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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, 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. Landscape watering 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.

Rotating Art

Rotating Art Program

The Town of Fairview is currently accepting applications for the 2015 first quarter Rotating Art Program theme “The Tame Ones”. All selected artwork will be displayed in the lobby of Fairview Town Hall until the end of March 2015 and will be recognized in the town hall newsletter. For more information about the program and how to submit artwork for consideration, please select the link below.

icon Rotating Art Program Rules and Requirements - Jan-March 2015

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 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 original collection schedule. The new collection schedule will allow for fluctuation in bulk volumes and will establish a program that should work as the town continues to build out. The new bulk/brush collection 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 illustrate the new schedule for 2015. The town did not make any changes to the regular trash and recycling collection schedules. Bulk/brush items need to be placed at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. on your designated Monday and no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the Friday before.

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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 .

   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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Watering Restrictions

Watering Restrictions


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 December and January watering schedules 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.

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.




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.



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Fairview Events



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.

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Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament

Mark your calendars for April 17-19, 2015! Fairview will host a Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament in The Village at Fairview. This event is expected to bring in 200 teams, including players, family, friends and spectators. We will need a large number of volunteers to make this community event a success. For more information or to volunteer, please email macker@fairviewtexas.org.
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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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