March FREE Shredding Event and Other City News for Farmers Branch
There are a lot of things happening in Farmers Branch and I wanted to remind you of them.
We are fortunate that Farmers Branch provides so many great services and activities for residents, many of which are free. These are the things that set us apart from many other cities throughout the Metroplex and make our city such a great place to live, work and play.
Be sure to take advantage of what we have to offer and bring the family!
Also, don’t forget about our local elections for City Council representatives for Districts 1 and 4, as well as for CFBISD School Board Trustees. Our local elections are extremely important because your local representatives affect your quality of life every day. See information below.
My term on City Council ends May 17. There will be a reception at City Hall for both myself and outgoing City Manager Charles Cox and the public is invited.
I cannot say it enough, but I would like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent you these past six years. I have taken that responsibility very seriously and while my Council term is ending, know that I will still remain active and am available to help anyone who has questions or needs help dealing with issues at City Hall.
If I can be of service to you, I am always available. My contact information is at the bottom of this message.
FREE SHREDDING EVENT IS BACK…THIS SATURDAY
Saturday, March 26, from 9am till noon, in the City Hall parking lot at 13000 William Dodson Parkway.
Bring your important but outdated files, records, documents and paperwork to be shredded by a professional document shredding company free of charge. Residents only and no company document shredding.
FARMERS BRANCH LOCAL ELECTIONS
City Elections are right around the corner for Council District 1 and Council District 4, as well as School Board Trustees
Districts 1 and 4 will vote for City Council representatives BUT THOSE LIVING IN CFBISD WILL VOTE FOR SCHOOL BOARD
- Early Voting for Farmers Branch Elections begins April 25 and runs thru May 3
- Election Day for Farmers Branch Elections is May 7
April 25-29 Monday – Friday 8AM TO 5PM
April 30 Saturday 7AM TO 7PM
May 1 Sunday 12PM TO 6PM
May 2-3 Monday & Tuesday 7AM TO 7PM
Make sure your voice is heard…VOTE!
Residents will be able to vote at the Manske Library or at any Dallas County Voting Center
CANDIDATE NEWS & EVENTS
MARCH & APRIL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS
The City Council meetings for March and April will take place Tuesday, March 22nd and , March 29th at 6pm, and on April 12th and April 26th, 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 or send an email to Amy Piukana at email@example.com for more information about speaking.
FREE MEAL FOR ACTIVE ADULTS AT TBC
The First Monday Breakfast for April takes place Monday, April 4th, at 8:15am at The Branch Connection and will be limited to the first 100 people. 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!
BOARD & COMMISSION OPENINGS…YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE
The City is looking for volunteers who are registered voters interested in serving our community on one of our citizen boards or commissions. Applications are now being accepted for candidates to serve on the following:
- Animal Shelter Advisory Committee
- Art & Culture Committee
- Historical Preservations & Restoration Board
- Manske Library Board
- Municipal Drainage Advisory Board
- Parks & Recreation Board
- Planning & Zoning Board
- Senior Advisory Board
- Sustainability Committee
- Zoning Board of Adjustments & Building Code Board of Appeals
The application period is April 1 thru May 1. Learn more at www.FBBoards.com or call 972.919.2515.
ATTENTION PET OWNERS
The Farmers Branch Animal Shelter will be offering a low-cost microchip event on Saturday, April 9th, from 10a-2p, in front of the Westlake Ace Hardware Store located at Valley View and Josey. Cost will be $10, cash only.
Look for the Animal Adoption Trailer. Staff will also scan pets, at no cost, to see if your pet already has a chip and they will show owners how to update their contact information in the event your pet is ever lost.
The process takes just minutes and is virtually pain free to pets.
THE BRANCH BAZAAR IS BACK!
Saturday, March 26, 9 am to 3 pm, at The Branch Connection
Saturday, April 23, 9 am to 3 pm, at The Branch Connection
Find unique gifts, home decor, antiques, collectibles and specialty items. Everyone can find a must-have item for their home or a perfect gift for someone special.
Get ready to jam! The 2022 Denton Drive Live! concert series is back starting in April. Featured artists include amazing tribute performances to Elton John, Chicago, KISS and a night of Latin salsa.
This FREE award-winning event, now in its third season, takes place on the second Saturday of each month from April to September at The Grove at Mustang Station..
With two bands featured nightly along with food trucks and outdoor games for the family, you’ll enjoy a fun atmosphere along with the best in rock, pop, country, Texas blues, conjunto, disco and funk.
The entire lineup for this series is available at www.dentondrivelive.com
Please come and join me for this family fun event and support our Police!
As you can see, there is a lot happening in our city.
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 represent you.