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Recent issues of the Fort Worth City News.
West Nile Virus
The City of Fort Worth continues to trap and test mosquitoes for West Nile Virus. A number of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in our area. Due to the increase in virus activity and an increase in the abundance of mosquitoes, the city has decided to conduct targeted ground spraying in our neighborhood.
Targeted ground spraying activities will be conducted in a half-mile radius around Glen Springs Trail and Rushmore Rd, 76137. The city will begin targeted ground spraying in that neighborhood on:
Weather permitting; spraying will take place from approximately 10:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
The chemical being used is similar to that available over the counter at hardware stores. It is 3,500 times LESS concentrated because all that they are trying to kill is a tiny mosquito. The spray is not hazardous to humans, pets, fish or larger insects. It is deactivated by rays of the sun at daybreak. Out of an abundance of caution, the city recommends that residents keep pets indoors and keep windows closed during spraying.
Except for a visible mist at the nozzle of the unit, residents should not expect to see a “fog” and the spray concentrate is so low that most people cannot even detect an odor.
The city is asking all residents to remain vigilant in draining water sources that are breeding pools for mosquitoes and wear mosquito repellant when outdoors.
The city will have a Command Post setup at the Walmart Neighborhood Market (7401 Park Vista Blvd, 76137). Code and Police Officers will canvass the area prior to and during spraying. You can get additional information by clicking the Mosquitoes button above, or by calling the City Call Center at 817-392-1234.
Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance, they also can carry viruses. Check out the mosquito awareness video produced by the City of Fort Worth.
Visit the City of Fort Worth West Nile Virus web page to find information about who is at risk, symptoms, DEET insect repellent and more information resources.
Traffic Updates as of October 2
For information about upcoming lane closures and traffic-related news along NTTA roadways, view Scheduled Lane Closures on the NTTA website or call 817-207-0184.
After reviewing the fence study that was submitted by the vendor, it was management’s recommendation to the Advisory Board at Thursday night’s board meeting to prioritize the fence project another way than what was submitted.
The PID fence conditions will continue to be prioritized based upon level of aesthetics and cost of repair throughout the PID. The Advisory Board is aware of the current fence conditions and has identified several areas that are in need of immediate repair. We hope to be making repairs/replacement to the area as soon as possible. Please understand that the safety and appearance of the fencing throughout the PID is a top concern.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
PID 6 Manager
District 4 Community Update
Recent issues of the District 4 Community Update.
The PID 6 May, June and July 2015 income statements are available.
FWPD North Division Newsletter
The September newsletter from the FWPD North Division is available.
Snakes in Parks
Park patrons may observe snakes at some point due to the wet conditions and hot sunny weather. Please be careful and observant of snakes while in the park.
There are areas that have high populations of snakes such as close to farms and creeks. Snakes tend to go where they will be able to find plenty of food. Farms, creeks, ponds and lakes offer sheltering opportunities for snakes. The aforementioned areas have an abundance of insects and rodents that the snakes can easily use for food. You won’t usually find snakes in places where there are lots of people and lots of movement (trails, playgrounds and etc). This is because they have to depend on the vibrations to pick up movements. In areas where there is constant movement it would be too confusing and overwhelming for them to be able to detect threats or food resources in their natural environment; therefore, it is not likely for snakes to attack.
Advisory Board Vacancy
On April 15, 2015, a current District 7 Advisory Board member for PID 6 resigned. Anyone owning a lot within this area is eligible to serve on the Advisory Board. Interested individuals should submit their letter of intent and resume to the email or address below no later than May 22, 2015. FirstService Residential along with the current Board member will review the application and make recommendations.
1240 Keller Parkway
Keller, TX 76248-1630
Basswood Drive Bare Spot Project
The PID along with the Brickman Group is currently testing a spot of sod along Arcadia Trail (entrance of Arcadia Park). This area was seeded with fescue and if this area proves to be successful during the heat of the summer we will begin to seed a section of Basswood. This approved $7,000 fescue project for the bare spots along 1000 feet of Basswood will begin in late September/early October.
Park Glen Sidewalk Replacement
IMPORTANT: PARK GLEN SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT (2014 BOND)
Park Glen Neighborhood Association has been notified by the City of Fort Worth that, as a result of the 2014 bond issue passed by tax payers, they will soon start replacing selected sidewalks in Park Glen. As part of the replacement project, trees associated with the identified sidewalk will be removed and WILL NOT BE REPLACED.
We’ve provided here, a list of the planned affected areas. Please pass this very important issue along to your neighbors.
Water Conserving Plant Sale
Member cities of the Texas SmartScape™ program and participating retailers have partnered to offer you great savings on select varieties of low-water-use plants that thrive in the Texas heat. Come to one of our plant fairs and get a great deal on select native and adapted plants! You’ll also have the opportunity to talk with a master gardener, plant expert, or irrigation specialist and get ideas and tips for landscaping in North Texas. We’ll have fun events for kids too! Find out more by using the Events button above.
Barking Dogs Complaints
What can be done when the neighbor's dog barks excessively? The PID 6 Representative has provided a set of procedures to help with the problem.
Suspicious Activity Awareness
It can be difficult to determine when to report something suspicious. People most familiar with a given environment are in the best position to determine whether or not something is out of the ordinary. Use common sense and read the guidelines.