Welcome to the City of Burleson weekly E-Newsletter! 

March 31, 2017
City News
Storm debris cleanup  
As residents pick up after the storm that came through early Wednesday morning the city is offering additional bulk collection days. 
  • For the next 30 days, residents can place storm debris at the curb regardless of their zone 
  • The debris will be collected by Progressive (city's waste management contractor) as quickly as possible
  • If it happens to be your zone week the storm debris will be collected per that program
  • Storm debris needs to be separated into two piles: brush, limbs & yard waste in one pile and fencing and other debris in another.
Please keep in mind that Progressive has several cities that they provide collections for so this additional service will be based on available equipment, staffing and time but the city has requested collections on available days from all zones, including on Saturdays.

Not sure what zone you are or when your normal bulk collection day is? Check out the city's  ReCollect app
City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, April 3  
The regularly scheduled City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. (work session starts at 6 p.m.) Mon. April 3.
You can access the agenda for this upcoming city council meeting, and all other city meetings, through the Agendas and Minutes page.
If you can't make it to the meeting you can view the video by going to the Streaming Video page

City phone system will be temporarily unavailable for one hour  
All of the city's non-emergency numbers will be temporarily unavailable from 10 - 11 a.m. Friday, March 31 as the city makes the transition from copper PRI (Primary Rate Interface)  lines to fiber. The city's phone provider, AT&T, is in the process of phasing out the copper PRI  service (which the city currently uses) and moving all of their clients to fiber backbones for VoIP  (Voice over Internet Protocol) services.

Additionally , from 10 - 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5 all of the non-emergency numbers for police administration, Municipal Service Center and Fire Station 3 will be unavailable.

911 calls will not be affected. If you need to reach the city during this time you can email us, visit the city's website or message us on the city's FacebookTwitter or Instagram account.  
Make sure you are registered to vote in city's upcoming election 
April 6 is the last day to register to vote to be eligible to cast your ballot in the May 6 local election. 

Early voting starts April 24 at Burleson City Hall. 

Fire Department Drowning PSA goes viral 
The Fire Department launched their drowning PSA last Saturday on their Facebook page and are humbled by the response to the video. In less than a week the video has reached over 600,000 people, been viewed over 268,000 times and shared over 4,000. Chief Freeman and the PSA's creator, Collin Gregory, were even featured on Channel 33's Tuesday newscast. 

The video was created to draw attention to how important it is to keep your eyes on your children at all times when they are near or in the water. Unlike the movies, drownings are often silent. As it gets warm and families are near water we hope they will heed this advice. 
Drowning PSA
What's happening this weekend? 
BRiCk hosts several events this Saturday
Get the kids ready and come out and join the BRiCk Saturday, April 1. Whether it's learning to ride a bike, mastering yoga poses, or completing the Tiny Tots Triathlon, you're destined to have fun and make memories.
Campout tickets on sale
Bring your family and friends to this camp out and enjoy nature at its finest. Boy Scouts and Master Naturalist will guide participants on nature trails and other fun activities. A hot dog dinner with marshmallows for dessert will be served.

Far Out Family Camp Out tickets go on sale Monday, April 3 at the BRiCk. Pre-event tickets are $10 for a family of five and day of event tickets are $15 for a family of five.
  More Information

Shop for a Cause in Old Town
From 5 - 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 6  participating stores in Old Town will be donating 10% of all sales to Keep Burleson Beautiful.
Participating stores include Rebecca's Ranch, Gypsy Trunk and Fabulous Junk, The Market Emporium Gift Shops, The Cottage Market, Glitz Boutique (located inside Serendipity salon), Geek Out, Bricoleur Vintage Home, The Shops of Old Town, Accents of Burleson and Art Brucks - State Farm Agent (*$10 for each policy quoted).
Stop by after work or as an outing with friends to Shop for a Cause.
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.  
Aqua Egg Hunt
April 8, 10 a.m. - noon
BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd.
Cost: $2, Tickets on sale now!
More information
Bunny Daze 
April 8, noon - 2 p.m.
Hidden Creek Softball Complex, 295 E Hidden Creek Parkway
Cost: Free More information.  
Easter Egg Hunt at Russell Farm
April 8, 2 p.m.
Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W. CR 714
Cost: Free
More information
Be Healthy Burleson Annual Run
April 22, packet pick-up starts at 7 a.m.
Old Town, 141 W. Renfro Street
More information and to register.  
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
Tickets go on sale April 3
More information
Arbor Day Celebration
April 28, 10 a.m.
Centennial Park, 1100 Scarlet Sage Pkwy
Cost: Free
More information.  
City of Burleson
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