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Highland Village approves funding for non-profits

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Highland Village City Hall. Photo by Bill Castleman
Highland Village City Hall. Photo by Bill Castleman

The Highland Village City Council at their October 27 meeting approved $38,700 in funding for area non-profits that serve the community.

Each year the council allocates funds to support the non-profit organizations providing services to the residents of Highland Village.

At the October 13 meeting, Council received presentations from area non-profit organizations explaining their service to the community.

The organizations’ services must be of economic benefit to the community or contribute to the quality of life in Highland Village by serving a municipal public purpose, must be provided to the citizens of Highland Village on an equal basis and must enter into a written contract with the city for the provision of services.

The following organizations will receiving funding from the city:

Family Service Organizations: Special Abilities of North Texas – $3000; Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc. – $3000; Youth and Family Counseling – $5500; Christian Community Action (CCA) – $2500; WTF-Winning the Fight – $3500; Associates of the Lewisville Senior Activity Center – $500; Chisolm Trail Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – $500

Children’s Service Organizations: CASA of Denton County, Inc. – $1000; Communities in Schools of North Texas – $1500; PediPlace – $3500; LISD Education Foundation – $3000;

Community Service Organizations: Friends of the Flower Mound Library – $500; Highland Village Lions Club – $4700; Lewisville Lake Symphony – $2500; Studio B Performing Arts Center – $3000; Marine Corps League #1300 – $500

Council also approved two items relating to parks and recreation facility use fees.

The first was an amendment to the Parks and Recreation Facilities Use Fees ordinance to provide the adoption of fees by resolution and inclusion in the city’s official fee schedule. The second was approval of a resolution adopting the Parks and Recreation Facility Use Fee Schedule.

Use fees remained the same except for changes to the fee at Pilot Knoll Park campgrounds. The non-resident fee for Pilot Knoll Park Campground increased from $25 to $35 between April 1 and September 30 and $30 between October 1 and March 31; the resident fee decreased from $25 to $20 between October 1 and March 31. The fees for each facility can be found on the city website.

During the Mayor and Council reports, Mayor Wilcox recognized Art Week as November 1-8 in the city of Highland Village in conjunction with the Cross Timbers Artist Guild Studio Tour set for November 7-8. Members of the Artist Guild open their studios to the public to meet and visit with the local artists.

Also, Mayor Wilcox, Highland Village Police Department and Highland Village elementary and middle school students, teachers, parents and principals all stood together in honor of Red Ribbon Week in Highland Village. Highland Village Police Officers are visiting the schools and presenting the dangers of drug use and teaching students to say no to drugs and yes to life.

The HVTV Update informed residents of the importance of creating and practicing a fire escape plan, the Fall Festival scheduled for Saturday, November 7, at Unity Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Update also invited veterans and the community to the Salute Our Veterans Luncheon. The lunch will be held on Monday, November 9 at Hilton Garden Inn, 785 SH-121 Bypass, Lewisville. All area veterans are invited to attend at no charge. RSVP to hvba@highlandvillage.org or 972-899-5131 by November 4.

The City Council early work session and regular session is available on HVTV (Time Warner 16; Verizon 43) and via the website streaming by clicking HVTV. The meetings are also available for on-demand viewing on the city website.

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