Key to the City January 10, 2020
Key to the City January 10, 2020
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Apply for the Citizens Police Academy
The Citizens Police Academy is the first step to joining the Pflugerville Police Department's Citizens on Patrol. The Academy teaches residents about the Pflugerville Police Department's policies and procedures over the course of 15 weeks. Classes are from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays and are taught by certified police officers, supervisors and citizen personnel. The Academy helps increase awareness and understanding for police practices in order to strengthen the relationship between residents and officers. Academy students' participation also helps officers better understand how to better help their community, which makes the Academy a beneficial two-way learning opportunity. For more information on applying, visit the Citizens Police Academy webpage.
Reserve City facilities for your next gathering
If you have a party, wedding or picnic coming up, consider renting a City park facility. Not only do they have the ability to host a large group of people, but also enjoy beautiful surrounding scenery. Currently, the Green Red Barn, Windermere Clubhouse, Gilleland Creek Pavilion, Lake Pflugerville Pavilion and Pfluger Grove are available to reserve through the end of the year. Pool reservations will open February 1.
For more details on reservations, including rental agreements, visit pflugervilletx.gov/reserve.
Westbound Lane closure along Pflugerville Parkway
City staff asks motorists to proceed with caution through the construction zone and observe temporary construction signage. Any questions should be directed to the Engineering staff at 512-990-6409.
Pflugerville Police release of holiday season traffic enforcement
Throughout the month of December, the Pflugerville Police Department conducted a heightened traffic enforcement initiative to encourage use of seatbelts and discourage impaired driving, distracted driving, and other unsafe driving practices.
This initiative is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs (STEP) grant, which funds proactive traffic enforcement. Last year, the Pflugerville Police Department received $12,000 from the STEP grant that is now being invested into education and enforcement to make Pflugerville streets safer.
In the month of December, Pflugerville Police made 862 traffic stops. Twenty-five of these stops, or 2.9%, were made because of the extra funding the STEP grant provides. These stops resulted in citations or warnings for seat belt violations, speed violations, intersection traffic control violations and hazardous moving violations. Each one of these traffic stops represents an opportunity for education and one less potential traffic accident or fatality.
While the Pflugerville Police Department participates with other local cities to increase enforcement during the holidays, the STEP grant funds traffic safety efforts all year-long. The next STEP enforcement initiative will take place over Spring Break.
Winter Pfest tomorrow, January 11
Visit the Pflugerville Public Library from 2-4 p.m. tomorrow, January 11, for Winter Pfest. Families with children up to age 10 will enjoy a relaxing afternoon of games, crafts, activities, hot chocolate and cookies.
Pfinish the Pforty Mile Trail Challenge
The Pforty Mile Trail Challenge ends on January 31, so there's still time to get those steps in. Walk, bike or run 40 miles of Pflugerville Trails and receive $5 off the 2020 Deutschen Pfest 5k Pfun Run. Make sure to document mileage in order to present proof of completion to the Recreation Center (400 Immanuel Road). Various apps and websites can be used to do this. For suggestions on how to track miles and for more information on the challenge, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfortymile.
Need help pfinding somewhere to walk? Visit pflugervilletx.gov/trails for a map of all of Pflugerville's trails.
Teen Job Pfair registration open for Employers and Volunteer Organizations
The Teen Job Pfair at the Pflugerville Public Library is a great chance for job seekers and employers to meet about summer positions and part-time opportunities for area teens ages 14 to 19. Registration is underway for any employers hiring this summer or for volunteer organizations that could provide opportunities for teens to learn job-related responsibilities and working skills. The Job Pfair is on March 7, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and attracts up to 200 job seekers each year and registration is completely free for businesses hoping to connect with potential employees.
The City of Pflugerville will be one of many employers at the fair. The City hires teens for lifeguards and camp counselors in City programs. Be sure to stop by the City's booth to learn about the opportunities available. Businesses and volunteer organizations are encouraged to sign up online today. https://library.pflugervilletx.gov/events-classes/annual-events/teen-job-pfair.
Give pfeedback on proposed Code Amendments - Proposed code amendments have been posted online for public review and comment. Generally, proposed code amendments help to address code enforcement items related to home occupations, temporary uses and mobile food vendors. Home occupation regulations are intended to ensure home occupations are low-key operations and are not disruptive to the neighborhood. Additional code amendments are proposed for temporary uses, including mobile food vendors, and temporary structures. View the proposed codes and a summary of the amendments here. Send feedback to email@example.com.
New traffic Signal: Wells Branch Parkway/Immanuel Road coming - The traffic signal at Wells Branch and Immanuel Road will be activated in flash mode starting the week of January 12, 2020. The flash period will last for one week to give motorists time to adjust to the new signal. The traffic signal will be full activated on January 22, 2020. Please drive safely.
City Closures for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 20- City of Pflugerville facilities and offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Affected locations include the Pflugerville Library, Animal Welfare Services, Recycle Center, Recreation Center and City offices. Normal hours will resume January 21. Trash and recycling pickup is not affected.
Deadline quickly approaching to be a Pflugerville Police Department Victim Services volunteer - The Pflugerville Police Department's Victim Services volunteers work with individuals who have been affected by violent crimes. The Police Department is currently accepting applications for this crucial role. Training is mandatory and will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays for eight weeks beginning on Monday, January 27. A mandatory orientation session will provide an in-depth look into the work of a victim services volunteer from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22 at the Pflugerville Justice Center (1611 E. Pfennig Lane). Individuals ages 21 and up are encouraged to apply at pflugervilletx.gov/victimservices before January 14.
Save the Date
January 23 - Craft Supply Swap - It's the perfect time of the year to de-clutter your craft stash at Pflugerville Public Library! Bring unwanted crafting items to swap at this event on January 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. Please bring items that are gently used or new only. If items have been exposed to smoke or pet hair, they need to be labeled as such. Please keep small items, like buttons and beads, or sets of items, like markers and pencils, bagged. Small tools are welcome, but please avoid bringing expensive and/or large machinery (sewing machines, die cutters, etc.). Any leftover items will be used for library programming or will be donated.
January 25 - Madden Tournament - Starting at 1 p.m., the Pflugerville Recreation Center is hosting it's first Madden Tournament on X-Box One in the new Pf-Esports area in the game room. Register now to be one of 6 competitors for $3 here. Find out more about this tournament and other Pf-Esports activities at pflugervilletx.gov/classes and click on "Gaming & Pf-Esports."
February 6 - Pokemon Card Club - The Pflugerville Pokemon Card Club meets monthly from 6-8 p.m. at the Pflugerville Recreation Center. Ages 6-14 welcome for card battles, trading and talk. All experience levels welcome.
February 15 - Dance Through the Decades - From 6:30-9:30 p.m. come to Pflugerville Recreation Center for a dance with friends and family. Tickets are on sale now for $5 at pflugervilletx.gov/dance.