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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

Highland Village Council last Thursday passed a resolution allocating funding for area non-profits that serve the community.

At their October 26 meeting, council members received presentations from area non-profit organizations explaining their service to Highland Village.

Each year the Council allocates funds to support the non-profits providing essential services to the residents of Highland Village. City Ordinance 03-919 sets out guidelines non-profit applicants must meet in order to request funding for community services provided to the residents of the city of Highland Village.

The organization’s 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, they must be provided to the citizens of Highland Village on an equal basis and they must enter into a written contract with the City for the provision of services.

The following are the organizations receiving funding and the amount allocated:

Family Service Organizations:

Special Abilities of North Texas – $2500;

Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc. – $2500;

Youth and Family Counseling – $3000;

Christian Community Action (CCA) – $2500;

WTF-Winning the Fight – $3000;

Associates of the Lewisville Senior Activity Center – $1000;

Children’s Service Organizations: CASA of Denton County, Inc. – $1000;

Communities in Schools of North Texas – $2000;

PediPlace – $2500;

LISD Education Foundation – $3500;

Journey to Dream – $2500;

Community Service Organizations:

Friends of the Flower Mound Library – $500;

Highland Village Lions Club – $3500;

Lewisville Lake Symphony – $3500;

Studio B Performing Arts Center – $3000;

Marine Corps League #1300 – $500

Police Chief Doug Reim and the Highland Village Police Department presented a $35,000 check to the Texas Police Chief’s Association for the Officer Survivor Fund. The funds were raised as part of the 9th annual Fallen Officer Bike Race and 5K event held in October. The Officer Survivor Fund provides monetary assistance within 24 hours to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty.

The Highland Village Fire Department was recognized as a Heart Safe Community because of the department’s education programs and prevention, the promotion of healthy lifestyles and physical fitness through the city’s trail system and the response and relationship with healthcare providers.

During the City Manager’s Report, Michael Leavitt informed Council on the status of several projects.

As part of the 35Express Project eastbound Garden Ridge traffic wishing to access northbound I-35E will need to use the southbound frontage road and FM 407 to access northbound I-35E. This traffic pattern change will begin August 13 and last for approximately three months.

The Highland Village Dog Park contractor will be finished with construction and clean up by November 4. Turf establishment and maintenance will continue for at least four weeks. City crews will install bench pads, benches, irrigation system, shade structures and electrical work on existing lighting. The park will remain closed until the turf is established. On Friday, November 11, the “green field” at Unity Park ball fields will be open as a temporary offleash area until January 22, 2017.

Also during the report, the HVTV Update informed residents of Our Village Glows scheduled for Saturday, November 19, at The Shops at Highland Village and included the HVBA Business Spotlight video featuring What’s On Tap.

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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