Sunnyvale Review May, 2018
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From Mayor Phaup - May 2018 It has been my privilege to serve you as Mayor. As I write these words, I’m struck by the impact of time on all of us. When Cindy and I moved to Sunnyvale in 1993, with 2nd grader Lindsey and Leslie a Kindergartener, we didn’t have a clue how much we would come to love this community or how it would change our lives. We simply felt blessed to be part of a Town of 2,200 and hoped that it would never change. Fast forward twenty-five years later and we can all see that the Town has changed a great deal but, to me at least, many of the essential elements that brought our family here are still safely in place. There is no place like Sunnyvale in the area – excellence in schools, quality of life, residential density or passion of residents about their community. After seventeen years as your Mayor, there are far too many people to thank in this small space. I’ve begun writing personal notes to those I need to thank and acknowledge. You can understand – that’s a lot of people. I’ll be at it for some time. There are some, however, that I must recognize and thank – • The current Town Council – Karen Hill, Saji George, Jim Wade, Chris McNeill, Kara Ranta and Mark Egan - a diverse group that I’m proud to have been a part of and make significant progress for the future of Sunnyvale. • Previous Council members with whom I’ve been privileged to serve. There are too many to mention here. Though we may not have always agreed on issues, we found a way to work together to get things done for our residents and stakeholders. • The current and past members of the Town staff that I’ve come to know and respect so much for their commitment and service to all of us – even when we’re not at our best. • Former Town Managers Scott Campbell and Larry Graves who provided guidance and support to me when I needed it and might not have been seeking it. • The SISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Doug Williams for their focus on educational excellence and the prosperous future of our most precious children. Sunnyvale schools remain the hub of our Town. • Numerous regional leaders who have given much-needed counsel and advice to me for the benefit of Sunnyvale. County Commissioner Mike Cantrell, former County Judge Lee Jackson, former TxDoT District Engineer Bill Hale and State Representative Cindy Burkett are notable on this list. • Former Mayors Paul Cash, Jim Wade and David Byrd for their service and their counsel and advice. • Long-time community members like Jean Holt, Norman Glaze, Wenanah Anderson and Tav Lupton who have been great resources in confirming the heritage and foundations of Sunnyvale as we took action on its future. • The many, many citizens that came by on Meet-the-Mayor days. Helping you, or trying to help, on issues small to larger was the best part of the job. • Those that provided criticism – constructive and otherwise – because, without it, there is no opportunity to learn and improve. It would also be rather boring. • The many friends that first offered support when I ran for School Board in 1993 and have continued that support over the years. • Those of you over the past few weeks that have asked if I plan to make another Mayoral run in the future. Thanks for the sentiment, but I won’t be doing that. I intend to find other ways to serve our community. It’s time for new leadership in Sunnyvale. Of course, I cannot sufficiently thank Cindy, Lindsey and Leslie for their love, support and acceptance over the years. They remain and will always be the lights of my life and, without them, I’d be nothing.
I’m excited and quite positive about Sunnyvale. Excited and positive despite booming growth in subdivisions (most approved over fourteen years ago), drainage challenges in Town, and several large project obligations on the horizon. I’m excited to see new faces and perspectives on the next Town Council. I’m excited because great new projects are on the way – Sunnyvale Park Square and a reimagining of the Kearney’s Store property as a restaurant/watering hole most notably. I’m excited because we have a great Town staff that’s capable of providing solutions and responses to the challenges and major issues ahead for Sunnyvale. I’m positive because our Town’s greatest strength – the commitment and involvement of its citizens at an extraordinary level - remains intact. This is the real power of Sunnyvale. Without it, we would quickly devolve into just another small suburb. As long as YOU remain connected to the community and continue to consistently provide your ideas, concerns and hopes for Sunnyvale, it doesn’t matter who is on the Town Council or serves as Mayor. Thank you for the privilege. Mayor of Sunnyvale
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The Boards of Directors for the Economic Development Corporations are continuing work on the Strategic Plan. In April, two public workshops were held to solicit feedback from citizens on the proposed plan. In May, the Boards and Council will finalize the plan and begin implementation steps. To view the plan, visit https://bit. ly/2JXuZsM, or the Town website.
A new mixed-use development called Did you know...? Sunnyvale Economic Sunnyvale Park Square, to be located between The Development Type A Corporation Town Hall and Trinity Capital Bank, will be provided a grant to install a light Clay Road by Flowers Baking home to Hope Coffee, Capital Title, a lawyerâ€™s on Company, to assist the company with their truck traffic needs, so they could office, restaurant and more. safely get in and out of their facility.
Opening in Sunnyvale Centre by fall 2019.
The Sunnyvale Economic Development Type B Corporation funded the construction of uniform entrance signs at Town Parks including Town Center, Jobson, Vineyard, and Samuell Farm North Parks.
For more information on these and other Economic Development Initiatives, please contact: Traci Anderson Economic Development Director Direct: (972) 203-4154 email@example.com
SUNNYFEST Friday, June 29th 6 p.m. Town Center Park Parking @ Schools Music, Food, Fireworks & Fun
Summer at the
Summer Reading June 5th through August 4th Are your kids in danger of being bored this summer? NOT IF WE HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT! It’s time again for the Sunnyvale Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! Why? Because Libraries Rock, that’s why! Come by the library starting in June and pick up your reading log and your Reading Challenges! Fill in the books you read over the summer, complete your Reading Challenges, and turn in your completed challenge sheets by August 3rd for a chance to win awesome prizes! Keep doing more challenges for more chances to win, and keep coming by throughout Summer Reading to see what new challenges await you! Summer Reading for new and different challenges to try! Even better, we’ll be making an awesome craft every Saturday at 1:00 PM! Supplies are limited, so call us at 972-226-4491 or come by the library to secure your spots!
Summer at the
Library Computer Classes:
The library holds free computer classes from 2:00 PM to 4:00 each Thursday. Space is very limited, so please call us at (972) 226-4491 or come by in person to reserve your spot. Please bring your own laptop to the class; we’ll help you get them plugged in and ready to go. • • • • • • • • • • • • •
May 3rd: Microsoft Word Basics May 10th: Intermediate Microsoft Word May 17th: Microsoft Word: Mail Merge and Labels May 24th: Microsoft Word: Tables and Charts May 31st: Microsoft Word Basics June 7th: Microsoft Excel Basics June 14th: Open Lab: Have a question you can’t answer? Not sure what a program is or what something is for? Bring it by and our librarians will help you figure it out! June 21st: Open Lab: Have a question you can’t answer? Not sure what a program is or what something is for? Bring it by and our librarians will help you figure it out! June 28th: Intermediate Microsoft Excel July 5th: Microsoft Excel Basics July 12th: Open Lab July 19th: Open Lab July 26th: Intermediate Excel
The library holds our weekly story time every week on Wednesday mornings at 11:00 AM. Children ages 2-6 are invited to hear some great stories and make a fun craft they can take home!
Our book club meets on the first Saturday of the month to discuss our monthly book and enjoy light refreshments. If you need a copy of the book, be sure to come by the library: we have multiple copies of each book available for checkout and past book club selections available for purchase! Schedule of Books: • May 5th: Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky (Also, see the movie on Netflix!) • June 2nd: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway • July 7th: The Book of Fate by Brad Meltzer • August 4th: The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke
Water Conservation Measures Remain in Effect
Town water customers may water their lawns up to twice per week on designated watering days as noted on the map. Customers may not use irrigation/sprinkler systems between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or when it is raining. Despite eased restrictions, twice per week watering may not be necessary - especially based on typical May rainfall. Customers are asked to utilize the second watering day each week only if needed.
Other ways to reduce your use DONâ€?T RUN THE HOSE WHILE WASHING YOUR CAR
Clean the car using a pail of soapy water. Use the hose only for rinsing; this simple practice can save as much as 100 gallons when washing a car. Use a spray nozzle when rinsing for more efficient use of water. Better yet, use a waterless car washing system; there are several brands now on the market.
Use a Broom, Not a Hose, to Clean Driveways and Sidewalks
Blasting leaves or stains off your walkways with water is one way to remove them, but brushing with a broom to first loosen the dirt and grime will decrease your water use and save you time in the long run.
Check for Leaks in Pipes, Hoses, Faucets and Couplings
Leaks outside the house may not seem as bad since theyâ€™re not as visible. But they can be just as wasteful as leaks indoors. Check frequently to keep them drip-free. Use hose washers at spigots and hose connections to eliminate leaks.
Get custom, automated notifications to water your yard by visiting WaterMyYard.org.
TOWN OF SUNNYVALE Water Zone Map
TOWN EAST BLVD
£ ¤ 80
Zone 6 - Tues. & Sat. Zone 7 - Sun. & Wed. 3,700 Feet
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PIONEER R D
Zone 5 - Mon. & Fri.
GALLOWA Y AVE
M AIN ST
Zone 3 - Tues. & Fri. ST & Sun. Zone 4DAVIS - Thurs.
Zone 2 - Mon. & Thurs.
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Zone 1- Mon. & Fri.
EAST FORK RD
BELT LINE RD
PLAN T E
A Sunnyvale home with an assessed value of $365,493 will pay $1,510 in municipal property taxes in 2018. This is how those tax dollars are spent. $638.73 or 42.3% for Public Safety which includes Fire, EMS and Dallas County Sheriffâ€™s Department services.
$369.95 or 24.4% in governmental activities to include administration, finance, Court and other programs.
$132.88 or 8.8% for Development Services which includes Animal Control, Engineering, Code Enforcement, and Building Inspections.
$202.34 or 13.4% for Road Maintenance and repair
$126.84 or 8.4% for Parks and Recreation.
$39.26 or 2.6% for Library Services.
Other municipal services are funded from different sources. Sales taxes are a major source of Town revenue. Sunnyvale levies a one-cent sales tax that can be used for any purpose other than payment of debt, and imposes additional sales taxes for economic development and street maintenance. Your utility bills help pay for the water, sewer, solid waste and recycling services you use, but they also fund infrastructure improvements such as the new water tower, replacement of water and sewer lines, and salaries for the Staff that operate and maintain those systems.
Low-Cost Vaccination clinic
Saturday, May 19th 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. Sunnyvale fire station 404 Tower Place Dogs
Rabies $10 Bordatella $12 Distemper/Parvo $18
Rabies $10 Fe-Leuk/Distemper $18 FVRCP $18
Town of Sunnyvale 127 N. Collins Road Sunnyvale, TX 75182
Sunnyvale Review COMMUNITY CALENDAR MAY
Election Day 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Town Hall Board of Adjustments Meeting, 7 p.m. Town Hall 4B Development Corp. Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall 9th - 4A Development Corp. Meeting, 5 p.m. Town Hall 10th - Charter Review Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall 14th - Town Council Meeting, 7 p.m. Town Hall 19th - Pet Vaccination Clinic 8-11 a.m. Fire Station - 404 Tower Place 21st - Planning & Zoning Commission, 7 p.m. Town Hall 28th - Memorial Day, Town Offices Closed
4th - Board of Adjustments Meeting, 7 p.m. Town Hall 11th - Town Council Meeting, 6 & 7 p.m. Town Hall 12th - 4B Development Corp. Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall 12th - 4A Development Corp. Meeting, 5 p.m. Town Hall 14th - Charter Review Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Town Hall 18th - Planning & Zoning Commission, 7 p.m. Town Hall 25th - Town Council Meeting, 7 p.m. Town Hall 29th - Sunnyfest, 6-10 p.m. Town Center Park
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Dates and times are subject to change. Please visit townofsunnyvale.org for current meeting information.
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