Neighborhood Network News: April 5, 2023
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 05, 2023, April 05, 2023

Learn what’s included in the proposed 2023 Bond Election, the City is looking for volunteers to serve on a City Board or Commission, find out how to be mosquito free and Easter is this weekend, what City facilities will be impacted in this week’s Neighborhood Network News.

Arlington City Council Calls for 2023 Bond Election

Arlington residents will vote this May on a proposed $278 million, five-year bond program that would provide funding for streets and sidewalks, a new public aquatic facility, a fire station and a police substation, and other public facilities. The Arlington City Council voted in February to place the bond election on the May 6, 2023, ballot. View a full list of projects that would be included in the bond program.

Volunteers Sought to Serve on City of Arlington Boards and Commissions; Applications Due May 15, 2023

The City of Arlington is accepting applications for interested residents who would like to serve on a citizen board or commission. Members assist the Mayor and City Council by making recommendations on general policy matters impacting the city. Most boards and commissions function in advisory capacities and some may require specialized training and licenses. Members are appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve a two-year term. Click here to see a complete list of citizen boards and commissions and to fill out an online application.

City of Arlington Works to Help Community be Mosquito Free in 2023

Springtime brings more than warm, wet weather to North Texas. It also kicks off the start of mosquito season. From April through November, the City of Arlington traps mosquitos to be tested by Tarrant County Public. If a trapped mosquito tests positive for the West Nile Virus or the St. Louis Encephalitis Virus, the City will conduct targeted ground spraying. Throughout these months, Arlington also surveys low-lying areas for standing water and deploys larvicide at strategic locations to prevent mosquito larva from developing. The public should also take these simple measures to prevent mosquito bites:

  • DEET is an ingredient to look for in your insect repellent. Wear repellent when outdoors.
  • Dress in long sleeves and pants when you're outside.
  • Drain standing water in your yard and neighborhood where mosquitoes can breed.

2023 Good Friday and Easter Service Schedules and Closings in Arlington

Many City of Arlington municipal offices and facilities will be closed Friday, April 7, 2023, in observance of Good Friday and on Sunday, April 9, 2023, in observance of Easter. Regular office hours and service schedules for some facilities will resume at 8 a.m. Monday, April 10. Garbage and residential recycling pickups will occur in Arlington on Friday as regularly scheduled. View a full list of closures.

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