The Highland Village City Council received a $4924 donation from the Highland Village Library Foundation at the Dec. 13 council meeting.
The Foundation began in 2002 to raise funds for a traditional library in Highland Village. It has since taken a different direction and seeks to support The Robert & Lee DuVall Center as a location for the community to use computers for training and reading devices to enhance literacy.
Also at this meeting the Foundation provided one iPad for each of the school libraries in Highland Village.
“The Highland Village Library Foundation was organized to promote literacy and library services in Highland Village. It was a pleasure to accept the donation to the city for technology upgrades at the Duvall Center. The Foundation was also very generous in their donation of iPads to the four school libraries in Highland Village,” said Mayor Scott McDearmont.
Council also presented a proclamation recognizing Highland Village as the “Safest City” in North Texas for ten consecutive years.
City Manager Michael Leavitt presented City Commendations to each member of the police department for their service to the community.
During the presentation, Leavitt said, ““Being named Safest City in North Texas for the past 10 years, and the Safest City in Texas this year, is the ultimate testament that the City of Highland Village value based community policing program is a successful initiative.
“Under Chief Ed O’Bara’s leadership for the past 11 years, the Highland Village Police Department has taken the technology and resources of today and developed and trained a department of caring and professional police officers who have exceeded the public safety expectations of our community. The Highland Village Police Department has proven that their commitment to the community, and the Southern Denton County area, and their proactive response to safety and crime related issues before they affect our residents is a formula for success.”
During the City Manager Report, the HVTV News segment informed residents of Christmas tree recycling at Copperas Branch Park from December 26 to January 2 and information on the new “Stop Thief” program from the Police Department. The new program uses a rear view mirror hanger to notify would-be burglars that all valuables have been removed from the vehicle and, in turn, reminds drivers to remove their valuables. Hangers are available at the police department, the police storefront or call 972-317-6551.
Submitted by the City of Highland Village.