Country Place Crime Watch Program
One of our community wide volunteer initiatives is Crime Watch. We want all of us to work together to make sure our community is the safest around. Our CP neighbor, Paul Dreimiller, has volunteered to be the new Country Place Crime Watch coordinator. Individual block captain roles will be eliminated. We are asking that all Country Place residents report any suspicious activity directly to Paul via email at email@example.com. Paul will then relay those instances to the Plano Police Dept. Paul will be providing Neighborhood Crime Watch Program articles in future CP Times editions. Follow this https://www.plano.gov/1375/Crime-Watch-Bulletins to see the City of Plano Neighborhood Crime Watch Website.
Swimming Pool Rules
· Swim at your own risk.
· POOL HOURS 7:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
· PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 MUST NOT BE IN THE POOL WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION
· Pets in the pool are prohibited.
· Changing diapers within 6 feet of the pool is prohibited.
· Glass items are not allowed in the pool area.
· No food or gum allowed in the pool yard.
· Extended breath holding activities are dangerous and prohibited.
· No running.
· No one is allowed to congregate and/or visit with the lifeguards on duty.
· Maximum user load limit - 106
· No diving.
City of Plano Watering Recommendations
New Screen Wall for Country Place on Custer Road
The screening wall between Cross Bend and Treehouse along Custer is finally under way. Construction should be completed by the end of the year.
Picnic Grounds Improvements
In case you had not noticed, we have replaced the grills in both picnic areas, North and South. There are new surfaces, new access doors and some new stone work. Our thanks to Casey Shepelwich and his company for completing these renovations.
Why Does the City of Plano Flush Fire Hydrants?
City of Plano Neighborhood Spotlight
Recognized as one of Plano's Platinum Neighborhoods , Country Place is a strong supporter of our community. Situated along Chisholm Trail and Country Place Drive, the neighborhood supports their residents, Plano, Collin County and the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro.
At the heart of Country Place is service and the neighborhood annually supports two nonprofit organizations - the Assistance Center of Collin County and Special Olympics. Residents donate to the Assistance Center of Collin County, in addition to volunteering at their Collin County Mud Bug Fest. For eight years, Country Place provided its common grounds for the Chili Cook Off hosted by Special Olympics.
Country Place cares for their neighbors. Their Helping Hands program assists residents who need help with moving heavy furniture, putting up Christmas lights, mowing their lawn and more.
Here is the Latest from the City of Plano on Short Term Rentals
What You Need to Know About Short-Term Rentals
One of the latest hot topics is the concern of short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods. In recent months, the City has received a number of requests from residents to limit or remove the allowance of short-term rentals. Currently, the City does not have a specific "short-term rental" ordinance as the legality of such an ordinance is being litigated in several lawsuits against cities in the State of Texas. However, the City of Plano has become the first Texas city to reach an agreement with Airbnb that will formalize the collection of local hotel taxes at a rate of 7 percent.
In other news across the state, the City of Austin is currently in litigation over its short-term rental ordinance with the Attorney General of Texas weighing in against Austin. The Texas Supreme Court ruled against an HOA enforcement of short-term rentals, which encompassed similar legal issues as the City of Austin litigation. The Austin case is currently in an appeals court and we are closely monitoring the development of the law on this issue.
Although we are unable to enforce short-term rentals; we can address disturbances (such as noise) and behaviors (such as disorderly conduct), traffic violations, excessive occupancy, trash accumulation or other violations of the law. For assistance with disturbances, behavior concerns or street obstructions, please call 911. For excessive occupancy concerns or trash, call Property Standards at (972) 208-8150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Plano Links to Resources
The Neighborhood Services Department in the City of Plano has developed a page for resource links to its various resources. Follow this link and scroll down for a list! This covers a multitude of useful information such as: water restrictions; Library cards; Senior resources, Recycling; and many others! Take advantage of your City's website and resources!
Country Place Plano Platinum Best Neighborhood
You've probably seen the signs on Country Place Drive, but did you know that Country Place was selected by the City of Plano as one of four top neighborhoods in Plano! This honor was bestowed on Country Place in 2016, the very first year that the City started the Best Neighborhood program! We will retain this designation for five years at which time we will have to reapply to continue this recognition. Several resident realtors have opined that this designation has helped increase the value of all Country Place properties; don't worry, the recognition is too intangible to contribute to any increase in assessed value!
We hate to lose any Country Place member/resident, but if you ever find yourself in the position of having to move in the near future, make sure your real estate agent knows about the recognition and uses it in your brochure and listings!
Inside Plano Podcast & News
The City of Plano offers a monthly podcast covering local subjects. These might include Outdoor Warning Sirens, Plano's pools, Parks & Recreation, Election issues, Trash & Recycling, and many more local subjects. You can sign up for the podcast or discover the links to watch it on You Tube here.
Plano City Call
The City of Plano offers an emergency service whereby you can sign up for phone calls or text messages in the event of certain emergency situations. For instance, if you would like a text message if the Outdoor Warning Sirens are sounding off, you can sign up to receive the notice. Just click on the link and check out the service. Plano City Call
Fix It Plano
The City of Plano has added a new app as well as a new diagram to assist residents in determining who to call for various problems that they see with their neighborhood and within the city.
Neighborhood Concerns? Here's who to Contact
Follow Your Country Place Neighbors
Did you know that not only do we have activities and events posted on the countryplaceplano.org site, but we also have a Facebook and NextDoor presence?
Here are the links to each site--have fun catching up on events, finding your friends and looking around on the sites.
Some of the sites are a little lonely, would y'all mind posting pictures and friending/following the pages? It's a fun way to keep track of what your friends and neighbors are up to!
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