City Manager Michael Leavitt

City Manager's Report

Communication is very important to the City of Highland Village. Each week, I will provide you departmental updates on projects, events and accomplishments. Please stop by and take a minute to become informed on what is happening in your city.

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Sep 11

City Manager's Weekly Update

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 8:17 AM by Crystal Babcock

Fire Department
Members of the PHI team conducted trauma training with each shift on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. 

Deputy Chief Travis Nokes attended the quarterly luncheon for FIANT on Wednesday.

Assistant Chief Jason Collier attended a special event meeting with city staff for the upcoming Rotaryfest that will be held at Doubletree Ranch Park. 

Fire Marshal Jason Collier completed five inspections this past week.

The Fire Department had the following Calls for Service this past week: 
9.8.2017 FD - Calls for Service
Public Works
Public Works staff met with BW2 to discuss various projects.

Work continues on the Ladera Development; the contractors continue work on the retaining walls and the box culvert.

Staff met with several residents to discuss drainage, street widening, and other issues.

Public Works staff met with Freese and Nichols and Weatherproofing Services to discuss damages to the roof at The Robert & Lee DuVall Center.

Street Division
  • Started concrete street repairs on Highland Shores Boulevard.
  • Continued asphalt street repairs on Remington Terrace.
9.8.2017 Streets - Remington Terrace
  • Continued cracksealing on Highland Shores Boulevard.
9.8.2017 Streets - Cracksealing
  • Assisted the Utilities Division with saw cuts on Glenmere Drive and Rolling View Court.
9.8.2017 Streets - Rolling View
  • Trimmed trees in various locations throughout the City.
9.8.2017 Streets - Tree Trimming
  • Patched potholes in various locations throughout the City. 
  • Street Supervisor, Layne Cline, attended Leadership Lewisville. 

Drainage Division
  • Collected mosquitoes for sampling. 
  • Fogged for adult mosquitoes at various locations throughout the City. 
  • Repaired the fountain at the Walmart pond.
  • Met with residents on Abigail Drive to discuss adding French drains in the drainage easement to eliminate standing water and WYE inlet modifications.
  • Continued curb inlet inspections in various parts of the City.

Utilities Division
  • Repaired a sanitary sewer service in the 300 block of Highland Lake Drive.
9.8.2017 Utilities - Sewer Repair
  • Replaced a main line water valve in the 200 block of Glenmere Drive.
9.8.2017 Utilities - Valve Replacement
  • Installed a dead end water main blow-off at the end of Longfellow Drive.
  • Flushed dead end water main blow-offs as part of a monthly TCEQ mandated program.
  • Dressed one area of a previous excavation and laid new sod. 
  • Tested one City owned backflow assembly per TCEQ mandate.
  • Sandblasted and painted several fire hydrants according to AWWA color code.
  • Performed customer service inspections on several commercial businesses.
  • Performed meter rereads, water turn on/turn offs, and leak checks.
  • Performed maintenance on well lots, lift stations, fire hydrants, and the water distribution and wastewater collection system.

Maintenance Division
  • Performed 16 preventive maintenance and equipment services.
  • Repaired one tire and replaced two tires.
  • Replaced one tail light.
  • Performed four state inspections.
  • Repaired the A/C compressor on the fire truck.
9.8.2017 Maint - AC
  • Repaired a concrete saw.
9.8.2017 Maint - Saw
Human Resources
Kimberly Lopez attended Leadership Lewisville on Tuesday.  This nine month program of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce educates and provides opportunities to develop leadership skills.

A Learn at Lunch on Injury Prevention was held on Wednesday.  

Vanesa Childers attended the monthly admin meeting on Wednesday afternoon.