Welcome to the City of Burleson weekly E-Newsletter! 

November 11, 2016
Hazardous Waste Collection this Saturday 
Drop off your hazardous waste, old electronics or paper to shred from 9 - 11 a.m. Sat. Nov.11 at the Municipal Service Center, 725 S.E. John Jones Dr.

This event is only open to residents who live inside the Burleson city limits (proof of residency including a City water or solid waste bill is required).

Household hazardous waste items are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Be Sewer Wise
Make sure your holiday dinner doesn't clog your sewer

Soon you will be hosting the family for a delicious Thanksgiving and Christmas meal and we would like to remind you to keep that meal out of your sewer.
If fats, oils, grease and excess food go down the sink and into the sewer system it can build up and block pipes, which could cause sewer backups and overflows. No one wants to wake up to that on Christmas morning!
Here are some helpful tips to avoid a really messy situation.
  • Scrape excess food from plates, pots and pans into the trash instead of in the garbage disposal.
  • Wipe down pots and pans after they have cooled with a disposable towel to remove any excess grease then dispose of the towel in the trash.
  • Put baskets or strainers in sink drains to catch food and other solids, then dispose of them in the trash.
  • "Fat Trapper Bags", which are sealable bags designed to hold cooled food grease, are available free to the public at City Hall and the Municipal Service Center. 

For questions or more information.  

City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, Nov. 14
The November City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. (work session starts at 6 p.m.) Mon. Nov. 14.
You can access the agenda for this upcoming city council meeting, and all other city meetings, through the Agendas & Minutes page.
If you can't make it to the meeting you can view the video by going to the Streaming Video page.
Register now for the Be Healthy Burleson 5K/10K/Fun Walk
Registration is now available for the Be Healthy Burleson 5K/10K/Fun Walk on Sat. April 22, 2017. Early bird prices are available until March 1. You can register online or at City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St. 
Animal Shelter launches new program

Are you trying to find a gift for the animal lover in your life? Looking for a way to celebrate a beloved pet or maybe just feel like helping a pet find a home?

The Paw It Forward Program at the Burleson Animal Shelter allows donors to pay for the adoption fee of a pet in the shelter. Adopters of the pet wouldn't find out their new best friend was free until they get ready to pay for the adoption.

The $140 adoption donation will cover all of the pet's shots, neuter or spay, heart worm test and microchipping. Donors will receive a photo of the pet their donation supported. Donations can be made at the Burleson Animal Shelter or via their PayPal account.

Pet of the Week - Meet Moose
Meet Moose an adorable ten-month-old Jack Russel Terrier mix who is looking for his forever home. Moose is a small dog who has the cutest walk, he looks like a muscle builder! He walks great on a leash and enjoys treats. His adoption fee is $140 which includes his neuter, microchip, all of his shots and heartworm test.Come meet them today at the Burleson Animal Shelter.
Burleson PD issues crime watch alert
Over the past several months, area law enforcement agencies have seen an increase in a new crime trend known as "Jugging."
"Jugging" is a term used by law enforcement to describe when citizens obtain currency from banks or ATMs and are being watched by criminals. The criminals observe the victim leaving banks with bank bags or with any amount of money and follow the victim to their next location. After the victim exits their vehicle and enters into the business, the suspect breaks into the vehicle and steals the money.
Through a partnership with the Burleson Police Department and the Tri-County Auto Theft Task Force, we would like for everyone to please be aware of your surroundings  when leaving the bank or the drive up ATM. If you feel like you are being followed, please contact the police right away. Most importantly, do not leave cash in your vehicle.
We have another lucky winner of a $100 utility services credit
Steven Feldman is this month's bank draft drawing winner! He was awarded a $100 credit to his City of Burleson utility account (water/trash/curbside recycling).The drawing is an incentive for utilizing the bank draft feature to pay your City of Burleson utility account. All customers who choose (or currently use) this option are entered into the monthly drawing.
Sign up now so you have a chance to be one of the prize winners this fiscal year. Simply fill out an application online or stop by the Utility Customer Service office located at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro St., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The staff can start the process to automatically debit your checking account for your utility statement balance. For more information, call 817-426-9601.
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.  

November 12 & November 19
Be Healthy Burleson Free Community Workouts
Registration at 7:15 a.m. Workouts at 7:30 a.m., 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, for more information.

November 12
Household Hazardous Waste/Electronic Recycling/Paper Shredding
9 - 11 a.m., City Service Center, 725 S.E. John Jones Road
Open to Burleson residents only! Proof of residency is required, must provide either city water or solid waste bill. Bring your household hazardous waste, old electronics and the paper you haven't shredded yet. For a list acceptable items and more information.
November 17

Coffee with a Cop
7 - 9 a.m., Elks Diner, 344 SW Wilshire Blvd.
Come visit with the Burleson PD, get to know us and ask us questions.

December 3

Santa's Breakfast
7 - 10:30 a.m., BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd.
Join us for our annual breakfast with Santa. Guests will enjoy making holiday crafts, exploring Santa's workshop and of course, visiting Santa himself. Tickets on sale now at the BRiCk. For more information.

Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting & Fireworks
6 p.m., Old Town Burleson, 141 W. Renfro St
The Burleson Rotary Club hosts the annual lighted Christmas parade followed by the City's tree lighting and fireworks show. The tree is outfitted with more than 10,000 lights, which will be turned on by Santa and his helpers. Singers and dancers entertain the crowd while Santa breaks away from the parade and makes his way to the City stage. Make sure to stay and watch the holiday fireworks! For more information.

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