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July 3, 2015

Time for Pfireworks
pfirecracker It's time to celebrate Independence Day on July 3 at Lake Pflugerville. With the legal holiday, and the day off, on Friday, the city decided to celebrate with the 2015 Pfirecracker Pfestival. The lake opens on July 3 at noon and is open all day July 4. (more information on the July 3 date decision)

For a list of all the attractions, live music performers and details, download the city's phone app and have the pfestival at your pfingertips.
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 The Pfirecracker Pfestival starts at 3 p.m. with live music on the south and north shores of the lake. Join in the Pfun!

Road closures for Pfirecracker Pfestival
Pflugerville Parkway from SH 130 to Weiss Lane is closed from 1:30 p.m. -11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3 for the Pfirecracker Pfestival.

Colorado Sand Blvd will be closed at Pflugerville Parkway with no exit along Pflugerville Parkway from 1:30 p.m. -11:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3.

Weiss Lane will be controlled to allow for bus traffic to and from Hendrickson High School. 

Becker Farm Lane will be closed for the festival. For access to Villages at Hidden Lakes use Colorado Sand, Kelly Lane and Weiss Lane. 

What to bring to Pfirecracker Pfestival
What to bring: A lawn chair or blanket for setting your fireworks view area. A bag to pack up your trash with you when you go. (Thank you for keeping our Lake Pflugerville clean!)  Patience as it does take a while to get everyone out of the lake safely and back home!  Sunblock, bottled water and plastic bottles and cans. Bring cash to purchase snacks from our vendors or use the onsite ATM.

What not to bring: Please leave the family pet at home. Pfireworks are frightening for animals and may affect behavior. Please secure your pet indoors so it doesn't escape during firework shows. No charcoal grills, propane only. No glass items. No personal fireworks. They are not allowed in or within 5000 ft of the city limits. Fireworks ordinance.

Please don't bring your car. There is no onsite parking at Lake Pflugerville. The city conveniently shuttles guests to the lake starting at 3 p.m. from Hendrickson High School. NEW in 2015, shuttles only run from Hendrickson High School, so hop on any bus to be taken to the event. After the fireworks show buses will load continually until everyone has left the lake at 11:30 p.m. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfirecracker. for more information.


matt tardy Matt Tardy Juggling Show at the library Tuesday, July 7 
Come to the library on July 7 at 6 p.m. for the Matt Tardy Juggling Show. Tardy brings comedic wit and high energy stunts to entertain and amaze. Reserve your spot by registering at the library front desk or online

Adults get crafty at the library Thursday
The library holds an adult craft night open house on July 9 from 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. to allow guests to test out the library's sewing machines, die cutter, button maker, metal stamping set and more. All materials will be provided while supplies last. Ages 18 and up are welcome. 

July is Smart Irrigation Month; be water smart!
smart water monthJuly is Smart Irrigation month. Watering early in the day, before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m., is a requirement in the city's stage 2 water restrictions and is a part of smart irrigation. You may save money by avoiding water loss due to heat and wind. Watering at these hours also improves soil absorption of the water. www.smartirrigationmonth.org

Be sure to check your automatic watering or sprinkler systems for any leaks. If you water overnight, you might never see your sprinkler actually running. Be sure to test each zone and make sure that the heads are aimed where you intended. The city offers sprinkler system checks to water customers. Call 512-990-6400 to schedule a sprinkler system check.

City facility schedules modified for Independence Day holiday - July 4 & 6 
The city is closed on July 6 in observance of Independence Day.
The Pflugerville Public Library and Pflugerville Recycle Center are closed July 4 and 6. The Pflugerville Animal Shelter is open July 3-5 and closed on Monday, July 6 in observance of Independence Day. The Pflugerville Recreation Center is closed July 4 and open July 6 with modified hours of 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Trash pickup is not affected by the Independence Day holiday.

Jennifer Coffey now Library Director 
Jennifer Coffey At the Tuesday, June 23 City Council meeting, the City Council recognized Jennifer Coffey as the new  director of the Pflugerville Public Library.

"Coffey has worked for the city of Pflugerville since 2006 and has been instrumental in the setup of the digital history project and overseeing many of the day to day operations of the facility," assistant city manager Lauri Gillam said. "With recommendation from the library board and our own, congratulations to Jennifer on her new role." 

Coffey implemented the Digital History Project, volunteer-led computer instruction classes, the Pflugerville Reads community-wide reading program and full InterLibrary Loan services.  Coffey served on the city's Building Expansion Committee and is a current chair in the Public Libraries Division Scholarship Committee. Congratulations! 

What's Happening
Pflugerville in Stage 2 water restrictions: Water Conservation Twice-a-Week Outdoor Watering Schedule:(based on street address) 
Residential homes with an odd number: Wednesday & Saturday
Residential homes with an even number: Thursday and Sunday
Commercial facilities (apartments, condominiums, civic, commercial, industrial and institutional properties) Tuesday and Friday.
No watering on Mondays 

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Water Quality Reports available online - The Consumer Confidence rule requires public water suppliers serving the same people year-round in community water systems to provide consumer confidence reports to their customers. The city has made these reports available to the public on the city's website pflugervilletx.gov/waterreports.Reports are available in English and Spanish. For more information call 512-990-6400.

Teen bands wanted for Pforte II battle of the bands
The Pforte II teen battle of the band competition is set for Friday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Pflugerville Music in the Park concert series. Teens ages 13-19 are encouraged to submit a music video and sign up to participate in the competition at Pfluger Park on August 7. pflugervilletx.gov/pforte

Feedback wanted on Community Development Block Grant projects
At the Pflugerville City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 23, the first of two public hearings was held to discuss the action plan for the 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and to request feedback from the community regarding the proposed plans. The public has 30 days to provide feedback as the item returns to council on July 28. Online at pflugervilletx.gov/communitydevelopment

Deutschen Pfest T-shirts for sale!
There are extra T-shirts from the 40th Annual Deutschen Pfest event and Pfun Run from May 2015. The City of Pflugerville is selling the 2015 shirts at half price. Sale prices range from $5 for kids’ sizes and $10 adult for the Pfun Run shirts. The red Deutschen Pfest T-shirts sell for $6 and the 2X and 3X sizes go for $7 each. Stop by the Pflugerville Recreation Center to stock up on these commemorative shirts for your pfriends and pfamily. For more information, please call 512-990-6350.

Heritage House Museum open on Sunday, July 5 from 1 p.m.  - 4 p.m. Come tour.  901 Old Austin Hutto Road. 

Pflugerville Animal Shelter volunteer orientation is July 11 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Register for a spot in the training. 

This Week
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; 
Online City Event Calendar 
Friday 7/3:  Pflugerville Quilt Guild Exhibit – A Stitch in Time (L – until July 9); Pfirecracker Pfestival 
Saturday 7/4: Library Closed (L); Recycle Center Closed (PW)
Monday 7/6: City Offices and Facilities closed for Independence Day, Recreation Center open modified hours 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Tuesday 7/7: Matt Tardy Juggling Show (L); Story Time: Cupcakes & Milk (L); Dungeon & Dragons (L); Tween Scene: Pass the Painting (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R)
Wednesday 7/8: Library Board Meeting (B&C) 
Thursday 7/9: Story Time: Puppy Paws (L); Kids Club (Ages 5 – 8) Game Day (L); Adult Craft Night – Open House (L); Conversational English (L)


SAVE THE DATE
July 10 Music in the Park
- Americana roots, rockabilly and country and western music will fill Pfluger Park on Friday, July 10 with Kaylee Rutland at 6 p.m. and music from Ruby Dee & the Snakehandlers at 8 p.m. Food sales begin at 6 p.m. Grab a blanket and lawn chair and come to Pfluger Park for live music. pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark

July 24 - Pflugerville 50th birthday celebration - Come to Pfluger Park on July 24 to celebrate Pflugerville's 50 years as an incorporated city. With the giant birthday cake to music in the park featuring hits from 1965 and historical displays, together we will celebrate Pflugerville starting at 6 p.m. Visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfifty for more information.

August 7 Pforte II Teen Battle of the Bands
-  Teen bands compete in Pforte II at Pfluger Park. The winner receives a bragging rights and a chance for a performance at Chili Pfest in October. Submit your band now. www.pflugervilletx.gov/pforte.


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