Posted on: August 24, 2016

Allen Changes Rules for Solar Panels

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Allen residents have more options for installing solar panels on their properties, following changes to the city’s land development code.

City council members agreed to allow solar panels on both primary and accessory structures, such as patio covers ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

Allen Among Best Small Cities for Families

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Allen is ranked #8 in a nationwide list of the best places to raise a family. Researchers put Allen in the top ten for its high median household income and top-notch schools. The study also praised Allen's 50+ miles of hiking trails, nearly 800 acres of p...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

Allen Introduces Time-Saving Call System

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Need to call the City of Allen? Beginning Aug. 15, you can choose from eight simple options to reach the right person.

Simply dial the City of Allen’s main number (214.509.4100) and choose from eight of our most commonly-contacted departments:

  • Utility...
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Posted on: August 10, 2016

West Nile Virus Reported in Allen

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The City of Allen will enhance its mosquito prevention and abatement efforts after two Allen residents tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The Collin County Health Department recently reported human cases of West Nile Virus in several Collin County ci...Read on...

Learn more about mosquito control and prevention.
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Public Hearings to Focus on Budget, Property Taxes

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Allen residents can weigh in on the City’s proposed tax rate and budget during two upcoming public hearings.

The proposed tax rate of $0.525 per $100 is a reduction in the current property tax rate of $0.530 per $100. Despite the lowered rate, a combi...Read on...

See the budget breakdown.
Posted on: August 15, 2016

Allen Finance Dept Recognized with National Award

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The City of Allen has continued its winning streak, earning a prestigious national finance award for the seventeenth year in a row.

The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the city with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for...Read on...

Learn more about Allen's budget.
Posted on: August 5, 2016

Allen Earns Highest Possible Bond Rating

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Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Allen’s bond rating to Aaa from Aa1, reflecting its strong fiscal management and the steady growth of its tax base. The upgrade will provide significant savings to Allen taxpayers by qualifying the city f...Read on...

Posted on: July 28, 2016

Allen Opposes Proposed Transmission Line

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A plan to install electric transmissions lines near SH 121 in Allen is being met with strong opposition from City Council.

On July 26 council members adopted a resolution opposing the Kittyhawk Transmission Line and Substation project proposed by Brazo...Read on...

Get project details or contact Brazos.