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Posted on: January 23, 2024

On-Call concrete repair contract approved

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JAN. 23, 2024 - Emergency concrete repairs will now be made using a new contract approved by Councilmembers. This contract sets aside $1,325,000 to be used for on-call concrete repairs across the city, including street, sidewalk, alley, trail repairs and ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

City data infrastructure upgrade

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MARCH 14, 2023 - Three new server nodes will soon be supporting city department needs and bringing faster and more reliable connectivity to the city’s network.

These three advanced server nodes will be replacing five outdated server nodes in the city’s dat...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium to receive new indoor water slide

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DEC. 13, 2022 - A new water slide is coming to Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium with Council approval of the $596,070 expense funding by the Community Development Corporation.

The current water slide is over 20 years and one of the oldest water slides in DFW. The...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Allen named 2022 Digital Cities Survey winner for innovative use of technology, engagement

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NOV. 15, 2022 - The Center for Digital Government (CDG) named Allen a winner of the 2022 Digital Cities Survey. The Survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services and strengthen cybersecurity.

Allen ranked third in ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

New contract awarded for street and sidewalk repair

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OCT. 11, 2022 - City Council awarded a new one-year contract for street and sidewalk repair to KT Contracting Concrete Series, LLC.

This contract allows for continued work on City sidewalk replacements under the residential cost-shared sidewalk program, on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

City of Allen agrees to purchase portion of Molsen Farm property from Allen ISD

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JULY 26, 2022 - A property once home to one of Allen’s last working farms will now be fully owned and cared for by Allen Parks and Recreation.

A 16-acre portion of the Molsen Farm property was purchased in 2016 by Allen Independent School Distric...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

New playground shade structures planned for three Allen parks

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JULY 12, 2022 - New playground shade structures are coming to Orchards Park and Spirit Park, including a replacement of the spectator shade at Allen Station Park. City Council approved a $311,696 agreement for the shade structures during their July 12 Cou...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Council approves 7% CPI rate increase for CWD commercial customers

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MAY 27, 2022 - Council unanimously approved a 7% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for CWD, the City’s contracted trash and recycling provider. The CPI is what the City pays to CWD, not what residents pay to the City. Residential waste ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, special recognition for Georgina Flores

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APRIL 15, 2022 - In honor of the diligence and professionalism displayed by Allen’s public safety communicators, Mayor Fulk proclaimed April 10-16, 2022 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. During the presentation, Communications Manager Shellie Taylo...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Animal Shelter Advisory Board gives annual report

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APRIL 15, 2022 - Allen Animal Shelter welcomed two new programs in 2021. At the facility’s first Open House, staff educated the community on responsible pet ownership and provided shelter animals some social time and physical activity. The shelter also pa...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Marketing staff bring home statewide awards

City of Allen marketing team members pictured with their TRAPS Award for the Discover LIFE in Allen

FEB. 25, 2022 - Allen Parks and Recreation received one local and several state level recognitions this month, including three separate awards for an individual staff member and one statewide award.

Volunteer Training Coordinator Tori Thibodeaux, BSRA, CTR...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Streets, alleys to be assessed Citywide

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JAN. 11, 2022 - A laser-equipped van will travel more than 660 miles of Allen streets and alleys to evaluate road conditions and help prioritize future repairs. The process is part of a citywide pavement assessment approved by Allen City Council during th...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

VIDEO: Vactor trucks, grease traps, water tests – oh my!

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MAY 21, 2021 - The City of Allen celebrated Public Works Week by highlighting three crews who protect Allen’s waterways, pipes and drinking water. Get to know these valued employees in a new series, Allen at Work.

Vactor Truck | Jason Helmick and ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

VIDEO: 2020 Excellence in PRIDE Winners announced

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APRIL 16, 2021 - Five City employees were honored for their exceptional service in Allen's annual appreciation awards.

  • Silvana Best, Special Events Coordinator (Allen Parks & Recreation)
  • Johnny San Martin, Building Maintenance (Communi...
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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Contracts approved for smart water meter infrastructure

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DEC. 16, 2021 - A citywide transition to smart water meters will begin next summer following a series of unanimous votes by Allen City Council. The new system will offer multiple benefits to customers, including near real-time water use information, equal...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

VIDEO: Allen Fire Department administers final COVID-19 shot

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MAY 6, 2021 - Allen Fire Department ended COVID-19 vaccine hub operations after vaccinating more than 50,000 individuals and administering nearly 100,000 shots. The drive-through vaccine site at Eagle Stadium began operation in late January to he...

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