Key to the City February 7, 2020
Key to the City February 7, 2020
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The Census is coming - Be Counted
The 2020 Census is quickly approaching. The City of Pflugerville hopes all residents will fill out their Census form. The Census will mail April 1 nationwide. The Census is important to your local city because we use Census data to compile population estimates and to anticipate city growth patterns for traffic and infrastructure needs. The Federal Community Development Block Grant funding the City uses for youth scholarships and road improvements across the City is allocated based on the Census counts. The City reviews demographic data from the Census when programming special events for the City.
Being counted in the Census benefits your local community directly. When you see the Census letter in the mail, plan to fill it out! For more details on the Census visit www.2020census.com.
Temporary road closure on Railroad AvenueRailroad Avenue will be closed between Pecan Street and Wilbarger Street on Friday, February 7 and Monday, February 10 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting. The road closure will allow the contractor to complete pavement work in a timely manner to reduce the disruption to traffic flow. Traffic will use a detour route on Wilbarger Street and 2nd Street to gain access to Pecan. 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.
Registration for Spring Break Pfun Camp now open
Spring Pfun Camp registration is open at pflugervilletx.gov/camps. The camp takes place from March 16-20, which is during the Pflugerville ISD’s spring break. The camps are a day full of fun activities to keep kids ages 6-12 active and entertained from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Campers will participate in outdoor games like gaga ball, head to local playgrounds and go on field trips to Jumpstreet, Sweet Eats and Pet Pfest at the Pflugerville Library. The entire week of Spring Pfun Camp is $110 for Pflugerville residents and $130 for non-residents.
Need help with the registration fee? The registration fee for Spring Break Pfun Camp can be paid for by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) scholarship as well. The CDBG scholarship provides financial aid to eligible City of Pflugerville youth ages 18 and younger. The scholarship helps its recipients participate in Parks and Recreation classes or activities, such as Pfun Camp or swim lessons. Find out more and apply today by visiting the Recreation Center or pflugervilletx.gov/CDBG.
Important, community enriching programs like the youth recreation scholarship program provide opportunities to Pflugerville youth that they may not have had otherwise. The federal government decides how much funding is sent to programs such as CDBG based off population and other demographics. For this reason, we ask you to be counted in the 2020 Census and don't forget April 1 is Census Day. For more information on the Census, visit pflugervilletx.gov/census.
What should you do if you find someone's pet?
If you find an animal and it is presumed to be someone’s pet, Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services recommends the following:
- You can help a stray pet's chances of getting back home by keeping him in the neighborhood he was found in and looking for the owner. Did you know that a majority of pets reclaimed from Pflugerville Animal Shelter were found within 4 blocks of their home? By looking for the owner, you help PAWS save space for sick and injured pets who really need our help.
- Take the found pet to a veterinarian or the shelter during operating hours to have the pet scanned for a microchip.
- Post the pet on Pflugerville Lost and Found Pets Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/PflugervilleLostandFoundPets/,and within your neighborhood sites of Nextdoor where the pet was located, a neighborhood Facebook page if available and through your Homeowner’s Association.
- Make a found poster and hang flyers where the pet was located.
- Call Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services and provide a description of the animal and your contact information so if it has been reported missing or an owner calls looking for it, we can assist you in returning it to the owner.
- If you cannot keep the pet in your home or the animal is injured, and you found the animal inside the city limits of Pflugerville, you can call Animal Welfare Services during business hours to have the animal picked up, or you can bring the animal to the shelter during business hours. If you did not find the animal inside the city limits of Pflugerville, you must take the animal to the appropriate shelter in the jurisdiction it was found. P.A.W.S. does not accept animals found outside of the city limits. For information on area shelters, visit https://www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/animal-welfare-services.
Pictured is Artemis, one of many adoptable animals at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter. Visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/adopt for more information on making him a part of your home.
Mayor joins Youth Advisory Council at annual summit
Mayor Victor Gonzales joined the Youth Advisory Council (YAC) at their annual summit on February 1-2. Pflugerville was recognized at the conference for this video that tells more about the YAC program and how it helps teach youth about City government. This is the second year the City has participated in YAC. The program helps teach high school youth about city government and get them involved in their City. https://lnkd.in/ggCQShn.
New Parks and Recreation Program Guide now available
The first Parks and Recreation Program Guide of 2020 is now available! This year, Parks and Recreation is dividing the guide into two separate issues, January - May and June - December so that you will receive the most updated information about classes, programs, facilities and events all year long. Pick up at copy at the Pflugerville Recreation Center, City Hall, Pflugerville Public Library or online here.
Tickets now available for Pfloating Egg Hunt
You can now purchase tickets for the Pfloating Egg Hunt, a new event at Gilleland Creek Pool on April 4 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Kids ages 12 and under will enjoy this new way to hunt for eggs in the pool. The pool is heated.
Tickets are only $5 and can be pre-purchased at register.communitypass.net/CityofPflugerville. The egg hunt schedule is as follows:
- 11-11:15 a.m. - 3-6 year olds (in the beach area of the pool, must be accompanied by an adult)
- 11:20-11:35 a.m. - 7-8 year olds
- 11:40-11:55 a.m. - 9-12 year olds
- Noon - 1 p.m. - return all eggs for prizes and family swim time
Deutschen Pfest booth vendor and parade applications go online Monday
Are you a booth vendor interested in participating in the Deutschen Pfest on May 15-17, 2020? If so, visit deutschenpfest.com for booth applications starting Monday, February 10. For 2020, all vendor applications will be accepted online only.
It's also time to start thinking about your parade entry for your organization or business. Signing up is free, and lots of pfun! Visit deutschenpfest.com to fill out the application starting on Monday.
Pedestrian sidewalk trail closed along Pflugerville Parkway - A portion of the Trails at Falcon Pointe along Pfluger Parkway, from Colorado Sand Drive to Becker Farm Road, is closed for repairs until further notice.
City closed for President's Day February 17 - City offices and facilities including the Library, PAWS, and Recreation Center are closed on Monday, February 17 in observance of the President's Day holiday. Trash pickup is NOT affected.
Lane closures on Swenson Farms for Pressure Reducing Valve project installation - The City is installing Pressure Reducing Valves on Swenson Farms Road between Pfennig Lane and Black Locust Road to help regulate water pressure in the Swenson Farms neighborhood. Through February 27, weather permitting, anticipate traffic control and various lane closings on Swenson Farms Road between Copper Maple and Pfennig Lane and a closure on Swenson Farms between Black Locust Road and Mayapple St. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 512-990-6409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date
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.
March 2 - Pet Pfest - Pflugerville Public Library hosts Pet Pfest. Bring your pet to the library for activities including costume contest and pet-friendly activities. Pets must remain on leash and within owner's control while visiting the library.
March 17 & 31 - Early Opening Pfarmers Market - The Pfarmers Market returns for four pre-season markets in March and April. Join us at the Green Red Barn from 3-7 pm on Tuesdays for fresh produce and locally prepared foods.