Town of Sunnyvale - March 18, 2022

Road maintenance update

On Sept. 13, 2021, the Town Council approved a $2.4 million contract with Reliable Paving for the repair and reconstruction of several of the Town’s asphalt streets. Roads were selected based on an analysis of pavement conditions, with the worst roads ranking highest and prioritized first.

Unfortunately, the contractor was unable to begin the work before the weather turned cold for the winter when asphalt cannot be poured. Beginning next Monday, March 21, Reliable Paving will begin this work, which is expected to take approximately three months to complete.

The following roads will be repaired or replaced as part of this contract:

  • Town East Boulevard - from New Hope Road to Collins Road and East Fork Road to Polly Road
  • Long Creek Road - from Clay Road to Larkin Road
  • Gloria Road starting at East Fork Road
  • Collins Road - from Tripp Road to Redstone Drive
  • Polly Road - from East Fork Road to Barnes Bridge Road
  • East Fork Road - from Town East Boulevard to Gloria Road

Later this Spring, the Town plans to bid out similar work for additional streets with the goal to have this work completed by the end of the year. These roads include:

  • Tripp Road - from Belt Line Road to The Falls Drive
  • North Jobson Road - from Tripp Road to Town East Boulevard
  • East Fork Road - from Town East Boulevard to Polly Road
  • Michael Lane
  • Collins Road - from Redstone Drive to Barnes Bridge Road
  • Molina Drive
  • Magic Lane
  • Sunbird Lane

These and other recent projects get the Town approximately a third of the way through the road maintenance program approved by Council in 2021. The Town will continue to discuss allocating additional resources to road maintenance during upcoming budget discussions.

Harris Addition Sewer and Alley Rehabilitation Update

Work on Phase I of the Harris Addition Sewer and Alley Rehabilitation project is nearing substantial completion. The alleys are fully accessible and Republic Services was notified to begin picking up trash in the alleys, effective March 17.

Animal Shelter pup in need of surgery

Animal Control Officer Frank Locke found Frances, an injured, adult female Great Pyrenees on Thursday, March 17 on Barnes Bridge Road.

Frances saw a vet on Friday, March 18 who confirmed a broken femur in her right front leg that will require surgery. Frances' surgery will be scheduled as soon as possible. In the meantime, Frank is keeping Frances as comfortable as possible and Sunnyvale Animal Shelter will be accepting donations to cover the estimated $3,000 in expenses. No tax dollars will be used for this expense. A gracious resident has offered to foster her during rehab and once she is healed, she will be available for adoption.

Donations can be made in person at Town Hall - 127 N. Collins Rd. or they can be brought to the shelter. Frank can pick them up as well; just give him a call at (214) 862-4525. All donations must be in the form of a check, payable to "Town of Sunnyvale" with "Animal Shelter" in the memo line.

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Fire Chief halts issuance of burn permits

Fire Chief Doug Kendrick has halted the issuance of burn permits until further notice due to the extremely dry conditions that Sunnyvale is experiencing.

Sunnyvale Fire/Rescue Department does not recommend recreational burning until an improvement in weather conditions is seen. Please take caution with fire pits to avoid blowing embers and refrain from leaving fire pits unattended.

If you have any questions, please contact the Fire Department at (972) 203-0314.

Chamber of Commerce, EDC hosting Job Fair on March 24

The Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce, along with the Sunnyvale Economic Development Corporation are inviting local businesses to participate in the Sunnyvale Job Fair. Businesses of all industries are encouraged to participate.

The job fair will be held next Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Town Hall.

For more information, or to sign up to participate in the job fair, click here.

Questions? Contact Tammy Hawkes at (214) 809-5615.

Park improvements

It has been a busy week for the Parks Department! Parks crews added new material at the Town Center Park playground and they finished installing the batting cage at Jobson Park!

Thank you to the Parks Department for making our playground and Parks safe and fun!

Annual water system maintenance

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) began their annual water system maintenance on March 1. This maintenance procedure is essential to keeping water safe as it travels to your tap across a 2,200-square-mile service area. The temporary change will last through March 29.

The need for disinfection:

Disinfection is a critical part of water treatment to keep water safe. During NTMWD’s normal water treatment processes, disinfection is a two-step process that first treats the water at the plant and second adds disinfectant to maintain water quality as it travels long distances through pipes to homes and businesses

Temporary change in disinfection:
Each spring for about one month, NTMWD suspends the typical use of ammonia to allow the remaining chlorine to keep the water disinfected as it travels through the system. This temporary change in disinfectant helps maintain the system and high water quality year round. It’s important to do this before summer because hotter temperatures can increase the potential for bacterial growth in pipes.

During this change, you may see staff performing "hydrant flushing." This process helps the chlorine-disinfected water through the system by flushing water from fire hydrants.

You also may notice a different odor and/or taste. Even at low concentrations, some people are more sensitive to taste, smell, and skin contact with chlorine. NTMWD has provided simple steps to help minimize the effects of this.

If you have any questions or concerns about the quality of your water, please do not hesitate to contact the Town.
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