Key to the City June 16, 2017
June 16, 2017
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Music in the Park features Cody Wayne Band
Tonight at Pfluger Park starting at 7:30 p.m., enjoy live country music from Cody Wayne Band to kick off the 2017 Music in the Park Concert Series. Get ready for a full-blown, country-red, dirt-high energy concert. Front man Cody Wayne satisfies both current and classic country music fans with his original music, plus hits from Hank Williams Jr., Garth Brooks, Zac Brown Band and more.
June 30 - Jimmy T and the Teardrops - Blues
July 14 - Movie night "Sing"
July 28 - Acustyka - Latin rock, World Music and Jazz
August 11- Jacqui Walker Band - Rock-n-Roll
August 25 - The Human Circuit - Alternative Indie-Rock
September 8 - Jennifer B and the Groove - Blues, Roots -Rock, Americana
There is no admission charge and music starts at 7:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets. Dessert will be available for purchase on site starting at 6:30 p.m. Pets allowed on a leash. See the full summer lineup at www.pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark.
Atmos Energy bills to rise approximately 4%
The city of Pflugerville, as a member of the Atmos Texas Municipalities (ATM) group, finished negotiations with Atmos Energy and reduced a proposed rate increase. The effect on the customer is represented in the chart and shows an approximately $2 increase on the average residential monthly bill.
The city participated in the pending rate proceeding at the Railroad Commission as part of the ATM coalition. The coalition successfully reduced the increase by $9 million dollars to the lowest negotiated rate the Railroad Commission would likely approve and avoids the risk of the cost of an appeal on ratepayers. The new rates represent an increase of 3-4%. The negotiated rate goes into effect immediately.
Bonzo Crunch Show at the library
Enjoy a pfun, family-friendly show with Bonzo Crunch on Sunday, June 18 at 2 p.m. at the Pflugerville Public Library. Bonzo combines music, magic, and juggling in a vaudeville style show. The show includes a reading of "Olivia Saves The Circus."
It's time to enjoy music, laugh, burn off energy and have a great time. All ages are welcome. Space is limited. First come, first served.
Residents pack Council Chambers to discuss Blackhawk Golf Course
More than 75 residents, including nearby homeowners, approached the Council to encourage keeping the golf course. Months ago the golf course owner approached the city about purchasing the course, but the city is not in current purchasing negotiations. While it was a public comment item on the June 13 agenda, Council did not discuss. The topic is a future agenda item. Watch Pfocus for a highlight on the Council Meeting
Watch JAWS in a Pfloating Movie Night at Mentzer Pool
Come out for a night of pfun on Friday, June 23, for a Pfloating Movie Night at Scott B. Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road for a screening of Jaws.
Relax in the water and enjoy some popcorn. Doors open at 8:15 p.m. and movie starts at 8:45 p.m. Admission (cash or check only): $5 for adults 14 years and older, $3 for children.
All pool rules apply. Completely clear inner tubes are allowed, as well as pool noodles. No other flotation items will be permitted. Please visit http://parks.pflugervilletx.gov/parks-facilities/pools-swimming/scott-mentzer-pool for pool rules.
Juneteenth Presentation at Heritage House Museum
The Heritage House Museum is excited to welcome LaToya Devezin, African American Community Archivist at the Austin History Center, on June 20 at 6 p.m. She will present on the history of Juneteenth and African Americans in Travis County. Refreshments will be served.
While at the museum, check out the traveling exhibit on display about the Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas. The Heritage House Museum is open Tuesdays from 3 - 7 p.m. during the Pfarmers Market in Heritage Park and the first Sunday of each month.
New Restrooms at Pfluger Park
The new restroom at Pfluger Park has great ventilation, doors, two family restrooms, hand dryers, push button water faucets, and longer lasting stainless steel fixtures. The previous smaller restroom structure was more than 25 years old and not providing the function for the need in Pfluger Park. The remodeled restroom structure had multiple funding sources including Parkland Development Fees and certificate of obligation bond funds.
Pflugerville receives Gold Affiliate from Keep Texas Beautiful
Keep Texas Beautiful, (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization, recently named Pflugerville a Gold Star Affiliate. Gold Star recognition is the highest status any community affiliate can achieve.
Pflugerville successfully implements programs to prevent litter, reduce waste, beautify community areas and educate local citizens. In addition, affiliates are required to share information on their mission and goals, answer questions about their educational programs and solid waste initiatives, participate in the Keep Texas Beautiful or Governor’s Community Achievement Awards programs, and provide a letter of support from their community. KTB formally recognized Gold Star communities at their conference June 12-14. Pictured are Community Services Coordinator Eddie Garcia; Conservation Education Specialist Patricia Rinehart; Executive Director of Keep Texas Beautiful Suzanne Kho; and Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Sheila Wiora receiving Pflugerville's award.
City Council discusses youth curfew
The City Council discussed the possibility of adding a curfew to match those in neighboring communities. No decision was made.
“Looking at statistics from the last three years, 23% of our juvenile arrests are taking place during the overnight curfew hours," Chief Jessica Robledo said. "At the request of Council, we had a discussion as to whether a curfew is something Pflugerville needs."
Pflugerville is the only Central Texas city without a curfew as Austin, Buda, Kyle, Round Rock, and Cedar Park all have curfews in place. Enforcement includes the officer asking the youth their age and reason for being in a public place. The Council requested more statistics and information on juvenile arrests. The item will return to Council for additional consideration.
Certified Pre-owned Cats at the Animal Shelter - Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) is celebrating Adopt a Cat month with $20 adoptions on cats all month long and buy-one-get-one-free on cats. On June 24, PAWS will have a free cat adoption day. Come check out the "certified pre-owned cats" that are at the shelter. www.pflugervilletx.gov/paws.
Weiss Lane Closed on Saturday, June 17 - Weiss Lane will close from Pecan Street to Pflugerville Parkway on Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Obey posted detour signs.
Traffic delays anticipated due to Pflugerville Triathlon
On Sunday, June 18, the Pflugerville Triathlon takes place at Lake Pflugerville. Hundreds of athletes will run, swim and cycle through east Pflugerville. The event begins and ends at the lake. Please expect some traffic delays in the area. From 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Weiss Lane is closed from Hidden Lake Crossing to Jessie Bohls Drive and Pflugerville Parkway from SH 130 to Weiss will be closed. Please expect delays in the area.
A few slots remain for Film Making Camp
Film Making Camp is next week. There's still time to register for our Film Making Camp starting on Monday, June 19 through Friday, June 23. This half-day camp is for ages 9 - 15 and will be held at the Recreation Center. Learn digital video filming, editing, and production techniques. For more information & additional camp dates visit http://bit.ly/2sU1srg.
Family Craft Night - Come to the library each Monday at 6 p.m. this summer for a pfun crafting experience for the entire family. Children must be at least 5 years of age. On June 19, the project will be Rainbow Sun Catchers.
Teen Night: Manga Drawing Workshop - On June 20 at 6 p.m. Cartoonist David Pitts is back at the library with a manga drawing workshop for teens. Beginner and advanced artists are welcome to attend. Ages 12-18 are welcome. Space is limited to 25.
Tween Scene: DIY Emoji Magnets - Tweens are invited to the library on June 21 at 3:30 p.m. for this weekly program designed for those between the ages of 8 and 12. This week attendees will make emoji magnets.
Legend: Animal Welfare Services (AWS); B&C – Board & Commissions; P&R – Parks & Recreation; L – Library; PD – Police; PW - Public Works; HH - Heritage House; O - Other
Friday, June 16 - Hour of Code™ (L); Sensory story time (L); Tween typing (L); Music in the Park (P&R)
Sunday, June 18- Lake Pflugerville Triathlon (O); Game on (L); Bonzo Crunch Show (L)
Monday, June 19 - AARP Driver safety class (L); Baby time (L); Adult coloring club (L); Give me an A: Literacy Project (L); Family craft night (L)
Tuesday, June 20 - Bilingual story time (L); Family movie matinee: Despicable Me (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R); Heritage House Open - Woman Suffrage Movement in Texas display (HH); Austin History Center Juneteenth Presentation (HH); Teen night: Manga workshop (L); Teen Raspberry Pi Club (L); Friends of the Library (L)
Wednesday, June 21 - Play time (L); Pfab Lab tween time (L); DiversiTeen Lunch Bunch (L); One-To-One basic computer help (L); Tween Scene: DIY Emoji Magnets (L); Conversational English (L)
Thursday, June 22 - Story Time (L); Turning pages book club (L); Kids club (L); Treats and Eats: Make cake truffles (L)
Friday, June 23- Toddler Movie Matinee: Cars (L); Tween typing (L); Pfab Lab Open Hours: 3D printers (L); Hour of Code ™ (L); Pfloating Movie night: Jaws (P&R)
Save the Date
June 29 Sherlock Night at the Library - Fans of Sherlock Holmes are welcome to join us for crafts, games and an escape room! Author Alan J. Porter will give a talk on Sherlock Holmes. Teens (12 & up) and adults are welcome. Refreshments will be provided while supplies last.
July 4 Pfirecracker Pfestival at the Pfield- The annual pfireworks show is held at The Pfield for 2017. Join Mayor Victor Gonzales and the city of Pflugerville in celebrating Independence Day. The stadium opens at 5 p.m. and live music begins at 6 p.m. with The BlueBonnets followed by SkyRocket! Admission is free. A clear bag policy is in effect for the stadium, so no backpacks, purses or bags that are not clear are accepted. Fireworks begin at dark. For more information on parking and details, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfirecracker.