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Key to the City August 23, 2019

National Night Out, water saving tips, and more
Post Date:08/23/2019 10:00 AM

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Key to the City August 23, 2019
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Registration for fall swim lessons now openGilleland Creek Pool

During September and October, Parks and Recreation will offer limited private and small group swim lessons for children ages 3-10 years old at Gilleland Creek Pool (700 Railroad Ave.). Small group lessons will be on Mondays and Wednesdays and private lessons will be offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Group lessons are $60 per session (8 classes) and private lessons are $100 per session.

Registration and more class information is available on the City's website. If you have questions, please contact the swim lesson coordinator at swimlessons@pflugervilletx.gov

Register your party for National Night Out

Now is the time for homeowners associations and neighborhoods to begin to plan National Night Out parties. Organize a block party in your neighborhood. On Tuesday, October 1, neighborhoods throughout Pflugerville are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. Complete a Registration Form for your party and submit it to the Pflugerville Police Department so police, city officials, and other emergency personnel can visit.

There is a new online form this year that makes signing up even easier. Check it out today at pflugervilletx.gov/nno.

Give these water saving tips a try

It's very hot outside. Follow these tips to help save water and avoid evaporation. water droplet

  • Collect rainwater for outdoor use during the peak summer months and you can save up to 1,300 gallons of water.
  • Watering your lawn in the morning saves water from being evaporated by the midday heat and reduces your water bill, too. Current water restrictions permit watering before 10 a.m. or after 7 p.m.
  • When needed, water your lawn one inch, once a week. Place a 6-ounce tuna can on your lawn and stop watering when it’s full.
  • If every household fixed just one leaky faucet, we could reduce water use in Texas by more than 13 billion gallons a year! 
  • Installing a water-efficient showerhead can reduce water consumption by 25% to 60% and save energy.
  • Check your toilet by using a leak-detection dye tablet; otherwise, you could be wasting about 200 gallons of water a day.
  • Turn off the water faucet while you brush your teeth and save up to 4 gallons of water per minute.
  • Replacing older toilets with water-efficient toilets can save 9,000 gallons of water a year.
  • Washing only full loads of laundry can save an average household more than 3,400 gallons of water each year.

Pflugerville is in Stage 2 water restriction enforcement with a two-day watering schedule that allows car washing and lawn watering before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. on your designated watering days.

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 City of Pflugerville Public Works Department at 512-990-6400.

City Events

Run and support new police officers at Pfluger Park Saturday morning

Pflugerville Police Department invites you to participate in a congratulatory run for the newest class of Pflugerville police officers on Saturday, August 24. The run starts at Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road,  at 7 a.m. and follows the Gilleland Creek Trail to Gower Street and turns around to finish back in Pfluger Park. You can walk, run or bike to support Pflugerville's new officers, or make encouraging signs to cheer those on the route. 

Pfind out more on the Facebook event

Dog Pfriendly Mystery Afternoon at the Pflugerville Library

Pfriendly dogs and their humans ages 10 & up are invited to solve The Great Canine Follicle Debacle at library on Sunday, September 1 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Sign up as a team or individual. Teams should consist of one canine mascot and at least four human assistants. To participate without a dog or team, sign up as an investigator and try your hand at solving the mystery. For more details about the event see the library's event listing.

What's Happening

Senior Movie Matinee: The Public - On Monday, August 26, seniors will meet at the library at 2 p.m. for a pfree movie screening. The program is intended for those 55 and up, but anyone 18 and up may attend. Synopsis: A Cincinnati librarian helps a group of homeless people take refuge at the free public library in order to survive a brutal winter night. ©Universal Pictures, Rated PG-13.

Walk In Genealogy Help at Heritage House Museum - Come by the Heritage House Museum during regular hours on Tuesday, August 27 from 3 to 7 p.m. for genealogy assistance with a focus on how to use library resources and other free websites to learn about your family history. Bring notes including ancestors' names, dates of birth, places where they lived, and anything else you already know.

Pfree Health Screenings for adults - Austin Public Health will offer free health screenings for adults at the library on August 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Available screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, as well as other health resources.

Heatherwilde and KingstonLane closures on Heatherwilde Boulevard - Heatherwilde Boulevard will have daily lane closures near the intersection of Kingston Lacy Boulevard between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Closures are expected to last for approximately three weeks while construction is carried out. Contractors are working on improving the turn lane for the boulevard. Residents can expect the northbound right lane and the southbound left lane to be closed during the construction period.

City offices closed Labor Day; trash not affected - City offices, the Public Library, Animal Welfare Services, Recycle Center and Recreation Center are closed Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday. Trash and recycling 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. 

Save the Date

August 30 - Music in the Park featuring Chandler and the Bings - Music in the Park will return to Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road,  on August 30, September 6 and September 13. Chandler and the Bings will play hits from the 90's. Come enjoy the park and live music from 7:30-9:30 p.m. - and don't pforget to come early and enjoy one of the food trucks. pflugervilletx.gov/musicinthepark.

September 3 - Application for Pfall Pfest Craft Show Open - The application for this year's Pfall Pfest Craft Show will open on Monday, September 3 online at pflugervilletx.gov/pfallpfest. This popular craft show kicks off our holiday shopping season in Pflugerville.  Pfall Pfest will be on Saturday, November 23 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Recreation Center. It will return to the third Saturday of the month in 2020. 

September 7 - Pfurry Splash Party - Grab your four-legged friend and come to Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, on Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a special splash day at the pool. Admission is $5 per dog (includes two humans) and $3 per extra human. All dogs attending must be spayed/neutered. Proof of current vaccinations must be provided upon entry. Download the required waiver and access more information on the event website.

September 9 - Library Youth Programs Resume - Regular youth programs, events, clubs, and storytimes will resume on September 9 at the library. For a full listing of library programs for all ages, check the library calendar at https://library.pflugervilletx.gov/events-classes/event-calendar

September 17 - Transportation Master Plan Open House - the next Transportation Master Plan Open House is on Tuesday, September 17 from 5-8 p.m. at Kelly Lane Middle School. Come learn about plans for Kelly Lane, the FM 685 corridor and the findings of the origin and destination study.

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