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October 21, 2016
Public Input Meeting for Plaza scheduled
The Plaza development that is slated for Old Town has some great public space and the City is asking for public input on the design.

A come and go meeting will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 26 in the council chambers at Burleson City Hall, 141 W. Renfro.

The public presentation will be hosted by Gateway Planning, TBG Partners and Integrity Group.

City of Burleson sewer spill
A sewer spill occurred at 610 NE Alsbury Blvd., due to an apparent blockage of a 12" City of Burleson sewer collection line. The spill was reported to the City of Burleson at approximately 12:45 pm on October 19, 2016 and was abated by 1:30 pm the same day. It is estimated that over 50,000 gallons of sewage spilled during the event.
The spill was cleaned up by physical removal of the sewage (wastewater) and debris, and flushing with clean de-chlorinated water.
There is no threat to the City of Burleson's public water supply from this spill. Persons who purchase water from the City of Burleson may contact the City of Burleson at 817-426-9830 to determine if the water is safe for personal use. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.
Additionally, persons using private drinking water supply wells located within ½ mile of the spill site or within the potentially affected area should use only water that has been distilled or boiled at a rolling boil for at least one minute for all personal uses including drinking, cooking, bathing, and tooth brushing. Individuals with private water wells should have their well water tested and disinfected, if necessary, prior to discontinuing distillation or boiling.
Parking lot construction at Warren Park & Senior Center
Parking lot construction will begin Thursday, October 20 at Warren Park and Monday, October 24 at the Burleson Senior Activity Center.
Warren Park parking lot will be closed from October 20 through approximately October 28. There will be no parking available next to the park during this time, we ask for your patience and your help not walking or driving through the parking lot during construction.

The parking lot of the Burleson Senior Center will be closed from October 24 through approximately November 2. Patrons are asked to park behind the center during this time.

The updated parking lots were approved as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 annual city budget that Council adopted last month.
Weekend Sale at Burleson Animal Shelter
There are a bunch of sweet pets at the shelter that need homes, so this Friday and Saturday every pet in the shelter is only $85!
Sale Hours & Address:
Friday, October 21 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 22 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
775 SE John Jones Drive
The $85 adoption fee covers all shots (including rabies), microchip, heartworm test and spay/neuter.

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.
Be Healthy Burleson brings awareness to breast cancer
Be Healthy Burleson will be at the BHS pink out game, Fri. Oct. 21, passing out vouchers for free mammograms donated by Texas Health Resources. They will also be handing out breast cancer educational materials as well as pink out giveaways for the community. Come visit the Be Healthy Burleson table underneath the bleachers on the home side at the BHS pink out game.
Burleson Public Library offers Food for Fines
Burleson Public Library customers who owe library fines can get as much as $30 forgiven October 24 - November 5, through the Library's Food for Fines program. The catch is that instead of digging into their pockets, customers can search their cupboards for donations that the library will turn over to Harvest House.

Customers can bring new, unopened personal hygiene products and nonperishable food items to the library to receive credit of $1 per item and $2 per high need item during regular library hours. A maximum of $30 can be waived.

High need items, as designated by Harvest House, are packages of toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes, bar soap, shampoo and conditioner, razors, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, and laundry soap. For more information .
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
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