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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Census Takers to Start Visiting Nonresponding Households in North Texas

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau

DALLAS – Census takers in North Texas are working to follow up with households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.

Currently the average self-response rate in North Texas is 60.3 percent. The Census Bureau wi...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Half-Price Pet Microchips Through August 22

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We’re celebrating National Microchip Day with $10 microchips now through August 22, chip registration included.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, microchips are by appointment only. Schedule ahead or ask questions by calling Allen Animal Shelter at 2...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

New Service Hours for Utility Billing

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Beginning August 3, City of Allen Utility Billing service windows and phones are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Go to the Utility Billing page.

Customer Service windows are located on the first floor of Allen City Hall, 305 Century Pa...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Clear the Shelters: Free Pet Adoptions August 24-29

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Allen Animal Shelter is offering FREE pet adoptions August 24-29! Browse pets by appointment only.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Allen Animal Shelter will not offer pet browsing on Clear the Shelters Day. Instead, we’re expanding the event to inc...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Enter Your Pet in the Allen Animal Shelter Alumni Photo Contest

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Are you the proud owner of a pet adopted from our shelter? Enter the Allen Animal Shelter Alumni Photo Contest from August 1-29! 

We’ll announce winners in three categories: dog alumni, cat alumni, and a third alumni category for all oth...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Internal Audit of Residential Water Use, Billing Practices Completed

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An internal audit of the City’s meter reading, utility billing and meter testing practices found no instances of overbilling and no discrepancies in bills recalculated in the review. The audit did reveal a need for policy improvements and update...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Zoning Adjustments Pave the Way for New Property Developments in Allen

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New zoning cases approved at the June 14 Allen City Council meeting included properties for office space, a Hindu Temple and zoning for the future development of Fire Station 6.

Zoning for the first property, approximately 2.56 acres located southwest of P...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Allen Moves Forward on Plans for New 134-Acre Mixed-Use Development

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On July 14, Allen City Council unanimously approved zoning amendments and conceptual plans for The Farm, a 134-acre mixed-use development at the southeast corner of SH 121 and Alma Drive. The property, owned and farmed by the Johnson family since 1964, wi...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

New Statewide Order Takes Effect July 3 Requires Face Coverings in Public

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(Office of the Texas Governor: July 2, 2020, Austin, TX)

Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with fe...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Online Application for Housing & Living Assistance Available for Allen, Collin County Residents

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Collin County families and individuals impacted by COVID-19 can now apply online for housing and living assistance grants, part of the Collin CARES recovery plan that provides up to $2,500 in monthly financial assistance to each qualifying household.

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