Monthly News & Updates
December 2021
Our Village Glows - This Saturday!
Kick off the holiday season at the annual Our Village Glows this Saturday, Nov. 20 at The Shops at Highland Village. This is a festive community event organized by the Highland Village Women's Club, The City of Highland Village, and The Shops at Highland Village.

Join us for the lighting of the 60-foot Christmas tree and a light show with 245,300 LED tree lights synchronized to holiday music. We'll also have horse-drawn carriage rides, face-painting, cookie decorating, ornament making, musical entertainment, and Santa’s arrival!

Bring cash to enter for your chance to "Flip the Switch" and turn on the Christmas magic, or win some great prizes like FC Dallas tickets, a children's cooking class with Chef Morris Salerno and more!

Also bring a toy or pantry food item for the Highland Village Public Safety Toy Drive.

You don't want to miss this holiday celebration the whole family will enjoy.
Highland Village Public Safety Toy and Food Drive
The Highland Village Police Department and Fire Department have teamed up to host the annual toy and food drive this year. During this season of generosity, we encourage you to bring an unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item to help local families in need. Look for our guys and gals at Walmart or Walgreens from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays beginning on Nov. 21 through Dec. 12.

Your donation benefits families in our community through the Lewisville Salvation Army, Single Parent Advocate, Young Life, LISD Angel Tree, and LISD Food Pantries.

What is the City's Development Process?

The City has specific steps that must be followed by a developer wishing to build in Highland Village or if a zoning change is requested to a development or vacant lot. You can learn about that process on the City website at the “City Development Process/Request for Zoning Change” link under Quick Links. At this link you will also learn how to stay notified of public hearing notices and public meeting agendas. 
Santa is Coming to Highland Village!
The Highland Village Fire Department will be making the rounds with Santa again this year. Beginning Sunday, Dec. 12 through Friday, Dec. 17, Santa will be riding through the neighborhoods of Highland Village with the firefighters and spreading holiday cheer. Routes will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. and finish up around 8:30 p.m. each evening. Fire truck sirens and Christmas music on your street will be a good indication that Santa is on his way. Visit the link below and follow us on Facebook to get information on the Santa Tracker app.
Shop Local this Holiday Season

Why should you shop locally?

Money spent locally, stays local. By shopping in Highland Village, the sales tax you pay goes to fund your streets, your parks and trails and public safety.
Maintain your options and variety. Local and repeat customers are what keep businesses going. New or happenstance customers aren’t enough.
Competition and diversity lead to more choices. New and expanding businesses want to locate near competitors who perform well and have strong community support.
Supporting Highland Village businesses is supporting your neighbors. Many businesses in Highland Village are owned and operated by Highland Village residents.
One-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of our distinctive character.
City to Issue Certificates of Obligation
for Street and Park Improvements

On Sept. 28, Council approved a resolution notifying of the City’s intent to issue Certificates of Obligation (CO) for specific purposes. During the budget process, the Capital Improvement Program identified projects to address Parks and Streets projects totaling $15.75M, including the issuance cost. The Certificates of Obligation will coincide with expiring debt and therefore have no impact to the City’s ad valorem tax rate. The CO’s would fund $8.85M for street and drainage capital projects and $6.413M for park improvements. 
Winter Averaging and Your Sewer Bill
The amount of water a residence uses mid-November through mid-March determines what the sewer bill will be for the rest of the year. It's difficult for most people to get a "feel" of how much water they use and where they use it. Here's information to help:
Regular Shower - 25 gal.
Full Tub - 36 gal.
Toilet – 2 - 6 gal.
Washing Machine - 30-60 gal.
Community Waste Disposal has provided the following schedule for holiday yard waste, garbage and recycling pickup:

Thanksgiving week - normal service Monday - Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will be made up the next day. (Thursday’s collection will be picked up on Friday; Friday’s collection will be picked up on Saturday)
Christmas week - normal service all week as Christmas is on a non-service day (Saturday).
New Year’s week - normal service all week as New Year’s is on a non-service day (Saturday). 

Remember, CWD will pickup recycling outside the container up to one cubic yard (great for the additional gift boxes!)