City of Leon Valley
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August 2, 2019
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Upcoming Meeting Schedule
CPAC Volunteers Needed
E. Coli Not In Drinking Water
Roadwork-Fiber Project
Upcoming Events
VIA
Fall Large Item Pickup
VIA Metropolitan Transit
Water Conservation Rebates
Swim Into Fun
Adopt-A-Spot
Community Events
SMASH Dance Fitness
Farmers Market Nutrition Programs
NW Seniors Bingo
NW Seniors Kickapoo
NW Seniors Trash & Treasure
NW Seniors Cruise
NW Seniors Christmas Light Tour
Did You Know...?
Upcoming Regular City Council Meetings
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Upcoming Meetings

Meetings
Times
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
August 6, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at the LV Library 
Regular City Council Meeting
August 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Park Commission Meeting- CANCELLED
August 6, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the LV Conference Center
Special City Council Meeting
August 8, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Special City Council Meeting
August 9, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Sign Code Update Advisory Committee 
August 12, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall 
Regular City Council Meeting
August 20, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
You can find any Commission or Committee Agenda or Minutes Here . City Council Agendas are linked above. 

*Special  Announcement*
The Earthwise Living Committee will be taking a summer break and return 
September  11th, 2019. We hope everyone has a wonderful summer! 
- Committee   Liaison, 
Yvonne Acuna
CPAC Volunteers Needed


Citizens Police Advisory Committee Needs Volunteers!
 

The Citizens Police Advisory Committee (CPAC) serves as a liaison between the police department and the community. The committee serves as an advocate for programs, ideas, and methods to improve the relationship between the police and community and to enhance the quality of life in our community. The committee shall not have independent authority, but shall work in conjunction with the police department.


For more information about this committee or other committees please contact the City Secretary's Office at 684-1391 ext. 216. You may also stop by City Hall and pick up an application. 
E. COLI NOT IN DRINKING WATER
News media outlets are reporting E. Coli in the Leon Valley Water. BE ADVISED, this is a  secondary well. The sample result was taken from raw water before treatment, and does not affect Leon Valley's drinking water.





Roadwork- Fiber Project in ROW @ Bandera/Eckhert



Please be aware the City of San Antonio will begin underground fiber work along Eckhert from Bandera to Huebner and ending on Babcock beginning  8/15/19 through 12/16/19. The Right of Way project sheet indicates sidewalk closures, with the possibility of lane closures. This all takes place in the City of San Antonio's right of way - just a friendly notice to the City of Leon Valley residents.
 
 
Scope:
Within COSA ROW start path at 7526 Bandera Rd and extend approximately 4061 ft to the Northeast, on the Northwest side of Eckhert RD.  Then extend approximately 82 Ft to the East, crossing Eckhert Rd.  Then extend approximately 5468ft to the NE, along the South side of Eckhert Rd. From this point, continue path crossing Eckhert Rd and extend NE, along the NW side of Huebner Rd, for approximately 1815ft. Then, cross to the SE side of Huebner Rd for about 83', and continue path on Huebner Rd, going NE along the SE side for approximately 326 Ft, cross back from the SW corner of Huebner Rd/Babcock Rd to the NW corner of Babcock Rd/Huebner Rd for about 296', ending path at the 5826 Babcock Rd. Estimated total Ft 12,131'

City Events



  • Leon Valley Community Events:
  • Grandparent's Day Concert featuring Beethoven Concert Band - Sunday, September 8th, 2019, Time: TBA  *NEW EVENT*
  • 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
  • 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.


  • Library Summer Reading Special Events: 
  • Saturday, September 7 from 10am - 2pm and Sunday, September 8 from 2pm to 6pm:  Texas LEGO Users Group San Antonio "Space Display" at library with LEGO Building sponsored by LEGO Corporate.
VIA Would Like to Speak to You


Fall Large Item Waste Pickup



VIA Metropolitan Transit



VIA Metropolitan Transit is hosting public meetings to receive comments on the proposed service revisions scheduled for implementation on 
Monday, August 26, 2019 . Additionally, multiple routes will undergo minor schedule and adjustments for higher efficiency.  For a full list of these service changes, please visit  www.viainfo.net

Rainwater Harvesting and Xeriscape Rebates



   
At their May 21st meeting, the City Council approved rain barrel and xeriscape rebate programs for persons that are on the Leon Valley water system. The programs are designed to further our goal of environmental sustainability and promote conservation of our most precious resource - our water supply! Our water customers can now receive either a $40 or $100 rebate, if they meet the program criteria.
 
The Way It Works:
 Both Programs:
  • Applications are downloaded from the City's website or picked up at City Hall - we will also mail/email if requested.
  • Completed applications, along with copies of receipts for the purchase of either the barrels or the xeriscaping materials, are either mailed, emailed (y.acuna@leonvalleytexas.gov) or brought to City Hall.
Rainbarrels:
  • Applicant purchases a rain barrel from their preferred vendor and then installs at the home.
  • Applicant contacts the Public Works Department at (210) 684-1391 x 224 to request an inspection.
  • At the inspection, Water Utility Crew members will assure that there are no cross connections to the City's water system and that the barrel is appropriately connected and set up, to include bug proofing.
  • Only one rain barrel rebate will be given per household.
  • Rebate will be applied to the next water billing cycle, after a satisfactory inspection is performed.
Xeriscaping:
  • Applicant takes "before" pictures of a 200 square foot area of grass intended to be replaced with xeriscaping.
  • Applicant purchases and installs xeriscape plants and/or hardscape in the 200 square foot area.
  • The xeriscape area may be in any part of the yard, but it must replace grass.
  • Applicant contacts Public Works at (210) 684-1391 x 224 to schedule an inspection.
  • A member of the Water Utility Crew will perform the inspection and check the materials/supplies receipts and take "after" pictures of the xeriscape area.
  • Only two xeriscape planting rebates will be given per household.
  • Rebates will be applied to the next water billing cycle, after a satisfactory inspection is performed.
Note: For all rebate programs offered by the City, rebates will not be applied to the account, unless the account is current.
Swim Into Fun


 
Leon Valley  Season 2019

Leon Valley Swimming Pools open 
Saturday, May 25, 2019.
 
 The pools are scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend! 

The pools will be open to both residents and non-residents, but there are fees for their use. Persons may go to either one of the pools and purchase a pass for just a day, or go to Leon Valley City Hall and sign up for season passes starting on May 1, 2019. City Hall is located at 6400 El Verde Road, and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Fridays. 

Pool Hours
12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (both pools)
Forest Oaks Pool closed on Mondays (except holidays)
LV Community closed on Tuesdays (except holidays)

Click here for more information 
Adopt-A-Spot



The City of Leon Valley Community Development Department is seeking volunteers to lend a hand in keeping public spaces clean. Any portion of the City's public right-of-way is eligible for adoption including parks, streets, community pools, parking lots, creeks and trails. Volunteers are required to agree to maintain the adopted space for up to one year with six (6) clean-ups minimum. Participants are required to report every other month on their clean-up and/or beautification activities so that the information may be used for various reports and analysis. An adopted space may be renewed upon request. The City of Leon Valley reserves the right to approve or disapprove a location.



For additional information, please contact the Community Development Department at (210) 684-1391 ext. 226 or email a.federico@leonvalleytexas.gov


Other Community Events

SMASH Dance Fitness
All Classes will take place inside the SMASH studio located at 6883 Bandera Rd. Tickets may be purchased online at  smash.ticketleap.com. For any additional questions, please call 210-201-2873 or email  smashdancetx@gmail.com.
 
About Project SMASH:
Project SMASH is a 501(c)(3) that provides dance scholarships for underprivileged family in the San Antonio community, as well as provide dance classes to facilities where there are teens and children recovering from different types of abuse as a positive outlet.  
 
Partial proceeds from these classes will benefit Project SMASH's mission.




 
Farmers Market Nutrition Program
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 - Kickapoo Trip


Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - Trash & Treasure Sale

Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - Caribbean Cruise

Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - Christmas Light Tour

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, August 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
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