Library Curbside Service to be Reestablished -- Lobbies of Municipal Buildings to Reopen

Library Curbside Service to be Reestablished -- Lobbies of Municipal Buildings to Reopen
May 01, 2020
The lobbies of City of Belton municipal buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday as operations are adjusted in support of Gov. Abbott’s initiative to re-open Texas in phases. To assure spread of COVID-19 is minimized, please continue to do business with us over the phone or online by email or via Zoom-type meetings when possible. In-person meetings will be by appointment and are limited to three people at a time.

During phase 1 of the initiative the Lena Armstrong Public Library will remain closed to the public, however, curbside service will resume.

Health protocols such as social distancing, 
frequent handwashing, avoidance of touching of face, and the voluntary wearing of masks still apply. Gov. Abbott’s new standards supersede the City’s Disaster Declaration, which expired on Thursday, April 30.

The following information is an outline of how this announcement impacts Belton Departments Belton's municipal facilities, which begin on Monday, May 4.

Utility Billing Office (100 S. Davis St.)
  • Drive-thru remains open to receive payments for both municipal court and utilities, and public is encouraged to use this service as a first option.
  • Lobby is open to the public (limit three customers at a time).
  • Fees for online payment of Utility bills are suspended through at least September 30, 2020. Pay online, if possible.
  • Office operating with full staff.
 Lena Armstrong Public Library
  • Library Remains closed, but curbside service will be reestablished.
    • To use curbside service:
      Visit the Library's catalog page and log into your account.
      Reserve the books you want.
      Call the Library, 933-5830, to schedule a time to pick up your books.
      Call when you arrive at the library, and we will bring your books to you.
  • With your library card enjoy these additional remote options:
 Parks and Recreation
  • Harris Community Center  open to the public for tours and prospective scheduling of rentals. During phase 1, maximum capicity is limited to 25-percent of room capacity.
  • City parks and trails remain open, but restrooms playgrounds and basketball goals remain closed.
  • Dog Park and Disc Golf at Heritage Park are open.
 Municipal Court 
  • All operations are normal.  
 Police Department
  • Lobby open.
  • Code Compliance activities to resume.
  • Consider filing a police report online or on the phone for non-emergencies.
  • For non-emergencies call 254-933-5840.
Fire Department
  • Lobby open. Tours still suspended.
  • EMS services continue by AMR with extra precautions for caregivers.
  • To schedule an inspection contact Tami Bliven at 254-933-5882 or tbliven@beltontexas.gov.
  • To apply for a burn permit contact Tami Bliven at 254-933-5882 or tbliven@beltontexas.gov.
 Public Works
  • Brush pickup continues.
  • Office open to the public. 
  • Next bulk collection at Public Works is scheduled for June 6. 
 Planning Department
  • City Hall Lobby and Permit Window are open to walk-in traffic (limit 3). Please use MyPermitNow for permit requests and applications.
  • Residents may apply for permits and schedule inspections online or call 1-866-957-3764 or 254-933-5812.
  • For items such as Subdivision Plats and Plans, Zoning Changes and Variances to the Zoning Ordinance, or Certificates of Appropriateness for properties within a Historic District, please call 254-933-5812 to schedule an appointment with staff.
  • For mapping related needs and addresses, please contact James Gibson at 254-933-5890 or jgibson@beltontexas.gov.
  • Contact the Planning Department at 254-933-5812 or planning@beltontexas.gov with any questions.