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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Council Approves Agreement for Joint Fire Training Facility

Joint Fire Training facility

At the October 12 meeting, Council authorized the interlocal agreement for the construction and operation of a joint fire training facility with the City of Lewisville and the Town of Flower Mound.

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

City Notifies of Intent to Issue Certificates of Obligation

City to Issue Certificates of Obligation for Streets and Parks Projects

On September 28, Council approved a resolution notifying of the City’s intent to issue Certificates of Obligation (CO) for specific purposes. Projects totaling $15.75M, including issuance cost, are considered to fund parks and streets projects.

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Council Approves Contract for Planning Documents Update

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Council approved the contract with McAdams to update the City’s planning documents. The planning process will take about 12 months and will include public input from residents and the business community. Council appointed members to Boards & Commissions.

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Crews to Conduct Smoke Testing in Eastern Portion of the City

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The City has contracted with Pipeline Analysis to conduct smoke testing of sanitary sewer lines in portions of the city. The testing will begin on Wednesday, September 29, weather permitting. Residents will receive a door hanger notification on their fron...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Council Approves First Read of the Annual Budget

FY 21-22 Budget

Council approved the first read of the FY 21-22 Budget. The Certified Estimate from the DCAD provided a 5.3% growth in estimated property values, providing an additional $711,707 in property tax revenues. The tax rate of $.56302 remains unchanged.

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

TXFallenPD Tribute Event - Honoring the Fallen

TXFallenPD Tribute Event Newsflash

The TXFallenPD Tribute Event is set for Sat., Oct. 16 at The Shops at Highland Village. Registration is now open for the 5K Run and the civilian and first responder Bike Honor Ride. Help us honor the Texas officers who have died in the line of duty.

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Council Continues Budget Discussion; Approves Updated Animal Control Ordinance

Animal Ordinance

Council continued FY 21-22 Budget discussions with a presentation on the proposed General Fund Budget, Supplemental Requests, Capital Improvement Projects, & potential future Bond Projects. First read was approved amending the Animal Control ordinance.

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Highland Village Police Apprehend Suspects in Attempted ATM Burglary

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At approximately 6:03 a.m., on Aug. 24, 2021, Highland Village Police responded to the Denton Area Teachers Credit Union (DATCU) in Highland Village for an ATM Burglary in progress.

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Council Sets Public Hearing Date and Proposed Tax Rate for FY 2021-2022

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Council set the public hearing for September 14 for the proposed tax rate for fiscal year 2021-2022. The tax rate is proposed to remain the same at $0.56302. The Utility Fund Budget will also keep the current rate structure for water and sewer services.

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Council Continues Budget Discussions

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At the July 27 meeting, Council continued FY 2021-22 Budget discussion with a presentation from staff on Special Revenue Funds. Further budget discussions will take place through July and August. Council also recognized Annie Netsch as Mayor for the Day.

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Council Begins FY 2021-2022 General Fund Budget Discussion

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Council received a presentation from staff on the year end projections of the FY 2020-2021 which is expected to come in within budget providing a solid year end. The contract for the asphalt overlay project was approved. Officer Chip Foskey was sworn in.

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Posted on: July 5, 2021

Double Drowning at Lake Lewisville

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On July 4, at 7:52 p.m. dispatch was notified of a boating accident at Pilot Knoll Park. Two passengers, who were not wearing life preservers, were thrown from the boat and did not resurface. Both were found deceased at 12:30 a.m., Monday, July 5.

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Council Approves Contract for Construction of Highland Village Road Sidewalk

2021 Sidewalk Improvement Project

Council approves contract for the 2021 Sidewalk Improvement Project, which includes the construction of the Highland Village Rd sidewalk, the Victoria Park walking path, and completion of the sidewalk from Brazos Park to Medina Dr.

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

Council Honors Area Veterans; Receives Speed Study Update

Veterans Monument

City Council recognized ten local veterans at the Honor Our Veterans ceremony, received a speed study update, and approved the first read of the juvenile curfew ordinance.

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Council Canvasses Election; Selects Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem

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Council approves election results canvassing and elects Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem. Fire Department to hold COVID-19 Vaccination clinic on May 13.

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Highland Village Ranks in Top 10 Safest Cities

Safest City 2021

Highland Village ranks as the tenth safest city in Texas, according to Safewise which uses FBI crime stats and Census population data. Thanks to our community policing efforts, volunteers, and our community for proactively keeping our community safe.

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Posted on: May 1, 2021

May 1 Unofficial Election Results

Election Results

The unofficial election results from the May 1 election are: Place 3: Andrew Crawford - 227, Mike Lombardo - 1054; Place 5: Jason Bates - 298, Tom Heslep - 968 ; Place 7: Dan Jaworski -1073. The canvass of the official votes will take place on May 11.

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

City Lifts Allowance of Temporary Signage for Restaurant and Retail

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Last year we were in the beginning stages of the COVID-19 Disaster Declaration and allowed restaurants and retail businesses the option to place temporary bandit signs so the public would know what businesses were open and what services were being offered...

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Council Receives Annual Financial Report; Approves Contract for Facility Security Upgrades

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Council approved a contract with WEIL Construction, Inc. for security upgrades to the four main City buildings. Council received the Annual Financial Report which declares the City's financial statements present fairly the financial position of the city.

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

City Re-Starts Rental of Indoor Facilities; Meetings Open to the Public

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Rental of all City indoor facilities will resume on May 1. City Council and all board and commission meetings will be open to the public beginning in May.

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Council Receives Update on Information Services Department; Recognizes Lt. Bobby Doyle

Information Services Update

At the March 9 meeting, Information Services Director Sunny Lindsey provided an update on the Information Services Department. A proclamation was presented in honor of Lt. Bobby Doyle's retirement after 20 years with the HVPD.

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

City Continues to Follow CDC Guidelines; Opens in a Tiered Approach

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On March 2 Gov. Abbott announced an end to the statewide mask mandate and expanded capacity of Texas businesses to 100%, effective March 10. The City will follow CDC guidelines and continue to require the wearing of face coverings in City buildings.

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Council Approves Copperas Branch Master Plan; Recognizes Bill Aycock

Copperas Branch Park Master Plan

City Council approved the Copperas Branch Park Master Plan, the long-term vision for the Park. Council also recognized Bill Aycock for 21 years of service to the City.

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

Water and Sewer Charges

Information on Sewer Rates and Water Charges

With all the extra water being used either to drip faucets or if you experienced a water leak, you may be wondering how this will affect your sewer charges. We have a plan in place for just this type of situation. Highland Village uses a winter average (t...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Council Receives Update on Copperas Branch Master Plan and Parks and Recreation Projects

Parks and Recreation Update

At their Feb. 9 meeting, Council received an update on the Copperas Branch Master Plan, an overview of the Parks and Recreation Department, and approved the 2021 Legislative Program.

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Council Receives Fire Department Update

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City Council received a presentation on the Highland Village Fire Department. Chief Michael Thomson shared an overview of the department’s accomplishments and goals, staffing level, apparatus, equipment, performance data and response times.

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Council Receives Police Department Update; City Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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City Council received an overview on the Highland Village Police Department and the City was recognized for the 29th year for excellence in financial reporting.

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Posted on: December 24, 2020

Intoxication Manslaughter Charges Pending in Fatality Incident

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On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 7:40 p.m., Highland Village Police responded to a parking lot in the 1900 Block of Justin Road in reference to a motor vehicle injury accident.  Preliminary investigation revealed a man and woman may have been i...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Kids Kastle is Now Open!

Kids Kastle Entry Sign

The Kids Kastle playground is complete and open for play beginning on Saturday, December 19. City staff, along with Play by Design, LLC, and small volunteer groups have completed the work on the community build project. The new Kids Kastle is an all-inclu...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

Council Approves Utility Projects and Recognizes Sgt. Paul Kimberlin

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At the December 8 meeting, the City Council approved a resolution awarding the contract for the Unity Park Storm Drain Rehabilitation Project, water and wasterwater line replacements, and recognizes Sgt. Paul Kimberlin.

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Council Approves Rate Increase for Solid Waste Collection by Community Waste Disposal

Community Waste Disposal

Council approved two resolutions regarding a rate increase for solid waste and recycling services provided by Community Waste Disposal - the annual CPI adjustment and an increase due to additional operational costs from the closure of the DFW landfill.

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

City and The Shops at Highland Village Partner for Successful Concert in the Park(ing lot) Series

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Pivot. Adapt. Collaborate. All words used to describe how businesses are managing during COVID cancellations. These words are good descriptors of what the City and The Shops at Highland Village are doing for Concerts in the Park(ing lot) events.

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

Council Appoints Members to Boards and Commissions; Northbound Access to I-35E Approved

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At the Oct. 13 meeting, Council learned of the approval of northbound access to I-35E from Highland Village Road. Council appointed board and commission members.

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

HVPD Sgt. Dennis Oliver - Funeral Service

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UPDATE: Oct 6, 2020 - A memorial service will be held for Sergeant Dennis Oliver at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9 at the Village Church in Flower Mound. Due to social distancing limited seating is available and reservations are required. Visit The Villag...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

City Dedicates Doubletree Bridge to PFC Aaron M. Hudson

PFC Hudson Memorial Bridge Dedication

A ceremony was held on Saturday, September 19 to formally dedicate the pedestrian bridge at Doubletree Ranch Park the “PFC Aaron M. Hudson Memorial Bridge.” The private gathering unveiled all the elements installed at the bridge to honor PFC Hudson.

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Council Approves Final Read of Annual Budget

2021 Budget

Council approves the FY 20/21 Budget and receives an update on HVFD Fire Equipment Operator/Paramedic Mel Harper and his deployment to California to assist the firefighting efforts currently underway.

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Council Honors Retiring City Manager Michael Leavitt; Approves First Read of Annual Budget

Michael Leavitt Pavilion

Council, and the Highland Village Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, honored retiring city manager Michael Leavitt by naming the pavilion at Doubletree Ranch Park the Michael Leavitt Pavilion in honor of Leavitt’s service to the community.

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate - Sept. 8, 2020

2021 Tax Rate Public hearing notice

The City will hold a public hearing on the proposed tax rate of $0.563020 on Sept. 8, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Highland Village Municipal Complex.

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Council Appoints Paul Stevens as City Manager

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Council approved the employment agreement and appointed Paul Stevens as the new city manager for the city of Highland Village.

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Council Adopts Revised FM 2499 Speed Limit Set by TxDOT

FM 2499 Speed Limit Change June 2020

Council adopts the speed limit TxDOT will set on FM 2499. The speed limit will change from 45mph to 50mph from the FM 2499/Northwood intersection to the northern corporate limit line and remain as currently posted from Northwood south to FM 407.

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