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Key to the City February 21, 2020

Post Date:02/21/2020 9:00 AM

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Key to the City February 21, 2020
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Book your next party at the newly renovated Windermere Clubhouse Inside Windermere Clubhouse

Looking for a great location for your next party? Check out the newly renovated Windermere Clubhouse, right next to Windermere Pool at 16800 Gower St. It has a kitchen area, restroom and plenty of open space for activities. Visit pflugervilletx.gov/reserve for more details and to save your date today.

Pflugerville Parks and Recreation also holds classes, including children's dance and line dancing at the clubhouse. Register today at pflugervilletx.gov/classes

Watch for wild animals - snakes 

Wild animals live in Pflugerville and Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) frequently receives calls about various types of wildlife. If you spot a coyote or bobcat, you don't need to call PAWS. Coyotes, bobcats and snakes are all part of our natural wildlife in the area.  PAWS will respond to snakes if they are on your personal property and you need assistance.

Snakes - Snakes typically hunt rabbits and mice, so make sure you have eliminated outdoor hiding places for snakes and that you don't have rodents in your garage or other areas that may be attracting snakes to your home. Keep your lawn trimmed low and remove any brush, wood, rock or debris piles. Snakes do not prey on humans and will not chase you. Avoid scaring, surprising or cornering a snake. Rat snakes and many local snakes are not poisonous, but are part of the natural food chain. For more information on wildlife in Pflugerville, visit https://www.pflugervilletx.gov/city-government/animal-welfare-services/wildlife-and-your-pets.

Wilbarger Creek Flood Plain

Take the Wilbarger Creek Watershed Survey

Bastrop County, with participation from Travis County and the City of Pflugerville, has been awarded a Texas Water Development Board Flood Protection Planning Grant to conduct a flood plain study of the Wilbarger Creek Watershed.

The process includes evaluating land survey data and roadway and stream crossings to determine the flood plain. This data will be used to develop a Flood Protection Plan for Wilbarger Creek. 

The City of Pflugerville would like the community’s input to ensure that areas where river flooding has impacted roadways or homes will be identified and evaluated. If you have information on flood locations or have experienced flooding in your home, you are encouraged to take the survey here before the end of March. 

The survey information is used to determine structural and nonstructural flood damage reduction projects, including roadway crossing improvements, channel improvements, regional detention, etc. Thank you for participating. 

City Events

Last week to register for the Deutschen Pfest 5K for only $25

Join almost 100 of your closest friends who have already registered for the Pfun Run on May 17. Register before the end of February and take advantage of the cheapest rate - $25 per person. Registering early also guarantees a race T-shirt, which provides free access to the entire three-day pfest. Sign up today at deutschenpfest.com/5k.

“Let It Go” Storytime at Pflugerville Public Library

On Saturday, February 29 from 1-4 p.m., youngsters will enjoy a Let It Go Storytime with a craft, followed by a special screening of the popular movie "Frozen" (Rated PG © Walt Disney Studios) where the song is featured. All ages are welcome to attend. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. This event is free. Space is limited. First come, first served. Materials available while supplies last. For more information, please email carmenl@pflugervilletx.gov

What's Happening

Daily lane closures on FM 685 at Town Center Drive - There will be daily lane closures along FM 685 near Typhoon Texas for construction through March. Expect delays on weekdays between 9 am - 4 pm as the left lane on the southbound side of FM 685 just north of Town Center Dr. will be closed. The beginning of this project was delayed due to rain, so continue to check the City's social media and Key to the City for updates on construction. 

Pfun new T-shirts now for sale at the Recreation Center - Parks and Recreation is selling a limited edition T-shirt featuring landmarks from our parks and trails. Designed by a Parks and Recreation staff member on a yellow comfort colors T-shirt, it will brighten up your spring wardrobe! Pick up a S-XL for $20 or 2XL-3XL for $23 only at the Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, before they're gone. 

Pedestrian sidewalk trail closed along Pflugerville Parkway - A portion of the Trails at Falcon Pointe along Pflugerville Parkway, from Colorado Sand Drive to Becker Farm Road, is closed for repairs until further notice. 

Employer registration for Teen Job Pfair - There is still room for employers and volunteer organizations to participate in Pflugerville Public Library's Teen Job Pfair on March 7 from 2-4 p.m. Those interested in participating in this free event may contact Amanda Cawthon at amandac@pflugervilletx.gov to register. 

Save the Date

March 5 - Old Austin Hutto Road Open House - From 5-7 pm at the Recreation Center, find out more about the upcoming road project to expand Old Austin Hutto Road and parking lot improvements at Heritage Park. Find our more about the Old Austin Hutto Road project here.  

March 5 - Be Counted! - On Thursday, March 5 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Pflugerville Public Library, you are invited to join the League of Women Voters of the Austin Area in welcoming the U.S. Census Bureau’s Partnership Specialist, Maria I. Campos, for an Informational Session regarding the 2020 Census. Learn about the new push for online census taking, what to expect in the census, why the census matters for everyone and have your questions answered about the census process. Refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome to attend.  

March 7 - Teen Job Pfair - Teens looking for summer jobs and employers in search of part-time workers come together at the Pflugerville Public Library from 2-4 p.m. on March 7. Various businesses and organizations, including the City of Pflugerville, will be at the event to discuss their upcoming opportunities. The event is free to attend and does not require registration for job-seekers. Businesses wishing to participate can register for free by contacting Amanda Cawthon at amandac@pflugervilletx.gov. Find out more about the event, including a running list of the companies that will be in attendance, here.

March 18 - Pet Pfest - The fifth annual Pet Pfest is approaching. Located at the Pflugerville Library from 2-4 p.m., this year's special guest presenter is a Golden Retriever named Gryffindor, who is also known as "The Golden Ticket." Gryffindor will be showing off some of his tricks for attendees. The Austin Reptile Show will be at the event as well with a walk-through exhibit. There will also be fun, pet-related crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Find out more about Pet Pfest here.

March 17 & 31 - Early Opening Pfarmers Market - The Pfarmers Market returns for four pre-season markets in March and April. Come to the Green Red Barn at Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesdays (for both the pre-season markets and the regular season) for fresh produce and locally prepared foods. 

April 4 - Pfloating Egg Hunt - Kids ages 3-12 can participate in Pflugerville's first Pfloating Egg Hunt at Gilleland Creek Pool. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. kids can swim around the heated pool to collect floating eggs in exchange for prizes. Tickets are $5 per person and are available online now. For more information on the hunt, and to purchase tickets, visit pflugervilletx.gov/egghunt.

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