Town of Sunnyvale - Sept. 17, 2021

Council adopts FY 21-22 budget and tax rate

The Town Council met three times this week to discuss the proposed budget and tax rate. At the Town Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 13, a public hearing was held on the proposed budget and tax rate. A Special Town Council meeting was called on Thursday, Sept. 16 for the first readings of Ordinance 21-20 adopting the FY 21-22 budget, Ordinance 21-21 ratifying the property tax rate, and Ordinance 21-22 levying the property taxes. At this meeting, Council discussed in depth three different tax rate options and ultimately landed at $0.45300 per $100 valuation. Another Special Town Council meeting was called for Sept. 17 for a second reading and final adoption of the above-mentioned ordinances. Council voted to decrease the rate this year from $0.456700 to $0.45300.

Sunnyvale Homecoming Parade

Sunnyvale ISD is kicking off Homecoming week with a community-wide Homecoming parade on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 4:30 p.m. More fun is planned for after the parade, so be sure to stick around! Visit SISD's Homecoming page for additional details.

The parade route can be found here.

Upcoming Blood Drives:

Two separate blood drives are scheduled in the Town of Sunnyvale throughout the next few weeks. Details are listed below. Click the picture of the blood drive you wish to donate blood at to schedule your appointment!

Upcoming community event:

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Click here to register for the 2021 Turkey Trot!

Join us for a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 25! The third Annual Fast and Furriest Turkey Trot will be a 5K run/walk and a 1-mile fun run. Arrival: 7 a.m. Race: 7:30 a.m. Cost: Free!

635 East Project notifications

"The 635 East Project is a $1.74 billion design-build roadway construction project by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to improve mobility, operations and safety along Interstate 635 (I-635) in Dallas County. The project spans 11 miles beginning just east of US 75 in North Dallas to I-30 in Mesquite. Construction began in the spring of 2020 and will last through late 2024."

Sign up to receive text alerts regarding progress, lane closures, etc. by texting "635 East" to 1-833-HWY635E (1-833-499-6353). Additionally, you can subscribe to the 635 East e-blasts.

Source: TxDOT

Photo courtesy of Pegasus Link Constructors

September is Preparedness Month!

Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation recognizing September 2021 as Preparedness Month in Texas. Coinciding with National Preparedness Month, this month is a time to encourage Texans to develop and practice emergency plans to protect their household and property in the event of an emergency or natural disaster by creating a communication strategy, deciding on an emergency meeting location, building a three-day disaster preparedness kit, and signing up for emergency alerts.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management, which marks its second anniversary as a standalone state agency under the Texas A&M University System, is also highlighting key preparedness topics from every week during the month of September 2021 across social media.

Week 3 - September 12-18; Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness:

Limit the impacts that disasters have on you and your family. Know the risk of disasters in your area and check your insurance coverage. Learn how to make your home stronger in the face of storms and other common hazards, and act fast if you receive a local warning or alert.

Check it Out

Featured below are three new arrivals that Library staff recommend for the Children, Adult, and Media categories. Swing by the Library and check out the new arrivals! Or, reserve the item by clicking the picture associated with each one. A wait-list is available if the item is unavailable at the time of check out.

Calendar of Events

New Resident Mixer

Thursday, Sep. 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm

127 North Collins Road

Sunnyvale, TX

The New Resident Mixer will be a casual meet and greet, targeting families who have moved into Sunnyvale within the last six months to get to know their Town Council, Town staff, and other familiar faces around Town.

If you received an invitation to the New Resident Mixer, please RSVP to Public Relations and Event Coordinator Erica Wooldridge as soon as possible.

Register to receive newsletters and emergency notices

Click here to register for more information from the Town of Sunnyvale.