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(City of Buda Weekly Newsletter)
Week of Aug. 12, 2019
In this Issue:
  • Budafest 2019 Canceled
  • Happy New School Year!
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Grand Opening
  • Oxbox Drainage Improvement Project Update
  • Old Goforth Improvement Project Update
  • Over Here, Over There Report
  • Voting to Name Buda's Heritage Oak Tree Now Open
  • Employee Spotlight: Vicki Fuchs
  • Mayor George Haehn Featured in Texas Government Insider
  • Hays County Burn Ban
  • 18th Annual 'Striking a Balance Caregiver' Conference - August 24
  • Main Street Improvement Project
  • City of Buda WaterSmart Customer Portal Open
  • City of Buda's Solicitor Ordinance
  • Upcoming Buda Events
  • Buda Construction Website Page
  • City of Buda Tourism Department
  • Upcoming Meetings
Budafest 2019 Canceled
With so many on going and upcoming construction projects in downtown Buda, the City of Buda has made the difficult decision of canceling Budafest 2019. However, Budafest will return in 2020 bigger and better to celebrate their 40th anniversary. The City will be hosting other holiday events like Trail of Lights, Tree Lighting Ceremony, and Main Street Sip & Stroll.

Happy New School Year!
We wish all of our teachers, students, and parents an awesome new school year! 

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Sneak Peak
We got a sneak peak of the new Baylor Scott & White Medical Center this week. The grand opening is scheduled for September 28. This is the City's first full-service hospital. It is also Baylor Scott & White's first full-service hospital in Hays County.

Oxbox Drainage Improvement Project Update
Check out the latest update about the Oxford Drainage Improvement Project!

The project is nearly done and the channel is nearly complete. The "seed man" will come on Friday to plug seed through the construction area. Over the next week, they will remove and replace all damaged ribbon curb along the roadway damaged by heavy equipment.

Old Goforth Improvement Project Update
We’re nearing the end of Old Goforth Road improvement project! Initial paving will occur August 9-10, 2019 to permit one-way only traffic from North to South (from the intersection of FM 2001 and CR 119 south to the intersection of CR 119 and CR 133). Flagmen will control the East – West crossing traffic at Calomel – Tom Green School Road – this is the only East – West crossing point until the project is complete. Flagmen will be used when needed. Temporary stop signs will be up.

The GREAT NEWS is that the project will likely complete ahead of the contracted finish date (October 22, 2019)! Please observe traffic control signage and be aware of the Smith Construction contractors on the ground and operating equipment to ensure their safety! As we continue to “Meet the Needs of the Citizens,” we will strive for excellence in every way!

Over Here, Over There Report
Want to know where Buda is growing? Check out the Over Here, Over There Report to learn about ongoing and new developments in Buda!

Voting to Name Buda's Heritage Oak Tree
Now Open
Cast your vote before August 21 to name Buda's 260-year-old heritage oak tree. Will it be Ancestor's Legacy, Guardian Oak, La Viuda, Widow's Oak, or Rolling Oak? Ballots are available online and at the Buda Public Library. The "winning" name will be revealed August 24 at 10 a.m. at the Buda Municipal Complex.

Employee Spotlight: Vicki Fuchs
Check out the latest City of Buda "Employee Spotlight" segment! This time around we are profiling HR Director Vicki Fuchs. Vicki has worked with the City for two years. We are very fortunate to have her!
Mayor George Haehn Featured in Texas Government Insider
Mayor George Haehn is featured in the latest edition of Texas Government Insider. Check out the article where he talks about his 21-plus years of active duty service in the U.S. Marine Corps and several other topics!

Hays County Burn Ban
A BURN BAN IS IN EFFECT for Hays County. No outdoor burning is allowed. This includes burn barrels with or without lids. 

Food grills with lids are allowed--please make sure you have a water source nearby, and that the fire is completely out before leaving it unattended.

18th Annual 'Striking a Balance' Caregiver Conference. 
The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and Age of Central Texas have teamed up for the 18th Annual 'Striking a Balance' Caregiver Conference. Come discover local caregiver resources, learn new skills, and connect with other caregivers & local experts on aging!

Main Street Improvement Project
(Between Cabela's Drive and Railroad Street)
The Main Street Improvement Project will begin construction in the upcoming weeks. To learn more about the construction, watch the video. For more information on the project, visit the link below.

City of Buda WaterSmart Customer Portal Open
City of Buda has partnered with WaterSmart Software to offer residents a digitalized way of seeing real-time water consumption through this free service on mobile devices.

City of Buda's Solicitor Ordinance
Check out the video to learn about the City of Buda's policies on solicitors. For more information, visit the City Clerk's website to learn more.

Upcoming Buda Events
Want to know about upcoming events in Buda? Check out the calendar to know what's going on in Buda!

Buda Construction
Website Page
With so many construction projects happening we decided to create a page on our website dedicated to construction updates. You can find it at  ci.buda.tx.us/budaconstruction. We will keep this page updated and continue to post updates on our social media channels. Construction updates are also running on the monitors in the lobby of the Municipal Building. 
City of Buda
Tourism Department
Looking for a place to visit over the weekend? You can "Breathe Easy" in Buda! We always welcome visitors. If you have questions about our wonderful town, the City's Tourism Department is a great place to start.

Upcoming Meetings
City Council
Aug. 20 at 6:00 PM

Main Street Advisory Board
Aug. 21 at 5 PM

Parks and Recreation Commission
Aug. 21 at 6:30 PM

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