Key to the City November 10, 2017
Key to the City November 10, 2017
Pflugerville welcomes new councilmembers
According to unofficial results from both Travis and Williamson Counties, Place 2 Jeff Marsh, Place 4 Rudy Metayer and Place 6 Jim McDonald are your councilmember elects. The city plans to canvass results and hold an oath of office ceremony on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Pflugerville Justice Center Courtroom, 1611 E. Pfennig. Attend or watch LIVE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pflugervilletx.
The first regular City Council meeting for the newly sworn Councilmembers will be the worksession and regular City Council meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2017.
Feeling inspired by the election to get involved in your community?
The City of Pflugerville is accepting applications for positions on all boards and commissions for terms beginning January 1, 2018. Applicants are generally required to be registered voters of the City and to have resided within the City limits for at least 12 months preceding appointment. Additional requirements may exist for a specific board or commission. Required applications specific to each board and commission are available at city hall, on the City’s website: http://www.pflugervilletx.gov, by contacting the City Secretary’s Office at (512) 990-6101, or emailing email@example.com. The City encourages all interested citizens to apply prior to November 30, 2017. Interviews and appointments are scheduled to take place at a special City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 in the City Council Chambers, 100 East Main Street, Suite 500 at 6 p.m.
November 15 is America Recycles Day
Do you recycle? Pflugerville has single-stream recycling through Progressive Waste Solutions and more than 60% of residents recycle.
Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States.
What can go inside your cart curbside? Consult the lid on your recycle cart. Curbside you can recycle paper, plastics #1-7, cans, and glass. Please participate, help the environment and reduce landfill waste.
The city also has a recycle center located at 15500 Sun Light Near Way where residents can drop off recyclables between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/recycle for a full list of recycling options in Pflugerville.
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 will be required 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.
Learn Paper Quilling at the Pfab Lab
Come to the library's makerspace on November 16 at 6:30 p.m. to learn the art of paper quilling. Local quilling artist Sowmya Bondugula will teach you how to use a quilling tool to make decorated cards. She will teach basic shapes and how to make fall-themed items. Materials will be provided while supplies last. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. The Pfab Lab is located inside the Pflugerville Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St. RSVP to this event on Facebook or follow the Library on Pinterest for inspiration.
Brush Lettering Basics
The Library will host a brush lettering basics class on Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m. Learn how to do simple brush lettering using specialized markers and watercolors. Materials will be provided while supplies last. Anyone 12 and up is welcome to attend.
Police event rescheduled- Pflugerville officers will team up with the Pflugerville Falcon Special Olympic athletes for a battle of the ages at the “Rumble in the ‘Ville” flag football game on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at the Hendrickson High School football stadium located at 2905 FM 685. Officers will team up with the Falcons to compete against each other for bragging rights. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students. All proceeds from the evening will be used to purchase new shirts for the Falcons.
Blue Santa collections underway - Blue Santa collection bins are located at city facilities, including City Hall, the library and Justice Center, schools and supporting businesses to collect toys for children in Pflugerville this holiday season. Gifts are especially needed each year for the 3 and under and the 10-14 age groups. Thank you for supporting Blue Santa. To apply for assistance, visit the Justice Center. Details on the program are online at www.pflugervilletx.gov/bluesanta.
City facilities closed for the Thanksgiving holiday -The City of Pflugerville offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day, November 23-24, 2017. The Pflugerville Library, Animal Shelter, Recycle Center, Recreation Center and city offices will be closed. Trash and recycling pickup is affected.
The Library closes Wednesday, November 22 at 6 p.m. and remains closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The library resumes normal hours Saturday.
The Recreation Center is closed Wednesday, November 22 starting at 6 p.m. and remains closed Thursday and Friday. The Recreation Center resumes normal hours Saturday.
The Recycle Center is closed Friday and Saturday, November 24-25 and is open Monday, November 27 resuming normal hours.
The Pflugerville Animal Shelter is closed Thursday and Friday, November 23-24 and open on Saturday, November 25 resuming normal hours.
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 512-990-6700. In an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
Veterans Day at Fallen Warrior Memorial
The American Legion will host a Veterans Day event on Friday, November 10 at 11 a.m. at the Fallen Warrior Memorial at Pfluger Park. Guest speakers include Mayor Victor Gonzales and Dr. Doug Killian, PFISD Superintendent. Music will be provided by Cele Middle School, and a flyover will be from the Commemorative Air Force Central Texas Wing. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
World War I remembrance with Gary Whitaker
Come to the library Saturday, November 11 at 2 p.m. for a WWI Remembrance program presented by Gary Whitaker. All ages are welcome. The Open Cockpit presentation is based on the books by Arthur Gould Lee "No Parachute" and "Open Cockpit". Listen to Gary Whitaker share Lee's story about survival against some of the best trained pilots with the best planes during WWI.
Lee flew in the number 46 squadron of the British Royal Air Force. Lee's squadron, outfitted with inferior planes, was pitted against the notorious Red Baron and his squadron, the Flying Circus. Battles ensued between the air units, sometimes three to four times a day. This is a story about survival. This is the real story about sacrifices made.
Boards and commissions (B&C); Parks and Recreation (P&R); Library (L); Other (O)
Friday, November 10 - Embroidery Machine Training (L); Sensory Story Time (L); Veterans Day event Fallen Warrior Memorial (O)
Saturday, November 11 - Saturday Story Time (L); WWI Remembrance with Gary Whitaker (L); Paws & Read (L);
Sunday, November 12 - Game On: Board Games (L); Laser Cutter Training (L); Brush Lettering Basics (L); Sewing Holiday Gifts workshop ages 8+ (P&R)
Monday, November 13 - Baby Time (L); Senior Crafternoon: Laser Engraved Picture Frames (L); STEM Club (L); Paws & Read (L); Intermediate Computer Class for Adults (L);
Tuesday, November 14 - Bilingual Story Time (L); Home School Tweens (L); Home School Teens (L); Home School Kids (L); Heritage House Open (H); Pfab Lab Appointments (L); DiversiTeen Book Club (L); Pfestive Pfarmers Market (P&R); City Council meeting (B&C)
Wednesday, November 15 - Play Time (L); To Be Continued... (L); Tween Scene (L); Pflugerville Poetry Society (L); Conversational English (L); Rumble in the Ville (O); Evening Yoga (P&R)
Thursday, November 16 - Story Time (L); Kids Crafternoon (L); Mystery Book Club (L); Adult Pfab Lab Craft: Paper Quilling (L); Parks and Recreation Commission (P&R)
Friday, November 17 - Toddler Movie Matinee (L)
Save the Date
November 18 Pfall Pfest - The annual Pfall Pfest craft show is the best place in town to start holiday shopping to find those one-of-a-kind items for a friend, a family member, or to treat yourself. Handcrafted items, baked goods, jewelry and glassware are just a few of the unique gift items to choose from. Entry to the show is pfree and there will be food for sale, so you can shop through lunch. The Pfest is located at the Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, starting at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfallpfest.
November 20 Fall Family Craft Night - Bring your family to the library on Monday, November 20 at 6 p.m. for a fun evening of family time and crafts. Work together to make a fall themed wind chime using paints, wooden leaves and metal chimes. Families with children ages 5 and up are welcome. Materials available while supplies last.
December 2 - Christmas Parade and Pfestival of Lights - The Knights of Columbus and City of Pflugerville partner to host this annual event in downtown Pflugerville. For the lighted Christmas parade, decorate your float and be sure to include many lights as the parade kicks off at 7 p.m. from Pfennig southbound on Railroad Avenue to Main Street. The parade concludes at 4th and Main for the lighting of the tree and time with Santa. Bring a gift to support Blue Santa. http://www.pflugervilletx.gov/holidays.