NewsFlash - Jan. 5
Town of Sunnyvale Weekly Update
Road Construction - What To Expect Next Week
Project updates for the Week of Jan. 8:
Work is underway on $16.4 million worth of road improvement projects recently approved by the Sunnyvale Town Council.
Phase 2B and 2C include the repair and overlay of the following sections of asphalt roadway (dates are subject to change). This week's activity is scheduled to include:
- Town East Boulevard from Polly to Collins - Traffic is open in both directions. Additional paving work is scheduled to occur in early January in order to complete this segment including the turning movement from Town East to Polly, weather permitting. Please consider using Collins and East Fork/Polly to avoid this area.
- Tower Place (Town East to the Library) - Construction is scheduled to begin Friday, Jan. 5. Access to/from the library will be maintained during construction. The parking lot will also be repaved, so library patrons will need to park in the Vineyard Park Parking Lot during construction.
- North Paschall from Tripp to US 80 Frontage Road - Construction is underway on the southbound lane as the northbound lane is reopened to traffic. All work on North Paschall is expected to be completed within the first half of January, weather permitting.
- South Paschall from US 80 Frontage Road to Long Creek - Paving is completed. All that remains is the final striping that is expected to be completed in early January.
- Long Creek from Larkin to US 80 - Construction began Jan. 2 on the northbound/eastbound lane.
The latest updates and a preview of upcoming activities are available at TownofSunnyvale.org/RoadProjects. Construction schedules can change with short notice. We appreciate your patience.
Notice of Deadline to File an Application to Appear on the May 4 Ballot
In early 2024, the Town of Sunnyvale will call a General Election to be held on May 4, 2024 for the purpose of electing two Town Council Members, designated as Places 5 and 6. Council Member terms are for a period of three years. All incumbents – Larry Allen, Place 5; and Jonathan Freeman, Place 6 - are eligible to run for re-election.
An informational candidate packet for those who may be interested in learning more about running for Sunnyvale Town Council can be found on the Town Secretary's web page or picked up at Town Hall (127 N. Collins Rd., Town Secretary’s Office) when the filing period begins. The period for submitting an application for a place on the May 4, 2024 ballot runs from Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024 at 8 a.m. through Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 at 5 p.m.
For more information, visit the Town Secretary's web page.
Resolve For Safety in 2024 - #9PM Routine
The Sunnyvale Police Departments wants you to establish a #9PM Routine for security and safety.
The #9PM routine reminds residents to remove valuables from their vehicles, lock their vehicle doors, lock the doors to their residences, turn on exterior lights, and activate all alarms and security systems if applicable. We ask residents to set a nightly reminder on their smartphones or other devices that will remind them to follow the #9PM routine. Sunnyvale PD will also send frequent #9PM reminders to lock up.
Criminals are opportunistic and seek out easy targets. By following our #9PM routine we can make it more difficult for them to do so. Crimes such as vehicle burglaries, thefts and stolen vehicles often occur as a result of vehicles being left unlocked or unsecured. Criminals walk through neighborhoods, trying vehicle door handles, hoping to find an unlocked vehicle. Don’t make your property an easy target. The best way to prevent vehicle burglaries is to lock your doors, remove your valuables from the vehicle and out of sight, and take your keys with you inside your home.
Let’s make this #9PM reminder part of our daily routine where we will work to prevent crime together!
Does your plan for 2024 include adding a furry friend to your family? We're still waiving pet adoption fees and providing discount vouchers for several pet services. Call us at (214) 862-4525 or visit our Petfinder page to learn about available pets.
Keep sharing with your friends and networks and let's resolve to find forever homes for Sunnyvale's shelter pets!
Kodak Needs a Special Foster Home!
The Sunnyvale Animal Shelter urgently needs a foster home for one of the dogs in our care.
Kodak is a one-year-old German Shepherd. He came to us about six weeks ago with an injured tail, which eventually had to be amputated. Kodak has severe anxiety issues and needs lots of care and attention. He is a great, loving dog. He's just very needy right now.
We're searching for someone who can foster him until a forever home can be found. The Town will be responsible for Kodak's healthcare and food while in foster care. He can be adopted for FREE, and his new owner will be responsible for his continued health and recovery.
If you can assist, please contact the Sunnyvale Animal Shelter at (214) 862-4525.
Senior Day Program
Join us on Jan. 11, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. for refreshments, door prizes, and a chance to hear from and visit with our special guest speaker, Sunnyvale Town Manager Jeff Jones. This month's event will be held at Town Hall, 127 Collins Road. Future events will be held at the Doris Padgett Public Library.
Going forward, we'll hold regular Senior Days with a wide variety of activities and speakers, but we want to hear from you! Let us know if there are people you want to hear from or things you'd like to share with the community! We want to create an experience you can't wait for!
We can't wait to see you!
New Streaming Platform for Council Meetings and More
The Sunnyvale Town Council recently approved the purchase of a new video streaming platform for hosting Town Council meetings and other Town-related meetings. The Swagit service was launched at the Dec. 11 Town Council meeting and offers a variety of improved features. Viewers will notice better audio and video quality, as well as the use of three cameras to allow viewers to see speakers and presentations. The platform bookmarks the video and ties it to specific agenda items. The Meeting Videos link on the Town website takes you to the new platform, then click on "Town Council." The platform will be added to YouTube and Facebook in early 2024.