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					                                    Town Hall News                                   Official Publication of
                                          Keeping It Country                         The Town of Fairview
                                                                                       November 2010
                                 500 S. State Highway 5, Fairview, TX 75069   Official Website: www.fairviewtexas.org
                                             Phone: 972 562-0522                        Fax: 972 548-0268


          Message from the Mayor                                 Also, please remember that Veteran’s Day
                                                             is Thursday, November 11.
Lest We Forget. It’s more than an old poem or
slogan of remembrance. The lives we all enjoy
were made possible by those that protected us,
sometimes with their lives, by serving in our
armed forces. I am very proud that Fairview has
set aside a permanent Veteran’s Park and                         The town will have a cell phones for soldiers
memorial adjacent to the new Town Hall. In the               table set up at the November 13th Veterans Day
midst of all the new and exciting shopping,                  celebration. If you plan to attend please bring
entertainment, business and progress there will              any cellular phones that you no longer use for
also be remembrance. And thanks. Please help                 this worthwhile cause. All donated phones will
us dedicate our Veteran’s Park and remember                  go straight to the hands of soldiers, and give
those whose sacrifices brought us here.                      them the ability to keep in contact with their
                                                             loved ones.

         Veterans’ Park Dedication
                                                                  News from The Village at Fairview
    On Saturday, November 13, the town will
dedicate its beautiful new Veterans’ Park,                       November and December will be busy
located on Indian Springs Road, adjacent to the              months in The Village at Fairview. Opening in
                   new town hall.                            November will be Guy Harvey Grill, Twisted
                        The day begins at 2:30 and           Root, The Elegant Door (home furnishings),
                    the schedule of activities               Whole Foods, a Real Bookstore, Vertigo
                     includes live music, nu-                (skateboards and accessories), and Finish Line.
                     merous military displays                December will see the openings of La Duni,
                     (including a Blackhawk                  Daired’s Spa, and Splitsville.
                     helicopter   and      military              November 19 at 6:30 p.m. will be the
                 service organizations), multiple            opening ceremony for the Village at Fairview
                aerial flyovers, presentations by            Christmas Lights. This Christmas season’s show
Congressman Ralph Hall and others, and a                     is entitled “Kaleidoscope of Dreams.” The light
fireworks show at dusk (about 6:00 p.m.)!                    spectacular features 150,000 LED lights
    We will also unveil monuments for each of                synchronized to high-impact holiday music.
the six branches of military service, present and            Guests will be provided with complimentary 3D
raise new flags, cut the ribbon for the actual               glasses for the ultimate viewing experience. The
park, and dedicate 41 memorial stones given in               “Kaleidoscope of Dreams” display will be
honor and memory of American veterans,                       located in the courtyard on the north side of
ranging from those who served in the Civil War               Macy’s and on the La Duni building across from
up to those serving today in the conflicts in Iraq           Macy’s court.
and Afghanistan.                                                 The event will offer free entertainment for
    All veterans of any age and any residency                the entire family. There will be jugglers, stilt
are invited to attend and be recognized for their            walkers, mimes and children’s activities, and you
service to America.                                          will be able to enjoy samplings from the Village
    Anyone needing more information should                   at Fairview restaurants. There will even be a
contact Matt Donnell at 972-562-0522 or by                   concert by American Idol alum Jason Castro,
email at mdonnell@fairviewtexas.org.                         who will perform from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
                   Halloween                              Art Committee: Please Volunteer

       Remember that Halloween is coming up                The town council is asking for volunteers to
   soon – Sunday, October 31. Show a little           review and make recommendations on art and
        extra caution around those little trick-or-   artists for public art in the town, including
        treaters, please. And for the older kids      artwork for Fire Station #2, the veterans’ park,
     who lean more toward the tricks than the         and the new town hall. You do not have to be an
      treats, please know the Fairview Police         artist to apply, though understanding and
        Department will be working that night.        knowledge of public art can obviously be
                                                      helpful. To apply for a position on the Public
                                                      Arts Committee, please contact Town Secretary
          Foundation for Lovejoy Schools              Michelle Lewis-Sirianni at extension 224, or by
                                                      email at mlsirianni@fairviewtexas.org.
     The Foundation for Lovejoy Schools exists
to generate and distribute resources to enhance
the educational experience in the Lovejoy ISD.                   Business of the Month:
This year, more than $161,000 was granted to                      Rally House Texas
purchase items and programs for the district,
double the amount given in 2009. Teachers and              Rally House Texas, located at 106 Prairie
administrators were responsible for almost 10%        Road in The Village at Fairview is the one stop
of the amounts given since 2003. Please visit the     shopping spot for both the sports enthusiast and
foundation’s website at www.foundationfor             the person shopping for that special gift for the
lovejoyschools.org for more information.              sports enthusiast. Rally House Texas offers one
     Whole Foods Market’s new store in Fairview       of the most complete selections of Big 12 apparel
is truly a “community” store, opening Monday,         and memorabilia in the area. Shoppers will find
November 1. In celebration, they are having           just about anything they could possibly want
Community Giving Week: for each of the first          from their favorite Big 12 South team from the
five days they are open, they have selected one       usual polo shirts, t-shirts and jerseys to items
charity that does an excellent job of serving the     such as golf bags, bath towel sets, sleepwear,
local community. That nonprofit will receive 1%       kitchen accessories, and birdhouses.
of the store’s net sales. On November 1 your               In addition to Big 12 South teams, you will
shopping will help the Foundation for Lovejoy         find items from SMU, TCU, the University of
Schools.                                              North Texas, and The University of Arkansas.
                                                      Also available are items from the Texas Rangers,
                                                      Dallas Stars, Dallas Mavericks, and Dallas
    Heritage Ranch Fall Market Show                   Cowboys.
                                                           Rally House Texas started in Kansas and
    Come down to Heritage Ranch Golf &                now has locations in Arlington, Dallas, Plano,
Country Club on Saturday, November 13, 2010           and Fairview. Stop in and see local manager
from 10:00am – 5:00pm and join us for our             Amy Cobb and her team and let them outfit you
annual Fall Market Show. We will have a               and your home with your favorite team colors.
number of different vendors available on hand         They can be reached at 972-363-2053.
from all different parts of the community. There
will be arts and crafts items, jewelry, financial
advisors, holiday decorations, authors, artists,                    Christmas Parade
and much, much, more! The Texas Legends
Basketball team, which is the D-League farm                Make plans now to attend or participate in
team of the Dallas Mavericks, will also be on         this year’s holiday parade, to be held Saturday,
hand to promote their inaugural season at the Dr.     December 11, beginning at 10:30 a.m. in The
Pepper Center in Frisco. This event is free to        Village at Fairview. Please note this change of
attend. Please contact Eric B. Hoyle at 972-886-      location.
4700 ext. 101 for a complete list of vendors and
also if you have any questions about this event.
                  Fire Phones                              Check with your energy provider to see if
                                                      this discount may be available to you and start
     Fairview’s new Fire Station #2 on Stacy          saving while you can.
Road has been in operation since May 1 of this
year. We are averaging 36 calls per month from
this station. While nearly all of our emergency                Police Personnel Changes
calls for assistance are phoned into the fire
dispatchers at the Collin County Sheriff’s office,        At the Tuesday, October 12, town council
some of our calls are generated by people             meeting, Nicholas Lovren and David Jones were
stopping by the fire station to seek our              promoted from Police Officer to Police Corporal,
assistance. Fortunately when people stopped by,       and Sonja Gandy from civilian Warrant Officer
our firefighters and paramedics were at the           to Police Officer Trainee.
station. We are however concerned that help               Corporal Lovren has been with the
may not be readily available when our station 2       department since December 2003 and worked for
crews are away from the station assisting other       the Parkland Hospital Police Department for one
customers, training, etc.                             year before coming to Fairview. Corporal Jones
     Recently, we installed an emergency phone        has been with Fairview since April 2004 and
on the outside of Fire Station #2 right by the        worked for Dallas County as a deputy constable
main entrance to allow anyone who stops by the        and court bailiff for six and a half years before
station seeking emergency assistance to make          coming to Fairview.
contact directly with the fire dispatch center.           Officer Gandy has been with the department
This phone automatically calls the sheriff’s          since September 2009 and worked for Hood
office as soon as the receiver is picked up so the    County as an Adult Probation Officer for five
caller does not have to dial a number. The            years before coming to Fairview.
addition of this phone will ensure the dispatchers        Also on October 12 Ben Waldron was sworn
know about the caller’s emergency should the          in as a Police Officer Trainee. Officer Waldron
firefighters be out on another call.                  worked in private business, and a short time as a
     Hopefully the addition of this phone will        Reserve Deputy Sheriff before coming to
continue to allow FFR to assist our customers at      Fairview.
any time. A similar phone will be installed at
fire station #1 at (old) Town Hall. We expect
this to be in place in the next few weeks.                          Town Hall Closed

                                                          Fairview Town Hall will be closed Thursday
        Lower the Cost of Electricity                 and Friday, November 25-26 for Thanksgiving.
                Adam Wilbourn                         These holidays should not affect residential
                                                      garbage collection in any way.
     As we begin our transition into the blistering
cold months of winter we anticipate soaring
electric bills. However, defraying these costs                       Public Hearings
may be easier than you think.
     If you live in Fairview and are not provided         The Planning & Zoning Commission will
electricity by GCEC then you have the choice of       meet on Thursday, November 11, beginning at
who provides your electricity. Many electric          7:00 p.m. at Fairview Town Hall, 500 S. State
companies offer discounts to households for           Highway 5 to conduct a public hearing and take
energy consumption outside of peak usage hours.       action on a Concept Plan for Fairview Downs
     For example, peak energy hours for TXU are       single family subdivision, east of Fairview
1:00-6:00 p.m., so TXU offers a discount for          Parkway, west of and adjacent to The Villages of
energy consumed outside of this timeframe,            Fairview subdivision, north of Murray Farm
November through April. Not operating                 Road, and south of Ridgeview Drive, Located
appliances (i.e. washing machine and dryer)           within the Commercial Planned Development
during these hours will result in lower electric      District, subzone I and J, consisting of 8.433
bills.                                                acres.
                         CHRISTMAS PARADE ENTRY FORM

       Fairview’s annual holiday parade will be Saturday, December 11 beginning
     at 10:30 a.m. in the Village at Fairview. To enter the parade (there is no entry
     fee) simply fax, mail, drop off, or e-mail the entry form below.


Name of Group: ___________________________________

Street Address: ____________________________________

City, State, Zip: ____________________________________

Contact Person: ____________________________________

Phone Number: __________________ E-mail address: _______________________

Check which categories you will be entering:

Band ________       Float ________      Bicycle ________   Horses ________

Golf Carts _______ Antique Car/Truck _______               Other _______

				
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