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Key to the City March 6, 2020

Post Date:03/06/2020 11:00 AM

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Key to the City March 6, 2020
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Final intersection improvements at Wells Branch and Immanuel Road

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From Saturday, March 7 through Monday, March 9, there will be road repairs and a traffic light activation at Immanuel Road and Wells Branch Parkway. Weather permitting, road repairs will be performed on March 7 and the traffic light will be activated the week of March 9. Please watch for workers in the area and anticipate traffic pattern changes once the traffic light is operational the week of March 9. 

 

Construction to begin on turn lane into 1849 Park 

Starting the week of March 9, the City of Pflugerville will begin construction of a left turn lane on Cameron Road into 1849 Park. With the curvature of the roadway and alignment, the new turn lane will help accommodate traffic into the park facility for sports complex use. Construction will take place between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Watch for manual traffic operations during construction as the roadway will remain open to through traffic. The project is anticipated to be complete by Summer 2020. Drive carefully.

Register for Spring Session Spanish class

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Do you want to learn to speak Spanish? Sign up for Spanish 1 Spring Session at the Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, which begins on March 30. Register today to secure your spot; there are limited seats. Spanish 1 is a 10-week, $100 class that meets on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Recreation Center. The course is a "Conversation Course for Beginners." For a more advanced Spanish course, Spanish 2 begins on April 1 and meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Recreation Center. Register online here.

How your city relies upon the Census

It’s not just about knowing how many people live in the USA. The Census is about knowing how many people live in Texas and Pflugerville which affects the allocation of federal funding to our state and communities.

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Between 2000 and 2010, Texas added more than 4 million residents and gained 3 congressional seats. The distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities is based on census data. Get counted.

The City uses the census when looking at city growth and planning for water contracts and supply, roadway expansions, and emergency response services.  Valid growth trends help the City to anticipate future needs and evaluate services. The more information the City has about its residents, the better we can tailor events and programs to meet the needs of the various ages, sexes and ethnicities represented here in Pflugerville.

In the City's comprehensive plan, data is used to track trends in our community. Housing types and neighborhood styles are all impacted by population size and demographics.

 

City Events

Take advantage of early bird rates for Deutschen Pfest vendors

Deutschen Pfest Hanz logoDon't miss out on Deutschen Pfest this year! From May 15-17, Pfluger Park will be filled with over a hundred different vendors of all types. Register before March 18 to take advantage of early bird booth rates. After March 18, not only will rates increase, but spaces may fill up before you apply! Find out more and apply today at deutschenpfest.com/vendors

Teen Job Pfair open to teens ages 14-19

The fifth annual Teen Job Pfair is tomorrow, March 7, from 2-4 p.m at Pflugerville Public Library. The fair is a great opportunity for teens seeking summer or part-time jobs to see positions available in Pflugerville and surrounding areas. The event is free to attend, and there is no registration required for job-seekers. Companies in attendance this year can be viewed on the Teen Job Pfair webpage.

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 Quick tips for teens:

  • Don't be nervous! The employers are all pfriendly.
  • Have a firm handshake, make eye contact and speak clearly.
  • Bring copies of your resume. (Highlight any volunteer work, skills and hobbies you have that might transfer into the workplace.)
  • Bring a pen and paper.
  • Dress professionally.
  • Turn off your phone.
  • Don't chew gum, eat or drink anything while talking to the employers.
  • Approach the employers on your own, and ask your parents to wait outside the fair.

Vendor applications open for 1st Annual Pfine Art PfestPfine Art Pfest

Calling all local artists and creators of handmade goods! We are currently accepting vendor applications for our 1st Annual Pfine Art Pfest on Saturday, May 9th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Downtown Pflugerville. Interested art vendors can apply online at https://bit.ly/2uVddne. Please carefully read the vendor requirements, rules and policies. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on March 25, 2020. Booth space is limited and spaces may fill before the entry deadline. To learn more about this awesome new annual event, please visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfineartpfest

Story with Noodle the Snake 

Special guest Noodle the Snake will visit Pflugerville Public Library on March 10 at 10:30 a.m. Children will be able to take pictures with her after they participate in a fun-filled storytime. Space is limited. First come, first served. For more information, please email carmenl@pflugervilletx.gov.  

What's Happening

Register for the Deutschen Pfest Pfun Run - Sign up today for $30 for the 2020 Detuschen Pfest Pfun Run on May 17. Registering early also guarantees a race T-shirt, which provides free access to the entire three-day pfest. Pfind out more at deutschenpfest.com/5K.

Now hiring for lifeguards and summer camp counselors - Parks and Recreation is now hiring for summer positions. Your teen can enjoy a pfun and meaningful job this summer at our parks and pools. Apply today at pflugervilletx.gov/jobs

Mandatory Stage 2 water restrictions - As outlined in the City's Water Drought Contingency Plan, residents are allowed to water no more than twice a week before 10 a.m. and after 7 p.m. in order to maximize water conservation. Watering schedules and water conservation tips can be viewed at pfreshwater.com.

Submit commentary for the CAMPO 2045 Transportation Plan - The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is seeking commentary on their 2045 Transportation Plan, which addresses traffic in all areas of transportation: roads, transit, bicycle and pedestrian paths, and changes to commuting patterns. Providing feedback helps CAMPO better understand the needs of residents. The online survey can be accessed at campo2045.org and is open through April 13.

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 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. The yellow comfort colors T-shirt featuring trail and park setting 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. 

Save the Date

March 14 - Poetry Writing Workshop -  Gear up for National Poetry Month at Pflugerville Public Library on March 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. with a Poetry Writing Workshop presented by creative writing professor Tracey Lander-Garrett. Open to everyone ages 12 and up. Registration is required. Register online at https://bit.ly/2It77NX. 

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. 

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.

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.

April 18 - Public Safety Day - Learn more about the Pflugerville Police Department's programs, interact with officers and watch or participate in the bicycle rodeo. Public Safety Day will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Pfield (1440 W. Pecan Street). Find out more here.

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