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Jan 22, 2016

Residents asked to take survey for the city Transit Development Plan 
City staff are working with representatives from Capital Metro and a consultant, URS, for a transit development plan to outline future commuter and transit opportunities for Pflugerville residents. Residents are asked to take a transit survey to provide feedback for the project.

transit survey"The goal of the survey is to get a feel for resident's perspective on transit in the community," Assistant City Manager Trey Fletcher said. "Through the survey and public meetings, we will discuss various transit options for Pflugerville, such as a park-and-ride, and return to Council with a plan for the future."

In the 2015 Citizen Survey, residents listed traffic and growth as the two largest resident concerns. The Transit Development Plan will provide some solutions to ease congestion and offer mobility alternatives. Having the transit plan will enable the city to coordinate transit planning efforts for the city and identify opportunities for collaboration with Capital Metro as well as adjacent communities.

The plan will identify f
uture transit needs in Pflugerville, analyze service options and financing, provide recommendations for transit services and complement the future high-capacity services that are part of the Cap Metro Project Connect North Corridor Study.

Take a survey online to give feedback on transit by  An open house and meeting will take place on February 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the library to further discuss the project. 

Sports Complex Community Park Master Plan vendor selected
At the January 16 special meeting, the City Council approved the selection of Schrickel, Rollins and Associates (SRA) to develop a Community Park Master Plan and the associated professional services for the design, bidding and construction administration for the first phases of the Sports Complex Construction project.  The project will include a master plan for the overall community park and design and construction administration for the first phases of the Sports Complex. The park is planned for development in phases and will serve the immediate and future needs for sports facilities and also provide passive/natural amenities. While planning for the entire community park, construction of the the temporary practice fields will occur and be incorporated into the project. Funding for the complex was approved by voters in the 2014 General Bond Election.

Water main line construction impacts north side of Pflugerville Parkway
Construction of a new water main along the northern sides of Pflugerville Parkway (Wilke Ridge Ln. to Regis Dr.), and Black Locust Dr. (Pfennig Ln. and Gazania Dr.) to improve water service is scheduled to begin in February.  The new water main will be installed under the existing sidewalk in both locations so sidewalks in the affected areas will be closed during construction. PfPkwy map

Motorists should expect potential lane closures along Pflugerville Parkway and Black Locust Dr. Construction will also require the contractor to close the Pflugerville Parkway and Regis Dr. intersection for a short duration. The date for this closure has not been identified at this time.  Additional notification will be provided when dates are finalized. 

City staff ask motorists to proceed with caution through construction work zones and observe temporary construction signage.
For more information about the project, please email or call 512-990-6400.

City Council plan for Pflugerville's Pfuture
The City Council held a Special Meeting on Saturday, January 16 in order to look at visioning for the city and have time to plan out the future of Pflugerville.

The Council participated in an exercise where they evaluated the top issues the city will face in the next few years and reviewed the 2015 citizen survey to begin establishing strategic goals. 

The meeting allowed Council to discuss the goals for the city.The Council was especially excited about the recent purchase of land for the sports complex and what it will become. Other topics to discuss further in the future include: downtown and the city small town feel, the perception and promotion of the city, what future large office or anchor point complex does the city need, a strategic approach to the city’s extra-territorial jurisdiction, the vision for our trail system, and public transportation and roads for our future. 

The Council agreed they want to hold quarterly retreats to have time to brainstorm and evaluate projects and priorities for the city. The Council will use a consultant to help formulate the city's strategic goals.

Are you interested in seeing the accomplishments of the Council and city in 2015? View the Year in Review 2015 booklet, now online at

Open carry in city facilities
At the January 16 Special Meeting, the City Council discussed open carry and moved to prohibit both open and concealed carry during City Council meetings.The Council also approved limiting open or concealed carry in all Municipal Court facilities including the Justice Center lobby. 

If you are interested in more information about the Open Carry law, view this video:

Family Game Day at the library
On January 31, come to the Library from 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. for a Family Game Day. Enjoy everything from Settlers of Catan and Apples to Apples to Mario Kart and Just Dance. All ages are welcome. 

Board games: Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Monopoly, Scrabble, Catch Phrase,  Pictionary, Qwirkle, Blokus Coup (card game) ...and more!

Video Games: Wii Mario Kart, Wii Super Smash Bros Brawl, PS4 Just Dance.

What's Happening
Free Running classes  - Are you ready to run a 5k? Russell Seguin, certified run instructor, will help you with your proper running form and provide tips at these free running classes offered at the Pflugerville Recreation Center. Come on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. to the center kitchen for class and then head out to run in the park. Each class will be a different topic, with a recap of the previous class. First class is February 6 with additional classes March 5, April 2 and May 7 leading up to the Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun Run and Kids K on May 22. Sign up for the Deutschen Pfest run at

AARP Tax help at the Library - Do you need some assistance filing your taxes? Tax help is offered on Fridays starting January 29 through April 15. Assistance begins at 10 a.m. First come, first served.

This Week  
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Online City Event Calendar 
January 23 - Paws and Read (L)
January 25 - Baby storytime 3-12 months (L), Baby storytime 12-18 months (L), Homeschool Teens online scavenger hunt (L), Movie Matinee (L)
January 26 - City Council meeting (B&C), Story time (L), Home School kids Lego challenge for ages 5-8 (L), Home school tweens (L), Linux Basics (L), Teen mini Magnet Terrariums (L)
January 28 - Story time (L), Kids club Chinese New Year dragon (L), Beginner computer classes for adults (L), Movie night (L)
January 29 - Tax assistance (L) 
February 4 - Toddler Talent show  at the library - Let your little one show off their talent in front of a friendly audience. All talents are welcome, from singing to giving a high-five! Whatever their talent is, each participant will get a round of applause and a ribbon. Recommended for ages 18 months-5 years. Event begins at 10:30 a.m. 

February 13 - My Pfurry Valentine
 - Celebrate Valentine's Day on Saturday at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter. Enjoy Valentine cards, a photo booth and fun while checking out animals up for adoption from the shelter that would LOVE to go home with you. The event is from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the shelter at 1600 Waterbrook. 

February 13 - 8th Annual Romance Readers' Social -  Join local authors for a fun-filled celebration of romance novels! April Kihlstrom, Molly McAdams, Adrienne deWolf and Skyler White will be here to sign books and participate in a Q&A panel. We'll also have crafts, free paperbacks, cupcakes and more! Visit the library from 2 -3:30 p.m.