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Welcome to the City of Burleson weekly E-Newsletter! Click here for archived issues.  If you have questions or suggestions about City programs, services and events, call the public information office at 817-426-9622. 

October 14, 2016
Camp Gladiator takes over Be Healthy Burleson workouts this Saturday
The last six weeks of Be Healthy Burleson's free community workouts will feature
Camp Gladiator Burleson. The workouts start at 7:15 a.m. each Saturday from October 15 through November 19, in the parking lot of City Hall (141 W. Renfro St.). Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable workout clothes and bring your own yoga mat. This program is part of the City's initiative to promote a safe, well and healthy community. Learn more.
 
The 24 weeks of free community workouts are sponsored by City Market Burleson, Intensity Training Systems, C3 Cryo Club, Texas Health Burleson Fitness Center, and Camp Gladiator Burleson.

Joslin named Employee of the Quarter
Thinking of ways to do her job more efficiently Terri Joslin, senior meter service technician, suggested that the city utilize public work's large industrial vacuum to clean out meter boxes instead of small hand-pumps. This saves her department time during meter maintenance. This creative thinking was one of the reasons Joslin was recently named the City of Burleson's employee of the quarter.
 
Joslin, who has been with the city since 1993, was nominated for her hard-work, knowledge and dedication to the job and for her ability to get job assignments completed in all types of weather.

Weather can often be a factor for utility customer service staff but Joslin said that is one of her favorite aspects of the job. "I love getting the ability to work outside everyday, especially when the weather is nice," said Joslin.

Joslin's nomination also discusses her willingness to go above and beyond her job description to help customers locate a possible leak and how she is always helpful to city staff regarding questions with meter functionality.
   
Joslin was one of six employees nominated for the honor and will be recognized at the October 17 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.
Volunteers needed at Russell Art Farm's community garden
Did you know that there is a community garden at Russell Farm Art Center

And they are looking for volunteers to help finish laying down mulch for the garden this week and would love to have your help. RSVP to let them know you will be there.
Pets of the Week - Meet Tia & Java
Tia is a beautiful 6-month-old tortoiseshell, she loves to play and does well with other cats.
Java is a beautiful sweet girl who is looking for her new fur-ever home. She loves to play and snuggle.
 
Come by and visit Tia, Java or one of their friends at the Burleson Animal Shelter, 775 SE John Jones Drive. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.


Remember: If your pet has gone missing you may submit an online form, email the animal shelter or call 817-426-9283 to make a report. It is very important to send an email to the shelter with a picture of the lost or found animal so the employees know exactly what to look for.
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.
 
October 21
 
Dive-In Movie
7 p.m., Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk)
Enjoy a movie while lounging in the indoor pool. Tickets are $5 a person, for more information.
 
  October 22

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Burleson Police Department & Texas Health Huguley Hospital
Dispose of your expired, unwanted or unused prescriptions and medicine.
 
Far Out Family Campout and Fishing Adventures
1 p.m. - 8 a.m. (Oct. 23), Russell Art Farm
Campout and enjoy nature and other fun activities. Advanced tickets are $10 per family, for more information.
 
October 28
 
Art Walk in Old Town
5 - 8 p.m., Old Town
Enjoy the work of local artists on display.

October 29
 
Boo Bash
6 - 8 p.m., Old Town Children
12 and under are invited to join us for two hours of free trick-or-treating, activities and shows, for more information.

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