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The Plano Parks and Recreation Needs People for Public Meetings/Focus Groups

We Have Questions…You Have Answers

Bring a friend or neighbor – we want to hear from you

The Plano community is invited to participate in a series of focus group meetings at your local recreation centers. The purpose of these meetings is to gather information to help Plano Parks and Recreation improve the services provided to the community. Main Topics will include membership benefits, program interests and general discussion.

Below are the meeting dates and locations (all meetings are from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 30 – Tom Muehlenbeck Center, 5801 Parker Rd.

Wednesday, May 8 – Oak Point Recreation Center, 6000 Jupiter Rd.
Tuesday, May 14 – Liberty Recreation Center, 2601 Glencliff Dr.
Thursday, May 16 – Carpenter Park Recreation Center, 6701 Coit Rd.

Focus group participants will receive a 10% discount on their next recreation transaction.|

Enter a Drawing for a free one month membership (one per focus group)!


Early Voting Begins April 29, 2013

City Council, PISD and Collin County elections are on May 11,2013. Early voting begins April 29. Here is a link to the early voting locations


Vote Early!



Racetrac has asked that the City Council hearing be postponed to September 24, 2012.  The Council will probably agree so put September 24 on your calendars.

FYI from Robert: In the City Council agenda that is posted online, it says that Racetrac is asking for a postponement, but it also says that when it is presented they want the council to not accept the “compromise” that P & Z adopted but to remove the restriction completely. It will take a 3/4 majority of the council to do so. I will attend Monday night just to make sure it is passed, but it is interesting that they still want to remove the restriction, after they told us that they could live with it.


News & Updates from the City of Plano

Information shown below concerns activities and programs which are planned by the city.


Recycling Program Information


My name is Kim Soto and I am the Residential Recycling Education Coordinator for the City of Plano.  

Later this fall we will be rolling out an exciting new campaign to promote recycling in Plano.  In conjunction with the campaign, we are offering expanded educational opportunities for our residents.  We would love the opportunity to come and speak at any meeting or activities you host for your residents.  The presentations are short and focused on what materials you can place in your recycling cart.  We have discovered that most Plano residents are enthusiastic recyclers, but have a list of nagging questions that they need to get answered.  Our educators can answer these questions, help set up residents with a second (free) recycling cart and share other helpful hints to make recycling easier for everyone. 

Outreach efforts will take off in the fall.  Call or email now to set up at time to have an educator come to your next meeting. 

Kim Soto

Environmental Education Coordinator

Sustainability & Environmental Services

(972)769-4343 phone  (972)769-4219 fax


3rd Saturday Tour: Save Water in Plano

Sat, July 21     9:30-11:00am

Explore water conservation features of Plano’s environmental Education Center. Visit with vendors about products you can use to conserve water in your home.


Location: Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093


Register at:

View Flyer




Rachel Sims

Environmental Education Intern

Sustainability and Environmental Services Department  Office 972-769-4425



Stage 3 Water Conservation Measures will be implemented on November 1

North Texas Municipal Water District has asked all cities to enter
Stage 3 conservation measures beginning November 1. The City of Plano
needs your help to increase our conservation of water as the drought
continues and lake levels fall to substantially low levels.

Beginning Tuesday, November 1 watering will be restricted to once every other week.

· Even number                 Every Other Thursday beginning Nov. 3
· Odd number                  Every Other Tuesday beginning Nov. 8

  • Watering is prohibited between 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Shrubs and trees and foundations with soaker
    hoses or handheld hose or low flow irrigation any day for no more than 2 hours.

More information is available at the City of Plano website.

Construction Update for Messiah Lutheran Church!

Messiah Lutheran had the ceremonial ground breaking for the new sanctuary on July 17, 2011. Construction starts the week of July 18 and is estimated to continue for 10 to 12 months.

The Hope Center
(Plano Parkway & Custer)
If you’ve recently driven past Plano Parkway & Custer you can see that the project is complete.As those who attended the annual meeting were told and many of you have heard by now, the Northeast Corner of Custer & Plano Parkway is the home to The Hope Center.  The Hope Center Foundation is a multi-tenant campus for 14 Christian ministries including Hope For The Heart, Marketplace Chaplains USA, and e3 Partners Ministry.  It is a non-profit organization.



For information on The Texas Pool in our neighborhood, click here.
Visit the crime watch page for important updates.

  Dues are $10 per year and are due in October.

Please mail dues to Michelle Buffham at 2729 Grandview.


Animal Stuff!
Our leash laws apply to both cats and dogs!  All animals should be on a leash.
Please “scoop” up after your pets.  Cleaning up after your pets is not your neighbor’s responsibility, it is yours. I’m sure you wouldn’t want your neighbor’s dog to “do unto you”!  Thanks for doing the right thing!


Attention New Plano Parkway Property Management Information! (for the 2 large buildings West of Custer, they are not affiliated with the Hope Center)



If there is a problem with any of our commercial neighbors along Plano Parkway,  please call them or Robert Miller, President  before calling the city,
The contact information is:
PM Realty Group
Property Manager:  Lisa Johnston
Assistant Property Manager : Laysa Fortenberry  – Email is
8350 N. Central Expressway, Suite 105
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone:  972-398-2244
Fax: 972-398-2207



Has Your Email Address Changed?

We sent an email on 7/6/12 to all of the addresses in our database.  12 more were immediately returned and others will follow.

Please send an email to if your email address has changed.  A lot of homeowners’ have changed from cable to Verizon so we need your new email. Lots of and email addresses were returned.

Be sure to check the

Crime Watch page!