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For the latest on Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) road construction and traffic conditions, visit the Drive Texas website.
Additionally the City will post updates regarding any City of Melissa projects that may impact traffic and or mobility throughout the City online under the City News Center and also share via our official City communication channels.
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Current Advertisements for Bid are available on the Bid Postings page. Please note all advertisements listed here are for the current fiscal year only.
Additionally the City of Melissa posts most advertisements for bid in the newspaper of record, The Anna Melissa Tribune and in some cases in the Dallas Morning News should the request warrant that level of exposure.
For more information on the location of City of Melissa Parks, please visit the Parks and Recreation Department page.
The Municipal Code Corporation (Municode) online portal houses the City of Melissa’s Code of Ordinances. The codification was approved by Ordinance Number 92-04 on April 28, 1992. The codification process is currently being done by Municode.
Municipal Code Corporation has more than 50 years experience publishing Codes of Ordinances for local governments. Their experience includes original codification and updating. Municipal Code Corporation is committed to customer service and dedicated to staying abreast of technology.
Municipal Code Corporation is a private sector host for City/County ordinances. Contained on their website are Codes for more than 1,100 local governments in searchable online databases. They do not provide citizens with counsel, legal advice or research. If you are unable to locate the information you need by performing a keyword search on their site, then you may need to contact the City Secretary’s office to obtain detailed information, specific to your area and needs.
The City of Melissa’s demographic data for the current fiscal year is included in the Community Profile which is excerpted from the Annual Budget Document.
For more in depth demographics and data, you can view the U.S. Census Bureau data for the City of Melissa.
The City of Melissa is a home rule city governed by a Council-Manager form of government in which the City Council establishes City policy through ordinances and resolutions, and the City Manager carries out City policy and is responsible for City operations. Effective November 2011, the citizens of the City of Melissa adopted its first Home Rule Charter (PDF), thus converting the City from a Type A General Law City to a Home Rule Municipality.
The purpose of the Home Rule Charter is to:
All powers of the City shall be exercised in the manner prescribed by this Charter, or if the manner not be prescribed, then in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance, the State Constitution, or by the statutes of the State of Texas.
The Texas Landowner’s Bill of Rights applies to any attempt by the government or a private entity to take your property. The contents of the Landowner’s Bill of Rights are prescribed by the Texas Legislature in Texas Government Code Section 402.031 and Chapter 21 of the Texas Property Code.
This document is subject to update and revision. Please check The Office of Attorney General of Texas website periodically for the most recent version of the Texas Landowner’s Bill of Rights. A document version date can be found on the last page in the lower right-hand corner.
View the Texas Landowner’s Bill of Rights (English) (PDF).
For more information, visit the Landowner’s Bill of Rights page.
The City of Melissa has contracted with Community Waste Disposal (CWD) to provide solid waste services in the Melissa City Limits. These services include weekly Trash and Recycling and Monthly Bulk Pickup (occurs by zone).
CWD has provided guidelines for these services and that information is posted on the Solid Waste Services page, where you will find a CWD solid waste brochure for City of Melissa (PDF) as well as some helpful frequently asked questions.
Should you have any further questions you may contact CWD at 972-392-9300/Option 2 or via email.
With booming populations, prolonged droughts and increased demand on a limited supply of water, it is more important than ever for each of us to use water wisely and efficiently to make sure our supplies last.
As a reminder the City of Melissa is under water conservation guidelines year round. There are specific restrictions which limit outdoor watering that vary seasonally.
To that end, current water guidelines are posted on the Water Conservation page along with a number of helpful links on what you can do to conserve at home.
Additionally, the City of Melissa as a customer city of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) adopted the current Water Conservation and Water Resource and Emergency Management Plans (PDF) in April 2019.