Homeless Awareness Week, Election Day and 3 other things to know in McKinney, Nov. 6-9


Seven constitutional amendments will be on the Nov. 7 ballot.

1. Homeless Awareness Week supports the Samaritan Inn

Homeless Awareness Week runs Nov. 6-12 and includes a donation drive Monday through Wednesday for food, hygiene items, blankets and gently used clothing. Donation drives will take place at a variety of locations in McKinney and Plano. More information about the week can be found on the Samaritan Inn’s Facebook page.

2. Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center now open

The Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center opened Monday at 6045 Alma Road in Craig Ranch.

The surgery center offers general surgery, urology, gynecology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pain management, sports medicine and joint replacement.

“We take great pride in our community and provide only the best healthcare and services to our neighbors,” President of Methodist McKinney Hospital Joe Minissale said in a news release. “Methodist Craig Ranch Surgery Center will provide the compassionate care and excellent quality that you and your family expect from the Methodist McKinney family of facilities.”

3. Collin County Commissioners to discuss settlement agreement related to Arch Resorts

During Commissioners Court on Monday, Commissioners will discuss a settlement agreement related to a lawsuit between Arch Resorts, the city of McKinney and Collin County. Arch Resorts sued McKinney in 2015 regarding the resorts proposed development of an RV Resort. One issue at hand involved the county’s permitting authority in McKinney’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, so McKinney joined the case as a third-party defendant, according to county documents. The settlement discussed at Monday’s meeting seeks to settle claims between the city of McKinney and Collin County.

The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Jack Hatchell Administration Building, 2300 Bloomdale Road, McKinney, and the agenda can be found on the county’s website here.

4. Nov. 7 is Election Day

Voters will see seven constitutional amendments on the Nov. 7 ballot. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at 10 locations around McKinney, including the Dr Pepper StarCenter, Dowell Middle School and the Collin College Central Park Campus.

More information about the seven constitutional amendments can be found here.

5. Potential new operator at McKinney National Airport and proposed Country Lane extension project discussed at City Council meeting Tuesday

City Council will meet Tuesday to discuss a resolution related to Dale Aviation/Medical Air Rescue Company’s aeromedical operation at the McKinney National Airport. Dale Aviation has purchased Hangar 8 and has requested permission from the city to operate as an Aeromedical Operator from this hangar, according to city documents. If Council approves the resolution, it would take effect immediately.

Tuesday’s agenda also includes a resolution in the amount of $162,770 for Garver LLC to design a Country Lane extension project. The project would take place at the intersections of Industrial Boulevard and Airport Drive and Country Lane and FM 546. Garver will also design the extension of Country Lane to the new FM 546 extension, which is currently under construction by the Texas Department of Transportation.

The City Council meeting will be held at McKinney City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, at 6 p.m. The meeting’s agenda can be found here.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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