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City CouncilCity of McKinneyP.O. Box 517McKinney, TX 75070
McKinney City Hall222 N. Tennessee St.McKinney, TX 75069 More meeting information
The waitlist is important to the region because the more demand the region can demonstrate, the more federal funding NCTCOG can apply for to assist more applicants.
NCTCOG intends to re-evaluate this floodplain disqualification and encourages residents to email a letter with their concerns about the floodplain disqualification.
Traveling to a shelterResidents are encouraged to stay home during all types of severe weather. Traveling is extremely dangerous and exposes residents to the very hazard they are trying to avoid. Traveling is also a concern because residents may get stuck in traffic while driving to a shelter, causing residents to be vulnerable in their vehicles. Another reason we encourage staying home, is that residents may not be able to get to a shelter in time. A tornado warning typically provides residents with 10-15 minutes of advanced warning, sometimes less. This is often not enough time for residents to leave their homes and drive to another location. Please see what to do before, during and after severe weather.
Shelter CapacityDue to the population of the City of McKinney, building a shelter large enough to protect even a small portion of McKinney residents is not feasible. Opening a public shelter would also lead residents to driving to the shelter during severe weather, putting themselves and their families more at risk to the elements.
Shelter AvailabilityThe shelters may not always be open. Opening a public shelter would require staff or volunteers to be ready and available during severe weather. It is often difficult to determine the exact location and timing of severe weather, therefore staff or volunteers may not be available to open and manage a public shelter.
Fire StationsCity of McKinney fire stations do not have places to shelter residents in the event of severe weather. Residents who seek shelter at fire station
Contact the Engineering Department at 972-547-7475 for more information.
Contact the Engineering Department at 972-547-7475 for additional information regarding drainage impacts.
For questions related to drainage or storm water quality issues, please contact the Stormwater Department at 972-547-7579.
A $100 deposit is required and will be returned at completion of your event provided no damage has been done to the room or contents. The $100 deposit may be made when you pick up the room key from Fire Administration, located at 2200 Taylor-Burk Dr. For additional information email or call 972-547-2850.
National Register Property is a historic property which can be a site, building, structure or object significant in American history, architecture, engineering, archeology or culture. These properties can be associated with events that have made significant contributions to broad patterns of history, associated with lives of persons significant in our past, embody distinctive characteristics of a type, period, method of construction, work of a master, etc. or have yielded or be likely to reveal important information about our prehistory or history. (Excerpted from the National Register Bulletin.) National Register Properties may qualify for Federal Income Tax exemptions and Collin County exemptions.
A Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) is a State designation. You may get more information by reviewing the State of Texas RTHL booklet. Houses with a RTHL potentially qualify for a Collin County tax exemption.
A City of McKinney Historic Marker is a local designation awarded by the City of McKinney Historic Preservation Advisory Board. The owner of the house submits an application along with a documented history of the house and property. If the house is awarded a marker, then the house may qualify for a tax exemption for city and county property taxes.
Additions or Alterations to Existing Buildings
Collections and contact information are available in the Guide to Historic Property Research section of this website.
2. Decrease the annual city contribution to the airport.
3. Control the destiny of the airport
You can reserve the pavilions at Old Settler's Park by calling 972-562-8310 or in person at Old Settler's Recreation Center, 1201 E. Louisiana Street.
Chapter 142 Subdivision Ordinance
However, the discharge of a weapon is governed by Texas Local Government Code 229.003, which generally states that a firearm may be discharged if the following requirements are met:
The discharge of a shotgun, air rifle or pistol, BB gun, or bow and arrow is permissible on a tract of land that is:1) 10 acres or more in size2) Annexed after September 1, 19813) More than 1,000 feet from a public tract of land accessible by the public, a school, hospital, or commercial day-care facility4) More than 600 feet from a residential subdivision or multifamily residential complex5) More than 150 feet from a residence or occupied building located on another property
The discharge of a center fire or rim fire rifle or pistol of any caliber is permissible on a tract of land that is: 1) 50 acres or more in size2) Annexed after September 1, 19813) More than 1,000 feet from a public tract of land accessible by the public, a school, hospital, or commercial day-care facility4) More than 600 feet from a residential subdivision or multifamily residential complex5) More than 300 feet from a residence or occupied building located on another property
It is always best to contact the City of McKinney Police Department at 972.547.2700 to seek clarification on the issue of discharging firearms within the City limits.
Texas Local Government Code 299.003
If an alarm is not registered, the McKinney Police Department will not respond to the call, with the exception of an alarm signaling robbery, panic or duress, medical emergencies or fire alarms. Failure to register the alarm system may result in a fine of up to $500.
The Chief of Police can deem an alarm system “unreliable” and suspend or revoke a permit. Without the valid permit the Police Department does not respond to burglary alarms.
The fourth through seventh false robbery, panic / duress or fire / medical alarms at a residence or business will be assessed a $75 fine per occurrence. After the seventh false robbery, panic / duress or fire / medical alarm a $100 fine will be imposed per occurrence.
For burglary alarms, the permit will be suspended after the 8th false alarm. This means the McKinney Police Department will not respond to a burglary alarm until the permit is reinstated.
If your neighborhood storm drain inlets have not been marked please contact the Storm Water Management Program at 972-547-7579 or email Stormwater Management.
By state law and city ordinance, the speed limit on McKinney streets is 30 mph unless otherwise marked. Residential streets are mostly 30 mph except in marked school zones.
Municipalities and other agencies responsible for traffic control are sometimes asked by citizens to reduce the posted speed limit in hopes that the lower speed limit will reduce operating speeds and accident potential. Although public agencies share the desire for low driving speeds and improved safety, studies have shown that arbitrarily reducing the speed limit does not accomplish the desired result.
The safest traffic condition occurs when all vehicles travel approximately the same speed, creating a low speed differential. When speed limits are set too low, accident potential may increase due to the greater speed differential.
Many years of research and experience have shown that lowering regulatory speed limits does not result in lower driving speeds or in reduced accident potential. By and large, drivers choose their speed independent of the posted speed limit. Drivers select their speed intuitively based on the environment around them and the speed that feels comfortable and safe. Studies have shown that there are no significant changes in average vehicle speeds following the posting of revised speed limits.
In most cases, drivers operate their vehicles at speeds that they consider safe and prudent, despite posted speed limits. Most speed limits are based on the 85th percentile speed. It has proven to be an effective theory used by the majority of safety agencies that set speed limits throughout the country.
1. The Police Department will be informed of the problem and increased enforcement of the existing speed limit may be implemented.
2. The Engineering Department will determine if additional signage, such as speed limit or warning signs, or pavement markings are needed. Driver feedback signage can be installed temporarily on site.
3. The Engineering Department will consult with neighborhood representatives to set up a Neighborhood Traffic Volunteer Program.
A street will be eligible for reevaluation of the speed limit on an annual basis or as changing roadway conditions dictate. All traffic studies are conducted in accordance with established engineering practices and guidelines. Get more information about the Neighborhood Traffic Volunteer program's Neighborhood Traffic Calming Policy. If you think you have a speeding problem in your neighborhood, contact the Engineering Department at 972-547-7420.
The City of McKinney’s primary objective at a school crossing is the protection of children. A school walking route is planned to take advantage of existing traffic controls, like stop signs or traffic signals. This sometimes makes it necessary for student pedestrians to walk an indirect route to an established school crossing located where there is an existing traffic control or crossing guard. This improves the movement of traffic by encouraging pedestrians to cross at one centralized location.
When the Don't Walk indication is flashing, it is not safe for the pedestrian to start crossing the intersection. A pedestrian who is already in the crosswalk when the indication starts to flash will have enough time to reach the other side if traveling at a normal walking speed of 3.5 feet per second.
A pedestrian may cross a roadway intersection diagonally only if and in the manner authorized by a traffic control device.
Ways to submit a written request
The most common example of a leak is a leaking or running toilet - if you have to jiggle the handle to stop the toilet from running, for example. A toilet may leak intermittently and/or silently and may not be detected by the leak indicator. To check for less-noticeable toilet leaks, put a few drops of colored liquid in the tank and wait 30-60 minutes. If tinted water appears in the bowl, you have a leak. We encourage you to make necessary repairs so as not to waste water and money.
If the new mailing address will be the same as the service address, you may also call our office to make the change.