Welcome to the City of Burleson weekly E-Newsletter! 

July 14, 2017
City News
City receives $1.7M Safe Routes to School funding 
The city is excited to share that we were awarded Safe Routes to School federal funding that will allow us to build a protected route to an elementary school, and will also serve all residents by making key trail connections throughout the city.

"By building a more walkable and bikeable city we can improve health and wellness, ensure safer routes to schools and parks and boost the overall quality of life," said Mayor Ken Shetter. "There is even a positive correlation between walkability and housing values. The North Central Texas Council of Governments grant, combined with the investment the city is making in the project, represents a major step forward for the City of Burleson."

Learn more about the project
Serve your community - volunteer to be on a board or commission
The city is currently taking applications until August 7 to serve on one of the many boards and commissions. 

Their are currently open seats on the Building Codes and Standards Board, Cemetery Board, Library Board, Old Town Development Standards Review Committee, Park Board, Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment. 

Johnson Avenue to be closed July 11 - approximately Aug. 8
After many delays the barriers are in place to close Johnson Ave from July 11 approximately August 8 to allow for the construction of storm drains.

Patrons will still have access to the Burleson Public Library, Warren Park and local businesses during the closure.

*Note - Please do not use the the Library parking lot as a cut through, it is very dangerous due to the amount of parents and children that are walking into/out of the library. 
Tijerina named Employee of the Quarter
Providing excellent service to both employees and applicants along with her ability to manage multiple tasks at one time are a few of the reasons Mayra Tijerina was named the City of Burleson's employee of the quarter.
Mayra started with the city's human resources department in February 2013, and she has excelled in providing great customer support in her role. She also volunteered to step in and assist when the department was short a staff member during the busiest two weeks of the year in the recruiting area.
"Mayra stepped in immediately without hesitation," states her nomination form. "She kept the hiring process moving forward without a hitch."
Mayra served as the lead in getting all of the summer recreation staff hired and ready to start at the beginning of summer. She also assured each new hire had all the details needed for their first paychecks. She volunteered to assist and train a new hire while keeping her duties, along with her great sense of humor and work ethic.
"I love working in HR because every day and situation is different," said Mayra. "I enjoy helping others, and if I don't know the answer, I will make sure to find out."

Great programs at the BRiCk
There is still so much summer left and the Burleson Recreation Center has a variety of mini-camps for your children to pick from. Sign up today.

Library Programs
Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Learn more about your family tree. 
Contact Norman Harrell, 817-680-1933 for more information or if you plan to attend. 
Saturday, July 14, 2 - 4 p.m.
An introduction to geocaching.
Free event at the Burleson Public Library
July is 'Watch Your Car' Month 
The Texas Department of Public Safety reports indicate that more motor vehicle thefts and burglaries are committed in July than in any other month. 
  • Remove or hide your valuables
  • Always lock your vehicle
  • Never leave your keys in your vehicle

The Tri-County Auto Theft Task Force reminds you to remove your valuables and your keys and always secure your vehicle.  

Pet of the Week 
Cotton is a male one-year-old Terrier, Pit Bull mix. Cotton is gentle, sweet and has a lot of love to give to someone. Why don't you be that someone! Come adopt Cotton today! His adoption fee is $85 which includes spay, shots, microchip and rabies certificate.

**The Burleson Animal Shelter is currently at capacity, so Cotton and all of her friends are $85 or less.** Come meet Cotton today.

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.  
Dive-in Movie
July 14, 7:30 p.m.
BRiCk, 550   NW Summercrest Blvd
Cost: Pre-event: $5 per person; Day of: $7 per person
Monthly Dance
July 14, 7 - 9:30 p.m.
Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave
Cost: $5 per person
Trash Bash
September 9, 9 - 11 a.m. 
Warren Park, 301 SW Johnson Ave 
Cost: Free 
More information & to register.  
BAM Fest
September 16, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave  
Cost: Free 
More information.  
City of Burleson
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