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Keeping It Country The Town of Fairview
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
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 _______