City of Leon Valley
                 ENews!
July  5, 2019
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Upcoming Meeting Schedule
Upcoming Events
Legislature Briefing
Geek Alert
Fall Large Item Pickup
Animal Ordinance
VIA Metropolitan Transit
Water Conservation Rebates
Swim Into Fun
Adopt-A-Spot
Community Events
Farmers Market Nutrition Programs
NW Seniors Bingo
NW Seniors Bingo
NW Seniors Bingo
NW Seniors Bingo
NW Seniors Bingo
Upcoming Regular City Council Meetings
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Upcoming Meetings

Meetings
Times
Special City Council Meeting
July 9, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Regular City Council Meeting
July 16, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Special City Council Meeting
July 17, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall  AGENDA
Sign Code Advisory Committee
July 8, 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. 

*Special  Announcement*
Park Commission and Library Board of Trustee Meetings Canceled for the month of July and will reconvene in August 
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

City Events



  • Leon Valley Community Events:
  • Coffee with the Mayor and City Council, Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the City Hall *NEW DATE and LOCATION*
  • 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: 
    • Fortnite Dance Event, (learn Fortnite dances from SMASH) Friday, July 26, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Leon Valley Conference Center
    • Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. - Happy Tails Exotic Animal Show in the Conference Center.
    • 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.
Legislature  Briefing


GEEK ALERT


Fall Large Item Waste Pickup


Animal Ordinance  Survey - Leon Valley Residents ONLY 


In the June - July 2019 issue of the Lion's Roar you will find an animal ordinance survey and a return envelope in the center of the issue.The City request that you fill out the survey and return back to the City no later than July 15, 2019. Thank you in advance for assisting in shaping the future of you animal ordinance and your city. 


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

Farmers Market Nutrition Program
Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - BINGO

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 - Kickapoo Trip

Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - Caribbean Cruise

Leon Valley Northwest Seniors - Christmas Light Tour

UPCOMING REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
Tuesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
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