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Key to the City April 24, 2020

Post Date:04/24/2020 10:00 AM

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Key to the City April 24, 2020
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Pflugerville recognized as Gold Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful Gold Star Affiliate Logo_2020

The City of Pflugerville was recognized as Gold Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement non-profit organization, for the fourth year in a row. This designation was granted to 57 affiliates of KTB’s nearly 300 affiliates, and is the highest membership status an affiliate community can achieve. The Gold Star recognizes affiliates that go above and beyond the mission of Keep Texas Beautiful, and make a significant impact in their community.

 

To achieve this high standard, City of Pflugerville employees organized educational and volunteer programs including Arbor Day tree plantings, Nature Pfest, Drop by Drop, Adopt-a-Trail, Clean-up Day, water conservation programs, rain barrel sales and more.

These programs are only possible through the partnership and support from other community organizations, including PfISD, Rotary Club, American Legion, FedEx, Dell, LCRA, scouting troops, local businesses, churches and clubs that spent 14,357 hours volunteering in the Pflugerville community in 2019.

The Keep Pflugerville Beautiful committee is comprised of staff from Parks and Recreation and Public Works dedicated to conservation. To find out more about conservation programs in the City of Pflugerville, visit pflugervilletx.gov/conservation.  

 Monthly Virtual Gardening Club

Gardening Spade, Rake, Plants, Soil, Bucket

The Pflugerville Library is introducing a new monthly virtual club. On Thursday, April 30 the library will hold its first Virtual Gardening Club meeting at 6 p.m. For the first meeting, attendees will take a virtual tour of Kew Gardens in London, followed by tours of residents’ own gardens. The gardening club is open to those 18 years and older. More information on the event and registration can be found here.

Recycle Center has compost and mulch

The City Recycle Center located at 15500 Sun Light Near Way is open on Friday, Saturday and Monday from 8 am. - 5 p..m. Bring a utility bill and ID for proof of residency. On April 24, the Center will resume all services with mulch and compost available to residents while supplies last. Bring a shovel to collect and load the mulch.

Pflugerville Census self-response rate

Self-Response as of 4-22

Pflugerville is at almost a 60% self-response rate for the 2020 Census. Completing the Census is faster and easier than ever. Residents can respond online, by mail or by phone by following the instructions mailed to them by the U.S. Census Bureau. Keep up the good work! For more information on the Census, visit pflugervilletx.gov/census.

Evaluating your own sprinkler system

Water Sprinkler Spraying

With warmer and drier months approaching, it's important to make sure sprinkler systems are functioning properly. Catching leaks and improper settings helps promote water conservation. A step-by-step guide for evaluating sprinkler systems yourself can be found here. The only materials needed are a calculator, the provided Irrigation Evaluation Template and optional marker flags. Thank you for continuing to conserve water.

Join the trick shot challenge

Parks and Recreation is hosting a trick shot challenge, encouraging everyone to test out their most creative trick shots at home, film them and share them on Facebook. The City will be handing out a prize, so submit your trick shot video by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 to be entered. Find out more by watching this video.

Virtual Poetry Workshop

Virtual Poetry Workshop

The Pflugerville Library is providing a virtual poetry workshop now through April 30. Presented by creative writing professor Tracey Lander-Garrett, the workshop includes video instruction and downloadable handouts. After registering, participants will be emailed the handouts and a link to the video instruction, which can be viewed at any time. This workshop is open to individuals ages 12 and up. Registration is open until April 30 and can be found here.

 

What's Happening

Pfarmers Market - the weekly Pflugerville Pfarmers Market returns on May 5 from 3-7 pm at Heritage Park (901 Old Austin Hutto Rd.). Until further notice, the market will be restricted to fresh produce, meat and prepared food products only. Social distancing restrictions will be enforced, everyone must wear face coverings, no samples will be available and a maximum of 10 customers will be allowed in the market at once.

Utility work along Vilamoura Street - Tuesday, April 28 from 9 am - 4 pm, the sidewalk and shoulder on the northbound side of Vilamoura St. at Kelly Ln. will be closed for utility work. Please watch for workers along the roadway, observe all construction signage and drive safely.

Survey extended: 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 has been extended though April 27 and can be accessed at campo2045.org.

Visit the Virtual Recreation Center - While the Recreation Center is closed, visit the Virtual Recreation Center at pflugervilletx.gov/virtualrec for activities for kids, workouts for all ages and much more. 

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. 

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