At the October 28 meeting, Council received presentations from area non-profit organizations explaining their service to the community of Highland Village.
Each year the Council allocates funds to support the non-profit organizations 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 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, 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.
Council will allocate funding to the organizations at their November 11 meeting.
The Council approved a resolution authorizing an agreement with Texas A&M Forest Service to participate in the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) through the allocation of a vehicle.
The vehicle, a Type III Engine, will be used in response to requests for mutual aid in the event of a state or local emergency event. Highland Village will house the vehicle and, in the event of an emergency, it will be manned through an agreement with Little Elm, Coppell and Lake Cities Fire Departments.
There is no fee for accepting this apparatus and Highland Village is only required to maintain the vehicle to a street safe standard.
During the Mayor’s announcements, Mayor Charlotte Wilcox recognized Art Week as November 3-9 in the city of Highland Village in conjunction with the Cross Timbers Artist Guild Studio Tour set for November 7-9.
Members of the Artist Guild open their studios to the public to meet and visit with the local artists.
Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Schwolert informed residents of the “5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know about Drug Abuse” pamphlet that was created by LISD in conjunction with southern Denton County communities.
The pamphlet is being shared during Red Ribbon Week to help parents begin the drug abuse and awareness conversation with their children.
The HVTV Update invited veterans and the community to the Salute Our Veterans Luncheon. The lunch will be held on Tuesday, November 11 at Hilton Garden Inn, 785 SH-121 Bypass, Lewisville.
All area veterans are invited to attend at no charge. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-899-5131.
The Update also informed residents of the Fall Festival to be held on Saturday, November 1 at Unity Park from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., provided an update on the construction progress at Doubletree Ranch Park and informed of city pet registration requirements.
The City Council early work session and regular session is available on HVTV (Time Warner 15; Verizon 43) and via the website streaming by clicking HVTV. The meetings are also available for on-demand viewing on the city website.
Laurie Mullins handles community relations for the City of Highland Village.