Friends of the Old Fish Hatchery: The
Friends of the Old Fish Hatchery had their first meeting last week. Below is a
summary of what was discussed and what is coming up. If you would like to get
involved in this group, please email D9 Park Board Member, Maria Hasbany, at email@example.com
first step as a Friends Group will be to formalize a Beautification Agreement
with Dallas Park & Recreation. This will outline the purpose and efforts of
the group to oversee replanting of the Oncor Right of Way in the OFH, future
volunteer activities such as removal of invasives and an annual meeting with
Park & Rec and Oncor to ensure continuing successful management of the Right
of Way. The Beautification Agreement will be renewed annually.The Friends Group
is also planning to establish an account with the Dallas Parks Foundation, who
will act as a clearinghouse to send and receive our funds for the OFH
maintenance and/or improvements.
Discovery Gardens (TDG) and Oncor have committed to a 1-3 year partnership to
replant the area. Dick Davis discussed Texas Discovery Garden's efforts already
in progress at the site, including:
planting 79 plants
spreading 41 lbs of seed mix
spreading 12 lbs of native seeds reintroduced from the WRL area
Park & Recreation, Dallas Water Utilities and Oncor are formalizing a
statement of work that will memorialize what each entity will do to support
clear communication and partnership in preserving the Old Fish Hatchery ROW.
Park & Recreation will be responsible for the maintenance of the entire OFH
and will collaborate with Oncor in managing the ROW to meet their safety
Friends meeting will most likely be virtual in about 90 days to give an update.
Street Racing: DPD
continues to work to curb street racing citywide. The Speeding and Racing
Task Force (SRTF) continued concentrated enforcement, April 2 – 4, 2021,
cracking down on erratic drivers. Officers conducted 193 traffic stops, issued
210 citations, and made 5 felony arrests. As part of the Citywide response to
street racing, the City of Dallas is supporting HB
2315 (John Turner) at the Texas Legislature which would add civil
forfeiture to street racing. If passed, this bill could help curb street racing
and give the City more tools to keep our residents safe. To help advocate for
this bill, please reach out to your representatives to let them know you are in
support of this proposed legislation by finding their contact information HERE.
Dallas Public Library Update: The
City of Dallas is beginning its Phase III of Return to Work on May 3. Included in the return to work plan is the following
regarding the Libraries:
"The Library will continue
its robust online programming and curbside Library to Go service for pick-up of
materials at all locations. Once Phase III is implemented, we will open for
limited indoor services, including computer use by appointment, research at the
Central Library by appointment and collection browsing only with a ‘GrabNGo’
model, utilizing the self-check machines to check out. There will be no indoor
programming for groups and meeting rooms will not be available for use."
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COVID 19 Vaccines: The City of Dallas and the Visiting Nurse
Association of Texas (VNA) Wednesday partnered to identify and vaccinate Dallas
residents who lack mobility to reach a vaccination site. This program will
utilize Dallas Fire Rescue (DFR) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) staff and VNA
staff to identify, contact and route vaccinations to homebound residents.
This program utilizes the Johnson & Johnson single-dose
COVID-19 vaccine to provide a safe, efficient process for Dallas residents in
need of in-home vaccinations. Outreach will begin with 500 doses of Johnson
& Johnson vaccine allocated from Dallas County Health and Human Services.
In-home vaccinations will begin on Tuesday, April 13 with six
teams of EMS staff vaccinating 12 residents per day as vaccine doses are
available. For more information on the City’s COVID-19 response efforts and
vaccines, please call (214) 670-INFO (4636) or visit
DallasCityHall.com/COVID19. To register for a vaccination please go www.dallascountycovid.org or call
1-855-IMMUNE9 (855-466-8639) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Please click HERE
to see the full news release regarding this new program.
Q2 311 Service Request Report: Attached
is the Q2 311 Service Request Report for District 9. From January 2021 - March
2021, 6,815 service requests have been entered for District 9 and 89% of them
were closed on time. The most entered request was about code compliance
concerns. Our office continues to serve and assist residents with service
requests, as well as with partner departments to close SRs expeditiously and on
time. Please download the OurDallas app to enter SRs or contact our
office at email@example.com
if you need assistance.
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