NewsFlash - Feb. 2
Town of Sunnyvale Weekly Update
Sunnyvale Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Town of Sunnyvale for its annual comprehensive financial report for the fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2022.
The report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program, which includes demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.
The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.
To view Town of Sunnyvale financial documents, visit TownofSunnyvale.org/FinancialTransparency.
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Road Construction - What To Expect Next Week
Project updates for the Week of Feb. 5:
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. Construction is largely completed except for striping, which will be completed as weather permits.
- Tower Place (Town East to the Library) - Construction began Thursday, Jan. 25, and will last into early February. 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 - Paving is completed. All that remains is the final striping that is expected to be completed as weather permits.
- 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 by the end of January, weather permitting.
- Long Creek from Larkin to US 80 - Construction began Jan. 2 on the northbound/eastbound lane. Initial paving has been completed and the lane reopened to traffic on January 13. Work on the southbound/westbound lane started reconstruction on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and the entire project is expected to be completed by mid-February, weather permitting.
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.
February is Cat Health Month! We have lots of cats awaiting a healthy loving home available for adoption at the Sunnyvale Animal Shelter. Adoption fees are still being waived. You will also receive vouchers for discounts on various pet services. Keep sharing with your friends and networks and let's resolve to find forever homes for Sunnyvale's shelter pets!
Call (214) 862-4525 or visit Petfinder page to learn about available cats... dogs, too!
Kodak Needs a Special Foster Home!
We're still looking for a foster home for Kodak, a one-year-old German Shepherd. 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.
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.
February is Love Your Library Month!
Kickoff the month by joining us for the Friends of the Sunnyvale Public Library annual meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8 at Town Hall, 127 N. Collins Road. Refreshments will be served at 6:45 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m. The featured speaker will be Jo Giudice, Director of Dallas Public Libraries. Her topic will be "Evolving Libraries and Their Future." See more information about the meeting in the flyer below.
Library Book Return Box Temporarily Out of Order
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the outdoor library book return is out of order for the foreseeable future. For now, items will need to be returned inside the library during normal business hours. Please DO NOT attempt to put anything in the drop box. If you're having trouble returning your items, please reach out to us at (972)226-4491 or by email at email@example.com; we're committed to working with you, and are happy to do what we can to accommodate you, be it renewing items or waiving fines.
We are working as quickly as possible to get the box back up and running and, as always, we appreciate your patience and patronage. Please come by and see us soon!
Notice of Deadline to File an Application to Appear on the May 4 Ballot
Sunnyvale voters will elect two Town Council members for Places 5 and 6 on May 4, 2024. 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. Anyone interested in running should visit the Town Secretary's web page to find out about requirements and the application process.
All applications to run must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.