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Welcome to the City of Burleson weekly E-Newsletter! 

April 7, 2017
City News
Finance Department releases Citizens' Annual Financial Report
The City of Burleson's Citizens' Annual Financial Report shows the community exactly how their tax dollars were spent last year. This report is the city's version of a corporate annual report that discusses revenue and expenditures, condensed to a few pages that include fun facts about HighPoint Business Park, public safety initiatives and other financial information.

Visit Burleson Tourism Grant 
The City of Burleson is calling for proposals for tourism-related projects that are specifically designed to attract overnight visitors to the area. The city will provide funds from the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax revenue generated within the Burleson city limits in the form of the Visit Burleson Tourism Grant.

Last year the city granted money to support The Burleson Heritage Foundation for historical preservation of the rail cars, advertising of Old Town Burleson, the Burleson Wine Crawl event, the SalsaRita Festival & 5K, The Honey Tour Bike Ride, Twin Fiddle Productions events and Lost Oak Winery.

For more information and to applyThe deadline is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2.
What's happening this weekend? 
Saturday features a variety of Easter events
Be adventurous and dive in for Easter eggs, race for prize eggs at Hidden Creek Sports Complex, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through fields dotted with eggs at the City's Russell Farm. Whatever you choose, make sure your calendar is cleared for Saturday, April 8.
Rec Program of the Month 
League beings June 1, register now!

Ultimate Frisbee is an exciting, non-contact team sport, played by thousands the world over. It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, American football and netball into an elegantly simple yet fascinating and demanding game. The league is co-ed and open to anyone 16 years-old and up. The cost is $200 per team and registration extends from April 1 - May 18. Register online
 
Public Safety Programs 
Two great public safety programs are getting ready to start. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is offered through the fire marshal's department.  The CERT Program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergencies in their community during times of disaster.

Citizens Police Academy is a program with the police department that  provides a bridge between the officer in the car and the citizens in the field. Citizens will gain an appreciation of problems and challenges facing law enforcement and then they become the police department's "goodwill ambassadors" in the community. 
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Learn more: 7 p.m. April 27 at Fire Station 1
Classes start May 9, more information and application.

Citizens Police Academy
Classes start May 2, deadline to apply April 27, more information
Pet of the Week 
Meet Foxy, a ten-month-old shepherd mix. Foxy walks well on a leash, is full of energy and ready to play with her new family. 

Her adoption fee is $140 which includes spay, all of her shots, rabies certificate, microchip and heartworm test.

She would make a great addition to any family.
    
Upcoming Events
There are so many fun upcoming events in Burleson. Make sure to mark you calendar for the below dates, view the entire city calendar.  
  April 
Be Healthy Burleson Annual Run
April 22, packet pick-up starts at 7 a.m.
Old Town, 141 W. Renfro Street

Far Out Family Campout
April 22-23, 1 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Bailey Lake, 820 W. Hidden Creek Parkway
Cost: Pre-event: $10 per family of 5
Day of: $15 per family of 5
More information
Arbor Day Celebration
April 28, 10 a.m.
Centennial Park, 1100 Scarlet Sage Pkwy
Cost: Free
Trash Off
April 29, 9 - 11 a.m.
Warren Park, 301 SW Johnson Ave
Sign up today
City of Burleson
817-426-9622 | dphillips@burlesontx.com | http://www.burlesontx.com
 
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