Welcome to Plano City News, your weekly update
on what's happening in the City of Plano.
Take a Lookback at the First Week of August
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Aug. 11, 2020
The Weekly Lookback Report for Aug. 1-7 includes: 
 
  • Collin County hospital bed occupancy number
  • Collin County ICU occupancy rate, along with increase/decrease since the last report 
  • Collin County ventilator usage rate, along with increase/decrease since the last report 
  • Active Plano cases – increase/decrease since the last report 
  • Recovered Plano cases – increase/decrease since the last report 
  • Current Collin County test count 
  • Collin County positive test rate 
  • Collin County negative test rate 
  • Plano positive case trends by age group – increase/decrease since the last report

Look for future reports midday on Mondays on the City’s Facebook page


Please continue to:
  • Maintain a 6-foot distance from others 
  • Wear a mask or facial covering 
  • Wash your hands often for 20 seconds with soap and water
Learn the latest on City service updates and find fun online programs
on the City’s Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as on plano.gov.
Congratulate the Heritage Commission on Its National Award
If you love exploring Plano's historic buildings and rich past, you are in good company with our seven Heritage Commission members. On Aug. 9, the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions named the City of Plano Heritage Commission "Commission of the Year."

The award honors work that began in 2017 and includes the Commission's collaboration with residents to create the Preservation Plano 150 plan. Last year, the Commission helped several local cemeteries recover from tornado damage by advocating and awarding emergency grants in December for cemetery repairs. Along with these accomplishments, they have been instrumental in getting the Texas Pool and Saigling House on the National Register of Historic Places listing. The restoration and rehabilitation work for the of city-owned Saigling House received a 2018 Preservation Achievement Award from Preservation Dallas. During this time, two new local landmark designations were added, including one of Plano's historic African-American cemeteries. Streamlined processes now allow heritage projects to be repaired and restored more quickly.

Plano adopted its first preservation plan in 1979. Today we have two heritage districts in the Downtown Plano area and 34 heritage landmarks scattered across the City. This wouldn't be possible without the efforts of our Heritage Commission. Our thanks go to current Heritage Commission members:
  • Harold Sickler, Chair
  • Brian Bedingfield, Vice Chair
  • Nancy Baldwin
  • Brock Karahan
  • Jason Morgan
  • Kendall Reed
  • William Spencer

Happenings

Aug. 8-29 meet pets
Aug. 24-29 free adoptions

4028 W. Plano Pkwy.

Be prepared for a potential wait as we practice social distancing and limit visitors.


Watch as Katie of Live Green in Plano shares tips by song for saving water with your sprinkler system.

Warning, this song will stick in your head.
 
Can you see yourself serving on the Building Standards Commission? This Commission is one of 13 boards and commissions looking for volunteers to fill openings during the annual application process. New this year, upload a brief video in lieu of a resume. Submit your application by Friday, Aug. 28. Watch the videos and find the right one for you.
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