Archive for City of Plano

Evasive Dogs again


Happy winter to all!

The City of Plano has asked the HOAs to alert all residents to be on the lookout for 2 dogs that have bitten several people in Plano. They have asked all residents to CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SEE THESE DOGS! The dogs have been on the loose for several months. One dog is mostly black & is an Australian Cattle Dog & the other is a mostly white & black spotted mixed breed. They are medium sized dogs.

DO NOT APPROACH THESE DOGS! The dogs are very stealthy & have managed to allude all attempts at capture. Please be aware the black Australian Cattle Dog has bitten people from behind on the lower leg while they have been jogging or moving. This fits with the Australian Cattle Dog’s instinct to herd cattle, which they do by biting the heels of the cattle. Please be aware of your surroundings when you are jogging or walking briskly, as the black dog has surprised many who have been bitten.

Again, if you see these dogs, the City wants residents to CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY! DO NOT call Animal Services or any other city dept. before you CALL 911! The City wants to get these dogs off the streets & needs the public’s help in locating them as quickly as possible!

PLEASE CLICK ON THE CITY WEBSITE LISTED BELOW for photos of the dogs & much more information about the dogs.
If clicking the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste the link into your browser.

Please be alert to your surroundings when you are outside & CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY if you see these dogs!

Stay safe!
Robert A. Miller

Tree Damage on Alma

The following information is from Angela Kralik, Urban Forester with the City of Plano.  You can reach her via email at

Several trees have been hit by large trucks and have dropped limbs on cars over the past several months. They cannot be pruned up, because there is a Power Line existing that has already removed the upper canopy of the tree. Last month a Certified Arborist with Arborilogical Services, Inc. did a full evaluation on those trees and her recommendation is that 48 of the 59 trees need to be removed.

The Arborist has agreed to attend the meeting with me. I’m also hoping that someone from Public Works will attend to answer any questions about the future screening of that site, since we cannot put trees back in that location.

I would really like to speak with those residents directly impacted and we can talk about their tree.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 23rd at 6:30 pm at Liberty Recreation Center in Plano.


Winter Watering Schedule

The Plano Winter Water Schedule is in effect from November 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016.

Once  a week watering is now in effect. Instead of watering at night you are suppose to water from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to avoid watering if the temperature is freezing. Odd addresses on Tuesdays, even addresses on Thursdays. If your address ends in a zero you are an even address.

The link to the notice is shown below:

Winter Watering Schedule

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New Zoning Case for the Northwest Corner of Plano Parkway and Independence

This is the notice from the City concerning a requested zoning change at the Northwest Corner of Plano Parkway and Independence. Zoning Case 2014-14

The hearing is on December 15, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.  The hearing is postponed until January, 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

The preliminary site plan for the request to rezone the Northwest corner of Independence and Plano Parkway from the Planned Development office to SF-A (singe family attached) is included in the attachment linked to above.

Patio Homes were proposed on this property back in 2005 but the zoning change was denied. The neighborhood north of this area is having a meeting on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church on 15th at Woodburn Corners.

Plano Tomorrow Plan Excerpts

Interested in the Plano Tomorrow Plan?

Meetings are open to the public. There are a few more Plano Tomorrow Open Houses scheduled to discuss the Plano Tomorrow Plan.  The dates, times and locations are on our calendar.  You can view excerpts provided by a group opposed to the Haggard Farm West development to get the word out about upcoming meetings.

The meeting scheduled for tomorrow (Nov. 8) is in the morning the others are evening meetings.

You can visit the City Plano Tomorrow Page as well.