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The Friday Staff Report to City Council is a weekly communication between staff and Council. Denton Fire Department has deployed to help with Hurricane Ian. The North Lakes Recreation Center is adding new outdoor classes. Upcoming events are Fall Twilight Series, Denton Animal Services Trunk or Treat, Denton County Homeless Veterans Stand Down, Community Tree Giveaway, and others. Upcoming road closures for construction.

General Information

Three members of the Denton Fire Department have deployed to help with Hurricane Ian.

The City of Denton has approved a Professional Services Agreement with Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. to design master plan services for the Parks and Recreation Aquatics Division.

The City is experiencing an increase of KR Bluestem, a grass that grows quickly and needs to be mowed often. KR Bluestem is difficult to control, so experts suggest living with it and limiting actions that might encourage its spread.

The North Lakes Recreation Center is adding new outdoor classes to their Saturday morning group exercise schedule.

Council Member Requests

The council member inquired about the installation of flashing lights for a school zone, but due to supply chain constraints, the equipment was delayed. In September, the equipment arrived and three locations were operational on Londonderry Lane, Farris Road, and Montecito Drive.

A resident on Autumn Path Road contacted Council Member Byrd regarding a strange odor, prompting an inquiry about the expectation of odors from a landfill when residing near one. Staff found no abnormalities in the September 26 landfill operations that would have accounted for an abnormal odor event.

The City of Denton has a Franchise Agreement with Atmos Energy that allows them to access public rights of way for the construction and maintenance of gas facilities. Atmos is anticipating completing work in approximately one month, provided the continued cooperation of the residents.

The City Council is investigating whether the microseal treatment recently applied to Bayberry Street is adequate.

A request was forwarded from Mr. Randy Hunt of Historic Denton, Inc. to create signage to identify Denton’s National Register Historic District. Staff and Historic Denton, Inc. are working together to create signs that recognize both the local and national historic districts.

The City is researching the cost of having braille on business cards and office name plates.

Upcoming Community Events and Meetings

Fall Twilight Tunes Series – The Fall Twilight Tunes Series will continue through October 27 and will now take place at Wolff’s Park (108 Industrial Street).

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Día De Los Muertos Celebration – The Parks and Recreation Department will host a Día De Los Muertos Celebration on October 15, which will feature a keynote speaker, various vendors, resources, and raffles.

Fall into Gardening – A free Landscape Class will be held on October 20 to help people control plants in their lawn and landscape. RSVP online.

Energy Efficiency Tips and Tricks – Save money and learn how to save energy by joining us on October 22 at 10 a.m. RSVP online.

Community Tree Giveaway – The Community Tree Giveaway is a yearly event where 700 trees are distributed to Denton residents. Denton residents can register for a free tree from the city starting October 4.

Denton Animal Services Trunk or Treat – Denton Animal Services will be hosting a Trunk or Treat event on Thursday, October 20th from 6 pm-8 pm for all the Community to enjoy. View Flyer.

Denton County Homeless Veterans Stand Down – The Denton County Veterans Coalition is hosting a stand-down event for veterans experiencing homelessness on October 27. View Flyer.

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.

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
Clubhouse Dr (2600 – 2412)Mustang DrSombrero Dr10/03/2210/21/22Panel Repair
Fairway DrClubview DrLinks Dr10/17/2211/04/22Sidewalk Repair
Hickory StBell AveRailroad Ave10/03/2210/07/22Concrete street panel repair/replacement for east bound lanes.
Hinkley Oaks DrBarrydale DrHinkley Oaks (7612)10/10/2211/18/22Concrete Panel and sidewalk repair
Juno LnStuart RdYellowstone Pl10/03/2210/07/22Mill & Overlay
McKinney StBell AveFrame St10/10/2211/25/22Restructuring the entrance to Frame St.
Mingo Rd@ Fishtrap RdRxR Crossing10/04/2210/07/22Railroad Crossing
Nottingham DrChurchill DrDevonshire Ct10/17/2211/04/22Valley Gutter and Curb Repair
Pertain St@ Mingo RdRxR Crossing10/04/2210/07/22Railroad Crossing
Rockhill Rd@ Rhoades RdRxR Crossing10/04/2210/07/22Railroad Crossing
Seven Oaks LnRambling Brook TrlSerenity Way10/17/2211/04/22Street panels and Sidewalk repair
Wintercreek Dr (1212)Green Bend DrBeechwood Dr10/03/2210/21/22Concrete Panel Repair

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