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The Friday Staff Report to City Council provides weekly updates between staff and Council, encompassing city operations and community initiatives. The City Manager’s Office reported progress on strategic Council priorities, now accessible via a public dashboard. The newly released Solid Waste and Recycling performance scorecard boosts transparency, while the Denton Fire Department’s strategic plan is available online. The Parks and Recreation Department successfully opened the Denton Tennis and Pickleball Center, and Representative Lynn Stucky was honored for his public service. The Denton Enterprise Airport’s Hallo-Wing event surpassed attendance expectations, drawing over 5,000 visitors. Council Member discussions included the renaming of city properties, utility billing services, support for a youth football event, addressing road conditions, a potential new traffic signal, and updates on paving projects, showcasing the city’s commitment to community improvement and transparent governance.
City Council Priorities Update – The City Manager’s Office has reported on the progress of 24 strategic initiatives identified as Council priorities for the fiscal year 2022-23, tracked through performance management software and displayed on a public-facing dashboard. Initiatives for the fiscal year 2023-24 will be included in the next quarterly report.
Department Performance Scorecards – The Strategic Services has released the Solid Waste and Recycling’s performance scorecard, part of an initiative to increase transparency and inform the community about departmental operations. The scorecard is available on the City’s Strategic Plan Dashboard and highlights core services provided by the department.
Denton Fire Department Strategic Plan – A five-year strategic plan developed by the Denton Fire Department in 2020 is now publicly accessible online, allowing the community to track progress and improvements in service delivery.
IACP Conference – Members of the Denton Police Department and Technology Services attended the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference, gaining insights from speakers and peers. Chief Doug Shoemaker was sworn in as Third Vice President of the IACP, leading sessions on organizational culture.
Monthly Mobility Report – Innovative Transportation Solutions provided a report at the Mobility Committee meeting, detailing major regional projects by the Texas Department of Transportation. The report is available for review.
Tennis Center Grand Opening – The Parks and Recreation Department hosted a grand opening for the Denton Tennis and Pickleball Center, attended by 350-400 people. The event included various activities and marked the official transition of programming to the new facility.
TPPA Recognizes Representative Stucky – Texas State Representative Lynn Stucky received the Public Service Award from the Texas Public Power Association at the Denton Energy Center, recognizing his leadership and service in public power. He also toured the facility and met with staff.
DTV Video Highlights for October – DTV produced 17 videos in October to raise awareness and inform the community on various topics. These videos are available on DTV, social media channels, and the City’s YouTube channel.
Hallow-Wing Event Follow Up – The Denton Enterprise Airport hosted its first ever Hallo-Wing event, attracting over 5,000 visitors, significantly exceeding expectations. The event aimed to increase awareness of the airport and engage the community, despite some traffic and parking challenges. The feedback was positive, and the success of the event lays a foundation for future community events at the airport.
Council Member Requests
Naming Policy for City Properties – Council Member Byrd sought direction on renaming facilities within Quakertown Park. Staff provided an overview of the naming process and recommended incorporating the consideration into the Downtown Master Plan.
Invoice Cloud – Council Member Meltzer addressed a resident’s feedback regarding Invoice Cloud, the city’s utility billing service, discussing a one-day gap issue in the system and its impact. Despite some complaints, the adoption of Invoice Cloud has increased paperless bill enrollment, and staff is actively addressing the issues raised.
Denton Youth Football Event – Mayor Hudspeth requested support for a growing Denton Youth Football Tournament, necessitating additional fields. Parks and Recreation adjusted their schedule to accommodate the event, working closely with the renter for field scheduling.
Road Conditions – Mayor Hudspeth forwarded a citizen’s concern about road conditions at specific locations. Elm Street and I-35 S Service Road are TxDOT roadways, and the city has requested repairs. Stuart Road requires full reconstruction, and interim repairs will be made until funding for reconstruction is secured.
Traffic Signal at Hercules Lane and North Locust Street – A citizen requested the installation of a traffic signal at Hercules Lane and North Locust Street. The city will collect traffic data and evaluate historical crash data to determine if improvements are warranted, coordinating with TxDOT as necessary.
Paving on Bradshaw Street and Wilson Street – A query about paving at Bradshaw Street and Wilson Street was addressed, explaining that the remaining paving work is scheduled for completion in early November, pending weather conditions.
Upcoming Community Events
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Upcoming Street Closures
|Street/Intersection||From||To||Closure Start Date||Closure End Date||Description|
|Bonnie Brae St||US 77 (Elm St N)||Bronco Way / Riney Rd||11/06/23||11/27/23||Contractor will be installing a 16 inch water line off of the new 36 water line along US77.|
|McKinney St E (301)||Bell Ave||Oakland St||11/13/23||11/30/23||Sidewalk and ADA repair|
|Railroad Ave||Hickory St||McKinney St||11/06/23||11/30/23||Sidewalk repair in front of HR|
|Windsor Dr (2700)||Carriage Hill Rd||Westgate Dr||11/06/23||11/30/23||Sidewalk / Curb Repair|