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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Jun 03

City Manager's Weekly Update

Posted on June 3, 2019 at 10:20 AM by Crystal Babcock

Business Updates
Certificates of Occupancy were issued this week for Academy Mortgage and Brass Tap. Both businesses are located in The Shops at Highland Village. 
Marketing & Communications
Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Fleming and Crystal Babcock attended the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday where Assistant Fire Chief Travis Nokes graduated from the Leadership Lewisville program. 
5.31.2019 MC - Leadership Lewisville Nokes
5.31.2019 MC - Leadership Lewisville Group
This Shopping Saturday segment featured Brigay's Uncommon Goods. Join Timi as she checks off her shopping list and finds unique items at this shop in The Shops at Highland Village. 
Fire Department
C Shift responded to a residential structure fire on Saturday with crews from Lewisville and Flower Mound providing mutual aid. The fire was contained to the garage and they were able to pull the sheetrock to expose the fire and extinguished it quickly. 
5.31.2019 FD - Structure Fire
Personal trainer Joseph Paramore was on hand this week to work with all three shifts on their physically training program. The Fire Department's goal is to increase the physical fitness and health of its members, and Joseph is providing valuable tips to help us reach that  goal. 

B Shift conducted blood pressure checks at the Robert & Lee DuVall Center. 

Assistant Chief Collier completed five fire inspections and one plan review this week. 

The Fire Department had the following Calls for Service:
5.31.2019 FD - Calls for Service
Police Department
Officer Curtis Duncan-Pritchard and Officer Tim Henderson grabbed some lemonade in the Castlewood area. The kids were taking donations for a VBS program that they are involved with which helps people in Cuba.
5.31.2019 PD - output
Commander Sheri Morrison, Communications Supervisor Brenda Grove, IT Network Manager Keith Pennock, and Public Safety Systems Administrator Andrew Chong met with James Buggs from the Texas Department of Public Safety for our Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) audit. This audit is conducted by the state every two years to assure that the department complies with all of the state standards.

Our two newest officers, Officer Kristen Andrews and Officer Javier Noriega, attended training this week to help them prepare for their field training program. Once they begin their field training, they will be partnered with a Field Training Officer who will work with them closely on patrol to teach them the ins and outs of being a Highland Village Police Officer.
Public Works
Public Works staff met with residents to discuss sidewalk, drainage, and street issues. 

Staff met with representatives from BW2 Engineering, Inc. to discuss Public Works projects.

The management staff continued one-on-one meetings with employees to set up the Lattice program. 

Streets Division
  • The intersection at South Clearwater Drive and North Clearwater Drive as well as the boat slip parking lot, located at 700 Highland Village Road, are closed to thru traffic due to high water.
  • Began removing pavement markings at the intersection of Brazos Boulevard and Sellmeyer Lane.
  • Continued concrete street repairs at Copperas Branch Court and Woodside Court.
  • Continued asphalt street repairs on Longfellow Drive and Highland Village Road. 
  • Delivered recycle carts to residents.
  • Hauled off spoil materials from the storage lot to the dump.
  • Patched potholes in various locations throughout the City. 
5.31.2019 PW - Potholes
  • Removed fallen tree limbs and debris from the rights-of-way in various locations. 
5.31.2019 PW - Tree trimming
Drainage Division
  • Cleared the creek crossings after the recent rain storms. 
  • Collected mosquito traps at various locations in the City for testing.
  • Started the barrow ditch cleaning in the 300 block of Red River Court.
5.31.2019 PW - 300 block of Red River Ct
  • Met with a resident in the 200 block of Springway regarding standing water. 
  • Deployed line locates in the 400 block of Cannon for barrow ditch cleaning. 

Utilities Division
  • Excavated and repaired a sanitary sewer service in a backyard easement on Winding Bend Circle.
 5.31.2019 PW - Sewer Repair
  • Installed a new pump to replace Pump 1 at Lift Station 8. 
5.31.2019 PW - LS Pump
  • Replaced the well flow meter at Lake Vista Well Lot.
  • Repaired an out of service fire hydrant at Copperas Branch Park and put back into service.
  • Replaced six ¾” water meters that had over 1.5 million gallons of usage.
  • Performed annual meter route inspections to ensure meter boxes are fully exposed, marked with a blue hash mark on the curb, and endpoints installed correctly.
  • Replaced a City owned backflow assembly in the equipment bay and performed the annual test.
  • Performed fire hydrant maintenance and flow tested several fire hydrants.
  • 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 12 preventive maintenance and equipment services.
  • Replaced three tires.
  • Performed one tune up.
  • Replaced an intake gasket.
  • Replaced two ignition coils.
  • Made repairs to a mower deck.
5.31.2019 PW - tune up
Code Enforcement
  • Responded to several citizen complaints.
  • Worked with the Drainage Division to treat stagnant pools.
  • Two properties were abated.
  • The Street Superintendent/Code Enforcement Supervisor has been conducting interviews for the open Code Enforcement Officer position. 

Community Services Division
Building Permits (All)
Plans Reviewed - 14
Permits Issued - 26
Permit Applications Accepted/Submitted - 29
Human Resources
Kimberly Lopez met with the Benefit Committee to discuss the upcoming Benefit Fair.