Bartonville Town Update – April 2018

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Bartonville Mayor Bill Scherer

Happy spring from Bartonville!

With heavy hearts, our thoughts and prayers go out to our Bartonville residents Ron and Margaret Weber, who lost their son, Capt. Mark Weber, 29, on March 15. Capt. Weber, along with six other members of the U.S. Armed Forces, was killed when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq.  He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in 2011 and served as a Combat Rescue Officer.  Capt. Weber was assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron, 23rd Wing, Moody AFB, Georgia, and was serving in Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Air Force Capt. Mark Weber

A graduate of the US Air Force Academy, Capt. Weber is survived by his parents, as well as four siblings:  Leah Weber, currently serving overseas in the U.S. Air Force; Kathrine Weber, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard; Lori Weber, a nurse; and Kristen Weber, a writer and Christian stand-up comedian.

We are indebted to Capt. Weber’s service, commitment, and sacrifice to our nation.  Because of his bravery and selflessness, we enjoy daily freedom and security.  It is our duty to honor and never forget the sacrifice that Capt. Weber made.  The Town of Bartonville extends heartfelt prayers and condolences to the Weber family and all affected by this tragedy.

As for town business – We need your input!  We have heard your questions and comments regarding police services for Bartonville and the associated costs.  As such, we have devised a very short, transparent survey.  Now is the time to clearly communicate your wishes.  We will use the survey results to implement the recommended level of service.  Information on the survey will be mailed to each resident, it is also online on our town website, and paper copies of the survey can be found at Town Hall.   The survey will open on April 2nd and close on May 4th.  Thank you in advance for your input.

Final Reminder!  The Bartonville Annual Spring Clean Up & Recycling Day is on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 8 a.m. – Noon, at the Lantana Fellowship Church.  FREE to Bartonville residents, this event helps us clean house and dispose of those large items such as furniture, fencing wire, tree limbs, etc.  There will be document shredding, computer crushers, and a Goodwill donation truck.  Household hazardous waste will be accepted by registration only.  You may register at www.townofbartonivlle.com/HHW or call Town Hall at 817-693-5280.  Please note: we are not able to accept concrete, any appliance with Freon, medications or televisions.  Medications can be safely disposed of at the kiosk inside Town Hall.  Information regarding the disposal of televisions can be found on the Town’s website.

Listening to our residents and being mindful of driver safety, we partnered with CoServ Electricity to install a street lamp at FM 407 and East Jeter to illuminate this formally dark intersection.  Residents will no longer have to worry about missing that turn at night.

Lastly, a special THANK YOU to the Argyle High School Student Leadership group.  They have committed to collecting trash along East Jeter and McMakin once a month.  Their efforts and the efforts of the Greater FM 407 Lion’s Club towards keeping Bartonville beautiful are greatly appreciated.

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