July 2015 Town of Prosper New watering schedule

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Town of Prosper news and more

Town Council Meeting and Public Hearing

The Town of Prosper Town Council will meet and hold a public hearing on September 10, 2013 during their regularly scheduled meeting to consider the rezoning request of the 5.0+ acres adjacent to Stone Creek Prosper on the south side.  The property, owned by Mr. Phil Jobe, will be the site of additional buildings which will affect homeowners adjacent to the property.  At the Planning and Zoning meeting held on August 20th, Mr. Jobe agreed to provide additional landscaping, insure that water flow into Stone Creek would be minimalized, and building lighting (except the front entrances) would be turned off no later than 10 PM.  At a meeting held today with the Stone Creek Board of Directors, he agreed to provide additional screening for the areas most affected due to the elevation.  Homeowners are encouraged to attend the Town Council meeting to hear the plan in full, and to speak if they so desire.  Forms must be filled out prior to the meetings start for anyone that would like to address the council.  This public meeting will also cover the proposed budget for FY 2013 – 2014.

Rainwater Harvesting

The Town of Prosper continues their water conservation series, and is holding a seminar on Rainwater Harvesting on September 16th from 630 to 830 PM at the Prosper Community Library.  The program will go over the benefits of rainwater harvesting and participants will have the opportunity to construct their own 55 rain barrel.  On October 14th at the same time and location, a seminar on composting will be presented.

Registration for the seminars should be done at http://www.tamu.edu

Community Picnic

Don’t forget this Saturday is the Town of Prosper Community Picnic at Frontier Park from 5 to 8 PM.  Food, drinks, bounce houses, games, rides, face painting and more await the attendees.

Town of Prosper informational meeting on West Nile Virus

Intended to arm residents with the most reliable, science-based information on the West Nile Virus, the specific breed of mosquito that carries the disease and how to fight the infection, the Town of Prosper has scheduled a community informational meeting on this topic on Monday, June 24, according to Code Compliance Officer Trish Eller.
“We’re bringing in speakers from the Entex Pest Solutions of North Texas. These are trained experts with entomology backgrounds who have spent their professional careers studying and learning about the disease and its carrier. They have established a web site called http://www.Municipalmosquito.com that has information on West Nile Virus and how to protect against it,” she said.

The one-hour meeting is free and open to the public and will be held at the Prosper Municipal Chambers, 108 W. Broadway in the downtown area starting at 6 p.m. Following the presentation, a question and answer session will be held to provide further information to attendees.

In addition to the seminar, the Town continues to actively monitor and drain areas with standing and stagnant water. Where draining is not practical or possible, staff members drop larvicide tablets into the water. These tablets, more commonly called dunks, are designed to kill off the larvae for about 30 days. Each dunk covers some 100 square feet of water surface.

To assist homeowners in this effort, the Town is providing packets containing a pair of dunks to residents who request them in person at Town Hall, 121 W. Broadway. Packets are limited to one per household per month, and proof of residency will be required when requesting the dunk packets. Residents may request additional packets every 30 days, if needed. There is no charge for the packets. Additional dunks can be purchased at garden and hardware stores.
Even so, Eller continues to emphasize the enactment the “five Ds” of personal protection. “Of course, the five Ds are the best way to fight off the virus, and everyone, especially children and the elderly, should practice them on a daily basis,” she said.

The five Ds include: DRAIN—all areas of standing water including changing water in wading pools, bird baths, cleaning out gutters, and not allowing water to stagnate in old tires, flowerpots, trash containers, pet bowls; DEET—Use insect repellents that contain DEET or are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control; DRESS—Dress in light-colored clothing with long sleeves and pants; DUSK/DAWN—Limit outdoor exposure at dusk and dawn; DOORS—Keep door and window screens in good repair.
More information on West Nile Virus can be obtained at: http://www.co.collin.tx.us/healthcare_services/west_nile/west_nile.jsp. In Denton County, information can be obtained at: http://www.dentoncounty.com/wnv/.

Vehicle Burglaries in Prosper – from Officer Erin Hubbard

We at the Prosper Police Department just want to remind everyone to take measures to protect yourselves and don’t make yourself an easy target for crime and to avoid being a victim of a burglary of your motor vehicle. With town growth also comes crime increase. More people, more cars, more opportunities for criminals. I have looked back over the numbers from the last few years and in 2011 we had 26 reported BMV’s, 2012 it tripled to about 78 reported BMV’s, and so far in 2013 we have had 58 reported BMV’s. The year is only half over and we are quickly reaching the number we had for the entire year for 2012. An important thing to keep in mind is that only about 1% of these were forced entry burglaries where the thief actually “broke into” the vehicle. Majority of these burglaries are crimes of opportunity and the vehicles are left unlocked.

Not only are the vehicles left unsecured, but valuables are left inside the vehicles. Things like purses, wallets, cash, garage door openers, guns, GPS units, iPods, and other various electronics. We at the Prosper Police Department are asking you to take a moment to ensure that your vehicles are secured at night before you go to bed. Try to park in your garage if possible. And remove your valuables from your vehicles. Even if you think you locked your car, check it again before you go to bed. If your car has an alarm, use it! If your car is burglarized, don’t touch anything.

Call us immediately. Don’t wait a few hours or days. Also, make sure you have serial numbers for electronics or guns. Engrave your name or a unique marking on your items. Help us help you and don’t allow yourself to be a victim! If you would like more information about what you can do to protect yourself or your property, please contact dispatch to speak to an officer by calling 972-347-9002 or email Officer Erin Hubbard at erin_hubbard@prospertx.gov.

Prosper sets three (3) Water Conservation Seminars

The June 1 enactment of Stage 3 water restrictions in the Prosper community means that lawns may get fewer soakings through irrigation systems, but it does not mean that lawns necessarily have to become distressed, according to Angela Tucker, Water Conservation Coordinator.
“While watering of lawns and landscaping will be limited to once a week under Stage 3, there are other strategies that homeowners can take to lessen the impact on their lawns, shrubs and trees,” she said.
Chief among those strategies is attending a series of free seminars being presented by the Town’s Public Works Dept., and implementing the techniques presented. The Town is partnering with Agri-Life of Texas A&M in presenting the seminars. All of the seminars will take place at the pavilion at Frontier Park on the Town’s north end.

The first of the three seminars set for this summer is scheduled for Monday, June 17 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., entitled “Sprinkler System Basics.” In this seminar, experts in irrigation systems will go over the operation of a properly running system and share tips on how to best utilize it. Making repairs, aligning sprinkler heads, setting the timer, adjusting the controller and the benefits of drip irrigation will be covered. A question and answer session will conclude the seminar.
To register for this particular seminar, residents should visit: http://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/2013/june-17,-2013-sprinkler-basics-(prosper-residents-only)/

Then, on Monday July 15, a seminar on lawn care maintenance will be presented. Again, the location is the pavilion at Frontier Park, and the seminar runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. In this presentation, questions regarding the proper mowing of lawns, the amount of water required for a healthy lawn, the methods of encouraging a deep root system for grasses, and which lawn grasses are better suited for this area will be covered. As before, a question and answer session will end the seminar.
To register for this particular seminar, residents should visit: http://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/2013/july-15,2013-lawncare-maintenance-(city-of-prosper-only)/

And, finally, on Monday August 5, residents can learn how to harvest rain for irrigation. Experts in this area will cover the basics of placing a capture barrel in the most advantageous place for harvesting rain, and then, how to configure the barrel to irrigate the landscape. The seminar will be held at the pavilion at Frontier Park and will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
To register for this particular seminar, residents should visit: http://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/2013/august-5,-2013-saving-from-a-rainy-day-rain-barrel-class-(prosper-residents-only)/

4th Anual Trout Derby

Saturday, March 2, 2013-  9am to 11am – The Pond at Frontier Park.

Trout Derby 2013

Prosper Christmas Festival

ProsperChristmas2012Prosper will hold it’s annual Christmas Festival on Sunday, December 9th from 2pm until 6pm on Broadway Street in downtown Prosper.  There will be free activities, a parade, petting zoo, and much more.  Click on the picture for the full details.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!