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Key to the City August 24, 2018

National Night Out, water restrictions, and more
Post Date:08/24/2018 10:00 AM

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Key to the City August 24, 2018

 

Start scheduling your party for National Night Out

NNO_20181Now is the time for homeowner associations and neighborhoods to begin to plan for your National Night Out. Organize a block party in your neighborhood.

On Tuesday, October 2, neighborhoods throughout Pflugerville are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 2018 Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. Last year’s National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations, and local officials from 16,000 communities, representing 38 million members from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

A party is as simple as having a potluck at a neighborhood park, or a barbecue grill out in the driveway or cul-de-sac. Meet your neighbors, discuss your community and make your street safer.  Sign up today at www.pflugervilletx.gov/nno.

 

Railroad Avenue Project:  Applewood Drive access closed Friday

road-construction-vector-signs_MJVGFgPu_LA temporary closure is scheduled for today, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the intersection of Railroad Ave. and Applewood Drive. Traffic on Railroad Avenue will continue to include one lane in each direction, but traffic into and out of the Willow Creek subdivision will need to use an alternate route other than Applewood Drive.  The intersection will be closed to allow the City’s contractor to finish improvements to the roadbed at the intersection. Please continue to travel through active construction zones with caution.

Don’t text and drive - it's the law

2handfree The Alex Brown Memorial Act came into effect on September 1, 2017, making it is against the law to text while driving including any action that is not hands-free. It is a misdemeanor offense for the operator of a motor vehicle who uses a portable wireless communication device to read, write, or send an electronic message while operating the vehicle, unless the vehicle is stopped. The bill provides a penalty enhancement if the offense causes another person's death or serious bodily injury and establishes affirmative defenses to prosecution for the offense.

Common questions include the use of GPS which is permitted in a hands-free capacity. The law does not prohibit phone calls as long as the phone is used in a hands-free way. Remember to keep yourself and others safe and to obey the law. Don’t text and drive.  

It's hot and dry; Conserve water and pfollow Stage 2 Water Restrictions

Pflugerville is in Stage 2 Water Restrictions with a two-day outdoor watering schedule based on resident street address. Watering and car washing are allowed before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. on a resident's designated watering days.

Water Conservation Twice-a-Week Outdoor Watering Schedule: (based on street address)

  • Residential homes with an odd number: Wednesday and Saturday
  • Residential homes with an even number: Thursday and Sunday
  • No watering on Mondays
  • Commercial facilities (apartments, condominiums, civic, commercial, industrial and institutional properties) Tuesday and Friday

All water customers are required to comply with the water conservation schedule. Report water restriction violations to the Pflugerville Public Works Department at 512-990-6400. Visit, www.pfreshwater.com, to learn more about water conservation.

Facilities closed for Labor Day holiday; trash not affected

City offices, the Public Library, Animal Welfare Services, Recycle Center and Recreation Center are closed Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day holiday. Trash and recycle pickup is not affected. If you need assistance when the city is closed, call the citizen's communications hotline at the Police Department at 512-990-6700. If there is an emergency, please call 911.

Seniors, enjoy a free movie at the libraryMovie Matinee

Seniors ages 55 and up are invited to watch Chappaquiddick (Rated PG-13, ©Lions Gate Films) at the Pflugerville Library on Monday, August 27, from 2 - 3:45 p.m. A woman dies after Ted Kennedy drives his car into a lake, and he tries to protect his presidential aspirations by using his family's political power to control the subsequent scandal. This screening is intended for those 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up may attend. 

Little WomenCelebrate the 150th anniversary of Little Women

Celebrate the 150th publication anniversary of Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel Little Women with a screening of the 1994 film (Rated PG. ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc) at the Pflugerville Library on Saturday, September 1. Tea and pie will be served at 2 p.m. while supplies last. The movie will begin at 2:15 p.m. This program is recommended for ages 8 and up. Space is limited. Please arrive on time to minimize distractions. 

Get your food truck or trailer inspected on August 27 for the Pilot Program

The City of Pflugerville launched a Pfood Truck Pilot Program to encourage food trucks in the city limits. Food trucks and trailers are invited to the Development Services Center offices at 201 B East Pecan on Monday, August 27 to obtain a free permit and health inspection between noon – 3 p.m. to participate in the pilot program to operate in the Pflugerville city limits for the remainder of 2018. To learn more about the program visit the city's website. 

The pilot program will run through December 2018, and the city staff will discuss results and findings with City Council. For more information on the program, please contact the City of Pflugerville Development Services at 512-990-6300 or download the application.

What's Happening

Pfarmers Market opens every Tuesday - Visit the market from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Heritage Park. The market brings fresh, locally grown and prepared foods to the Pflugerville community. To learn more about the market, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket.

Chili Cooks Wanted - Applications are being accepted for chili cooks for the 2018 Chili Pfest on October 20 in downtown Pflugerville. There are four chili competition categories this year. Visit www.pfallchilipfest.com for more details. 

Walk-in Genealogy Help - Stop by the Heritage House Museum on Tuesday, August 28, from 3 -7 p.m. for genealogy assistance. Bring notes including ancestors names, dates of birth, places where they lived, and anything else you already know. The museum is also open for self-guided tours with library staff onsite to answer your questions.

Fiction Writing Class Series Part IV - Writer and teacher Tracey Lander-Garrett will instruct you on various aspects of fiction writing on August 29 from 6 - 8 p.m. This is an interactive class where participants will get to work on writing exercises. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. Part IV will cover the essentials of keeping the reader's attention. 

Dove season is Sept 1- November 5 - Starting Saturday, September 1, dove hunters may begin to hunt around Pflugerville as dove season begins.  State law allows hunting on a tract of land of 10 acres or more, so you may hear hunters in the city limits.  As always, the Police will respond to all shots-fired calls to investigate if any laws have been broken.  Hunting is allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. To report a concern, call the Pflugerville Police Department at 512-990-6700. In an emergency, call 911.

This Week 

Friday, August 24 - No city events scheduled

Saturday, August 25 - No city events scheduled 

Sunday, August 26 - Game On Board Games (L); Pfab Lab Appointments (L)

Monday, August 27 - Senior Movie Matinee: Chappaquiddick (L); Intermediate Computer Class for Adults (L) 

Tuesday, August 28 - Adult Fitness (P&R); Heritage House Open (L); Pfarmers Market (P&R); City Council Meeting (B&C)

Wednesday, August 29 - Zumba (P&R); Pfab Lab Appointments (L); Fiction Writing Class Series (L); Conversational English (L)

Thursday, August 30 - Ballroom Dance (P&R); Beginner Chair Yoga (P&R); Adult Fitness (P&R); Zumba (P&R)

Friday, August 31 - No city events scheduled 

Save the Date

September 4 - How to navigate financial aid - Future and current college students and parents are invited to a financial aid presentation at the library on Tuesday, September 4, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. This program is presented by Gina Havel Palmatier of the University of Texas at Austin Office of Financial Aid. Ages 15 and up are welcome. 

September 7 - Music in the Park Movie Night: Coco - Come to Pfluger Park and enjoy a free screening of Coco.  There's no admission charge so bring your family, friends and pets to enjoy an evening of entertainment. The event is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and the movie will start when it gets dark (approximately 8 p.m.) For more information about the event visit the Music in the Park website

September 8 - Pflurry Splash Party - Join us at Scott Mentzer Pool for a special splash day for your dog. Admission is $5 per dog (includes 2 humans) and $3 per extra human. All dogs must be current on vaccinations and have proof. For more rules and information, visit the event website.

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