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November 13, 2015
November 13, 2015
Victor Gonzales recognized for 9.5 years of service
At Tuesday's City Council meeting, the city recognized Victor Gonzales who served on City Council for nine and a half years starting in May of 2006.
Mayor Coleman recalled that when Gonzales started on City Council, Stone Hill Shopping Center wasn't here nor was a Wal-Mart. Many changes have taken place during Gonzales' years of service.
"It has been pfun," Victor Gonzales said. "I remember 272 people on the population sign. What we see in the future? Well, we have a long way to go, but are on the threshold of a new future and vision for Pflugerville. My goal is in about 20 years that the sign says 100,000 people which will have been a lifetime for me... I'm pleased and honored to have served these nine and a half years on City Council and I wouldn't trade it for anything."
The City Council presented Gonzales with a plaque and a city flag keepsake. Thank you to Victor for your years of service.
(Pictured: City Attorney George Hyde, Councilmember Brad Marshall, Mayor Jeff Coleman, Councilmember Starlet Sattler, Victor Gonzales, Councilmember Omar Pena, City Manager Brandon Wade, Councilmember Wayne Cooper, and City Secretary Karen Thompson.)
Oath of Office Ceremony and Canvass of Votes
On Monday, November 16 the city of Pflugerville will canvass the votes from the General Election recognizing the results from Travis and Williamson County. Mike Heath will be sworn in as Councilmember Place 5 with Omar Pena re-elected into Place 3. In addition, the Council will formally recognize the voter's approval of Proposition 2 for funding for Weiss Lane and the rejection of Proposition 1 for an Animal Shelter.
Teach your talent to Pflugerville seniors
The Pf seniors, (www.pfseniors.com) group is always interested in learning about new hobbies, skills, travels and occupations. This is a call for talent and for speakers to come talk about a variety of talents and skills with our group. Whether knitting, art, music, or anything you enjoy and would like to share. Are you the member of a club? - Tell us about it. What are you involved in that might be of interest to seniors? Contact Senior Programs Coordinator, Michelle Richardson at email@example.com or 51
Austin Texans Girls North Team wins Southern Regional Premier League Championship
Mayor Jeff Coleman recognized the Austin Texans Soccer Club 99 Girls North Team for winning the Southern Regional Premier League Championships at Tuesday's Council Meeting.
The team went undefeated in Southern Regional Premier League play with 7 wins and 2 ties, which qualified them for the playoffs. In the playoffs, the team defeated Andromeda 2-0, Sting 3-1, and tied FC Dallas 0-0 to qualify as the number one team from Region III. The Southern Regional Premier League is comprised of teams from North Texas, South Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. The 99 Girls North Team will advance to the Southern Regionals in Greensville, South Carolina. Regional winners will advance to the National Championships in Frisco, Texas, where the winner of all four regions will play for the National Title. This is the furthest a Pflugerville soccer team has advanced and the city is proud of these girls and their accomplishments.
Purple Martin houses installed at Lake Pflugerville
Purple Martin Propagators installed two twenty-four gourd-style purple martin houses on Monday, November 9, 2015 at Lake Pflugerville in an effort to restore the rapidly diminishing Purple Martin population. The houses allow these amazing birds to flourish while keeping them safe from their invasive foes, the English House Sparrow and the European Starling.
Purple Martin Propagators works to help ensure that Purple Martins stay around as one of many benefits is their voracious appetite for flying insects. The new housing systems help Purple Martins continue to be a part of the city’s natural and man-made surroundings.
By providing a home for this species, which is totally dependent on man-made housing, the city of Pflugerville is giving the community an opportunity at a better quality of life by reducing the insect population at the lake while allowing beautiful vegetation to flourish. Purple Martins are aerial insectivores and only eat flying insects. The birds can consume up to 2000 insects per bird a day, including mosquitoes and wasps. In addition to chemical-free and cost free insect control, these birds love being around people. Purple Martin’s are very desirable birds. People enjoy their graceful flight, singing, and social behavior.
If you have any questions or want to know more about the Purple Martin Houses please visit www.birdhouseinfo.com or contact Danny Sinclair at 512-825-4712.
Winter wastewater averaging underway: For residential customers on the City’s retail water and wastewater service, the city bases monthly wastewater charges on your water consumption for November, December, January and February. The city takes the three lowest consumptions, averages them, and uses that average to set your wastewater charge for the entire year. An account must be active the entire four months to establish an average. All other accounts will be charged the city-wide average.