Key to the City May 15, 2020
Key to the City May 15, 2020
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Watch Pfocus for updates on city facilities and projects
On Tuesday the City Council received an update from Central Health and CommUnityCare Health Centers on COVID-19 in our community. Based on cases in the area and the current Travis County stay home order in effect through June 15, Council did not change any current park or facility closures. Council discussed capital improvement projects, Independence Day fireworks and more. Watch Pfocus for an update on the entire Council meeting at www.youtube.com/cityofpflugerville.
Waste Connections to resume curbside bulk trash pickup and brush collection
Beginning Monday, May 18, Waste Connections, the City’s solid waste service provider, will conclude cart-only trash collection and allow up to six bags of garbage (yard or household) for pickup outside of the trash cart. In order to minimize the risk of exposure, all bags left outside the cart must be securely tied and not overfilled so they do not break or spill.
On Monday, May 25, regular curbside bulk trash and brush collection will resume with the addition of bundled brush and bulky items. Details on resumed city services are available at pflugervilletx.gov/reopen. If you have questions, about your curbside trash or recycling service, please contact the City of Pflugerville at 512-990-6100 or utilitybilling@pflugervill
The City resumed curbside tree limb and chipping pickup on a monthly schedule citywide. Visit pflugervilletx.gov/chipping for details on when the truck will be in your neighborhood.
Mayor Gonzales declares May 17-23 National Public Works Week
At the May 12 City Council meeting, Mayor Gonzales declared May 17-23 as National Public Works Week in Pflugerville.
Public works infrastructure, facilities and services are of vital importance to the health, safety and well-being of the citizens of Pflugerville. These services, which are managed and maintained by public works employees, include transportation systems, water infrastructure, wastewater systems and other critical operations that help keep the City running. The purpose of National Public Works Week is to educate residents about the role public works employees play in their everyday lives.
This year’s theme for National Public Works Week is “The Rhythm of Public Works,” which represents how the Public Works Department functions. The department keeps the community rhythm moving by providing an orchestra of infrastructure services in transportation, water and wastewater, public buildings, and fleet services.
Our public works employees are hard at work every day to ensure that Pflugerville residents receive quality services to suit the needs of the community. To all our public works employees, thank you for your service and for continuing to safely operate Pflugerville’s vital facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. See our team in action and learn more about Public Works by watching this video on the role the team plays in the City.
Mayor Gonzales declares May Older Americans Month in Pflugerville
Mayor Gonzales declared the month of May as Older Americans Month in the City of Pflugerville at the May 12 City Council meeting. Older Americans Month provides residents with an opportunity to support Pflugerville’s older adults and recognize and learn more about their contributions to the community.
This year’s theme is “Make Your Mark,” which highlights the lasting contributions Pflugerville’s older adults have provided to the community.
Pflugerville Parks and Recreation’s Pf Seniors program is one way the City supports our older residents. While senior programming is currently on hiatus for the health and safety of seniors during the COIVD-19 pandemic, a Pf Seniors member typically has the benefit of going on a variety of trips across the state of Texas and access to recreational classes, educational seminars and social activities.
In honor of Older Americans Month, Mayor Gonzales has urged residents to support and celebrate the contributions of Pflugerville’s older adults and their mark on the City. To learn more about Pf Seniors and membership benefits, visit pfseniors.com.
Deutschen Pfest postponed
Deutschen Pfest is postponed. The festival was originally scheduled to take place this weekend, but it is not occurring due to COVID-19 social distancing precautions. In the meantime, residents can take advantage of Pflugerville's Virtual Recreation Center, which has a variety of fun and engaging activities for all ages. Visit the Virtual Recreation Center at pflugervilletx.gov/virtualrec.
Make a promise for International Water Safety Day
May 15 is International Water Safety Day and this year, the American Red Cross, the International Water Safety Foundation and other water safety advocates are asking everyone to finish the sentence "when I can get in again..." with what steps you'll be taking to get back in the water safely once pools reopen.
Learn more about water safety tips on the American Red Cross website.
Pflugerville Public Library extends Wifi
Weekly Chalk Challenge extended
The Pflugerville Chalk Challenge will continue for an additional three weeks. The challenge, hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department, has been extended through June 5. Each week of the chalk challenge, residents are provided a theme on the corresponding Facebook event page to inspire their chalk drawings. To participate in the challenges, draw something related to the theme of the week with chalk on your driveway or sidewalk. Then, take a picture of your chalk masterpiece and either upload it to that week's event page or email it to email@example.com 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 5's theme was animals. Visit the Week 5 event page to see all the chalk-art submissions. The theme of the week is announced on Sundays, so be on the lookout for the theme of Week 6 on Sunday, May 17.
Weekly Pfarmers Market - The regular Pfarmers Market is open through October, every Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. at Heritage Park. Until further notice, the market is limited to produce, meat and prepared foods and is following strict social distancing. Be sure to bring your mask and come out and shop with us at the weekly market. For more information visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket.
Pflugerville Pfund - The Pflugerville Pfund is set up to help local businesses with financial assistance grants due to COVID-19. Find more information about this fund by visiting pfchamber.com/pflugerville-pfund.
Utility disconnects and late fees - Utility billing will not issue any late fees or disconnects through June 15.
Respond to the 2020 Census - The Census can be filled out online, by phone or by mail. Follow the instructions mailed by the Census Bureau to complete the form, and visit pflugervilletx.gov/census for more information.