The dog days of summer are upon us and I hope that you are coping with the heat. Please take necessary steps to stay hydrated and be sure to check on elderly neighbors to make sure they are ok.
Be aware, Dallas County Health and Human Services is offering an EMERGENCY WINDOW AIR CONDITIONER PROGRAM.
Summer in North Texas means sweltering temperatures and potentially unsafe conditions. Residents should be mindful of the potential health risks that can result from an increase in temperatures. The heat can cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even death. People 18 to 50 years old are most affected by heat-related illnesses in Dallas County.
Dallas County provides emergency window air conditioner units to those homes that do NOT have a functional air conditioner unit. Priority will be given to those households with the presence of vulnerable individuals such as children aged 5 years and younger, disabled persons, and/or elderly individuals.
For more information, please contact 214-819-1848 to request assistance with emergency air conditioning. *Please note that households that have at least ONE (1) FUNCTIONAL AIR CONDITIONER unit will NOT be eligible for this program
I have also listed information about other things happening in our city. Please take a moment to review.
Feel free to stay in touch with me if you have a question, comment or concern.
Again, thank you for your support and, more importantly, your friendship. I cannot tell you how much it means to me.
CITY HOLDS VIGIL FOR UVALDE THIS FRIDAY EVENING. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Shirts are going quick so be sure to pre-order your shirt today! Don’t delay!!
JULY CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
Upcoming City Council meetings for July are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, July 5th, and 19th, at 6pm, in the City Council Chambers. The meetings are open to the public. The Study Sessions will take place at 3:00pm prior to each meeting in the upstairs meeting room.
Citizens are always welcome to address the City Council on any topic during the Citizen Comment portion of Council meetings or on agenda items at the proper time during a Council meeting provided they have signed-up in advance per the Mayor’s order. Citizen Comment Forms must be submitted no later than 5:30pm on Council meeting days. Citizens are given 3 minutes to speak to any topic as long as they are cordial and don’t make disparaging remarks to Council or staff. This is your time to bring issues to the attention of Council and the City.
The agenda for the Council Meetings and Study Sessions may be found by clicking on AGENDA.
Call 972.919.2503 for more information about speaking.
STAY IN TOUCH WITH DISTRICT 4 COUNCILMAN RICHARD JACKSON
Richard Jackson, our new District 4 Council Member, would like to stay in touch with you regarding matters from City Council and other important topics. If you would like to be included on his email list, please send your name, address and email address to Richard.Jackson@hotmail.com
FREE FAJITAS AT UNIDOS MEETING JUNE 30TH
Join the Farmers Branch Police Department for a UNIDOS meeting where they will discuss, with members of the Hispanic Community, city concerns and provide resources that may be beneficial.
• June 30, 6 pm
• Saint Andrews Episcopal Church
• 2783 Valwood Pkwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Free fajitas will be provided by Sam Pack’s 5 Star Ford Carrollton and 5 Star Chevrolet, and free beverages will be provided by Jesse Castañeda with State Farm Insurance.
WHAT IS UNIDOS?
Unidos is a community outreach program designed to provide assistance to the Spanish community in Farmers Branch. The UNIDOS program is organized by the Farmers Branch Police Department and conducts meetings throughout the year entirely in Spanish. The purpose of the program is to act as a resource center for Spanish-speaking residents and provide assistance in areas of importance to the Hispanic Community.
BRUSH AND BULK COLLECTION IS STILL RUNNING BEHIND SCHEDULE
The City’s bulk and brush collection teams have been working overtime to collect the massive organic debris left by severe winds on June 1.
Code Enforcement officers are aware of these delays and will not enforce curbside debris infractions in neighborhoods that have not yet been serviced.
FREE CONCERTS AT THE GROVE
GREEN GRABBER BULK PICK-UP
The week of July 4th, will be Bulk Item Pick-Up Week. The Green Grabber will pick up BULK items on the same day as your recycling bin pick-up. Bulk consists of furniture, mattresses, appliances, etc.
The other weeks of the month the Green Grabber will only pick-up BRUSH.
Residents may call for a “special bulk pick-up” by The Green Grabber as this service has not changed. Special Pick-Up’s are done on Wednesdays. Call 972-919-2597.
FREE MEAL FOR ACTIVE ADULTS AT TBC
The First Monday Breakfast for June takes place Monday, July 11th, at 8:15am at The Branch Connection and will be limited to the first 100 active adults. Free for TBC members and $5 for non-members. Come join us for some good food, meet new neighbors and see what all is happening at TBC!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR…HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT, NOVEMBER 12TH
Saturday, November 12th, from 9am till 3pm, at the Farmers Branch Service Center, 13333 Senlac Drive
Free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal of the following items:
Chemical products for home use
Paint and home repair products
Lawn & garden chemicals
Craft & hobby supplies
Cleaners & polishes
Batteries of all kinds
Automotive fluids & oil filters
Fluorescent light tubes
Computers and cell phones
Please help us save our landfill and dispose of these items properly at this event… Never in your garbage. Thank you!
CITY COUNCIL STILL DISCUSSING NEW DISTRICT LINES
The City Council is still weighing options for redrawing district lines, as required by court order. Many residents throughout the city will be effected by the new lines.
For comparison purposes only, I have included the present district map and the option recommended by the Redistricting Committee. There will be additional time to comment on any proposed changes at upcoming meetings.
CURRENT DISTRICT MAP
PROPOSED MAP – NOT APPROVED
Click here for the full report on REDISTRICTING. Click on 2022 Final Report to see entire report.
HOMELESS ENCAMPMENTS CONTINUE TO GROW AROUND US. WHAT YOU CAN DO.
This is just one of the most glaring examples of the filth and unsanitary conditions that we have to look at daily at the corner of Webb Chapel and 635 Service Road, across from the 7-11.
Unfortunately, the Dallas City Council Representative for this area, Gay Willis, has not responded to me for assistance in cleaning this area. In fact, she previously told me she was not interested in seeing my pictures of the 635 Corridor. Since the many encampments and associated trash are on City of Dallas property, Farmers Branch does not have the authority, nor the resources, to deal with this. Dealing with the homeless population is a very dangerous situation.
What can you do? Send Dallas Councilwoman Gay Willis a note asking for her to immediately address the situation. firstname.lastname@example.org
If we cannot get something done soon, I ma ask residents to join me in speaking directly to the Dallas City Council at one of their upcoming meetings.
As you can see, there’s lots happening in our city… Click on the following links to see what else is going on:
Please let me hear from you regarding any questions, comments or concerns you have about our great city. Thank you again for allowing me to be of service to you.