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CPDD Community Open House and Joint Public Hearing

A Community Open House was held on Wednesday, August 27th in order to present the proposed updates to the CPDD Area Plan and Zoning Ordinance.  All documents that were presented at that event can be found here, under the "CPDD Update" tab. The Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council will reconsider the proposed amendments during a Joint Public Hearing that is scheduled to occur on Thursday, September 11th at 7:00 PM at Fairview Town Hall

Stage 3 Watering Restrictions Update

September 1st through October 31st, Fairview residents are permitted to water once a week with sprinklers and irrigation systems. In recent months residents were only permitted to water once every two weeks. Fairview residents should continue to water on their permitted day, as shown in the town’s Stage 3 Watering Restrictions Zone Designation Map. In addition to residents being permitted to water once every week (effective 9/1/2014), all other watering restrictions will continue to be in effect. Please see the Watering Restrictions tab located above for details related to this update.

Town Hall Closed September 1, 2014

Town Hall will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day. Town Hall will reopen Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Rotating Art-Autumn

Rotating Art Program

The Town of Fairview is excited to announce that it’s accepting applications for the 2014 fourth quarter Rotating Art Program theme “Autumn Days.” All selected artwork will be displayed in the lobby of Fairview town hall until the end of December 2014, and be recognized in the town hall newsletter. For more information about the program and how to submit artwork for consideration please click on the following PDF file; icon Rotating Art Program Application and Rules



Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Fairview, Texas will convene for a public hearing on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Fairview Town Hall, 372 Town Place, Fairview, Texas to receive input on the Town of Fairview Fiscal Year 2014-15 Proposed Budget.

 A tax rate of $0.359999 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of Town of Fairview. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate. The first hearing is to be held August 19, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., and the second hearing is to be held August 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Council Chambers.

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All planning documents concerning the proposed amendment of the CPDD Area Plan and Zoning Ordinance can be found at the "Planning & Zoning" tab above. If there are any questions concerning said documents, please contact Ken Schmidt at, or (972) 562-0522, ext. 5094.

2014 Fairview Citizen Survey Results

The results of the 2014 Fairview Citizen Survey were recently presented at the April 1st Town Council meeting. The purpose of the survey was to seek citizen opinions and priorities, determine satisfaction levels, and to generate ideas on how to move our town forward. While brief and easy to complete, the survey covered a broad range of topics, from roads and code enforcement to leisure services and communication efforts. Based on total households that received the survey, a collection rate of 28% was calculated. The Town Council and town staff would like to thank all Fairview residents that took time to contribute to this effort. To access the results of the 2014 Fairview Citizen Survey click here. 


Hazardous Weather: An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness was written by FEMA and designed to better prepare citizens for dangerous weather such as tornadoes and other major events. One of the two documents being provided below is specific to tornadoes and was pulled directly from the larger FEMA document Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness, which has also been provided below. When faced with the threat of dangerous weather, always listen and watch for information related to Collin County and the Town of Fairview. Also, always be prepared to take shelter immediately. Where you take shelter will depend upon your location at that time. The documents below will give you specific recommendations for specific locations.


Community Open House
The town held a community open house on February 27, 2014 at Noah's of Fairview in regards to the proposed updates to the Commercial Planned Development District (CPDD) master plan and ordinance. The documents that were presented at the community open house can be found on the Planning Department Home Page , under the “CPDD Update” tab.
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Message from the Mayor
To access information regarding important programs and initiatives that were adopted as part of the fiscal year 2013-2014 budget, please click here .

Planning & Zoning

Planning and Zoning


Joint Public Hearings for updates to the CPDD Sub-Area Plan and Zoning Ordinance

Notice is hereby given that the Town Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Fairview, Texas, will convene for joint public hearings on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at Fairview Town Hall, 372 Town Place Fairview, Texas, 75069. more 





Request For Proposals

The Town of Fairview, Texas seeks proposals in response to the attached “Request for Proposal” from qualified and experienced public accounting firms to obtain services for performance of the Town’s annual financial audit for the three fiscal years ending September 30, 2014, 2015 and 2016 (with an option to renew for two years).  There are several documents attached:  the Auditor RFP document, FY 2012-13 CAFR, Cost Proposal Forms and Organizational Chart.  The deadline for submissions is 2:00 PM July 31, 2014.  In addition, the Town will be conducting a pre-proposal conference at 1:00 PM July 15, 2014 in the Town Hall Council Chambers.  Questions related to the RFP must be submitted verbally at the pre-proposal conference or in writing no later than July 9, 2014. 

Renew Your Alarm Permit

Every year beginning January 1st Alarm Permits must be renewed. Permits can be renewed at or at the Town Hall.  For a Residential permit the renewal fee is $25 and for a Commercial permit the renewal fee is $50.

TAPS Transit Service    

TAPS Public Transit can provide Fairview residents with on-demand curb-to-curb rides when scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Residents can schedule rides to keep medical appointments, go shopping, attend an event, and for almost any reason. TAPS will pick you up, take you to your destination, and take you home. In order to schedule a ride for the next business day, you must call before 3:00 p.m. the day before. To schedule a ride call (800) 256-0911. To learn more about TAPS and the services they offer, please visit their website at


Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions



Stage 3 Watering Restrictions Update For September and October 2014

In an August 28, 2014 news release, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) announced that effective September 1, 2014, to ensure water quality is maintained throughout the water distribution systems, NTMWD is recommending its Member Cities and Customers allow landscape watering once a week with sprinklers or irrigation systems through the end of October 2014.

Effective September 1, 2014 the Town of Fairview will proceed with following the recommendation of the NTMWD. This means that Fairview residents are permitted to water once a week with sprinklers and irrigation systems from September 1st through October 31st. In recent months residents were only permitted to water once every two weeks. Fairview residents should continue to water on their permitted day, as shown in the town’s Stage 3 Zone Designation Map (see below). In addition to residents being permitted to water once every week (effective 9/1/2014), all other watering restrictions will continue to be in effect and enforced.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires that water providers maintain chlorine residuals in transmission and distribution systems to assure water quality so that the treated water supply is safe for use. Annually, chlorine residuals are depleted by increases in temperature during summer months. During the summer of 2014, NTMWD consumers have reduced their water usage so well that maintaining chlorine residuals has been compounded by the decreased demands.

To maintain water quality, NTMWD’s Member Cities and Customers perform flushing of hydrants to remove the water that has decreased chlorine residuals. To improve the circulation and increase the water flow within the water systems, allowance of once per week watering with sprinkler or irrigation systems will assist in maintaining the required chlorine residuals. NTMWD Member Cities and Customers will continue to monitor water quality within their systems.

The combinations of periodic summer rain events and reduced water usage facilitates the NTMWD’s ability to move to once per week watering for the two month period of September and October, While water quality remains the top priority, water conservation and the wise use of water is still critical to maintain our current available supplies until the drought eases. Lavon Lake is currently at elevation 480.27’ and the once-per-week watering allowance should only decrease Lavon Lake’s elevation by less than 2 feet and still not require initiation of Stage 4.

To receive a recommendation for how much supplemental water your lawn actually needs based on weather conditions, sign up at More information and tips on water conservation can be found at and

Stage 3 Details

In addition to the current Stage 3 watering restrictions, the Town will continue to implement restrictions listed in Stages 1 and 2. Below you will find more details related to the current Stage 3 watering restrictions that are approved for September and October 2014.   

Landscape watering with sprinklers and/or irrigation systems at each service address is limited to once every week, and is prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from April 1st to October 31st. The day of the week you water will continue to be the day that was originally established for Stage 3 watering restrictions. This system is based on being located in one of four zones that the town has been broken into for watering purposes. The zone you’re in determines which day watering is allowed. For example, if you live in Zone 3 you can only water on Wednesday during Stage 3 restrictions. CLICK HERE TO  SEE: Stage 3 Zone Designation Map

Exceptions for Stage 3 watering restrictions are as follows:

  • Foundations, new landscaping, new plantings (first year) of shrubs, and trees may be watered for up to 2 hours on any day by a hand-held hose, a soaker hose, or a dedicated zone using a drip irrigation system.
  • Golf courses may water greens and tee boxes without restrictions.
  • Locations using other sources of water supply for irrigation may irrigate without restrictions.
  • Registered and properly functioning ET/Smart irrigation systems and drip irrigation systems may irrigate without restrictions.
  • Hosing of paved areas, buildings, or windows is allowed.
  • Operation of all ornamental fountains is allowed.
  • Existing swimming pools can be drained and refilled.
  • Hydroseeding, hydromulching and sprigging are allowed.

Stage 3 Watering Restriction Documents:

There are many other opportunities to help conserve water. Below are a variety of other tips that you might find helpful:

  • Repair leaks, running toilets, dripping faucets, and broken sprinkler heads.
  • Water in the morning or evening when the temperatures are cooler.
  • Plant native, drought tolerant plants that require less water.
  • Adjust your lawn mower to at least one notch. A taller lawn holds more moisture.
  • Water only when plants look like they need it. Most plants die from over-watering.

Some excellent resources regarding smart landscaping and water conservation are:

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Town Elections

 Town Elections


May 10, 2014 Elections - RESULTS

The Town Council Election for 2014 were held on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The seats up for election are Seats 2, 4 and 6. Final votes are as follows:

  • Seat Two: John Adler - 984 votes
  • Seat Four: Henry Lessner - 955 votes
  • Seat Six: Renee Powell  - 821 votes
  • Seat Six: Donna Cunningham - 563 votes


Notice of General Election

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Early Voting

Early Voting will begin on Monday, April 28 and run through Tuesday, May 6. For early voting times and additional early voting locations, please click here or visit the Collin County's website at

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Ballot by Mail

To request a ballot by mail, please contact the Collin County Elections Administration Office, 2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102, McKinney, TX at 972-547-1990.


**On April 3, 2014 the Collin County Elections Office will be testing the automatic tabulating equipment for the May 10, 2014 General Election.

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*** For all other non town elections, please visit the Collin County's Election website at or by calling 972-547-1990. The Collin County Elections office is located at 2010 Redbud Blvd., Suite 102, McKinney TX.


Photo ID required for Texas Voters 

You must now present a photo ID when voting in person. With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. For more information including a list of accepted identification, click here.

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