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                                                                                                                                                                                IRVING, TX




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       AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE CITY OF IRVING                                             juNe 2013                             VOL 20 . NO 6




CITY OF IRVING.ORG




                                                                                                                                  FuN, FAMILY ACTIVITIeS
                                                                                                                                  juneteenth Celebration
                                                                                                                                  4 to 8 p.m. June 15
                                                                                                                                  Complete with outdoor activities and
                                                                                                                                  entertainment, the annual Juneteenth
                                                                                                                                  Celebration will be held at the Jackie Townsell
                                                                                                                                  Bear Creek Heritage Center, 3925 Jackson St.

                                                                                                                                  Daze of Summer Car Show
                                                                                                                                  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22
                                                                             Young adults enjoy local outdoor activities.         The Daze of Summer Car Show will be held
                                                                                                                                  in the Heritage District at Whistlestop Plaza,

Irving Ranks High Among Young                                                                                                     200 N. Main Street. Blues band Three Kings
                                                                                                                                  will take the stage from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Event


Adults, Urban Sophisticates
                                                                                                                                  also will feature awards and concessions.

                                                                                                                                  Patriotic Fireworks, Celebration
                                                                                                                                  6 p.m. July 3
In a quality-of-life survey comparing North Texas neighborhoods, three                                                            Fireworks and live music will fll the skies at
Irving communities received top ratings from key demographic groups.                                                              the intersection of Las Colinas Boulevard and
                                                                                                                                  Lake Carolyn Parkway. This celebration will
Natural green spaces, convenience, affordability,          access to major highways, entertainment and dining                     feature bands, the Irving Symphony, fireworks
safety and quality schools are hailed as reasons why       options, and we’re located in the center of one of the                 and close with a live performance by the band
people are flocking to Irving, according to a series       fastest growing regions in the nation. People want to                  MAXX! Inflatables and concession stands
of stories published by “The Dallas Morning News.”         be where the amenities are.”                                           also will be part of this pre-Independence Day
In the ongoing series, “The News” spotlights North                                                                                celebration. Parking will be available for $5 at
Texas neighborhoods and communities that rank              For urban sophisticates, the top five priorities for                   the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas,
high among key groups and categories. By the ninth         livability are safety, affordability, schools, quiet                   500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
week of the 13-part series, which runs through June        neighborhoods and shopping. The poll conducted by
16, Irving neighborhoods already had received three        “The News” indicates safety, affordability, schools,                   Fourth of july Parade
positive nods in the data-intensive study.                 friendly neighbors and quiet neighborhoods are the                     9 a.m. July 4
                                                           top five priorities for 18- to 24-year-olds. Common                    The annual Fourth of July parade will be held
Urban sophisticates, or those who value the amenities      values shared by both groups are safety, affordability,                in downtown Irving. This year’s theme is A 50
offered by high-density neighborhoods, rate Irving’s       schools and quiet neighborhoods.                                       State Salute. The parade will be followed with
Valley Ranch neighborhood higher than Dallas’ Uptown                                                                              a free celebration in Heritage Park, 217 Main
and Oak Lawn communities. According to the study,          More than 217,000 people live in Irving, which                         St. A post-parade concert will feature the
Valley Ranch received its rating “because Irving is a      boasts beautiful country clubs, golf courses, and                      award-winning Texas Gypsies band.
major employment center, people living in this area        highly acclaimed schools. Three Irving schools were
along MacArthur Boulevard have shorter commutes            included in a recent “Newsweek” report on America’s                    Admission to all events is free. For a
than most in Dallas. Meanwhile, the Sam Houston Trail      Best High Schools — Uplift Education’s North Hills                     complete listing of city-sponsored events, visit
is a draw for walkers and cyclists.”                       Preparatory School, Irving Independent School                          irvingevents.org or call (972) 721-2501. n
                                                           District’s Jack E. Singley Academy and MacArthur
Dining, entertainment, access to transportation            High School. With 190 acres of parks, 17 miles of
coupled with safe, affordable living earned the Las        canal waterways and 10 miles of riverside hiking and
Colinas and University of Dallas (also located in          biking trails, Irving has many amenities available to
Irving) communities top-10 ratings from 18- to 24-year     residents. Moreover, crime in Irving has decreased 35            No Trash Collection July 4
olds. In the article, the walkability of the Las Colinas   percent since 2006, and 6.75 percent in 2012 alone.
community is compared to a college campus.                                                                                  In observance of Independence Day, there will be
                                                           “The survey does not even consider our low tax rate              no residential trash, curbside recycling or brush
“What I find interesting about this study is that the      or proximity to the airport,” Gonzalez added. “But               collection on July 4. In addition, the following facilities
values of young adults and urban sophisticates are no      the people have spoken, and the big takeaway is that             will be closed:
different than yours or mine,” City Manager Tommy          Irving is home to some of the best neighborhoods                 u City Hall
Gonzalez said. “Irving is attractive to a variety of       and communities that the North Texas region has to               u Heritage/North Lake aquatic centers
demographics for many reasons — we have the jobs,          offer.” n                                                        u Hunter Ferrell Landfill
                                                                                                                            u Libraries
                                                                                                                            u Recreation centers
                                                                                                                            u Recycling centers
Voters Reminded About Runoff Election
                                                                                                                            All offices and services will
Registered voters return to the polls June 15 to elect City Council                                                         resume normal business
                                                                                                                            hours on July 5. n
members to District 1 and Place 2. Read details on Page 7.
       IRVING FIGHTS THe BITe                              Library Kicks Off Summer Fun
    June 16–22 is Fight the Bite Week in                   Participate in the Irving Public Library’s summer reading clubs. This
    Irving. To learn more about Irving’s efforts           summer, readers of all ages will enjoy entertainment and win prizes.
    to keep residents protected from mosquito-
    borne illnesses, like West Nile Virus, visit
                                                           Visit cityofirving.org/library or any Irving Public Library
    irvingfightsthebite.org. n
                                                           branch for more information. All ages welcome.

                                                           Children’s Summer Reading Club –
                                                           Dig into Reading!
                                                           Irving’s Summer Reading Club is a great way to keep
                                                           kids learning and have fun throughout the summer.
                                                           Research shows children who participate in summer
                                                           reading programs score higher on reading tests
                                                           and are more confident readers the following year.
                                                           Participants earn prizes by reading for 20 minutes or
                                                           more a day. Each branch hosts special events weekly
                                                           between June 1 and July 31 at 2:30 p.m.

                                                           Weekly Event Schedule                                         locations. Call (972) 721-2458 for snack times or visit
                    Scan the code using a QR               u Monday – East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road           the nearest library.
                    application to watch a special         u Tuesday – West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road
                    public service announcement
                                                           u Wednesday – Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail        Adult Summer Reading Club – Novel Destinations
                    teaching kids how to get
                                                           u Saturday – Central Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd.             Visit another place or time through a book and win
                    mosquitoes to “buzz off.”
                                                                                                                         prizes for every five books completed. For a list of
                                                                                                                         author visits and book club meetings, visit
                                                                                                                         cityofirving.org/library.

                                                                                                                         Annual Book Sale
                                                                                                                         The Friends of the Irving Public Library hosts its
Smoking Ordinance                                                                                                        annual summer book sale June 6–9 at 3000 Rock
                                                                                                                         Island Road. The book sale will have a member’s only
Input Opportunity                                                                                                        preview from 5 to 8 p.m. June 6. The sale is open to
                                                                                                                         the general public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 7;
Residents are invited to provide input on the Smoking                                                                    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8; and 1 to 5 p.m. June 9.
Ordinance from 6 to 7 p.m. June 27 or July 18 at City                                                                    Proceeds support library book purchases and
Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd. Those who are unable to          Texas Teens Read! – Beneath the Surface                       programs such as Summer Reading Club and the Big
attend the public input hearings may send comments         The reading club attendees for grades 6–12 will               Read. For more information, call (972) 721-2606.
on the city’s smoking ordinance via email to               experience the national “Fierce Reads” author tour,
mguzman@cityofirving.org. For more information, call       crafts, movie marathons and gaming competitions.              “Fierce Reads” Author Tour
Code Enforcement at (972) 721-4829.                        Every seven hours of reading earns a prize.                   The young adult national author tour by “Fierce Reads”
                                                                                                                         featuring Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody
Resident input is greatly valued at the City of Irving.    Snack Program for Kids and Teens                              and Emmy Laybourne stops by the Valley Ranch
To view additional public input opportunities, visit       The library is participating in the Seamless Summer           Library, 401 Cimarron Trail at noon June 9. Following a
cityofirving.org and select the “Public Input” tab         Meals program, offering healthy snacks to children            question-and-answer session, authors will autograph
located on the home page. n                                18 years and younger, Monday through Friday at all            books. Call (972) 721-4669 for more information. n




Irving Promotes Environmental Stewardship
                                                                                                                                      DISABILITY PARkING
Visit cityofirving.org/begreen or call (972) 742-2296 to   Smart Irrigation
register for classes or to learn about other activities.   Participants will learn how to properly irrigate a
                                                                                                                                         ReGuLATIONS
                                                           typical landscape without wasting water.
                                                                                                                               The Irving Police Department reminds
Backyard Composting (Short Class)
                                                                                                                               motorists of parking regulations regarding
Learn how to compost using the hot and cold                Saturday, June 8 | 9 a.m. to noon
                                                                                                                               marked disability parking spaces. Violations
methods, discuss types of materials to use in building     Valley View Municipal Complex, 333 Valley View Lane
                                                                                                                               can result in fines of up to $515. It is illegal
a compost pile, learn about applications in gardening
                                                                                                                               to park vehicles:
and how to troubleshoot composting problems.               Green Living Spaces
                                                           In this class, learn about alternatives to indoor air
Tuesday, June 4 | 6 to 8 p.m.                              toxins that stem from home furnishings, and discuss                 u	   In a disability parking space without
Max G. Greiner Environment Center                          lighting, flooring, paint and fixtures that are light on                 displaying the appropriate plate or
Southeast corner of Conflans and Gilbert roads             the budget and the environment.                                          placard, even if a driver or passenger of
                                                                                                                                    the vehicle has a disability.
Hazardous Household Chemical Collection                    Saturday, June 15 | 1 to 3:30 p.m.                                  u	   In a disability parking space while
At this event, residents can safely and properly           West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road                               displaying an expired
dispose of hazardous household products such as                                                                                     plate or placard, even
pool chemicals and pesticides. Call (972) 721-8059 by      Texas Stream Team Activity                                               if a driver or passenger
3 p.m. June 7 to obtain required voucher.                  Learn about the natural quality of Irving’s natural                      of the vehicle has a
                                                           water at stream sampling demonstrations every third                      disability.
Saturday, June 8 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.                        Saturday of the month at five locations throughout                  u	   In a disability parking
3000 Rock Island Road                                      the city. Learn how to care for water quality and our                    space when neither the
                                                           environment, obtain training, and become part of long-                   driver nor any passenger
                                                           term stream monitoring in Irving. For more information                   has a disability, even if
                                                           or location details, call (972) 721-2772.                                the vehicle displays the
                                                                                                                                    appropriate plate or placard.
                                                           Saturday, June 15
                                                                                                                               For more information, call the
                                                                                                                               Irving Police Department at
                                                                                                                               (972) 721-2518. n



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                                                 The City of Irving is proud to present its 2012 Water Quality Report. Each year, the Texas Commission
                                                 on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the City of Dallas provide water quality data from the previous
                                                 year. Once all of this data is received, it is compiled into this report and distributed to Irving residents
                                                 and businesses by July 1. Over the years, staff has been dedicated to delivering drinking water that
                                                 meets or exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards. The City of Irving strives to adopt
                                                 new and better methods of delivering the best quality drinking water to its residents. As regulations
                                                 and drinking water standards change, it is the city’s commitment to incorporate these changes
                                                 systemwide in an expeditious and cost-effective manner. In complying with legislation, this report has
                                                 been developed to provide valuable information about the city’s drinking water.




                                                 Like most Texas cities, Irving must anticipate events that will impact its water supply. City officials
                                                 work every day to ensure measures are in place that can accommodate customer water requirements,
                                                 withstand drought conditions, address delivery system problems and preserve the city’s available
                                                 supply through conservation. There is even a written plan detailing the measures in place to
                                                 handle these water issues called “Emergency Water Management: Drought Contingency and Water
                                                 Conservation Plan.”

                                                 Texas government requires that this plan be in place, that it be updated every five years and reviewed
Essential to a thriving society is an
                                                 and reported on every year. In 2014, the City of Irving will update its water management plan to
abundant, reliable and safe water supply.
                                                 ensure that it addresses evolving conditions in Irving and in the metropolitan region. Irving staff is
Irving Water Utilities plays an integral role
                                                 working with other area cities and water authorities to develop measures that reflect regional
in meeting the ever-growing needs of the
                                                 consistency in how drought conditions are handled in the provision of water conservation initiatives.
community. The city provides some of the
                                                 When completed and passed by City Council, this plan will guide water utility programming and
highest quality, safest drinking water in
                                                 delineate the criteria for evaluating the city’s ability to promote water conservation, reduce water loss
the world to businesses and to more than
                                                 and respond to emergency water conditions.
217,000 residents. Irving’s water rates also
are among the lowest of any major city in
                                                 The new plan will be submitted to the State of Texas by spring 2014. Utilities staff will advertise the
the area.
                                                 changes in early 2014 as well as detail the new plan in the Water Quality Report that will be
                                                 available in June of next year.
In 1996, Congress amended the Safe
Drinking Water Act requiring community
systems to provide customers with an
annual report on the quality of their
drinking water. The City of Irving strongly
supported the legislation and is pleased
to provide detailed information about the
city’s drinking water. Irving’s drinking water
meets or exceeds all standards set by the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Irving’s water is processed by the City of
Dallas and delivered to the city ready for       Based on address, water no more than twice per week
distribution to residents.                       as shown below. Do not water between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
                                                 on any day.
“Water Utilities employees work around the
clock to ensure the safety and reliability
                                                    Sunday        Tuesday      Wednesday         Saturday
of the water supply, and the system that
                                                     Odd            Even            Odd            Even
delivers it,” Water Utilities Director Todd
Reck said. “Water is a precious resource that
everyone depends on and Irving employees         No irrigation on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
are committed to meeting this vital need.”       Odd-numbered addresses are those ending in 1,3,5,7 or 9.
                                                 Even-numbered addresses are those ending in 0,2,4,6 or 8.
Este informe contiene información
importante sobre su agua potable. Por favor
haga que un amigo se lo traduzca o que
sea traducido por alguien que lo entienda.
                                                 Beginning next year, the Water Quality Report will not be included in “City Spectrum.” A
Si usted quiere recibir está información en
                                                 Web link to the 2012 report will be included with utility statements. Customers also will be
español, por favor llame al (972) 721-2281.
                                                 able to access the report by visiting the Water Utilities Web page at cityofirving.org.

                                                                                                               Source: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
                                                     The sources of drinking water (both tap and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs,
                                                     springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally
                                                     occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the
                                                     presence of animals or from human activity.

                                                     Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
                                                       •	 Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment
                                                          plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife
                                                       •	 Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally occurring or result from
                                                          urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production,
                                                          mining or farming
                                                       •	 Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban
                                                          stormwater runoff and residential uses
                                                       •	 Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are
                                                          byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and also can come from gas
                                                          stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems
                                                       •	 Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas
                                                          production, and mining activities

                                                     To ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain
                                                     contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants
                                                     in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health. Many constituents (such as
                                                     calcium, sodium, or iron), which are often found in drinking water, can cause taste, color and odor
                                                     problems. The taste and odor constituents are called secondary constituents and are regulated by the State
                                                     of Texas, not the EPA. These constituents are not causes for health concern. Therefore, secondaries are not
                                                     required to be reported in this document, but may greatly affect the appearance and taste of the water.

                                                     When drinking water meets federal standards, there may not be any health benefits to purchasing bottled
                                                     water. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the
                                                     EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

   Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA),
   the EPA is responsible for setting national
   limits for hundreds of substances in drinking
   water and also specifies various treatments
   that water systems must use to remove
   these substances. Similarly, Food and Drug
   Administration (FDA) regulations establish        Most of Irving’s water travels from Lake Chapman to Lewisville Lake and is then treated by the City of
   limits for contaminants in bottled water, which   Dallas. Irving owns water rights for water in Lake Chapman, which was previously known as Cooper
   must provide the same protection for public       Reservoir. Some of the City of Irving’s water is purchased directly from the City of Dallas to supplement the
   health. Each system continually monitors          Lake Chapman water. The City of Dallas uses surface water from the following sources: Lake Ray Hubbard,
   for these substances and reports directly to      Lake Tawakoni, Lake Grapevine, Lewisville Lake and Lake Ray Roberts. The TCEQ has completed a Source
   the EPA if they were detected in the drinking     Water Susceptibility Report for all drinking water systems that own their sources. This report describes the
   water. The EPA uses this data to ensure that      susceptibility and types of contaminants that may come into contact with the drinking water source based
   consumers are receiving clean water and           on human activities and natural conditions. The system from which the City of Irving purchases its water
   verifies that states are enforcing the laws       received the assessment report. For more information on source water assessments and protection efforts,
   that regulate drinking water.                     call (972) 721-2281.

   This publication conforms to the federal
   regulation under SDWA requiring water
   utilities to provide detailed water quality
   information to each of their customers
   annually. For more information about this
   report, to request additional copies, or for
   any questions or concerns relating to
   drinking water, contact Environmental
   Compliance at (972) 721-2281 or email
   tmoore@cityofirving.org.




   Certain groups may be more vulnerable
   than the general population to
   contaminants, such as Cryptosporidium,
   in drinking water. Infants; some elderly or
   immunocompromised persons such as those           Irving Water Utilities is pleased to report that during the past year the water delivered to Irving homes and
   undergoing chemotherapy for cancer; those         businesses complied with, or exceeded, all state and federal drinking water requirements. The table at
   who have undergone organ transplants;             right lists the substances that were detected in the city’s drinking water during 2012. Although all of the
   those who are undergoing treatment with           substances listed are under the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) set by the EPA, and therefore not
   steroids; and people with HIV/AIDS or other       expected to cause any health risks, it is important that residents know exactly what was detected and how
   immune system disorders can be particularly       much of the substance was present in the water.
   at risk of contracting infections. Those who
   fall under these categories should seek advice    What are coliforms?
   about drinking water from a physician or          Total coliform bacteria are used as indicators of microbial contamination of drinking water because testing
   health care provider. Additional guidelines       for them is easy. While these organisms do not cause disease, they are often found in association with other
   on appropriate means to lessen the risk of        microbes that are capable of causing disease. Coliform bacteria are more hardy than many disease-causing
   infection by Cryptosporidium are available        organisms; therefore, their absence from water is a good indication that the water is microbiologically safe
   from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at           for human consumption.
   (800) 426-4791.
                                                     How to determine if there’s a problem with drinking water?
                                                     If the amount of a contaminant exceeds a predetermined safe level in drinking water (MCL, Action Level,
                                                     etc.), residents will be notified via newspapers, radio, television, the city’s iALERT system and other means
                                                     within 24 hours. With the notification, there will be instructions on the appropriate actions to take to prevent
                                                     health risks.

Source: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Irving’s High Quality
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Irving’s High-Quality Water is
                                                                                                                                                                                              Thoroughly Tested and Meets All
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Drinking Water Standards

Inorganic Contaminants
                                             Average           Minimum            Maximum                                       Unit of
  Year           Contaminant                                                                          MCL         MCLG                                                                           Source of Contaminant
                                              Level             Level              Level                                       Measure
                                                                                                                                                          Erosion of natural deposits; water additive that promotes strong teeth;
  2012                Fluoride                  0.40               0.32                 0.55            4           4             ppm
                                                                                                                                                                       discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories
  2012           Nitrate (as N)                 0.62              0.32                  0.98           10          10             ppm            Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage, erosion of natural deposits
  2012              Bromate                      5.1              <5.0                   10            10           0             ppb                                      Byproduct of drinking water disinfection
  2011                Barium                   0.015              0.011                 0.021           2           2             ppm                  Discharge	of	drilling	wastes	from	metal	refineries;	erosion	of	natural	deposits
                                                                                                                                                    Erosion of natural deposits; runoff from orchards; runoff from glass and electronics
  2011                Arsenic                    0.7             <0.226                  1.0           10           0             ppb
                                                                                                                                                                                      production wastes
  2011             Thallium                    0.007             <0.004                 0.012           2         0.5             ppb             Leaching from ore-processing sites; discharge from electronics, glass and drug factories
                  Gross Beta
  2011                                           5.3                 4                   7.2           50           0            pCi/L                                                 Decay of natural and man-made deposits
                Particle Activity
  2011             Antimony                      0.5              <0.2                   1.0            6           6             ppb                 Discharge from petroleum refineries; fire retardants; ceramics; electronics; solder
  2011              Chromium                     1.0                0.6                  1.3           100        100             ppb                            Discharge from steel and pulp mills; erosion of natural deposits
                                                                                                                                                           Discharge from petroleum and metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits;
  2011               Selenium                    1.6             <0.491                  2.2           50          50             ppb
                                                                                                                                                                                     discharge from mines
              Combined Radium
  2011                                           1.0                1.0                  1.0            5           0            pCi/L                                                       Erosion of natural deposits
                (226 & 228)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: City of Dallas


Organic Contaminants
                                                                                                                                                                                Unit of
        Year                Contaminant                Average Level              Minimum Level               Maximum Level                   MCL            MCLG                                                      Source of Contaminant
                                                                                                                                                                               Measure
        2012                    Atrazine                      0.19                         0.15                          0.23                    3              3                  ppb                      Runoff from herbicide used on row crops
        2012                   Simazine                       0.32                         0.29                          0.37                    4              4                  ppb                                       Herbicide runoff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: City of Dallas

Maximum Residual Disinfectant Level
       Year                   Disinfectant                  Average Level                Minimum Level              Maximum Level                    MRDL        MRDLG              Unit of Measure                            Source of Disinfectant

       2012              Chloramine Residual                       2.75                          0.5                           4.8                    4*             4*                     ppm                       Disinfectant used to control microbes
 *As annual average                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: City of Irving


Disinfection Byproducts
      Year                   Contaminant                      Average Level                Minimum Level                Maximum Level                         MCL                      Unit of Measure                        Source of Contaminant

      2012              Total Haloacetic Acids                        10.6                            7.8                       13.8                            60                           ppb                    Byproduct of drinking water disinfection
      2012              Total Trihalomethanes                            8.8                          6.7                       11.2                            80                           ppb                    Byproduct of drinking water disinfection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Source: City of Irving

                                                                               Unregulated contaminants are those for which EPA has not established drinking water standards. The purpose of unregulated contaminant monitoring is
                                                                               to assist EPA in determining the occurrence of unregulated contaminants in drinking water and whether future regulation is warranted. Any unregulated
                                                                               contaminants detected are reported in the following table. For additional information and data visitepa.gov/safewater/ucmr/ucmr2/index.html or call the
Unregulated Contaminants                                                       Safe Drinking Water Hotline at (800) 426-4791.

       Year                        Contaminant                            Average Level                Minimum Level                 Maximum Level                   Unit of Measure                                  Source of Contaminant

       2012                           Chloroform                                 3.57                          3.23                          3.84                             ppb                           Byproduct of drinking water disinfection
       2012                  Bromodichloromethane                                3.10                          2.82                          3.31                             ppb                           Byproduct of drinking water disinfection
       2012                  Dibromochloromethane                                2.82                          2.37                          3.29                             ppb                          Byproduct of drinking water disinfection
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Byproduct of drinking water disinfection,
       2012                        Bromobenzene                                  0.96                          <0.5                          1.89                             ppb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      motor oil additive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: City of Dallas


Total Organic Carbon
   Year                Contaminant                     Average Level             Minimum Level               Maximum Level                                 MCL                            Unit of Measure                       Source of Contaminant
                                                                                                                                             Treated Water Alkalinity                                                     Naturally present in environment;
   2012           Total Organic Carbon                       4.16                         2.96                          6.81                                                                      ppm
                                                                                                                                               <60 mg/L as CaCO3                                                                   no health effects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: City of Dallas


                                                              If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from
                                                              materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. This water supply is responsible for providing high-quality drinking water, but cannot
                                                              control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by
                                                              flushing	the	tap	for	30	seconds	to	2	minutes	before	using	water	for	drinking	or	cooking.	If	you	are	concerned	about	lead	in	your	water,	you	may	have	your	water	
                                                              tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at
Lead and Copper                                               epa.gov/drink/info/lead

  Year          Contaminant              90th Percentile              No. of Sites Exceeding Action Level                            Action Level             Unit of Measure                                       Source of Contaminant
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of
  2012                Lead                         3.0                                            1                                         15                          ppb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   natural deposits
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Corrosion of household plumbing systems; erosion of
  2012               Copper                        0.3                                            0                                        1.3                         ppm
                                                                                                                                                                                                   natural deposits; leaching from wood preservatives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Source: City of Irving

Turbidity
    Year          Contaminant                 Highest Single Measurement                              Lowest Monthly % of Samples Meeting Limits                                 Turbidity Limits             Unit of Measure              Source of Contaminant

    2012              Turbidity                                  0.29                                                                 100                                                  0.3                         NTU                           Soil runoff
 All samples met regulatory requirements.                                                                                                                                                                                                             Source: City of Dallas


Coliforms
        Year                        Contaminant                                Highest Monthly % of Positive Samples                                         MCL                Unit of Measure                              Source of Contaminant

        2012                  Total Coliform Bacteria                                                       1.9                                                *                        Presence                        Naturally present in environment
 * Presence of coliform bacteria in 5% or more of the monthly samples. Fecal coliform – Reported monthly tests found no fecal coliform bacteria.                                                                                                       Source: City of Irving



Table Definitions
•	 	 ction Level (AL) – The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded,
   A                                                                                               M
                                                                                                •	 	 aximum Residual Disinfectant Level Goal (MRDLG) – The level of a                            •	 Treatment Technique (TT) – A required process intended to reduce the
   triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system must follow.                       drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to                    level of a contaminant in drinking water.
•	 Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) – The highest level of a contaminant                            health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control             •	 Turbidity – A measure of clarity of drinking water. The lower the turbity
   that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible               microbial contamination.                                                                         the better.
   using the best available treatment technology.                                                  M
                                                                                                •	 	 illerems per year (mrem/year) – Measure of radiation absorbed by                            •	 mfl – million fibers per liter (a measure of asbestos)
•	 Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) – The level of a contaminant in                           the body.                                                                                        p
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •	 	 pt – parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter
   drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs               •	 ND – Not detected.                                                                            •	 ppq – parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter
   allow for a margin of safety.                                                                   N
                                                                                                •	 	 ephelometric Turbidity Units (NTU) – Measurement of turbidity in water.                     •	 ppb – parts per billion
•	 	 aximum Residual Disinfectant Level (MRDL) – The highest level of
   M                                                                                               P
                                                                                                •	 	 icocuries per liter (pCi/L) – A measure of radioactivity.                                      p
                                                                                                                                                                                                 •	 	 pm – parts per million
   disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition           •	 Point of Entry (POE) – Point of entry.
   of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.




                                                                                                                                                                                                        Source: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
                                                      Drinking water systems are critical to public health, fire
                                                      protection, economic development and quality of life.
                                                      Service disruptions can endanger the public and result
                                                      in significant economic loss. To provide safe and reliable
    Why do city workers flush water out of fire       drinking water to customers, city staff operates and
    hydrants that appear to be perfectly fine         maintains six pump stations, eight elevated tanks, 10
    when residents and businesses are asked to        ground storage tanks, and approximately 700 miles of
    conserve?                                         water mains. Irving has more than 120 miles of cast iron
                                                      pipe that is at or near the end of its expected life. Due
    Public water systems are required to be           to corrosion, multiple pipe breaks and associated
    flushed periodically from the distribution        maintenance, new pipes are needed to replace old cast
    piping to maintain quality water that meets       iron pipes.
    state and federal standards. Water is typically
    flushed from the system each week through         High-quality water is delivered to customers’ homes and businesses at less than a penny a gallon. Water
    a fire hydrant or flushing valve. Additional      rates help provide revenue to maintain high-quality water service, reduce service interruptions due to aging
    flushing is generally required during warmer      infrastructure and expand system capacity for future needs. Irving water customers, even with past
    months because higher temperatures cause          adjustments, have some of the lowest water and sewer rates among Dallas’ member cities. Revenue
    the chlorine to dissipate quickly. Frequent       generated via adjustments help continue upgrades to the city’s water and wastewater system.
    flushing also is required for areas with older
    cast iron pipes and areas that are farther        In addition, water rates address failing infrastructure, fixed expenses and regulatory obligations.
    away from pump stations. The state requires
    a minimum level of chlorine available in the           F
                                                        •	 	 ailing	Infrastructure	– Pipes need to be replaced each year to avoid water loss, unhealthy sewer
    line at all times to kill any bacteria that may        leaks, loss of service and fines due to not meeting regulatory standards. Line replacements are critical
    try to grow. Flushing ensures that appropriate         to maintain water quality, and to prevent outages and property damage due to line breaks and sewer
    chorine levels are maintained.                         backups. Replacements are expensive and costs increase over time.

                                                           F
                                                        •	 	 ixed	Expenses – Regardless of the time of year or amount of rainfall, Water Utilities must have the
                                                           infrastructure to deliver an ample, high-quality supply of water for its customers. Water Utilities fixed
                                                           expenses make up a majority of the budget and must be paid no matter how much water is sold.

                                                           R
                                                        •	 	 egulatory	Obligations – The TCEQ requires water utilities to meet regulatory standards by
                                                           completing water study projects and paying water quality fees. TCEQ fees increase over time. In
                                                           addition, existing agreements with the TCEQ require the city to replace a designated amount of
                                                           infrastructure each year. The city must pay for the regulatory costs of these studies, fees and line
                                                           replacements.

                                                      To decrease the financial and operational impacts placed on customers, innovative approaches to water and
                                                      wastewater system maintenance are being embraced by the city. Through increased coordination between
                                                      the Capital Improvements Program Team and the Water Utilities Department, a closer look is being given
                                                      to the existing condition of both the water and wastewater systems, which can result in their simultaneous
                                                      replacement.

                                                      A list of completed, in-progress and upcoming projects is available at cityofirving.org/cip/cip-projects.asp.
                                                      For more information, contact Water Utilities at (972) 721-2281.




                                                      The City of Irving has an irrigation ordinance in place that complies with requirements established by the
                                                      state. This ordinance is designed to encourage effective and responsible maintenance and use of irrigation
                                                      systems. Every business and residence in Irving that has an irrigation system is required to have a rain/
                                                      freeze sensor. A sensor must operate effectively and prevent activation of the system during precipitation or
                       Using a QR application,        when temperatures drop to levels approaching the freezing point. While having a properly operating sensor
                       scan this code to learn        is important, the city’s irrigation ordinance also prohibits the wasting of water through the following:
                       about a program that allows
                       students to earn water           •	   Allowing irrigation water to spray onto artificial surfaces such as fences and walls
                       licenses while getting their     •	   Failing to ensure system maintenance resulting in wasting of water
                       high school diploma.
                                                        •	   Irrigating during any type of precipitation
                                                        •	   Irrigating with broken, misdirected or missing sprinkler parts
                                                        •	   Watering non-landscaped surfaces such as sidewalks and streets
         Providing safe drinking water to the
   community is a complex business. This report       City ordinances prohibit irrigation between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. from April 1 through Oct. 31. Avoiding
     provides residents with information that is      mid-day watering reduces the potential for evaporation. It also is best not to water during windy conditions.
    comprehensive and explained as simply as          Water Utilities, Code Enforcement and Police personnel are all involved in patrol and enforcement. A single
      possible. For more details, contact Water       incident may violate multiple portions of the irrigation ordinance, and each violation may be subject to a
     Utilities at (972) 721-2281. Residents can       fine of up to $2,000. Given the importance of using water wisely and the severity of the fines, it is a good
   voice any concerns about their drinking water.     idea to monitor irrigation systems for proper operation.

     For inquiries about public participation and     When watering by hand, use positive shutoff hose nozzles or buckets. Harvesting rainwater by collection in
       policy decisions, call (972) 721-2493.         barrels also is encouraged in order to meet watering needs. For more information, call (972) 721-2281 or
                                                      visit cityofirving.org/water-utilities.


    For information about drinking water,
      call the EPA’s Safe Drinking Water                                                                           Learn how to fix small leaks
          Hotline at (800) 426-4791.                                                                           around the house to save money
                                                                                                                  by scanning this code using a
                                                                                                                                QR application.
Source: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Runoff Election to Decide Place 1, 2 Council Members
Registered voters will head back to the polls for a runoff election June 15 to elect City Council members to District
1, a single-member district; and Place 2, an at-large position.
Only registered voters living in District 1 are eligible   management UPS Freight and 50-year resident who           2 but did not receive enough votes to be included
to vote in the Place 1 race while all Irving voters may    received 38.41 percent of the votes.                      in the runoff. Place 1 candidate Luis Reyes received
vote for Place 2. The runoff election is required since                                                              11.64 percent of the votes; and Juan Martin Ronco Jr.
none of the four candidates who ran in District 1 or       Early Voting Dates, Times                                 received 7.08 percent of the votes. Place 2 runners-
Place 2 garnered a majority of votes as required by           8
                                                           u	 	 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3–7 (Monday through Friday)      up Francis Schommer received 7.19 percent of the
the City Charter. Candidates in the runoff election           8
                                                           u	 	 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8 (Saturday)                     votes; and René Castilla received 26.05 percent of
will include only the leading two candidates for each         1
                                                           u	 	 p.m. to 6 p.m. June 9 (Sunday)                       the votes.
place. Candidates are presented in ballot order.              7
                                                           u	 	 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 10–11 (Monday, Tuesday)
                                                                                                                     Gerald Farris was re-elected to the Place 7 seat with
District 1 voters will decide between attorney-at-law      Early Voting Locations                                    100 percent of the votes. In addition, Irving voters
John Danish, 62, a 62-year-resident who received           City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd.                            passed all 25 amendments to the City Charter, which
49.41 percent of the votes, and Loren Byers, 67,           Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail                  are now in effect.
retired and 32-year resident who received 31.87
percent of the votes.                                      Election Day Voting Date, Times                           Residents voting on Election Day must vote at the
                                                              7
                                                           u	 	 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 15 (see below for polling        polling place designated by the election precinct
All registered voters can choose between Kensley              places)                                                in which they reside (listed below). Results will be
Stewart, 52, a 20-year Irving resident who received                                                                  posted to cityofirving.org and dalcoelections.org.
28.35 percent of the votes; and Allan E. Meagher, 50,      The following candidates ran for Place 1 and Place        Call the City Secretary’s Office at (972) 721-2493 for
                                                                                                                     information about the runoff election. n

              Place 1 Candidates                                          Place 2 Candidates
               Candidatos para Lugar 1                                      Candidatos para Lugar 2

                                                                                                                        June 15 Polling Places
                                                                                                                             Casillas Electorales
                                                                                                                             para el 15 de Junio
                                                                                                                      City Precinct                  Polling Place                election
        John Danish                   Loren Byers                   Kensley Stewart           Allan A. Meagher             No.                   Lugar del Distrito electoral     Precincts
                                                                                                                     Distrito electoral No.                                     Numero del Distrito


                                                                                                                                                                                4621, 4622,
                                                                                                                                              Thomas Haley Elementary
                                                                                                                               1                                                4628, 4632,
                                                                                                                                                 3601 Cheyenne St.
                                                                                                                                                                                4644, 4648
Elección de Segunda Vuelta para decidir los
Representantes de los Lugares 1, 7                                                                                             2
                                                                                                                                              A.S. Johnston Elementary          4623, 4624,
                                                                                                                                                 2801 Rutgers Drive             4629, 4640
Los votantes registrados se dirigirán de nuevo             u	 8
                                                              	   a.m. a 5 p.m. El 8 de junio (sábado)
a las casillas para votar en una elección de de            u	 1
                                                              	   p.m. a 6 p.m. El 9 de junio (domingo)
                                                                                                                                                                                4625, 4630,
desempate el 15 de junio para decidir a miembros           u	   	 a.m. a 7 p.m. El 10–11 de junio (lunes y martes)
                                                                7                                                                               MacArthur High School           4631, 4633,
                                                                                                                               3
del Ayuntamiento para el Distrito 1, un distrito de                                                                                           3700 North MacArthur Blvd.        4634, 4639,
un solo miembro; y para el Lugar 2, una posición           Lugar para Votación Adelantada                                                                                       4641, 4642

mayoritaria. Solamente los votantes registrados que        Ayuntamiento de la Ciudad, 825 W. Irving Boulevard                                                                   4607, 4611,
viven en el Distrito 1 son elegibles para votar en la      Biblioteca Valley Ranch, 401 Cimarron Trail                                                                          4612, 4613,
                                                                                                                                                  Irving High School
                                                                                                                               4                                                4614, 4615,
competencia del Lugar 1 mientras todos los votantes                                                                                              900 O’Connor Road
                                                                                                                                                                                4619, 4654,
de Irving pueden votar por el Lugar 2. La elección de      Día y horario de elecciones y Fecha de Votación                                                                      4655, 4656,
segunda vuelta de desempate es requerida ya que               7
                                                           u	 	 a.m. a 7 p.m. El 15 de junio (ver directamente
                                                                                                                                                J.R. Good Elementary            4616, 4617,
ninguno de los cuatro candidatos que corrieron por            para sitios de votación)
                                                                                                                               5                1200 East Union Bower           4620, 4646,
el Distrito 1 o Lugar 2 recibió mayoría de votos como                                                                                                   Road                    4661
es requerido por la Carta Fundacional de la Ciudad.        Los candidatos siguientes se lanzaron para el Lugar
Los candidatos que postularán en la elección de            1 y Lugar 2, pero no recibieron suficientes votos para
                                                                                                                                                                                4600, 4601,
desempate sólo serán los dos primeros candidatos           ser incluidos en la elección de desempate. Lugar 1,                 6
                                                                                                                                                Otis Brown Elementary
                                                                                                                                                                                4605, 4606,
                                                                                                                                                 2501 West Tenth St.
con la mayoría de votos por cada lugar. Los                candidato Luis Reyes, recibió el 11.64 por ciento de                                                                 4649
candidatos son presentados en orden en la boleta de        los votos; y Juan Martin Ronco Jr., recibió el 7.08
votación.                                                  por ciento de los votos. Lugar 2 Francis Schommer,                                                                   4602, 4603,
                                                           recibió el 7.19 por ciento de votos; y René Castilla                                 Lee Britain Elementary          4604, 4650,
                                                                                                                               7
                                                                                                                                                631 Edmondson Drive             4651, 4652,
Los votantes para el Distrito 1 decidirán entre el         recibió 26.05 por ciento de los votos.                                                                               4662
abogado John Danish, de 62 años de edad, residente
de Irving por los últimos 62 años, quien recibió el        Gerald Farris fue reelegido para tomar asiento al                                  Cimarron Park Recreation          2601, 2602,
49.41 por ciento de los votos; y Loren Byers, de 67        Lugar 7 con el 100 por ciento de los votos recibidos.               8                       Center                   2603, 2604,
años de edad, residente retirado, quien ha vivido en       Además, los votantes de Irving pasaron todas las 25                                   201 Red River Trail            2605

Irving por los últimos 32 años, y recibió el 31.87 por     enmiendas a la Carta Fundacional de la Ciudad, que
ciento de los votos.                                       están ahora en efecto.                                                             Mustang Park Recreation           4635, 4636,
                                                                                                                               9                      Center                    4637, 4645,
                                                                                                                                               2223 Kinwest Parkway             4647
Todos los votantes registrados pueden elegir entre         Los residentes que votan durante el Día de las
Kensley Stewart, 52 años de edad, un residente de          Elecciones deben votar en las casillas de votación
                                                                                                                                                                                4518. 4608,
Irving por los últimos 20 años quien recibió el 28.35      designadas por el recinto de elección en el cual ellos
                                                                                                                                                J.O. Davis Elementary           4609, 4610,
por ciento de los votos; y Allan E. Meagher, 50 años       residen (puesto en una lista abajo). Los resultados                10
                                                                                                                                                   310 Davis Drive              4618, 4653,
de edad, Gerente de Carga de UPS y residente de            serán anunciados en la página electrónica de la                                                                      4659
Irving por los últimos 50 años y recibió el 38.41 por      ciudad a cityofirving.org Y dalcoelections.org. Llame
ciento de los votos.                                       a la oficina de la Secretaria de la Ciudad de Irving al                                Fire Station No. 8
                                                                                                                              11                                                4626, 4627
                                                           (972) 721-2493 para información sobre la elección de                               650 East Las Colinas Drive
Fechas y Horarios para la Votación Temprana                partido de desempate. n
   8
u	 	 a.m. a 5 p.m. El 3–7 de junio (de lunes a viernes)


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           CITY SNAPSHOTS                                     Arts Center Events, Activities
  Residents and visitors are enjoying Irving’s                The Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., has something for
  thriving social scene. Here are snapshots
  from recent events held in the city.
                                                              everyone. Need details? Visit irvingartscenter.com or call (972) 252-7558.
                                                              “Step Right Up” Cirque Sensation Summer Art
                                                              Camp | June 10–14 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                                              Irving Arts Center Art Lab | $198
                                                              KidsArts program will have a multi-arts camp for
                                                              ages 6–12 featuring painting, mosaics, loom weaving,
                                                              puppetry and creative writing, and an introduction to
                                                              dance class.

                                                              “The Music Man” Lyric Stage’s Super Stars Camp
                                                              June 10–28 | 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
ICTN’s Ashley Roberts interviews Power Ranger Jason David     Carpenter Lobby | $685
Frank for “City Source” at the sold-out Comic Con expo held   Youth, ages 12–18, can participate in a production
       at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.
                                                              of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.” Featuring
                                                              instruction by musical theater professionals, the three-
                                                              week camp culminates in two performances at 7:30 p.m.,
                                                              June 27 and 28 in Carpenter Hall.

                                                              “The Music Man” | June 14–23 | 2:30 and 8 p.m.
                                                              Carpenter Performance Hall | $25–$53                                                “Reflections” by Jan Archuleta, CWS
                                                              Lyric Stage presents Meredith Willson’s musical, “The
                                                              Music Man.” This Tony Award-winning classic features         In the Galleries
                                                              many memorable characters, and hits including “‘Til          Western Federation of Watercolor Societies | Main
                                                              There Was You,” “Goodnight My Someone” and                   Gallery | June 1–July 7 | Free
                                                              “Seventy-six Trombones.”                                     The 38th annual juried exhibition of water media works
 The Music on Main Street Concert Series kicked off with
Vocal Trash on April 27; a concert featuring Three Kings is                                                                from the WFWS is hosted in Irving by the
  set for June 22 at Whistlestop Plaza, 200 N. Main St.       “Windjammers & Joeys” Cirque Sensation                       Southwestern Watercolor Society. Nationally recognized
                                                              Summer Art Camp | June 17–21 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.              water media artist Mark Mehaffey is the 2013 juror.
                                                              Irving Arts Center Art Lab | $198
                                                              Irving Arts Center’s multi-arts camp for ages 6–12           Selections from the Tegge Circus Archives Collection |
                                                              features ceramics, mixed-media, introduction and             Carpenter and Dupree Lobbies | Free
                                                              intermediate violin, yoga and clowning classes.              June 1–July 28, Dupree Theater Lobby; through
                                                              Returning instructors have more than 20 years of             Sep. 29, Carpenter Hall Lobby
                                                              experience each as professional clowns.                      Included works explore the American circus through
                                                                                                                           lithographs, photographs, banners, memorabilia and
                                                              “Three Ring Circus” Cirque Sensation Summer                  historical artifacts.
                                                              Art Camp | June 24–28 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
   The Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble            Irving Arts Center Art Lab | $198                            Irving Art Association Winners Exhibit | Focus Gallery |
drummed up excitement at the Irving Arts Center on May 4.     Multi-arts camp for ages 6–12 features Chinese brush         June 8–July 7 | Free
                                                              painting and calligraphy, self-portraits, paper weaving,     Featuring award-winning artwork from the IAA’s annual
                                                              introduction to piano and introduction to dance part two.    juried members show. n




                                                              Budget Preparation Begins with Good Foundation
                                                              With budget planning for the next fiscal year under way,     expect that Irving will continue to streamline processes
                                                              the city’s finances are sound. Having withstood what         and proactively identify ways to reduce operating
 There were plenty of smiles at RISE Adventures’ adaptive     some economists have labeled “the Great Recession”           expenses.”
         skating event held at Lively Skate Park.
                                                              with no layoffs or furloughs for employees, the city
                                                              prepares for the next budget year with several positive      Effective fiscal management has helped Irving maintain
                                                              economic indicators.                                         the second-lowest property tax rate among the 10 largest
                                                                                                                           cities in North Texas. In addition, Moody’s Investors
                                                              Irving property values experienced a 3.9 percent increase    Services and Standard & Poor’s — two of the nation’s
                                                              in the 2012–13 fiscal year and financial analysts forecast   leading bond agencies — recently affirmed Irving’s
                                                              additional growth of up to 3 percent in the coming fiscal    double AAA rating. Irving is only one of five Texas cities
                                                              year. New residential construction along with office rent    to hold this rating, and has done so since 1996.
                                                              per square foot is on the rise, and office vacancy rates
                                                              are down.                                                    Residents are invited to provide input on the 2013–14
                                                                                                                           fiscal year budget during two remaining hearings set for
                                                              For the next fiscal year, the financial team will have to    7 p.m. June 6 and 20 at City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd.
          Dallas Mavs ManiAACs perform during the
        grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration
                                                              factor in forecasts of anticipated inflation of food, fuel   Two additional hearings will be held to comment on the
                   of Froyo Smoo-licious.                     and commodity prices; anticipated direct costs and           proposed budget following the budget retreat in August.
                                                              increased regulation and reporting of the Affordable Care    Budget adoption is scheduled for Sept. 19.
                                                              Act (Obamacare); and slow growth in manufacturing.
                                                                                                                           Residents also can offer comments or ask questions
                                                              “We have continued to balance the budget during the          about the budget at cityofirving.org/budgetguy. The city’s
                                                              toughest times in recent history while improving service     budget year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. Call the City
                                                              delivery,” Budget Administrator Bret Starr said. “We are     Secretary’s Office at (972) 721-2493 to confirm hearing
                                                              committed to a sustainable budget; and residents can         dates. n


                                                              “City Spectrum” is published by the City of Irving Communications Department to keep residents informed.
                                                              This award-winning publication is distributed monthly to more than 90,000 Irving households.

                                                              Derrick Thompson / Editor
PGA Tour Pro D.A. Points signs autographs at the HP Byron     Heather Taylor / Design Supervisor
Nelson at The Four Seasons Resort and Club in Las Colinas                                                                  Interact with Irving Online
                                                              Tammy Hanson / Editorial Coordinator
on May 19. The event welcomed 200,000-plus attendees.


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