Official news about the City of Cedar Park from the City of Cedar Park.  
Reminder: Halloween at the Hall this afternoon
Spookily Lighted City Hall

Bwa-ha-ha! As darkness descends upon Cedar Park, City Hall (450 Cypress Creek Rd.) comes alive!

Stop by and take your spooky photos through Sunday, October 31.

Get details here.
Bell District Project Update
Bell is moving right along! You'll recall that the Bell District is a walkable, mixed-use development that will be located in the heart of Cedar Park. It will be anchored by the new Library and will center around 16 acres of greenspace being transformed into The Backyard.

Bell District Master Developer RedLeaf briefed City Council this week, sharing their progress on planning and design. Preliminary plans are submitted to the City and they'll start construction in 2022 on the Phase 1 infrastructure. Looking forward, RedLeaf is marketing to unique retail and food/beverage tenants as well as planning and designing the The Backyard.

What is The Backyard?
With a great lawn anchoring 16 acres of greenspace, The Backyard will be a special place where visitors can connect with each other and nature along The Trails or next to the meandering creek. It will bring the community together for lawn games, live music, outdoor movies and more. Click here for more information on the Bell District.
Bond Advisory Task Force Survey

The Bond Advisory Task Force wants to hear from you! Weigh in on proposed project categories: Parks and Recreation, Public Safety, Transportation and Public Facilities. Take the BATF Survey now through this Sunday, 10/31.

Survey results will be presented at the next BATF meeting on November 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cedar Park Recreation Center.

Click here for more information about the Bond Advisory Task Force.
Weekly Yard Trimmings Recycling

Mark your calendars! Yard trimmings recycling will be happening November 8-19. During this time:
  • they won't count toward bulk items limit
  • there is no limit on paper bags filled with yard trimmings
  • they won't be sent to the landfill
Veterans Ceremony

Come honor our veterans and show your patriotic pride at Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, November 6 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Enjoy visiting vehicle displays, concessions and booths. Learn more here.
Heads up!

It is getting dark earlier. Have a “heads up” for your neighbors enjoying the cooler nights.

Click here for more walking, cycling and driving safety tips.
It's the time to plant milkweed seeds to bring spring monarch butterflies! Monarchs cannot survive without milkweed. Milkweed can be purchased at local garden centers. Help the Monarchs — plant your milkweed seeds this fall. Learn more here.
Let's hear it for the Cedar Park Fire Department!

The Cedar Park Fire Department was notified this week that it maintains its Accredited Status with the Center for Public Safety Excellence. In addition, Fire Chief James Mallinger was re-designated Chief Fire Officer for the Center for Public Safety Excellence for another three years. The Cedar Park Fire Department is a full-time, professional fire department, and the City of Cedar Park has an ISO Rating of 1, which could mean savings on your homeowners insurance. Either way, it all adds up to our community being safe and very well-cared-for.

The October 28, 2021 Regular Scheduled City Council Meeting was in a hybrid meeting format, with some City staff and some members of the public participating in a video conference call, that was streamed and broadcast live on our web and television channels.

Highlights included:
  • Proclamations recognizing October 2021 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month; October 2021 as National Bullying Prevention Month; November 4, 2021, as Diwali, the Festival of Lights
  • Second reading and approval of ordinance to allow for putt-putt golf course at Splash Shack water park, 1801 Clover Ln.
  • Second reading and approval of Future Land Use Plan Amendment, Rezoning and Special Use Permit applications to allow Cedar Park Pickelball to develop restaurant, twelve pickleball courts, yard games area and trail near southeast corner of 183A and East Whitestone Boulevard
  • Appointment of Tom Spano to Place 5 on the Tourism Advisory Board

Watch the video recording of the meeting here.
The next Regular Scheduled City Council Meeting is November 4, 2021.

Helpful Links and Information
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Resources here
  • Community resources for senior residents or those at high risk for COVID-19: Find the list on our website here
  • Sign up for Smart 9-1-1 today: Just by providing as little information as your home address can make a difference during an emergency, so fill out your profile here
  • Find updates, current case counts, resources and more on all things COVID-19 on the City website here
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