Closures and Cancellations
On March 24, 2020, Tarrant County issued an Executive Order stating that all non-essential businesses must close and individuals should remain in their homes. That order has twice been amended and is currently in effect through April 30, 2020. Following is a summary on the status of various City of Benbrook facilities and events. We will update this article as new information comes in.
City Hall, 911 Winscott Road, reopened May 1. No more than three visitors are allowed in the lobby area at one time, and visitors will be expected to maintain social distancing in public areas. To contact City Hall, please call 817-249-3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
City Council meetings are to take place via teleconferencing. Meetings are typically held at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Information on the next meeting, including how to participate from your home, will be posted on our social media.
All other City board and commission meetings are currently suspended.
Animal Control Officers are available, but the animal shelter is closed. Please call Animal Control at 817-249-1610. 4 PAWS will be doing adoption visits by appointment only, please call Caroline at 817-372-9044.
City Parks are open. Pavilion reservations are not being accepted until further notice. The City encourages anyone visiting the parks to follow the social distancing requirements stated in the Tarrant County Executive Order.
The Community Center, 228 San Angelo, is closed until further notice.
The Benbrook Senior Citizen Center, 1010 Mercedes, is closed until further notice.
Municipal Court is open. Please scroll down for more information.
The Benbrook Fire Department has suspended all tours and non-essential activities. They also will not be accepting donations of food items at this time. Facebook page.
The Benbrook Public Library, a separate entity from the City, is offering curbside pickup. The inside of the library remains closed until further notice. The library has many online services available on their website and Facebook page, or call 817-249-6632.
The Benbrook Water Authority, a separate entity from the City, is open. Website or call 817-249-1250.
Benbrook Municipal Court reopened May 1. The Court is rescheduling all defendants, jurors, and witnesses set or a hearing or trial from March 16, 2020 through and including April 30, 2020. You will receive a written notice from the Court advising you of the new date, time and location of your hearing, trial, or jury service. All outstanding traffic citation due dates are being extended until May 31, 2020. In many instances you can address your citation and payment services online or through the mail. The City of Benbrook will not assess the 2 percent cost recovery fee or the $1.50 convenience fee during the period the Municipal Court office are closed or until further notice.
Monitoring the Situation, Prepared to Respond
In a previous announcement regarding slowing the spread of COVID-19, Benbrook Mayor Jerry Dittrich explained, “At this time, health professionals advise social distancing. … As always, our paramount concern is the health and safety of our citizens.”
In the event of a local medical emergency, Benbrook’s public safety teams are prepared to respond quickly with the appropriate precautions. Meanwhile, City officials fully recognize the seriousness of the crisis. They are monitoring the situation daily, and will carefully considering each course of action. To keep informed on City developments, we encourage you to subscribe to City News Flashes and other Alerts and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Next Door.
At all times, City officials urge citizens to follow the recommendations of public health and safety officials, remain calm, and continue to work together in the spirit of our community.