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Key to the City October 12, 2018

Field use policy, Senior day and more
Post Date:10/12/2018 12:00 PM

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Key to the City October 12, 2018
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CITY NEWS

City Council approve field use policy

The City of Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department has been working towards the development of an Athletic Field Use Policy to ensure that City-owned, maintained and managed park and athletic field facilities are used for recreational, athletic, cultural, educational, social and community service functions. The policy outlines cot recovery requirements and allocation of field use to the various youth sports leagues in the city. The City has worked with several youth sports leagues for feedback and to outline various fee structures. The resulting policy ensures residents have priority access to parks and playing fields while also collecting fees to support ongoing maintenance.

Plan highlights:

  • Pflugerville resident youth non-profit soccer organizations have field use priority on soccer and multi-purpose use practice fields.
  • Pflugerville resident youth non-profit football organizations have field use priority on 1849 Park football fields.
  • Pflugerville resident youth non-profit baseball and softball organizations have field priority on the baseball-softball facility on property leased from PfISD.
  • City of Pflugerville Parks and Recreation programs have priority on city-owned fields and practice spaces not covered under or during times not reserved in the annual agreement.
  • Space is allocated based on priority status and the number of Pflugerville residents that are served.

Field use requests for priority local leagues will be considered on a fiscal year basis (October 1- September 30) and the deadline for local league applications is May 1.

Watch Pflugerville Pfocus for more information on this policy decision.

E Pflugerville Parkway roadway reopens to two-way traffic this afternoon

The City will reopen E. Pflugerville Parkway from SH 130 to Weiss Lane to two-way traffic on Friday, October 12, weather permitting, following the completion of Phase 1 of construction along the roadway. Expect some construction traffic flagging and temporary disruption of two-way traffic at the Becker Farm intersection as necessary for continued intersection improvements.  Please obey all traffic signs in the construction zone.  

PFEATURED EVENTS

Pfloating Pumpkin Patch

Grab your swimsuit and get ready to jump into the coolest pumpkin patch in Pflugerville. Take a dip in the pool, pick your pumpkin, decorate it and stay for fun games and treats. The event is located at Gilleland Creek Pool, 700 Railroad Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission prices: $10 per person (includes one medium pumpkin), $5 per child (includes one small pumpkin) and $3 per person (no pumpkin). For more information about the event, please visit the Pfloating Pumpkin page.

Family Music Show

Come to the library on Saturday, October 13 for a musical performance from Mr. Will. He will engage and entertain families with his energetic performance. Kids will sing along, clap, march, jump, and dance to his upbeat music. The show starts at 12 p.m., and free tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the show starts at the Greeter Desk in the library. All ages are welcome.

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Say hello to Raptor at Paws & Read every Saturday from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at the library. Young readers can build their literacy skills while they share a book with a dog from The Dog Alliance. Sign up begins at the Children's Desk 15 minutes before the program starts. Paws & Read is also held on Mondays, from 6 - 7 p.m. with Boudreaux.

Senior day

Tuesday, October 16 is all about seniors in Pflugerville. For our pfirst Senior Day, the Recreation Center and Library will be hosting programs and informational talks about different resources and activities for seniors. Activities start at 10:30 am at the Recreation Center and include lunch, programs, a visit to the library, Heritage House and Pfarmers Market, and then concludes with the annual Accordion Concert. Transportation throughout the day is free.

You do not need to be a member of the Pf Seniors to participate in Senior Day, but we encourage you to join to be a part of many of the activities and programs we'll be demonstrating. The 2018-2019 Senior Activity Membership runs from October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019. For individuals, membership is $3 for Pflugerville residents and $10 for non-residents. For couples, membership is $5 for Pflugerville residents and $15 for non-residents. For more details on membership benefits, visit pfseniors.com.

Halloween activities in Pflugerville

October 13 - The Walking Dead Selfie Station – Celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Walking Dead at the Pflugerville Library. Take a picture with Michonne and Daryl cardboard cutouts and check out a Walking Dead graphic novel (while available). The first 25 people to take a selfie, share it on social media, and show it to the staff at the checkout desk will receive free Walking Dead swag, courtesy of Image Comics and Skybound. This is an all-day event.Pumpkin

October 13 - Pfloating Pumpkin Patch - Come to Gilleland Creek Pool from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for the coolest pumpkin patch in Pflugerville. Pick your pumpkin, decorate it, and stay for the fun games and treats. Admission is $3 per person (no pumpkin), $5 per child (includes one small pumpkin) and $10 per person (includes one medium pumpkin).

October 20 - Harry Potter Escape Room – Work in teams to solve a series of puzzles and clues to escape from Hogwarts. Watch Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 & 2 (Rated PG-13, ©Warner Bros.) at the Pflugerville Library while you wait for your turn. Teams must include 2-6 members. Teams with less than 6 members will be combined. Each team will have 15 minutes to escape before receiving the Dementor's Kiss. Space is limited. There is no advance registration for this event. Sign up for a time from 10 -10:30 a.m. The room will run from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. First come, first served. Teens (12 & up) and adults only. Cosplay is encouraged.

October 23 - Pfab Lab Teen Night Pumpkin Painting – Teens ages 12-18 can paint a book-themed pumpkin. Space and materials are limited. First come, first served. Meets in the Pfab Lab at the Pflugerville Library from 6 – 7 p.m.

October 25 - Escape from Frankenstein’s Lab at the Heritage House Museum – Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with an escape room at the Heritage House Museum (901 Old Austin Hutto Rd) from 5 - 8 p.m. Register online, or call the library at 512-990-6375. Do not sign up an entire group, but feel free to direct group members to the site. This event is for those 18 and up only.

October 27 - Dia De Los Muertos – From 2 - 4 p.m. at the Pflugerville Library, enjoy story time, crafts (while supplies last), sugar skull decorating (one sugar skull per family), and a free movie screening in Spanish. This event is recommended for adult and those with children at least 5 years of age. All children must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

October 27 - Trunk or Treat – The 4th annual Trunk or Treat is from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Animal Welfare Services, 1600 Waterbrook Dr. Grab the kiddos and get out the costumes a little early to join the fun. There will be a photo booth, scavenger hunt, costume contest, adoptable furry friends and of course candy. 

October 30 - Halloween at the Pfarmers Market – Pick up treats when you shop at the market on Halloween eve. The market is located at Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, from 3 - 7 p.m.

October 30 - Tween and Teen Movie Night: Hocus Pocus – Tweens and teen ages 8-18 can decorate a tote bag and enjoy snacks while watching the classic 1993 Halloween film Hocus Pocus (Walt Disney Pictures, Rated PG) at the Pflugerville Library. The movie is from 6 – 8 p.m.

October 30 - Teen Mystery Night at the Heritage House Museum – Teens ages 12 – 18 are invited to solve the mystery of the Murder at the Skull Manor Costume Ball. Registration is required. Pick up your character packet at the library checkout desk. This event will begin on time (7 – 9 p.m.). Plan to arrive 10 minutes early. Late arrivals may result in running out of time to complete the mystery. Teens must be picked up by 9 pm.

October 31 - Story Time with the Friendly Witch – Children up to age five are invited to enjoy a special storytime featuring a friendly witch at the Pflugerville Library from 10 – 11 a.m. Read books, sing songs, and make a craft. Children are welcome to wear a costume and take a picture with the witch after story time. Don't forget to bring a camera. Children up to age 5 and siblings with an adult are welcome. First come, first served.

October 31 - Halloween Pfood Drive Event - Pflugerville Police Department is a proud sponsor of the Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce Halloween Pfood Drive on Main Street. On October 31, come trick-or-treat on the 200 block of Main Street from 6 -7 p.m. Anyone who is dressed up like a POLICE OFFICER for Halloween is encouraged to come to the Pflugerville Police Department booth to receive your official BADGE sticker from the city of Pflugerville Police Department and be in a group photo with our officers at 6:30 p.m. Come trick-or-treat at the Pfood Drive event and help a good cause.

Trick-or-treat - Children will be trick-or-treating in neighborhoods on October 31.

What's Happening

For a calendar of city events, please visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/events.

Pflugerville offers warrant amnesty from October 1-19 - Pflugerville Municipal Court warrant amnesty program runs through October 19 to help resolve active warrants. Individuals who want to resolve active warrants will have warrant fees waived if they contact the Municipal Court at 512-990-6285 or visit the Justice Center at 1611 Pfennig Lane to take advantage of the program. No officers will be sent out to take defendants into custody between October 1-19, and those who come to the Pflugerville Municipal Court voluntarily will not be arrested. The program applies to active Class C misdemeanor cases. Municipal Court customer service hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesdays until 8 p.m. For those persons who wish to speak with a judge, night court sessions will be held each Wednesday evening in October (10/10 and 10/17) from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

STEM Club for ages 5 - 8 - Come to the Pflugerville Public Library every Monday at 4 p.m. for STEM Club. Ages 5 - 8 will creatively explore science, technology, engineering, and math through different activities. This program beings promptly at 4 p.m. Due to the nature of this program, latecomers will not receive entry. Look at what we are working on this month:
October 15 - The life cycle of a pumpkin
October 22 - Geoboards
October 29 - Exploring electrical energy
For more information, visit the library calendar.

Save the Date

October 20 - Pfall Chili Pfest - Come to Downtown Pflugerville for the 11th annual Pfall Chili Pfest, featuring the Chili Cook-off and tasting, live music, vendors, food & drink, the jalapeño eating contest, a kid’s area, and the Heat Wave Car Show. For more information visit pfallchilipfest.com.

October 25 - Pfennig Lane Open House -  On October 25 the City of Pflugerville hosts an Open House from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Pflugerville Justice Center, 1611 E. Pfennig, to outline the details of the upcoming Pfennig Lane widening and reconstruction project. The roadway reconstruction will widen Pfennig Lane from Rocky Creek Drive to the Justice Center into a 3-lane roadway with one lane in each direction plus a center turn lane, with curb and gutter. The widening is anticipated to increase safety by reducing existing curves in the roadway. The city will bid the project in December and begin construction in January. During the construction, Pfennig traffic will be one-way westbound in the construction area between Rocky Creek Drive and Justice Center Drive. Drivers will need to reduce their speed from 40 to 30 mph during the construction which is anticipated to last approximately one year.

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