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March 4, 2016

Submit names for Pfuture Pflugerville Parks including the sports complex 
After voters approved a parks bond in 2014, the city purchased more than 230 acres in east Pflugerville on Cameron Road for a future community park and sports complex. Now the park, which will be home to sports fields and league play, recreation areas, trails and more, is in need of a name.

Submit name recommendations for the park to nameyourparks@pflugervilletx.gov. Park names are also needed for two new parks under development in Highland Park and Stone Hill. 

Ideas will be compiled and given to City Council for consideration. By submitting a name, you are releasing it to the city for use on this and/or future projects. Email your names today!

Great Texas Warrant Roundup begins tomorrow; municipal court open to serve you Saturday  
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

Municipal Court offices will be open on Saturday, March 5 from 8 a.m. - noon to assist people with payments. 

The city mailed 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.

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 or this Saturday, March 5 from 8 a.m. - noon. 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.   

Teen job fair and readiness workshop tomorrow at the library
Teens age 13 to 19 are encouraged to come to the Library from 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. for a Teen Job Fair to help teens prepare for employment, volunteer and internship opportunities. 

A great way to get a job when you're 16 is to start volunteering at age 13, so enjoy a job readiness workshop from Goodwill Central Texas and job application assistance in the TeenSpace at the library. Learn how to market yourself to find a job. The city of Pflugerville is participating in the job fair as the city is hiring lifeguards, pool staff, cashiers, summer camp counselors and has more than 100 positions citywide to fill. Visit the city's booth for information on these opportunities. 

Feedback wanted on using the Community Development Block Grant program to fund senior projects
The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program proposed amendment to the 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, and Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7 p.m. during the City Council meeting, 100 E. Main Ste 500. 

Over the past year staff has received feedback from the Council and the community regarding seniors and the ability to utilize CDBG funds towards senior related projects.  The proposed amendment is the first step in utilizing CDBG funds towards senior related activities and venues.

As part of establishing the Consolidated Plan, the city is required to conduct two public hearings to receive input regarding the Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan.  Beginning March 7, 2016 through April 7, 2016, the Amended 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan will be posted and available for public review and comment at: 
1) Online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/communitydevelopment;
2) City of Pflugerville Public Library located at 1008 W. Pfluger Street; and
3) Travis County Community Center located at 15822 Foothill Farms Loop.

Vicious to Virtuous in One Hour: Time Management techniques:
Professional organizer Luba Carlson will lead this hands-on workshop at the library on March 8 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. to help anyone who is struggling with lack of time, energy and productivity. Learn to prioritize and establish boundaries along with realistic and achievable goals. Anyone 18 and up is welcome. 

Insurance Fraud presentation at the library March 7
Angela Herron of the Texas Department of Insurance will give an informative presentation on insurance fraud on March 7 at 2 p.m. at the library. The presentation will provide an overview of what constitutes insurance fraud regarding companies, agents, adjusters, doctors, hospitals and consumers. The Texas Department of Insurance provides consumers with preventive tips against fraud, how to identify fraud and how to file a report. Anyone 18 and up is welcome. 

Pfree running instruction class at the Recreation Center
The recreation center is hosting free running classes leading up to the Deutschen Pfest 5K Pfun Run and Kids K. 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. Saturday, March 5, the topic is running form. The next classes are 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 atwww.DeutschenPfest.com


Use the city recycle center

recycleThe city's Recycle Center, located at 15500 Sun Light Near Way #B, is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays to Pflugerville residents who bring a photo ID and current utility bill. Public Works employees staff the facility from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to help avoid cross contamination of recyclables and control items dropped off at the facility.

  

The recycle center accepts appliances, brush and tree limbs, scrap metal, vehicle batteries, refrigerators and air-conditioners (limit of 2 per year per resident), transmission fluid, motor oil, anti-freeze, oil filters and tires (limit 4 per year per resident).  Items such as aluminum, cardboard and paper are accepted at the recycle center, but customers are encouraged to recycle these items curbside in their blue recycle cart. For a list of items taken at the recycle center, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/recyclecenter.  Commercial businesses are not eligible to use the Recycle Center. 

 

Please don’t forget to bring a photo ID and Pflugerville Utility Bill with you when you come to recycle as they are required. 



What's Happening
Animal Shelter Volunteer Training Class -  The Pflugerville Animal Shelter hosts volunteer training classes on the second Saturday of each month, with the next class on March 12. Volunteers age 16 and up help walk dogs, play with cats and assist with adoption events in the community. Sign up in advance at www.pflugervilletx.gov/sheltervolunteer.

AARP Tax help at the library - On Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library tax help is offered. First come, first served.

The Big Event  On Friday, March 11, students from three Pflugerville high schools will volunteer citywide in the second annual Big Event. High school seniors volunteer to help with projects throughout the community the day before Spring Break. Last year, volunteers helped clean park playgrounds, picked up trash along creekbeds and worked at the community gardens. For 2016, students will help spread sand for a volleyball court at Pfluger Park in addition to cleanup projects. 

This Week 
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Friday, March 4 - tax assistance (L)
Saturday, March 5 - sing and sign storytime (L), running form: how to run more easily (P&R), Teen job fair (L) paws and read (L)
Monday, March 7 - Insurance fraud prevention presentation (L), baby time (L), homeschool teen mad libs (L), paws and read (L), Planning and Zoning (B&C)
Tuesday, March 8 - Spring Pfarmers Market (P&R), Heritage house museum open (P&R), story time (L), home school kids Tangrams fun (L), home school kids tweens (L), Raspberry Pi basics (L) Luba Carlson presents time management tips (L), City Council (B&C)
Wednesday, March 9 - Paperback pirates book club (L), Library Board (L)

Thursday, March 10 - Storytime (L), Kids club foam-lacing bookmarks (L), adult craft night - spray dyed tote bags (L) 
Friday, March 11 - tax assistance (L)

Online City Event Calendar 

SAVE THE DATE

March 22 Early Season Pfarmers Markets - Shoppers can select fresh produce and other items from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the Green Red Barn in Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket.

March 23 Community Park and Sports Complex meeting - The City of Pflugerville will host a public meeting on Wednesday, March 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St. to preview possible alternatives for programming in the 243 acre community park.  A formal presentation will be made with three alternative concepts for the park. Participants will also be given the opportunity to discuss the proposed alternatives in a smaller group setting.  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. http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/cpmp.

April 9 Clean Up Day - Clean Up Day is an annual event hosted by the City of Pflugerville Public Works Department to encourage residents to recycle and allow for proper disposal of items. Don't forget that you can recycle many items year-round at the recycle center. http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/cleanup