City Council meeting and Scholastic Book Fair: 3 things to know in McKinney, Dec. 4-7


McKinney City Council will meet Tuesday night to discuss a variety of topics, including park improvements and annexation. Here are three things McKinney residents should know this week.

1. Park improvements, annexation and the McKinney National Airport to be discussed at City Council meeting

During Tuesday’s City Council meeting, council members will discuss transferring funds for the construction of a pavilion at Fitzhugh Park and playground at Winniford Park. A resolution to hire Schrickel Rollins & Associates for landscape, architectural and engineering services related to the master planning of Gray Branch Park, a 212-acre community park located south of US 380 and on both sides of Gray Branch Road, will also be discussed.

The Council will also discuss an amendment to the 2017 municipal annexation policy and a resolution authorizing the city manager to release development agreements previously executed as part of the city’s 2017 annexation plan.

A lease agreement and ground lease at the McKinney National Airport between the city and Westerntkileasing Inc. will also be discussed at the meeting.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Council Chambers, 222 N. Tennessee St. The online agenda can be found here.

2. McKinney Community Center hosts book fair Thursday

A variety of books and other gifts are on sale at the Scholastic Book Fair. This event is free and open to the public. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free (attendance). McKinney Community Center, 2001 S. Central Expressway. 972-547-2690.

3. December issue now available online

The December issue of Community Impact Newspaper McKinney edition is now available online. This issue includes our senior living guide, a variety of events taking place this month, a feature article about Hugs Café and much more.

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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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