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APRIL 2021

IN THIS ISSUE ALLEN RECOVERS

RESOURCES & SUPPORT CAST YOUR VOTE!

CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS TAKE A HIKE OR A BIKE RIDE!

EXPLORE ALLEN’S TRAILS COMING SOON

VIRTUAL INSPECTIONS WELCOME TO YOUR LIBRARY!

ENJOY APL SERVICES

ALLEN CITY COUNCIL

ALLEN RECOVERS

FIND RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

Ken Fulk Mayor

Kurt Kizer

Councilmember | Place No. 1

Carl Clemencich

Councilmember | Place No. 2

Lauren Doherty

Councilmember | Place No. 3

Chris Schulmeister

Councilmember | Place No. 4

Vacant

Councilmember | Place No. 5

Baine Brooks

Mayor Pro Tem | Place No. 6

CITY MANAGEMENT Eric Ellwanger

Tim Dentler

City Manager

Assistant City Manager

Eric Strong

Rebecca Vice

Deputy City Manager

Assistant City Manager

YOUR ONLINE SOURCE FOR ALLEN NEWS & EVENTS

From burst pipes to lost income, many residents have experienced financial strain and other hardships over the last year. The City of Allen Community Enhancement Department offers a number of programs, including: • Home repair assistance • Emergency rental assistance • Referral-based utility assistance Email bgardner@cityofallen.org or call 214.509.4180 to request information or an application.

COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE RESOURCES: CityofAllen.org/Assistance STORM RECOVERY RESOURCES: CityofAllen.org/WinterStormRecovery


CAST YOUR VOTE!

ALLEN CITY COUNCIL ELECTIONS

Voters will elect Allen City Councilmembers for Council Places 1, 3 and 5 during the May 1 General Election. Here’s what to expect when you cast your ballot.

CANDIDATES

WHO IS ON MY BALLOT? Allen Councilmembers are elected at-large, meaning they represent the entire City and not specific districts. If you’re a registered voter with an Allen address, you may vote in all three council races.

Listed in ballot order by Place No.

Council Place No. 1

WHERE ARE THE (REP)s AND (DEM)s? Allen City Council elections are non-partisan, so no party affiliations will be listed on the ballot.

WHERE CAN I VOTE? Allen voters can cast their ballot at any Collin County polling location. In Allen, the Allen Municipal Court Facility (301 Century Parkway) and Allen ISD Service Center (1451 North Watters Road) will be open for early voting and on election day.

IMPORTANT

DATES

• • • • • •

Christopher Gaspard Malcom J. Wilkinson Daren Meis Nathan Polsky Andre Hines Dwight Burns

Council Place No. 3 • • • • •

Joseph Jackson Joey Herald Lauren Doherty Dave Cornette Kenneth Wineburg, Jr.

Council Place No. 5 • • • •

Diane Martin Dave Shafer Philip Brewer Edson Mureeba

APR 1

APR 20

APR 19-24

APR 26-27

MAY 1

Last day to register to vote

Last day to apply for absentee voting by mail

Early voting begins

Early voting continues

Election Day

Polls open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

LEARN MORE: CityofAllen.org/Elections

Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


TAKE A HIKE OR A BIKE RIDE!

EXPLORE ALLEN’S TRAILS

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Allen Spring is the perfect time to explore Allen’s 78+ miles of hike and bike trails. Not sure where to start? Find some of the suggested routes below and at CityofAllen.org/Trails.

SCENIC LANDMARKS

HISTORIC WATER STATION TRAIL

5K TRAINING

COTTONWOOD CREEK TRAIL

Photo Photo Credit: Credit: Julie Julie Sandy Sandy

Take a stroll through history as you visit Allen’s Old Stone Dam, built in 1874 to power steam locomotives.

Jog along a creek, through the woods and across one of Allen's signature public art installations on this 3-4 mile route.

PARKING: Allen Station Park (1120 N. Cedar Drive)

PARKING: Allen Station Park (1120 N. Cedar Drive)

NATURE WALK

PRETTY PLAYGROUNDS

THE TRAIL AT THE WOODS

DAYSPRING NATURE PRESERVE

Enjoy a chorus of birdsongs and the babbling of Rowlett Creek while wandering the unpaved trails.

A perfect outing for little ones! Explore the woods, then let the fun continue at the trailhead’s playground and pavilion.

PARKING: 1424 Rollins Drive

PARKING: 622 Rainforest Lane

LEARN MORE: CityofAllen.org/Trails


BE A V.I.P. WITH ALLEN’S

VIRTUAL INSPECTION PROGRAM If you’re doing home renovations, the process of scheduling some inspections is getting easier. Allen’s Community Development Department will soon offer a Virtual Inspection Program for some common projects, such as porches, water heaters, gas line installations and other small jobs. With virtual inspections, users join the inspection from a mobile device, then answer questions as inspectors capture images and take notes Permits and inspections ensure the safety of our community by resolving potential issues during the construction process.

LEARN MORE: CityofAllen.org/VIP WELCOME TO YOUR LIBRARY!

APL BRINGS SERVICES AND LEARNING TO YOU The impact of Allen Public Library extends far beyond the walls of its building, as demonstrated by ongoing virtual programming and unique StoryWalk activities. In honor of National Library Week (April 4-10), check out these great resources! STORYWALK: This interactive walk through a children’s book begins near the flagpole entrance at Allen Public Library. April’s StoryWalk is Norman, the Slug with the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra. VIRTUAL STORY TIME: Watch every Monday-Thursday, 10:15-10:30 a.m. at Facebook.com/AllenPublicLibrary. TAKE & MAKE KITS: Take home all the materials you’ll need to create fun, fashionable crafts and activities. Register at AllenLibrary.org/TakeAndMake. LIVE ONSTAGE@APL: Presents Texas Ranching Women! Watch the live presentation on April 29 at 7:30 p.m. on Spectrum Channel 16, Frontier Channel 15, Grande Cable Channel 15, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 and at AllenTV.org.

STORYWALK AT APL

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Allen In Focus: April 2021  

IN THIS ISSUE - Allen recovers: Find resources and support - Cast your vote: Allen City Council elections - Take a hike or bike ride! Explor...

Allen In Focus: April 2021  

IN THIS ISSUE - Allen recovers: Find resources and support - Cast your vote: Allen City Council elections - Take a hike or bike ride! Explor...

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