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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Council Names New City Manager; Property Tax and Utility Rate to Remain Unchanged

2020 Paul Stevens

Council has appointed Paul Stevens as the new city manager for the City of Highland Village. Stevens is currently the Deputy City Manager for the City of Rowlett and has 30 years’ experience in municipal government.

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

City to Spray for Mosquitoes in Silverthorne and Castlewood Area

Mosquito Spraying

The City will spray for mosquitoes on Aug. 1 and 2 in the Silverthorne and Castlewood area. This week one trap in the Castlewood area tested positive for West Nile Virus. Crews will spray the creeks, drainage culverts and wooded wet areas in the AM hours.

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Council Continues FY 2020-2021 General Fund Budget and Special Revenue Funds Discussion

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Council continued discussion of the FY 2020-21 Budget with a presentation from staff on the proposed General Fund Budget along with Supplemental Requests and Special Revenue Funds. Budget discussions continue at August 11 and August 25 Council meetings.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Council Begins FY 2020-2021 General Fund Budget Discussion

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Council began discussion of the FY 2020-21 Budget with a presentation from staff on year end projections and the proposed General Fund Budget along with Supplemental Requests.

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Construction Begins on the Reserve at Chapel Hill Subdivision

David Weekley Homes

A new subdivision is moving into the construction phase in Highland Village. City staff have reviewed and approved the civil construction plans and have released the site to begin construction. The 23 acre, Reserve at Chapel Hill Subdivision will be situa...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Kids Kastle Community Build Postponed to Early 2021

Kids Kastle Phase 2 Cancelled

Phase 2 of the Kids Kastle Community Build, scheduled for July 20-25, has been cancelled. The City is working with the consultant, Play by Design, to reschedule the community build for early 2021.

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Governor Abbott Issues Statewide Face Covering Requirement

Mask Up Highland Village

This afternoon, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-29, requiring Texans residing in counties with more than 20 COVID-19 cases to wear a face-covering over the nose and mouth while in a commercial space, public building, or in an outdoor setting...

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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Council Adopts Revised FM 2499 Speed Limit Set by TxDOT

FM 2499 Speed Limit Change June 2020

Council adopts the speed limit TxDOT will set on FM 2499. The speed limit will change from 45mph to 50mph from the FM 2499/Northwood intersection to the northern corporate limit line and remain as currently posted from Northwood south to FM 407.

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Doubletree Ranch Park Splash Pad to Open at 50% Capacity

Doubletree Ranch Park Splash Pad Open

The Doubletree Ranch Park Splash Pad is set to open at Friday, June 12. Governor Abbott’s most recent order in his Open Texas plan allows splash pads to open at 50% capacity. Signage is installed to inform users of the current guidelines of use.

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Posted on: June 8, 2020

Phase 2 of Kids Kastle Community Build Set for July 20-25

Kids Kastle Phase 2 July 20-25

Phase 1 of Kids Kastle playground is complete and the stage is set for the community to join us to construct Phase 2. We have contracted with Play by Design, LLC to complete the community build of Kids Kastle on July 20-25. No special skills are required ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Highland Village Supports Peaceful Protest

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HVPD is working with a group that has affiliated itself with Black Lives Matter that is organizing a peaceful rally at The Shops at Highland Village on June 2. HVPD will have an increased police presence at the location to ensure the safety of all.

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Council Tables FM 2499 Speed Limit Ordinance; Final Plat Approved for The Reserve at Chapel Hill

FM 2499 Speed Limit Update

Council tabled the ordinance adopting the speed limit TxDOT planned to set on FM 2499. TxDOT to provide new ordinance request keeping speed limit the same except for an increase from 45mph to 50mph from Castlewood intersection to northern city limit.

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Phase 1 of Kids Kastle Playground is Underway

Kids Kastle Phase 1

Phase 1 construction of Kids Kastle has begun! Not exactly the way we had planned, but we are moving forward. And that is good news.

We had originally set March 23-26 for the community to build Phase 1 of our new Kids Kastle playground. Much work had been ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

City Offices Closed on Memorial Day

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This Monday is Memorial Day. We want to take a moment to remember and honor those who gave their lives for us. Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 25. Trash pickup will run as scheduled.

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Council Adopts New FM 2499 Speed Limit Set by TxDOT

FM 2499 Speed Limit Change

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is changing FM2499 speed limit from 45 to 50 MPH from the northern City limit to Highland Shores/Casltewood intersection and 40 to 45 MPH to FM407. The need for an adjustment was determined by a speed study.

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

Highland Village Facilities & Amenities Set to Open

Highland Village Municipal Complex

City of Highland Village facilities and amenities will begin to open on May 18. The dates listed below are subject to change based on further State mandates. 

Now Open:K-9 Kastle Dog ParkTennis Courts

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Posted on: April 29, 2020

Council Approves Preliminary Plat for The Reserve at Chapel Hill

David Weekley Homes

Council approved the preliminary plat and tree plan for the property located at Chinn Chapel Road and Harlington Drive. The 23.47 acre tract is currently owned by the Lewisville Independent School District and is under contract by David Weekley Homes.

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Staff Provides Update on Kids Kastle Community Build; Approves Phase 3 Street Bond Contract

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Council received an update on the Kids Kastle community build project with the goal to continue with the community build and stay within budget. Considering the uncertainties associated with COVID-19, the proposed plan is a modified community build.

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Park Closures

Parks and Amenity Closures

The COVID-19 Stay at Home Mandate has been extended to April 30. The mandate allows outdoor activities if 6 ft. social distancing is maintained. Some parks and amenities are closed for the safety of the public. Highland Village closures include:

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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Stay Home this Holiday Weekend

Top 5 Egg-tivities

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic the public is encouraged to celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday at home with their immediate family unit.

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

City Allows Temporary Signage for Restaurant and Retail

Temporary Bandit Signs Allowed

Highland Village restaurants and retailers that are open for business are able to place signage to inform the public of the services they are providing. Signs are allowed through the duration of the COVID-19 disaster declaration.

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Stay at Home Mandate Extended Through April 7

Denton County Stay at Home Mandate-Extended

Denton County Commissioners have extended the existing Executive Order and Disaster Declaration through April 7, 2020, which includes a Stay at Home mandate and continued closure of non-essential businesses. The Court will review the order again during th...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Denton County Disaster Declaration - "Stay at Home" Mandates

Denton County Stay at Home Mandate

Denton County Judge Andy Eads has amended the executive order for a disaster declaration for public health emergency to preserve public health and safety. This amended order is effective at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The order:

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

City of Highland Village Ratifies Disaster Declaration

Highland Village City Hall

Council extended the declaration of local disaster to May 13, 2020. This is in line with the declaration issued by Denton County and the State of Texas, which provides stipulations for community and recreational gatherings and specific businesses.

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Offices Closed to the Public; Online Services Available

Service Online and By Phone

The health and safety of everyone is of utmost importance and so is our service to the public. In light of the public health emergency declaration due to COVID-19, City offices are closed to the public. Business with the City can be conducted through our ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City of Highland Village Issues Disaster Declaration

Disaster Declaration

The declaration formally prohibits public or private community gatherings of 250 people or more. Additionally, the City strongly recommends cancelling, rescheduling, or not attending events with more than 50 persons. All City events are cancelled.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

City Manager Michael Leavitt Announces Retirement

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After 20 years of service to Highland Village, City Manager Michael Leavitt has announced his retirement, effective Oct. 1, 2020. Mr. Leavitt began working with the City in March 2000 as the public works director and was appointed city manager in 2003.

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

DCTA's Enhanced Lyft Discount Program Replaces Highland Village Connect Shuttle

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To increase efficiency, DCTA’s Highland Village Connect Shuttle service will be replaced with updated and enhanced Lyft Program service parameters which include the municipal limits of Highland Village and select areas of North Lewisville. DCTA&...

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Mayor Wilcox Presents the Annual State of the City

2020 State of the City logo over an aerial shot of City Hall

On February 25, Mayor Wilcox presented the annual State of the City video. The video was produced in the style of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood to tell the community about the accomplishments and upcoming projects within the City. Mayor Wilcox interviewed depar...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Council Discusses Regional Fire Training Facility

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Council received a presentation from Fire Chief Mike Thomson regarding a proposed regional fire training facility owned and maintained by the cities of Lewisville, Highland Village, The Colony, and the town of Flower Mound.

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Synthetic Turf for Kids Kastle Playground; Students Recognized

Certificates of Recognition for Middle School Students

Synthetic turf will be installed at Kids Kastle playground providing an all-inclusive and all-abilities surface. Middle school students recognized for ensuring health and well-being of elderly resident.

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

City Recognizes Driver/Operator Vince Jones

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City Council recognized Driver/Operator Vince Jones for 17 years of service to the Fire Department. The community is invited to attend a retirement ceremony for Jones at 10:00 a.m. on January 31 at the Highland Village Fire Department.

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Development of Tequesta Subdivision Begins

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A new eleven lot planned development will soon be under construction in Highland Village. The Tequesta subdivision will be located in the 1400 block of Highland Village Road. The City has been working with the developer since 2016 to bring forward a singl...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

CoServ Street Light Conversion Program - Update

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We want to thank Highland Village residents on their feedback regarding the new LED streetlights in parts of the city. Please know that CoServ is not replacing all of the lights in the city with the new LED bulbs that have caused some concern. We have onl...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

City Provides TPCA Foundation Donation from TXFallenPD Tribute Event

TPCA Check Presentation

On Dec. 10, police chief Doug Reim presented a check in the amount of $66,795.76 to a representative from the Texas Police Chiefs Association Foundation. The donation is a culmination of the 2019 TXFallenPD Tribute Event which was held on Oct. 19, 2019.

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

Questions Regarding the DFW Landfill Closure

DFW Landfill Q A

We have had some residents ask questions after hearing the DFW Landfill is no longer accepting waste from Highland Village’s solid waste service provider, Community Waste Disposal, after December 31, 2019.

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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Kids Kastle Closes for Reconstruction

Kids Kastle closed for reconstruction

Kids Kastle and the plaza area will be closed for reconstruction beginning Dec. 2 through Summer 2020. The existing Kids Kastle will be demolished and the new community designed play area will be constructed. Staff is planning a pickup event early in 2020...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Highland Village Business Association Launches “Experience Highland Village”

Experience Highland Village

The Highland Village Business Association has launched "Experience Highland Village" designed to encourage visiting Highland Village to experience all the city has to offer. The campaign will support local businesses and engage with the community.

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Council Approves Funding for Area Nonprofit Organizations

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At the November 12 meeting, the City Council approved funding for area nonprofit organizations. Each year the council allocates funds to support the non-profit organizations providing essential services to the residents of Highland Village.

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

Municipal Complex Administrative Services Main Entrance Closed for Maintenance Work in the Rotunda

Highland Village City Hall

Construction begins on Mon., Nov. 11 to repair water damage caused by roof leaks in the Municipal Complex rotunda. The main entrance to administrative services will be closed during the construction period. The west entrance will be open for the public.

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Public Hearings Scheduled

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Notice is hereby given that the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Highland Village City Council will conduct Public Hearings at their regular meetings as follows in the City Hall Council Chambers, 1000 Highland Village Rd., Highland Village, Texas....

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Council Approves Naming Doubletree Bridge “PFC Aaron M. Hudson Memorial Bridge”

PFC Aaron M Hudson

Council approves resolution to name Doubletree Ranch Park Pedestrian Bridge "PFC Aaron M. Hudson Memorial Bridge" in honor of the Highland Village resident who was killed in action on April 16, 2005 while serving his country in Iraq.

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Council Appoints Members to Boards and Commissions; Announces TXFallenPD Tribute Event Information

TXFallenPD Tribute Event2019

At their meeting, Council declared Oct. 19 as TXFallenPD Tribute Event Day. Council also approved the final read of an ordinance amending the Use Regulations in the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance by adding the use “vehicle storage or vehicle auction.”

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

City Installing New Outdoor Warning Siren

Outdoor Warning Siren

We are working to keep you weather aware. The City funded improvements to the Outdoor Warning Siren system. We are installing a new Outdoor Warning Siren on FM 2499 at the City’s Southwood well lot location. This new siren will provide enhanced ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Council Approves FY 2019-2020 Budget

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At the September 24 meeting, Council approved the final read of the FY 2019-2020 Annual Budget, an amendment to the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, and an annual CPI rate increase requested by Community Waste Disposal.

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

National Night Out at Doubletree Ranch Park

TXFallenPD National Night Out

Join us on Tuesday, October 1 at Doubletree Ranch Park for National Night Out. TXFallenPD is helping host the event which takes place from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The CoServ Snackin' Wagon will be on site serving BBQ sandwiches to the first 100 attendees. T...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Council Approves First Read of FY 2019-2020 Budget; Receives Kids Kastle Preliminary Design

Design Day

Council approves first read of the FY 2019-2020 Budget and receives Kids Kastle playground preliminary design schematic.

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Council Receives City Manager’s Recommended Budget

2019 Budget - 15 Ways We Will Serve You

The FY 19-20 Recommended Budget was presented in a video highlighting the top 15 ways the City will serve residents this year. Assessed valuations came in at an overall 3.9% increase. The proposed base General Fund Budget expenditures total $18,260,005.

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Help Us Build the New Kids Kastle

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We are including the community to help us design and build the new Kids Kastle. The original playground was built in 1994 and is in need of replacement. See how you can be part of this exciting project - attend Design Day on Sat. Sept. 7!

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Notice of 2019 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate

2019 CM Recommended Budget for News Flash

A tax rate of $0.563020 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Highland Village. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires two public hearings be held.

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

City Receives Distinguished Budget Award for 15th Year; Council Continues Budget Discussions

Mayor and Assistant City Manager with Budget Presentation Award

Council continues FY 2019-2020 budget discussions with presentations on the Utility Fund and Special Revenue Fund Budgets. City receives Budget Presentation Award.

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

Public Hearing Notices Posted

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Three public hearings are scheduled for Aug. 20 and 27. Public hearings will take place at the Planning & Zoning commission meeting on August 20 at 7:00 p.m. and the City Council meeting on August 27 at 7:30 p.m. They are for a proposed amendment to t...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Highland Village Parks Foundation to Donate Funds for Kids Kastle Entrance Feature

Kids Kastle Entry Concept_Parks Foundation

On February 12, Austin Adams, President of the Highland Village Parks Foundation, presented the Foundation’s intent to donate $125,000 to the City of Highland Village to partially fund construction of the entrance feature for Kids Kastle at Unity Park.

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