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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.
 

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Stage 3 Watering Restrictions Update
The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Board of Directors approved the continuation of landscape watering being limited to once every two weeks for sprinklers and/or irrigation systems at each service address for the month of April. Landscape watering is prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from April 1st to October 31st. Please see the Stage 3 Watering Restrictions Update tab located above for details related to this update.

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North Texas Municipal Water District 54 inch Water Line
The construction of North Texas Municipal Water District's (NTMWD) 54 inch water line has been approved to begin and the line is scheduled to be operational by Christmas 2014. Not to be confused with the line that will provide water from Lake Texoma, which is scheduled to open in May, 2014. The 54" NTMWD water line is being installed to meet the growing water demands in this region. It will allow NTMWD to deliver more water to Fairview, McKinney and the surrounding region. For more details and future updates, please visit the Engineering department’s webpage and access the Notifications tab.   

 

 

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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State Highway 5 Update
TxDOT has confirmed that their State Highway 5 project will not finish in February as originally anticipated. State Highway 5 is now projected to open late April. The contractor working for TXDOT is being held accountable for every day past the original project completion date that work continues. Any further questions that you have can be directed to the local TxDOT engineer assigned to the project, Byron Bishop, PE and the office number is 972-542-2345.
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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.

Events

 

Fairview Events

 
National Take Back Initiative
On Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 10 am to 2 pm, the Fairview Police and Fire Department in coordination with the DEA will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement officers for destruction. The event will take place at Fire Station #1, 500 State Hwy. 5. For additional information, you may contact the town's Police Department at 972-562-0522.

 
Heritage Ranch Theater Guild Spring Play
The Heritage Ranch Theater will be presenting "Arsenic and Old Lace" by Joseph Kesseelring on April 29, 30, and May 1. The performances start at 7:00 p.m. in the Heritage Ranch Theater/Ballroom and are open to the public. For further information including ticket information, you may call 972-886-4700 or visit https://sites.google.com/site/heritageranchtheaterguild/.

 
Pancake Breakfast
On Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Fire Station #2, 1200 Stacy Road, the Friends of Fairview Firefighters Association will be hosting a community pancake breakfast. Tickets are $5 per person and children 2 years old and younger eat free.

 
 
Canine Classic
On Saturday, May 17, 2014 starting at 1:00 p.m., the Hertiage Ranch Golf and Country Club will be hosting the 14th annual Canine Classic. To sign up or be a sponsor, visit www.canineclassicgolf.com or call 972-998-0679 or 214-926-7497. All entries must be received by May 9, 2014.
 

 

 

Notifications

 


Town of Fairview Notifications

 
Town Hall Closed
Town Hall will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 to observe the Easter Holiday. Town Hall we reopen on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

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 http://tapsbus.com.


 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 3 Watering Restrictions Update

   
   
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In March 2014 the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) Board of Directors approved the continuation of landscape watering being limited to once every two weeks for sprinklers and/or irrigation systems at each service address for the month of April. Landscape watering is prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from April 1st to October 31st. Soaker hoses and drip irrigation systems can continue to be used for up to two-hours per day for foundations and trees. The NTMWD Board of Directors will evaluate continuing the limitation of landscape watering to once every two weeks on a month-to-month basis.

Continuation of Stage 3 restrictions is necessary due to below average rainfall, declining water levels of NTMWD reservoirs, and the temporary loss of the Lake Texoma raw water supply due to the zebra mussel infestation. However, the new Lake Texoma water supply pipeline comes online in May 2014, which will give back 28% of the total water supply. The restoring of the Lake Texoma water supply will not alter the current Stage 3 water management strategies as the drought continues to have an adverse impact on NTMWD's water supplies in Lake Lavon and Lake Chapman.

Under the current Stage 3 water restrictions, cities/towns are asked to work to achieve a 10% reduction. Through March 2014 the Town of Fairview is under that target for the year thus far. This is a great start to the year and it wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance and commitment of Fairview’s residents and business owners. Thank you everyone for your continued support of this very important effort.

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 April 2014 and that will be reevaluated on a month-to-month basis by the NTMWD Board of Directors regarding their continuation.   

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 April 1st to October 31st. Please see the April 2014 Stage 3 Watering Schedule below, which shows the weeks approved for watering. Approved weeks for watering are highlighted in green. The day of the week you water will continue to be the day that was originally established for Stage 3 seasonal 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 seasonal restrictions. CLICK HERE TO  SEE: Stage 3 Seasonal Zone Designation Map

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 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 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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Nixle Notification System 

What is Nixle? 

The Nixle notification system is now available to Fairview residents. There is no charge from the town for this service, but message and data rates may apply if you chose to receive alerts through your cell phone and/or smart devices.

This system allows residents to receive the following types of alerts and notifications:

  • Emergency Alerts (i.e. tornado warning, missing person)
  • Advisory Notifications (i.e. road closures, police activity, severe weather)
  • Community Notifications (i.e. town hall updates, event information)

How do I sign up?

There are three ways:

  • Sign up by texting the word Fairview to 888777
  • Sign up using the Nixle widget on the homepage of the town website at www.fairviewtexas.org. Using this sign up method will result in you needing to enter the Town of Fairview 75069 zip code.
  • Sign up through Nixle’s website at www.nixle.com. Using this sign up method will result in you needing to enter the Town of Fairview 75069 zip code.

No matter which method you decide to use as a means of signing up it’s recommended that you register an account at Nixle’s website to customize what messages you receive and how you receive them. Registering an account through Nixle’s website will also allow those signing up via text message to add an email address for receiving alerts and notifications.

How will I receive messages?

If you sign up by texting the word Fairview to 888777 then you will receive messages through your cell phone and/or smart device.

If you sign up using the widget on the town’s website or through the Nixle website you have the ability to enter both your cell number and email address for receiving alerts and notifications.

However you chose to sign up, by registering an account at www.nixle.com you can customize how you want to receive alerts and notifications and whether you would like to receive messages from municipalities/agencies other than Fairview.

Citizens can receive Emergency Alerts and Advisory Notifications through text message and/or email. Community Notifications can only be received via email, which means you must provide an email address.

What if I need help signing up or assistance with my Nixle account?

Contact the Nixle support desk regarding any questions or issues related to Nixle. The support desk can be reached at support@nixle.com or for general inquiries call 1-877-NIXLENA.

If you know anyone that may find the Nixle notification system beneficial please guide them to the homepage of the town website to learn more.

Town Elections

 

Town Elections


May 10, 2014 Elections

The Town Council Election for 2014 will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The seats up for election are Seats 2, 4 and 6.  Current filings are as follows:

  • Seat Two: John Adler
  • Seat Four: Henry Lessner
  • Seat Six: Renee Powell & Donna Cunningham

 

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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 http://www.collincountytx.gov/elections/Pages/default.aspx.

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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 http://www.collincountytx.gov/elections/Pages/default.aspx 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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