Bow Wow Luau

City of The Colony Electronic Newsletter  • Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Bow-Wow Luau returns Sept. 8 at Hawaiian Falls

Calling all dog lovers! The Bow-Wow Luau returns for another great year from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. Dive in with your best canine friend and enjoy doggie swims, contests, games, and prizes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Colony Animal Services Injured Animal Fund. Concessions will be available for purchase. Limit two dogs per owner. Purchase your tickets online in advance for just $16.99/person using discount code "BOWWOW19". Day-of-event tickets are available for $21.99/person. For more information, please visit our website or contact The Colony Parks and Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.

water sprinkler

Summer watering tips & info

It’s that time of year when we would like to remind our customers about sprinkler use, swimming pools, and other watering tips as we move through the year’s peak water-usage period. For example, do you know how much water your sprinkler system is using? If you have a leak, how much water is being wasted? How much water is used to refill your pool after evaporation? The answers to these and other questions are available on our website or by calling Utility Billing at 972-625-2741.

TCPL survey graphic

TCPL wants to hear from you!

The Colony Public Library is conducting a survey regarding patrons' use of technology. Could you spare a few minutes to tell us about the technology you use and what technologies you'd like to see at TCPL? Click this link and let us know!

High grass with cone

Community Image offers free tool-lending program

Stuck in the weeds? Help us help you! Take advantage of The Colony Cares Tool-Lending Program, in which a variety of landscaping and home-improvement tools and equipment can be checked out for FREE! It's a great resource for any resident working to maintain their home and landscaping. Check out the details online, including a list of available tools and equipment. For more information, contact Community Image by email or by calling 972-624-3159.

Coach Cox and Mayor McCourry

Council Happenings

At its recent regular meetings, The Colony City Council:

  • recognized retiring B.B. Owen Elementary teacher/coach Gary Cox. Mayor Joe McCourry presented Coach Cox with a commemorative poster (pictured) as a token of appreciation for the many years of support he has given to the Kids Chase by the Lake event, which was then officially renamed to Coach Cox's Kids Chase;
  • received update regarding the Red Bull Soapbox Derby, scheduled for Sept. 28 in Austin Ranch;
  • received presentation regarding the preliminary Fiscal Year 2019-20 city budget, which includes a proposed 1/4-cent reduction to the city's tax rate, down to $.66 per $100 valuation. Public hearings on the tax rate are scheduled for next month's council meetings on Sept. 3 and Sept. 17;
  • approved purchase order in the amount of $138K to Centennial Contractors for the construction of a new Animal Services office building with ADA entrance;
  • approved construction services contract in the amount of $90K with Gibson Associates for the Turner Bridge Repair Project;
  • approved construction services contract in the amount of $544K with Knight Erosion Control for the Office Creek Stream Bank Stabilization Project; and,
  • approved construction services contract in the amount of $218K with North Rock Construction for the Paige Road Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Project, which will be located just north of Yager.
More information, including meeting minutes and agendas, is available online or by contacting the City Secretary's Office.
Fall Clean-Up

What else is In THE News?

  • Labor Day: City offices, facilities, and the library will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, for the Labor Day holiday. The library will be closed Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. Also, there will be NO trash/recycling or bulk/green waste collection on Sept. 2. Service will resume Tuesday, Sept. 3, and be delayed one day the remainder of the week. Call Environmental Services at 972-624-3131 for more information;
  • Fall Clean-Up: Start planning now! The annual City-Wide Fall Clean-Up has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at Hawaiian Falls. All the details are available online; and,
  • Mother & Son Adventure Day: An evening of outdoor fun exclusively for moms and sons is coming to Lions Club Park on Sept. 14! Test your skills at archery, fishing, geocaching & more. Two time-slots available. Purchase tickets in advance at The Colony Recreation Center, 5151 North Colony Blvd., or online. For more info, call Parks & Recreation at 972-625-1106.
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