Town of Sunnyvale NewsFlash

Sept. 18, 2020

Virtual National Night Out planned for Oct. 6

Sunnyvale Police Department released a promotional video this week, inviting members of the Sunnyvale community to participate in a virtual National Night Out (NNO) on Oct. 6.

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to gather like we have in years past; however, Sunnyvale PD put a twist on this years' NNO, offering multiple ways for you and your family to participate.

Virtual NNO ideas:

  • Turn your porch light(s) blue
  • Decorate your lawn
  • Start a food drive in lieu of a neighborhood block party
  • Request a drive-by mini parade of police cars
  • Request Junior Officer stickers
  • Request a police car to take pictures in front of

Requests for the items above can be made to

Please remember to wear your mask, limit your gatherings to family, and social distance!

Sunnyvale Police Department's Virtual National Night Out - Oct. 6

Budget approved by Town Council

Town Council and Town staff have been working diligently to develop the budget for the 2020/2021 fiscal year. The Town Manager and the Budget Committee proposed a budget that required the same tax rate as the prior year: $0.4567. The budget was formally adopted by Town Council today, Sept. 19 after nearly four months of research and public discussions.

If you have questions about the 2020/2021 budget, please do not hesitate to reach out to Town Manager Susan Guthrie.

West Nile Watch

As you may have heard, the Town of Sunnyvale was notified by Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) that a mosquito sample taken on Monday, Sept. 14 within the Town limits tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The positive trap was identified in the 200 Block of Mesa Drive. DCHHS Mosquito Control sprayed the area on Sept. 15 and Sept. 16.

If you have standing water on your property, mosquito dunks are available to Sunnyvale residents; pick-up at Town Hall from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Please continue to take protective measures by utilizing the "4D's" to reduce the risk of WNV:

  • DEET - All Day, Every Day: Whenever outside, use FDA approved insect repellents that contain DEET, picaridin or lemon-eucalyptus oil.
  • DRESS: Wear long, loose fitting, light-colored clothing when going outdoors.
  • DRAIN: All areas of standing water in or around your home where mosquitoes can lay their eggs.
  • DAWN, DAY & DUSK: Limit your time outside as mosquitoes will bite at any time - day or night.

Texas Governor issues new executive order

Governor Greg Abbott issued executive order GA-30 authorizing certain businesses to reopen based on the COVID-19 hospitalization rate within the trauma service area that the business is located.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, the following businesses within areas with 15% or lower COVID-19 hospitalizations may reopen to 75% capacity:

  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Office buildings
  • Manufacturing
  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Gyms

To access the full order, click here.

Vineyard Park Update

Did you hear? The parking lot at Vineyard Park was recently repaved. Go check it out!
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