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Stage 3 Watering Restrictions Update

On November 1, 2014 Stage 3 seasonal watering goes into effect in the Town of Fairview. Under Stage 3 seasonal watering restrictions landscape watering is limited to once every two weeks for sprinklers and/or irrigation systems at each service address between November 1st and March 31st, and is prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fairview residents and businesses should continue to water on their permitted day, as shown in the town’s Stage 3 Seasonal Watering Restrictions Zone Designation Map. Please see the Watering Restrictions tab located above for details related to this update and to access the Stage 3 Seasonal Watering Restrictions Zone Designation Map.


 

Revised Brush/Bulk Collection Schedule

Beginning October 1, 2014, the residents of Fairview will encounter changes to their bulk/brush collection dates.  Due to the growth of the town since the approval of the original bulk/brush collection schedule and the increased demand for bulk services, specifically brush services, it has been difficult to meet the demands of the current bulk/brush  collection dates.  This has resulted in complaints and delayed pickups.  The Town of Fairview and Allied Waste are making certain changes in the bulk/brush collection schedule that will allow for the fluctuation in bulk volumes and establish a program that should work as the town continues to build out.  The town is not making any changes to the normal trash and recycling schedules, only to the bulk/brush collection dates.  The Town of Fairview understands this new schedule may require some adjustments to residents; however, the new schedule should allow for more efficient bulk/brush collection service.  The new schedule should allow for better service within the town with no additional costs to the Town or its residents.  The map and calendar in the attachment below illustrates the new schedule.  The new schedule will become effective the first full week in October (Monday, October 6th) at 7:00 a.m.  If you have any further questions you can contact the Town of Fairview Utility Billing office at 972-886-4242.

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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. 
 

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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.
 

Elections

November 4, 2014 General and Special Elections

Early voting dates are and times:
  • October 20-24 – 8am-5pm
  • October 20-24 – 8am-5pm
  • October 25 – 7am-7pm
  • October 26 – 1pm-6pm
  • October 27-31 – 7am-7pm
Nearby voting locations for Fairview residents:
  • Allen Municipal Courts Facility – 301 Century Pkwy (Allen)
  • Collin County Elections Office – 2010 Redbud Blvd, Suite 102 (McKinney)
  • Lovejoy ISD Admin Building – 259 Country Club Rd (Fairview)
Election Day voting is Tuesday, November 4th from 7am-7pm. Nearby locations include:
  • Allen Municipal Courts Facility – 301 Century Pkwy (Allen)
  • Collin County Elections Office – 2010 Redbud Blvd, Suite 102 (McKinney)
  • John Q. Hammons Center-Courtyard Marriott – 210 E Stacy Rd (Allen)
  • Lovejoy High School – 2350 Estates Pkwy (Lucas)
  • Lucas City Hall – 665 Country Club Rd (Lucas)
For additional locations, sample ballots and more information, please visit the Collin County Elections website.
 

Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions

 
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Stage 3 Seasonal Watering Restrictions Effective November 1, 2014  

Officials with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) have initiated Stage 3 seasonal watering of the NTMWD Water Conservation and Drought Contingency and Water Emergency Response Plan, which goes into effect November 1st. On November 1st, Stage 3 seasonal watering goes into effect in the Town of Fairview. Under Stage 3 seasonal watering restrictions landscape watering is limited to once every two weeks for sprinklers and/or irrigation systems at each service address between November 1st and March 31st, and is prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. A hand-held hose, dedicated zone using a drip irrigation system, or a soaker hose can be used for up to two hours on any day for foundations and new plantings (first year) of trees and shrubs.

Fairview residents and businesses should continue to water on their permitted day, as shown in the town’s Stage 3 Seasonal Zone Designation Map (see below). In addition to residents and businesses being permitted to water once every two weeks (effective 11/1/2014), all other watering restrictions will continue to be in effect and enforced. Approved watering weeks can be found in the November 2014 Watering Schedule below.  Approved weeks for watering are highlighted in green.

 Nov 2014 Seasonal Watering Schedule

Despite recent rains, NTMWD's primary raw water supplies remain below normal conservation levels. Lavon Lake is 12.51 feet below normal and Lake Jim Chapman is also 11.55 feet below the normal conservation level. "Our cities and customers did a tremendous job reducing landscape watering during the hot summer months. Now, as we move into cooler fall and winter months, lawns and other landscaping require less water," said Tom Kula, Executive Director of NTMWD. "NTMWD recommends customers: turn off irrigation systems and operate on manual mode; utilize weather based watering recommendations such as www.WaterMyYard.org, Frisco's WaterWise program, or the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (AgriLife) ET Network; and water lawns only if needed to supplement natural rainfall," Kula added.

Experts at AgriLife in Dallas cite that during the fall and into the winter months, lawns in North Texas require very little to no supplemental watering.

"Usually in September of each year, lawns begin to go dormant," said Dotty Woodson, extension program specialist at AgriLife. "During the fall and into the winter, lawns receive enough water naturally and do not require the use of automatic sprinkler systems," Woodson added.

 

Stage 3 Details

In addition to the current Stage 3 seasonal 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 seasonal watering restrictions that are approved from November 1st to March 31st.   

Landscape watering with sprinklers and/or irrigation systems at each service address is limited to once every two weeks, and is prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from November 1st to March 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: icon Stage 3 Seasonal 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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Planning & Zoning

Planning and Zoning

 

To review current Planning and Zoning items, please click here and select the "Current Planning" tab. For questions or concerns, please contact Planning Manager Ken Schmidt at kschmidt@fairviewtexas.org or 972-562-0522 ext. 5094.

Notifications

Notifications

  

Renew Your Alarm Permit

Every year beginning January 1st Alarm Permits must be renewed. Permits can be renewed at www.fairviewtexasalarm.com 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 provides on-demand curb-to-curb public transportation for Fairview residents who qualify as Disabled or Senior 60+. Rides must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and can be scheduled for any reason (ex: to keep a medical appointment, go shopping or attend an event). TAPS will pick up, take you to your destination and take you home. Qualifying residents may now set up a Standing Reservation for a recurring trip (ex: regular dialysis appointment, work or school).

TAPS buses run Monday-Friday with the earliest available pickup time at 6:00 a.m. and the latest available pickup time at 5:30 p.m. TAPS does not provide service in Collin County on Saturday or Sunday. To schedule a ride for the next business day, you must call before 3:00 p.m. the day before.

To schedule a ride or to learn more about TAPS and the services they offer, please call (800)-256-0911 or visit www.TAPSbus.com.

 

Events

Breakfast with Santa

Fairview Events

 

FBCFairview Fall Festival

Friendship Baptist Church- Fall Festival

Friendship Baptist Church is hosting a free Family Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Activities include a Trunk-or-Treat and inflatables.
 
Friendship Baptist Church is located at 270 Country Club Road. For more information, please email info@churchforthecities.org or call 972-562-6865.


Toy drive

Holiday Toy Drive - Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County

The Village at Fairview will be hosting a Holiday Toy Drive to benefit the Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County (CACCC) November 14 - December 10, 2014. CACCC advocates for abused and neglected children in Collin County. Gifts for children ages infant to 18 are needed.
 
Donation bins will be available at participating retailers and at events throughout the holiday season, as well as at The Village at Fairview Management Office.


Candy canes

Candy Canes for Kids

The Village at Fairview will host the second annual Candy Canes for Kids featuring Colton Dixon. It's the official start of the Holiday Season at The Village at Allen and The Village at Fairview on November 22, 2014 from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm at the Fountain Stage at The Village at Fairview.
 
Throughout the day, we will be building Christmas trees out of peppermint sticks. Shoppers may purchase the sticks (the cost is 4 for $1.00), and then have the chance to write their name or the name of a loved one on the sticks and glue them to the tree. All proceeds will benefit Children's Advocacy Center of Collin County (CACCC). The goal is to raise at least $5,000 to help children right here in Collin County that have been the victims of child abuse and neglect. The completed trees will remain as a backdrop on the stage throughout the Holiday Season. We'll have a special gift for all children that bring a new unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more for the Toy Drive and to the Candy Canes For Kids event while supplies last!


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Photos with The Big Guy - By Appointment ONLY

November 22 - December 24, 2014 at 331 Town Place (Between iPic Theaters and Splitsville)
 

For 2014, all visits with The Big Guy at The Village at Fairview will be by appointment only. No crowds and no lines - just a premium experience for you and your children on the date and time that works best for your family. Visit www.thevillageshopping.com to book your appointment.

 

Book your visit for November 22 - December 7 and enjoy these great offers:

  • Visit with The Big Guy November 22 - December 7 and you are automatically entered to win a home visit with The Big Guy, and a Holiday Prize package valued at more than $1,000 courtesy of KLAK and The Village at Allen & The Village at Fairview.*

  • Visit with The Big Guy November 22 - December 7 and receive a FREE gift with any photo purchase of $35 or more.


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Black Friday Rewards -Thanksgiving Night at 6:00 p.m. to November 30 (while supplies last)

Get Rewarded* for shopping Black Friday Weekend at The Village at

Fairview! Starting on Thanksgiving night at 6:00 p.m. through November 30th, while supplies last, shoppers that present $250 in same-day receipts from The Village at Fairview and/or The Village at Allen merchants will receive a $50 dining gift card to their choice of selected restaurants.

 

There will be redemption stations at The Village at Allen at The Grove from 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening through noon on Black Friday and at the Mall Management Office at The Village at Fairview from 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening through 6:00 p.m. on November 30, 2014 - while supplies last. Visit www.thevillageshopping.com for complete promotional rules and details.


Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa at Splitsville -Reservations required

Have Breakfast with Santa at Splitsville! Each child ages 2-10 receives a FREE breakfast buffet - adults, older siblings and guests are $20 per person, which includes a breakfast buffet, choice of beverage, tax and tip - and a special gift from Santa. Please remember, these events are a typical character breakfast – Santa will stop by each table to greet his guests, but will not be available for posed photography.
 
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 972-363-2212, Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You may call during the weekend and leave a message. Calls will be returned Monday in the order in which they were received. Visit www.thevillageshopping.com for complete details.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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