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Key to the City April 10, 2020

Post Date:04/10/2020 10:00 AM

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Key to the City April 10, 2020
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City parks closed this Weekend; HOAs asked to close neighborhood parks

parksclosedTo encourage social distancing and keep the community safe, the City is closing public parks from April 10-12 in line with Travis County's decision to close county parks as well. 
The Mayor sent a letter to homeowner associations (HOA) citywide this week encouraging the closure of HOA parks to make it a true citywide closure. Due to COVID-19, please celebrate the Easter holiday virtually with friends and family. 

Parks and Recreation launches virtual recreation center

Parks and Recreation launched a Virtual Recreation Center this week which has activities for kids, workouts for all ages and much more. Visit the website pflugervilletx.gov/virtualrec and stay active. 

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Stay healthy with the 26.2 Mile Virtual Pfitness Challenge

Stay healthy - inside and out - while staying home with the 26.2 Mile Virtual Pfitness Challenge. Over the next month, join the City as we walk or run a "marathon." All your steps count - but we really encourage you to use our trails (with a safe social distance) during this challenge.

Set up an account to track your progress and find out more at pflugervilletx.gov/trailchallenge.

Pflugerville Public Library launches Creativebug! digital resource

The Library now has a brand new digital resource available for library cardholders called Creativebug, which is a free electronic resource that features over 1,000 award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists. Some of the exciting topics about which you can learn include art, design, sewing, quilting, paper, knitting, crochet, food, home, jewelry, holiday, and party. Patrons will need to sign up for a free account with Creativebug, and that information is kept secure. What better time to learn something new, or refine a developing skill? Get started today at https://www.creativebug.com/lib/pflugerville/login. If you need assistance accessing Creativebug, please email library@pflugervilletx.gov.

Chloe Dog Pfoster Needed

Pfoster pfamilies still needed for Pflugerville animals

There are a few larger adult dogs at the Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services looking for foster homes and a couple of cats. If you can foster during this time, the PAWS could use your help! Please email pets@Pflugervilletx.gov to inquire about the animals still in need of a foster home. Thank you!

Keep your cars locked and secure your belongings with the #9PMRoutine

Since one of the best ways to prevent theft is to secure your home, vehicle and belongings, the Pflugerville Police Department encourages you to take part in the 9 PM Routine. The #9PMRoutine is a national social media campaign reminding people to lock their cars and homes, close garage doors and secure all belongings.

Every week the Police Department posts a #9PMRoutine reminder on the Pflugerville Police Department's Facebook and Twitter reminding residents to lock up. Follow the Police Department social media pages for these updates. 

The #9PMRoutine

  •  Lock your vehicle
  • Lock the doors and entries to your home
  • Close your garage door
  • Take all valuables out of your vehicle
  • Check to see that gates to your property are locked
  • Turn on exterior lights

What's Happening

City information on COVID-19  and tracking local cases - Keep up with information on COVID-19 by following pflugervilletx.gov/virus. Links on the page include the Austin Public Health dashboard which is tracking cases and numbers of people recovering from COVID-19 in our area. Stay informed and stay healthy. 

Food for Seniors from Central Texas Food Bank - The Aging Services Division has seen an increase in calls related to food access and is working with food pantries and the Central Texas Food Bank to purchase “disaster” boxes that contain 4-5 days of non-perishable foods. For more information, contact Patty Bordie, Director of Aging Services at pbordie@capcog.org or 512-916-6053. 

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 - Curbside 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.

Save the Date

October 16-18 - Deutschen Pfest - Save the date as Deutschen Pfest returns to Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, the weekend of October 16-18, 2020. For more information, visit deutschenpfest.com

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