Saturday, August 13, 2022

The City of Southlake Facilities Ready to Reopen

With the recent winter storm in our rearview mirror, the City is focusing on reopening.

The Marq Champions Club and the Southlake Public Library reopen Saturday, 2/5 at 10 a.m. The Library closes at 6:00 p.m., and Champions Club closes at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, 2/6, Champions Club is open for regular business hours, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, the Tennis Center will reopen on Sunday for normal business hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All City offices, including The Marq Champions Club and Legends Hall, the Senior Activity Center, the Southlake Public Library, the Bob Jones Nature Center, and the Tennis Center, will resume normal operations on Monday 2/7.

Hours are as follows:

Saturday, February 5

  • The Marq Champions Club 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Southlake Public Library, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Southlake Spring Festival and Lantern Walk postponed to February 12.

Sunday, February 6

  • Champions Club, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Tennis Center 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • The Southlake Library is closed on Sundays

Monday, February 7

  • All City Offices – regular business hours.

Road Treatment /Mobility
For the past 36 hours, the City has treated key roads with sand and removed snow in others. So if you see our crews out, please make sure to give them plenty of room. Also, starting next week, their focus will be on clean-up. Look for the latest updates on www.ProtectSouthlake.com and the City’s social media channels.

Trash and Recycling
Residential trash and recycling routes will resume regular schedule on Monday (2/7). Please place your trash and recycling out on your regularly scheduled collection day. Due to anticipated higher volumes, brush and bulk collection will be delayed to the second collection of the week either on Thursday (2/10) or Friday (2/11). For more information, please visit CityofSouthlake.com/TrashandRecycling.

Stay Up to Date
Stay up to date via the City of Southlake’s Facebook page or the Winter Weather webpage on ProtectSouthlake.com.

Southlake Landscape Reimbursement Grant Program Applications for Local Businesses are Now Open

Earlier this year, the state of Texas experienced one of the harshest and devastating winter storms in decades. The impact on businesses was significant as many were already struggling through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and was then compounded by a winter storm that resulted in further lost revenue.

To further support these local businesses in overcoming these challenges, the Southlake City Council adopted the Southlake Landscape Reimbursement Grant Program. This grant program is aimed at providing relief to local business owners whose landscaping was killed by the winter storm of February 2021. This grant will reimburse businesses the amount spent for the city required landscaping on their commercial property.

“This is a unique grant program but one that our local business property owners will appreciate,” Director of Economic Development and Tourism Daniel Cortez said. “Our main goal is to bring back the aesthetic beauty that landscaping brings to Southlake. It’s been difficult enough for businesses to manage through a pandemic, but the winter storm of February added to the hurt our businesses were facing.”

While most businesses have recovered from the winter storm and the economic impacts of the pandemic have mostly passed, there remains some visual impacts from the winter storm, specifically the landscaping on commercial properties. Many business properties throughout the city have needed to replace their landscape due to the extreme cold temperatures from the storm. While many business owners have already replaced most of the landscaping that was lost due to the low temperatures, the costs associated with acquiring the landscape materials were higher than normal due to the demand across the state.

To assist businesses that have already replaced their landscaping or are in the process to replace it, the City is offering a reimbursement grant for local business owners with commercial property in Southlake. Here is what business owners should know to apply for the grant:

 

  • Business owners should have a landscape plan for their commercial property.
  • If you don’t have a landscape plan, the City will likely have one on file. You can request one by emailing planning@ci.southlake.tx.us.
  • Identify what landscaping was replaced due to the impacts of the February 2021 winter storm.
  • The landscaping that qualifies for the reimbursement will be only what is required by City ordinance.
  • Obtain a copy of your paid invoice for the landscaping material. The cost breakdown of material will need to be provided.
  • Read the eligibility requirements of the grant program at SouthlakeLandscapeGrant.com.
  • Submit your application online once you have all your documentation.
  • The city will review your application and conduct an inspection of your new landscaping.
  • A check will be mailed at the address provided in your application.

 

The application period for this grant program is open from October 11, 2021 to December 31, 2021 until all funds for the grant are disbursed. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

To find out more information about the grant program, visit the Southlake Landscape Reimbursement Grant Program webpage. For questions, please contact the Office of Economic and Development and Tourism at BusinessGrant@cityofsouthlake.com.