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July 31, 2015


Pflugerville City Council vote to put transportation and animal shelter bond on the November ballot
On Tuesday, July 28, the Pflugerville City Council continued discussion on possible bonds for the November General Obligation Bond Election for capital improvements and voted to put two propositions on the ballot: one transportation bond for Weiss lane and one for a new Pflugerville Animal Shelter.

The final ballot language will be drafted and reviewed at the August 11 City Council meeting.

The City Council indicated support for the city staff’s bond recommendation of $20.2 million to include $10.7 an animal shelter and $9.5 for Weiss Lane improvements.  The City Council formed a Citizens’ Bond Committee in March 2015 to provide recommendations for future General Obligation Bond consideration. The Bond Committee recommendations were presented to Council at the June 9 Meeting for roads, parks and animal shelter.

While Weiss Lane was on the November 2014 bond election, the road is under current consideration for a transportation bond of an additional $9.5 million to allow voters to decide if they want a four-lane urban roadway for the new Pflugerville Independent School District high school location.

The new Pflugerville Animal Shelter bond is for $10.7 million and, if approved by the voters, allows for building a new facility with expanded capacity, larger cages and kennels conceptualized at Lake Pflugerville and is anticipated to support animal control needs through 2025, allowing for future expansion thereafter.

Background information on the bond committee recommendation, staff recommendation, video of the Council meetings and the 2014 previously approved bonds are online at www.Pflugervilletx.gov/bonds.

Great birthday celebration
The city celebrated 50 years as an incorporated city at Pfluger Park and it was a blast! From confetti to cake and music from 1965, the city celebrated our history. 

"With Pflugerville growing from about 30,000 to almost 60,000 residents in the last few years, we are poised to be more than 200-250,000 residents in the future and the City Council is working to make sure we manage our growth and continue to provide a quality hometown, small town for everyone," Mayor Jeff Coleman said. 

Were you at the party? Check out the 50th video online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfifty and future activities to celebrate the 50th birthday as the city continues to celebrate all year.


Mary PoppinsNext Friday is
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Enter the “Mary Poppins Costume Contest” at the Movie In The Park night on Friday, August 7, before the showing of “Mary Poppins.” As part of the city’s celebration of turning 50, this movie returns to a time of when the city was in its infancy, 1965. Adults and children are welcome to enter. Prizes will be awarded in seven different categories:  Mary Poppins, Bert (the chimney sweep), Mr. Banks, Mrs. Banks, Uncle Albert, the children (Jane or Michael Banks), and an “Other” category with characters from the movie.

Food is for sale at 7:30 p.m., and the contest starts at 7:45 p.m. Warm up your singing voices at 8:15 p.m. before the movie starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark   or call 512-990-6113. 


Bring your lawn chair, family and singing voice as the city continues to celebrate.

Creative Arts Society show on 'travel' at the library 

The Creative Arts Society is pleased to present a new art show hosted by the Pflugerville Public Library.  The theme for the show is ‘Travel’ and consists of more than 80 works of art by 19 area artists.  Each work depicts the artists’ experiences and travels; from India to France to Scotland to Tanzania and from the mountains of Colorado to the beaches of Hawaii.  The media used by the artists include oils, acrylics, photographs and collage.

The show is open during library hours through September 25, 2015.

The public is invited to the reception on August 2 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the library.  The artists will be on hand to discuss their works and answer questions. 

The Creative Arts Society (CAS) is an Austin based 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization.  Their membership includes artists from throughout the Central Texas area and is open to anyone and everyone with an interest in furthering the arts.

Don't leave your pets in a locked car
dog in hot carProtect your pet in this heat and never leave them in a locked car!

A reminder from your Pflugerville Animal Shelter that we must watch out for our pets during this summer heat.

Inside a car - If the outside temperature is 70 degrees then its too hot to be inside a vehicle, even with a 2-3 inch crack in the window. After 10 minutes a car on a 70 degree day reaches 89 degrees and after 30 minutes reaches 104 degrees.  With the recent 95+ degree days after only 10 minutes the inside of car may exceed 114 degrees.

The law
Pflugerville City Ordinance 90.77 prohibits transport or carry of any animal in an unenclosed motor vehicle (flatbed trucks, pickup trucks) without proper restraint or leaving any animal in a standing or parked motor vehicle. The fine is punishable up to $500. The Texas Penal Code Sec. 42.092 Cruelty to non-livestock animals is for an offense that recklessly fails to provide necessary food, water, care or shelter for an animal in the person's custody punishable by up to $4000 fine and/or 1 year in jail.

If you see a pet parked in a car, please call the Pflugerville Police Department at 512-251-4004. If outside a store, consider getting the make of car and license plate number so an announcement can be made.

Sign up for National Night Out
nationalnightoutNational Night Out (NNO)  is October 6 in Pflugerville.  The City of Pflugerville cordially invites you and your neighborhood to be part of NNO 2015.

Along with the traditional display of outdoor lights and front porch vigils, cities, towns, and neighborhoods celebrate NNO with a variety of events and activities such as:  block parties, cookouts, visits from local police and fire department, parades, flashlight walks, contests and youth programs.

To participate, register your party with the city so that the Police Department and Emergency Services can come visit your neighborhood, then on October 6 turn on your porch lights, go outside and meet your neighbors.

 National Night Out is designed to: 
 (1) heighten crime prevention awareness
 (2) generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
 (3) strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
 (4) send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods 
 are organized and fighting back.

Information on National Night Out is posted at  www.pflugervilletx.gov/nno.


Come to the Pfarmers Market for National Farmers Market week
August 2-8 is a week-long celebration of our nation’s thousands of farmers markets, the farmers and ranchers who make them possible, and the communities that host them. This year marks the 16th Annual National Farmers Market Week recognizing the important role that farmers markets play in our local food economies.

We hope you will join us in celebrating our farmers, ranchers and producers that are bringing fresh, local food to our communities and the consumers that support them! 

If you've never visited the Pflugerville Pfarmers Market, you're missing out. The market is held at Heritage Park in the Green Red Barn from 3 p.m.- 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket.

 
What's Happening
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.


This Week
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; 
Friday 7/31: Creative Art Society (CAS) Show at the Library July 20 – September 25 (L)
Sunday 8/2: Heritage House Museum Open (P&R); Creative Art Society (CAS) Reception at the Library (L)
Monday 8/3: Senior Appy Hour - Tinkercad (L); Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting (B&C)
Tuesday 8/4: Library Movie Night: Insurgent (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R)
Wednesday 8/5:   Pfnitters (S)
Thursday 8/6: Genealogy (S) Conversational English

SAVE THE DATE
September 19 Police Open House - The Police Department holds an open house at the Pflugerville Justice Center, 1611 E. Pfennig on Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  pflugervilletx.gov/pdopenhouse.