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Key to the City April 17, 2020

Post Date:04/17/2020 10:00 AM

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Key to the City April 17, 2020
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Blue lights to support workers during COVID-19 Justice Center Light Blue

After the Governor announced he was lighting the Governor’s Mansion blue to support healthcare workers in COVID-19, the City joined the efforts this week to support healthcare and all essential workers by lighting the City Hall Willkommen sign and several city facilities with blue lights. Thank you to all the heroes hard at work during this time. We encourage you to shine blue lights at your home as we commit to stay home, stay safe and remain #PflugervilleStrong.

The City of Pflugerville has canceled all in-person City programs and closed all public facilities until further notice. The Pflugerville Public Library and Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a variety of virtual programs, including story times, art classes, competitions and fitness programs. Visit the website calendarLibrary's website, or Parks and Recreation's Facebook page for more information. 

Service updates:

  • Utility Billing will not issue any late fee or disconnects through May 13.
  • The Library has stopped the circulation of materials, so due dates are extended until further notice. Patrons are not to return checked out items.  Reservations are on hold until further notice.
  • Parks and Recreation canceled all recreation classes, programs and events until further notice.
  • Lake Pflugerville and 1849 Park are closed including the trail. All other city playgrounds, pavilions, courts and restrooms in city parks are closed. Trails remain open with the exception of trails at Lake Pflugerville and 1849 Park.

The City will continue to post updates at pflugervilletx.gov/virus and on social media. 

City Recycle Center reopens Friday, April 17

The City of Pflugerville Recycle Center, 15500 Sun Light Near Way, reopens on Friday, April 17 to provide residents an opportunity to drop off recyclables and tree limbs. With the current cart-only collection curbside, the opening of the Recycle Center provides an opportunity for residents who may have tree limbs following the recent storms or an abundance of recyclable items. RecycleCenterSmall

Due to COVID-19, all drop-offs will be contactless. Customers need to pull up to the attendant with their window closed and display their ID to confirm Pflugerville residency. 

The Recycle Center is open on Friday, Saturday and Monday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Compost and mulch is not available until further notice. 

For a list of items accepted visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/recyclecenter

Watch Pfocus for updates on Tuesday's virtual council meeting

Pflugerville Pfocus is the City's video news program highlighting actions taken during City Council meetings. Watch the current episode online at https://youtu.be/ymWZOJ79iQk for information on COVID-19, a traffic study, the new playground that's coming to Wilbarger Creek Park and more. 

 

Virtual Visit with Tiny Tails to You on Saturday, April 18 

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From 11-11:50 a.m. on April 18, the Pflugerville Library is hosting a virtual visit with Tiny Tails to You on their Facebook page. Tiny Tails to You will be presenting a live interactive program on the library's page, where they will sing songs, read stories and show off a variety of animals. Viewers can hear all about hedgehogs, watch a chinchilla get a dust bath and more! 

The virtual visit is open to all ages. Interested residents can RSVP to the virtual visit on the event's Facebook event page by clicking on "Interested" or "Going," which will send them notifications about any updates.

 

Weekly Pflugerville Chalk Challenge

This week, the Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Department launched a 5-week Chalk Challenge for residents. Each week has a different theme, which residents will base their chalk-art on. Participating in the chalk challenge is easy: using your driveway or sidewalk, draw something related to the theme of the week with chalk. Then, take a picture of your masterpiece and either upload it to that week's event page or email it to events@pflugervilletx.gov by 5 p.m. on Thursday. Winners are announced on Fridays on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page. Follow their page to avoid missing any announcements!

Week 1's theme was "Spread a Positive Message." Visit the Week 1 event page to see the beautiful artwork that was submitted. 

The theme of the week is released on Sundays, so be on the lookout for the theme of Week 2 this Sunday, April 19.

Add an extra layer of fun by making homemade chalk. Visit the new Virtual Recreation Center at pflugervilletx.gov/virtualrec for a tutorial on how to make chalk at home.

New digital Library Resource

Gale Business Plan Builder

Pflugerville Public Library cardholders now have access to Gale Business: Plan Builder. This online resource is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing, and optimizing a business or nonprofit organization. Users can take their business idea and go through the necessary steps to get it funded. To access the Gale Business Plan Builder, visit pflugerville.biblionix.com/catalog.

What's Happening

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.

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. 

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

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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