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June 8, 2018
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Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Leon Valley Pools
Summer Reading 2018
Press Release
LVHS Quarterly Meet and Greet
New Interactive Playgrounds
Living with Wildlife
Stage 1 Water Restrictions
High Grass & Weeds Reminder
Impound Lot Auction
Leon Valley Leadership Academy
AACOG CARE Program
ON IT
CVS Drug Disposal Box
Upcoming Regular City Council Meetings
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Upcoming Meetings

Meetings
Times
Tree Advisory Board Meeting 

June 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Public Works Department
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
June 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the  Leon Valley Public Library
Park Commission Meeting 

June 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Leon Valley Conference Center
Pool Advisory Committee
June 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Leon Valley Conference Center
Regular City Council Meeting
June 19, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Police Advisory Committee
June 20, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Zoning Commission Meeting

June 26, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.

Leon Valley Pools
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Summer Reading 2018 


Press Release: City of Leon Valley is Partnering with the American Red Cross
For Immediate Release
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City of Leon Valley, Texas
CONTACT: Blake Wade, Assistant Fire Chief
Office: (210) 684-3219
The City of Leon Valley is partnering with the American Red Cross Serving Greater San Antonio and the Northside Independent School District to perform an Emergency Shelter Simulation at John Marshall High School on Saturday, June 9th from 8:30AM until 3PM. The simulation will include volunteers from different supportive emergency services, including Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) from surrounding areas. This simulation will break participants into small groups where they will learn the different functions of an emergency shelter, to include; registration and information, food service, dormitory setup, and more. John Marshall High School is one of many approved emergency shelter locations throughout the region. Area residents are invited to attend and learn more about how an Emergency Shelter operates, and how to volunteer with the American Red Cross.
"This is a great opportunity for our community to prepare and learn how we can best prepare for a disaster", said Mayor Chris Riley. Assistant Fire Chief, Blake Wade stated, "We are grateful for our Northside ISD and the Red Cross partners and look forward to learning even more about how we can best prepare and serve our community".

For more information on how to become an American Red Cross volunteer, go to   http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/
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LVHS Quarterly Meet and Greet

New Interactive Playgrounds
                                                                           
We are excited to announce that our newest parks - one being the Old Mill Park at 6501 Huebner Road and the other being the Silo Park at 7510 Huebner Road - are being developed with interactive playscapes! Residents can bring their children to these parks and download the web application "Biba" on their phones. This application provides games and activities that will interact with the play equipment and requires that the kids spend 90% of their time in activities and only 10% interacting with the phone. Their research has shown that kids in a Biba-powered playground will play longer, harder, and much more often. To learn more about the Biba application, please visit their website at  http://bibaventures.com/  or download their application from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store on your phone.

In addition to the playscapes, each park will have outdoor fitness equipment, picnic shelters, walking paths, benches, recycling bins, and dinosaur shaped bike racks. These new pocket parks were designed with the intention of serving the neighborhoods immediately surrounding each park, as Raymond Rimkus Park must be accessed by vehicles for most of our residents, so these areas provide easily accessible and much needed recreational opportunities. The parks should be completed by mid-summer of 2018.

One final pocket park, the Ridge at Leon Valley, located at 5740 Grass Hill Drive, is in the process of being developed and we hope to have it completed by this time next year. It too will feature the Biba interactivity, along with all the other amenities. Let the adventures begin!!

 

Old Mill Park Playscape being constructed



















Silo Park Playscape Un der Construction  

Living with Wildlife in Leon Valley
                                                                             
There are many different species of wild animals that reside in and around Leon Valley.  On a typical day residents may come in contact with deer, coyotes, armadillos, porcupines, opossums, raccoons, skunks, snakes, rats, mice, feral cats or dogs - even the occasional mountain lion.  Often times, these animals may seem quiet, reserved, and docile, while other times they are aggressive and agitated.  Please refrain from touching or getting near these animals, because not only are they wild, but some may be carriers of rabies and may attack without warning.  Fawns are often left by Does on the ground for hours and should not be picked up or removed.
 

Protect yourself, your family, and our resident wildlife in the following ways:
 
  1. Do not feed wild animals.  This includes ensuring that any food or water set out for your domestic pets is removed promptly. Deer corn, bread, and tortillas are not a good treat for deer and should not be made available to them at any time. In fact, this jeopardizes their health.
  2. Never discard edible food onto your premises.
  3. Secure all outside garbage containers with tight fitting lids.
  4. Do not allow junk, debris, old tired, high weeds, and brush piles to accumulate on your property at any time.
  5. Keep pet doors securely closed at night.
  6. Block any openings in fences or buildings with wire, wire mesh, concrete, or wood.
  7. The Texas Wildlife Commission recommends placing moth balls around your fence line or in various parts of your yard, or soaking rags and old socks in ammonia and placing them around your fence line and/or yard, especially at night, to keep snakes, skunks, armadillos, opossums, rats, and mice at bay.
 
The City's Animal Control program is limited when it comes to wildlife. The Texas Wildlife Commission urges animal control officials not to trap or relocate wildlife out of their natural environment; therefore, the City does not pick up wild animals. Residents must call a company that is trained and certified in the trapping and relocation of wild animals, should such an animal be trapped or otherwise found in your yard.
 
If you are injured by wildlife, please call 911 and get medical attention immediately, and then report the incident to Leon Valley Animal Control.  For questions or to report an incident, please call the Leon Valley Animal Control Office at 684-1391 x 229.
 

Stage 1 Water Restrictions

                                     
WATER CONSERVATION
 
The City is currently under Stage I Watering restrictions. The City Council or the City Manager determines when conditions warrant implementation of the emergency drought management plan. The plan is declared when the aquifer is at or below 660 feet msl as measured at the Edwards Aquifer test well (J-17). Regardless of aquifer level, the City may advance stages as needed to effect compliance with pumping limitation goals. The various stages are declared as follows:
 
  • Stage I water use reduction measures shall be declared to be in effect when the aquifer level at the J-17 well drops to six hundred sixty (660) feet above msl (mean sea level), based on a 10-day rolling average calculated and determined by the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
 
  • Stage II water use reduction measures shall be declared to be in effect when the aquifer level at the J-17 well drops to six hundred fifty (650) feet above msl based on a 10-day rolling average calculated and determined by the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
 
  • Stage III water use reduction measures may be implemented when the J-17 well falls to six hundred forty (640) feet above msl based on a 10-day rolling average calculated and determined by the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
 
  • Stage IV water use reduction measures may be declared if the total supply of water from the Edwards Aquifer is insufficient to meet customer demand, even while complying with lesser restriction stages.
 
An emergency drought management stage will remain in effect for at least thirty days, unless a more restrictive stage is implemented. A stage may be rescinded before the 30 days expire if the City Manager determines aquifer groundwater levels are sufficient to end the stage.
 
Watering Restrictions
 
When stage I is in effect, the following restrictions apply:
 
Landscape watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed only once a week before 11:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. on your designated watering day, in accordance with the last digit of the property address as follows:  
 
Last Digit of Address :
 
Last Digit of Address
Day of Week
0-1
Monday
2-3
Tuesday
4-5
Wednesday
6-7
Thursday
8-9
Friday
  • All businesses and apartment complexes will use Wednesday as their watering day.
  • No person may use groundwater for an ornamental outdoor fountain or similar feature unless a variance has been obtained for 100 percent (100%) nonpotable water use.
  • Owners of exempt Edwards formation wells must comply with these restrictions.
  • Operators of athletic fields must submit a conservation plan to the city. Athletic fields may not be irrigate between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Residential washing of vehicles or other equipment is allowed only on assigned watering days and times. A hose with an automatic shutoff nozzle or bucket of five gallons or less may be used. Water should not be allowed to run into the street.
  • Washing of impervious cover such as parking lots, driveways, streets or sidewalks is prohibited.
  • Hand watering with a hand-held hose, soaker hose, drip irrigation, bucket or watering can is permitted any time and any day.
  • All nonpublic swimming pools must have a minimum of 25 percent of the surface area covered with evaporation screens when not in use. Inflatable pool toys or floating decorations may be used for this purpose.
  • The use of commercial carwash facilities is allowed any day.
Residents are asked to be water wise and use this resource responsibly. The City of Leon Valley does not permit the wasting of water and violators may be fined.
 
The following methods of landscape watering are permitted at any time:
 
  • Landscape watering with a hand-held hose with a manual or automatic shutoff nozzle operated by one person;
  • Landscape watering with a bucket having a holding capacity of five gallons or less;
  • Landscape watering with a drip irrigation system - "drip irrigation" shall mean an automatic water-saving irrigation system (drip, porous pipe, etc.).
  • New plantings or transplants - landscape watering performed on any plant or seed planted in or transplanted to an area within such period of time as to accomplish a reasonable establishment and maintenance of growth is allowed under these restrictions.
High Grass & Weeds Reminder 



Summer is here and the grass is growing! This is a reminder that Leon Valley Code states that grass and weeds may not exceed 12-inches in height on residential and commercial properties (including vacant lots), and may not exceed 5-inches in height in the alleyway.
 
Property owners are responsible for maintaining their property, from the curbline or edge of roadway to the rear property line, and must also maintain one-half of any abutting alley or easement.
 
If you would like to report any violations of this city ordinance please contact your Code Enforcement Officer at 210-684-1391, x 229.
Impound Lot Auction June 28, 2018




The next impound lot auction is scheduled for June 28, 2018, behind the Community  Center, 6427 Evers Road, Leon Valley, Texas 78238. The viewing starts at 8:00 am and the auction starts at 9:00 am.  List of vehicles will be posted soon.
Leon Valley Leadership Academy
LVLA Application click here
AACOG's CARE Program Provides Rides Home From Work In Emergency Situations



Taking the bus, carpooling, cycling, or walking to work is good for the air as well as your pocketbook. But what do you do when an emergency comes up and you need to get home in a hurry, but you're stuck at work without your car? To promote greener commuting by reducing that concern, the Alamo Area Council of Governments' Certified Auto Ride in an Emergency (CARE) Program offers those who've commuted by alternative means a reimbursement of up to $50 for a ride home from work when an emergency arises.
 
To receive a reimbursement up to four times per year, you must: 1) live and work within the eight-county greater San Antonio area ; 2) carpool /vanpool, take the bus, bike, or walk to work at least three times per week; and 3) keep your commuting information current on NuRide.com, the online system AACOG uses to gather commuting statistics.  While it's free for individuals to use, NuRide offers not only CARE Program reimbursements, but rewards from more than 100 businesses. 
 
For more information about the CARE Program, contact:
Lily Lowder
Natural Resources Outreach Specialist
(210) 227-7665
commutesolutions@aacog.com


ON IT
The City of Leon Valley is bringing new life and enforcement to the ON IT  program. All City Departments are teaming together to bring more attention and compliance to your neighborhood issues and concerns. The intention of the   ON IT  program is to have a direct means of reporting your community concerns regarding streets, sidewalks, abandoned homes, loose or dead animal reports, permitting concerns, noise or other neighborhood nuisances and much more.

The goal is to ensure that City service requests and information is handled, as promptly as possible, with a high level of customer service. Report it and an  ON IT team member will respond as quickly as possible.

Contact Information

Phone Number:
(210) 684-OnIt
(210) 684-6648
Email Address:
CVS Drug Disposal Box 
The CVS Drug Disposal Box has been installed in the city hall lobby between the two front doors - please feel free to utilize this box for expired prescriptions or prescriptions that you no longer use and need to dispose of in a proper manner.





UPCOMING REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS 
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Located at City Hall
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Canceled
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