The City of Melissa Wants YOU!
Do you wish you could do more to help your community? Are looking to leave your mark? Learn more about serving on a Board and submit your application to the City Secretary for consideration. We are currently in need of volunteers to serve as alternates on the Melissa Public Library Board!
Bulk Pickup - Offered Monthly
The City of Melissa and our Solid Waste Provider offer a monthly bulk pickup each month on the SECOND SATURDAY, this month it is on February 11th. If you have any questions or are interested in scheduling a bulk pickup, please contact Waste Connections (formerly Progressive Waste Solutions) by 4:00 p.m. Friday at (469) 452-8000 or email email@example.com. Make sure you review the guidelines for pickup and also request confirmation or call back to be sure you are on the list to avoid missed pickups.
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Program Now Available
City of Melissa residential utility customers may request a voucher from the City of Melissa’s Utility Billing Department
to take to Frisco’s Environmental Collection Center to dispose of common household hazardous wastes. Vouchers for most types of approved hazardous waste are FREE to residential utility customers
, with a minimal charge for certain e-waste items. Learn more here.
Melissa Development Update for End of 2016 Available
The City of Melissa has published the quarterly development publication to review the last quarter’s (October - December 2016) development activity. The report includes single family permits issued, sales tax collected, major project locations, and sales tax comparisons. This is an evolving document so each quarter may contain varying information if available. Click here for the most recent updates.
The Melissa Farmers Market and More will be back again this April! We will also hold a mini market without our farmers this March. Come out on 2nd and 4th Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to noon at Melissa City Hall. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration info.
Wednesday, February 22nd, Glenmore Drive and the middle half of Hunters Run Parkway will be closed at Milrany Lane to allow temporary asphalt to be removed for construction of colored/stamped concrete at both intersections. Motorists will still have access in and out of Hunters Creek by using both outer lanes at Hunters Run Parkway. Click on the header for more on detour and full project details.
Sign-up for Automatic Utility Payments Today
Take the stress out of remembering to pay your utility bill and sign-up for one of our convenient automatic payment options so you are never late again. You must sign-up at least 7 business days before the next bill date in order for ACH to take affect for the next bill. Learn more about all our payment options here.
With the most recent hard freeze some of you may have experienced frozen pipes as a result. Here are some tips from the American Red Cross that talks about how to properly thaw frozen pipes. Keep in mind that if you do experience a break or leak, you may qualify for a leak adjustment on your bill. Click on the header for more tips and how to file a leak adjustment request if needed.
Winter Averaging for Next Year's Sewer Rates Underway
Each City of Melissa residential customer's volumetric sewer usage charge is calculated annually based on the average wintertime consumption for the months of December, January, and February. This is an area of your monthly utility bill that you can impact so make sure you check for and fix any leaks, limit your outdoor watering and conserve to help you save the rest of the year!
City Council Special Election for Place 5 Filing Underway
City Council has called a Special Election to be held on May 6, 2017 to fill the remaining term for Council Place 5. The filing period to run for this vacancy is underway and ends 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2017. Candidate Packets are available online or in the Administration Suite for Pickup. Please contact City Secretary, Linda Bannister with any questions at email@example.com or (972) 838-2520. Early Voting will be held at Melissa City Hall and Collin County Elections Office on April 24 - May 2. See City Election Webpage for notices with specific days and times.
City of Melissa Empowers Customers to Take Control of Their Water Usage
With the watering season upon us, the City of Melissa reminds you to take advantage of the two new tools designed to empower water customers to manage their own water usage and take the surprise out of monthly water bills - Visit here to learn more and sign-up today!
Sign up for E-notify!
Do you want to be the first to know when a new Meeting Agenda or Minutes are posted on the website? Sign up E-notify! You can receive updates regarding City Council and Planning & Zoning Agendas & Minutes by signing up here.
Learn to Water Just Enough - Water My Yard
Sign-up to receive weekly emails to tell your WHEN and HOW MUCH to water based on LOCAL weather data from a NEW weather station right here in MELISSA
! It only takes a few short steps to begin receiving this weekly email to know how much your landscape actually requires. Learn more at www.watermyyard.org which is provided as a partnership between North Texas Municipal Water District WaterIQ and Texas A&M Agrilife. Do your part and "Don't Set It and Forget It"!
We are excited to announce that Pennsylvania Drive from Washington Drive to SH 5 is now open. Click on header for full release.
Don't Wait. Communicate.
National Preparedness Month (NPM) each year serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. However you can take action anytime - Make & practice your family emergency plan.
Melissa Rotary and City Celebrate Veterans
This Veteran's Day the City of Melissa City Council and Staff want to say THANK YOU to all our Melissa veterans for your dedication and service to our country! In that spirit, the Melissa Rotary donated $15,000 to the City for the future Veteran's Monument being installed behind City Hall in the new City Hall Plaza. Please join the City is thanking the Rotary for their generous support and keep your eyes open for more on this project.
Severe Weather Awareness - Are you Prepared?
With severe weather season upon us here in North Texas, it is a good time to review what to do to prepare for the various weather events that can occur in our area. Don’t let this dangerous season catch you unaware! Get ready with just a few simple steps: Know Your Risk, Take Action and Be a Force of Nature. For the latest on current weather conditions including watches and warnings visit the National Weather Service and be sure to sign-up for Code Red Weather Warning to be notified when a warning is issued for our immediate area!!
Updated Map of Alternate Routes During Construction (July 2016)
The City of Melissa has updated the map of alternate routes to travel to and from McKinney for residents to review and to get acquainted with due to all the construction that is underway. These alternate routes are made up of county roads, farm to market roads, and some city streets, all varying in width and materials. Please use your best judgment when choosing your travel route and always obey speed limits to ensure the safety of yourself and other drivers.
The Proposed Budget for FY17 is now available for review. The Budget was adopted by Council on September 6, 2016 and will go into effect October 1st.
The Melissa Police Department Telephone Tip Line
The Melissa Police Department tip line is available for Melissa residents to use for non-emergency situations. The phone number is 972-838-2075 and callers are able to leave a message for the Police to follow up on their tip. Visit the Police Department's Webpage for more information.
The City of Melissa Neighborhood and Development Services department wants to remind all our residents that before you or your contractor undertake any projects, be sure to double check with us to determine whether or not a permit is required. Not sure? Just Ask! Feel free to contact us at (972) 838-2036 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Click on the header to learn more.
Sign up for Code Red and Code Red Weather Warning
Have you signed up for Code Red/Code Red Weather Warning yet? Melissa residents can sign up to receive the latest in emergency alerts, notifications for service interruptions and severe weather updates by phone - whether it is your home or mobile phone you will receive updates from the City as well as when the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning for our area. There is also an app now too on both iOs and Android. Sign up today
Don't Wait - Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years
This year’s Fire Prevention Week is October 9 - 15 and the campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of our three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety. Be sure to ‘Like’ the Melissa Fire Department’s Facebook page and follow along for safety tips and updates throughout the week.
Wanted - Leak Detectives!
Are you ready to chase down leaks? The EPA WaterSense program encourages Americans to check their household plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for leaks that can waste more than 1 trillion gallons each year. This video reminds you of the steps you can take all year to Check, Twist, and Replace as you save water for yourself and your community.
The City has recently received an increase in input and concerns regarding the presence of odors in and around our community. We wanted to provide some additional background and information on what is already being done to address these odors and what limitations we face in addressing these concerns. Click on the header for full article.
National Night Out 2016 Video Posted
Thank you to those of you that participated in National Night Out this week! Our Melissa first responders enjoyed getting out in the community and interacting with all of you. Special thank you to our residents who shared their photos with us to help make this video!