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August 5, 2016

John Gaar Band at Pfluger Park tonight
john gaarThe John Gaar Band comes to Pfluger Park on Friday, August 5 from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. with full-forced southern-infused roots rock with soul-stirring vocals, signature raunchy guitars, wailing organs, epic hooks, killer rhythm, clever lyrics and superb story-telling. His distinctive sound embraces multiple eras and genres, including blues, rock, country, folk, Americana and jazz. 

John Gaar and his all-star band offer a wall of sound with four-part harmonies and intricate arrangements that you don't see in live performances every day. From original songs to melancholy ballads, to gospel sounds, this will be a night of music you won't want to miss.

Come to Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, at 6:30 p.m. to get your spot and eat snacks or dinner from onsite vendors. The Music in the Park series is adjacent to the playground and under the shade trees at Pfluger Park. www.pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark

SPECIAL ELECTION/ELECCION ESPECIAL August 6
The City of Pflugerville Special Election Voting is on Saturday, August 6. The polling place, 100 E. Main Ste 500, will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on August 6, 2016, for voting in a special election for the purpose of electing a councilmember to fill a Place 2 vacancy. (Las casillas electorales se abriran desde las 7 a.m. hasta la 7 p.m. el 6 de agosto de 2016 para votar en la Eleccion Especial para elegir un el Miembro del Concilio para llenar la vacancia de Lugar 2.)

Call before you dig day August 11
Please call 811 before you start digging, planting trees or landscaping, fencecall before you digwork or any other repair that may involve digging, get all underground utilities marked before you begin. Installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree and laying a patio are examples of projects that need a call to 811.This service helps keep  contractors, utilities, customers and the general public safe.  According to Atmos Energy, a recent report determined an underground utility line is damaged during digging projects every three minutes nationwide. Safe digging is not unique to the natural gas industry or Atmos energy, it effects all underground facilities and the safety of all communities.  

By calling 811, homeowners and contractors are connected to their local on-call center which notifies the appropriate utility companies of their intent to dig. Professional locators then go to the digging site to mark the locations of underground utility lines. Visit www.call811.com for more information. 

Kennemer Drive road repairs begin week of August 13
Kennemer The Kennemer Drive Overlay Project will begin the week of August 13, 2016. 
This project is scheduled to last 90 calendar days, and construction will begin at Kelly Lane and work north to Terradyne Drive. 

As part of the project, temporary NO PARKING signs will be placed in front of homes on Kennemer Drive indicating the next day’s work zone location. If residents living on Kennemer Drive see these NO PARKING signs in front of their home, it means the contractor is working there tomorrow or that day. Please do not park in the street from 7:30 a.m. -7 :30 p.m.  The city may tow vehicles that are blocking the overlay project. Door hanger notifications and signage in the area will notify homeowners. 

Efforts will be made to begin after rush hour each day, after school starts (when applicable) and conclude before your evening commute.  Alternate routes may be utilized. Thank you for your cooperation as the city of Pflugerville repairs the roadway. Additional Kennemer project information 

End of Summer Pool Hours and Information 
Windermere Pool closes August 7 
The Windermere Pool closes to allow for renovation work. 

Gilleland Creek Pool end of summer hours begin August 9 
Gilleland Creek Pool hours are from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. from Aug. 9 to Aug. 21, with lap swim only starting August 22 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

The pool will be open the weekends of August 27, 28 and September 3, 4, 5 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Scott Mentzer Pool end of summer hours begin August 8
Starting Aug. 8, weekday hours change to 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. through August 12.

Scott Mentzer Pool begins a weekend-only schedule from Aug. 13 through Sept. 5 with Saturday hours 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday hours from noon to 8 p.m.  For more information view www.pflugervilletx.gov/pools

Summer Reading Program Champion Team Blue
comiconThe library was decorated in blue on Saturday, July 30, for Comic Con and to pay tribute to the Summer Reading Program Champion. Team Blue won the summer reading competition with  2780 hours read. In total there were 7289 hours of reading logged. The Summer Reading Program concluded with the library's first Comic Con event that featured drawing workshops, adult and children's crafts, and sessions with Marvel writers, comic book creators, cosplay experts and voice actors. Get your costumes ready, Pflugerville Comic Con returns next year in September. 

Triathlon this weekend at Lake Pflugerville; use south shore parking lot for lake access
Jack’s Generic Triathlon is this weekend at Lake Pflugerville. The event affects access to the north shore of the lake.

• The north parking lot is closed from 10 p.m. on Friday, August 5 through 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. Use the south shore parking lots for lake access all weekend. 

• The beach, lake, trails and boat ramp will be closed to the public on Sunday, August 7 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Unloading boats on Friday and Saturday is permitted, but vehicles cannot be parked in the north lot.

What's Happening
Traffic Switch Planned for Heatherwilde Boulevard
As construction continues along Heatherwilde Boulevard, a traffic switch is scheduled for the last part of August. Traffic will transition to the newly constructed east side lanes. Wilke Ridge Lane and Great Basin will be reopened.

Lawn Clipping pickup - If you bag your lawn clippings, please put them out on your trash day. The city's chipping machine cannot accept bagged leaves and twigs, even in the brown recyclable bags. To recycle, drop the bags off at the Pflugerville Recycle Center at 15500 Sun Light Near Way.

Geeky Game Day 
Gather your friends
geeky games
 and come to the library for an afternoon of gaming. The library will
 provide games such as Settlers of Catan, Coup, and more for patrons to play. D&D books and character sheets will also be provided for role players. If you are hooked on Pokemon Go, the library is a gym. Beat the gym leader and pick up a gym badge button at the greeter desk. Ages 12 and up are welcome to attend.

Pflugerville Pfarmers Market
Tuesdays at the Heritage Park Green Red Barn, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. is the Pfarmers Market. Come shop for fresh produce, breads, jams and more. 

Milkweed seeds are handed out at the Pfarmers Market while supplies last in support of Monarch butterfly habitats. Visit the market to receive free seeds.www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket.


Come Home to shopTax free holiday August 5-7
When you set out to shop this weekend in the sales tax free holiday, don't forget to shop in Pflugerville because when you shop locally you support local businesses and their owners. If you can find the back-to-school items at a store in the Pflugerville city limits, we hope you will go there first.

The law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales taxes which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 spent. For a list of school supplies that qualify and what clothing, footwear and items are included and/or exempt visit the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts website. Come Home to Shop! (R) this weekend!

Provide Pfeedback on My-35
The Texas Department of Transportation wants your feedback on aesthetics for I-35 from Rundberg Lane to Woodland Avenue. Take their brief survey to select which of the three aesthetic concepts you like the best.https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/I35AestheticsSurvey

City offices, Library and Recreation Center offline Saturday, August 13
On Saturday, August 13, City of Pflugerville phone lines will be inoperable from approximately 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Emergency calls to 9-1-1 will NOT be affected. 

While the library and the Pflugerville Recreation Center phone lines will be inoperable, both facilities will be open normal hours. The library public computers will not be affected. 

This Week 
Friday 8/5: Music in the Park (P&R)
Saturday 8/6: Special Election Voting 
Sunday 8/7: Geeky Game Day (L)
Monday 8/8: Senior Crafternoon – Glass Fusing (L); 
Tuesday 8/9: City Council Meeting (B&C); Teen Night: Teen Advisory Meeting (L); Library Board Meeting (B&C); Pfarmers Market (P&R)
Wednesday 8/10: Library Board Meeting (B&C); 
Thursday 8/11: Adult Craft Night – Towel Origami (L);
Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Online City Event Calendar 


SAVE THE DATE
September 10 Police Department Open House - The Police Department annual open house is on September 10 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Justice Center. Enjoy tours of the Justice Center including the CID (criminal investigation division), the Communications Division (Dispatch), the incarceration areas, Patrol Division, Volunteers Center; Code Enforcement and Victim Services. Check out the Motorcycle Division and the Canine Division and don't forget McGruff the crime dog. 
www.pflugervilletx.gov/pdopenhouse

October 2 Harvest Pfest - The Heritage House Museum hosts a Harvest Pfest on October 2. The museum is open the first Sunday of each month from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. The event includes food, games, live music and a tour of the historic Heritage House Museum, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road.  
www.pflugervilletx.gov/heritagehouse