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Posted on: June 22, 2018

City Administrative Phone Lines are Down - 911 is Working

Phone Lines are Temporarily Down

City administrative lines are down, including the police non-emergency number. 911 is working. We are working with our provider to restore service.

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Storm Debris & Yard Waste Pickup

Yard Waste Pickup of Storm Debris

If you place the brush and limbs for Monday’s yard waste pickup, here are the requirements from Waste Management:

  • Residents are allowed up to 20 bundles and bags of yard waste.
  • Bags must be brown paper Kraft bags.
  • Bundles must be no longer than 4 f...
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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Residential Removal of Storm Debris

Roll-off Dumpsters

The storm that passed through our city on Wednesday, June 20, produced approximately 50 mph winds causing substantial damage to many trees. The individual homeowner is responsible for removal of trees and limbs on their property. We have coordinated with ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

New Council Members Sworn In; Sign Amendments Approved at The Shops at Highland Village

2018-2019 Newly Elected Council Members

At the June 12 meeting, Council held a public hearing and approved the first read of an ordinance amending the sign regulations at The Shops at Highland Village. The ceremonial swearing in of newly elected Council members took place at this meeting.

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Want to Volunteer? The City Can Use Your Expertise - Apply Now!

Volunteers Needed

Do you want to serve your City and fellow residents? The city secretary’s office accepts applications from interested citizens who would like to volunteer their time to the City. In September each year, the City Council appoints volunteers to se...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Highland Village Runoff Election Cancelled

Runoff Election Cancelled

One of the candidates in the runoff election scheduled for June 16, 2018 for Highland Village City Council, Place 2, has timely withdrawn as a candidate.  As a result, the Runoff Election has been cancelled and Jon Kixmiller is elected to City Co...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Council Recognizes Outgoing Council Members Michelle Schwolert and John McGee

Schwolert_McGee Farewell

On May 14, presentations were made to Mayor Pro Tem Michelle Schwolert and council member John McGee. MSchwolert, who is not seeking reelection, has served on City Council since 2012. McGee has served since 2010 and has reached his term limit.

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Posted on: May 5, 2018

May 5, 2018 Unofficial Election Results

Election Results

The unofficial election results are: Place 1 (Mayor) - Charlotte Wilcox; Place 2 - there will be a runoff election on June 16 between Jon Kixmiller and Jim Archibald; Place 4 - Barbara Fleming; Place 6 - Robert A. Fiester.

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Highland Village Lions Foundation Donates Funding for Dog Park Shade Covers

Lions Club Donation_Dog Park shade cover

The Highland Village Lions Foundation presented the Parks and Recreation department with a check to fund the two shade structures at the Unity Park Dog Park. The proceeds raised through the Highland Village Lions Balloon Festival are used to support local...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

City to Contract with Community Waste Disposal for Solid Waste Services

Community Waste Disposal

On April 24, the City Council approved a resolution authorizing the agreement with Community Waste Disposal for solid waste services in Highland Village. The five-year contract with CWD provides enhanced service over the current solid waste contract.

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Early Voting Begins April 23

Vote Here

Early Voting for the May 5 City Council and LISD election begins Monday, April 23 and runs through May 1. During Early Voting, registered voters may vote at any Denton County polling site, including the Highland Village Municipal Complex.

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Cross Timbers Gazette Holds Council Candidate Forum

Candidate Forum Title Card

The Cross Timbers Gazette held a City Council candidate forum on Monday, April 16 at Highland Village City Hall.  The forum will be replayed on HVTV (Frontier - 43; Spectrum - 16) at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 18; 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 20; 8:...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

Highland Village Police Department Receives Best Practices Recognition

2018 TPCA Best Practices Award

HVPD receives the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program Award from the Texas Police Chiefs Association. The award recognizes the department’s compliance with the Police Chief’s best business practices since 2009.

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Posted on: March 28, 2018

Council Receives Presentation on Solid Waste & Recycling Services Proposals

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Council received a presentation on the proposals received for solid waste and recycling services and the recommendation to contract with Community Waste Disposal. Life Saving Awards were presented to public safety personnel.

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Atmos Energy Responds to Customer Complaints of Higher than Normal Bills

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Some Highland Village residents have voiced concerns over higher than normal gas bills from Atmos Energy. We contacted Atmos and learned resident bills are estimated every other month, with the difference in actual usage applied when the meter is read. If...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Prescribed Burn Planned for Copperas Branch Park

Copperas Branch Park Controlled Burn

In September 2013, Copperas Branch Park was closed and used as construction staging area for the expansion of I-35E. Now that the expansion is complete, City crews are preparing the park for use by the public. Five years without maintenance has led to sub...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Artist Applications for the Highland Village Art Festival - Deadline Extended

2018 Art Festival

The 2018 Highland Village Art Festival will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at The Shops at Highland Village. If you are a local artist and you'd like to participate in the festival, please complete the vendor application by March 23.

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Oncor Removing Trees in their Easements

Oncor Tree Removal

Oncor has begun removing crepe myrtles and other trees within their right-of-way and easements. Oncor does not allow trees, lighting or sprinkler systems within their right-of-way so they can access their power lines with heavy equipment if needed. Oncor ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

The Mayor Wilcox Show - Highland Village State of the City

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There has been a lot happening in Highland Village this last year – from the hail storms that hit our entire area last spring to the opening of new parks to the approval of bond propositions for streets and parks. The 2017 State of the City, presented in ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Council Approves Ordinance Relating to Golf Carts

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On February 27, the Council approved an ordinance relating to the operation of golf carts, slow moving vehicles (SMV) and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV) on public streets in Highland Village by a vote of 5 to 2.

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Highland Village Ranked #3 Safest City in Texas

Safest City

Highland Village is ranked as the #3 safest city in Texas by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. This ranking is in large part due to the Community Policing Model employed by the Highland Village Police Department, which is used as a model ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Council Approves Ordinances Relating to Soliciting and Golf Carts

Scott Strasser Recognition

Council sets times solicitors can operate in the City, sets guidelines for golf cart operations on public streets, recognizes employee for honesty and integrity, and recognizes Briarhill Middle School's selection to host downlink with astronaut on ISS.

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Council Approves Issuance of Bonds for Voter Approved Street and Park Projects

Highland Village Municipal Complex

On January 23, the Council approves the issuance of bonds totaling $7.1M for the voter approved street improvement projects and parks and recreation projects. In November voters approved two propositions relating to streets and parks projects.

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Citizens Can Now File for a Place on City Council

File for place on ballot

A General Election will be held on May 5, 2018 for City Council Places 1 (Mayor), 2, 4, and 6 to serve two-year terms. If you are interested in running for City Council, you may contact the City Secretary’s Office at (972) 899-5132 for further i...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

City Receives Bond Rating Increase from AA+ to AAA – the Highest Rating Available

bond rating increase

Standard & Poors raised City’s long-term rating from AA+ to AAA, the highest credit rating available. The upgrade is based on the City’s strong economy, stable reserve and liquidity position, and management profile supporting the financial operations.

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

Council Sets New Submission Deadline for Non-Profit Organizations Requesting Funding

CoServ Check Presentation

On January 9, Council received the Capital Credit Check from CoServ. Council approved a resolution adopting a revised policy regarding financial assistance grants to non-profit organizations and the deadline to submit an application for funding.

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Trash and Recycling Tips

trash and recycling guidelines

We have received some questions regarding trash, recycling and yard waste pickup in Highland Village. The City currently contracts with Waste Management for this service. With the start of the New Year we thought it a good time to share helpful informatio...

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Posted on: December 29, 2017

Recyclables

Recyclables

We have received notice from Waste Management that anything external to the recycle bin is considered bulk trash and will be disposed of as such, including cardboard. Recyclables external to the cart are considered contaminated and will not be recycled. W...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Council Approves Resolutions Initiating Projects Approved in November Bond Election

Highland Village City Hall

Council approved resolutions associated with the projects voters approved in the Nov. bond election. Two resolutions were approved for the engineering and survey services for the Highland Village Rd sidewalk project and the street improvement project.

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Painted Tree Marketplace Coming to Highland Village Town Center

Painted Tree Marketplace Coming to Highland Village Town Center

The Highland Village Town Center will soon house a community of home décor and fashion shops in the vintage market known as Painted Tree Marketplace. The new tenant will take up residence in 38,230 sq. ft. of the space recently vacated by Kroger.

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Highland Village Bond Election Results

2017 Bond election results

Unofficial results for the bond election:
Proposition 1 - Street Improvements
For - 813; Against - 104
Proposition 2 - Park Improvements
For - 695; Against - 220

The official canvassing of the election will take place on November 17 at 10:00 a.m.

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Is Your Home Protected from Carbon Monoxide Buildup?

Flue Vent

As temperatures cool many homeowners are firing up their furnaces for the winter season. Before doing so, homeowners should check all their flue pipes to ensure they are properly connected to avoid carbon monoxide will building up inside the home.

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News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2018

Parks and Recreation Volunteer Program

Volunteer Program

Make a difference by volunteering! We have designed a program that is fun and education, promotes civic responsibility, community spirit and camaraderie and provides an opportunity to accomplish something positive for the community.

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

HVPD Receives Certificate of Recognition

Certificate of Recognition - Senator Nelson

HVPD received a Certificate of Recognition from Texas State Senator Jane Nelson in honor of receiving the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program Award.

Certificate of Recognition

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

HVPD Receives Best Practices Recognition

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On April 10, 2018 the Highland Village Police Department was presented the Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices Recognition Program Award from the Texas Police Chiefs Association. The award recognizes the department’s compliance with the Police ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2018

Solicitor Ordinance Update

Solicitor

Effective February 27, 2018 the Highland Village City Council amended the Solicitor Ordinance. The following changes are now in effect:

Authorized Hours for SolicitingStandard Time — allowed at a private residence from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.Daylight Sav...

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Police
Posted on: March 1, 2018

New Golf Cart Ordinance

Golf Carts

Highland Village City Ordinance 2018-1243 now regulates operation of Golf Carts, Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs), and Slow Moving Vehicles (SMVs).   Some highlights in the ordinance are: No operation on FM 2499/Village Pkwy, FM 407, and Hig...

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Police
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Highland Village Ranked #3 Safest City in Texas

Safest City

Highland Village is ranked as the #3 safest city in Texas by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. This ranking is in large part due to the Community Policing Model employed by the Highland Village Police Department, which is used as a model ...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Scam Alerts

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Scammers use the telephone, email and other sources to defraud victims each year.  These scams may demand money, threaten legal action or trick victims into giving personal information to be used in identity theft.  The Federal Trade Com...

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Posted on: November 19, 2017

Holiday Toy and Food Drive

Blue Santa

HVPD Stuff the Cruiser Toy and Food DriveMembers of the Police Department and the Police Auxiliary will be conducting our "Stuff the Cruiser" Toy Drive at Walmart and Walgreens in Highland Village on weekends starting on 11/24/17. Please come ou...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Fallen Officers Bike Race/5K - Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Bike Race Banner

Join us October 21st at The Shops at Highland Village for our 10th Annual Fallen Officers Bike Race and 5K. All of the proceeds from the event go directly to the Texas Police Chiefs Association’s Fallen Officer Fund, which provides monetary assistance to ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

National Night Out - Tues Oct 3rd

NNO 2017

National Night Out (NNO) will be celebrated in Highland Village on October 3rd. The Police Department will be one of the areas that you can visit to catch up with your neighbors and the officers that patrol your city. We will be hosting a little get toget...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Don't be a Victim of Vehicle Burglary

VBFlyer

We recently had several thefts occur from vehicles left unlocked in our city.  The best ways to stop these crimes of opportunity are to:

  • Lock Your Car
  • Take Your Keys
  • Remove Your Valuables
  • Garage Your Car Whenever Possible
  • Keep Your Garage Door Closed!...
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Posted on: August 24, 2017

New School Zone Times and Back to School Safety

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New School Zone (20 mph) Times

Morning Hours - 30 minutes prior to school starts to 15 minutes after.

Afternoon Hours - 15 minutes before school gets out to 30 minutes after school.

The flashing yellow school zone warning lights have been programmed with the...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Speed Survey Data

Recent questions related to speed limits and enforcement in Highland Village continues to be a popular topic. These similar questions were explored and reported at a City Council meeting on January 10, 2017.  A summary of that report shows betwee...

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