Orange Barrel Alert – Waterline Installation for The Marq Southlake

Water Line Installation

Area of waterline installation. (Click for larger image)

Beginning Thursday, November 13, 2014, work crews will be installing a water service line as part of the construction of the new community recreation center – The Marq Southlake.

The the work to install the water service line will occur along Shady Oaks Drive, near the construction site, and is expected to be complete by Saturday, November 22, 2014 (weather permitting).

Work crews will be placing barricades near the construction zone and motorists should expect daily lane closures related to this project. Motorists should be aware that crews will be onsite directing traffic through the work zone at both ends using “slow” paddles.

For information about The Marq Southlake, please visit the project page here.  For questions about the water line installation, please contact the Public Works Department at 817-748-8098.

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Rendering of the The Marq Southlake. Waterline installation will take place during mid-November 2014.

 

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DFW Airport Announces Weekend Closure of Runway 18R/36L

DFW_airpot-300x300The City of Southlake has received the following information from the DFW Noise Compatibility Office: 

DFW plans to close Runway 18R/36L at 10:45PM, Friday, 14 November, through 4PM, Sunday, 16 November. This period will be used to perform scheduled maintenance projects such as upgrades to runway lighting and signage, FAA electrical and airfield systems maintenance and construction, pavement repair and other necessary maintenance activities.   Aircraft that would have used the runway during the closure period will be dispersed among the operational runways.

The National Weather Service currently forecasts north winds for this weekend from about 7AM Saturday 15 November through and beyond 4PM Sunday when Runway 18R/36L will reopen.  Depending upon air traffic requirements it is possible that the FAA will need to use Runway 13R/31L, the west diagonal runway, for jet departures.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work can be found on DFWAirport.com.

We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us. The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7. The email address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com. Follow-up response calls and emails will be provided when requested.

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Southlake Roses Infected with the Rose Rosette Disease

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Rose bush with Rose Rosette disease

Many of Southlake’s roses are currently under siege by a viral disease called Rose Rosette. Thousands of roses in City parks, medians, neighborhoods and Southlake Town Square are suffering from the disease. The City maintains an estimated 4,000 roses, and many have been affected by Rose Rosette.

The disease is carried by a microscopic mite that wind spreads throughout the community. There is no known cure for this disease, except to remove the roses. All types of roses are susceptible to Rose Rosette.

“In an effort to prevent the disease from spreading, the City of Southlake is no longer planting roses,” said Community Services Director Chris Tribble.  ”Southlake Parks Staff will will replace all roses with appropriate plant material using a phased approach.”

Southlake resident, Diana Pospisil, a member of the Perennial Garden Society and lifetime gardener, has assisted the City in determining the next steps necessary to control the disease. Pospisil and other experts believe that once the plant has Rose Rosette, it will die within three to four years.

Southlake residents and community members are encouraged to examine their roses, looking for signs of Rose Rosette. Look for the following symptoms when determining if your plants have been affected:

  • Leaves and twigs produced are a bright, rich, red color.
  • Leaves are distorted and twisted.
  • There may be a proliferation of leaves.
  • The stems grow slowly and produce excessive thorns.
  • There may be so many thorns that there is no stem available to be seen and the thorns are often red-tinged.

Residents are encouraged to remove infected roses from their property so the disease does not continue to multiply.  To remove roses, cut the canes as carefully as you can to avoid shaking the mites into the air. After the canes are cut, chop them up and place them in plastic bags to throw away. If the infected rose and all its roots are removed, experts suggest waiting three years before planting another rose.

There are many plants that residents can use to replace their roses.  Lorapetalums (fringe flower), abelias, salvia greggis (autumn sage), and indian hawthorns are good blooming evergreens that come in many colors and sizes. Junipers, hollies and nandinas are non-blooming evergreens that make excellent foundation plantings and add year-round enjoyment. Some easy favorites are: grasses, summer phlox, purple coneflower, black-eyed susan, salvias, asters and perennial hibiscus.

For more information about the disease, please read the article written by Melody Rose. Learning to identify Rose Rosette is the first step toward eradicating the disease. For more information please call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8219.

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DFW Airport Announces Weekend Closure of Runway 18L/36R

DFW_airpot-300x300The City of Southlake has received the following information from the DFW Noise Compatibility Office:

DFW plans to close Runway 18L/36R at 10:45PM, Friday, 7 November, through 4PM, Sunday, 9 November. This period will be used to perform scheduled maintenance projects such as upgrades to runway lighting, FAA airfield systems construction, pavement repair and other necessary repair, upgrade and maintenance activities.   Aircraft that would have used the runway during the closure period will be dispersed among the operational runways.

The National Weather Service currently forecasts north winds for this weekend from about 7AM through midnight Saturday.  Depending upon air traffic requirements it is possible that the FAA will need to use Runway 13R/31L, the west diagonal runway, for jet departures.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work can be found on DFWAirport.com.

We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us. The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7. The email address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com. Follow-up response calls and emails will be provided when requested.

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Southlake City Council Selects “The Marq” as the Name of the Community Recreation Center

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Exterior rendering of the The Marq Southlake

After much research, discussion and thought, Southlake City Council approved a name for the new community recreation center (CRC) at its October 21 meeting: The Marq Southlake. The City worked with Willow St. Agency, a marketing agency based out of Dallas, to name and brand the facility.

In addition, the City Council approved names for the distinct areas of the Marq:

  • Legends Hall – Phase 1 which includes an events hall, multipurpose conference & meeting spaces, a club lounge, catering kitchen, senior center and events space
  • Aria – Outdoor amphitheater (included in Phase 1).
  • Champions Club – Phase 2, if approved, will include spaces for fitness, performance training, gymnasium, indoor jog/walk track, indoor aquatics, indoor playground, party rooms, early learning classroom, child watch and multipurpose classrooms for programs.

The name selection comes right on the heels of the groundbreaking ceremony onSeptember 27, marking the official beginning of construction for The Marq. Approximately 300 people attended the three-hour event, which included breakfast, lunch, tours, and a presentation from Mayor John Terrell, Mayor Pro Tem Laura Hill, Director of Community Services Chris Tribble, and Council Member Carolyn Morris, who is also president of the Southlake Parks Development Corporation.

Construction for The Marq is underway and the grand opening for Phase 1 is anticipated for late 2015. Watch the facility come to life with up-to-date construction photos at www.TheMarqSouthlake.com.

The Marq will be built in phases and has a multi-year development timeline:

  • September 2014 – Phase 1 construction begins
  • May 2015 – Possible sales tax re-purpose election to fund proposed Phase 2
  • Summer 2015 – Proposed Phase 2 design
  • Late 2015 – Phase 1 Grand Opening
  • Fall 2016 – Proposed Phase 2 construction begins
  • Early 2018 – Proposed Phase 2 Grand Opening

In order for Phase 2 to be built, an election is required. The election, which is tentatively scheduled for May 2015, will ask Southlake voters to consider re-purposing an existing sales tax revenue source to construct and offset a portion of the facility’s operating costs.

The Marq is located at 315 North Shady Oaks Drive in the southwest corner of Bicentennial Park. For more information, visit www.TheMarqSouthlake.com or call Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

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DFW Airport Announces Closure of Runway 18R/36L

DFW_airpot-300x300The City of Southlake has received the following information from the DFW Noise Compatibility Office: 

DFW plans to close Runway 18R/36L at 1045PM today, Friday, 31 October, through 4PM this Sunday, 2 November. This period will be used to perform scheduled maintenance projects including upgrades to runway lighting, FAA airfield systems construction, and other repair, upgrade and maintenance activities.   Aircraft that would have used the runway during the closure will be dispersed among the operational runways.

The National Weather Service currently forecasts north winds today through Saturday morning.  Depending upon air traffic requirements it is possible that the FAA will need to use Runway 13R/31L, the west diagonal runway, for jet departures.

More information about the Airport’s planned runway work can be found on DFWAirport.com.

We encourage citizens with inquiries or complaints to contact us. The telephone Hotline, 972-973-3192, is manned 24/7. The email address for the Noise Office is dfwnoise@dfwairport.com. Follow-up response calls and emails will be provided when requested.

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Enjoy Hometown Traditions and New Attractions at the Annual Tree Lighting Event on Saturday, November 22

thb-NK9_0212-2Planning is in full-swing for the annual Southlake Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting event. The Tree Lighting kicks-off the holiday season with hometown traditions and new, exciting activities for the family. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, November 22nd from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Southlake Town Square.

All the fun and entertainment will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Family Park and Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park. Entertainment, crafts, the 4-lane snow tubing hill, strolling characters and concessions will all begin at 5:30 p.m. For all the Frozen fans out there, a “Frozen Wonderland” located in Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park will also begin at 5:30 p.m. with snowman building with Olaf and photo opportunities with Elsa and Anna.

The fun continues as Santa Claus arrives to Southlake Town Hall for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. After Mayor John Terrell welcomes in the holidays, Santa Claus will switch on the lights from the Town Hall balcony. Once Town Square is lit, Santa Claus will make his way to Santa’s Village located in Rustin Pavilion to listen to your wish lists and take free photos with your family. The carriage rides will be located in Family Park and begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be three loading locations for the carriage rides; the north side of Town Hall, the corner by Starbucks and the corner by Malouf’s.

The Southlake Community Band and local school choirs will provide holiday cheer throughout the evening. Below is a schedule of entertainment:

Rustin Pavilion:

  • 5:15pm – 6:20 pm: Southlake Community Band
  • 6:40pm – 8:30pm: Photos with Santa

Family Park Stage:

  • 6:30pm: Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • 6:40pm: Johnson Elementary
  • 7:00pm: Carroll Elementary
  • 7:20pm: Cantare Texas Choir
  • 7:45pm: Holiday Entertainment

Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park Stage:

  • 5:45pm: Old Union Elementary
  • 6:15pm: Holiday Music
  • 6:45pm: Rockenbaugh Elementary
  • 7:15pm: Walnut Grove Elementary
  • 7:35pm: Durham & Eubanks Intermediate
  • 8:00pm: Holiday Music

Please visit www.SouthlakeHomefortheHolidays.com for complete event information and to view the event & parking maps. If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

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Southlake’s Leaf Recycling Program Returns

leaf, leaves, fallFall has arrived and so has the opportunity for Southlake residents to participate in the City’s annual Leaf Recycling Program. The Leaf Recycling Program gives citizens the opportunity to place their bagged leaves on the curb and have them picked up for recycling rather than end up in the landfill.

To participate in the program, residents are asked to place their bagged leaves at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on the following collection days:

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014
  • Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Residents may bag their leaves using any type of bag. Bagged leaves must also be physically separated from other solid waste at the curb.

The City’s Leaf Recycling Program aims to reduce the amount of valuable landfill space that is used up by yard waste, an activity that in the long-term, removes nutrients from the environment and costs residents more in increased taxes and service fees. A more environmentally friendly disposal option is to recycle leaves and reuse their valuable organic nutrients in landscaped areas. Since the program’s inception, Southlake residents have bagged and recycled more than 1900 tons of leaves.

For more information about the City’s Leaf Recycling Program, please visit the City’s garbage and recycling programs webpage.

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City to Spray After Positive Sample for West Nile Virus Found

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The City of Southlake has been notified that a mosquito sample has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The sample was taken from a trap at the 1400 block of Byron Nelson Parkway.

“Thank you to the residents of Southlake for your diligence in the continued fight against West Nile Virus,” says Fire Chief Mike Starr. “Though temperatures are cooling, mosquitos will remain active until low temperatures become consistent.”

Starr adds that residents should continue to take caution to protect themselves and their family by draining and treating standing water on their property. Also, to always wear insect repellent containing DEET when outdoors—especially at dusk and dawn.

The City intends to ground spray within a half-mile radius of the affected areas (see map(s) below) tomorrow night (10/23), Friday night (10/24), and Saturday night (10/25)—weather permitting.

For more information on what Southlake is doing in the area of mosquito surveillance and control, please see CityofSouthlake.com/WestNileVirus. To see an interactive map of positive samples in Tarrant County, click here.

1400 Block of Byron Nelson Parkway.

1400 Block of Byron Nelson Parkway.

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Southlake Town Hall and Library Closed for Repairs This Weekend

Southlake Town Hall—including the Library, will be closed this weekend to fix a leak in the water service line. Repairs will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, and are expected to be complete by the end of the weekend.

In preparation for the repair, parking spaces along the west side of Town Hall – across from Jamba Juice, Rockfish Grill, and Mi Cocina – will be fenced off starting at noon on Friday, October 17. Blocking off the spaces is a safety measure and is needed to allow water department crews to begin moving in the necessary equipment for the Saturday repair.

Book drops will remain open and customers will have an extra day with their materials, but customers are asked to use the book drops located near the Town Hall West garage, or the on north side of town hall. The special event Do You Know Who You Are for teen girls has moved to Barnes and Noble Southlake at 11 a.m.

Your patience is appreciated during these repairs.

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