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THE BIG PICTURE
(City of Buda Weekly Newsletter)
Week of Feb. 10, 2020
In this Issue:
  • Presidents' Day Holiday - Monday, Feb. 17
  • Transportation and Mobility Master Plan Open House - Thursday, Feb. 20
  • March 3 Primary Voting Information - Early Voting
  • Downtown Main Street Closure - Friday, Feb. 21(8 PM) - Monday Feb. 24 (5 AM)
  • Black History Month Community Celebration - Saturday, Feb. 29
  • Colony at Cole Springs Development Community Meeting - Wednesday, Feb. 19
  • Buda Counts: Census 2020
  • International Dark Sky Community Survey
  • Downtown Construction Parking Guide Video
  • Pet Registration Information
  • City of Buda Water Smart Portal
  • Buda Construction Website Page
  • Upcoming Meetings
  • City of Buda Job Opportunities
Presidents' Day Holiday
All City offices, including the Buda Public Library, will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Transportation and Mobility Master Plan Open House
The City is working on a Transportation and Mobility Master Plan. On Thursday, Feb. 20 we are holding an open house on the plan. It's an opportunity for citizens to give feedback on transportation needs. Input received from a recent citizen survey will also be available.

March 3 Primary
Voting Information
Early Voting for the March 3 Primary Election begins on Tuesday, Feb. 18 and runs through Friday, Feb. 28.

Downtown Main Street Closure
Friday, Feb. 21 (8 PM) - Monday, Feb. 24 (5 AM)
Your Valentine' Day weekend plans won’t be affected, but next weekend Main Street will be closed in Downtown Buda.  Main Street between San Antonio Street and Peach Street is expected to close beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21 and will re-open by 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 24. This includes the intersection of Main Street and RM 967. TxDOT’s Contractor, Lonestar Sitework, will conduct mill and overlay work on Main Street during this time. 

D etour Information
 
Southbound Main Street traffic will detour to San Antonio Street and then to San Marcos Street, where motorists can then turn west onto RM 967 or continue to Peach Street to return to Main Street.
 
Northbound Main Street traffic will detour to Peach Street and then to San Marcos Street, where motorists can then turn west onto RM 967 or continue towards San Antonio Street and back onto Main Street.
 
Truck traffic should use the FM 2770 detour. 
 
Black History Month Community Celebration
Join us for a Black History Month Community Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 29. 

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Buda City Hall
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Colony at Cole Springs Development
Community Meeting
The development teams (Meritage Homes and M/I Homes) for the Colony at Cole Springs, cordially invites Buda residents to a community meeting to learn more about the project.

This is not a City Council or Board/Commission meeting. The meeting is being put on by the developers for the project.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 
6:00 PM
Buda City Hall – Council Chambers
405 E. Loop St, Building 100

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. 


International Dark Sky Community Survey
The City of Buda is interested in becoming an International Dark Sky Community. Dark Sky is a program that is administered and maintained by the International Dark Sky Association. They are a nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve the night sky by promoting responsible outdoor lighting.

They educate the public and policymakers about the importance of preserving the night sky. Dark Sky is more than seeing the stars, it’s fighting light pollution for the betterment of our environment, our health, and our energy consumption.

We would love to know how you feel about becoming an International Dark Skies Community. Please fill out the short survey in the link below. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts.


Downtown Construction Parking Guide Video
Where to Park in Downtown Buda During Construction! Dash the Dachshund shows where to park to get to shops and restaurants in downtown Buda during construction.
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. 

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. 18, 2020
6:00 PM

Parks and Recreation
Feb. 19, 2020
6:30 PM

Historic Preservation Commission
Feb. 20, 2020
6:30 PM

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

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Sincerely,

City of Buda