2019 Bond Overview

Bond Election Title GraphicTown Council recently voted unanimously to call for a bond election for an amount not to exceed $7.6 million on the May 4, 2019 ballot. The purpose of the bond election is to fund construction of a replacement facility for Fire Station #1. Station #1 was housed in the former Town Hall, which was a repurposed residential home originally built in the 1960’s. As a result of a Professional Engineering report, this structure was found to be unsafe and was torn down and replaced with two temporary modular buildings.

 

In 2017, a $25 million bond was presented to our residents to build Fire and Public Works facilities to meet current and future town needs at build out. That bond failed. As a result, the Town Council formed a group of citizen volunteers called the Community Resource Group (CRG) to assist in identifying and recommending solutions for our town’s needs. The Council, with input from the CRG, is proposing to build a replacement Fire Station to meet the current needs of our Town. The proposed structure would include living quarters, equipment bays for current fire equipment and space for a future ambulance. The design would also allow for the future expansion of the bays, when the need occurs, based on buildout of the commercial district and increased emergency call volume. 

 

The Town Council has identified a funding plan for payment of the debt associated with the bond, without a tax rate increase. 

 

There are four Town Hall meetings scheduled (listed below), where your questions regarding the proposed bond can be addressed by the Town Council.

 

Town Hall Meetings

View a presentation by the Town Council and ask questions at the conclusion of the Town Hall Meeting.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 p.m., Heritage Ranch, 465 Scenic Ranch Circle
  • Thursday, April 4, 6:00 p.m., Fairview Town Hall, 372 Town Place
  • Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m., Fairview Town Hall
  • Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m., Heritage Ranch

 

Project, Financial and General Election Information

The tabs on this page will provide some details on the construction of the proposed replacement facilities for Fire Station #1 in this bond package. 

 

Documents

2019 Bond Proposal Presentation

Notice of Election (English)

Notice of Election (Spanish)

Bond Facts Title Graphic

 

 

 

Purpose:

 Construction of Fairview Fire Station #1           site plan

Location:

 North of existing Fire Station #1 on SH 5

Bond Proposition Cost:

$7,600,000 (not to exceed amount)                          

Total Project Cost:

 $8,800,000 (not to exceed amount)

Estimated Rate of Interest for Proposed Debt:

 Less than 5%

Estimated Term Length for Debt:

Up to 30 years

2016 Standard & Poor Credit Rating for Fairview:

 AA+

Tax Rate Increase Required to Issue Debt:

 None

  

Station Features

  • Adequate quarters and office space for existing staff
  • Space for the addition of a primary ambulance
  • 3 drive through bays
  • Adequate work space and storage space
  • Designed to accommodate building and bay expansion in the future when needed

fire station image from left

 

 

 Funding PlanTitle Graphic

 

 

 The Town Council has approved a funding plan for Fire Station #1 that will use a combination of existing resources and ongoing revenues from the Town, the Community Development Corporation and the Tax Increment Financing District. The breakdown of the funding is below.

 

Funding Plan Chart

 

Voting Title Graphic

 

 

 

Voting Times
Early voting in Collin County will be available from Monday, April 22 through Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at the times listed below. Election Day Voting will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Sun.

Mon.

Tues.

Wed.

Thurs.

Fri.

Sat.

April 21

Polls Closed

April 22

8 a.m. –

5 p.m.

April 23

8 a.m. –

5 p.m.

April 24

8 a.m. – 

5 p.m.

April 25

8 a.m. –

7 p.m.

April 26

8 a.m. –

5 p.m.

April 27

8 a.m. –

5 p.m.

April 28

Polls Closed

April 29

7 a.m. –

7 p.m.

April 30

7 a.m. –

7 p.m.

May 1

Polls

Closed

May 2

Polls Closed

May

Polls Closed

Election Day May 4

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Voting Locations

Collin County utilizes “Vote Centers,” allowing all registered voters (with an effective date on or before May 4, 2019) in Collin County to vote at any of the early voting sites that are open under full-contract services with the Collin County Elections Administration.

 

Below is a list of some of the many Collin County vote centers that are local to Fairview that are open for both Early Voting and Election Day voting:

  • Lovejoy ISD Administration Building, 259 Country Club Road, Allen
  • Collin College Higher Education Center, 3452 Spur 399, McKinney
  • Allen Municipal Courts Facility, 301 Century Pkwy, Allen
  • McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney
  • Smith Library, 300 Country Club, Wylie
  • Murphy Community Center, 205 North Murphy Road, Murphy
  • Parker City Hall, 5700 E Parker Road, Parker
  • Collin County Elections Office, 2010 Redbud Blvd Suite 102, McKinney

 

As in past elections, Fairview Town Hall will be an Election Day ONLY voting location. Early Voting will NOT take place at Town Hall.

The last day to apply for ballot by mail (received, not postmarked) is Tuesday, April 23, 2019, visit Collin County Elections for more absentee/mail ballot information.
 
Detailed Collin County Election Information including: Vote Centers for both Election Day and Early Voting, Ballot by Mail and Voter Registration Information can be found at CollinCountyTx.gov/Elections. Information can also be obtained by calling or emailing the Collin County Election Administration at 972-547-1990 or Election@CollinCountyTX.gov.

 


Event calendar

 

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Town Hall Meetings 

Wednesday, March 27, 7:00 p.m., Heritage Ranch, 465 Scenic Ranch Circle

Thursday, April 4, 6:00 p.m., Fairview Town Hall, 372 Town Place

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m., Fairview Town Hall

Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 p.m., Heritage Ranch  

 

 

Notices & Meetings