Here's what's Happening!
The City staff and the Board of Commissioners are working around the clock to ensure the safety of our citizens. We are working daily with Wichita Falls, Wichita County, and state officials as we navigate this unprecedented time.
The Board of Commissioners met at 5:00 p.m. on March 27, 2020 in an Emergency Session. The attached Ordinance was passed as an emergency measure and shall become effective as of 11:59 p.m. on March 27, 2020 and shall be in effect until the Wichita County Judge issues an Order, anticipated to be issued next week.
The City of Burkburnett values the health and wellness of those enjoying our parks and playgrounds. Health officials recently shared evidence that the novel coronavirus can survive on hard surfaces, like playground equipment. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the City has closed all playground equipment within city limits until further notice. Other amenities, such as walking paths will remain open; however, residents should continue to practice social distancing and avoid gathering in large groups.
The City is working closely with Veolia North America, which operates and maintains the wastewater treatment plant, to educate people about the need to avoid flushing inappropriate items down their toilets.
The City of Burkburnett is closing its doors to foot traffic at City Hall, Police Department, Municipal Court, and the Library for an undetermined amount of time as gatherings of people are being discouraged by public health officials. All City venues can still be accessed for services via phone or online. The Library will still accept book reservations online and place the book for pickup in the foyer.
We are excited to share with you the draft of Burkburnett's Downtown Master Plan. We encourage you to share this with friends and family, share on your social media pages, and talk about with other locals so that anyone who may be interested in the plans for the downtown area has an opportunity to be part of its revitalization. Here's how you can help. First, take a look at the document itself. It is designed to be easy to skim. Second, look at the implementation actions on pages 43-47. Think about any way that you can be a resource in this effort. What talents do you have to contribute? What does your business do? What local groups do you belong to or help support that could pitch in? No contribution is too small! Third, take our short survey (only five questions!) before March 3rd to give us your feedback. The survey can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/62GCW8H. Last, be part of the adoption process for the plan. Make plans to attend the March 16th Board of Commissioners meeting, when the final plan document will be presented. We look forward to hearing from the people who have made Burkburnett a great community and who have an interest in making the downtown area a place that will once again attract locals and visitors alike.
The City of Burkburnett is engaged in a strategic planning process to define our key priorities and goals that will guide decision making for the revitalization of Downtown Burkburnett. We ask you to complete this online survey because your ideas, opinions, and recommendations are essential to the success of this process. To complete the survey, go to https://surveymonkey.com/r/DPBQV3H
The City of Burkburnett Library is CLOSED for new shelving installation. The Library will re-open on December 26, 2019.
If you are interested in serving on an advisory board, the city is currently accepting applications. Please complete the application and drop it off at City Hall. Our particular need at this time is for members on the Hotel Occupancy Tax Board, along with the Planning & Zoning Commission. We will, however, accept applications for interest on other city boards. Applications will be retained for 12 months.