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From the Nov. 4th  “Friday Staff Reports to City Council”

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The Friday Staff Report to City Council is a weekly communication between staff and Council. The city of Denton Enters Risk Level 3. New virtual cashier kiosk for utility payments. Quakertown Centennial Memorial Project Update. Upcoming State of the City event and road closures.

General Information

The City of Denton will be closed on Veteran’s day, so the next Friday Report will be distributed on Thursday.

The City of Denton has entered Risk Level 3 after a sample of mosquitoes collected from Pecan Creek Water Reclamation Plant at 1100 S. Mayhill Rd. tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV).

A new virtual cashier kiosk has been launched that offers the same functionality as a utility payment kiosk but with added features. A virtual cashier will be available during business hours at 601 E. Hickory St, Suite F as part of a pilot program to test customer adoption and feedback.

Parks and Recreation Department staff are working with pastors from church congregations formerly located at Quakertown to clarify text and design for temporary signage at Quakertown Park. Staff is holding two public meetings to receive input on signage and other temporary memorials at Quakertown, as well as public programming residents, would like to see as part of the Quakertown Centennial Memorial Project. Denton Public Library is helping to gather genealogical data for a project to memorialize Quakertown. Meeting details are included on the attached flyer.

The City Council has directed staff to place signs at roadway entrances into the City noting our friendship city relationship with Múzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico.

The City’s Construction Guide newsletter was sent out and will hit mailboxes the week of Oct. 31, 2022.

Council Member Requests

There is not a water leak at Foxcroft Circle and Emerson Street, but the Drainage Department will replace sections of the damaged curb and gutter to allow standing water to flow.

A group home may be built without a permit on Kayewood Drive, and the city is investigating.

The Archer Trail segment is part of the Denton Street Rehabilitation Project and will have a utility ditch line repaired beginning Nov. 8.

The drinking fountains in Quakertown Park are turned off from November to March, but the faucets located outside can be turned on for special events.

Upcoming Community Events and Meetings

Texas Arbor Day Tree Planting – The Texas Arbor Day tree planting, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5 at North Lakes Dog Park has been canceled due to weather. Staff is planning an alternative planting ceremony date that will require canceling the volunteer opportunity aspect of the event.

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Veteran’s Day Program at Denton Senior Center – There will be a patriotic music performance and light refreshments at the Denton Senior Center on November 10 from 1:00 to 2 p.m. in honor of veterans from all branches of our armed forces.

Recycling 101 – Join sustainability on November 15 for Recycling 101 to learn about what is and is not accepted in recycling. RSVP online to join Recycling 101 at 6 p.m. at Emily Fowler Library.

American Legion Hall Senior Center Thanksgiving Luncheon – The American Legion Hall Senior Center will host a Thanksgiving Luncheon for the 50+ community on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 12 – 2 p.m. Senior citizens can attend a free luncheon, and also have the opportunity to win door prizes and visit vendors.

Creating in Acrylics at the Denton Senior Center – Novice and experienced painters can learn painting skills in a six-week session that focuses on scenery. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and pre-registration is required. Registration is available online, in person, or over the phone at (940) 349-8720.

State of the City – The City of Denton will be hosting its annual State of the City event on November 17th, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A public event will be hosted at Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center, at 3100 Town Center Trail, Denton, Texas.

Teen Tech Tuesday – Denton Teen Council is partnering with the Denton Senior Center to provide one-on-one help with technology questions from older adults and seniors. The teenagers are getting experience and helping the seniors, who are answering technology questions. Seniors can come to the Denton Senior Center on the first Tuesday of every month for help with their devices.

Wreaths Across America – Denton Parks and Recreation will host a National Wreaths Across America Day on December 17th. Wreaths Across America is a mission to remember, honor and teach the public about America’s veterans. To sponsor a wreath for the Wreaths Across America campaign, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/TX1167 by November 28th. PARD is also seeking volunteers to place wreaths on veteran headstones, organizations to serve as sponsors to solicit wreath donations, and individuals to donate wreaths. Oakwood Cemetery, which is owned and operated by the City of Denton, has 253 veteran graves.

Upcoming Street Closures

Street/ IntersectionFromToClosure Start DateClosure End DateDescription
Park Access Rd (Off Bonnie Brae)Windsor DrRiney Rd11/15/2207/31/23Urbana Bonnie Brae Project: Water, Sewer, Storm, Paving.
Wayne StBoydMonzingo11/14/2201/06/23Street Reconstruction

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