Town of Sunnyvale - July 1, 2022
Wishing everyone a safe holiday weekend... Happy Fourth of July!
*** The Library will observe the holiday on Tuesday, July 5 ***
Burn ban in effect
A burn ban is currently in effect for Dallas County.
Sunnyvale Fire/Rescue Department has halted the issuance of burn permits until further notice.
Recreational burning is not recommended 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.
Questions? Contact the Fire Department at (972) 203-0314.
Fire Fighter's Association gives back to community
The Sunnyvale Professional Fire Fighter's Association presented two Sunnyvale High School students with $500 scholarships at the June 27 Town Council meeting. "One of the core reasons we started the Association was to be able to give back to the community..." said Association President Dreu Bynum. The 2022 scholarship recipients were Caroline Henderson and Zachary Bartis.
Town receives 'Distinguished Budget Presentation Award'
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recently announced that the Town of Sunnyvale received the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2021-2022 budget. This is the Town’s fifth consecutive year to receive this award.
The Distinguished Budget Presentation Award represents a significant achievement by the Town of Sunnyvale. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
To receive the budget award, the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation that assess how well the budget serves as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide, and a communications device.
There are over 1,700 participants in the Budget Awards Program. The most recent Budget Award recipients, along with their corresponding budget documents, are posted quarterly on GFOA's website. Award recipients have pioneered efforts to improve the quality of budgeting and provide an excellent example for other governments throughout North America.
The Town Council acknowledged the GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award at the June 27, 2022 Town Council meeting. To view the 2021-2022 budget, visit www.townofsunnyvale.org/financialtransparency.
Upcoming blood drive
Summer Reading 2022: Oceans of Possibilities!
Next week under the sea at the Doris Padgett Public Library:
- Wednesday, July 6; 10:30 a.m.: SHARKS! Shark Week hits storytime, and the fun and songs are going to be vicious!
- Thursday, July 7; 2 p.m.: Join the Library for the weekly craft and make yourself an amazing Cardboard Tube Parrot!
Reminder: The Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 5 in observance of Independence Day.
Looking for a FURever friend?
Contact Animal Control Officer Frank Locke - (214) 862-4525.
The Town of Sunnyvale hopes you and your family had a great time at the Red, White, and Boom Sunnyfest Celebration last Friday, June 24! It was HOT, but it was a great time. Thank you to all who came out and joined us for the evening. Pictures have been uploaded to the Town's Facebook.
Additionally, we would like to thank our sponsors and vendors for their part in making this event successful.
We hope to see you all at future Town events. Events can be found on the Town's website.