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February 19, 2016

Have any warrants? Settle them now, before the Great Texas Warrant Roundup 
Have unpaid tickets? Have you received a Class C warrant for traffic, zoning, animal or noise issues or a code violation?  Representatives of law enforcement agencies and courts statewide including Pflugerville, will participate in the Great Texas Warrant Roundup which is slated for Saturday, March 5.  warrant roundup

Starting February 19, the city will mail out courtesy notices to alert residents with outstanding warrants to settle them by March 5 to avoid the embarrassment of being arrested from your homes or places of employment. The roundup is designed to target thousands of defendants with traffic, parking, city ordinance, penal code and higher charge warrants from more than 300 participating jurisdictions.

The statewide Great Texas Warrant Roundup effort actively serves outstanding arrest warrants. Each year more than 100,000 warrants are cleared. The 2015 Warrant Roundup had a continued success with 144,134 warrants filled and $28,240,704 gross statewide. 

You can visit the Pflugerville Municipal Court at the Pflugerville Justice Center, 1611 Pfennig Lane between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays to settle a warrant. Payment is also accepted by mail. Pay online at https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/pflugervilletx. Be aware that your warrant is still in effect until payment is received.   

City considers multiple options for the Pflugerville Animal Shelter
dog and catOn February 9, City Manager Brandon Wade gave a status update at the City Council meeting on a variety of options for the Pflugerville Animal Shelter, including a phased expansion of the current shelter and possible partnership with Williamson County on a future expansion of its shelter. 

While the Williamson County Animal Shelter partnership was a part of Wade’s City Council presentation, and a part of subsequent reporting, this is one of the options up for consideration. 

“City staff continue to fully research various options, and will continue to receive input from our dedicated volunteers to reach the best solution for the shelter,” Wade said. “After the Council meeting, social media posts implied that the City Council would consider the WilCo partnership option in February, which is inaccurate.” 

Options under consideration still include a current shelter phased expansion and/or a possible partnership with Williamson County. Many details have yet to be discussed, including whether the WilCo Animal Shelter Board would be willing to consider this partnership. 

The City recognizes and appreciates the efforts of its volunteers who through tireless efforts, including direct shelter work and home fostering, that have allowed the shelter to have a success rate of which to be very proud, Wade said. 

Prior to any vote by the City Council regarding the future direction of the shelter, information will be provided to the City Council, volunteers and the public. To receive notifications about the shelter project, sign up for emails atwww.pflugervilletx.gov/notify


Come to the Sports Complex Public Meetings scheduled for February 24 and 25
The City of Pflugerville is hosting two public meetings for resident input on the Master Plan for the city’s Community Park and Sports Complex.sports complex land

In November 2014, the Pflugerville voters approved of the issuance of General Obligation Bonds for a variety of parks & recreation facilities, including the development of a new sports complex.  In October of 2015, some of these funds were used to purchase approximately 243 acres of land on the east side of town and off of Cameron Rd for a new Community Park & Sports Complex.  The City is now in the first stages of creating a Master Plan for this new park and developing some initial practice space.  The park will be planned for development in phases and will serve the immediate and future needs for sports facilities and also provide passive/natural amenities. 

Public meetings will be held on:

•             February 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St.
•             February 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Falcon Point Amenity Center, 19015 Falcon Pointe Blvd.

The City of Pflugerville is seeking input from various local organizations on how to best serve them with the future facilities and programs offered at the new Community Park & Sports Complex.

At the meeting residents will share their vision for the park and help provide input on the community’s recreation and sport needs. 

For more information about the project, please emailprojects@pflugervilletx.gov or call 512-990-6400.

City hosts meeting on Transit Development Plan February 22  
The public is invited to a public meeting on February 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pfluger Street, to discuss survey results on the Transit Development Plan and provide additional feedback on public transit options in Pflugerville.transit

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. 

"More than 300 residents have taken the online transit survey and provided us with feedback on public transit options," Assistant City Manager Trey Fletcher said. "There are a variety of public transit options and Pflugerville is planning for our future by looking at growth patterns, our roadways and the feedback from residents on various transit options from park-and-ride to rail."

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 open house is at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation at 7 p.m. Learn more about the project at Pftransitplan.org and attend the meeting February 22. 

New classes and programs at the Recreation Center
Spring Break registration is underway. Register your children for the city's Spring Break Camp from March 14-19. With only 40 slots available, don't wait until the last minute and miss out! Lots of pfun for children ages 6 to 11. 

Get ready for summer camp and swim lessons
Plan ahead now for summer, as the city hosts weekly summer camps for teens. Early bird registration for summer camp is available at Spring Pfling, on March 19 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Pflugerville Recreation Center. After Spring Pfling, March 28 is the next chance for resident summer camp registration, and non-residents may register on April 4.

Swim lesson registration is offered at Spring Pfling on March 19, and the next chance for residents is April 11 and non-residents April 18. 

Are you interested in learning to sew or knit? 
The Recreation Center may offer sewing and knitting classes in spring if there is enough interest from teens and adults. Visit the Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road and add your name to the “interested” sign-up sheet, which does not commit you to a class, but is only to gauge the level of community interest. For more information, please call 512-990-6350. 

What's Happening
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 is from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  First come, first served.

Deutschen Pfest: Deutschen Pfest is May 20-22, 2016 featuring a parade, 5K Pfun Run and Kids K and more at Pfluger Park. Register for the Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun Run and Kids K. Early registration is now available.
Festival arts and craft and booth vendor applications are available online. 
Plan your parade float and sign up for the parade. VisitPflugervilletx.gov/dpfest.

Pflugerville is hiring part time spring break and summer positions
What will you do this spring break and summer? Are you interested in working for the city? The city of Pflugerville is accepting applications for spring break camp counselors, and summer pool managers and lifeguards. Lifeguards are required to participate in a lifeguard training course held in March and April. If you are interested in any of these employment opportunities, visit  www.pflugervilletx.gov/jobs.

This Week 
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Friday 2/19: DNA and Genealogy (L) Tax Assistance (L)) 
Saturday 2/20: Story Time (L); Paws & Read (L)
Monday 2/22: Public Meeting on Transit (L) Baby Time: For Babies 3 – 12 months old (L); Baby Time: For Babies 12 – 18 months old (L); Homeschool Teens: Teen Space Movie (L) Senior Appy Hour – Hoopla (L); Paws & Read (L)
Tuesday 2/23: Story Time (L); Home School Kids (Ages 5-8): Book Talk: Charlotte’s Web (L) Home School Kids Tweens (L); Techie Tweens: Penny Batteries (L); Linux Basics: Gramps Genealogy Software (L); City Council (B&C)
Wednesday 2/24: Community Park Master Plan and Sports Complex Public Meeting (Falcon Pointe Amenity Center)
Thursday 2/25: Community Park Master Plan and Sports Complex Public Meeting (L); Story Time (L); Turning Pages Book Club (L); Kids (5-8) Club: Pain like Kandinski (L); Modern Calligraphy Basics (L)

SAVE THE DATE

March 8 - Early Season Pfarmers Market - For two weeks in March and April, (March 8, 22 and April 5, 19) shoppers can select pfresh produce and other items from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Green Red Barn in Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. To become a vendor, please contact Eddie Garcia, market manager, at 512-990- 6360.  www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket.

March 19 - Spring Pfling - 
Save the date and go to Spring Pfling at the Rec Center on March 19 to be the first in line for summer camp and programs at this super summer sign-up day. Tour the recreation center and learn about city recreational programs. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/springpfling for more details.