Key to the City April 3, 2020
Key to the City April 3, 2020
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Message from Mayor Gonzales: Pflugerville and COVID-19
It is important that you stay informed in the midst of COVID-19. View this message from Mayor Gonzales on COVID and some of the City changes over the past week to keep you safe. Follow the City's COVID-19 page for regular updates.
City closes Lake Pflugerville Park - Residents asked to practice physical distancing
Lake Pflugerville Park is closed to the public until further notice. Closures include access to the lake, fishing piers, pavilion, restrooms and trails around the lake and park. This is to help enforce social distancing required by the Travis and Williamson counties’ Stay Home Orders issued last week. In these Orders, residents were told to only leave their homes when necessary, and while the Order allows for outdoor activity, Lake Pflugerville has become overcrowded, putting the public in danger. If the City continues to see overcrowding or lack of social distancing in other parks, they will also be closed.
Facility closures, public health resources and other information about the City’s response to COVID-19 are available at pflugervilletx.gov/virus.
City holding virtual public meetings
The City of Pflugerville is holding virtual City Council and public meetings for the duration of COVID-19. Due to the Travis County Order to stay home and to encourage social distancing, no one will be at City Hall for meetings, so residents are encouraged to view meetings online.
The City has setup the website: www.pflugervilletx.gov/virtualmeetings to provide instructions on how to both view and submit public comment for meetings and navigate the virtual events. City public meetings continue to stream live on www.pflugervilletx.gov/pftv and the City’s Public Access Channel 17.
Has your census form arrived?
Census forms have mailed. Many of you may have already received your Census form. New this year, you can log into the 2020Census.gov website and enter the 12 digit code that corresponds on your Census form to take the Census quickly without even mailing the form back. The City of Pflugerville encourages you to fill out your Census form and be counted.
Pflugerville welcomes Amy Giannini as Assistant City Manager
The City of Pflugerville is pleased to announce Ms. Amy Giannini as an Assistant City Manager. Giannini, who joined the City on March 30, is a licensed Civil Engineer with 14 years of progressive experience in both the public and private engineering sectors. In that time, she had spent over 9 years with the City of Pflugerville in several positions including City Engineer. Welcome back!
Reading Buddies with Ms. Carmen begins Monday
On Monday, April 6, a new virtual program begins at Pflugerville Public Library as a way to connect with its young patrons. On Mondays and Thursdays between 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., families with children up to age 5 can sign up for a 10-minute time slot to virtually share a book with Children's Services Librarian Carmen Lazo via WebEx. To sign up, patrons simply need to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Patrons must register in advance for their time slot. Spots will be filled in the order in which requests are received. Appointments will be scheduled in the following slots: 10:30 - 10:40 a.m., 10:45 - 10:55 a.m., 11:00 - 11:10 a.m., 11:15 - 11:25 a.m., 11:30 - 11:40 a.m., 11:45 - 11:55 a.m.
Youth Librarian Amanda Cawthon receives award
Youth Services Librarian Amanda Cawthon won the Texas Library Association Young Adult Reading Incentive Award, which honors a librarian for their exceptional ability to motivate young adults to read. Amanda received the award for her DiversiTeen Book Club program, which provides teens with a safe space to discuss books and how they relate to their own life experiences.
Like to color? Download some pfun - The City has posted coloring collage sheets online for children and adults to enjoy. Download all three designs. City of Pflugerville, Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services and Pflugerville Library.
Bulk pickup suspended - Bulk pickup services are temporarily unavailable. In order to protect service workers, all items must be placed in trash and recycle carts for pickup, and items left outside the cart will not be removed. While a mechanical arm is used to pick up trash and recycle carts, bulk items must be removed by hand. Suspending bulk pickup helps prevent the spread of germs to service workers by removing contact with items altogether. Bags of lawn clippings must be placed in your trash cart for them to be removed.
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.