City of Leon Valley
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September 27, 2019
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Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Road Closures -Soap Box Derby
Citizen Input
At Large Dogs
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
NNO 2019
City of Leon Valley Joins Nextdoor
Large Playground Closed
Street Maintenance Program
Upcoming Events
Rebate on a 2019 Nissan LEAF
Job Fair
Pioneer Blue Jean Gala
Audie L. Murphy Clean-up
NW Seniors Trash & Treasure
NW Seniors Christmas Light Tour
Upcoming Regular City Council Meetings
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Upcoming Meetings

Meetings
Times
Special City Council Meeting
September 30, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Home Rule Charter Review Committee
October 3, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
You can find any Commission or Committee Agenda or Minutes Here . City Council Agendas are linked above. 

News and Announcements 
Soap Box Derby Road Closures 


*SOAP BOX DERBY WEEKEND ROAD CLOSURES*
We will be closing Evers Rd. between Huebner and Poss Rd. early on Sunday morning, September 29th, 2019, between 7AM and 9AM. This is necessary to help us determine the launching ramp/gate for the Soap Box Derby and allow the drivers to practice on the course. Everyone is welcome to join us...this will be a test only. Thank you, and we apologize for the inconvenience.


 
 
Leon Valley Seeks Citizen Input



Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, the newly appointed Leon Valley Home Rule Charter Committee will meet to determine whether or not to propose amendments to the original version of the City's Home Rule Charter which was approved by the voters in November of 2017.   We encourage citizen involvement and participation in this process as the charter that governs this city is an integral document and an important part of the way the city operates.  Chair of the Home Rule Charter Committee, David Jordan stated "This committee wants, needs and encourages your valuable input in an effort to make Leon Valley the city that you want it to be!"
If you are unable to attend the meetings, please feel free to send your suggestions to c.caldera@leonvalleytexas.gov so that your input is given to the committee on Monday evenings.
At Large Dogs



                   
 
Over the past several months we have seen an increase in incidents involving dogs running at large in Leon Valley. Whether these dogs are escaped pets or strays, they present significant public safety concerns including aggressive behavior and attacks, traffic hazards, danger to other animals, health hazards to humans and other animals and property damage. Dog owners are reminded that it is a violation of city ordinances to allow a dog to run at large and doing so may result in a fine and the dog being impounded by animal control officers. City ordinances also require that the owner of a dog older than three months apply to the city for registration. Compliance with this ordinance ensures that the animal has received the required rabies vaccination and it enables the owner to be contacted if the dog is found at large.
 
In at least some recent incidents, stray or at large dogs have exhibited aggressive behavior and have attacked other pets and citizens. Animal control recommends avoiding at large or stray dogs all together and any attempts to capture or feed them. Should you be  confronted  by a stray dog it is recommended to stand still or slowly walk away,  avoid direct eye contact and facing the dog directly since these actions are likely to convey a threat to a dog that may be fearful or aggressive and lastly, do not reach out to the dog or try to pet it!
 
At large or stray dogs can be reported to the Leon Valley Police Department Animal Control Unit at 210-684-1391, extensions 229 and 230.
Social Cutz Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


You are cordially invited to attend Social Cutz Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Enjoy delicious coffee and donuts while they last! There will be door prizes, raffles and  1/2 price haircuts all day!   We hope to see you there!!!

Save the Date!!!
Ribbon Cutting Event 
of Social Cuts
Date: 09/28/2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 6521 Bandera Road (Seneca Plaza Shopping Center)

Total Car Care of SA- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


You are cordially invited to attend Total Car Care of San Antonio Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. 

Save the Date!!!
Ribbon Cutting Event 
of Total Car Care of San Antonio
Date: 10/05/2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 6608 Bandera Road 

Leon Valley National Night Out 2019

Vehicle Impound Auction 


Leon Valley Police Department Vehicle Impound Auction Scheduled For:
 Wednesday, October 09, 2019 
6429 Evers Rd, Leon Valley, Texas 78240
(Behind the Leon Valley Community Center)
Viewing At 8:00 a.m. and Auction At 9:00 a.m.
Auctioneer B.Ward #11400

City of Leon Valley Joins Nextdoor!


City of Leon Valley joins Nextdoor!

Hello Leon Valley residents, Starting today, I am pleased to announce that the City of Leon Valley will be utilizing Nextdoor to help make our neighborhoods stronger and safer. The City of Leon Valley plans to share important news and emergency notifications that are relevant to your neighborhood. Please be assured that your Nextdoor website remains private. Our staff will not be able to see any of the content on your neighborhood website except for the direct replies to our posts. We look forward to communicating with you on Nextdoor to make Leon Valley an even better place to live. - City Manager Kelly Kuenstler
Large Playground Closed


*Large Playground Update*
The playground shade contractor has run into several issues with the installation of the shade structures and has let us know that it will take two weeks (9/6/19-9/30/19) before they are fully installed. Some of the issues include water and sewer lines that run in the center of the playground, trees that are in the way, the walking path, and the required depth of the structure bases. We are assisting with the water and sewer lines and have consulted about changing the configuration of the structure to the path, and he will continue the install. He apologized for the delay and has offered to repair the picnic areas by backfilling with topsoil around the scoured areas at the concrete pads and then will plant grass. This would be done after the shade structures are in. We accepted his offer, as this saves the City money.   We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Street Maintenance Program



City of Leon Valley
Street Maintenance Program

In 2013, the citizens of Leon Valley voted to continue to collect Street Maintenance sales taxes. That means that monies collected from this tax would continue for another ten years, allowing the City to perform street maintenance without having to use or raise property taxes for the General Fund for this work, which can be very expensive.
 
In 2016 and 2017, the City performed a street ranking study to determine the condition of our streets. MicroPaver software was purchased and an engineer was engaged to drive each street and "rank" its condition, based on previous history, soil type, roughness of pavement surface, base failures,
cracking, alligatoring, rutting, and overall curb height. Each street received a rank between 100 (excellent) and 0 (failure) and was placed in a plan, based on that condition. It is the City's goal to keep good streets good and to perform heavier maintenance on streets that fall below the threshold of a 60 or lower. The plan also included placing streets that ranked lower than 30 on a complete rehabilitation list, which would require careful City Council planning in budgeting. Fortunately, no street ranked lower than a 46 on the scale, so all streets can be addressed through the City's Street Maintenance Tax Fund, instead of the General Fund.
 
The City has already completed Years 1 and 2 of the plan and will start the process for advertising for bids on Year 3. This year, we will also re-rank the streets by the use of digital video data collection. This technology removes the subjective nature of pavement condition data collection and will also allow us to collect other data, such as the conditions of signs, drainage structures, curbs, sidewalks, and pavement installed traffic devices. The types of street maintenance include:
 
59 to 46 needs H-MO                      $6.80 sq. ft.
H-MO = heavy mill & overlay (35% base failure)
 
74 to 60 needs M-MO                      $5.60 sq. ft.
M-MO = medium mill & overlay (25% base failure)
 
89 to 75 needs S-SL                       $0.51 sq. ft.
S-SL = slight base repair with slurry seal (10% base failure)
 
100 to 90 needs CS                        $0.07 sq. ft.
CS - crack seal only
 
For more information about our streets and where your street falls in this list, please visit the City website at http://www.leonvalleytexas.gov/government/public_works/streets.php 
Potential Flood Insurance Rate Relief 




Potential Flood Insurance Rate Relief - Properties in Floodplain/Floodway

In response to concerns from some of our long term residents regarding the high cost of flood insurance on their homes, which were built prior to changes in the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), the City of Leon Valley began researching what, if anything, could be done to lower the cost of the insurance premiums. The Mayor, City Manager Kelly Kuenstler, Rose Maldonado from Congressman Joaquin Castro's office, and Mr. Gilbert Giron, Regional Flood Insurance Liaison of Regional VI FEMA Mitigation Division, discussed methods to possibly reduce those property owner's flood insurance premiums and agreed that a meeting should be held to inform our citizens and local property insurance agents of a potential for a reduction in those premiums. 
Some homes near Huebner Creek, particularly in the Grass Valley and Canterfield subdivisions, were built during the 1970's and, at the time, were either not considered to be in a Special Flood Hazard Area or were in a lower risk zone. During the process of remapping the flood zones, some residents and business owners have found that their current flood risk has changed and a property's risk may have changed from a moderate or low risk area to a high risk area, making flood insurance mandatory by most lenders. If a property is mapped into a higher risk zone or if the Base Flood Elevation (BFE) changes, the flood insurance premium may have increased.   
According to FEMA, "Grandfathering" is a way for insurance agents to offer property owners cost saving options through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FEMA offers a document that provides an overview of the NFIP's Grandfather Rules and Examples on how Grandfathering can be applied to benefit eligible resident and business owners being affected by map changes.
The City will be researching which homes were affected by the FIRM changes since the time of construction, but in the meantime, we will be holding a meeting with Mr. Gilbert Giron at the Leon Valley Conference Center, 6421 Evers Road, Leon Valley, Texas, 78238, on Saturday, November 16th, from 10:00 am to 12 noon to explain the process and answer any questions property owners or insurance agents may have about a potential decrease in flood insurance premiums. For more information regarding this program, please contact your flood insurance agent or the City's Floodplain Administrator Xavier Antu at (210) 684-1391.

City Events
Upcoming City Events



Leon Valley Community Events:
  • Leon Valley Soap Box Derby - October 12, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Coffee with the Mayor and City Council, Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Conference Center*NEW DATE*
  • Halloween Party October 26, 2019, at the Leon Valley Community Center and Leon Valley Library from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
  • Events are as followed: 
    • 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Arbor Day Tree Adoption on the Community Center Porch, 
    • 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Trash to Treasure sale at the Community Center by Northwest Seniors,
    • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pet Costume Contest on the Grass area in front of the Community Center,
    • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Library Halloween Fall Festival.
  • Neighborhood Heroes Boots & Badges Event, November 12, 2019 at Whataburger, 7016 Bandera Road from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Annual Christmas Tree Lighting December 2, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at the Leon Valley Conference Center
  • Annual Breakfast with Santa on December 7, 2019, at the Community Center Sponsored by the Friends of the Leon Valley Public Library and the Leon Valley Public Library from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Annual Town Hall Meeting, Saturday, January 25, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Conference Center.


  • 8-Week Yoga Series on Sundays Presented by Yoga Seva: October 6th - November 24th o Saturday, October 26th from 10 am - 12 noon Library Fall Festival 
  • Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover: ▪ Friday, November 15th: 3:30-6pm stuffed animal drop-off. Be sure to watch Facebook in the evening or early morning to see what the stuffed animals are up to. 
  • Saturday, November 16th: Breakfast with stuffed animals/pick-up from sleepover 10- 11:30am.
Other Community Events
Rebate on 2019 Nissan LEAF

We are very excited to take this initial step to help promote electric vehicles!

In a partnership with Nissan North America, Inc., CPS Energy is promoting to their customers and employees a rebate, up to $3,500, on the purchase price of a new 2019 Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV)! The rebate is funded by Nissan and runs through September 30, 2019, so don't miss this opportunity! CPS Energy is providing their customers, employees and community the opportunity to save money, encourage electric vehicle adoption, and helping reduce emissions through electrification of transportation. For more information please visit:  
https://www.cpsenergy.com/ev
Texas Workforce Solutions Job Fair Event

The City of Leon Valley in conjunction with Texas Workforce Commission is hosting the 4th Annual Job Fair Event!
You will have the opportunity to meet 30+employers and to interview for several positions during the course of the day, meeting the people who actually make the hiring decisions. You don't want to miss it!
 
Pioneer Blue Jean Gala- LVHS

 
Audie L. Murphy Clean-up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Audie L. Murphy Memorial Parkway Clean-up

Community Service Day

(Sat), Oct. 26, 2019

 
            (Leon Valley, TX) - The American Legion, Audie L. Murphy Post No. 336 (formerly known as the Stonewall Jackson Post No. 336.) has adopted the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Parkway, in Leon Valley, Texas. The Post will conduct clean-up responsibilities on Sat., October 26. The American Legion is the largest veterans group in the world. Besides working in Washington DC with Congress to improve veteran's benefits, they are staunchly involved with their local communities. The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 and celebrating its 100th birthday this year.
                                                                                                                                  
            The event begins at 8:00 AM members of the Post and other volunteers will meet at the Leon Valley Public Library, 6425 Evers Road, 78238. Some safety vests will be provided for us by the Leon Valley Public Works. Please wear bright clothing, and bring reflective gear if you have it. Former Leon Valley City Council member and current 20th District Commander Walter Geraghty will be there to welcome all volunteers and provide a safety briefing before beginning the detail. The clean-up will last approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
 
            At approximately 7:30 AM the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Parkway Community Service Clean-Up will kick off with Breakfast Burritos, at the Leon Valley Public Library. The Clean-Up route starts at Chenal Point, west of Huebner Road and Evers Road, ending at Forest Dell, in the east.
 
            The Clean-Up is sponsored by Audie L. Murphy Post No. 336. The largest Post in The American Legion, 20th District (Bexar County) and 3rd largest Post in the state, and is located in Leon Valley, Texas 78238.
 
            "The City of Leon Valley, in January 2015, passed Resolution 15-001 R designating a portion of Evers Road running through the city as Audie L. Murphy Memorial Parkway. The namesake Post coordinating with the City of Leon Valley conducted a clean-up earlier this year in April," said Spencer Spriesterbach, Commander of The American Legion Post No. 336 in Leon Valley, Texas.
 
            Parking is free in the Library area all day.####
 
 
 
Media Contact: (Don Button, Webmaster, (480) 577-8626, webmaster@texaspost336.org)
Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - Calendar

BINGO Every Wednesday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the 
Leon Valley Community Center

Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - Trash & Treasure Sale

Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - Christmas Light Tour

Helpful Information
Safety Recommendations


Please share and Stay Safe! 
 

Charging your phone under your pillow at night is a risk. It absolutely can start a fire, and not just because your phone won't have anywhere to dispel excess heat. In general, your phone, laptop, or most other small electronics will shut themselves off before they get hot enough to start a fire. Don't put your cellphone under a pillow when sleeping when charging your device. Limit the unsupervised charging of lithium-ion batteries and the use of power strips and extension cords.

Did You Know...?
 
 
The intention of the  ON IT  program is to have a direct means of reporting your community concerns  regarding streets, sidewalks, abandoned homes, loose or dead animal reports, permitting concerns, noise or other neighborhood nuisances and much more.

The goal is to ensure that City service requests and information is handled, as promptly as possible, with a high level of customer service.  Please call the number listed above or click here to fill out the ON IT Reporting Form online and an  ON IT  team member will respond as quickly as possible.
UPCOMING REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
Monday, September 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
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