NewsFlash - Dec.15
Town of Sunnyvale - Dec. 15, 2023
Road Construction - What To Expect Next Week
Project updates for Week of Dec. 18
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 - Reconstruction of this section began Tuesday, Dec. 12 and is expected to be finished before the end of December weather permitting.
- North Collins Road from Town East Boulevard to Barnes Bridge Road is nearly complete. All that remains is the installation of shoulders in targeted locations. This work is expected to be completed by Monday, Dec. 18 with minimal impacts to traffic as both lanes will remain open.
- North Paschall from Tripp to US 80 Frontage Road - Construction continues on the southbound lane. North Paschall is expected to be fully completed by Friday, Dec. 22 weather permitting.
- South Paschall from US 80 Frontage Road to Long Creek - Paving is completed. All that remains is final striping that is expected to be completed in early January.
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.
We're excited to report that Drix was one of the pets adopted during our monthly adoption event at the Mesquite PetSmart. Look for us at that location on the second Saturday of each month!
If you're ready to add a furry friend to your family NOW, give us a call at (214) 862-4525 to meet a precious pet waiting for a forever home! Keep sharing with your friends and networks and let's clear our shelter this holiday season!
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.
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.
Town Holiday Schedule
Town of Sunnyvale offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 25 and 26 for the Christmas holiday. The Doris Padgett Public Library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23 through Tuesday, Dec. 26.
Town offices will be closed New Year's Day. The Library will be closed Dec. 30 through Jan. 1. Trash, recycling and bulky pickups will follow their normal schedules.
Wednesday, Dec. 20
Story Times for children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Story times include several books and a fun craft or project to take home!
Wednesday, Dec. 20
December 20: Skipping Christmas by John Grisham
The monthly meeting of our book club. We encourage you to come even if you didn’t get all the way through the book for some great conversation. Complimentary refreshments and coffee served. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library in advance of the meeting.
Senior Day at the Library!
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.
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!
Sunnyvale Survey - Community Engagement
Sunnyvale offers a strong sense of community and belonging. Earlier this year, more than 700 Sunnyvale residents shared their insights about our community through a "livability" survey.
More than 9 of 10 Sunnyvale residents rated the Town excellent or good as a place to raise children. Survey respondents also gave Sunnyvale high marks for its sense of community and for valuing and attracting people from diverse backgrounds, rating these characteristics higher than the national benchmarks. These results were part of the National Community Survey. The full report is available at TownofSunnyvale.org/Survey.
An excellent example of Sunnyvale’s commitment to the community is the annual National Night Out event hosted by Sunnyvale’s police and fire departments each October. In fact, the 2023 event was ranked 12th in the nation by the National Night Out judges! On Oct. 3, the Sunnyvale Police and Fire Departments hosted more than 1,000 community members. The event featured bounce houses, dunk booths, and demonstrations by the ATF, FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety Helicopter. Several businesses set up booths to showcase how they support the community. Public Works displayed their day-to-day work equipment and Republic Services demonstrated trash truck operations. The Sunnyvale Animal Shelter invited guests to adopt some of their pets. We’re already making plans for even more fun activities for the 2024 event!