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Inclement Weather Delay

Fairview Town Hall will open at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 5th due to inclement weather.


Elections

Town Elections

The Town of Fairview General Election will be Saturday, May 9, 2015. For more information, please click here.


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Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

The Town of Fairview will host the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in the Village at Fairview on April 18th and 19th. For more information, please click here.

To sign up to volunteer, please click here.


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Stage 3 Watering Restrictions Update

The Town of Fairview is under Stage 3 seasonal watering restrictions. Under Stage 3 seasonal watering restrictions ... Click here to read more.


Revised Brush/Bulk Collection Schedule

On October 1, 2014, the Town of Fairview, in conjunction with Republic Services, made certain changes in the bulk/brush collection schedule. Due to the growth of the town... Click here to read more.

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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 ... Click here to learn more.

   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 ... Click here to learn more.

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Gus Macker

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

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Are you ready to be part of the biggest community event ever brought to Fairview? Here's your chance! The Town of Fairview will host the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament on April 18-19, 2015. This family-friendly tournament will take place in the Village at Fairview. We will also have gourmet food trucks stationed in the Town Hall parking lot on the 18th and 19th!

 
Since 1987, the tournament has held 972 tournaments with more than 2.2 million players and more than 23 million spectators. The tournament is designed so that anyone seven years or older can play: male and female, young and old, short and tall, experienced and novice. The tournament maintains the purity and integrity of the old-fashioned driveway basketball game.
 
As an added bonus, there will be a Corporate Challenge Day on Friday, April 17th by invitation only. Teams from businesses large and small, community groups, religious leaders, and town and school officials will put on their best game face and meet toe to toe on the courts. The event's largest sponsors will also serve as honorary captains for the Special Olympics teams that will also be playing in the Corporate Challenge Day.
 
There are three ways to participate:
  • Form a Team: Register your own four member team - men, women or youth (ages 7+). Want to build some excitement? Form your basketball team from your neighborhood, group of friends, recreational sports team, workplace or church. To register your team, click here.
  • Be a Volunteer: We anticipate between 25,000 to 40,000 people during the tournament. We will have 20 courts and up to 240 teams. This is where churches, community organizations, school organizations, or groups of friends can help! With this many players and spectators, volunteers will be needed to check-in players, record brackets, keep scores, distribute water, direct traffic, pick up trash and more. To volunteer during the tournament, click here.
  • Be a Sponsor: The tournament provides great exposure for local and national businesses and is a major media sporting event. This is a perfect venue for sponsors to promote and interact with a wide range of people. The event has a positive impact on the local economy and helps raise funds and awareness for local charities. In January, Fairview announced a partnership with The Boys and Girls Club of Collin County and The Special Olympics of Texas as the 2015 Fairview Gus Macker Designated Charities. For more information on sponsorship, please email macker@fairviewtexas.org. Sponsorship levels start at $500. Cash and in-kind sponsorships are welcome!

For general questions or comments, please email macker@fairviewtexas.org or call the Fairview Gus Macker Hotline at 972-886-4245.

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Frequently Asked Questions:
 
Q: Where can I find the tournament location, registration and team schedule?
A: The tournament will be held April 18th and 19th at the Village at Fairview outdoor parking lot behind Dillard’s department store.
April 18  registered teams challenge 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 19 – team playoffs 8 a.m.  completed
Team registration and additional information can be found at www.macker.com. Continue to check the town site for new information on parking, event maps, event schedule and other details.
 
Q: What is the registration process and fee?
A:  The registration fee is $168 for a team of 4 players. To register your team, please click here or visit www.macker.com. Be sure to register early to enable team bracket and court assignment. Registered team brackets will be posted the week of the tournament. Late or walk-up team entries are dependent on space availability in their bracket. 
 
 
Q: Where does my team check in on the day of the tournament?
A:  Registered teams should report to the "Team Check-In" area 30 minutes before scheduled play for court assignment, attendance, etc. Each team member will need to obtain wrist bands, player shirts and submit signed waivers at the "Team Check-In" area. Team check-in will be open Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. to noon for all Saturday/Sunday games. Team check-in will be designated on the map and with signs throughout the Village at Fairview.
 
Q: How many games will my team play?
A: Each team is scheduled to play 3 games on Saturday, April 18th, with winning teams accelerating to the Sunday playoffs. The tournament is a double elimination tournament with a consolation bracket deemed the "Toilet Bowl" for teams losing their first two games. See www.macker.com for additional rules. The event schedule will hold the approximate time of the Toilet Bowl games.

 

Q: How are teams matched up for games?

A: Team registration asks for physical characteristics which are computer matched to align teams to compete equally. The age, height and experience of all four players are considered. Details of the team alignment can be found at www.macker.com.

 

Q: Will there be a Gus Macker Slam Dunk Contest?

A: Yes. Anyone participating in the Slam Dunk Contest MUST be a member of a team already playing in the tournament. The event schedule will hold the approximate time of the Slam Dunk Contest.

 

Q: Where can I get additional information on sponsorship or volunteer opportunities?

A: Contact the Special Events Committee for sponsorship or volunteer information at macker@fairviewtexas.org.

 

Q: Will team shirts, food and water be provided?

A: Team shirts will be provided during "Team Check-In", along with 2 water coupons for each registered player. Food trucks, located in the Town Hall parking lot, and the Village at Fairview restaurants are available to purchase food.

 

Q: What is the cancellation policy if my team cannot play unexpectedly? What happens if it rains?

A: You can replace team member names if individuals cannot play as there is no refund of the registration fee.  Tournament play will continue if it is raining; officials will stop or delay play if lightening is present.

 

Q: Is there spectator seating for each court?  What other activities are there for spectators?

A: Spectators may bring lawn chairs as limited seating is available in the Village at Fairview area. Soft, folding chairs are recommended to facilitate strolling through the Village at Fairview’s shops, restaurants and food trucks, located in the Town Hall parking lot.

 

Q: What happens if a player is injured during the tournament?

A: Fairview Fire Rescue, Baylor Health Athletic Trainers and the Fairview Police Department will be onsite to assist with any injuries with support from local hospitals.

Events

Fairview Events

 

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TAS for Teachers 2015! Star Party & Planetarium Show

The Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas will be conducting night sky observing on the football field located on the south side of the LISD Willow Springs Middle School campus from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring your binoculars, lawn chairs, a blanket, warm clothes, and thermos for a tour of the winter constellations. There will be an assortment of telescopes available for the public to view and hear about a variety of astronomical objects.

The Perot Museum of Science will be conducting Portable Planetarium shows in the gymnasium from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

There is no charge for this event, and it is open to the public.

DATE: March 23rd
TIME: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
PLACE: LISD Willow Springs Middle School
1101 West Lucas Road, Lucas, TX 75002

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Annual Volunteer Clean-up Day

Join the Town Council on Saturday, March 28th to participate in the town's 2nd Annual Volunteer Clean-up Day. Volunteers will be picking up trash and debris along FM1378 and Stacy Road. This is a great opportunity for fellowship with your neighbors, as well as a town-wide effort to show community pride.
 
DATE: March 28th
TIME: 7:30 a.m.
PLACE: Fairview Town Hall Parking Lot
 
The town will provide bags and vests. Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult. For more information, please contact James Chancellor at jchancellor@fairviewtexas.org or 972-886-4235.

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Fairview Half Marathon and 5K

The 3rd Annual Fairview Half Marathon and 5K will be held on Saturday, April 11th. Registration is now open at www.fairviewhalf.com.
 

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Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Mark your calendars for April 18-19, 2015! The Town of Fairview will host the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in The Village at Fairview. For more information, select the "Gus Macker" tab above.
 
Be sure to friend us on Facebook at Fairview Gus Macker and follow us on Twitter @FairviewMacker.

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Annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection

The Town of Fairview will hold its Annual Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection event on Saturday, April 25th. Residents are encouraged to bring old chemicals, fuels, oils, paints and electronic devices for safe recycling and disposal. This year's event will not include bulk material.
 
DATE: April 25th
TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
PLACE: 500 S Highway 5 (in front of Fire Station #1)
 
To take advantage of this service, residents must provide a valid Texas driver's license with a Fairview address or a copy of their last water bill issued by the town. For more information, please contact Aron Holmgren  at aholmgren@fairviewtexas.org.

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Farmshop Indoor Farmers Market

The Farmshop Center, located at 113 Prairie Road, offers the Farmshop Indoor Farmers Market year round on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Center also offers the Farmshop Bistro Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All of the bistro's dishes are made from ingredients that are sold within the Farmshop Center. For more information, contact the Farmshop Center at 972-884-0480.

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 went into effect November 1st. On November 1st, Stage 3 seasonal watering went 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 March watering schedule below.  Approved weeks for watering are highlighted in green.

 
Despite recent rains, NTMWD's primary raw water supplies remain below normal conservation levels. "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.

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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

  

Town Elections 

The deadline for filing applications for a place on the May 9, 2015 General Election ballot is February 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Please click here to learn more about town elections.


Renew Your Alarm Permit 

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 1st. All permits are required to be renewed by January 31st. To renew your permit, simply visit www.fairviewtexasalarm.com and enter your login name and password. If you need your login name and password, please contact Officer Gandy at sgandy@fairviewtexas.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 $25.00, and the commercial renewal fee is $50.00. New residential permits are $50.00, and new commercial permits are $100.00.


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.

 

Job Postings

Job Postings

 

POSITION: Police Officer

Posted 1/20/14

STATUS: Fulltime

AVAILABILITY: Immediate; open until filled

Click here to learn more.

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