By David Tuma, The Belton Journal
Automated water meters should begin to be installed later this week. These new meters have been tested the past week in various parts of the community.
The system has been tested and the towers that take the readings are working. Pedal Vales is the company installed the meters. There trucks will be in North Belton in the coming weeks. The process of installing the meters should take around eight months. Typically it takes between 15-30 minutes to install a water meter.
Water will have to be turned off in that time. Pedal Vales will monitor the meter to make sure nobody is using water at the time of installation. The old meters will be photographed so that the readings are accurate that month in terms of billing.
Christmas on the Chisholm Trail is Dec. 5. The City of Belton and the Downtown Merchants Association are working together to move the festivities back to downtown. For several years they have had independent celebration events.
There will be choirs downtown like the old days, when thousands attended the event. There will music, vendors, Santa Claus and a Christmas Parade.
Yard Day is this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents may bring unwanted items to the Public Works facility on Holland Road. No hazardous waste is allowed. If you have an old couch or refrigerator you would like to get rid of, this is your chance.
Belton is up for a major award from the Texas Downtown Association for the improvements on Nolan Creek the past few years. There is also a people’s choice award you can vote on. The Nolan Creek Project is up against projects from Navasota, Carrollton, Denton, and Tyler for a People’s Choice Award. Vote here: http://statictab.com/h6ypqtv. Voting closes on Oct. 30.
It tells you the votes. As of Tuesday morning Carrolton had received 116 votes to second place Belton with 94. Carrolton made their downtown area more walkable.