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THE BIG PICTURE
Week of May 13, 2019
(City of Buda Weekly Newsletter)
In this Issue:
  • Houston Street Drainage Project UPDATE
  • Old Goforth Road Closure Update
  • Red and Blue Softball Game Fundraiser - May 19
  • Senior Volunteer Fair
  • Buda Fun Fish - June 8
  • Senior Volunteer Fair - May 21
  • Water Meter Replacement and Installation
  • Upcoming Meetings
Houston Street Drainage Project
UPDATE
Houston Street, between Railroad Street and Cedar Street, will be closed to all through traffic during the Houston Street Drainage Improvement project. The closure begins on May 16. Detour signs will be up in the area.

Old Goforth Road Closure
UPDATE
Due to road construction, both lanes of Old Goforth Road will remain closed between FM 2001 and Tom Green School Road. The southbound lane of Old Goforth is open between Tom Green School Road and Hillside Terrace. Northbound Old Goforth will remain closed between FM 2001 and Hillside Terrace. The closures will last through approximately August.


1st Annual Heroes Challenge
Red and Blue Softball Game
Come watch the  Buda Police Dept. and  Buda Fire Dept.  slug it out for a good cause on Sunday, May 19! The 1st Annual Heroes Challenge Red and Blue Softball Game will help raise funds for The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center and Hays Co Food Bank. Donations for these organizations will be accepted onsite and all funds raised will go directly to their appointed representatives.

Senior Volunteer Fair
Age of Central Texas, the City of Buda Task Force on Aging, and the Onion Creek Senior Center are holding a Senior Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 10 a.m. to noon at the Onion Creek Senior Center. The fair is free. Senior Citizens are an important part of the volunteer community and there are plenty of volunteer options in Buda and the surrounding area. Several organizations will be on hand at the Senior Volunteer Fair to showcase those opportunities.

Senior Volunteer Fair
Tuesday, May 21
10 a.m. - Noon
Onion Creek Senior Center
(420 Barton Crossing, Buda, TX 78610)


Buda Fun Fish
At Bradfield Park Pond
Buda Fun Fish is just around the corner! Come on out to the Bradfield Park Pond on Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is event is FREE and no prior fishing experience is required! You can also enter the "Fishing Derby" for a chance to win a coveted price pack! Fishing poles will be provided while supplies last to kids 12 and under. For more information, please contact vincentlecca@yahoo.com .

Buda Public Library Makers' Lab
The Makers' Lab at the  Buda Public Library  will be popping with activity this week! Drop by Saturday from 1:30-4:30 for open hours!

We also have two device specific classes coming up. On May 21 from 6:00-7:30 pm, we have a Cricut Class to learn how this electronic di-cut machine works. On May 28 from 6:00-7:30 pm, we are offering a beginners sewing machine class.

Sign up for open hours and device clas ses at the link below.

Buda City Council Passes
Odor Nuisance Ordinance

The Buda City Council passed an ordinance declaring offensive odors a nuisance within City limits and 5,000 feet outside City limits. The City already had an odor ordinance, but this allows the City to enforce odor complaints in the ETJ (Extraterritorial Jurisdiction). The ordinance regulates unreasonably noxious or strong odors that drift across property lines. Odors that adversely impact public welfare, property values, the economy, or quality of life are considered a nuisance and in violation of the law.

Paying It Forward
Kelleah Meuth is making a difference when it comes to living a sustainable lifestyle. She recently organized and hosted The Buda Earth Festival at the farmers market. The Buda teen is an advocate for living a sustainable lifestyle and the festival was born from Kelleah's 4-H Club project. Kelleah is the focus of the City's "Paying it Forward is a Budaful Thing" segment.
Water Meter Installation and Replacement
About a month ago the City of Buda began the process of installing and replacing the City’s water meter system. You will see workers out and about in your neighborhoods over the next couple of months. c rews will continue working in Old Town, Sequoyah, Bradfield Village, Ashford Park, and Bonita Vista.

We have created a separate page on our website with additonal information on the water meter replacement and installation.

Memorial Day Holiday
All city offices, including the Buda Public Library, are closed on Monday, May 27, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day.
 
Upcoming Meetings
Parks and Recreation Commission
May 15 - 6:30 p.m.

Sustainability Commission
June 6 - 7:00 p.m.

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Sincerely,

City of Buda