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Key to the City June 19, 2020

Post Date:06/19/2020 10:30 AM

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Travis County Order Requires Face Masks 

Starting June 18 at 11:59 p.m. through August 15 at 11:59 p.m. all commercial entities in Travis County that provide goods or services directly to the public must develop and implement a health and safety policy related to COVID-19. How to Wear a Cloth Mask

The Health and Safety Policy must require, at a minimum, that all employees and visitors to the commercial entity’s business premises or other facilities wear face coverings when in an area or performing an activity which will necessarily involve close contact or proximity to co-workers or the public where six feet of separation is not feasible.

Read the entire Order on Travis County's website. Downloadable signage for businesses is available at pflugervilletx.gov/virus.

City Facilities Reopen

The City of Pflugerville reopened the following City services and facilities starting Tuesday, June 16:

  • Athletic fields (including 1849 Park)
  • Basketball and volleyball courts
  • The beach, playground, pavilion, boat ramp and fishing piers at Lake Pflugerville
  • Lap swim and open swim at Gilleland Creek Pool by reservation.
  • The Pflugerville Animal Shelter is open to the public and resumed normal operations (will not accept feral cats over 3 months until further notice).
  • The Pflugerville Library is providing curbside care kits, as a modified version of the Care Cabinet, with personal hygiene items for citizens in need.

All visitors to reopened City facilities must wear a face covering indoors and practice social distancing. Please follow any signage, floor markings and capacity restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Public lobbies, including the Recreation Center, Library, City Hall, Development Services, Public Works and the Pflugerville Justice Center will remain closed until further notice. Visit pflugervilletx.gov/reopen for all modified City services and reopened facilities.

Pflugerville Library Now Accepting Curbside Care Kit Donations

Pflugerville Public Library is now accepting donations during regular curbside hours for Curbside Care Kits via a container at the front of the library. ALL donations must be in original, unopened packaging and will be quarantined for 72 hours before distribution. Examples of needed items include: toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes, sunglasses, shampoo, conditioner, socks, sunblock, hair ties, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand sanitizer, combs, brushes, medicated powder and soap. If you have questions about what is appropriate to donate, please call 512-990-6375. Due to high demand, Pflugerville Public Library is temporarily out of Curbside Care Kits, but will have more available on Monday, June 22 after their received donations finish quarantine. 

No Personal Pfireworks in City Limits

No Pfireworks

To keep our neighborhoods and open areas safe this Independence Day, the City of Pflugerville is fireworks-free. All fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal within city limits. Not only are personal fireworks potentially dangerous, but they can be a trigger for individuals struggling with PTSD and can frighten pets in the community. Leave fireworks to the professionals - your neighbors (and their pets) will thank you!

2019 Water Quality Reports Now Available

The Consumer Confidence rule requires public water suppliers serving the same people year-round in community water systems to provide consumer
confidence reports (CCR) to their customers. These reports are also known as annual water quality reports or drinking water quality reports. The CCR summarizes information regarding sources used (i.e., rivers, lakes, reservoirs, or aquifers) any detected contaminants, compliance, and educational information. The City has made these reports available to the public on the City’s website at pflugervilletx.gov/ccr

Mayor Gonzales Declares June 19, Celebrate Juneteenth Day in the City of Pflugerville

While the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, the news was not delivered in Texas until June 19, 1865. June 19 became known as Juneteenth and celebrates the end of slavery. Juneteenth_Celebrate “Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and celebrates the successes gained through greater opportunity,” the mayor said in his proclamation. “The celebration of Juneteenth reminds each of us of the precious promises of freedom, equality, and opportunity which are at the core of the American Dream.” Residents are encouraged to celebrate Juneteenth and acknowledge the significance of the date by participating in Celebrate Juneteenth Day. You can read the mayor's 2020 Juneteenth Proclamation online. 

Anticipate potential traffic delays for Juneteenth event - On Saturday, June 20 there is a Juneteenth parade route originating from Hill Country Bible Church. Anticipate potential traffic delays on Pflugerville Parkway, Pfennig, Railroad and Picadilly as the parade goes by. Drive safely.

 

Make Your Voice Heard: Be Counted

Make sure every community is counted in the 2020 Census. A community not counted means a loss of federal funding and proper representation for the next 10 years. Use your voice and be counted at My2020Census.gov. The Census is safe and confidential and does not ask about citizenship status.

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Join the Pfinders Club of Pflugerville

Scavenger Hunt Starts Here Sign

The Pfinders Club takes members on a scavenger hunt throughout Pflugerville's parks using clues and maps. The scavenger hunt is fun for the whole family. Can you find the lost key? The first three finishers win a prize. Get started by purchasing a Pfinders Club kit here.

What's Happening

Now hiring lifeguards - Pflugerville Parks and Recreation is hiring lifeguards for our modified summer swim season. Learn more about lifeguard training at pflugervilletx.gov/lifeguard.

Summer Reading - The 2020 summer reading program is taking place online. Kids, teens and adults will all have their own summer reading challenges to complete for each of the eight weeks of summer reading. In addition to the challenges, the Pflugerville Library will have online events and crafting with curbside take-home kits. The summer reading program takes place June 6-August 1. For more information on summer reading, please visit pflugervilletx.gov/summerreading.

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 July 15. The date has been extended to July due to COVID-19. Utility Billing remains closed to the public. Phones are answered from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 512-990-6100. Due to high call volumes, the City encourages using email, utilitybilling@pflugervilletx.gov, and the web chat feature at utilitybilling.pflugervilletx.gov.

Save the date

July 3 - City closed in observance of Independence Day- Essential staff at Pflugerville Public Library, Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services, Recreation Center and City offices will not be working on-site on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. While many facilities are already closed to the public, staff will not be answering phones during this time. Trash and recycling pickup will not be affected. If you have a water issue when the city is closed, call the Police Department nonemergency line at 512-990-6700. For all emergencies, please call 911. 

July 4- Fireworks  - A fireworks show will be launched on Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day. For details visit www.pflugervilletx.gov/pfirecracker. 

 

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