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Posted on: February 13, 2019

TCPD joins Neighbors by Ring

Neighbors by Ring

The Colony Police Department has announced that it is joining the Neighbors app by Ring to provide the community with real-time, local crime and safety information.

Residents can download the free Neighbors app, join their neighborhood, and use the app to monitor neighborhood activity; share crime and safety-related videos, photos and text-based posts; and receive real-time safety alerts from their neighbors, local l...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

City accepting board member applications

The City of The Colony is currently accepting applications for city boards. Board members are appointed by the City Council to serve in a volunteer capacity.

Applications will be accepted in the City Secretary’s Office for terms beginning July 1, 2019. Information on the boards and the application form are available online or by contacting the City Secretary’s Office at 6800 Main St., 972-6...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

TCPL to join community of Family Place Libraries

Family at TCPL

Made possible by a well-earned grant from the Texas State Library & Archives Commission, The Colony Public Library will soon be joining the Family Place Libraries™ national network.

Family Place Libraries™ are charged with providing resources to help families nurture their children's development and early learning during the critical first years of life. To help ensure all children enter school ready and able to learn, TCPL...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Denton County Public Health confirms measles case

Denton County seal

Denton County Public Health (DCPH) has confirmed one measles case in Denton County. DCPH is identifying and contacting individuals who may have been exposed. At this time, this case has not been linked to any other measles cases.

No further personal information will be released to protect patient confidentiality.

“Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent measles,” said Dr. Matt Richardson, Director of Public Health. “Unfortunately, people think that measles is just a rash a...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Austin Ranch customers: NTMWD schedules annual chlorine maintenance

The North Texas Municipal Water District will temporarily change the disinfectant in its water treatment process March 4-April 1 as part of annual maintenance. This ONLY affects customers in the Austin Ranch area, where water is purchased from Plano.

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

NTTA: Main Street/SRT underpass closed nightly Feb. 18-28

Road Work Ahead

As part of its SRT Fourth Lane Project now underway, the North Texas Tollway Authority has announced upcoming nightly closures of all lanes of the Main Street/Josey underpass at the Sam Rayburn Tollway in order for crews to perform work on the bridge.

The closures will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Feb. 18-23 and Feb. 25-28. Both north – and southbound motorists on Main Street/Josey seeking access to the Sam Rayburn Tollway will be detoured to the nearest U-turn lane of the frontage road a...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

New bike racks adorn Rec Center, city parks

Aquatic Park bike racks

The Colony Parks & Recreation staff are putting the finishing touches on a project to replace the bike racks at recreation facilities and city parks.

The new racks, shown here at the Aquatic Park, not only look better and feature the city logo but are an improvement upon the older racks in regards to spacing, safety, and security.

The parks where new racks have not yet been installed (Friendship, Perrym...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Speed trailers help keep officers free for calls

SAM Trailer

Motorists around town have probably noticed The Colony Police Department’s new roadside speed-monitors – especially if they happen to be passing by while driving over the speed limit.

TCPD’s new Stalker SAMs (Speed Awareness Monitor Trailers) can be set to flash red and blue strobe lights to warn drivers they are travelling above the posted speed limit. The red and blue flashing lights are eye-catching and much like that of an actual p...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

North Trunk Sewer project underway

North Trunk Sewer project sign

Work began in late December 2018 on a $2.8 million project to replace more than a mile of sewer line originally constructed in 1974.

Motorists on North Colony may notice work underway near Griffin Middle School. The North Trunk Sewer pipeline is 6,400-feet long and extends from Miller Drive north along Stewart Creek to the city’s Stewart Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

City launches new emergency alert notification system

Tornado

As an extension of its new website with CivicPlus, the City of The Colony has officially launched a new and improved version of its emergency notification services for residents: CivicReady.

CivicReady is a communication service available to our residents to receive emergency notifications directly to their smartphone. Examples of emergency notifications include weather warnings (tornado, flash flooding, severe storms, etc.) and localized eme...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

UPDATED: Blair Oaks/Memorial roadwork underway

Road Work Ahead

The long-awaited reconstruction of the intersection at Blair Oaks and Memorial drives began in early July 2018. Memorial Drive is down to one lane in each direction while Blair Oaks is fully closed on the south side of the intersection.

Motorists should expect delays in that area and seek alternate routes, especially if traveling to and from The Colony High School. Allow extra time and please drive safe!

This ongoing project involves resurfacing of Blair Oaks, widening the intersection to...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

Annual utility re-averaging ongoing now through March

Your Customer Services Department would like to remind you that winter sewer averaging is underway. For each residential customer, water consumption from December through March bills will be considered for the re-averaging period.

The month with the highest consumption is disregarded and the remaining three months are then averaged together for the new sewer rate. New rates take effect the first bill in April of each year.

If any resident had special circumstances during this timefr...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

NTTA: Fourth Lane Project to widen the SRT

The North Texas Tollway Authority is kicking off 2019 with the early stages of a project to widen the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SRT).

Dubbed the Fourth Lane Project, improvements to the SRT primarily include constructing an additional lane in each direction (in the center median) along the entire 26 miles of the SRT, from west of Denton Tap Road in Coppell to U.S. Highway 75 in McKinney...

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Stormwater fee increase required to keep up with growth

Taylor Street Stream Stabilization

As part of their monthly utility bills, residents and businesses in The Colony pay a Stormwater Utility Fee, which in turn pays for maintenance projects and improvements to the city’s vitally important stormwater drainage system.

For example, many residents may be familiar with the repairs currently underway to the stream bank along Taylor Street behind the Aquatic Park.

In recent years, development in the city has increased rapidly, adding a significant amount of new buildings and...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Monthly Customer Service closures for 2019

The Customer Service counters at City Hall will be closed for staff training from 1 to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in 2019.

As such, the closures will occur on the following dates:

  • Jan. 8;
  • Feb. 12;
  • March 12;
  • April 9;
  • May 14;
  • June 11;
  • July 9;
  • Aug. 13;
  • Sept. 10;
  • Oct. 8;
  • Nov. 12; and,
  • Dec. 10.

Residents wishing to make a utility payment during those dates and times may do so by accessing thei...

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