McKinney TX: Arts in Bloom April 12-14 in Historic Downtown McKinney #mckinneyisdarts #mpac #mckinneyperformingartscenter #downtownmckinney #mckinneymainstreet

McKinney Main Street’s Arts In Bloom transforms Historic Downtown McKinney each year, and this spring the fun event features 150 juried artists, the Local Artist Village, and the Student Art Tent from McKinney Independent School District all set up on the tree-lined streets surrounding the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

A nationally recognized participant in the Main Street Program, downtown McKinney offers a unique and beautiful setting of restored, turn-of-the-century buildings that now feature cafes, offices, bars, boutiques, galleries and restaurants.

During the event the streets of downtown come alive with fascinating sights and sounds as fine artists, dancers, performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries, and food vendors take part in the three-day celebration.   There’s also a hands-on interactive area for children,  the Kids Creation Station, where young Picasso’s can learn about art processes and create their own masterpieces.

McKinney Main Street Texas Arts in Bloom 2019 Festival Hours

  • Friday, April 12, 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 14, Noon to 5 p.m.

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McKinney TX: Outdoor warning system; storm damage update; roofers must have permit in McKinney TX

From City of McKinney

In the storm aftermath, take a preparedness evaluation
Sunday storms brought baseball size hail to areas of McKinney sparking an activation of the city’s outdoor warning sirens and resulted in damage to hundreds of cars and roofs. In the aftermath of a hazardous storm, scammers seek to make a quick dollar. Before you start signing checks, let’s evaluate some important information.

How familiar are you with the outdoor warning siren system? 
McKinney’s Outdoor Warning Siren (OWS) system is designed to notify residents and visitors who are outdoors of potential hazards, weather and other emergencies. When the city activates the OWS, move indoors, seek more information and monitor TV, radio or other media for necessary actions. The OWS can be activated for a variety of conditions including:

  • Severe thunderstorm warnings predicting hazardous conditions such as large hail (1 ½ inches or greater), destructive winds (73 mph or higher), or other hazards requiring immediate protective actions in order to save lives and property.
  • Tornado warning or sighting.
  • Chemical spill/release presenting public exposure and potential harm.

Visit the Office of Emergency Management for more information.

Did you know solicitors are required to have a permit? 
Solicitors are required to carry a solicitor’s permit issued by the city. Always ask to see a permit if someone is at your door. If they don’t have one, or if you have a complaint about a solicitor, contact the McKinney Police Department non-emergency number, 972-547-2700. Solicitor’s permit information is posted online.

Are you aware that a permit is required for all roofing projects? 
Since 2015, all roofing projects, including residential, require a permit from the city. We highly encourage you have approval from your HOA for the project prior to submittal for a permit. The permit must be posted and clearly visible from the street before the project commences.

Do you know what questions to ask a contractor before hiring? 
In Texas, there is no such thing as state licensing for roofers. Anyone can hang up a “shingle” and call themselves a roofing company. How can you determine, as a homeowner, if you’re hiring a legitimate, experienced roofer who will be around after the storm season? The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association has provided a list of important questions to ask a contractor to assist you in the decision process.

Can you spot a scam? 
The scam: A contractor asks you to sign something before going on your roof to estimate repairs.
What to do: Read it carefully. Make sure it’s not a contract, or you could be left holding a bill without ever seeing an estimate.
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has provided a list of common scam scenarios to help raise consumer awareness to tactics used scammers. Pleasereview them before hiring a contractor. Also read the list of tips on how to select a contractor.

Collin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Program receives donation

From Darrell Hale, County Commissioner
The following is the summary for the upcoming week’s agenda. Please join me and others to attend the Commissioners Court meeting at the Jack Hatchell building at Community and Bloomdale. It is held on the 4th floor promptly, Monday, 1:30 PM.
You can always find the full agendas posted here: FULL AGENDA
Previous Weeks Agenda Discussion Points to Note:
–Commissioner Webb had a great presentation on the conversion of the HOV lane to a managed lane that would for 22 hours per day the lane being a free lane and 2 hours it being a tolled lane albeit at low cost. Starts at 3:10
–At 26:11 we passed a settlement motion 5-0. Mr. Fratter agrees that he has been overpaid. Mr. agrees to repay $140.735 and Collin County agrees to pay $4900 and $40,177.81 for felony cases he has not been paid for yet and additional cases he is assigned as has not billed nor been paid for. All payments made to Mr. Fratter will be paid into the county treasury until he has fulfilled his obligation. Mr. Fratter agrees that he will not seek additional appointment until he has repaid his debt. Collin County has agreed it will hold and not file the final agreed upon judgement for two years (Mar 21st, 2021). If he has not met his obligation we can then file.
Regular Meeting at 1:30PM for this week.
This Weeks Agenda:
Consent and FYI:
There will be the usual other department notifications, FYI notifications and consent agenda for non controversial or routine items (here are a few):
–$31800 to establish the budget for 2019 teen court.
–February personnel turnover. LINK
–Voluntary terminations and reasons. LINK
–Indigent Defense Disbursements. DISBURSEMENTS
–Building Site Plan Review Fee from $.12 to .20.
–Acceptance of a donation in the amount of $10,000 for the Collin County Sheriff’s Office K9 Program.
–Acceptance of a donation in the amount of $2,000 for the Collin County VALOR Program
For Open Court Discussion:
–Public Hearing for proposed changes to the Collin County Subdivision Regulations and further approve proposed changes.
–NCTCOG Executive Board monthly update.
–86th Legislative Agenda
Upcoming Meeting Subjects:
–April 8th I have requested Warren Casteel come in and discuss the Northeast Texas Trail with us and his request that we support a resolution of study for the NETT to become a state park.
–April 15th I have requested for us to discuss US 380 again and to entertain a motion of a preferred alignment.

McKinney TX: Where do property tax dollars go?

From City of McKinney TX

Many taxpayers are surprised to learn that only 22 cents of every dollar paid in property taxes go to the City of McKinney to fund vital services like public safety, streets and parks. McKinney has provided a chart shows how property tax dollars are distributed among the four taxing entities.


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