Monday, May 29, 2023

Highland Village approves area non-profit funding

At the Nov. 11 meeting, the Highland Village City Council passed a resolution allocating funding for area non-profits that serve the Highland Village community.

At the Oct. 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.

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

Family Service Organizations: Special Abilities of North Texas – $2,500; Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc. – $2,500; Youth and Family Counseling – $5,000; Christian Community Action (CCA) – $2,000; Salvation Army – $3,000; WTF-Winning the Fight – $3,000

Children’s Service Organizations: CASA of Denton County, Inc. – $1,000; Communities in Schools of North Texas – $1,000; PediPlace – $3,000; LISD Education Foundation – $2,500

Community Service Organizations: Friends of the Flower Mound Library – $500; Highland Village Lions Club – $4,000; Lewisville Lake Symphony – $2,000; Studio B Performing Arts Center – $2,500

The HVTV Update informed of Winter Weather Awareness Day on Nov. 12 and included safety and preparation tips for the winter season, invited the community to Our Village Glows on Tuesday, Dec. 2, and informed of the Holiday Parade of Lights lighting contest and Santa at the Fire
Station on Saturday, Dec. 20.

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 Mullens handles communications for the City of Highland Village.


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