The fifth annual Fairview Half Marathon and 5K will be held Saturday April 1, 2017, beginning at Fairview Town Hall and winding through scenic Fairview and back to Town Hall. The Fairview Half is one of two half marathons held annually in Fairview. One special feature of the Fairview races is the free child care offered by The Goddard School of Allen. This rare amenity sets Fairview apart as a place that caters to both healthy and family friendly lifestyles. Now is your last chance to register now for the half marathon or 5K by visiting FairviewHalf.com! View the marathon course map or the Fairview PD traffic bulletin and please plan travel schedules in Town for April 1 accordingly to allow for neighborhood entrance closures.
he Town of Fairview Art Show will be held April 21-23, 2017 and will once again feature divisions for adults, teens and kids as well as the addition of a photography division this year. Fairview residents and those in surrounding communities are encouraged to enter original artwork, completed within the last three years; artwork will be judged by a featured juror. The show will be open for public viewing and will feature an awards reception with cash prizes for the adult division.
Late entries are still being accepted with an additional fee of $20 per artist (not artwork). Paperwork and payment should be submitted to the Utility Billing Desk at Fairview Town Hall as soon as possible to ensure your space. Remember, the artwork itself is not due until Tuesday, April 18.
Public Art Committee members will be available at Town Hall (372 Town Place, Fairview, TX 75069) to assist with entry packet on the late entry paperwork and payment deadline date of Thursday, April 6, 2017. Town Hall closes promptly at 4:30 p.m., please arrive early to allow for payment processing as last year we had a large crowd at closing time.
On the evening of Monday, March 20, 2017, Collin County Sheriff’s Deputies and Fairview Police Officers arrested a suspect in the string of recent vehicle window shootings that have recently occurred along Country Club Road in Lucas and Fairview. Around 9:30 p.m., a deputy from the Sheriff’s office in an unmarked police car was patrolling Country Club Road. The deputy was southbound on Country Club just south of Forest Grove Road in Lucas when he met a vehicle travelling northbound on Country Club. As in the previous incidents, when the approaching vehicle passed him travelling the opposite direction he heard a pop noise against his unmarked vehicle as if something had hit it. He immediately turned around and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. A Fairview Officer responded as a cover unit to assist in the stop. The vehicle was a Tan 1999 Ford F250 Pickup Truck occupied solely by the driver. Upon questioning, the driver admitted to shooting the vehicle with a BB gun. A CO2 Powered BB Pistol was recovered from the vehicle. The arrested driver is a 32-year-old male who resides in McKinney. Police believe there may be other suspects still at large and caution residents to continue to be vigilant as they travel along Country Club after dark. While progress has been made by this arrest, the investigation of these incidents is ongoing.
The McKinney National Airport is currently working on updating their Airport Master Plan and Airport Layout Plan regarding future development of the airport over the next 20 years. View a presentation from McKinney Airport Advisory Committee member, Fairview Councilmember Paul Hendricks, view the presentation from McKinney National Airport or visit mckinney.airportstudy.com for additional information.
Over the past few months, the Town Council has received multiple Staff briefings on the importance of roadway maintenance on the asphalt roads in Town as well as discussing alternatives to the chip seal method that was recently used on Lakewood Drive, Timber Lane and Old Stacy Road. Learn more about the Town’s updated Road Maintenance Procedures in this article or by viewing Staff’s latest Road Maintenance presentation to the Town Council.
As all of the Town’s candidates for Mayor and Town Council in 2017 were unopposed, the Town Council was able to cancel the Town’s regular May election for 2017. All the unopposed candidates were declared elected to their new office effective Saturday, May 6, 2017 (general election day in Texas).
As the Town is not having an election, Fairview Town Hall will not be an Election Day polling place this year. Lovejoy ISD has a contested race, so residents will be able to vote in that race and any other local races at the Lovejoy ISD Administration Building during both Early Voting and Election Day. However, as Collin County uses Vote Centers, residents may vote at any location run by Collin County. Visit CollinCountyTX.gov/Elections for more information regarding polling locations. Access more detailed Town Election information or the Election Results.
The Town will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste event Saturday, April 29, 2017. The event will be held at Fairview Fire Station #1, located at 500 State Highway 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring their old chemicals, fuels, oils, paints for disposal to the event. Unfortunately, the Town is unable to continue to offer electronics recycling at this event, as it is no longer economically viable for our vendor. To take advantage of Hazardous Waste Collection, you must provide a valid Texas Driver’s License with a Fairview address or a copy of your last water bill issued by the Town. Your continued participation helps to protect the environment and contributes to a cleaner and greener Town of Fairview.
Is your sprinkler system turning on the wrong day? Do you have a leak or broken head? Join us in Town Hall Council Chambers for a free Water Efficient Irrigation Course hosted by the North Texas Municipal Water District on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 10 a.m. - noon. Advance registration is required and limited, click here to sign up for your free spot. In this course, learn how to make very basic hands on repairs & maintenance to home automatic sprinkler systems, how your sprinkler system operates and its components as well as how to program and reprogram your sprinkler controller utilizing the best and most efficient ways to water your landscape like, the soak and cycle method and other water efficiency practices. A properly functioning sprinkler system saves you time, money, and water!
Fairview transitioned to a DART taxicab voucher program called Collin County Rides in fall of 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.
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.
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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 invites the submittal of responses to its request for qualifications (RFQ) for construction manager at risk services. Sealed submittals are due at or before 4:00 p.m. on April 17, 2017. Please access the RFQ document below for project information, submittal instructions and other important details pertaining to this RFQ.
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 email@example.com 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.
Fairview Fire Rescue is requesting that anyone interested in working as a Full-time
Firefighter to complete the Town’s application and Personal History statement located on our website under the fire department’s “Join Us” tab. All candidates will complete the process as noted below and will be ranked from highest to lowest. Starting pay negotiable based upon previous experiences plus benefits.
Applications due by March 31, 2017 at 430 pm.
All current volunteers and part-time paramedic members interested in applying, please submit a letter of interest to Chief Bell by March 31st.
Approximate start date: May/ June 2017
Fairview Fire Rescue is requesting that anyone meeting the requirements listed below that is interested in working as a part-time fire fighter submit an application, personal history statement, and any other pertinent paperwork to Human Resources by Friday, March 10, 2017. Rate of pay is $16.50 per hour with no benefits (paid time off, group insurance, retirement, etc.) Incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed. The open positions require a set schedule typically once per week for 12 hours or 24 hours twice per month
A Maintenance Worker performs general labor and maintenance of town streets, parks, and facilities and infrastructure in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; performs other related duties.
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.