Aug. 18, 2019
This Week's News                                                        
Back 2 School Bash Wednesday,
Aug. 21
Join the fun from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Bradfield Rec Center, 1146 Castle Drive.

There will be music, raffles, games, activities and bounce houses! The first 100 families will receive a backpack!

Call 972-205-2770 or email BRC@GarlandTX.gov for more information.


Road Construction Projects to Begin Monday, Aug. 19
Construction on Buckingham Road at Lavon Drive is scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 19, for a lane widening/reconfiguration project. This will result in lane closures between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Monday through Friday. This project is expected to be completed by mid-September. 

This new lane configuration will better accommodate the eastbound traffic volumes, as up to 600 vehicles per hour turn left but less than 100 turn right. For details or more information, contact Field Inspector Mark Robbins at 972-205-2170.

Also beginning Monday, Aug. 19, southbound Shiloh Road at Garland Avenue will be restricted to one through-lane and one right-turn only lane for railroad signal work. This part of the project is expected to take approximately three to four weeks. Water line installation will continue on Shiloh between Garland and Kingsley Road. This affects both directions during daytime/off-peak hours. For details or more information, contact Senior Field Engineer Mike Rozelle at 972-205-2174.
Volunteers, Code Cares Program Help
Residents in Need
Spared from a fine and a court date for code violations, a Northeast Garland homeowner called from his hospital bed on Saturday, Aug. 10, to thank those who had come to his property's rescue.

"I can feel your heart, what you're doing for me," he said.
 
It's the kind of love the Code Cares program has been spreading for years.
 
Code Cares is the City of Garland Code Compliance Department's volunteer program that started in 2005 and has grown to serve hundreds of residents. 
Learn more .
Preventing Conflict in Neighborhoods Class Thursday, Sept. 5
Join us for a free training focused on tools and tips to improve communication in order to help prevent conflict in neighborhoods.

The class, hosted by the Garland Neighborhood Management Academy, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Main Street Municipal Building, 800 Main St.



Tips from GP&L to Save Energy and Money This Summer
Follow these tips to conserve energy and money in hot weather.
  • Fans are an energy-efficient way to stay cool. Fans blowing directly on you can make temperatures around you feel up to 4° cooler
  • Set your thermostat to 78° or higher in the summer. Each degree cooler can increase your energy use by 6% to 8%.
  • Clean or replace filters every month. Dirty filters will make your system work harder and run longer than necessary.
  • Leaks around windows and doors let cool air escape. Check for cracked caulking or damaged weather stripping and replace when necessary.
Visit gpltexas.org/energytips for more conservation ideas.
Catch the Trains: Model Railroad Exhibit at the South Garland Branch Library
The Nicholson Memorial Library System and the Spring Creek Model Railroad Club will host a free model train exhibit Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 22-24, at the South Garland Branch Library, 4845 Broadway Blvd.

The models represent many eras of railroading from the 1880s to the present day and operate steam, diesel, freight and passenger equipment. Knowledgeable hobbyists can share their expertise on how to build and run model trains and answer questions during the exhibit. Learn more.
Events & Announcements
City Council Meetings
Aug. 19, 20 and 27
Work Session begins at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19; Regular Meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20.
 
City Council will hold a special session on the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year Tuesday, Aug. 27. Work Session begins at 6 p.m. and Public Hearing begins at 7 p.m.
 
Meetings are held on the first floor of City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St. View agendas.

Community Update: Homelessness
Sept. 5
District 5 Council Member Rich Aubin will host a meeting to discuss changes the City has made to address its homeless population, including funds set aside in the 2019-20 budget. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at  New Liberty Baptist Church, 333 W. Centerville Road . Garland Police Chief Jeff Bryan and Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Theresa Daniel will also participate.

Mayor's Evening In
Sept. 24
Mayor Scott LeMay will host an Evening In event from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Mayor's Office, 200 N. Fifth St.  The Mayor's Evening In is your chance to get a one-on-one opportunity to visit with Mayor LeMay to discuss what's important to you. To schedule an appointment, call 972-205-2400 or contact  Mayor@GarlandTX.gov .








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