Life Connected | Issue 13 | January 2022

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Life Connected. ISSUE 13 | JAN 2022


2022 Event Calendar

2022 Budget Overview

2022 Events and ways to participate!

New video and fact sheets about the 2022 budget!

CONNECT WITH US Address 142 N. Ohio Street Celina, TX 75009 Phone (972) 382-2682 Online Facebook @cityofcelina @lifeincelinatx Instagram @celina_texas @lifeincelina


SPRING YOUTH SPORTS Registration NOW OPEN! Spring youth sports registration is open until January 16, 2022.

The City of Celina Parks & Recreation Department will be offering baseball, girls softball, soccer, and 7v7 football with several divisions for each. The seasons start around spring break and run through the end of May.

Registration costs vary by division and sport, please review the Parks & Recreation website for more information. Explore our sports programming and register online at sports,

City offices will be closed January 17th, 2022 in observance of Marin Luther King Jr. Day. Emergency Services will still be operational. All normal City operations will resume Tuesday, January 18th, 2022.

SUBSCRIBE Text CelinaNews to 22828 to join our mailing list and start receiving a digital copy of the monthly newsletter. To catch up on previous issues, visit

TABLE OF CONTENTS Volunteer Connection


Teacher Spotlight


Parks & Rec


City Council


Budget Overview


Utility Billing


Police Department


Fire Department


Development Services




2021 Events Recap


2022 Events Calendar


Job Openings



If you want to make a difference and give back to the community, there are plenty of opportunities through our local non-profits.

Scan the QR code or visit to become a volunteer with the City



Vanessa Hurtado-Jaramillo Director of Bilingual and ESL Education Celina ISD We ask our District staff to submit names of fellow staff members that exhibit the theme for the month. January’s focus was to select staff members that “encourage understanding of, and respect for people of diverse backgrounds.” We were immediately contacted by teachers who asked if they could nominate Vanessa Hurtado-Jaramillo, who is the Director of Bilingual and ESL Education for the Celina School District. While she is not technically in the classroom, they felt that the impact that she has had on the programs she oversees has been overwhelmingly positive. When asked about her nomination they stated, “Vanessa fits the theme for January perfectly! She has such a deep heart for people of different cultures and backgrounds. She goes out of her way to make sure that everyone feels included. She continually strives to bring awareness of the beauty in differences of opinion, ethnicity, religion, culture and political background. Everyone matters and should feel loved and respected. That is her goal. She makes me want to be a better person!” She is an amazing advocate for her students and families. Her focus on inclusion is evident through a program she started this year called Parent University. CISD parents of Bilingual and ESL students meet once a month and are provided with tools and strategies they can use to build a strong literacy foundation with their children. When you mention Parent University to Vanessa, you instantly see the commitment and excitement she has for the program. It not only provides an educational outlet for the parents of the students she serves, but at the same time connects people of different backgrounds and cultures to share their experiences with one another.





Registration deadline is January 16th. Scan the QR code to learn more!

SPORTS OFFICIALS NEEDED: SOCCER & BASEBALL Weeknight and Saturday games Contact Jeff Davis for more details:

HIRING SOON: CONCESSION WORKERS Weeknight and Weekend games at OCP Must be 16+


CITY COUNCIL Council Meeting

11 City Council Regular Meetings occur on the second Tuesday of each month at 5 PM in the City Council Chambers located at 112 N. Colorado Street.

Meeting Recap Videos

Recap videos are recorded during each City Council Meeting to summarize and highlight topics covered during the meeting. The recap videos are typically 5 to 10 minutes long and can be found on the City of Celina, Texas YouTube page. Visit

City Ordinances Stream Meetings Online All Regular and Special City Council Meetings are live streamed and recorded for your ease. Visit

The Mayor and City Council, acting as representatives of the people, adopt ordinances in accordance with the goals and policies of the City. The City's adopted ordinances are laws that address a wide variety of local issues from animal control to zoning. To view the City's enacted ordinances, visit


2022 BUDGET OVERVIEW Make sure you take a moment and look at this exciting video and informative fact sheet regarding the new budget for the City of Celina.

While our residents will not see a tax rate increase, they will continue to experience the excellent service and incomparable safety they have known and appreciated. As Celina grows, rest assured that safety will always be the highest priority of the City for our great residents and guests as together we experience and enjoy #LifeConnected.

Go to or scan the QR code to watch the full video!


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UTILITY SERVICES Trash Pick-Up Days Scan the code to enter your address and confirm your new trash pick-up day or visit: The map to the right shows collection days in Celina. For questions, please contact Waste Connections at (469) 452-8000.

Monitor Your Water Usage Water customers are now able to access their water usage data online from anywhere. Visit to monitor your water and set up custom alerts.

Pay My Bill Phone (877) 216-4105 ($1.25 processing fee) Auto Draft Set up by submitting a Bank Draft Authorization Online ($1.25 processing fee) In-Person/Mail 142 N. Ohio Street Celina, TX 75009

Brush and Bulky Trash Brush and bulky trash pick-up is no longer a routine service. This service is now available twice a month to customers, but it must be scheduled with Waste Connections. Brush and bulky trash pick-up will occur on the customer's next regularly scheduled trash pickup day. The deadline for registering is 4:30 PM the day before pick-up. Please note that for Monday pick-ups, customers must schedule by 4:30 PM the Friday prior.

Residents may schedule brush and bulky trash pick-ups in the following ways: Phone (469) 452-8000 Online App Wasteconnect (on Google Play or the Apple App Store)




POLICE DEPARTMENT Meet Your Police Department Sergeant Kyle Peck Sergeant Kyle Peck grew up in Sherman, TX. After graduating high school, he attended Northwestern State University in Louisiana and later attended Grayson County College where he earned his Associates of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Kyle met his wife, Brandie, while they both were attending criminal justice courses. Kyle later attended Texoma Regional Police Academy where he graduated Valedictorian of his class. He started his career in law enforcement working for the Gunter Police Department in July of 2010. In his first few years as a patrol office at Gunter Kyle was able to obtain his Field Training Officer (FTO) certification as well as earning his Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) certification. During his tenure with Gunter, he married his wife Brandie in September 2011 and they had their first child, Charlie in October 2013. After 5 years with Gunter PD, Kyle applied and earned a patrol position with Celina Police Department, a goal he had worked towards for a few years. In November 2017, Kyle was promoted to a Patrol Sergeant where he served for 2 years. He currently serves as the Sergeant over the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), where he manages the detectives assigned to different units. In November of 2020, Kyle and Brandie completed their family with their son, Mason. In his free time, Kyle enjoys competing in bass fishing tournaments, hunting, barbecuing, and spending time with his family and friends.

@celinapolicetx @celinapolice


NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY January 9, 2022 Thank you to each of our law enforcement officers that serve our City each day and work tireless to ensure the safety of our community!


FIRE DEPARTMENT Citizens Fire Academy Begins The second Citizens Fire Academy will begin sign ups on January 3rd. The Academy will begin on March 10th and lasts ten weeks. Citizens Fire Academy is open to all Celina residents and business owners.

New Ambulance The Fire Department's new ambulance has arrived and is waiting to be placed into service.

Smoke Detector Program Visit Smoke Detector Battery Replacement Program at

We recommend people change their batteries at the beginning of every year. Also- people should know the life span for a smoke detector is 10 years, it is also a good time to check when their smoke detectors were manufactured,

Meet Your Fire Department

Alex Jenkins My name is Alex Jenkins and I am from the North Dallas/Plano area. I have lived in North Texas for the vast majority of my life and have always been in the business of customer and community service. I have served the Celina Fire Department for almost 3 years and this is by far the best organization and community I have been a part of. I have been married to my beautiful wife Cee-Cee for a little over three years and we have two amazing kids. My daughter Sailyr will be 5 in October and my son Jameson will be 2 in August. My free time consists of chasing those kids around, constantly streaming movies on Disney+, trying out best to get out of the house to spend family time, and occasionally sneaking off to work out. Although chaotic at times, I wouldn’t trade any of it. In the 3 years that I have spent in the fire service, my only regret is that I didn’t pursue this career sooner. It also helps that the City of Celina and the community of Celina has been extremely welcoming and supportive. The amount of growth that I’ve seen this city go through in three short years makes me extremely excited for the future. Also, I couldn’t have asked for a better group of guys to come to work with every third day and I look forward to a long and successful career with the Celina Fire Department. @celinafiredept @celinafiredept



Keith Brumfield, Fire Inspector (left) and Marty Nevil, Fire Inspector (right)

Did You Know?

Keith Brumfield is a Captain in the Fire Marshal’s Office. As part of his job duties, he performs fire inspections and investigations, along with plan review, fire sprinkler system and fire alarm field inspections. He also wears many hats, such as Santa’s personal driver for the Christmas parade. Captain Brumfield started out as a volunteer firefighter for the Celina Fire Department in 2000. In December 2004, he was hired as the first full-time fire fighter for the Celina Fire Department. Soon after, he began the fire inspection program with inspections of all Commercial Buildings in Celina.He has over Seventeen years of dedicated experience and wisdom that he has poured into the Fire Marshal’s office.

Keith Brumfield’s hobbies include being a licensed auctioneer with the State of Texas, team roping, and tournament bass fishing throughout Texas. Marty Nevil is a Firefighter/Paramedic and Sworn Peace Officer who currently holds the rank of Fire Captain but is also assigned to the Fire Marshal’s office, where she can be found during normal business hours. No day is routine, most days present new challenges either as a growing division or a rapidly growing city. The Fire Marshal’s office is fortunate in that it is able to be involved in almost all the processes of the division. It is the building block paving the way for the future. Prior to Marty’s arrival, Keith was the lone ranger who managed all of it on his own. Responsibilities of the office are to perform annual life safety and new construction inspections, plan reviews, code consult, investigations, foster care inspections, attend development meetings to ensure the fire code is being properly utilized, create local amendments to meet challenges, and so much more. Both Marty and Keith are very passionate about what they do. There is a huge sense of gratification in the role, knowing you helped make the City a little safer and the job for your fellow comrades a little easier and/or more efficient.

What is a Fire Inspector?

Celina Fire Inspectors are the boots-onthe-ground men and women who are conducting inspections every day.

Fire Marshal’s Office Responsibilities: Code consult Enforce codes Plan Review Fire Investigations Arson Investigations Smoke Detector Program Fire Prevention Responsibilities: Education Annual Life Safety Inspections Foster Care Inspections Attend Development meetings Work with Fire Operations to educate and serve as a voice and means of progress in creating safe buildings, systems, etc. for them and the community.

On top of the job duties and the bonus of creating a division, they are always seeking new training opportunities. Marty attended the LEMIT Fire Executive Management Training class for Fire Marshals. She is currently a senior at Eastern Kentucky University majoring in Fire Protection Engineering and concurrently enrolled in the Graduate Forensic Science program for Arson Investigations at Oklahoma State University.



HOUSING New Homes Permitted: 83 Avg. New Home Value: $561,970 New Home COs Issued: 230

CONSTRUCTION Construction Inspections: 7,079 New Commercial Projects Starbucks, 1255 S. Preston Rd. 7 Eleven, 545 N. Preston Rd. Pure Form Gym, 695 N. Preston Rd. Commercial Shell Building, 1590 W. Frontier Pkwy.

Avg. Square Feet: 3,811 New Neighborhoods Buffalo Ridge, Phase 1 Most New Homes by Neighborhood Light Farms 14 Creeks of Legacy 13 Green Meadows 11 Chalk Hill 8


New Businesses Taste of Rome, 1050 S. Preston Rd, #112 Caliber Collision Paint Booth, 4055 S. Preston Rd. Avilla DNT Amenity Center, 3420 S. Dallas Pkwy.

Food Inspection Scores All available at


GIS MAP PORTAL We are excited to introduce our new and improved Public GIS Website featuring static and interactive maps!

What is GIS?

What is GIS used for?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS), are computer-based tools used to store, visualize, analyze, and interpret geographic data.

GIS data can include anything that can be associated with a location on the globe. For example, roads, country boundaries, and addresses are all types of spatial data.

What can I find on the Celina GIS website? STATIC MAPS


City Limits & ETJ Parks Master Plan Master Trail Plan Zoning & Thoroughfare Plans and MORE!

Arts & Parks Capitol Improvement Projects Master Planned Communities Public Crime School Zones and MORE!

Scan the QR code for visit to explore our many Celina Maps!

CELINA EDC December Sales Tax Sales tax collections for December totaled $555,294.35 an increase of $212,632.63 (62.05%) over the prior year.

Census 2020 The latest census results are out for 2021. Learn more and dive into the updates at

Fastest Growing City 2021

For the 3rd year in a row Celina was named fastest-growing City in North Texas. Scan the QR code above to check out the complete list.

EDC Christmas Party The EDC hosted a Christmas party at Valley Vines on December 1st to celebrate the season with businesses and community members.

Our Celina Fast Facts provide a visual overview of population, demographics and projected numbers through 2026 with exceptionally strong growth. Click the fact sheet to view the full page.

Contact Us Address 302 W. Walnut St Celina, TX 75009 Phone (972) 382-3455 Email Online


BUSINESS CONNECTION VIDEO SERIES Texas Republic Bank This Celina EDC Business Connection features Texas Republic Bank. Staff describes the banking experience and services at the Celina location while expressing a connection to the community. #celinasupportscelina Watch this episode of the Business Connection at and subscribe to the City of Celina, Texas on YouTube.

In Celina, we are very passionate about small businesses. Small businesses value their community; they preserve the local history and culture and provide an experience. We believe it's small businesses that will help us maintain our charm as we grow. Sign Up to Feature Your Business If you own a Celina business and would like to be featured as a part of the EDC video series, please visit

Texas Republic Bank Address 1212 S Preston Rd Suite #100, Celina, TX 75009 Texas Republic Bank Website

@celinatxedc @celinaedc


2021 WAS A BLAST AND WE ARE READY TO MAKE THIS YEAR EVEN BETTER! Follow @lifeincelinatx on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date on community events! Or visit, to view the full calendar.

See you soon at a future event in Celina!




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INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN A FESTIVAL? Local musicians submit your band information to to be added to our Artist Database. We will keep you and your band in mind when booking for 2022 events. Submit your company name, item(s) description, and contact information to to be added to our Vendor Database. Once added you will receive vendor applications for future events in Celina! Show your support for Celina’s community events by sponsoring! To view the 2022 event sponsorship options please contact



We're Hiring: Join the Team Below is a list of current job openings with the City of Celina. Learn more about current openings, subscribe to job alerts, and apply online at Current Openings Communication Specialist Construction Inspector Enterprise Architect Graphic Design and Marketing Specialist Part Time Coordinator – Parks & Rec Permit Technician Sign & Traffic Crewleader Stormwater Crewleader Street Maintenance Worker TCOLE Certified Police Officer Utility Line Maintenance Worker – Wastewater Utility Line Maintenance Worker - Water

As the City's growth continues, we are looking for dedicated and collaborative people looking for an opportunity to grow with the City. We are looking to hire individuals who align with the City's Core Values: Excellence, Community, Integrity, and Service. These values are central to our organization and guide every decision we make on an individual and organizational level. If this aligns with your values and goals, we encourage you to apply to join our team!


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