Switch & Win renewable energy drawing, Plano Parkway double-lane closure, help for emergency home repairs, July Council meeting schedule, TMC Family Swim Night Luau, DART Cotton Belt Community Meeting and more
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Avoid Traffic Delays During Plano Parkway Bridge Repair
If you frequently travel Plano Parkway, be prepared for potential delays between Winding Hollow Lane and Mira Vista Boulevard. Work began this week to repair the bridge that crosses White Rock creek. To complete the work, it is necessary to close the left and center westbound lanes. These lanes will remain closed until Tuesday, July 23 (weather permitting). Only westbound traffic will be impacted. Stay up to date on road construction projects at plano.gov/roadconstruction or just use the WAZE app on your smart phone.
Did you know many energy providers offer 100% renewable energy plans? Choose an energy plan with electricity generated from clean and renewable sources, like wind and solar. You reduce air pollution and make it a little easier for everyone to breathe when you do. Renewable electricity prices have dropped in past years, so you may save money when you switch from your old contract.
Enter our monthly drawing when you make the switch to a 100% renewable energy plan. We are giving away smart thermostats that conserve energy, so you could save even more on future utility bills. It might just be your ultimate power play.
Know someone whose air conditioner has gone out or whose plumbing is failing but cannot afford the repair? The City of Plano Housing Rehabilitation Program may be able to help. Grants up to $10,000 assist low-income qualified households with minor emergency repairs to their homes. Repairs include inoperable air conditioning units, leaky hot water heaters, broken sewer and water lines, and other items. Remodeling projects do not qualify. These grants are for property conditions threatening the health and welfare of families without warning.
Once your application is processed, you must have a one-on-one appointment with a housing and community services coordinator. Incomplete applications are not processed. If you have questions, call 972-208-8150 and ask to speak with a housing and community services coordinator.
Wear your luau best for a family night of swimming and fun at the Tom Muehlenbeck Recreation Center outdoor pools. In-N-Out Burger provides the food until 8 p.m. A burger, chips, drink and a frozen treat are included with admission of $5 per person (children under 3 are free).