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The City of Melissa is a fast growing family-friendly community in North Texas with a population of approximately 7,000.  It is home to the Recognized Melissa Independent School District, including EXEMPLARY rated Harry McKillop Elementary and Melissa Ridge Intermediate Schools.   Melissa is located thirty five miles north of downtown Dallas in the dynamic growth area of northeast Collin County.  Its close proximity to Dallas and it's major thoroughfares offer easy access to all parts of the Metroplex, including Fort Worth, and other areas of Texas as well.  Learn more at WHY MELISSA
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Outdoor Watering Restrictions Underway - Once Every Two Weeks
The City is currently under Stage 3 landscape watering with sprinklers or irrigation systems to once every two weeks through October 31, 2014.  Help the City of Melissa go "all in" to help prevent the need for Stage 4 by setting your irrigation system to manual during these restrictions.  For the full release on Stage 3 Water Restrictions and what you and your family can do to help conserve, visit the City of Melissa's Water Conservation webpage.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Proposed Local Option Election
The following information has been compiled based on, among other things, the questions and comments expressed by the citizens of the City of Melissa (“City”) regarding the privately drived proposed local option election for the purposes of  authorizing off premise beer and wine sales on the properties who were not incorporated in to the City’s jurisdiction at the time of the last local option authorization in 2005 (“Referendum”). The information provided is in no way intended to be: (i) an exhaustive compilation of all of all of the questions and/or comments expressed by the citizens regarding the Referendum; and/or (ii) a representation and/or position of the City regarding the Referendum; however, the City desires to provide the information below as a non-biased, factual overview and response to its citizens regarding the Referendum.  For the complete "FAQ" including a printable PDF and Map of Wet/Dry areas click on the title header above. 
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Various Street Repairs and Partial Closures this week (Weather Permitting)
Due to the rains the City's contractor WOPAC will be continuing street repairs on Central Street and Fannin Road through the first part of this week before starting the chip seal project which will begin on Wednesday (weather permitting).  Chipsealing will be on Santa Fe Street, Central Street, North Park and Harrison Street (by Barker House). Any questions should be directed to Director of Public Works Jeff Cartwright at jcartwright@cityofmelissa.com or (469) 853-9788. 
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