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Trash/Recycle & Bulk Pickup Schedule Changes for July 2017   

Due to the 4th of July Holiday, Standard Trash/Recycle Pickup will be delayed, and held on THURSDAY July 6th. Bulk Pickup will also be impacted and will be divided into two weekends for the City of Melissa.  Please note when your pickup date will be and schedule your pickup with Waste Connections by 4:00 p.m. the Friday prior by calling 469-452-8000 or emailing iesimelissa@iesi.com

Learn to Water Just Enough - Water My Yard

Sign-up to receive weekly emails/texts to tell your WHEN and HOW MUCH to water based on LOCAL weather data from our weather station right here in MELISSA 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"!

Melissa Farmers Market & More

The Melissa Farmers Market and More is back this summer!  Shop local vendors from 9:00 a.m. to noon each 2nd and 4th Saturday at Melissa City Hall.

City Hall Plaza Park & Veterans Monument Dedication

Melissa City Council, Staff, Community leaders and a number of guests joined together to honor all those who have served, are serving, or will serve our country while dedicating the Melissa City Hall Plaza Park and Veterans Monument on Friday morning. Check out the photos and videos from the Dedication Event on our City of Melissa Facebook Page.

Pennsylvania Avenue Road Closure

Part of Pennsylvania Avenue was closed as of 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7th due to pavement repairs at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue & Washington Drive. The road closure is anticipated to last 10-14 days. The contractor performing this work is Mario Sinacola & Sons. Please contact their project manager, Sara Montazeri, if you have any questions: 214-909-9692.  Click on header for full details.

Time to Go "Native" (Plants that is) THIS THURSDAY

Are you a “Native Texan” or a transplant? Plants are native or transplants too! Learn more about 'going native' THIS Thursday, June 22 at Melissa City Hall from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class taught by Texas AgriLife Water University with support of North Texas Municipal Water District.  Register online today! 

'Fight the Bite' this Summer

With summer here and longer evenings in the outdoors, please remember to take the necessary precautions to help "Fight the Bite" and follow the 4D's - Dusk/Dawn, Dress, DEET, and Drain.  Learn more about how you can help keep the population down by doing your part to eliminate common breeding grounds in your own yard.

Celebration of Freedom 2017 Huge Success!   

Thankfully the rain stayed away for the rest of the day and we were able to hold the 2017 Celebration of Freedom on Saturday night. The live performance by Texas Flood had everyone moving and grooving as the sun came down. We had a great turnout as the weather was perfect for an evening of fun, food, fellowship and FIREWORKS!  Keep an eye out for photos and videos from the event and also a survey to get your feedback too!  Don't forget to share your own photos with #MelissaCOF2017 and we can add them to the main album!

2016 Consumer Confidence Annual Water Quality Reports Now Available   

It is that time of year again and the Consumer Confidence Annual Water Quality Reports for the City of Melissa and Country Ridge water systems are now available.  

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. 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!!

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.

NEW! Mayor's Memorandum from Melissa Mayor Reed Greer

Do you ever wonder what takes place at Melissa City Council meetings but are not able to find the time to attend? City of Melissa Mayor Reed Greer has initiated a new quarterly communication to help reach out to the Melissa community and provide an overview of the previous quarter’s Council topics, decisions made, and how they affect the Melissa community and more. Check out the first Mayor's Memorandum

All NEW Collin County Transit Taxi Voucher Program

Learn more about the all new Collin County Transit Taxi Voucher Program for the elderly (65+) and individuals with disabilities. This program is open to residents of McKinney, Melissa, Princeton, and Lowry Crossing and begins on June 1st. You must be pre-qualified prior to scheduling a ride so download the application and learn more at www.CollinCountyTransit.com.

Leak Detectives Wanted!

Are you ready to chase down leaks? The City of Melissa along with 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.

Melissa Development Update Period Ending March 2017 Now Available

The City of Melissa has published the quarterly development publication to review the last quarter’s (January - March 2017) 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.

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!  

Council Says Farewell to Tom Stevens and Welcomes Craig Ackerman

The Melissa City Council honored Tom Stevens for his service to the City of Melissa with a Texas State Flag previously flown over the State Capital in Austin with a certificate from State Representative Scott Sanford. Craig Ackerman who was elected to succeed Mr. Stevens in the recent Special Election was sworn in by Mayor Greer for the remainder of the term for City Council Place 5. Check out the photos on our facebook page.

Melissa City Council Honors City Staff for Public Service Recognition Week

Tonight City of Melissa Mayor Reed Greer and Council proclaimed May 7-13, 2017 as Public Service Recognition Week in honor of all public employees at the City of Melissa as well as those that serve at the county, state, and federal level as well. Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) is about honoring our public servants and connecting citizens with their government. Click on the header for the more on PSRW including the Proclamation and photo from the meeting.

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.

Road Construction Updates

For the latest TxDOT Construction updates - click on the header above for full details on the detour as well as other area road construction projects underway.

Don't Wait. Communicate.

It is important that we all 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. Although it may seem overwhelming the time put in ahead of a disaster can make all the difference to you and your family - Make & practice your family emergency plan.

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.  

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!

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 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.

When is a Building Permit Required?

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 ecraver@cityofmelissa.com.  Click on the header to learn more.

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 are always looking for volunteers to serve as members and alternates on our various Boards and Commissions! 

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