City of Willow Park
The City of Willow Park staff has begun exploring the idea of calling a bond election for May of 2016. There are two issues being discussed: a new public safety building and road reconstruction projects on a large scale.
City leaders have put out a call for interested citizens to volunteer on a committee exploring both these issues, and make recommendations to council about the bond election.
The members of the committee will be named at the Dec. 10 City Council meeting. Call Willow Park City Hall at 817-441-7108 for more information or to volunteer.
For the full story, see the Dec. 11 issue of The Community News.
From the City of Willow Park
At just after 6 pm on Sunday, Oct. 18, the Willow Park Police Department received a call regarding a robbery offense which had just taken place at the Subway sandwich shop located on the North Service Road and east of Ranch House Road.
A male had walked into the business, ordered a meal and prior to leaving, went back over to the employee and asked for the money from the register. There was a threat involved, but no weapon was displayed.
The subject was described as being approximately six foot tall, average build, unshaven, with dyed red hair, wearing a white t-shirt and dark jeans. No vehicles were seen as the subject left on foot. The subject was not located in the area and the investigation is on-going.
From Willow Park police chief Brad Johnson:
At Approximately 3:47 pm on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, the Willow Park Police Department received a call from a male who resides in the 300 block of Buena Vista regarding a possible shooting.
Officers responded and located a 60 year old white male deceased from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The scene was secured by the Willow Park Police Department with the assistance of personnel from Aledo ISD Police.
Upon completion of the on-scene investigation the deceased was transported to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office. A weapon was recovered on scene.
The name of the deceased is being withheld at this time. There is no threat to the general public.
Federal District Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued an order in the City of Willow Park’s favor April 21 in the civil case of Petty v. Willow Park. The order stated that all claims against the City of Willow Park and City Administrator Matt Shaffstall should be dismissed.
In September 2014 former city employee Lance Petty filed suit against the city, Mayor Richard Neverdousky and City Administrator Matt Shaffstall.
The court dismissed 10 of Petty’s 11 claims outright and made a partial dismissal of the remaining claim against Neverdousky for breach of contract.
“The city is thankful for all the hard work and consideration of the court. We are pleased with the court’s order and looking forward to resolving the final part of this lawsuit,” Shaffstall said in a statement.
From the Willow Park Police Dept.
On Tuesday, Jan. 27 at approximately 5 p.m. there was a multi-agency response to locate a subject that had been involved in offenses in Weatherford and Hudson Oaks.
The male subject had crashed through a fence of a business in Willow Park and abandoned his vehicle. Numerous personnel from multiple agencies, including a tracking K9, searched an area north and east of the FM 5 and North Service Road interchange. The search was called off about 11 PM.
At about 1:45 the following morning, Officer Cryer of the Willow Park Police Department observed a subject behind a closed business located in the 4000 block of the East 1-20 South Service Rd.
Willow Park Police Chief Brad Johnson has confirmed that the Compass Bank branch near Ranch House Road and I-20 was robbed Thursday afternoon.
"Shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, 01/08/2015, a black male entered the Compass Bank on Interstate 20 in Willow Park. The male, through a note and conversation, claimed to be armed and demanded money. Upon receiving an undisclosed amount of cash the male fled northbound from the bank," Johnson said in a release Thursday evening.
Johnson said police arrived on the scene in just over a minute, and conducted a search of the area around the bank.
After testing by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, The boil order issued earlier this week for the city of Willow Park has been lifted.
The boil order was issued earlier this week after a water main break.
Willow Park continues to be on summer watering restrictions as follows:
Outside watering is restricted to three times per week
Outside watering is permitted for Even Addresses on: Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday
Outside watering is permitted for Odd Addresses on: Saturday, Monday & Wednesday
During the hours of 5 a.m. – 8 a.m. & 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
No outside watering is allowed on Friday
Hand watering is permitted at any time.
If you have any questions you can contact the Water Department at 817-441-7108 ext.1
Thank you for your help in conserving our precious resource.
Willow Park has issued a boiled water advisory for August 12, 2014. The notice was worded as follows:
Due to a water main break and the loss of water pressure the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our Water System, the City of Willow Park Public Water System 1840027 to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes that may have been stirred up by the main break and loss of pressure, water for drinking, cooking and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.
When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.
If you have any questions concerning this matter, you may contact City Administrator, Matt Shaffstall at 817-441-7108. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Interstate 20 exit ramp will reopen on Thursday, July 25, with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Mayor Neverdousky and John Cordary with the Texas Department of Transportation. The reopening ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. at the ground-breaking site of ramp 415 West bound at the 100 block of Crown Pointe Blvd. There will be a reception immediately following the ribbon cutting at The Village at Crown Pointe Club House until noon. Refreshments will be provided.
The opening marks the beginning of new development opportunities for Willow Park. The new ramp location will help facilitate the development of the Texas Health Resources Medical Campus and surrounding area. The new exit ramp will provide better access to surrounding area developments, improve overall traffic congestion, and allow for new commercial development along the access road and Crown Pointe Boulevard.
Parking for the ceremony will be managed by Willow Park Police Department. The Village at Crown Point Club House is located at 180 Crown Pointe Blvd, Willow Park, Texas 76087. For additional information please call (817) 441-7108.
From the City of Willow Park
"CITY OF WILLOW PARK
CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP
101 STAGECOACH TRAIL, WILLOW PARK, TEXAS 76087
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 AT 7:00 PM
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION
a. 2012-2013 FY Budget
I certify that the above notice of this meeting was posted on the bulletin board at the Municipal Complex of the City of Willow Park, Texas on September 14, 2012 at 5:00 PM.
Candice J. Scott, City Administrator
City of Willow Park, Texas
Removed from the bulletin board on _________________, 2012 by _____________________."