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July 15, 2016

Pawsitive Reinforcement rewards great pet owners
The Pflugerville Animal Shelter has launched a new program, Pawsitive Reinforcement, to reward pet owners seen in the community with pets on leash, picking up pet waste properly, and taking care of their pets. pawsitive

“Pflugerville Animal Control staff rewards our citizens caught in the act of being responsible pet owners with a free package of pet waste baggies and a free one-day pass to the Pflugerville Recreation Center to say thank you for properly managing your pet and taking care of their needs,” Rhonda McLendon, Animal Shelter director said.  “Through the program we will be educating pet owners on city and state laws and reminding them to come to the animal shelter to look for lost pets and pets to adopt.”

Pictured is Reanna Garcia from Pflugerville Animal Control issuing a Pawsitive Reinforcement to guests in Pflugerville's parks responsibly walking their dogs on leashes.

Actions that may earn a Pawsitive Reinforcement award include:
•        catching someone carry their pet across hot blacktop to a cooler grassy surface to protect their feet
•        picking up pet waste while walking your dog
•        keeping a pet on a leash or harness while walking in city parks 
•        carrying a water bottle and dog bowl for your dog to give them water when out in the summer heat
Animal Control Officers and Police Officers will be looking for Pawsitive Reinforcement opportunities in neighborhoods, parks and at Lake Pflugerville this summer.

Early voting begins July 20
Voting in the special election to fill Councilmember Place 2 position begins July 20. Early voting and election day voting will take place in the Council Chambers, 100 E. Main Street, Suite 500.

Early voting is July 20 - August 2 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with extended voting on August 2 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 30 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Election Day voting on August 6 is from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Información de la elección está disponible en nuestra página web: www.pflugervilletx.gov/eleccion.


Miss Pflugerville Pageant winners volunteer in the community
reading at library On Tuesday, July 12, the Deutschen Pfest Miss Pflugerville Pageant winners, Miss Pflugerville Alexys Knell, Junior Miss Olivia Campbell and Little Miss Peyton LeJune, visited the library for a Royal Storytime. Children were invited to dress up as their favorite prince or princess and take photos. Story time attendance soared to 146 people.

The Miss Pflugerville Pageant winners have helped in the community since being crowned in conjunction with the 2016 Deutschen Pfest. So far this year they have attended Pfarmers Market to hand out materials and greet guprincessesests, and attended the Black Locust ribbon cutting to help issue awards.  The Miss Pflugerville, Alexys Knell, was also featured on our Pflugerville Pfocus TV show episode 4.

If you didn't make this story time, there will be one in the spring to lead up to the Deutschen Pfest.

Youth Triathlon Camp starts July 17
Register today for the 6-week Youth Triathlon Camp, which trains children ages 7 to 15 to swim, bike and run. Training sessions are each Sunday, starting July 17, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The third annual Youth Triathlon is set for Saturday, September 10 at Gilleland Creek Pool and Park. The full course covers an introduction and evaluation, swim basics, bike training, run training, transitions and nutrition, and a pre-race time trial before the final competition. Cost for the full six weeks is $150, which includes membership into USA Triathlon Youth. Individual class weeks cost $25 per person if an individual cannot attend all six weeks or the final competiton. by Call 512-990-6350 with questions. Register online

July 16 Cicircus chicken dogrcus Chicken Dog comes to Pflugerville
Dog trainer and former circus performer Darren Peterson brings his troupe of talented rescue dogs for a pfamily pfriendly show on Saturday, July 16, at the Pflugerville Public Library. Come see dogs performing tricks, a talking parrot, puppets, giant bubbles, juggling and other circus acts from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. All ages are invited to attend this pfun event.  

Do you tap dance?  Check out the Amazing Tap Experience
terrenceEnjoy a demonstration of rhythm and movement when Terrence 'Taps' Bennett visits the library on July 19 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. If you or your child participate in tap dancing lessons, his performance is not to be missed. Terrence is a professional tap dancer and instructor who incorporates educational concepts of music, rhythm and history of tap into his presentation of the Amazing Tap Experience.

July 22 A Night at Hogwarts 
The library will be transformed into Hogwarts for a teens only after hours event on Friday, July 22, at the library from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy crafts, games, book discussions, and more. Snacks and beverages will be available.

Charlie Pierce and Choctaw Wildfire perform at Music in the Park
On Friday, July 22 come to Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road for live music  from Charlie Pierce and Choctaw Wildfire for a unique mix of honky-tonk roots, boogie-woogie soul, and the darkest of Americana sensibility, this Austin, TX band led by pianist and songwriter Charlie Pierce is setting the scene on fire.  Catch them at Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road as part of the Music in the Park series.  www.pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark. 

Community Development Block Grant projects approved
After several public hearings and receiving public input, the City Council approved Community Development Block Grant projects for the 2015 action plan and 2016 plan.

The 2015 action plan is adding sidewalks on Foothill Farms Loop, Pigeon Forge Drive and Edgemere Drive, recreation center senior accessibility improvements, youth program scholarships and phase 1 for a senior park.

The 2016 action plan identified for 2016 are senior center renovations, phase 2 of the senior park and youth scholarships. View the plans online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/cdbg.

What's Happening
Kennemer Drive Overlay
-  The city will repair and repave the southern portion of Kennemer Drive from its intersection with Kelly Lane north towards Terradyne Drive starting in July. The road will be constructed in segments, thus a homeowner along Kennemer Drive can anticipate having one day when construction will be directly in front of their home. For more information, visit  www.pflugervilletx.gov/projects.

Teen Night at the library - Are you a teenager who is interested in getting involved with library programming? The Teen Advisory Group meets once a month to plan pfun teen events and services at the library. Learn more about TAG on Tuesday, July 19 from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Any teen, ages 12 to 18, is welcome to attend. New member applications for the 2017 year will be available in August.

Budget season launched Tuesday-  Over the next several months the City Council will be prioritizing goals and projects for the 2016-2017 budget year and deciding on the tax rate. There are new transportation and parks bond projects to fund, but it’s too soon to know what the tax rate will be. The budget timeline requires Council to propose a tax rate on August 23 and adopt a rate with the budget September 27.

Charter Review Commission recommendations -The Charter Review Commission submitted 25 recommendations for edits to the city’s charter. The charter is the legal document that defines our city government procedures and functions like a city constitution.  City Council will review the list for the November 8 ballot. See the preliminary list at  www.pflugervilletx.gov/charterreview.

This Week 

Friday 7/15: Typing Lessons for Kids (L)
Saturday 7/16: Family Show: Circus Chicken Dog (L); Paws & Read (L)
Sunday 7/17: Movie Matinee: Zootopia, Walt Disney Pictures, PG (L)
Monday 7/18: Baby Time: For Babies 3 – 12 Months Old (L); Baby Time: For Babies 12 – 18 Months Old (L); Family Craft Night: Small Cardboard Box Decoration (L); Senior Appy Hour – Instagram (L); Intermediate Computer Classes for Adults (L); Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting (B&C)
Tuesday 7/19: The Amazing Tap Experience (L); Bilingual (English & Spanish) Story Time (L); Teen Night: Teen Advisory Group Meeting (L); Friend of the Library Meeting (L); Tot Time at the Pool (P&R); Teen Night: Maps & Quilts (L); Sit ‘n Knit (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R)
Wednesday 7/20: Youth Hours – Pfab Lab (L); Pfab Lab Open Hours – Adults (L); Tween Scene (L);
Thursday 7/21: Story Time (L); Kids (5-8) Club: Puppet Making Workshop (L); Beginner Computer Classes for Adults (L); Pfab Lab Open House – Adults (L); Mystery Book Club (L); Parks and Recreation Commission Regular Meeting (P&R)
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other

Online City Event Calendar 

SAVE THE DATE
July 30 Comic Con -
The library hosts a comic con on July 30 from 2 p.m. -5 p.m. featuring famous comic book and Marvel writers, Cosplay experts and artists. The costume contest, children's crafts and games are all part of the fun. More information.

July 30 Windermere free pool day - Pfree Splash Day at Windermere Pool, 16800 Gower Street from noon - 7 p.m. www.pflugervilletx.gov/pools.