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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. 

September 2, 2016
September is National Preparedness Month
Burleson Fire Department will be sharing tips the entire month of September on how to keep your family safe.  National Preparedness Month is a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.

The department will be focusing on preparedness for youth, older adults, people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.  Thank you for taking time to help make Burleson more prepared for emergencies. 
 
Library expands role to focus on early learning
The Burleson Public Library has joined the Family Place Libraries™ national network, providing a welcoming community environment with resources to help families nurture their children's development and early learning during the critical first years of life.
 
This specially designed space gives families with young children a place to relax, play, share books and meet other families. Patrons will find collections of books, toys, music and multimedia materials for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, parents and caregivers along. More information.
Village Creek Parkway opens to traffic
Village Creek Parkway (formerly Stone Road) officially opened Friday, August 26. The traffic signal at the intersection of Village Creek Parkway and Renfro Street started its regular traffic cycle, Tuesday, August 30.

The new road provides
access to Alsbury Boulevard from E. Renfro Street. The alignment of the roadway was impacted by both the Spinks Airport runway protection zone and multiple major utility easements in the area. Two roundabouts were installed to provide safe and continuous traffic flow in the 90 degree turns required to avoid the airport. The roadway also includes a 10 foot hike/bike trail that will eventually be part of the City's proposed 10-mile trail loop.
City closures for Labor Day
Most City facilities will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day. There will be no trash or curbside recycling collection. If you are on the Monday trash/curbside recycling collection schedule, your next trash collection day is Thursday, Sept. 8 and your next curbside recycling day is Monday, Sept. 12. The City's Recycle and Compost Center is open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for Burleson residents who can show a City water/trash bill as proof of residence.
 
Hidden Creek Golf Course will be open for normal hours, 6 a.m.-8 p.m., on Labor Day.

Be Healthy Burleson Free Community Workouts will also be taking a break this Saturday, September 3, but will back in full swing September 10 with Camp Gladiator.
City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 6
Since city facilities will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5 the regularly scheduled city council meeting will be moved to Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. (work session begins at 6 p.m.)
 
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 of the meeting by going to the Streaming Video page.

Friends of the Burleson Public Library Sponsor Toiletry Drive
The Friends of the Burleson Public Library are asking for new, unopened toiletry items to assist those in our community who are experiencing personal hardships. The toiletry drive runs from Monday, August 29 through Saturday, September 10 and all donations benefit Promises Community Ministries. Items can be taken to the Burleson Public Library, 248 SW Johnson Ave, during regular business hours (10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday).
 
Upcoming Events
There are so many fun upcoming events in Burleson! Make sure to mark your calendars for the below dates, view the entire city calendar.
  
September 17  
  • Burleson Trash Bash
    9 - 11 a.m., citywide
    Help us Keep Burleson Beautiful, for more information.
  • Burleson Arts & Manga Festival 2016
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave.
    Come enjoy our annual fandom festival, for more information.
  • Old Town Picture Show featuring "Miracles from Heaven"
    6 - 10 p.m., Ellison Street in Old Town
    Come early for the concert, for more information. 

September 23

  • Yappy Hour at Lost Oak Winery
    7 - 10 p.m., 2116 FM 731
    Enjoy a fun happy hour and meet adoptable pets, for more information.  
September 24
  • Old Town Picture Show featuring "Inside Out"
    8 - 10 p.m., Ellison Street in Old Town
    Enjoy a free outdoor movie with us, for more information. 
October 1
  • National Night Out
    6 - 10 p.m., citywide
    Celebrate National Night Out with us, for more information
  • Old Town Picture Show featuring "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
    8 - 10 p.m., Ellison Street in Old Town
    Enjoy a free outdoor movie with us, for more information.
Have you lost or found a pet? Let the animal shelter know
If your pet has gone missing, it is extremely important that you go by the Burleson Animal Shelter, 775 SE John Jones Dr., to view the animals at least once every 72 hours. You may submit a form onlineemail 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.

When call ing to report a missing pet, please leave the following information: owner's name, owner's address, contact phone numbers, and a d escription of the pet. Also include any identification tag numbers the pet may be wearing. The shelter staff maintains a list of all the animals reported missing or found.

If you have found a pet, you can also submit a form online, email or call. The link for a found pet is the same link for the lost pet. If it is after hours, you can check a found pet for a microchip at the Burleson Animal Emergency Hospital on Alsbury Boulevard, near Albertsons. Please do not give away or rehome a found pet.

The Burleson Animal Shelter is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.
City of Burleson
817-426-9622 | dphillips@burlesontx.com | http://www.burlesontx.com
 
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