McKinney November 2020

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County sets record for voter turnout

TURNOUT BOOM Collin County saw higher turnout in this election than in any of the past six presidential races, o " cials said. Republicans held onto their seats by narrow margins. Residents voted to re-elect incumbent President Donald J. Trump by 250,194 votes, or 51.38% of the total. Residents also voted to re-elect U.S. incumbent Republican Sen. John Cornyn by 260,790 votes, or 54.75% of the total. Results were recently made o " cial by the county clerk.

BY OLIVIA LUECKEMEYER

COLLIN COUNTY Nearly 489,000 county residents voted in the Nov. 3 election, data from the county’s elections o " ce shows. Total turnout in Collin County landed at about 75%, which is higher than that of any of the last six presidential races, Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet said. Roughly 92% of total ballots were cast during early voting. Nearly 31,000 were submitted by mail, according to the county. Key races in Collin County included commissioner races for Precincts 1 and 3. In the Precinct 1 race, incumbent Susan Fletcher defeated challenger Courtney Brooks with almost 60% of the vote. In the race for Precinct 3, incumbent Darrell Hale won another term with 61% of the vote. His opponent, Dianne C. Mayo, went home with 39%. Across Collin County, incumbent

Cities sign the amended wholesale water services contract Oct. 29 in Wylie.

WILLIAM C. WADSACK ! COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

13 cities agree tonewwater rate structure MCKINNEY A new agreement on the North Texas Municipal Water District’s rate structure will allow cost sharing to be phased in for its member cities over the next 13 years. BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK The contract comes after Plano, Richardson, Garland andMesquite argued that under the previous contract, they had paid a combined $275 million in recent years for water

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their residents did not use. The new agreement has an

That change could have a ripple e ! ect on consumer water bills in McKinney and the district’s 12 other member cities. Representatives from each of the district’s 13 member cities signed an amended contract Oct. 29 inWylie.

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updated allocationmethod devel- oped by the cities. It will gradually adjust the annual water commit- ments for each city over the next eight years tomore closely align with their historical water use.

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SOURCE: COLLIN COUNTY ! COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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