This coming Tuesday afternoon will be my last City Council meeting as my term comes to an end. I would like to say than you to everyone in Farmers Branch, those that voted for me and those that did not, for allowing me to have the opportunity to represent and serve you. This has been a fantastic learning experience and one that I will forever cherish. There will be a reception in the lobby of City Hall at 5pm so please come and say hello.
I hope that my time on council has helped to make our city a better place to live, work and enjoy life. We certainly have experienced so much growth over my six years on the council. It’s important to know that no one person does any of this alone but it takes collaborative team efforts. Much of the current growth in our city started when I was on Planning & Zoning and I can’t tell you how exciting it is to watch an idea on paper come to life and become a reality when construction is completed.
I will remain involved and work with our city leaders to provide input when allowed to do so. I want to wish our two newest council members, Omar Roman in District 1 and Richard Jackson in District 4, all of the very best, as I know they will work to represent us and make sure our voices are heard.
While there are some items that I was not able to complete, know that I will continue to work on things such as a policy for Boats/Campers/RV storage, the homeless issue along LBJ Fwy, on-street parking issues and the “Road Diet” or anything that seeks to take lanes of traffic away from our major thoroughfares. I am totally against that.
Please feel free to stay in touch with me and I will continue to put out my monthly updates so you can be better informed.
Again, thank you for your support and, more importantly, your friendship. I cannot tell you how much it means to me.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING, “RETIREMENT” & SWEARING IN
Induction of our two new City Council members will take place this Tuesday, May 17th, at 4:30pm, in the City Council Chambers. There will be a reception afterwards for both our retiring and new representatives and the public is invited to attend.
The mayor is not going to allow citizens to speak at the swearing-in or retirement part of the meeting. Citizens will only be allowed to speak related to Consent Agenda items only.
You will still need to sign-up in advance per the Mayor’s order. Citizen Comment Forms must be submitted no later than 3:00pm on Tuesday. 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.
JOIN ME THIS SATURDAY FOR “CHALK THE WALK”
Bring the kids and lets show our Police Department that we care! I’ll be there the whole time to visit with residents on any item of interest to you.
FREE CONCERTS AT THE GROVE
GREEN GRABBER BULK PICK-UP
The week of June 6, 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, June 6, 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!
Click NEWSLETTER to see what else is happening at The Branch Connection!
If you’ve been interested in putting solar panels on your home, Farmers Branch is working with the Texas Solar Switch to simplify the process and provide discounted pricing.
The Texas Solar Switch organizes group-purchasing of residential solar panels to help homeowners receive a discounted price for a solar panel installation.
Texas Solar Switch organizes a reverse auction where pre-vetted solar installers compete against each other to offer the best price. The winning offer will be provided to homeowners who registered for the program.
There is no cost and no obligation associated with the program. Residents can receive an offer and choose to decline with no penalty.
Click SOLAR PANELS to get more information on this program.
Another energy-saving (and cost-cutting) option for Farmers Branch residents is the Texas Power Switch. If your current electricity contract expires between May 31 and October 4, register for the Power Switch to receive an offer for a new electricity rate.
The Power Switch organization is a collective energy buying program that allows residents to benefit from lower electricity rates through bulk purchasing. The more people who register, the better the opportunity for lower electricity rates.
Again, there’s no cost to participate and no penalty should you choose not to accept the electricity rate offer. The Power Switch is a great way to make sure you’re not overpaying for electricity in a confusing market and provides both 12-month and 36-month contract options.
Click POWER SWITCH to learn more and register for the program.
The Spring Branch Bazaar will take place Saturday, May 21, from 9 am to 3 pm.
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.
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 represent you.