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Key to the City November 8, 2019

Post Date:11/08/2019 9:30 AM

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Key to the City November 8, 2019
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Pflugerville sends Public Notice to water customers

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The violations from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) relate to processes in the Pflugerville Surface Water Treatment Plant, i.e. programming, monitoring and reporting. The water plant treatment reports cannot confirm that the City properly filtered for Cryptosporidium. This was further complicated by the discovery that the water filtration membranes at the Surface Water Treatment Plant had been damaged by zebra mussels, which decreased the effectiveness of the water filtration. The City took immediate corrective action to ensure the water meets TCEQ standards. In addition to repairing the damaged filtration membranes, improved monitoring processes are also in place to prevent this from happening in the future. Pflugerville water is safe to drink and residents do not need to find an alternative water source. The City setup the website www.pflugervilletx.gov/water to provide additional information and answer frequently asked questions.

Pflugerville lifts Stage 3 water restrictions and moves to voluntary Stage 2 water conservation schedule

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The City of Pflugerville announced Monday, November 4, that Pflugerville is lifting Stage 3 water restrictions and moving into voluntary Stage 2 Water Restrictions encouraging a twice-a-week water conservation schedule.

The City of Pflugerville enacted Stage 3 water restrictions in September 2019 because the source water level at Lake Pflugerville dipped to a low of 28 feet, down from 35 feet, and water consumption was at a high of 12.6 million gallons a day (mgd). The triggering conditions no longer exist. On Monday Lake Pflugerville was at 32.3 feet, and rising, and water consumption is down to 6.8 mgd.

Effective immediately, residents are encouraged to limit watering lawns to twice-a-week and to resume vehicle washing at home, preferably on their designated watering days before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. The City continues to encourage residents to use smart water conservation habits.

Voluntary Water Conservation Twice-a-Week Outdoor Watering Schedule: 
(based on street address) 
Residential homes with an odd number: Wednesday & 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

For additional tips on water conservation, contact the City of Pflugerville Public Works Department water conservation team at 512-990-6400 or visit www.pfreshwater.com.

Election Day unofficial results are in; what's next

According to unofficial results from both Travis and Williamson Counties, Pflugerville’s Mayor elect is Victor Gonzales and Doug Weiss is the Councilmember Place 1 elect. The City Council will canvass the votes at the November 18 City Council special meeting.

Pflugerville police accepting applications and donations for Blue Santa Donate to Blue Santa

The Pflugerville Police Department is asking the community to help with a special operation to ensure that all local children and families can enjoy the spirit of the season.

Gifts wanted: The public is invited to donate new, unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items at Blue Santa donations bins located at the Pflugerville Justice Center, City Hall, Recreation Center and other area businesses, schools and organizations. Every year, the program needs additional gifts for children ages 10-14 and infants up to two years of age. Check out the Pflugerville Police’s gift registry on Target.com for gift suggestions. To access the registry, visit the Target website, click on registries and type “Pflugerville Police” for the first name and “Blue Santa” for the last name. Monetary donations are also accepted by check or money order mailed to Pflugerville Blue Santa, c/o Pflugerville Police Department, P.O. Box 679, Pflugerville, Texas 78691 or in-person at the Pflugerville Justice Center. The Pflugerville Police Department is grateful for the community’s support.

To Apply for assistance: Families may apply online at pflugervilletx.gov/bluesanta or fill out an application in-person at the Pflugerville Justice Center, 1611 Pfennig Lane, until Friday, December 6 at 5 p.m. Applicants should bring a valid Texas Driver's License and utility bill that shows a matching address as proof of residence in Pflugerville city limits.

Blue Santa is coordinated by the Pflugerville Police Department’s Office of Community Liaison and would not be possible without the additional sorting, wrapping and packaging by volunteers who come from Pflugerville community, businesses and volunteer organizations. Anyone interested in volunteering can find out more and submit their contact information at pflugervilletx.gov/bluesanta

Register for Pfall Pfun Camp over Thanksgiving Break Pfun Camp (3)

New this year, Pflugerville Recreation Center is bringing its popular Pfun Camp to Thanksgiving Break. From Monday, November 25 to Wednesday, November 27, campers will go on field trips, make crafts and watch movies. You can register your 6-12 year old for just one day or all three. Camp is from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm and drop-off and pick-up are at the Pflugerville Recreation Center. Registration is available now here and is $20 per day.

Visit pflugervilletx.gov/camps for more information. 

City Events

Library Hosts Two History Related Events Next Week

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The Library will host two history related events of interest next week. On Tuesday, November 12, at 6 p.m. at the Heritage House Museum, come for a talk called “LBJ Stories Never Told Publicly” by a local, Bill Harris, who worked for LBJ. Harris will also display his personal photographs of LBJ and family, as well as other related items.

The next day, November 13, the Library hosts a talk about the Harlem Hellfighters at 6 p.m. as a special Veteran’s Month presentation. The Harlem Hellfighters were an infantry regiment of the New York Army National Guard during World War I and World War II, consisting of mostly African American troops. This talk will be given by kYmberly Keeton, African American Community Archivist & Librarian for Austin Public Library's Austin History Center. Registration is required for this event. Please visit bit.ly/2N6U6vG to register. All ages are welcome to attend. 

Ninth Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

The ninth annual Pflugerville Veterans Ceremony, hosted by American Legion Kerlin-Lyerly Post 154, is Monday, November 11 in the Multi-Purpose Building at the First Baptist Church of Pflugerville, 306 S. 10th Street. The ceremony will run from 11 a.m. - noon and will include special speakers Senator Ted Cruz and Mayor Victor Gonzales, as well as surprise musical guests. Veterans are asked to stay after the ceremony for a group photo. For more information, visit pfvetsday.org.

CAMPO Open Houses on Transit and Transportation

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, CAMPO, is hosting a series of open houses, in-person and online, to share information on the Regional Transit Study and the 2045 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). This is the first phase of RTP outreach, with the second phase planned for early 2020. The public is encouraged to participate and submit comments at an in-person open house or through the online open house.

The comment period lasts through November 22, 2019 for the Regional Transit Study and through November 30, 2019 for the 2045 Plan.

 There are two open houses in Pflugerville this month:

  • Tuesday, November 12, from 3-7 p.m.

Pflugerville Pfarmers Market, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road

  • Tuesday, November 12, from 4-7 p.m.

Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road

For more information, visit campotexas.org/get-involved/.

What's Happening

Regular Hours for City Offices and Facilities on Veteran's Day - November 11 - City offices and facilities are operating under regular hours, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., on Monday, November 11 for Veteran's Day. City offices and facilities will not be closed.

Pforty Mile Trail Challenge - Walk or bike 40 miles on Pflugerville trails from now until the end of January and win a prize! Make sure to keep track of your progress and bring proof to the Pflugerville Recreation Center. All pfinishers will receive unique swag and $5 of registration for the 2020 Pflugerville 5k. To find out more, visit parks.pflugervilletx.gov/parks-facilities/trails/pforty-mile-trail-challenge

Save the Date

November 12 & 26 - Pfestive Pfarmers Market - The Pfestive Pfarmers Market brings seasonal products that are perfect for holiday shopping or getting into the holiday spirit. Join in on the pfun from 3-7 p.m. at the Green Red Barn at Heritage Park. For more information, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket.

November 23 - Pfall Pfest Craft Show - Join us at the Recreation Center from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for this handmade craft show. For a full list of vendors, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfallpfest