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THE BIG PICTURE
(City of Buda Weekly Newsletter)
Week of Jan. 27, 2020
In this Issue:
  • Colony at Cole Springs Development Workshop - City Council Meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4
  • Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
  • Buda Public Library Main Entrance Improvements
  • Friends of the Buda Library Annual Membership Meeting - Donation
  • Downtown Main Street Construction Updates
  • Hays County Moms 1st Annual Valentines Festival - Sunday, Feb. 9
  • Buda Counts: Census 2020
  • Greater San Marcos Partnership Economic Development Strategic Plan Survey
  • Area Agency on Aging Chronic Disease Self-Management Program - Starts Feb. 6
  • Movie Night: Hidden Figures - Friday, Feb. 7
  • Presidents' Day Holiday - Monday, Feb. 17
  • Pet Registration Information
  • Over Here, Over There Monthly Development Report
  • City of Buda Water Smart Portal
  • Buda Construction Website Page
  • Upcoming Meetings
  • City of Buda Job Opportunities
Colony at Cole Springs Development
Public Hearings Update
The scheduled public hearings for the Zoning and MUD Consent Agreement related to the Colony at Cole Springs Development (case numbers DA 19-01 and Z 20-01) have been cancelled. The public hearings had been scheduled during the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Jan. 28 and during the City Council meeting on Feb. 4. The hearings will be re-notified and we will let you know when the new dates have been set.

If you would like to know more about the project, the developers for the Colony at Cole Springs Development are doing a presentation before City Council during a workshop at the Feb. 4 council meeting. The workshop starts at 5:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers.
Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
If you missed this week's Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting you can watch it in the link below.


During a workshop at the meeting developers with the Colony at Cole Springs Development discussed the proposed traffic impact and improvements.
Buda Public Library
Main Entrance
Beginning February 3, the main library entrance will be closed for improvements. The library will remain open during regular hours and all scheduled programs will not be affected. Patrons can enter the library through the garden door on the south side lawn. Signage will be in the lobby to guide you to the temporary entrance. Patrons needing a more direct route can stop at the front reception desk to be escorted through the main entrance. We expect that the improvements will take about a week.
Friends of the Buda Library Annual Membership Meeting
A big thank you to the The Friends of the Buda Library. They presented a $20,000 donation to the Buda Public Library at thier Annual Membership Meeting on Jan. 26!

Downtown Main Street Construction Updates
Downtown Main Street Construction is still on track for a spring completion. Project Manager Kenny Crawford discusses what the final product will look like once construction is finished in his latest and he has an overview of the work in his two latest segments of "Kenny's Construction Chat". In the meantime, don't let the work keep you from coming to  Downtown Buda . Our businesses are open and ready to serve you!
Downtown Construction Shifts to West Side
Of Main Street
REMINDER: Work has now shifted to the west side of Main Street.

The southbound lane of Main Street between Ash Street and Peach Street will remain closed to vehicular traffic during this phase.


Hays County Moms
1st Annual Valentines Festival
The  Hays County Moms  are holding their 1st Annual Valentines Festival on February 9 in Kyle. The City of Buda's Complete Count Committee will have a table set up with information about Census 2020. The  Friends of the Buda Library  are also attending. The event benefits the Hays County Food Bank. Hope to see you there! 

Hays County Moms 1st Annual Valentine’s Festival
Sunday, Feb. 9.
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Gemstone Palace (1101 Bunton Creek Rd.) in Kyle
Buda Count: Census 2020

By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. Accurate counts impact federal funding levels and representation in the state and federal level.

For more information on the 2020 Census and the importance of being counted, please visit  2020census.gov or www.ci.buda.tx.us/budacounts .

The Buda City Council has established a Complete Count Committee (CCC) for the City of Buda. CCC's are volunteer committees whose purpose is to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. 


Greater San Marcos
Five-Year Regional Economic Development Plan Survey
The  Greater San Marcos Partnership  is asking for your input on its five-year regional economic development strategic plan: Vision 2025.

The survey is available now through Feb 7.

Chronic Disease
Self-Management Program
The Area Agency on Aging of the Capital Area and the Buda Task Force on Aging have teamed up for a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. There is no cost, but class size is limited.

Movie Night: Hidden Figures
As part of Black History Month the Buda Public Library is showing "Hidden Figures". The incredible and inspiring true story is about three woman at NASA who were instrumental in one of history's greatest operations - the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Hidden Figures
Friday, Feb. 7
Buda City Hall - Multipurpose Room (405. E Loop St.)
7:00 PM
Presidents' Day Holiday
All City offices, including the Buda Public Library, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 in observance of Presidents' Day.
City of Buda
Pet Registration Information
Buda City Council recently approved changes to the pet registration ordinance. Instead of a yearly pet registration, Buda Animal Control has now moved to a lifetime pet registration. Currently, there is no cost to register your pet through September 30, 2020. 

Over Here, Over There
Monthly Development Report
Interested in the latest growth in Buda? Here's the latest "Over Here, Over There" Monthly Development Report for December 2019. 

City of Buda WaterSmart Customer Portal Open
Minor water leaks account for more than 1 trillion gallons of wasted water each year . Sign up for leak alerts.

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. 
Upcoming Meetings
City Council
Feb. 4, 2020

Main Street Advisory Board
Feb. 12, 2020

Parks and Recreation
Feb. 19, 2020

City of Buda
Job Opportunities
Interested in joining our team? Check out our latest employment opportunities.

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Sincerely,

City of Buda