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Posted on: April 6, 2020

April 14 Allen City Council Meeting Canceled

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The Allen City Council meeting for April 14, 2020 has been canceled. There are no public hearings scheduled or immediate business requiring the council to meet.

Allen City Council meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Food Pickup and Delivery Options in Allen

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City of Allen, Allen Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce came together for a delicious project – an interactive restaurant map! Browse all the Allen restaurants open for takeout, delivery or curbside service...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Statewide Executive Order Takes Effect April 2

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Beginning on April 2, the City of Allen will begin enforcing a new Executive Order put in place by Governor Greg Abbott which includes clear definitions of essential businesses and directs all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-pe...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

City Operational Changes Begin Monday, March 23

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The City of Allen is dedicated to providing essential services while keeping your safety in mind. Effective Monday, March 23, most facilities will be closed in order to limit unnecessary physical contact as we work to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For t...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates
Posted on: March 25, 2020

4 Tips to Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Scams

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Scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to prey on people’s fears. Allen Police Department joins the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in reminding you to look out for the following scams:

Fake CDC Emails

Watch out for emails claiming to be f...

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City of Allen - Headline Updates

News Flash

Posted on: April 6, 2020

Help Protect Your Disposal Drivers from COVID-19

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As we each do our part to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Community Waste Disposal and City of Allen remind you to help keep drivers safe. Here’s what you can do!

Please bag and tie all trash.

By doing this, you are helping ensure y...

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Community Services
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Utility "Past Due" Notices Suspended Due to COVID-19

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the City of Allen has temporarily stopped mailing customers “past due” notices for their City utilities including water, sewer and trash collection services. These notices are sent to customers wh...

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Learn more about Allen's response to COVID-19. Community Services
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Don't Rush to Flush!

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More time at home means more flushes. Stay vigilant in making sure you aren’t flushing wipes, paper towels or other items down the toilet. These household items and other debris flushed down the toilet cause severe disruption in our wastewater i...

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Community Services

News Flash

Posted on: April 6, 2020

Allen Fire Department Accepting Homemade Mask Donations

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Calling all crafters! Allen Fire Department is now accepting donations of homemade face masks to distribute to health care workers and other essential personnel. 

The masks will be used by personnel in low-risk environments or if more sophisticate...

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View instructions on CDC website. Fire Department
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Allen Fire Department Provides COVID-19 Help Line

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If you live or work in Allen and have questions about COVID-19 response or preparedness, call the Allen Fire Department Help Line at 214.509.4333.

This Help Line is designed for Allen residents and businesses with questions about new restrictions, protecti...

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Notice: Parks & Trails

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Allen parks (open spaces) and trails are currently open so you can stay active while still avoiding large gatherings. Remember that a state-wide order exists prohibiting social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people. 

Because it is not feasib...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Appalachian Trail: Challenge of the Year

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The Appalachian Trail - all 2,200 miles of it - is the focus of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium’s 2020 Challenge of the Year. And, since the facility is closed temporarily, we are moving this challenge to where you are - home!

All you have to do to joi...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 23, 2020

LIFE at Home

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Three facts we know:1. Recreation facilities and Allen Public Library are temporarily closed.2. Social distancing is at the front of your mind.  3. Incredible LIFE in Allen Parks, Recreation and Library Programming is still happening...at HOME!

LI...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Closures, Refunds and Rentals

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On March 16, the City of Allen initiated a local disaster declaration for public health emergency to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our community. Allen Parks and Recreation is temporarily closing several facilities to minimize crowded ...

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Parks & Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: March 25, 2020

4 Tips to Protect Yourself from COVID-19 Scams

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Scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to prey on people’s fears. Allen Police Department joins the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in reminding you to look out for the following scams:

Fake CDC Emails

Watch out for emails claiming to be f...

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2020

Water Restrictions through October 31

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Water restrictions begin in Allen on April 1 and continue through October 31. During this time, watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sprinkler use is allowed only on your designated day up to twice per week. Use the watering schedule map to ...

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Learn more about conserving water in Allen. Water Conservation News