City Council

Job descriptionThe Council is the city’s governing body. Term is two years.
DutiesEnacts city laws and ordinances
Determines city policies
Adopts city budget
Appoints city manager to administer city government
Annual salary$25 per Council meeting attended; reimbursed for official city expenses.
MeetingsCouncil meetings twice monthly; special meetings called as needed.

Place 3 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Linda “Lin” Thompson (incumbent)FB:
www.facebook.com/LindaLinThompsonHCPlace3/

Email: lst76.lt@gmail.com

Place 4 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Brent WeastFB:
www.facebook.com/brentplace4

Email: williambweast@gmail.com
Trae Fowler (incumbent)
www.traeforhaltom.wixsite.com/fowler

FB:
www.facebook.com/traefowlerforhaltom/

Twitter: FB:
www.twitter.com/TraeforHaltom

Email: tfowler65@outlook.com

Place 5 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Willis O’DellFB:
www.facebook.com/Haltomcitycouncilwilliso
Bob Watkins (incumbent)Email: bob@bobwatkinsforhaltomcity.com

Place 6 Candidates

CandidateCampaign LinksWhat is your top priority if elected to this office?Why are you the best qualified candidate for this office?
Ricky Brown (incumbent)
FB:
www.facebook.com/voteRickyBrown

Email: rvbproperties@hotmail.com
In an effort to lower the amount of property taxes we pay, my top priority is to create additional revenue, via ad valorem and sales taxes collected, when housing developments and businesses arise and shine in Haltom City.I am the Haltom City Council Place 6 incumbent, HC Economic Development Corporation (EDC) President, a member of the HC EDC Grant Committee and HC Audit Committee. Previous servant leadership includes the HC Planning & Zoning commission and various BISD bond review committees. I’ve been a successful general contractor since 1979. I’ve witnessed properly-managed municipal growth of area communities through first-hand involvement, appearing before boards and enjoying positive communications with government representatives. Construction projects completed in the last three years in my hometown of Haltom City, have added almost $2 million to the ad valorem tax base here, benefitting all.
Chris Bethel


FB:
www.facebook.com/bethelforplace6

Email: chrisbethel@gmail.com
I recognize that every concern as a top priority, however, we all know that concerns must be prioritized, therefore, I believe my focus is to our First Responders and getting them the support they require. Additionally, I believe that Public Safety is another concern that I am looking to address, as well as, bringing business growth to our town. For too long, Haltom has been stagnant and known for its churches and car lots, it’s time venture above and beyond that reputation. I expect the Mayor and the City Manager to bring these positive changes and shall expect my support.I believe I am the RIGHT candidate for this position, not just the best, due to my heart’s desire for our city, I simply want what’s best for her. I love the various cultures she offers and the dynamics for business growth is waiting for the right candidate, such as myself. As a Deputy Operations Manager, former US Army veteran, I oversee projects and schedules, task priorities, have proven leadership and discipline skills, so I can bring those characteristics to the council and demonstrate the positive changes I hope to share in conjunction with my soon-to-be council members and Mayor.

Proposition A

Ballot Proposition
The issuance of not to exceed $28,900,000 of City of Haltom City, Texas General Obligation Bonds for designing, acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving, and equipping a multi-story facility combining a Law Enforcement Center and City Hall and the purchase of land therefore, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.
If I vote FORHaltom City can issue $28.9 million in bonds and levy a tax to fund a new Law Enforcement Center and City Hall.
If I vote AGAINST
Haltom City cannot issue $28.9 million in bonds and levy a tax to fund a new Law Enforcement Center and City Hall.
Tax ConsequencesIf both bond propositions pass, there may be a two-cent increase to the property tax rate, although details have not been finalized. (See Fort Worth Star-Telegram articles, below).
What is a Bond?A bond is essentially an IOU. Instead of going to a bank to get a loan, like an individual might do, governments can issue bonds to raise money for specific projects. An investor buys a bond on the understanding that they will be paid back, in full and with interest, on a set date (limited by law to 40 years). In most cases, governments must seek voter approval to issue a bond.
Recent News Articles“34.4 million bond package would help modernize Haltom City facilities”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 14, 2018) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article200117429.html

“Outdated city, police, fire facilities on Haltom City’s wish list if bond election OK’d”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 8, 2018) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article199092364.html

Proposition B

Ballot PropositionThe issuance of not to exceed $5,500,000 of City of Haltom City, Texas General Obligation Bonds for designing, acquiring, constructing, renovating, improving, and equipping a Fire Station facility, with priority given to replacing and relocating Fire Station #3, and the levying of a tax in payment thereof.
If I vote FORHaltom City can issue $5.5 million in bonds and levy a tax to pay for a new fire station facility, to replace and relocate Fire Station #3.
If I vote AGAINSTHaltom City cannot issue $5.5 million in bonds and levy a tax to pay for a new fire station facility.
Tax ConsequencesIf both bond propositions pass, there may be a two-cent increase to the property tax rate, although details have not been finalized. (See Fort Worth Star-Telegram articles, below).
What is a Bond?A bond is essentially an IOU. Instead of going to a bank to get a loan, like an individual might do, governments can issue bonds to raise money for specific projects. An investor buys a bond on the understanding that they will be paid back, in full and with interest, on a set date (limited by law to 40 years). In most cases, governments must seek voter approval to issue a bond.
Recent News Articles“34.4 million bond package would help modernize Haltom City facilities”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 14, 2018) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article200117429.html

“Outdated city, police, fire facilities on Haltom City’s wish list if bond election OK’d”, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Feb 8, 2018) http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article199092364.html