Welcome to the City of Burleson weekly E-Newsletter! 

December 30, 2016
Wishing you a very safe, healthy and happy 2017!
City closures for New Year's Holiday
Many city facilities, with the exception of public safety, will be closed Mon. Jan. 2 in observance of New Year's Day.
Hidden Creek Golf Course will be open at its regular hours - 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. - on Jan. 1 - 2. 
There will be no interruption in trash or curbside recycling collection for the New Year's holiday. 
The BRiCk will be closing at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, the facility will be closed all day Jan. 1, but will be open regular hours Jan. 2. The library will be closed Jan. 1 - 2.  
Both the Senior Activity Center and the animal shelter will be closed Jan. 2.
Water Utility Bills due January 17, not January 16
City of Burleson water utility bills will be due January 17, not the date on the bills, January 16. 

The water utility bills that were mailed on December 23 have a due date of January 16 but the city will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Day. Payments can be made on January 17 without a late fee accessed.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions please contact the Utility Customer Service Department, (817) 426-9601 or email them.
Frost named Employee of the Quarter
Mentoring co-workers and his desire to always deliver the best service to the citizens of Burleson are just a few of the reasons Joshua Frost was named the City of Burleson's employee of the quarter.

In 2011, Joshua started working in the street department and moved to code compliance just two years ago. In the short time he has worked as a code enforcement officer he has become very knowledgeable on the subject and is always willing to assist staff in other departments or help train new employees in his department.

"People often think that all we do is write tickets but that is very far from the truth," said Joshua. "We work very hard with citizens to help them resolve issues, often times they are not financially or physically able to get something fixed and we help them find solutions. That is my favorite part of this job."

"Joshua if very selfless and he took me under his wing to teach me all about the department and basics of my job duties," states his nomination form. Joshua was honored at the December 12 City Council meeting. The city's employee of the quarter award is based on an employee's efficiency, transparency, honesty, innovation and customer service, all of which make up the city's ethics statement.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Once you are done celebrating and are ready to remove your live Christmas tree you have few options.

  • Place it curbside on your regular trash pick-up day.
  • Take it to the city's Recycling & Compost Center, located at 610 Memorial Plaza, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Please make sure and remove all decorations and tinsel from the tree before you recycle it or set it out to be picked up. 
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.  
January 7

BRiCk Member Appreciation Day
10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk), 550 NW Summercrest Blvd.
The BRiCk is celebrating their members and the Burleson community with a day of fitness challenges, vendor/stage entertainment, fitness classes, member giveways, family fun activities, smoothies, Jimmy Johns refreshments, and much more! And.... it's completely FREE! For more information
February 10

Senior Valentine Dance
7 - 9:30 p.m., Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave.
The Senior Activity Center's dance will feature live entertainment, free pictures and corsages for the ladies.  
Cost: $5 per person

February 11

Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Valentine Dance
4 - 6:30 p.m. or 6:30 - 9 p.m., BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd. 
Join the Burleson Recreation Center as they create a wonderful evening for families with dinner, dancing, games and memories that last forever. Corsages and pictures will be provided with ticket prices. 
Pre-event cost: $16 per couple (tickets available Jan. 9)
At the door cost: $25 per couple

City of Burleson
817-426-9622 | dphillips@burlesontx.com | http://www.burlesontx.com
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