When May arrives, we know election season is in full swing here in Flower Mound. This year is no different with Town Council Places 1, 3, and 5 on the ballot in addition to two Lewisville ISD School Board positions.
Residents can take advantage of early voting opportunities May 2, 4 – 5 at the Municipal Court and Police Building, 4150 Kirkpatrick Lane or alternative Denton County early voting election locations. On Election Day, May 9, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters who live generally east of FM 2499 will vote at the Municipal Court and Police Building and those who reside west of FM 2499 can vote at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane. As always, for more election information, please visit www.flower-mound.com/elections.
In April, Council approved the long-awaited dog park design plan for the upcoming five-acre dog park. The plan includes designated areas for large and small dogs, in addition to a black vinyl coated fence, signage, turf, irrigation, benches, a water fountain, pet waste stations, and 40 parking spaces. The dog park is expected to be complete by November and will be located in Heritage Park East, at the northeast corner of Garden Ridge Boulevard and Spinks Road.
Also in April, the Flower Mound Police Department announced it is now offering a designated public area to conduct online transactions. Residents who purchase and sell goods via social media such as Craigslist or Facebook can utilize the FMPD parking lot and front lobby. Both are highly-visible areas that are well-lit and under 24-hour video surveillance coverage. The Town has even added special “Online Exchange Zone” signage where these special parking spaces are located.
Like you, I am grateful for all the hard-working police and fire employees who make a difference in residents’ lives every day. On May 16, we have the opportunity to express our appreciation at the community’s first Backing the Badge event. Coordinated by The Flower Mound Summit Club and the Women of Flower Mound with the help of passionate volunteers, Backing the Badge will be an all-day event.
The day kicks off with a 5K fun run beginning at 7 a.m. at Lamar Middle School. The run is sponsored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, Heritage Health Solutions, Elsey & Elsey Attorneys at Law, Market Street, Post Net (Flower Mound and Morriss Road intersection location), and the Flower Mound YMCA. Beginning at noon, the fun continues at Jake’s Hilltop Park with live entertainment, children’s activities, vendor booths, and food trucks. The featured event is a special softball game between the Police and Fire Departments, also at Jake’s Hilltop Park. Sponsorship opportunities are available and donations are appreciated at http://www.summitclub.org/btb/donations. Pre-registration for the fun run is required and can be completed at www.backingthebadgefunrun.com.
If you haven’t been before or are already a fan, don’t miss the Town’s free May Concert Series. A different live band will perform on Friday nights in May starting at 7 p.m. in Heritage Park and all you need to bring is a blanket and lawn chair. In addition to great entertainment, the Town has also arranged for some great food trucks to be on-site. For more information on the Town’s upcoming concert series, please call 972.874.6276, or visit www.flower-mound.com/concerts.