Key to the City January 31, 2020
Key to the City January 31, 2020
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Bond Committee, City Communications overview and Transportation improvements in Pflugerville Pfocus
Watch Pflugerville Pfocus for City Council meeting highlights including the Bond Committee, Communications Division and transportation improvements at Pecan and FM 685. Watch online at youtube.com/cityofpflugerville. While you already read the Key to the City, you are invited to check the many ways the City communicates information by visiting www.pflugervilletx.gov/connect.
Bond Committee offers project updates to City Council
At Tuesday’s Council meeting, City Council received an update from the Bond Committee which has met weekly for the last four weeks. First there was a review of a citizen survey recently completed with feedback from 928 residents. The survey indicates that residents expressed a willingness to consider a bond for well though-out projects of value. There was interest in roads and infrastructure; parks, trails and open space and entertainment opportunities and green space. When asked, a majority of residents said they would be interested in a bond and the committee took the recommendations of the survey to compile a proposed list.
Parks bond consideration: (subject to change)
The Committee discussed several Parks and Recreation projects including 1849 Park Phase 2, trail improvements, Destination play space Accessibility park for all, Lake Pflugerville – Phase 2 – west side trail-head, boardwalk, Recreation Center – NEW, Neighborhood park completion, Land Acquisition of 20 acres or more for parks and recreation for future use.
Transportation bond consideration: (subject to change)
Kelly Lane Phase 3, Picadilly Drive and Central Commerce, SH 45 frontage roads, Pfluger Farm Lane north of Stone Hill with additional access, Immanuel Road, Main Street Expansion, Intersection improvements, Cameron Road realignment, neighborhood streets.
The group will continue to meet weekly and to come back to Council on February 11 with a recommendation.
Watch the newest episode of Pet Tips to keep coyotes and other predators out of your yard
Hawks, coyotes and owls are wildlife that can be dangerous for household pets. Watch an interview with Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services Director Rhonda McLendon on Pet Tips to make sure you know how to keep your pfour-legged family members safe and how to discourage predator wildlife from your yard. Some immediate steps you can take:
- Eliminate large brush piles which create a location for wildlife to hide
- Install coyote rollers on the top of your fence if you backup to a field or wildlife area
- Accompany your pets when they go outside in the backyard to keep them safe.
Watch Pet Tips on the City's Youtube channel at youtube.com/cityofpflugerville. Other episodes include pet adoption, watching out for snakes, and pet care tips.
Register for Spring Pfun Camp today
Registration is now open for Spring Break Pfun Camp which is March 16 - 20 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for kids ages 6-12 at the Pflugerville Recreation Center. The camp is $110 for Pflugerville residents/$130 for non-residents for the entire week. Campers participate in outdoor games like gaga ball, spend time at local playgrounds and go on field trips to Jumpstreet, Sweet Eats and attend the Pet Pfest at the Pflugerville Library. Registration is limited to 30 campers, so sign up today to claim a space.
To register today, visit register.communitypass.net/CityofPflugerville and click on the Pf Spring Camp catalog. You will need to set up an account with Community Pass (if you do not have one already) before registering. Download a guide explaining how to create an account and register for programs here.
Reserve a community garden plot
The new gardening season starts Saturday, February 1. The City currently has six full plots (20' x 20') available to reserve at the Pecan Street Community Garden (15500 Sun Light Near Way). Flex your green thumb this season and contribute to the beauty of the community garden. Full plots, half-plots and accessible plots are available to rent for either a full year or a half-year. The community garden follows "organic practices," water is provided for pfree and a community tool shed is available for gardeners' use. The garden, located next to the Pflugerville Recycle Center, operates under the hours of the Travis County Northeast Metro Park, which is open daily from 8 a.m. to civil twilight (just after sunset). Interested in renting space for flowers, fruits and vegetables? For more information, visit the Community Garden webpage.
Next Pokémon Card Club meeting this Thursday
The third meeting of the Pflugerville Pokémon Card Club is next Thursday, February 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Recreation Center. Join this growing club of kids ages 6-14 who are learning to play card battles, swap cards and hang out with other Pokémon enthusiasts. All experience levels are welcome and free card packs are available for those who attend.
Romance Readers' Social at Pflugerville Public Library
The twelfth annual Romance Readers' Social is on Saturday, February 8 from 2-4 p.m. at the Pflugerville Public Library. Join fellow romance novel fans in celebrating the genre with romance books from local authors, refreshments, crafting and a Q&A panel with romance novel authors. Author meet and greet is from 2-3 p.m., followed by the Q&A panel. This year, the authors present are Julia London, Kharma Kelley, Kelly Elliott, Sofie Darling and Christina Kirby. More information about the authors can be found here.
Now hiring lifeguards for Summer 2020 - The City of Pflugerville is seeking lifeguards for the summer. Not only will you earn money, but with this summer job you help make children's summers the best and safest they could possibly be. This is the summer job that saves lives. All lifeguards must pass a prerequisite swim test and go through American Red Cross Lifeguard training before being. The first training is over Spring Break and registration is open now here.
Heritage House Open - Visit the Heritage House Museum, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, between 1 and 4 p.m. on February 2 and the first Sunday of every month to learn all about the history of Pflugerville.
Thursdays and Fridays - AARP Tax Help - Every Thursday and Friday, starting February 6 and ending April 10, the AARP will be at the Pflugerville Public Library providing free tax help. Help is available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on a first come first served basis.
Traffic signal flashing until improvements complete - Turning on the traffic signal at Immanuel and Wells Branch Parkway revealed the need for additional modifications at the intersection. The light will remain flashing as a four-way stop until those improvements are complete.
City closed for Presidents' Day - City of Pflugerville facilities and offices will be closed for Presidents' Day on February 17. Affected locations include the Pflugerville Library, Animal Welfare Services, Recycle Center, Recreation Center and City offices. Normal hours will resume February 18. Trash and recycling pickup is not affected.
Library seeks volunteer for Paws & Read - Pflugerville Public Library is seeking a volunteer to help oversee its Paws & Read program on Mondays. They would be responsible for managing sign-ups and timing of participants. The volunteer must be 17+, love dogs, and willing to commit to every Monday from 4-6 p.m. If you're interested or for more info, please contact Carmen at email@example.com.
Save the Date
February 5 - Toddler Talent Show - Let your little one show off their talent in front of a friendly audience at the Pflugerville Public Library on February 5 from 10 - 10:45 a.m. All talents are welcome, from singing to giving a high-five. Whatever their talent is, each participant will get a big round of applause. This event is recommended for ages 18 months to 5 years. Please note that photos and videos taken at this event may be published on the Pflugerville Public Library's and City of Pflugerville's social media pages. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
February 6 - Professional Headshots for Adults - Come to the Pflugerville Public Library on February 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. for the opportunity to have free indoor headshots taken for all of your professional needs. Photos will be taken in the library's Lantana meeting room by City staff and emailed to you the next day. First come, first served! Ages 18+ only.
February 15 - Dance through the Decades - Head to the Pflugerville Recreation Center from 6:30-9:30 p.m. for a dance with friends and family. Tickets are available online now at pflugervilletx.gov/dance for $5 per person.
February 15 - Black History Month Movie Matinee Double Feature - Celebrate Black History Month with a screening of the documentary The Pieces I Am and Black Panther (both rated PG-13) at the Pflugerville Public Library. The documentary will be shown from 1-3 p.m., followed by Black Panther at 3:30 p.m. The screenings are free to attend.