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Economic development agreement brings new playgrounds to Pflugerville
The City Council approved a Pflugerville Community Development Corporation economic development agreement on Tuesday night with KOMPAN Playground Equipment with incentives that will bring $1 - $1.175 million in new playground equipment to Pflugerville parks.
“It’s time to celebrate jobs and playgrounds in Pflugerville as this contract could bring up to $1.175 million in park playground equipment citywide, a $2.5 million capital investment and job incentives to consistently hire full time employees making more than $50,000 a year thanks to this economic development agreement,” Mayor Jeff Coleman said. “Our residents emphasized the importance of parks when they approved the bond in 2014 to enhance our park system and we know that job growth is imperative to our city’s future. This partnership with KOMPAN marks a great economic and community development success.”
The city Parks and Recreation Department has evaluated city playgrounds and identified those that are more than 10 years old and considered a replacement priority.
“Starting with replacement of the Pfluger Park playground, residents will begin to see KOMPAN playground equipment improvements citywide,” Parks and Recreation Director, James Hemenes said. “Equipment will be used to replace existing playgrounds and put new playgrounds in parks including 1849 Park, Wilbarger Creek Park, Stone Hill Park and Lake Pflugerville which are all 2014 GO Bond Projects. We are excited about this partnership with KOMPAN as they are the pioneer of the very popular playwebs and other cutting-edge playground amenities.” (More info)
Celebrate the new Pfab Lab at Maker Pfest to kick off Summer Reading Program
Experience robotics, pottery, woodworking, virtual reality, crafts and more at Maker Pfest on Saturday, June 4 at the Pflugerville Public Library. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the library will showcase demonstrations of high-tech crafts and host hands-on activities for participants of all ages with a Maker Pfest to celebrate the start of the Summer Reading Program and the grand opening of the library’s new maker space, the Pfab Lab.
The Pfab Lab is free and there will be designated open hours for youth, adults and seniors to use the lab during the Summer Reading Program.
At Maker Pfest, attendees can watch demonstrations of machine embroidery, gelatin printing, 3D printing, needle felting, straw building and the micro-computer Raspberry Pi. A demo on how to turn your smart phone into a virtual reality headset using D-scope Google cardboard 3D glasses will be taught by Assistant Library Director Daniel Berra.
“Our library is a community learning center,” said Berra, “Maker Pfest, the Pfab Lab and the Summer Reading Program are designed to facilitate knowledge sharing for anyone who wants to teach or learn.”
Maker Pfest welcomes many featured guests including The Robot Group Inc, Austin Lacemakers Guild, Granny Goodfish Pottery, the Central Texas Woodturners Association, Learning Fun 101 Lego Robotics, TechShop Austin - Round Rock, Pf Knitters, Pf Quilt Guild and Sherri Grant from Cactus Rose Quilts. Staff will be on hand to assist with craft projects.
The Pflugerville Public Library is located on 1008 West Pfluger Street. For more information about Maker Pfest, call the library at 512-990-6375 or visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/makerpfest.
Deutschen Pfest delivers pfun
An estimated 11,000 guests came out to celebrate our city and heritage at Deutschen Pfest May 20-22. For 2016 the carnival moved to the Gilleland Creek Pool parking lot and joined the children’s area activities. On Saturday, a huge crowd lined up along Railroad Ave and Main Street to see the Deutschen Pfest Parade. The children's parade marched down Main Street right before the main parade hit downtown. Children were dressed up as superheroes and princesses and even a German root beer maid. Thanks to all the children who participated.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Pfest. Proceeds help support Pflugerville park projects.
Did you make the Deutschen Pfest wrap up video? Check it out at www.youtube.com/cityofpflugerville.
455 people run the Deutschen Pfest 5K
Filing for the special election is now through June 6, 2016 at 5 p.m.
For more information, contact the city secretary Karen Thompson at email@example.com or 512-990-6101.
Elección para llenar la vacancia de Miembro de Concilio Lugar 2
El Martes 24 de Mayo de 2016, el consejo de la ciudad de Pflugerville aprobó una elección especial para llenar la vacancia de Miembro de Concilio Lugar 2 asiento que quedó vacante cuando Brad Marshall anunció su intención de postularse para alcalde. Condado de Travis proporcionará servicios de elecciones para esta elección especial para todos los votantes registrados de la Ciudad de Pflugerville. La votación adelantada en persona y el votación de la día de la elección se llevará a cabo al Municipio, 100 E. Main Street, Suite 500.
Aplicaciones para un lugar en la boleta de la Elección Especial de la Ciudad de Pflugerville se pueden presentar ahora hasta el 6 de Junio de 2016 a las 5 pm.
Información de la elección está disponible en nuestra página web: www.pflugervilletx.gov/eleccion.
City to oversee Weiss Lane bridge construction
On Tuesday City Council approved an agreement with Travis County allowing the city overall management of the Weiss Lane widening and reconstruction to now include the southern bridge in Travis County's jurisdiction.
The city will benefit from seemless coordination with one contractor working on the entire project and the roadway will remain open throughout the bridge construction. Project design is anticipated to be complete by the end of summer and construction will commence after all necessary property has been acquired.
Pools open for Memorial Day weekend
The Library Summer Reading Program for adults kicks off on June 2 at 6:30 p.m. when Robert Haddock with Penguin Random House will host “Book Buzz,” a presentation on hot upcoming book titles. Attendees will receive a free book bag and paperbacks. Anyone 18 & up is welcome.
Opening for a Planning & Zoning Commission Member - The City of Pflugerville is accepting applications for a regular Planning & Zoning Commission member for an unexpired term ending December 31, 2017. Each candidate must be a registered voter of the city and have resided within the city limits for at least twelve months preceding appointment. A required official application is available on the city website at http://www.pflugervilletx.gov, through the City Secretary’s Office by calling 990-6101 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.