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Commissioners call for $650M bond election
Portal for short-term rentals available for owner registration
county. More than 110 projects have been identified to date in all four precincts of Denton County. A list of proposed projects is available at www.dentoncounty.gov. Among proposed projects are the Denton County Outer Loop, Loop 288 West and Loop 288 East frontage roads, I-35W frontage roads and more. “We wanted to focus this bond election on our roads and bridges, and that’s exactly what we did,” County Judge Andy Eads said. Denton County will use funds from the bond to begin engineer- ing, right-of-way acquisitions, utility relocations and other startup costs to ensure state and federal highway projects are potentially given higher priority.
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Frisco City Council Meets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and Oct. 4 City Council Chambers, George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco www.friscotexas.gov Collin County Commissioners Court Meets at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12, 19, 26 and Oct. 3 at Jack Hatchell Collin County Administration Building, 2300 Bloomdale Road, Ste. 2302, McKinney | www.collincountytx.gov Denton County Commissioners Court Meets at 9 a.m. Sept. 13, 20, 27 and Oct. 4 Administrative Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Drive, Denton www.dentoncounty.gov MEETINGS WE COVER representative from the North Texas Municipal Water District informed the Frisco City Council. The $1.6 billion lake is the first new major reservoir in Texas in nearly 30 years, and is located northeast of the city of Bonham in Fannin County. The lake will help meet the water demands and needs of Frisco and surrounding cities until 2040. Last year it was estimated that Frisco would use more than 12.9 billion gallons of water in 2022.
BY GRANT JOHNSON
FRISCO A streamlined online pro- cess for permitting short-term rental properties and submitting complaints is now available in Frisco. “Providing an online process for registration and permitting improves efficiencies, not only for staff, but for our property owners,” Director of Development Services John Lettelleir said in a news release. “The ordi- nance ‘checklist’ helps ensure safety standards are met, which benefits our visitors and guests.” Frisco City Council adopted an ordinance in August 2021 to establish requirements and regulations for short-term rental properties in Frisco. The ordinance requires guests to be provided with safety information. The new online portal, which is available on the city’s website, allows owners to pay the $300 annual registration permit fee online.
BY SAMANTHA DOUTY
DENTON COUNTY Commis- sioners unanimously voted during their Aug. 16 meeting to call a $650 million bond election for the Nov. 8 ballot. County commissioners have not called for a road improvement bond since 2008. The Nov. 8 ballot items focus on transportation projects. The projects are slated to provide congestion relief and safety improvements, according to the
DENTON COUNTY GROWTH Denton County is one of the
Growth is spurring the need for road projects.
fastest-growing counties in the country, according to the U.S. census. TOP 10
It grew 38.1%
people move to Denton County every day.
SOURCES: DENTON COUNTY/COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
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