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Flower Mound Town Council Message – April 2013

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This month, there will be a Town Council work session on April 18 concerning the ATMOS Energy easement. Both Town staff and ATMOS representatives have completed their tree survey, analyzed their data, and plan to present their findings during the work session.

In March, Town Council member Jean Levenick, several Town employees, and ATMOS Energy representatives along with representatives from U.S. Congressman’s Michael Burgess’ office, State Rep. Tan Parker’s office, and State Sen. Jane Nelson’s office met to discuss ATMOS’ proposed approach to clear portions of the easement. Although a plan has not been finalized, both sides remain focused on providing a solution that prioritizes safety and sparing as many trees as possible.

It is spring in Flower Mound.  You can tell by the blooming tulips, daffodils, and campaign signs.  Voters need to be aware of the following important dates for the upcoming election:

• April 11: The last day to register to vote
• April 29: Early Voting Begins
• May 11: Election Day (Police & Courts Building and the Flower Mound Library)

For more information about the election, please visit www.flower-mound.com/elections.

RunOn!, an athletic apparel and shoe store, will open a Flower Mound location this month in the Flower Mound Town Center (southwest corner of Cross Timbers and Long Prairie Roads).  This will be the company’s eighth location. Last month, The Egg and I opened in Suite #301 of The Highlands development located at the southwest corner of Justin and Morriss Roads.  The Egg and I serves breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. 

Mellow Mushroom, a unique pizza restaurant, has announced plans to open a Flower Mound location. With original artwork, different design styles, and custom signage, no two Mellow Mushroom locations are exactly alike. The restaurant’s menu includes a variety of pizza, calzones, salads, hoagies, and more. More details will be available soon.

For those who don’t think there is anything to do in Flower Mound, take a look at everything that is happening on the first Saturday in April.  Kick things off at 8:00 am with Morning’s with the Mayor at Prairie Trail Park.  Then dash over to the Home Depot parking lot for the Keep Flower Mound Beautiful Trash Off and Environmental Fair.  The clean-up begins at 8:30 a.m. and the fair starts at 10 a.m. (registration and other information can be found at www.kfmb.org). 

For parents planning summer activities, the Flower Mound Library will host a Summer Fun Showcase from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane.  Then you can wrap up the day with the Seniors in Motion Auxiliary as they host a Casino Night fund raiser at Rosewood Assisted Living.  Tickets can be purchased at the Shirley Voirin Social Senior at the corner of Morriss and Cross Timbers Roads.

It’s not too early to make plans for Independence Day.  The Flower Mound Independence Fest will feature an outstanding fireworks show and multi-platinum artist Rick Springfield will headline the entertainment.  The Walton Stout Band and local country band Breaking Southwest will play as well. As always, Independence Fest is completely free, including the parking, and has something for all ages. If you’d like to learn more about this year’s Independence Fest, please visit www.flower-mound.com/festival.

Last month the town installed Big Belly solar-powered recycling compactors at 11 locations, including Chinn Chapel Soccer Complex, Tiger Field, and Bakersfield and Gerault Parks. These containers consume zero energy, operate solely on solar power and will hold five-times the material of a normal trash container.  As a result, the Big Belly containers need to be emptied much less frequently, saving the town money, reducing emissions, and raising recycling awareness. The containers were purchased with a grant awarded by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) administered through the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). Now, we can watch our children play sports and help the environment at the same time.

The town also installed a prescription drop off box at the Flower Mound Police Department, 4150 Kirkpatrick Road. This container provides a safe, secure, and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unused medications. This secure drop-off location is a great way to keep your family safe and a convenient way to dispose of these items year-round.

Bryan Webb serves in Place 2 on the Flower Mound Town Council.

 

 

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