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City of Melissa Updates October 2010. The City of Melissa is proud to congratulate the all the Administration, Teachers, Staff, Students and Parents of.

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1 City of Melissa Updates October 2010

2 The City of Melissa is proud to congratulate the all the Administration, Teachers, Staff, Students and Parents of Melissa ISD for being granted EXEMPLARY status by the Texas Education Agency –Melissa High School –Melissa Middle School –Melissa Ridge Intermediate School –Harry McKillop Elementary School

3 Lock Your Car. Take Your Keys. Hide Your Belongings. Melissa Police Department Reminds You

4 Melissa Public Library Hours Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday: CLOSED Story Time: Fridays at 10:15 a.m.

5 The Melissa Library Teen Advisory Council Meeting on Monday, October 25 th at 12:00 p.m. The first 10 teenagers get Pizza! Must stay 1 hour and help!  Are you between the ages of 12-19?  Do you have an interest in science fiction writing or helping to develop other programs and activities for teens?  If so, the Melissa Library is looking to start a Library Teen Advisory Council and would love to hear from you!  You can have a voice and space in the library! Sound interesting? Please email Mrs. Perkins at or call

6 Story Time at the Library This Week: In honor of Fire Prevention Week: Two Melissa Firefighters and a fire truck will come to Melissa Public Library on Friday October 8th at 10:15 a.m. –See what a firefighter wears and does up close and listen to a story! –Afterward, we will go outside to explore the truck! –If YOU bring a camera, you will be able to take pictures! There is no age limit for this activity, homeschoolers are welcome!!

7 Melissa Public Library Halloween Story Time! Fun Friday! October 29, 10:15am, will include 2 book readings and a fun activity for Halloween. After the activity, the children and families will trick-or-treat through the City Hall, being escorted by the librarian and their parents. Come dressed in your costume (parents too!) and enjoy the morning!!

8 Seven (7) current Melissa High students and one Melissa Alumni, all members of the MFD Explorers Post 9500... earned four (4) trophies Saturday at the Dallas Explorer Fire Games in Dallas. 1st place in Physical Agility 1st place in Bunker Gear & SCBA Relay 1st place in CPR Movement 2nd place OVERALL. Explorers:Leaders: Kaleb HurstRick Hurst Shelby HurstBrad Wells Shane Jurca Colton Ellis Colton Spurgin Casey Waldrip Chase Schandelmeier Kelton Brewer -- graduated 2010.

9 Fire Prevention Facts In one out of every five homes equipped with at least one smoke alarm installed, not a single one was working. When smoke alarms fail it is most often because of missing, disconnected or dead batteries. Nuisance activations were the leading cause of disabled smoke alarms. November 7, 2010Daylight Savings Time Ends November 7, 2010 – Change your smoke detector batteries when you change your clocks "REPRODUCED FROM NFPA'S FIRE PREVENTION WEEK WEB SITE, WWW.FIREPREVENTIONWEEK.ORG. ©2010 NFPA."

10 Summer Reading Program Lift Off into Summer Reading! Bring the family in and soar to new heights as they explore the wonders of reading! Read 10 books through August 23 rd and claim a prize! Visit the Library or for more

11 Need Help Disposing of Large Trash Items? IESI will collect bulk waste on the second Saturday of each month. The next pickup day is: November 13th Call (469) 452-8000 or email: for details and to schedule a pick up. Bulk items can include furniture, appliances (refrigerators must have certificate verifying that all Freon has been removed), extra trash and yard waste. Overall size must not exceed 5 cubic yards of debris per month and tree limbs & brush must be cut to 5 foot lengths and bundled.

12 Collin County Cleanup Day On the first Saturday of every month Collin County in partnership with the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) hosts its “Collin County Cleanup Day” and from 8AM to 2PM. Residents must show proof of residency in Collin County and all loads must be covered. Collin County residents can drop off the following at the NTMWD landfill on Hwy 121 in Melissa at no charge: –Furniture –Appliances –Tires (max. of 4) –Boards, trees and tree limbs not exceeding 8 feet in length –Motor oil –Oil filters –General debris Items not accepted are: –Chemicals –Paints –All batteries –Antifreeze The next Collin County Cleanup Day is Saturday, November 6th

13 The City of Melissa Wants You! The City of Melissa welcomes all residents to make application to serve on one of our six boards and commissions: –Board of Adjustment –Melissa Industrial and Economic Development Corporation (4A) –Melissa Community and Economic Development Corporation (4B) –Melissa Library Advisory Board –Melissa Park Advisory Board –Planning and Zoning Board We now have an opening on the following Boards: –Board of Adjustment –Melissa Community and Economic Development Corporation (4B) –Melissa Public Library Board –Planning & Zoning Board You may pick up an application at City Hall or go to the Website at and submit your completed application and a resume to the City Secretary’s office at City Hall.

14 Collin County Public Hearing – Outer Loop Update What: Public Hearing on Proposed Construction of Two-lane Service Road from SH 121 to US 75 for the Collin County Outer Loop from US 75 to SH 121 When: August 23, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Where: Commissioners Courtroom, 4 th Floor Jack Hatchell Administration Building at 2300 Bloomdale Road, McKinney

15 Melissa Beautification Committee The Melissa Beautification Committee is looking for volunteers to come out and help clean up old town Melissa! If you have a heart for service and are interested in helping spruce up the old buildings on Cooper Street, join us! –Saturday, October 16th at 10:00 a.m. - we will be removing the vines and stucco –Saturday, October 23rd at 9:00 a.m. - we will be painting All equipment will be provided! If you are interested contact Steve Huth at

16 Banner Photos Rotate in a Slideshow the Images of Melissa! Calendar of Meetings & Events Latest News and Highlights from the City Check out the all NEW!

17 Online Utility Bill Pay Now Available! Visit the City of Melissa website to sign up today! Enjoy the convenience of paying your utility bill in minutes!

18 New E-newsletter Feature! Sign up today to receive the latest updates from City Hall as well as our quarterly newsletter, The Melissa Minute via email Just go to the all new City of Melissa website at and click on the icon on the home page! SIGN UP TODAY! E-NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE!

19 Have You Signed Up for Code Red? It’s Free Visit to sign

20 Have you signed up for Nixle yet? Learn more about Nixle by visiting and sign up today!

21 Stay Informed! There are now two new ways to stay informed as to what is happening in the City of Melissa - Just point and click! –Subscribe to the all new RSS feed at –Follow us on Twitter!

22 Did you know that City of Melissa has a photo gallery on flickr? Visit to check out the photos from the Melissa City Hall Grand Opening and much more!

23 Are You Ready for Flu Season? get vaccinated The single best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated each fall, but good health habits can also help protect against the flu. To decrease the risk of getting sick this flu season: –Wash your hands! –Wash your hands! Over 20 infectious agents, including the flu, can be avoided by properly washing your hands. –Avoid close contact with those that are sick. –Stay at home –Stay at home when you are sick to avoid spreading infection to others. –Cover your mouth and nose –Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow to avoid contaminating your hands. –Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Visit for more

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