Town Updates by Alderman G. Micheal Thompson, Jr., Place 4
In the last Providence Times Mayor Pro Tem Clint Shipp discussed the new safety ordinances that were established in Providence Village. In the past two months we have added ordinances aimed at improving our town, protecting our property and quality of life. We also learned that we would be losing one of the architects of our small town. At the January 10th meeting Mayor Pro Tem Clint Shipp submitted his resignation from the Town Council. He has taken a position with Trinity University in San Antonio. We will greatly miss his leadership on the council as well as his experience with the Water District, Denton County and background in Public Administration.
On January 10, 2011 Mayor Brian Roberson signed a Proclamation designating July 30th as “Youth Peace Day International” in conjunction with the Agape Gospel Academy’s Million Youth Peace March International. The purpose of the march is to educate, enlighten, and inspire America’s youth; to encourage the general health and wellness of our youth, while discouraging teen violence and abuse.
With the focus of protecting our property, the Town Council passed a Firework ordinance which prohibits the sale, storage and discharge of fireworks within the Town Limits. This ordinance also protects the annual HOA Independence Day Celebration that we have all come to enjoy. We have also passed a Noise and Nuisance ordinance. The general prohibitions within this ordinance are:
- Any unreasonable loud, disturbing, unnecessary noise which causes material distress, discomfort or injury to persons of ordinary sensibilities in the immediate vicinity thereof is hereby declared to be a nuisance and is hereafter prohibited.
- Any noise of such character, intensity and continued duration which substantially interferes with the comfortable enjoyment of private homes by persons of ordinary sensibilities is hereby declared to be a nuisance and is hereafter prohibited.
We are a growing Town and in a effort to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the residents the Council has established a CURFEW FOR SUB-MINORS. This curfew is for persons under 17 years of age.
- 10:00 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, until 6:00 a.m. of the following day; and
- 11:00 p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, until 6:00 a.m. of the following day when school is not in session; and
- 12:01 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. on any Friday or Saturday.
All ordinances will be enforced by the Denton County Sherriff’s office through agreements between the Water District, the Town and the Sherriff’s Department.
The Council is currently considering the establishment of building codes and a sign ordinance. These will reflect the uniqueness of our community and protect the value of your property. We are also working with Denton County to provide Engineering Services for inspection of Roads and Drainage. We welcome your input through email, phone or come participate in the open forum during the Town Council meeting bi-monthly.
The Providence Village Town Council meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at 7:00 pm in the Providence Community Center. We invite all residents of Providence Village to attend as we conduct business such as proposed ordinances, upcoming town issues, and residents concerns.
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