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Key to the City April 12, 2019

Post Date:04/12/2019 10:00 AM

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Key to the City April 12, 2019 
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Watch Pflugerville Pfocus

Pflugerville Pfocus includes information on National Telecommunicators Week, the Engineering Department, Pflugerville Pforward Transportation Plan and the historic Colored Addition project.  Watch online at www.youtube.com/cityofpflugerville.

Council approve trademark usage and logo brand guidelines

The City Council approved on second reading the City of Pflugerville Brand Guidelines and Trademark Use conditions. The City owns licensed trademarks for the City logo, the Pf Oval sticker seen on many vehicles around town, the City Seal and the phrase Between a Rock and a Weird Place ™. Over time, these logos and phrases have been used by community groups, businesses and other entities to represent Pflugerville. The City of Pflugerville Brand Guidelines provide an outline for the permitted uses of the trademarks and outlines the appropriate colors, fonts, and graphical uses of the City’s patented and trademarked graphics.Pf Decal sm

Any community group or business currently using or interested in using the trademarked artwork should contact the city at pio@pflugervilletx.gov to complete an application and make sure that it is in compliance with the approved uses. Recognizing that the value of the trademark increases the more it is used, the City will encourage uses that are aligned with the City’s image and brand. The document outlines prohibited uses of the City's graphics including but not limited to criminal behavior; political parties or activities; obscene acts, gestures or words; or use of the documents in ways that may imply an endorsement by the City of Pflugerville. For more information, contact pio@pflugervilletx.gov.

Historic Colored Addition land use plan approved

On Tuesday night, City Council approved a resolution on the Infrastructure and Land Use Study associated with Pflugerville’s historic Colored Addition Subdivision. The City conducted a full engineering report including assessments on land use, drainage and other infrastructure needs. City staff also had a series of conversations with residents and an open house. With this feedback in mind, city staff returned with a comprehensive recommendation. The plan outlined in this study will now be added to future Capital Improvement Projects. View the land use summary and phasing information.

Recycle used car oil at the Recycle Center; don't let it get into the environment

It is NEVER okay to let the oil drip on your driveway or into a storm drain.

If you change your car’s oil, it is required that you contain the oil and dispose of it properly. The Pflugerville Recycle Center at 15500 Sun Light Near Way, accepts used motor oil from residents with a utility bill proof of residency. Additional ways to properly dispose of motor oil include recycling it at local auto repair shops. It is NEVER okay to let the oil drip on your driveway or dispose of it into the street. The oil will travel from the street into our storm drains which feeds unfiltered into Pflugerville creeks and streams polluting the environment. 

How to properly dispose of oil:

  1. Drain the oil into a pan that can hold twice the volume of oil as is in the engine.
  2. Carefully move the oil pan to a location where you can safely pour the oil into a container.
  3. Take container to the city recycle center or other local auto repair shop for proper disposal. Do not leave on the driveway, toss on your lawn or pour down the drain.
For more environmental tips, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/stormwater.

Applications now open for student member of Parks and Recreation Commission

Parks and Recreation is seeking a high school student to serve as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission for a one-year term beginning in June 2019. The Parks and Recreation Board meets every third Thursday of the month at the Pflugerville Recreation Center and provides input about important issues facing Pflugerville, including park development priorities, tree care and more. Commission members also get a sneak peek into the running of the Parks and Recreation Department.

Applicants must have resided within the city limits for at least 12 months before being appointed and cannot work for the City of Pflugerville. Applications are available at pflugervilletx.gov, and are due May 31, 2019. For more information, contact citysecretary@pflugervilletx.gov or call 512-990-6101.

Be a food vendor at Pfirecracker Pfestival

We have a few spots left for food vendors at the Pfirecracker Pfestival on July 4 at the Pfield. Vendors will need to be open from 5-9 p.m. and booth fees are $75 for a 15' x 10' or $100 for a 25' x 10'. Applications are available at http://pfirecrackerpfestival.com/.

If you or someone you know sells vegetarian or vegan food, we are saving space for non-meat vendors. Please have them apply above or contact events@pflugervilletx.gov.

Patricia Davis, P.E. named City Engineer

Patricia2smallThe City of Pflugerville is pleased to announce Ms. Patricia A. Davis, P.E. as the City Engineer. City staff congratulates her on her appointment as the City Engineer managing both Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Division and the Development Engineering Division.

Davis joined the City of Pflugerville Development Engineering Division in 2009. During the past 10 years, Patricia has become an integral member of both Development and CIP Engineering teams, utilizing her skills in municipal engineering, project management, construction management of streets, drainage, water, wastewater and facilities to execute decisions and projects in the short and long term. Prior to her tenure with Pflugerville, Davis worked for more than 18 years with the Texas Department of Transportation as a Design Division Branch Manager, Project Engineer, Transportation Engineer, Master’s Graduate Associate, Research Project Director and Project Advisor, Adjunct Instructor and Construction Inspections. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Texas A&M University in Civil Engineering and is a Leadership Texas Graduate class of 2004. The City Engineer oversees and directs construction of public Infrastructure for streets, water, wastewater, drainage, facilities, and other infrastructure such as detention ponds, as well as directs site and subdivision development reviews for compliance with city standards and regulations. City Council approved the appointment of Ms. Patricia Davis, P.E. at the April 9, 2019, City Council meeting.

City Events

No school on April 19, so join us for a Pfield Day Pfun Camp (3)

PfISD has a school holiday on Friday, April 19, so join us from 8 am - 5 pm for Pfield Day: H20 Showdown. All day kids ages 5-12 will enjoy water-themed activities, including a water balloon toss, slip and slide, sponge relay and more. Pick up and drop off are at the Pflugerville Recreation Center (400 Immanuel Rd) and a whole day of pfun will cost $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents. Sign up today at pflugervilletx.gov/camps. For more information contact daultonm@pflugervilletx.gov or call 512-990-6363.

Clean Up Day rescheduled for September 7

After rain canceled Clean Up Day in April, the City has coordinated with vendor partners and is able to reschedule the event for September 7, 2019. Since Clean Up Day is an intensive effort made possible by multiple recycling and trash service providers, holding the event in September will allow enough time to reschedule. Stay tuned for additional updates. In the meantime, don't forget that many items are accepted in bulk curbside on your trash pickup day including refrigerators (with freon removed), furniture, chairs, couches, mattresses, bed frames and toilets. For a list of items collected curbside, visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/trashtalk.

What's Happening

Chime in on roadway needs with Pflugerville Pforward -Pflugerville Pforward is Pflugerville’s Master Transportation Plan. The most important part of this project is public feedback and engagement. The City will host a public meeting on April 30 at 5 p.m. at the library. Residents can provide feedback now on Pflugerville roadways at pflugervilletx.gov/pforward using the Wiki- map tool. The final plan is expected to be brought to City Council for consideration and approval in early November. Try it here.

Register for the Miss Pflugerville Pageant until April 12 - The Miss Pflugerville Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the Pflugerville Recreation Center, and the first mandatory parent and child meeting is on April 27. Contestant applications are now accepted for the Miss Pflugerville Pageant through Friday, April 12 at 5 p.m. The pageant divides contestants into three age groups: Little Miss Pflugerville – for girls going into third to fifth grade in the 2019-2020 school year; Junior Miss Pflugerville – for girls entering sixth to eighth grade in the 2019-2020 school year; Miss Pflugerville – high school. Winners will proudly represent Pflugerville throughout the year and will volunteer at community events. The pageant is open to Pflugerville residents and students within the PfISD. Click here to view the pageant application. For questions contact pageant@pflugervilletx.gov.

Hanz_smallDeutschen Pfest Coloring contest - Grab your crayons, colored pencils and markers and enter the Deutschen Pfest Coloring Contest now until April 22, 2019. Do your best artwork for a chance to win great prizes including a Deutschen Pfest T-shirt which grants admission to the Pfest from May 17-19, 2019 at Pfluger Park. Submit your coloring contest entry at Spare Time Texas, 1724 FM 685, Pflugerville, TX by Monday, April 22 and you will receive a free $5 of gameplay at Spare Time. One entry per child. Entrants must be 10 years old or younger as of May 1, 2019. For more information and to download the coloring sheet today visit https://deutschenpfest.com/press/deutschen-pfest-coloring-contest/. You can also pick up the coloring sheet at the Recreation Center or Library.

Deutschen Pfest Facebook event - If you know you want to attend Deutschen Pfest and don't want to forget, go ahead and sign up as attending on the Deutschen Pfest Facebook event. You can invite your friends and share it on your Facebook wall so more friends can know you'll be there. By responding to the event, participants will receive updates about the festival. Follow the event here.

Library Programs on Hiatus – Regular library programs will take a break from April 15-19 due to staff training. The library will remain open.

Save the Date

April 20 – Growing With Music – Encourage your child’s interest in music by learning about the different classes they can take as they grow up. Musician Will Dupuy will be at the library on April 20, 2-2:45 p.m. He will talk about choir, band, orchestra, independent study and more. Ages 5-12 with their parent or guardian are welcome.

April 27 - Plazapalooza - As part of National Volunteerism Month, the city will host its first annual community engagement project, Main Street Plazapalooza. On Saturday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., City employees and community volunteers will work together to build a plaza in Downtown Pflugerville next to City Hall. Come during the event and enjoy this new space. There will be art activities and food trucks onsite.

April 27 - Java & Journey - Sign up to go on April 27 to West Pecan Coffee and hike at McKinney Falls State Park. For more information visit the "Outdoor Programs" section at pflugervilletx.gov/classes or contact Daulton Mobley at daultonm@pflugervilletx.gov.

April 28 - Woofstock - The Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services hosts Woofstock from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road. Shop booths of pet-friendly vendors and check out the animals up for adoption at the shelter. It's a great chance to adopt and buy supplies you'll need for bringing a pet into your home. Live music and food trucks are part of the fun.

May 17-19 - Deutschen Pfest - Come to Pfluger Park for a weekend full of activities. Friday night kicks off from 5 p.m. until midnight with live music, carnival and festival fun. Saturday there's a parade down Railroad Avenue to Main Street followed by the festival at the park. Sunday includes a 5K Pfun Run and Kids K. www.deutschenpfest.com