Hard Freeze Preparation
When the temperatures drop below freezing, residents are encouraged to prepare their homes to avoid damage to water pipes, sprinkler systems, and swimming pools. The City does not turn off water at the meter to prevent frozen pipes. Please click here for more hard freeze preparation tips.
60 Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers needed to clean up Cullinan Park on Saturday, February 10th from 8am-1:00 PM. Please plan to check in at 7:45 am in the parking lot at 12414 Hwy 6 in Sugar Land 77498. Please wear closed toe shoes or boots, gloves, long pants and comfortable clothes as you are volunteering outside and will get dirty. We will have water for all volunteers. Please be aware of wildlife in the park and the possible presence of poison ivy. Please also bring bug spray and sunscreen. Please refrain using your cell phone while volunteering. Please safely store any valuables in your vehicle out of sight-do not leave items visible in your vehicle. We will not have a secure location to store any personal items. The staff contact for the event day is William Hajdik, and can be reached on the day of at 832-808-7289. If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact the volunteer office at 281-275-2329.
To volunteer -
If you are an existing Serve Sugar Land volunteer, please log into your account in the upper right hand corner https://volunteer.sugarlandtx.gov and click on "SIGN UP FOR JOBS" tab. You can then filter by day to bring up that date or search by job group "Parks and Rec" and you can search open opportunities, and click on the date/time/job you would like. Please allow time to park and you must sign in and out in order to receive volunteer credit. If you are unable to volunteer for this assignment we ask that you log onto your volunteer profile and cancel the assignment off your calendar ASAP so we can try to refill your spot. You will not be able to cancel online within 48 hours of the event.
Any questions please let us know at 281-275-2329 or at email@example.com.
Rose Rosetta Disease
Rose Rosette Disease (RRD) has been identified on multiflora roses since the 1940s. Distinctive characteristics of RRD include; “witches broom,” elongated stems, excessive thorn production, discoloration of the flowers & leafs, as well as dieback of the branches.
Please click here for the City of Sugar Land's Public Works Department's Action Plan for addressing this plant disease.
Land Use Plan
After four years of gathering community input, holding public meetings and an educational forum series, and discussing the land use vision for the future of Sugar Land, the citizen Land Use Advisory Committee has developed and unanimously endorsed a draft Land Use Plan and is eager to share the Plan with the rest of the community. A Public Open House to share the results of their work is scheduled for October 11 at 6 p.m., at Sugar Land City Hall, 2700 Town Center Boulevard Drive.
The Land Use Plan outlines policy direction and guidance for land use decisions and is Chapter 6 of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The Land Use Plan is the single most important document that will guide how the city positively and proactively responds to long-term market shifts and demographic trends—all with the goal of protecting our single-family residential neighborhoods and ensuring Sugar Land continues to be a premier place to live, work, shop and play in the region.
The draft Land Use Plan is available online at www.sugarlandtx.gov/LandUsePlan and feedback can be provided during the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for October 26. If you can’t attend then, you can provide feedback via the Online Town Hall until October 23. Following the public hearing at Planning & Zoning Commission, the Commission will make a recommendation to City Council. The Council will hold a workshop, public hearing and consider adoption of the Plan by ordinance later this year.
More information at www.sugarlandtx.gov/LandUsePlan
Safe Return Program
The Safe Return was implemented by the Sugar Land Police Department in order to assist them during encounters with members of the community having special needs. This includes persons who are non-verbal or affected by: Autism, Alzheimer's, Dementia, or some other mental/intellectual disability. Please click here for more details.
Want To Be Involved In Your City
A series of public hearings and workshops touching on budget specifics will take place at Sugar Land City Hall. This is an opportunity for the public to be heard on the proposed budget, tax rate and the Public Improvement District Assessment for FY18.
Railroad Crossing Warning System Work
Union Pacific Railroad is currently working on the crossing warning system at Ulrich St. In addition, UP is expecting to extend this work within a couple of miles to nearby crossings throughout today (Wednesday, May 3).Residents are asked to be mindful of work crews, expect traffic delays, and when possible, avoid the area to prevent traffic congestion. Visit its.sugarlandtx.gov for more information on Sugar Land travel time data.
The Imperial Park Recreation Center offer a wide variety of youth programs for all ages! Classes and programs include:
Click here for updated class and program information.
City offers free smoke alarm check
Smoke detectors should be tested every year, and replaced every 10 years.
Sugar Land Fire-EMS offers all residents a free smoke alarm check and up to two free smoke alarms. Click hereto schedule a check.
Kempner Street Construction, Wood Street Closure Expected Soon
A construction project to realign Kempner Street between Main Street and Wood Street is expected to begin the week of Jan. 30. Pleaseclick herefor more details.
Cultural Arts Initiatives
Adopted in 2014, the Cultural Arts Strategic Plan and Implementation Guide launches a process to ensure sustainability and vitality of the city’s cultural offerings. Pleaseclick here for more details.
COUNTY LIBRARIES LAUNCH NEW ONLINE DIGITAL COLLECTION OF E-Books, E-AUDIOBOOKS
Fort Bend County Libraries announces the addition of 3M Cloud Library, a new, online collection of digital e-books and e-audiobooks that can be checked out and enjoyed from a variety of mobile devices on the go or from the comfort of home. The 3M Cloud Library collection, which includes e-books and e-audiobooks for people of all ages, is accessed through a free, easy-to-use app that can be downloaded from the Apple App or Google Play stores. The app links up with Fort Bend County Libraries patrons' accounts so the items are checked out just like any other library book.
The 3M Cloud Library is compatible with many devices, including Apple iPhones and iPads, Android tablets and phones, Kindle Fires, PCs and Macs (from which they can be transferred to a Nook or Kobo eReader) The set-up is simple - download the free app and log in the first time with a Fort Bend County Libraries card. Once patrons enter the library card ID (or barcode) number, they are ready to start browsing the collection's virtual shelves of fiction and nonfiction e-books and e-audiobooks anytime, anywhere.
Up to five titles can be checked out at a time, for a period of 14 days, after which the items automatically expire from the account, so there are never any late fees. The items can also be returned early so that new titles can be checked out. To browse the 3M Cloud Library collection of e-books and eaudiobooks, go to the FBCL website click on "Ebooks and Digital Media," and scroll down to 3M Cloud Library.
For more information, visit any of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system, or call the library system's Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.