Friday | April 02, 2021
Upcoming Meetings
Pool Advisory Committee | 04/05/2021

Regular City Council Meeting | 04/06/2021

Special City Council Meeting | 04/07/2021

Park Commission Meeting | 04/08/2021

Library Board of Trustees Meeting | 04/08/2021

City Council Workshop | 04/10/2021

Regular City Council Meeting | 04/20/2021
News and Announcements
Earthwise Living Art Competition
The 2021 Annual Earthwise Living Day has been cancelled, however the Earthwise Living Day Committee of Leon Valley is hosting an Earth Day Sustainable Art Competition with N.I.S.D. themed: "S.A.V.E. Tomorrow". For details please contact the NISD Fine Arts and Science/Technology Department at 210-397-8645. 
Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

For meeting links and login information, visit:
Bandera Road Corridor Plan Community Meeting
The City of San Antonio Planning Department and the District 7 Office of Councilwoman Ana Sandoval invite you to join a live virtual meeting to learn more about the Bandera Road Corridor Plan and provide your feedback on neighborhood connectivity, development standards, and land use along Bandera Road.


The remaining meeting dates and times are as follows:

Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
Audie L. Murphy Memorial Parkway Clean-Up
Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

The Audie L. Murphy Memorial Parkway from Chenal Point to Forest Dell was adopted by the American Legion Post 336 in Leon Valley for a biennial clean-up day each year.
 
The event begins at 8 a.m. and lasts for approximately two hours. At 7:30 a.m., volunteers and Post members will meet at the Leon Valley Public Library, 6425 Evers Road, where breakfast tacos will be available.

Please wear bright clothing and reflective gear, if available. Some safety vests will be provided by Leon Valley Public Works.
Parking is free in the library parking lot all day.
 
Media Contact: Post Commander Spencer Spriesterbach, 210-823-1416, or Webmaster Thomas Carlucci, 210-954-4838

 Sponsored by American Legion Post 336, Leon Valley
Vehicle Impound Auction
The Leon Valley Police Department vehicle impound online auction is scheduled for:
Monday, March 29, 2021 through April 05, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
This auction will be held online (click here), and will be conducted by auctioneer B. Ward #11400.
Terms and Conditions are posted on the website linked above. 
Last year, right before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, the City converted all rental processes to an on-line booking software. Unfortunately, most of the facilities that can be rented were closed because of the pandemic, but we are looking forward to having these venues available again.
On-Line Reservations for City Facility Rentals
The new facility rental software is called Active Network. Citizens may reserve the park pavilions and tennis courts, the Community and Conference Centers, and purchase memberships to the city pools. If a facility is still closed, the software will not let you make a reservation. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that we achieve and maintain the low virus numbers needed to keep us open again!
Preventing Elderly Fraud
You Can Protect Yourself.

It's not always easy to spot con artists. They're smart, extremely persuasive, and aggressive. They invade your home by telephone and mail, advertise in well-known newspapers and magazines, and come to your door.
Most people think they're too smart to fall for a scam. But con artists rob all kinds of people - from investment counselors and doctors to teenagers and elderly widows - of billions of dollars every year.
Just remember... if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  1. Don’t ever give a caller your credit card, phone card, Social Security, or bank account number over the phone. It's illegal for telemarketers to ask for these numbers to verify a prize or gift.
  2. Beware of 900 numbers. People who call 900 numbers to request instant credit often end up with a booklet on how to establish credit or a list of banks offering low-interest credit cards. Such calls can end up costing $50 or more, but consumers rarely end up obtaining credit.
  3. Listen carefully to the name of a charity requesting money.
  4. Fraudulent charities often use names that sound like a reputable, well-known organization such as the American Cancer Association (instead of the American Cancer Society).
  5. Ask for a financial report before you donate; a reputable charity will always send you one.

Be a Wise Consumer
Sgt. Eddie Gonzales #536
Bexar County Plumbing Assistance
The Bexar County Plumbing Assistance Programs are to help eligible homeowners in unincorporated Bexar County or one of the 26 suburban cities to repair damaged pipes or reimburse for repairs from damages caused by the February freeze. This program is intended to address water supply issues only and will not cover associated water damage to floor coverings, walls, sheet rock, etc.
IRS - Tax Relief for Texas Severe Winter Storm Victims
TEXAS — Victims of winter storms that began February 11, 2021 now have until June 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.
Following the recent disaster declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the IRS announced that affected taxpayers will receive tax relief.
Individuals and households affected by severe winter storms that reside or have a business in all 254 Texas counties qualify for tax relief.
Leon Valley Public Library Opening to Computer Appointments!
Computer Appointments
The library will be opening to computer appointments starting March 16, 2021. Patrons may call (210) 684-0720 starting March 11th to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be scheduled on the hour and will last 45-minutes. The library will close at 45-minutes after the hour to clean, sanitize, and prepare for the next round of appointments. If scheduled for an appointment, you may bring....
Committee Openings!
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...
Oak Wilt – Know Before You Trim
Early detection & prompt action are essential for successful management of oak wilt. The specific measures taken depend on several circumstances but should include appropriate combinations of the following:
AARP Foundation Free Tax Aide Services
Appointments can be made by clicking here or by calling 210-468-8078 for the Leon Valley location.
 
Other locations available:
210-951-5109 - Wonderland Mall
210-686-5938 - Helotes 
Citizen Notification System
The Public Works Department is excited to announce a new citizen notification system and we are encouraging everyone with a cell phone to sign up!
A simple rule applies - Leave what you can, take what you need.
If you would like to donate or if there are specific items needed please email Maribel Mendoza at m.mendoza@leonvalleytexas.gov or call 210-684-3219. 
Blessing Box: Take What You Need, Leave What You Can
As COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold in Texas and across the country, it is important that our community has access to sufficient basic needs. On April 8th, 2020, City Council voted unanimously to implement a Blessing Box Program for Leon Valley Residents. Blessing Boxes are stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Often times, we have extra boxes of these items, unopened, within our homes and they could be donated.

The Fire Department will be collecting items every day from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Simply drop-off or pick-up items in the red containers located at the front of the Fire Station, 6300 El Verde Road.
Medication Disposal System
The Leon Valley Fire Department is now offering a hassle-free way to dispose of prescription drugs and limit the availability of high-risk prescription medications at home. 
Call 811 Before You Dig!

For additional information, call CPS Energy at (210) 353-2970. You can also make a locate request online at https://www.texas811.org/
Hotspots Now Available at the Leon Valley Public Library! Call to reserve one. 210-684-0720
Monthly Grocery Distribution
Call 210-201-2873 for more information.
The Seniors will not hold any activities until further notice.

Seniors events have been cancelled by the Northwest Senior Citizens Board. If you have any questions please contact Shirley Jonas, President of the Northwest Seniors Club at 210-680-6867.
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- ENews Team, City of Leon Valley