Friday | June 4, 2021
Upcoming Meetings
City Council Budget Workshop | 06/05/2021

Hike and Bike Trail Committee Meeting | 06/07/2021

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting | 06/08/2021

Capital Facilities Oversight Committee Meeting | 06/08/2021

Park Commission Meeting | 06/10/2021

Library Board of Trustees Meeting | 06/10/2021

Regular City Council Meeting | 06/15/2021
A Message From Mayor Chris Riley
Dear Leon Valley Citizens and Businesses: 

      HIGHLIGHTS FROM CITY COUNCIL MEETING
 
      The following is a brief summary of what was discussed and important information citizens need to know, at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 1st:
GOOGLE FIBER: Construction to lay cable in streets will begin this August and continue through November, with the goal of “minimizing the negative impacts of construction in our neighborhoods”. A door hanger will be used to notify residences of when construction will begin and NO parking will be allowed along the street 48 hours ahead of construction. There is a 24/7 hotline number to call if there is any problem: 877-454-6959. Internet service provided will be... read more.
News and Announcements
Due to the weather conditions, Movies in the Park has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.
White Tail Deer Fawning Season
Spring is the prime birthing season for a wide variety of wildlife, including deer. White-tailed Deer off-spring, known as fawns, are born April through July, with the majority of fawns born in May in our region. Most first-year does will deliver one fawn, but twins or triplets are typically seen every year thereafter. The deer prefer to birth their fawns in our parks, but will also birth in some of our neighborhoods. In order to keep her young safe......
Leon Valley Public Library Open
The Leon Valley Public Library is now open at regular operating hours! 

Patrons no longer need to schedule appointments, and the doors will remain open during all operating hours. The hours are back to Sundays 2pm - 6pm; Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10am - 6pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am - 8pm; Saturdays 10am - 2pm. We are super excited to see everyone back!
Siren Sound Clips
Monthly Siren Testing
The siren is tested on the first Wednesday of every month at noon, weather permitting.
The siren is not tested during potential bad weather to avoid confusion. During this test, the siren is sounded for approximately 1 minute. For more information on the flood warning system and the siren, contact Leon Valley Fire Department at (210) 684-3219.

Please access the following Leon Valley website for additional details and flood siren sound clip examples.
HELP IS NEEDED TO RECEIVE A GRANT FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE HUEBNER CREEK HIKE ABD BIKE TRAIL!
AAMPO - Online Public Comments Begin June 1st
A grant for the second half of the Huebner Creek Hike & Bike Trail
(connecting the trail from Bandera Road to Rimkus Park) has been submitted by Public Works to the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (AAMPO). Competition for these federal dollars is stiff – 80% from the federal government with a 20% local match for construction of the trail. Citizen input is instrumental in letting the policy board know how important this project is to our community. 

Beginning June 1st, the public comment period begins. Please submit your comments in support of this project to:https://www.alamoareampo.org/yourmove/An online public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15th at 6:00 pm. Thank you!

Splash Into Summer!
Pools Open!
4th of July Parade and Fireworks Show!
Hurry, the deadline to submit your parade application is June 7th, 2021!

Help us celebrate Independence Day the Leon Valley way and join us in the 27th Annual 4th of July Parade! Elements include a morning ’5K Pioneer Firecracker Run/Walk’; in the evening the 27th Annual Leon Valley Parade, DJ Stevie Mac's Dance Machine, Food Trucks, and a Fireworks Spectacular...the perfect way to end a celebration!
San Antonio Water System is holding a meeting to discuss timing and construction details related to the W-2 Huebner Creek Project. Please join them online to learn more.
June 23, 2021; 6:00 p.m.
THE EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Registration for this program began Wednesday, May 12th. Please click on the purple link above for more information.
The Leon Valley Pool Advisory Committee still has two member vacancies that need to be filled and the Tree Advisory Committee has one member vacancy.


The Leon Valley Police Department Citizen's Police Advisory Committee still needs applicants.

The Seniors will resume their regular activities on May 31, 2021.

Accepting New Members! Only $10 annually to join!


If you have any questions or would like to become a member please contact Shirley Jonas, President of the Northwest Seniors Club at 210-680-6867.
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.
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!
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. 
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. 
Citizen Notification System
The Public Works Department is excited to announce a new citizen notification system.

We are encouraging everyone with a cell phone to sign up!

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.
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- ENews Team, City of Leon Valley