City Manager Paul Stevens updated Highland Village residents on storm debris pickup, boat ramp closures, and the call for volunteers to apply for city for boards and commissions during a June 25 City Council meeting.

The details

During his regular report, Stevens said the severe storms that came through the city and surrounding area in late May have affected resources across the region. Stevens said the city has hired two additional third-party contractors and is considering a third to help expedite cleanup. He added residents can continue to leave storm debris at the curb until it is picked up.

“If there’s any way that residents can bundle it or put it in bags, it would be quicker that way,” Stevens said.

What else?

While the city was able to reopen Copperas Branch Park and Lakeside Community Park on June 24, the boat ramps at Copperas Branch Park and Pilot Knoll Park along Lake Lewisville are still closed due to high lake water levels. Lake Lewisville is at 528.4 feet, more than 6 feet above its normal level, Stevens said.

Jenny McCann, communications and marketing specialist, said via email the parks department is monitoring the lake level daily and hopes to reopen the ramps in early to mid-July, but it will depend on the lake levels.

Also of note

Lastly, Stevens said the city secretary’s office is taking applications for volunteers interested in serving on a board or commission, the planning and zoning commission, the parks and recreation advisory board, and the board of ethics. Interested individuals can visit the city’s website for more information and need to apply before the July 30 deadline.