Winter has finally arrived in Texas and with that, the Town would like to share some advice to help your pipes in the event of freezing weather. While busted pipes cannot always be avoided during the colder months, here are some tips that can help you prevent them.
This Veterans Day, why not honor a loved one’s service with a stone placed in our own Veterans Park! If you are a Fairview resident that is a veteran or have a family member that is a veteran and would like to purchase a stone to be placed in the Town of Fairview’s Veterans Park, please complete the Veterans Park Stone form and return it to Town Hall prior to Friday, December 9. The cost for Fairview residents to purchase a Veterans Park stone is $200. Copies of the form are also available at the Utility Billing desk located in the first floor lobby of Fairview Town Hall. There are a limited number of stones left for purchase and orders will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
You may have seen or heard that there is a new online and monthly print periodical covering the Allen-Fairview area, Community Impact Newsrecently entered our market and is now regularly producing stories about what is happening in the Town. Be sure to check out their recent interview with our Mayor, Darion Culbertson as well as stories on our10-year Capital Improvements Plan and the new Hotels coming to Town.
Fairview will transition to a DART taxicab voucher program called Collin County Rides on October 3, 2016. Collin County Rides is an innovative taxi subsidized service available to those 65 years of age or older and/or people living with a disability in Fairview, Allen and Wylie. Unlike the previous temporary bus service, this service will allow these residents the opportunity to travel anywhere within Collin County for any reason, including connecting to the DART service area. Learn more about the DART Collin County Rides Taxi Voucher Program.
Town Staff and the Fairview Police Department have been made aware of several cases of identity theft occurring to residents of Heritage Ranch, as was also reported locally on WFAA. In the case of this particular scam, the crooks used the U.S. Postal Service’s online Official USPS Change of Address form to forward the victim’s mail to an alternate location. Learn more about this scam and how to protect yourself in this article.
As we enjoy fun outdoor activities, we should all be taking steps to protect against West Nile, Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses. A rainy yet hot spring can especially increase the mosquito population. To combat illnesses, Fairview citizens should be observant of their surroundings and take advantage of educational resources to learn more about these diseases and the preventative measures that can be taken to try to mitigate contraction.
As the warm weather continues into fall 2016 while the Town is not under any drought restrictions, the Town would like to take a moment toremind residents of the Town’s adopted landscape water management measures and our current water rates, or access the Watering Restrictions tab located above for more information. And be sure to utilize WaterMyYard.org to see how much water your lawn actually requires in order to minimize your summer water bill.
For much of 2016, the Town Council and Staff worked on a 10-year Capital Improvement Program or CIP, to help plan for improvements to the Town's future needs including infrastructure, buildings, technology and major equipment. Learn more about the CIP in this presentation given before the Council.
Want to serve your community? The Town utilizes numerous citizen run boards to ensure public input and participation in the Town's decision-making process.
To apply to serve, complete an Application to Serve. The Fairview Town Council reviews all applications and votes on all board appointments and reappointments. Board members are typically appointed for two-year terms. Email completed applications to Town Secretary, Liz Cappon atECappon@FairviewTexas.org.
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North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) water supply reservoirs have reached sufficient levels and capacities to allow the District to ease watering restrictions earlier than previously planned. Beginning May 1, 2015, NTMWD will terminate all drought stages and will implement its Water Conservation Plan that limits landscape watering to no more than two days per week, and only if needed. The Town of Fairview has taken the same actions as NTMWD and will terminate all drought stages effective May 1, 2015. Even though the Town of Fairview will no longer be under drought restrictions the town’s Water Conservation Plan will remain in effect, which restricts lawn and landscape irrigation to twice per week. With this change in watering restrictions Town of Fairview water customers are no longer restricted to watering on certain days of the week and can choose which two days they wish to irrigate.
The Town of Fairview Water Conservation Plan calls for the following water restrictions:
Below are a variety of tips that you might find helpful in your effort to conserve water:
Some excellent resources regarding smart landscaping and water conservation are:
The Town of Fairview requires all alarm systems in any home or business in Fairview, whether monitored or not, to have a valid Alarm Permit. Alarm Permits must be renewed annually during the month of January.
For those who currently have an alarm permit, online renewal begins January 1. All permits are required to be renewed by January 31. To renew your permit, simply visit fairviewtexasalarm.com and enter your login name and password. If you need your login name and password, please contact Officer Gandy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-886-4211, ext. 5022. Please do not create a new account if you are having any issues accessing your account.
For those who have an alarm system and do not currently have an Alarm Permit, please contact Officer Gandy for information on obtaining one.
The residential renewal fee is $25 and the commercial renewal fee is $50. New residential permits are $50 and new commercial permits are $100.
A Police Officer is responsible for public safety, prevention of crime and enforcement of laws. Patrols community by vehicle, bicycle and on foot. Responds to calls for service, which include reports of criminal activity, traffic safety, crime prevention and general public safety problems. Conducts preliminary and follow-up investigations of reported crimes, traffic accidents and complaints, including crime scene processing, interviewing witnesses/victims and enforcing violations of the law. This position requires valid TX driver license & basic TCLEOSE certification. Prefer 3+ years paid police experience.