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August 7, 2015

Mary Poppins tonight at Pfluger Park 
Tonight is the Mary Poppins sing-along at Pfluger Park. Arrive at 7:30 p.m. to reserve your spot. Come dressed in your Mary Poppins costume for the “Mary Poppins Costume Contest” prior to sunset. Mary Poppins promo

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, visitpflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark or call 512-990-6113.  Bring your lawn chair, family and singing voice as the city continues to celebrate.

City pool swim hours change as summer comes to an end 

poolsThe hours for the city’s three pools will change during August as summer winds down. 

Scott Mentzer Pool: For the week of August 10 to August 14 hours for Scott Mentzer Pool are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.  only. The pool is closed Wednesday. Beginning August 15, Scott Mentzer Pool changes to open on weekends only until September 7 when the pool closes for the year.

Gilleland Creek Pool:  August 24-28 lap swim is offered Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Then weekend-only hours for public swim at Gilleland Creek Pool, 700 Railroad, begin on August 29 through September 7 and are from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Starting September 8 the pool is open for lap swim only Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Windermere Pool: The pool located at 16800 Gower Street closes August 9. 

Pflugerville Splash Park: The Splash Park located at 1813 Tranquility Lane turns off on October 1 for the season. 

The pool schedules are posted online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/pools.

Wilke Ridge Ln. Road Closure scheduled for Thurs. Aug. 13.
MapWilke Ridge Ln. will be closed to all traffic starting on Thursday, August 13, 2015 until mid-September to allow for the construction of a 24” water main alongside the street. (enlarged map)

Detours will direct motorists to Heatherwilde Blvd. and E. Pflugerville Pkwy. Business entrances on Pflugerville Pkwy. will remain open for business access.

Wilke Ridge is closed to allow for the North Travis County MUD #5 Phase 1 project which will provide for additional water capacity connections and improve pressure in the western portion of the city. The contractor will construct other water improvements along Heatherwilde Blvd., Great Basin Ave. and Timothy John Dr. in the Royal Pointe subdivision. Overall project completion is anticipated in November 2015. 

City staff asks motorists to proceed with caution through the construction zone and observe temporary construction signage. A detailed illustration of the affected areas and proposed detours is provided. Any questions should be directed to the Capital Improvement Program staff at 512-990-6400.

 
DROP IT and LOCK IT; a reminder from the Pflugerville Police Department
Approximately 25% of all recorded crimes are thefts from cars, and lately Pflugerville has experienced a noticeable increase in automobile burglaries. Most of these burglaries occurred with the criminals simply opening up an unlocked door and taking what they wanted from the vehicle.

One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to thwart would-be thieves is to lock your vehicle doors. Vehicle burglary is a crime of opportunity. A majority of the burglarized cars reported in Pflugerville were left unlocked, with valuable items left in plain sight by their owners. If the opportunity is taken away, there is a good chance you won’t become a victim. Drop those items in the trunk and Lock it up!

Here are some tips to remember:
• LOCK your vehicle and take the keys with you
• PARK carefully in well lighted areas
• CLEAN out your vehicle; do not leave anything in sight
• REMOVE the garage door opener
• REPORT suspicious activity or persons to the Police Department. Get a good description and license plate number if possible.

Contact the Pflugerville Police Department with any questions or concerns at 512-251-4004.

Serve on a city board or commission
The City of Pflugerville is accepting applications for positions on its Board of Adjustment, Library Board, Parks and Recreation Commission, Pflugerville Community Development Corporation, Planning and Zoning Commission, Personnel Appeal Board and Finance and Budget Committee for terms beginning January 1, 2016. Applicants are generally required to be registered voters of the City and to have resided within the City limits for at least 12 months preceding appointment. Additional requirements may exist for a specific board or commission. Application

For more information contact the City Secretary’s Office at 990-6101, or email citysecretary@pflugervilletx.gov. The City encourages all interested citizens to apply prior to October 31, 2015. Interviews/appointments are anticipated for November 17, 2015 at 6 p.m.. 


Tax holiday- Come home to Shop! (R)
come home to shop bagSchool is just around the corner for Pflugerville children and the annual Sales Tax Holiday is August 7-9.

While out taking advantage of deals, please remember to shop Pflugerville businesses first because even without the sales tax, the city and businesses thrive when you shop locally and support. 

Some items exempt from sales tax during the three-day holiday are most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100. Shoppers will save around $8 for every $100 they spend on these items.

A complete list of apparel and school supplies that will be exempt from sales tax during the three-day holiday is available on the State Comptroller's website at TexasTaxHoliday.org. This year, an estimated $87 million in state and local sales taxes will be saved by shoppers in Texas. Be sure to save and shop Pflugerville!


Register for fall classes with Pflugerville Recreation Center
Class registration begins August 8 for fall programs offered from Pflugerville Parks and Recreation. You can register for classes for your family in person at 400 Immanuel Road or online atpflugervilletx.gov/classes. Don't miss the great programs offered this year. 


It's hot outside for our pets too. Can you identify heat stroke in your pet? 
With the hot weather among us, please make sure you can recognize heat stroke not only in people, but also in your pets. Signs of heat stroke in pets include rapid, frantic panting, wide eyes, thick saliva, pale gums and bright red tongue, vomiting, staggering, diarrhea, seizures or coma. 

LunaIf you witness these symptoms, first remove the pet to a cool area and if possible take the pet's temperature every 5 minutes. Cool the animal down with lukewarm water around neck, head, armpits and groin. Wet ears and feet. Don't use ice or cold water because it can cause blood vessels to shrink and cause heat to get trapped in the body. Get to a vet as quickly as possible. Offer water to drink if the pet is not vomiting. These tips provided by your Pflugerville Animal Shelter. Be safe and have fun with your pfurry pfriend this summer!

Pictured is our pet of the week, Luna, a 6 year old female Doberman Pincher mix who is a sweet and happy girl!  For more information, visit pflugervilletx.gov/adoptadog


This Week 
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Online City Event Calendar 
8/7/15 – 8/13/15
Friday 8/7: Movie in the Park: Mary Poppins (P&R) Creative Art Society (CAS) Show at the Library July 20 – September 25 (L)
Saturday 8/8: Shelter Volunteer Orientation (PD) 
Monday 8/10: Senior Crafternoon –Watercolor Bookmarks (L); 
Tuesday 8/11: City Council Meeting (B&C); Teen Night: TAG meeting (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R)
Wednesday 8/12:  Library Board Meeting (B&C)
Thursday 8/13: Adult Craft Night: Glass Tile Boxes (S); Conversational English (L) 

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.

October 4 Harvest Fest - Heritage House Museum hosts a Harvest Fest from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy your visit to the museum.pflugervilletx.gov/heritagehouse.

October 17 Chili Pfest
 - It is time to get ready for the Pfall Chili Pfest! Get your team's recipe together now and plan to participate in the fun. Visitpflugervilletx.gov/chili for details.