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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Rowlett Water Tower and Custer Ground water tank to be repainted

Rowlett water tower

OCT. 25, 2022 - The Rowlett Water Tower and Custer Ground #2 water storage tank will soon receive new exterior paint and minor repairs.

Every year, water towers and water storage tanks must be inspected to ensure safety and proper conditions. This year, an...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Intersection improvements to be co-funded by HEB

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OCT. 11, 2022 - City Councilmembers approved a partnership agreement with grocery store chain HEB to expand the intersection of Exchange Parkway and Greenville Avenue.

Anticipating traffic growth in the area due to the new store and future area growth, the...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

New emergency generators to be installed at Allen fire stations

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OCT. 11, 2022 - Allen Fire Stations 3 and 4 will receive new emergency generators, thanks to a new contract awarded by City Council.

To continue operating in some emergency situations, fire stations are equipped with emergency generators. While all Allen F...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

New board members appointed

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SEPT. 27, 2022 - City Council appointed new and returning community volunteers to fill 15 open positions on City boards, commissions and committees. The Council Nominating Committee interviewed a total of 62 candidates to fill these positions.

Appointments...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Fee changes for utility services approved

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SEPT. 27, 2022 - Customers who pay for water, sewer and trash/recycling services through the City of Allen will see slightly higher rates for services used on Oct. 1, 2022 and beyond.

The changes were approved by Allen City Council to reflect rising costs ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Allen approves annual contract for City-owned streetlight maintenance

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SEPT. 13, 2022 - City of Allen will enter an annual contract with Standard Utility Construction, Inc., for maintenance of City-owned streetlights in an amount not to exceed $325,000. This replaces the City’s current maintenance contract which ha...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Budget, tax rate approved for Fiscal Year 2022-2023

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SEPT. 13, 2022 - Following a public hearing and council discussion, councilmembers approved the 2022-2023 City budget and tax rate. The council voted to approve a ($302,652,181) budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 and approved a tax rate of $0.4212 per $100 ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Aging sewer lines to be replaced

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AUG. 9, 2022 - Forty-year-old sanitary sewer lines in and along Heritage Parkway and Allen Heights will soon be replaced.

During the Aug. 9 meeting, Allen City Council approved a $606,400 sanitary sewer project in order to replace deteriorating sewer lines...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

City will install four new traffic signals in the next year

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AUG. 9, 2022 - City Council approved a $1,450,381 construction agreement for three new traffic signals at the following intersections:

  • Bethany Drive at Racetrac Driveway (west of Greenville Avenue)
  • Stacy Road and Curtis Lane
  • Angel Parkway and Malone Road

To s...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Public hearing dates set for 2022-2023 budget, tax rate

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Allen City Council voted to set the date of public hearings for the 2022-2023 annual City of Allen budget and tax rate. The proposed public hearing date is Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

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The budget decreases the City’s tax rate to $0.429,...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Membership, rental fee changes coming in 2023

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JULY 26, 2022Allen Parks and Recreation will introduce new membership fees and added member benefits following the approval of a new fee and rate structure by Allen City Council.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, members who join or renew their membershi...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Allen receives $2 million TxDOT grant for highway safety improvements

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JULY 26, 2022 - City of Allen was awarded a $2 million grant through the Highway Safety Improvement Program from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The funding is intended to enhance safety at key intersections. Most notably, the grant includ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Architects to begin detail designs for Allen Public Library expansion

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JULY 26, 2022 - Plans to expand Allen Public Library are moving forward. City Council approved a $949,297 contract with Hidell and Associates Architects to develop schematic and detail designs and prepare construction documents.

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Smart Water Meters slated for delivery this fall

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JULY 12, 2022 - The citywide installation of Smart Water Meters is on track to begin in October, offering customers consistent 30-day billing periods, hourly water use data, automatic leak alerts and other features.

Allen City Council approved the purchase...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Sloan Creek Waterline approved for $4,648,570

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MAY 27, 2022 - In October 2020, Council approved an agreement for the design of a 24-inch potable water line from Allen Commerce Drive to Ridgeview Drive. In preparation for the eventual development located at SH 121 and US 75, it’s important to...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Streets and alley rehab approved for $1,932,009

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MAY 27, 2022 - The City will remove and replace concrete panels on approximately 270 yards of alleys and 11,300 yards of roads in various locations throughout Allen. This reinvestment in our streets and alleys is larger than in years past and was approved...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Allen Finance Department recognized with national award

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APRIL 28, 2022 - City of Allen continues its winning streak! The Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Allen the award for Outstanding Achievement for the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) and the Certificate of Ach...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Manhole rehabilitation project approved for $851,314

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APRIL 28, 2022 - Council approved a $851,314 agreement to rehabilitate 41 manholes located at Village at Allen and the Watters Creek shopping area. Deterioration of these structures is taking place due to hydrogen sulfide gas buildup in the sewer line sys...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Bond issuance approved for $25.5M in improvements to City services

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APRIL 15, 2022 - City Council approved a $25,521,00 bond issuance to be used for improvements to the City’s park system, transportation infrastructure, and library and fire services. These funds were authorized by Allen voters in the 2016 Genera...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

City of Allen approves Meet and Confer agreement with Allen Firefighters Association

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FEB. 11, 2022 - In 2019, Allen City Council voted on a petition to have the Allen Firefighters Association (AFA) recognized as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for the members of Allen Fire Department. The petition authorized staff to proceed with ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Maintenance, upkeep projects approved

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JAN. 11, 2022 - Councilmembers authorized the City Manager to move forward with contracts for City facility HVAC maintenance and repair in the amount of $450,000. In addition, the City will purchase a data backup and disaster recovery platform for its dat...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Council reviews success of the CDBG Program’s 2020-2021 activities

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DEC. 28, 2021 - City Council adopted the 2020-2021 Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), recognizing its accomplishments from the past year.

The CDBG is a federally funded, form...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Stable economy, strong management earns Allen highest possible bond rating

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 A stable economy, strong fiscal management and above-average resident incomes helped the City of Allen maintain the best possible bond ratings from both Moody’s Investor Services and S&P Global Ratings. 

For municipalities, the pract...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Purchasing process saves Allen $9.6 million

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MARCH 29, 2021 - For the twentieth consecutive year, the City of Allen has earned top marks for its efforts to save money and make ethical choices in its purchasing processes.

The Purchasing Division is responsible for acquiring goods and services...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Allen wins prestigious government finance award

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MARCH 31, 2021 - The City of Allen has continued its winning streak, earning a prestigious national finance award for the 21st year in a row. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the city with the Certificate of Achievement in Excell...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

New Chief Financial Officer hired

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APRIL 29, 2021 - The City of Allen has hired Pete Phillis, an accomplished financial manager with more than 28 years of experience, to lead the City’s finance department. Phillis has extensive experience in local government, including a long tenure in the...

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