Monthly News & Updates
July 2021
The start of summer is the perfect time to gather with family and friends for good food and fun times. This year, celebrate the birth of our nation in a safe way by following our 4th of July firework safety tips:
  • Always have an adult supervise the firework activities and never let a child play with or ignite the fireworks.
  • If you are setting off fireworks, keep a water source close by (i.e. bucket of water or garden hose).
  • If fireworks malfunction, DO NOT try to relight them. Douse them with water and let them soak before throwing them away.
  • Never light fireworks in any type of container (especially glass or metal).

Fireworks are illegal within Highland Village City limits so make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them.

City offices will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day. Yard waste pickup by Community Waste Disposal will run as scheduled.
Heading to the lake or the pool?
Stay close and be alert when children are in or around the pool
  • Never leave a child unattended in a pool or when they are in or near water
  • Teach children basic water safety
  • Have a phone close by when you or your family is using a pool or spa
 
Learn and practice water safety
  • Learn how to swim and teach your child how to swim
  • Learn to perform CPR on children and adults and update your skills regularly. To sign up here for CPR/AED courses in Highland Village.
  • Understand the basics of life-saving so that you can assist in a pool emergency
 
Have the appropriate equipment for your pool or spa
  • Install at least a 4 foot fence around your pool that uses self-closing and self-latching gates
  • If you have doors that open directly to the pool, install door alarms and always use them
  • Install pool and gate alarms to alert you when children go near the water
  • Maintain pool and spa covers and ensure you have compliant drain covers for your pool
  • Consider using a surface wave or underwater alarm
If you are out on the lake, keep these tips in mind:
  • Wear your life jacket every time you are on the water – accidents can happen quickly and unexpectedly
  • Know the Nautical Rules of the Road – maintain a proper lookout and a safe speed
  • Stay sober while boating – it is dangerous to operate a boat when drinking
  • Be aware of carbon monoxide – use a CO detector on your boat and stay off the swim platform when the engine (or generators) are running
  • Take a Boating Safety course – available courses are inexpensive and quick, a great way for you to learn safety and the rules of the road
  • Get your boat checked – visit www.vesselsafetycheck.org for more information
2021 Sidewalk Improvement Project
The 2021 Sidewalk Improvement Project includes the construction of the Highland Village Road sidewalk from the Municipal Complex to Sellmeyer Lane, the Victoria Park walking path, and the completion of the sidewalk from Brazos Park to Medina Drive. These projects were included in the 2017 Street and Park Bond project. The contractor is expected to begin construction on these projects in late July with an anticipated completion date of late summer 2022. We will provide updates on the project on the City website.

Serve on a Board or Commission
The City is Accepting Applications Now!
Are you interested in playing a vital role in the spirit and strength of your community? Are you interested in learning how the City operates and forms policy? As a volunteer serving on one of the City’s Boards or Commissions, your expertise can be utilized by Council and staff to shape the future of Highland Village. Each year in September, the City Council appoints volunteers to serve two-year terms on various Boards and Commissions, which serve as advisory groups to City Council and staff. City Council may also make appointments throughout the year to fill vacancies or to establish special ad hoc committees, if needed.
 
The city secretary’s office is currently accepting applications from residents interested in volunteering their time by serving on one of our Boards or Commissions. Applicants must be a resident of Highland Village and a qualified voter. If you are interested in serving your community and want to be considered by Council for this year’s appointments, please complete an application and return it to the city secretary’s office no later than Friday, July 23, 2021. Applications received by the city secretary’s office will remain on file for one year from date of receipt. Information regarding each Board and Commission, as well as an online application, may be obtained here. Applications are also available by contacting the city secretary’s office by phone at (972) 899-5132 or by email at citysecretary@highlandvillage.org.
Honor a Veteran
The City of Highland Village desires to honor Highland Village veterans. All Highland Village veterans, whether living or deceased, are eligible to be recognized provided they meet the following criteria: the veteran, who was honorably discharged, maintained Highland Village residency for a period of at least one year at any point in the veteran’s life. A 2”
x 6” plate, funded by the family or a sponsor, will be ordered by the City and placed on the stone monument on the landscaped grounds of the Highland Village Municipal Complex, adjacent to the Armed Forces Monument and the Inland Trail. The ceremony will take place on November 9, 2021. An application must be completed and submitted
to the office of the City Manager by September 7, 2021 to be included in this ceremony. Once approved, the plate will be ordered. Contact Jenny McCann at 972-899-5105 or jmccann@highlandvillage.org with questions or for more information.
The following activities are now available at The Robert & Lee DuVall Center. All-Star Stichers Club,  Game Day (Card Games, Dominoes, and Dice games), Pickleball, Tai Chi (Instructor and Video-Led). Visit the Senior-All Star page for details.
The City of Highland Village Parks and Recreation Department has hidden geocaches throughout the city. Adventure outside and explore as you search for hidden treasure. Geocaching is fun for the whole family! More details can be found here.