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March 11, 2016
March 11, 2016
City Council approves funding for trail and sidewalk gaps
At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Council awarded a construction contract not to exceed $850,000 for three sidewalk connections, a pedestrian bridge and five trail gap segments identified in the city’s Trails Master Plan and funded from the $25 million Parks General Obligation Bond approved by the voters in 2014.
The project includes a pedestrian bridge connecting from Settlers Valley Trail to Mountain View Drive, five trail gap segments and three sidewalk connections. The trail gaps were prioritized by the Parks and Recreation Commission for consideration in the 2014 bond. The new trails include segments along Gilleland Creek Trail from Parkview Drive to Sunny Oak Court, and additional trail segments along Dessau Rd to Bohls Loop, and Brookhollow Trail to Greenbrook Parkway.
Council discusses using CDBG funding for seniors
At Tuesday's City Council meeting, the City Council discussed the Community Development Block Grant program in a public hearing for the consolidated plan, during the first of two public hearings required to amend the 2014-2019 consolidated plan to consider allowing senior programs to be eligible for funding. Many Pflugerville seniors attended the meeting to offer suggestions and learn about the process to get federal funds. Recommendations included a new bus, senior scholarships for classes and programs, and a new or expanded space for Pflugerville seniors to meet. The seniors group has grown to more than 400 seniors that meet at the Pflugerville Recreation Center.
Mayor Jeff Coleman was pleased to announce that the Windermere Pool is now heated, a project that Council funded with senior water aerobic classes in mind.
The timeline is to have a second of two required public hearings in April and come back to Council with an action plan in May. It is in May that specific projects would be considered for the action plan and the Mayor encouraged staff to visit the senior luncheons and activities to get feedback.
To review the current plan, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/cdbg.
Pfab Lab is a MakerSpace that will allow patrons to create content with the use of various high-end tools including 3D Printers, electronic circuit kits and sewing/serger machines. The renovations are expected to last about four months. Your patience with the hustle and bustle of construction will be rewarded with improved library experiences. We thank you for your patience and your patronage.
Create it at the library with Teen Tech Week
Teen Tech Week, March 14-18 is about inspiring teenagers ages 12-18 and providing the resources to create high tech content at the library. The week kicks off Monday, March 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Thornton Room where teens can work together to make a Harry Potter Sorting Hat using a Raspberry Pi computer. Tuesday, March 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Poppy & Cosmos rooms, teens are welcome to participate in Make a Green Screen Movie. Teens will work together to make a short movie using an iPad and the Do Ink Green Screen app. Don’t forget to NOT wear green!
Friday 3/11: Tax Assistance (L)
Saturday 3/12: Animal Shelter Volunteer Class (AS) Family Program: Small Wonder Puppet Theatre presents ‘Barnyard Musical Review’ (L); Paws & Read (L)
Sunday 3/13: Family Movie Matinee – The Peanut Movie (L)
Monday 3/14: Charter Review Commission Meeting (B&C); Baby Time: For Babies 3 – 12 months old (L); Baby Time: For Babies 12 – 18 months old (L); Teen Tech Week: Raspberry Pi Sorting Hat (L); Senior Crafternoon – DIY Bath Products (L); Family Craft Night (L); Paws & Read (L)
Tuesday 3/15: Family Program: Tales & Tunes with Kim Lehman (L); Story Time (L); Teen Tech Week: Green Screen Movie (L); Friends of the Library Meeting (L)
Wednesday 3/16: Pet Pfest (L); Pflugerville Poetry Society (L)
Thursday 3/17: Story Time (L); Teen Tech Week: Thimble by Mozilla (L); Mystery Book Club (L); Pflugerville Quilt Meeting (L); Sit ‘n Knit (L); Tinkercad Basics (L); Parks and Recreation Commission Regular Meeting (B&C)
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Online City Event Calendar
SAVE THE DATE
March 19 Spring Pfling - Enjoy visiting the Pflugerville Recreation Center from noon - 3 p.m. for a summer registration sign-up day. Sign up for summer camps and classes and enjoy bounce houses, a petting zoo and learn more about Pflugerville Recreation Center classes. www.pflugervilletx.gov/springpfling.