City of Leon Valley
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November 1, 2019
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Upcoming Meeting Schedule
TXFAMe AMT Open House
Food Drive
Community Canopy Program
Neighborhood Heroes
New Voting Machines
Flood Insurance Relief
Volunteer
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Library Events
National Radiologic Tech Week
Battle of the Badges
Citizen Input
NW Seniors Bingo
NW Seniors Christmas Light Tour
Diabetes Awareness Month
Did You Know...?
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Upcoming Regular City Council Meetings
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Upcoming Meetings

Meetings
Times
Home Rule Charter Review Committee Meeting
November 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall 
Regular City Council Meeting
November 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Zoning Commission Meeting
November 12, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall
Ethics Review Board Meeting
November 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall
Library Board of Trustees Meeting
November 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Library
Home Rule Charter Review Committee Meeting
November 18, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall 
Regular City Council Meeting
November 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall AGENDA
Citizens Police Advisory Committee Meeting
November 20, 2019 at 6:00 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 
A Message from the Police Chief, Joseph Salvaggio

 
Security is one of those things nobody likes. It is a necessary evil, something that has to be done for the safety of this great community. We all wish we could still sleep with our windows open, not lock our houses and cars, and not worry about our loved ones when they leave the safety of our homes each day. Unfortunately, times and society have changed, and although we are an extremely safe city, we must change too. Despite the increased security posture of almost all other cities, large and small, the City of Leon Valley never implemented standard and customary security measures at city facilities before February of 2018. These measures (metal detectors) were initially started due to a judge's order that we provide increased security to our Municipal Court and areas essential to the court. These security measures were eventually instituted at all official city functions starting in June of 2018. The changes were driven, in part, due to numerous death threats on our public officials, citizens, and city facilities. These measures include additional security at Municipal Court, City Hall, and at other locations where official governmental meetings are on-going. As you have no doubt seen over the past few years, these threats and actual mass shootings are happening in communities and governmental buildings across the United States, and the world. Here are some sobering facts as reported by the FBI: From 2000-2017 there were 250 active shooter incidents, which resulted in 2217 casualties across the United States. Even worse, the problem is not getting better, with the highest total on record coming in 2017 with 729 incidents. Of those incidents, 24% of the mass shootings occurred in governmental buildings or in open spaces during mass gatherings such as our Independence Day Celebration and Soap Box Derby. It would be sheer negligence on the City's part to ignore the world around us and do nothing. As such, all of us (Mayor, Council, and our Staff) have a fiscal and moral responsibility to our citizens to ensure we take all measures that are reasonable and customary when it comes to the security of our building and its occupants, as well as at official city events where large amounts of people gather. While we can hate the security measures together; sleep well knowing your city is making you and your family's safety and security its highest priority. 

In Your Service, Chief Salvaggio
Leon Valley Police Department
6400 El Verde Rd
Leon Valley, Texas 78238
Tele:210-812-3345
Fax: 210-684-6988
EMAIL:  j.salvaggio@leonvalleytexas.gov
TXFAMe AMT Open House


Education Opportunity Notification: Straight Ahead!
TXFAMe AMT Open House, Saturday, November 2, 10am - 1pm.
Embark on a promising career pathway to earn a two-year associate's degree in Advanced Manufacturing Technology while developing valuable industry insight through a paid company sponsorship.
Register online at  https://www.txfame.com/upcoming-events. Thank you.
Food Drive


Yes We "Can"!
Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope!



SA Food Bank Needed Items:
-Peanut Butter
-Cereal
-Tuna
-Beans
-Rice
-Mac & Cheese
-Chili & Soups
-Baby Food & Diapers
-Canned Lunch Meats
-Pet Food
-Full Meals Can/Box
-Pop Top Food Items
Hope Donation Locations :Thank you in advance.
- Public Works (council chambers): 6400 El Verde Rd, Leon Valley, TX 78238
- Library (entryway): 6425 Evers Rd, Leon Valley, TX 78238
- City Hall/ Police Department (entryway): 6400 El Verde Rd, Leon Valley, TX 78238
- Fire Department (entryway): 6300 El Verde Rd, Leon Valley, TX 78238
Frequently Asked Questions:
-SA Bank accepts any sealed, unopened food items, full meal kits (boxed or canned)
-Does SA Bank accept non-food donations? Yes, household items such as paper towels, toilet paper, diapers as well as pet food are always appreciated. Please note these items will not be included in the food donation collection. Instead, please drop by the Fire Dept or call MS. Martin (210) 684-3219.
For additional information please access,  https://safoodbank.org/. Thank you, Stay Safe & Healthy!
Community Canopy Program


 
Welcome to the City of Leon Valley's Community Canopy program, designed to guide homeowners in planting trees on their private property to maximize all the benefits that trees offer. City of Leon Valley is proud to sponsor this program and provide you with 2 free trees.

At the City of Leon Valley we're committed to a greener, healthier community. Trees around homes will not only help reduce the amount of energy your home requires, but they also add to your property value, reduce your carbon footprint, improve the air quality, and more effectively catch stormwater runoff. It is our intention that the free trees we provide be a gift to you and your neighborhood community.

This program is made possible by the Arbor Day Foundation and City of Leon Valley.
In less than ten minutes, you can reserve your free trees. Thanks for participating in this exciting program. Please click here

Neighborhood Heroes


Neighborhood Heroes Boots & Badges Event
Come celebrate those who protect our community! Meet the men and women of the Leon Valley Police and Fire Departments! It'll be a fun evening of food, music face painters, and giveaways! 

November 12, 2019
 Whataburger located at  7016 Bandera Road
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Learn About the New Voting Machines


For more information about the new voting machines please click on the links below:


Potential Flood Insurance Rate Relief 




Potential Flood Insurance Rate Relief - Properties in Floodplain/Floodway

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.
Volunteer




There are openings on the following committees:

  • Board of Adjustment
  • Citizens Police Advisory Committee (specific vacancies to fill for representatives of Forest Oaks Estates, Seneca II, Old Mill, Monte Robles, Bandera Pass, and two (2) Apartment Complex Residents)
  • The Bandera Road Site-Community Advisory Group
  • Beautification Committee
  • Earthwise Living Day Committee
  • Earthwise & Community Development Advisory Committee
  • Zoning Commission
  • City Park Commission
  • Tree Advisory Board
If you are willing to share your time and talents with your community, we would be interested in hearing from you.
Committees help execute the mission and vision of the City. Whether you have a lot of time or a little time to offer, we have a committee for you.
If you want to know more about a specific committee like when they meet, what they do, what vacancies do they have ... contact the city secretary at 210-684-1391 extension 216.
Applications are available at City Hall or by clicking on the link below.

City Events
Upcoming City Events


Leon Valley Community Events:

NEW!! Movies at the Pool - (pool locations are subject to change)

  • Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 - Finding Dory (LV Community Pool)
  • Friday, June 12th, 2020 - Avengers Endgame (Forest Oaks Pool)
  • Friday, July 17th,2020  - Toy Story 4 (LV Community Pool)
  • Friday, August 14th, 2020  - Aladdin (Forest Oaks Pool) 
  • Neighborhood Heroes Boots & Badges Event, November 12, 2019 at Whataburger, 7016 Bandera Road from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • 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 about a potential decrease in flood insurance premiums.
  • 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 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. at the Conference Center.
Upcoming Library Events



National Radiologic Technology Week

  

The Leon Valley Public Library has received a $500 grant from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists to purchase books and educational materials on medical imaging and radiation therapy.

The grant program is part of National Radiologic Technology Week®, an annual event that recognizes the vital work of medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals across the nation. The celebration takes place each year during the week that includes Nov. 8 to commemorate the discovery of the x-ray by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen on Nov. 8, 1895. This year's event takes place Nov. 3-9.

The Leon Valley Public Library exhibit marking National Radiologic Technology Week will be available during regular library hours from November 3 - 9.  We will also be using some of the children's books and materials purchased with this grant during Adventurers Club Storytime on November 6 at 10:30 am.  Adventurers Club will investigate the letter Xx!

Theresa Brader, MLS
Assistant Library Director
Battle of the Badges Basketball Game

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.
Other Community Events
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 - Christmas Light Tour

Helpful Information
Diabetes Awareness Month 


National Diabetes Month! Did you know?
What is diabetes?
Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies.
When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugars to build up in your blood. This is why many people refer to diabetes as "sugar." Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney
failure, and lower-extremity amputations. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
  
Did You Know...?

   
Did you know? If you get a traffic citation in the City of Leon Valley you can come in on your court date and speak to the City Attorney to keep it off your driving record, so your car insurance rate doesn't go up. 
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, November 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Located at City Hall
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