The City of Irving has released its Operations Update for August. Below see a highlight of strategic initiatives currently underway and other activities over the past few weeks.

West Nile Virus Update: The City of Irving has an active program for assessing the numbers and types of mosquitoes in various neighborhoods. Each week, a mosquito-control technician sets out approximately five traps throughout the city. The number of mosquitoes trapped at each location is logged, and each trap net’s catch is shipped to the state health department’s laboratory in Austin for testing. For more information visit West Nile update and a special message from Tommy Gonzalez, City Manager.

Budget Retreat: The City Council is holding its annual budget retreat from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Aug. 23 at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. The meeting is open to the public and is airing live on ICTN 2 (Time Warner Channel 95 and Verizon Channel 31.) As objectives for the next fiscal year are being discussed, residents can call (972) 721-2346 with questions, submit questions to knowthefacts@cityofirving.org, or provide input in person via audience comment card.

Irving Main Street Event: Come join the fun at the Irving Main Street Event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Heritage District at 217 Main St. Enjoy the Manifolds on Main Street car show, artisans, crafts, music, magic, food and children’s activities. A shuttle from the Irving City Hall parking garage, 825 W. Irving Blvd., will take attendees to and from the event site in the Heritage District. Vendor applications, food and non-food, will be accepted through Aug. 24. For questions regarding available vendor spaces, contact Vicki Miller at (972) 721-7318 or vmiller@cityofirving.org. Manifolds on Main Car Show: Gates open at 9 a.m. Featuring cars manufactured in 1972 and older. Awards begin at 5 p.m. To register, visit www.manifoldsonmain.org.

Seasonal Pool Schedule Modification: Due to Irving schools beginning, it is necessary to modify the pool schedules to ensure that all facilities are operated by certified staff.

To view the entire update, click here.

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