Thursday, October 29, 2020

Health & Wellness Master Plan Committee Hosts Open House

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the April 17 Health & Wellness Open House was canceled. It has been rescheduled for May 14 at 5 p.m. and the format has been changed. The open house will take place in the lobby of Town Hall starting at 5 p.m. followed by a SPIN Town Hall Forum, where the Health & Wellness Master plan will be presented.

The plan focuses on topics such as built and natural environment, aging population, mental and physical health and community resiliency. The open house and Town Hall Forum will allow citizens the opportunity to attend and provide valuable comments on the plan.

The 2035 Health & Wellness Master Plan Committee was appointed by Southlake City Council in June 2018. The committee held their kick-off meeting in August 2018 and has since met numerous times to develop recommendations for the plan.

Health & Wellness Open House

  • Health & Wellness Master Plan Open House – Town Hall Lobby: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Presentation of the H&W Master Plan during the SPIN Town Hall Forum – City Council Chambers: 6:00 p.m. to approximately 6:15 p.m.
  • H&W Committee meeting – Executive Conference Room: Approximately 6:15 p.m.

“Community health and wellness continues to grow as a popular topic in future planning efforts”, said Senior Planning and Development Services Director Ken Baker. “Recommendations included within the 2035 Health & Wellness Master Plan allow us to stay proactive in addressing strategies that promote health and wellness. We encourage residents to attend the Health & Wellness Open House, as this provides a great opportunity for our stakeholders to give us highly valued input and feedback”.

A draft version of the Health & Wellness Master Plan is available on the City’s website. There is also a feedback form on the Health & Wellness web page for residents to submit questions or comments directly to planning staff regarding this plan. For more information about the upcoming open house or the Southlake Comprehensive Plan, feel free to call the Planning and Development Services Department at (817) 748-8621.

Carroll Accepting Committee Applications

Citizens interested in participating on a 2013-2014 Board Advisory Committee for the Carroll Independent School District have the opportunity to submit an application before the September 18 deadline.

The Carroll School Board invites interested parents and taxpayers to volunteer their time and expertise on the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), the District Advisory Committee, or Campus Site-Based Decision-Making Committees.

Completed applications must be returned to the Superintendent’s Office, 2400 N. Carroll Avenue in Southlake by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18. Submitting an application does not necessarily guarantee participation.  Members of the SHAC must be accepted and voted into their positions by the Carroll School Board. The membership of some committees, like the District Advisory Committee and Campus Site-Based Committees, must comply with state law.

Several of the committees are chaired by members of the Carroll School Board. In addition to these committees, the Board also operates an Audit Committee, a Budget & Finance Committee, and a citizen’s Bond Advisory Committee, made up of citizens who were a part of the Long-Range Facility Planning Committee. Membership for the Audit and Budget & Finance Committees is determined every other year.

For more information about each committee or to apply, visit the District Committees web page at www.southlakecarroll.edu/board-district-committees.aspx.

Click here for the District Committee Application.