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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Read the Special COVID-19 edition of The Business of Green

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In this challenging time, we offer business tips and resources to help you weather the COVID-19 crisis in our latest edition of The Business of Green. Learn how to apply for the coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Administration loans...

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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Weekly Update: March 5, 2020

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Our staff, including our police and fire-rescue teams, are taking appropriate precautionary measures including conducting more frequent disinfection processes at our highly trafficked facilities.

While the immediate risk of COVID-19 is believed to be low a...

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City of Plano Emergency Management
Posted on: April 29, 2019

4 Reasons Why the Outdoor Warning System Could be Activated

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Outdoor Warning Sirens are designed to alert people who are outside to seek shelter inside. In hazardous conditions, Plano's sirens will sound for 3 minutes. During monthly tests, Plano's sirens sound for 1 minute, followed by a voice saying "test.&q...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Preparation and Sale of Homemade Foods

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Have you ever wondered what you might be able to make at home and sell? The City of Plano Environmental Health Division has received several inquiries recently and would like to clarify the rules around homemade foods. The Texas Cottage Food Law does allo...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Plano Fire-Rescue's Notice of Privacy Practices

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This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information.

Plano Fire-Rescue is committed to protecting your personal health information. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of health information that could reasonably be used to identify you, known as “protected health information” ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2020

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Fire Training Center

The Fire Training Center is a two-acre complex is expected to be completed by early 2022.

The Fire Training Center is a two-acre complex which will include a Training Administration building with office space, training/classrooms, women’s and men’s locker rooms, a fitness area, and a mock three-bay apparatus room; a two-story single-family hom...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Plano Fire-Rescue's 2019-2023 Strategic Plan

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Plano Fire-Rescue has just released the 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.

Any successful agency must continually track progress towards achieving its stated short-term goals and objectives.  Periodically, it is important for an organization to stop and perform a more detailed assessment of its environment, its stakehol...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Can a Neighborhood Conservation Districts (NCD) Benefit Your Neighborhood?

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A Neighborhood Conservation District (NCD) protects distinct architectural, physical or visual character of Plano’s older neighborhoods. It reduces the impact of customized building, lot and zoning standards (setbacks, materials, roof slope, etc...

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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Update to Haggard Park Heritage District Design Standards Underway

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Work to update the Haggard Park Heritage District Design Standards begins in November. Post Oak Preservation Solutions, a historic preservation consulting firm from San Antonio, has been selected to update the design standards for the Haggard Park Heritag...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

2019-20 Plano Public Library: Year in Review

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, Plano Public Library transformed services and collections to meet the needs our community. See our Year in Review to learn about our virtual programs, added services and digital material usage

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Library Open for Grab and Go Service

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The library is now open for Grab and Go service and computer access with no appointment necessary. Grab and Go service allows you to browse materials and pick up holds using self-checkout, and shop the Friends lobby sales during a quick visit.

Computer access is available for one 2-hour session per day on a first come-first served basis.

The library is open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 5:00 p.m. for Grab and Go, computer ...

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Posted on: January 1, 2017

Plano City News: Wrap up the Year with Holiday Recycling

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Bring live Christmas trees to the drop-off site, enjoy activities over the holiday break, learn about technology assessing City streets, prepare for a better disc golf course and more in Plano City News.

Plano City News is distributed every Tuesday to 36,700 subscribers by the City of Plano Communications and Community Outreach department. To receive a copy directly in your inbox, please subscribe. Thank you for your readership!

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Posted on: November 10, 2020

Crank Down Your Outdoor Watering Nov. 1

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Lawns and outdoor plants require much less watering as we roll into colder temperatures. Nov. 1 marks the moment to dial back landscape watering and to enjoy the water-use savings.

Whether you are a resident or a business, please shift to the winter watering schedule on Sunday, Nov. 1. Limit sprinkler use to the once-a-week schedule based on the last digit of your house number: 

  • Odd numbers – Tuesday  
  • Even...
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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Subscribe to the Inside Plano Podcast

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Listen along to Inside Plano to learn about city events, programs and services. Get to know your city team along the journey. New podcast episodes are available on the first of every month.

Subscribe to get the episodes automatically through your favorite podcasting platforms: iTunes, iHeart Radio, Soundcloud, Google Play and Stitcher. Be sure to check out the show notes to make the most of each episode.

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

High Point Tennis Center’s new pro shop now open!

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The new pro shop at High Point Tennis Center is officially open for business. Stop by and browse our expanded array of merchandise and sign up for lessons or a league while you’re there.

The two-story building also features an upstairs area for events as well as a wrap-around covered patio overlooking the courts. The former pro shop will be demolished to make way for an additional tennis court.

This addition is just part of the center&...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Limited Access During Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Improvements

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A series of erosion control projects and construction of a new restroom building are underway at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. During construction, parking will be limited and pedestrian traffic will be closed off on pedestrian bridges.

Over time, runoff from rainfall causes erosion to the creek banks adjacent to pedestrian bridges. The erosion control measures are designed to shore up those banks. The project began earlier this month and is expected to be completed in early 2021. Nature...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Senior Care Call Plan

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Do you know a senior who would benefit from our Bi-Weekly Senior Care Calls?

You can sign up yourself or someone you know at Bi-weekly Senior Care Calls. Plano staff calls to see how you’re doing, answer your questions and help connect you to community resources if needed. To get on our call list, click and fill out the this form:...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

VIP 2018-2019 Annual Report

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Check out this year’s annual report full of great information about how volunteers are creating impact for the City of Plano.

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Dallas Morning News: Volunteering is secret to happiness

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Giving back through volunteering makes Plano happy, according to the Dallas Morning News

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

VIP Celebrates Record-Setting Success

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Annual Report Highlights:

•   35 years of VIP

•   Record-setting number of volunteers 

•   Volunteer awards

•   Corporate & academic partnerships

•   VIP Sup...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

ESL Teachers Needed

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Harrington Library is looking for volunteer ESL teachers. Training is free and materials are provided. For more information, contact Julie Brown, ESL Program Director at juliebrown@lift-texas.org or call 214-824-2000 ext. 3218

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Bank of America Volunteers Become Super Sorters

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Thank you to the team of 14 Bank of America employees for giving an afternoon of service to Haggard Library. Employees from India and several different states joined together to help sort donations and package items for the annual fundraising books sale. ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

United Healthcare Employees Volunteer at Parr Library

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Thank you to United Healthcare employees for lending a hand at Parr Library. Staff enjoyed a morning of service by cleaning and organizing children’s books for the library. Children’s book are frequently checked out and at the end of e...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Bank of America Rolls Up Their Sleeves

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On Friday, September 30 six employees from one of Plano's Bank of America locations chose the Plano Animal Shelter for their volunteer day. Employees were excited to lend a hand in the kennels, help with laundry, wash many dog bowls and spend time togethe...Read on...

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Hyundai Capital Lends A Hand

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On Saturday, September 24th seven employees from Plano's Hyundai Capital office spent their morning volunteering at the Animal Shelter. Creating a team building event around service to the community is a great way to build comradery and motivate staff to ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capgemini Serve Plano

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On Friday, September 23 staff from Capgemini selected the Plano Community Garden and the Animal Shelter for their service day. Staff members rolled up their sleeves helped provide maintenance of the garden, weeding, turning compost piles, laying mulch and...Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Capital One, A Dog's Best Friend

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On Friday, August 19 employees from Capital One spent the day volunteering at the Plano Animal Shelter. Corporate volunteers play a vital role in helping advocate for the shelter after they spend a day in the life of shelter staff. Groups are all smiles a...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Exam Weekend:

What to Bring and What to Know the Day of the Exam

Saturday Morning: bring your ID, exam ticket and completed and notarized PHS to the exam.  Wear athletic clothing as those who pass will immediately proceed to the physical agility test. ...

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