Fairview Art Show

Public Art Committee members will be available at Town Hall (372 Town Place, Fairview, TX  75069) to assist with entry packet on paperwork and payment deadline date of Thursday, March 23, 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. If needed, please see the entry packet for the late entry fee, late entry deadline and late entry rules. Regardless, artwork itself is not due until Tuesday, April 18.

Calling all local artists, the 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.

Download the Fairview Art Show Sign Up Packet.


Update: Fairview Police Safety Alert

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.


FPD Steps Up DUI Enforcement

The Fairview Police Department in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be stepping up DWI/DUI enforcement in March. The enhanced enforcement began March 4, 2017 and continues through March 21, 2017. Learn more in this Fairview PD Press Release.


Fairview Half Marathon and 5K

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 and please plan travel schedules in Town for April 1 accordingly to allow for neighborhood entrance closures.


McKinney National Airport Master Plan

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.


Town Road Maintenance Procedures

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.


Town Election Cancellation

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.


Household Hazardous Waste Event

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.


DART Introduces Collin County Rides Taxicab Voucher Program

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.


Ten-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

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.




Hazardous Weather: An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

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Watering Restrictions Eased in the Town of Fairview Effective May 1st

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:

  • Lawn irrigation watering is prohibited from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from April 1st to October 31st of each year.
  • Lawn and landscape irrigation limited to twice per week.
  • Watering of impervious surfaces is prohibited.
  • Outdoor watering during precipitation or freeze events is prohibited.
  • The use of treated water to fill or refill residential, amenity, and any other natural or manmade ponds is prohibited. A pond is considered to be a still body of water with a surface area of 500 square feet or more.
  • Rain and freeze sensors and/or ET or Smart controllers are required on all new irrigation systems. Rain and freeze sensors and/or ET or Smart controllers must be maintained to function properly.
  • “At home” car washing can be done only when using a water hose with a shut-off nozzle.
  • Watering areas that have been overseeded with cool season grasses is prohibited (such as rye grass or other similar grasses), except for golf courses and public athletic fields.

Below are a variety of tips that you might find helpful in your effort to conserve water:

  • 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:

Planning and Zoning

To review current Planning and Zoning items, please click here and select the "Current Planning" tabFor questions or concerns, please contact Planning Manager Israel Roberts at iroberts@fairviewtexas.org or 972-562-0522 ext. 5094.

Request for Qualifications

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.

More Information here


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 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 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 and the commercial renewal fee is $50. New residential permits are $50 and new commercial permits are $100.

Firefighter Paramedic Full-time

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

Learn More About the Firefighter Position & Apply Now


Part-time Fire Fighter

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

Learn More About the Firefighter Position & Apply Now


Maintenance Worker

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.

Learn More About the Maintenance Worker Position & Apply Now


Police Officer

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.

Learn More About the Police Officer Position & Apply Now


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