The City of Baytown is celebrating National Public Works Week, May 19 - 25. The City will host a free event for the community on Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Jacinto Mall parking lot on Garth Road. Public Works employees will have demonstrations and hands-on displays, including heavy equipment available for photo opportunities.
When you think about Animal Control, the first thing that comes to mind for many is a “dog catcher” out collecting the local strays. Or perhaps they think of the person who removes a dangerous dog or rescues trapped kittens. Baytown’s Animal Services Officers (ASOs) will tell you that it’s much more than “just dogs and cats.” Sometimes it’s ‘gators.
City Council members and the public heard a special presentation of the results of the City’s DirectionFinder Citizen Survey at Thursday’s City Council Meeting. Administered by ETC Institute, the citizen survey’s results are representative of the Baytown population at the 95% level of confidence within +/- 5.0%. Chris Tatham, Executive Vice President at ETC Institute, was at Thursday’s City Council Meeting to provide an overview of the results.
Due to inclement weather, the Baytown Parks and Recreation Department has postponed the Baytown Community Yard Sale until Saturday, June 1st from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bicentennial Park, located at 1001 Market Street.
Recent rainfalls and cooler than normal weather have kept mosquito landing rates ‘down’, however the pesky pests are still around – waiting for the right opportunity. Unseasonal low temperatures have temporarily slowed the hatching cycle, but as more seasonal temperatures return and combine with wet weather, residents can expect a significant late Spring / early Summer ‘hatch-out’ of mosquitoes.
The Friends of Sterling Municipal Library will host Texas Author Stephen Harrigan as the guest speaker at this year’s An Evening with the Author, Tuesday, April 30, at 7 pm in the Library’s Wilhite Meeting Room. Sterling Municipal Library is located at 1 Mary Elizabeth Wilbanks Ave. Tickets for the event are $3 for adults and $1 for students. The price includes pie and coffee, which is served at the conclusion of the program.
The City of Baytown Parks & Recreation Department will celebrate Arbor Day with a free tree giveaway, Friday, April 26, at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center (1724 Market St). Trees will be given to the public from 9 am – 4 pm to encourage the restoration of the natural canopy over the city. Restoration of natural trees is a key component to enhancing- and beautifying the appearance of our -community, especially following one of the worst droughts in recent history.
Thanks to a generous $60,000 donation from ExxonMobil Foundation, the City of Baytown’s Wetlands Center and Nature Center can continue to offer quality environmental education programs and protect valuable habitat.
The City of Baytown Public Works Department will close W. Texas Ave. from N. Felton St. to N. Hemphill St. beginning Friday, April 12 at 6 pm, to allow work crews to install a new 6” Water Main line across the width of the street.
The street will remain closed until noon on Saturday, April 13.