Fraley

AT&T will be working in the Park Vista area later this week to deploy new fiber optic cable to support their AT&T Fiber service.  You can learn more information about the product by watching following YouTube video.  There are several installation activities scheduled to take place in the City of Watauga during the 2018 year.  Work is expected to continue into March.  The streets affected are:

  1. Elk Ridge Drive
  2. Trout Creek Court
  3. Caribou Ridge Drive
  4. Beaver Ridge Drive
  5. Bear Hollow Court
  6. Red Rock Trail
  7. Geyser Trail
  8. Bison Trail
  9. Bison Court
  10. Cedar View Trail
  11. Cedar View Court
  12. Timber Ridge Drive

AT&T is committed to restoring areas disturbed during the construction process.  AT&T approved contractors and the AT&T management team will work with the impacted residences during the course of this process.  They know the construction process of any kind (water, sewer, power, cable, etc.) has the potential to be disruptive.  Their objective is to minimize the disruption while deploying upgraded AT&T Fiber facilities for the AT&T Fiber services. 

AT&T has ensured the City that if any citizen calls 817.466.8515 and leaves a message, AT&T should answer the citizen within one day.  If any citizen desires to speak with the City rather than AT&T, then please call the Public Works Department at 817.514.5843.  The City's Construction Inspector, Wayne Jarvis, shall be checking on this project daily.

Jan 17

December 18, 2017 - City Council Recap

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 3:25 PM by Bradley Fraley

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During the Regular City Council Meeting on December 18, 2017, the Watauga City Council presented a certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence to the City of Watauga from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association.  

The Council also presented Life Saving Awards to Lieutenant Steve Caudle, Fire Fighter Aaron Barnett, Fire Fighter Ryan Thomas, Fire Fighter Alan Thomas, and Fire Fighter Clinton Batson. 

The City Manager provided an update to Council regarding accomplishments made over the previous quarter towards the goals outlined in the 2017 Strategic Plan.

The City Council approved an ordinance adjusting the charges for drainage services and established the Municipal Drainage Utility System by a vote of 3-0.  The City Council also approved a resolution adopting the 2017 Economic Development Strategic Plan by a vote of 3-0.  Finally, the City Council approved an amendment to the Burgess & Niple contract for design and construction administration of the Whitley Road Phase III project from Chapman Road to Hightower Drive in an amount not to exceed $373,100.
Nov 15

November 13, 2017 - City Council Recap

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 2:54 PM by Bradley Fraley

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During the Regular City Council Meeting on November 13, 2017, the Watauga City Council presented Certificates of Appreciation to former Council Members Robert Davis and Lee Griffin for their service on the Council.

The Watauga Police Department presented to the Council their newest Lieutenant during a swearing in ceremony.  Lieutenant Jason Babcock was promoted to the position after Civil Service testing was completed and brings over 15 years of experience in Police Services to the position.

The City Council approved new in-car video systems for the Watauga Police vehicles by accepting a contract with Axon Enterprise Inc. in an amount not to exceed $104,839.48.  Axon Enterprises is the current provider for Police Body Cams and this contract expands video coverage into the Police vehicles utilizing the same platform.  This will enhance safety for both officers and the citizens they serve.

The City Council also approved guidelines for the deployment of small cell antennae throughout the City.

Note:  The City is currently evaluating new solutions for video streaming and archiving of Board and Committee meetings.  Therefore, the current video for this meeting is not available online at this time.  If you wish to review the video of this meeting, please contact the City Secretary Office.