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November 18, 2016


Enjoy shopping for the holidays at the Pfall Pfest
The Pfall Pfest at Pflugerville Recreation Center is the best place in town to start holiday shopping. Come shop at the Pflugerville Recreation Center on Saturday,November 19 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.shoppingm. Handcrafted items, baked goods, jewelry and glassware are just a few of the unique gift items.

Shop right through lunch as proceeds from onsite food sales benefit the Senior Activity programs. 

Admission to the Pfall Pfestis free. Pflugerville Recreation Center is located at 400 Immanuel Road. www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfallpfest

City offices closed November 24-25 
The City of Pflugerville offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day, November 24-25, 2016. The Pflugerville Library, Animal Shelter, Recycle Center, Recreation Center and city offices will be closed.

Trash and Recycling affected by Thanksgiving holiday

Due to the holiday there is no trash pickup on Thursday. Regular pickup will move one day forward for the rest of that week. For example: Thanksgiving is on Thursday, so Thursday pickup will happen on Friday and Friday on Saturday.

If you have a water/wastewater concern while the city is closed, please call the Police Communications Hotline at 512-251-4004. In an emergency, please call 9-1-1. 

Vintage Christmas at Heritage House
The Heritage House Museum Partners invite you to Vintage Christmas at the historic Heritage House Museum on November 25-27 and December 3-4. Take a tour of the museum and enjoy the display of old fashioned toys donated by Toy Time and community donors. There will be a chance to purchase quilts from the Pflugerville Quilt Guild. Bring your camera and take a picture with Santa. The house will be open 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Heritage House is located at 901 Old Austin-Hutto Road in Heritage Park. Admission is free. For more information on the historic home, visit Pflugervilletx.gov/heritagehouse

Pfamily Events at the Library this week 
Bring the family to the Pflugerville Public Library on Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m. to play games at Family Game Day

Make holiday ornaments at Family Craft Night on Monday, November 21 at 6 p.m. Families with children age 5 and up are welcome to attend. Materials available while supplies last.

Watch Finding Dory on Tuesday, November 22 at 2 p.m. In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents. With the help of young clown fish Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home. Co-directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane, Finding Dory also features the voice talents of Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Bill Hader, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Sigourney Weaver. Finding Dory is rated PG. 

Registration for Blue Santa is underway; collection bins await toys and supplies
Blue SantaPflugerville Police Department’s Blue Santa program is a partnership with the citizens of Pflugerville aimed at providing help to Pflugerville families in need. Families may apply to receive gifts for children ages 14 and under and a holiday meal by filling out the application at the Pflugerville Police Department. Families who wish to help are asked to donate toys at one of more than 20 locations across Pflugerville including city offices and facilities. 

Blue Santa is coordinated by the Pflugerville Police Department, but nearly all of the sorting, wrapping, packaging and deliveries are done by volunteers who come from Pflugerville businesses, volunteer organizations and the Pflugerville community.  

"Gift donations are needed to help make Blue Santa a success,” Cpl. Dan Griffith said. “We have Blue Santa bins out at city facilities and partner businesses in Pflugerville to collect donations of unwrapped toys and canned goods. A special request is for gifts for boys and girls ages 10-14 as we always run short on gifts for tweens and teens. With your help, we can help Pflugerville families enjoy the holidays.” 
 
Toy ideas for boys ages 10 – 14:  Anime, art, Advanced Legos, Dr. Who, gloves/scarves, Star Wars items, sports equipment, baseball caps, throw blankets, cool school supplies
Toys ideas for girls ages 10-14: nail polish, scarves, bath lotions, candles, earrings/necklace sets, purses, slippers, cool school supplies

For more information, contact Cpl. Dan Griffith at (512) 670-5514 or e-mail dgriffith@pflugervilletx.gov
 
Curbside bulk item pickup 
A reminder that you can put your trash cart plus an additional six bags and/or bulk items at the curb on your trash day. Progressive Waste Solutions offers complimentary pickup of household items like stoves, washers and dryers and mattresses that are too large to put in the trash bin, but the six item maximum does apply. No call ahead is necessary. 

Place the item at the curb on your regular trash day.  And a reminder, if you have large boxes, cut them up and put them in your recycle cart. Refrigerators or any items containing freon must have it removed by a licensed technician, but Progressive Waste Solutions will pick it up if the proper certification sticker is applied.

What's Happening
Winter wastewater averaging -  For residential customers on the City’s retail water and wastewater service, the city bases monthly wastewater charges on your water consumption for November, December, January and February.  The city takes the three lowest consumptions, averages them, and uses that average to set your wastewater charge for the entire year. An account must be active the entire four months to establish an average. All other accounts will be charged the city-wide average. If you have a water leak during this time period making your water consumption noticeably higher than usual, you need to notify the Utility Billing Office. A copy of the plumbing bill or receipts from the purchase of plumbing supplies must be submitted no later than May 1. Upon consideration, your wastewater average may be adjusted appropriately.  Commercial wastewater charges are based on actual monthly water consumption. For questions, call 512-990-6100.


Rowe Lane Safety Improvements
The City of Pflugerville held an Open House for the Rowe Lane Improvements Project on November 16, 2016 at the Blackhawk Community Center. The project will begin in early 2017 with improvements including reconstruction of the existing two-lane section and the addition of shoulders to the road. The project will begin after the completion of Kennemer Drive improvements that are currently underway. The project is a cost-sharing safety project using Travis County bond funds and city bond funds approved by voters to reconstruct the existing two-lane section. The area of road to be improved is from SH 130 to Martin Lane. More Information


This Week 

Legend: B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; O - Other
Online City Event Calendar 
Friday, November 18: Senior Health Pfair. (P&R); 
Saturday, November 19: Pfall Pfest Craft Show (P&R); Saturday Story Time (L); Paws and Read (L) 
Sunday, November 20: Game on! Board Games (L);
Monday, November 21: Baby time (L); Family Craft night: Perler Bead Ornaments (L); Paws and Read (L)
Tuesday, November 22: City Council meeting; Bilingual Story Time for Everyone (L); 
Thursday, November 24 - Friday, November 25: 
City facilities closed for Thanksgiving Holiday. 
If you need assistance when the city is closed, please call the communications hotline at 512-251-4004. 
Friday, November 25: Vintage Christmas at Heritage House

SAVE THE DATE
December 2: Game of Thrones Night -  Enjoy an evening of medieval fun at the Pflugerville Library. The library hosts its first after-hours event for adults with the Society for Creative Anachronism. The S.C.A. will showcase their creations and have live demos of medieval dancing and sword fighting. Crafts and refreshments available while supplies last. Anyone age 18 and up may attend.  


December 3 Christmas Parade and Pfestival of Lights - 
Come to downtown Pflugerville on Saturday for a holiday stroll hosted by the Downtown Association, and the Knights of Columbus Christmas parade at 5 p.m. on Main Street followed by onstage performances from Rowe Lane Elementary School Choir, Carpe Sono a capella group, and Songwriters Across Texas concert. Santa is onsite for pictures and we light the downtown tree. Make it a part of your holiday celebration. http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfestivaloflights.

December 10: The Polar Express Conductor Show All aboard! Take an imaginary trip to the North Pole as The Conductor, Mr. Phil, brings Chris Van Allsburg's classic book The Polar Express to life. The show starts at 1 p.m. at the Pflugerville Library. Don't forget your camera! Santa Claus will be at the library to take pictures with children from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts will be available while supplies last. All ages are welcome. 

December 17 Home for the Holidays - Come to the Pflugerville Animal Shelter, 1600 Waterbrook and find a new pet to take home for the holidays.  Pet adoptions are only $20 and include shots, spay/neuter and plenty of tail wags and purrs. Foster homes are especially needed. The event is from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and includes facepainting, games and a wish tree for shelter animals. For more information, call 512-990-PETS.