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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Share Your Thoughts at a Plano Listening Tour Session

Public forum with masks and microphone

Please join us for a session of the brand new 2022 Plano Listening Tour. We want to hear from our residents! Your input will provide guidance to the City Council and City leadership as they develop a long-range vision for Plano.

The 2022 Plano Listening To...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Ride DART for Free the Week of January 24

DART GoLink bus

To celebrate the launch of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) new bus network, you pay nothing to ride. Hop on a bus, train, streetcar or paratransit from Monday, January 24 through Sunday, January 30 – it’s on DART!

The new bus system, DARTzoom, is desi...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Gain Understanding of Your Water Bill

Water bill

If you receive a City of Plano water bill, the Sustainability & Environmental Education team invites you to a class. The class helps answer questions you may have regarding your water utility. Is your water bill a mystery? This class walks you through...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Lessen the Burden on Your Family: Wills and a Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney and Wills

Make 2022 the year to get your ducks in a row and make business and legal decisions easier on your loved-ones. The Sam Johnson Recreation Center hosts two classes to help with arrangements in case you one day are not able to: 

Responsibilities Und...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Take Action with Matters of Your Heart

Prevent heart disease

Did you know that heart disease is actually the most prevalent disease in society? There are intentional steps we can take to lessen the chances of contracting this disease, controlling its effects and even reversing the effects in our body. 

Lear...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Watch PPD True Crime and Steve Stoler’s Street Repair Videos

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Checking out these informative videos will answer a few of the burning questions you’ve had about the City of Plano. Plano Police Officer Chris Bianez and Plano Media Relations Director Steve Stoler shed light on major topics in these short feat...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Mental Aerobics is Back at the Wellness Center

Train your brain sign

Mental aerobics is a program designed to enhance the self-esteem and cognitive functioning of older adults. The emphasis is on having fun, the cooperative sharing of ideas and the development of solutions to challenging problems. 

A Wellness Cente...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Expand Your Fitness and Weight Room Skills

SJRC exercise room (2)

Take an hour to learn the proper use of Sam Johnson Recreation Center’s workout room equipment. Having all those shiny machines at your disposal is of no use if you’re unfamiliar with how they can benefit you.  

A personal trai...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

City Renames 3 Facilities in Honor of Beloved Former Employees

Jerry Cosgrove family and Mayor

The naming of a city’s facility or landmark is a big deal as is the renaming of municipal property. Honoring former Team Plano members, Plano City Council unanimously approved new names for three City buildings. These long-time dedicated civil servants ar...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Get a FREE FLU Shot at the Wellness Center for Older Adults

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Be better prepared to weather this flu season with a simple vaccination at no cost to you. The Wellness Center for Older Adults will administer the shots by appointment on specific days.

Fill out a short authorization form after securing an appointment. Pr...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

New Health Benefits ID Requirements as of January 1, 2022

Check mailbox

The No Surprises Act (NSA) was recently signed into law as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Effective for the benefit plan year beginning January 1, 2022, the NSA enacts a new transparency requirement on group health plans to prohibit ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Local Group's Donations to Plano Public Library Now Top $2 Million

PPL gets FPPL check

Friends of the Plano Public Library again expressed their support of our public library with a $100,000 check. Former City Council member and organization president Scott Johnson presented the significant donation during the Preliminary Open Meeting of th...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

How Returning to Work Affects Retiree TMRS Benefits

Seniors back at work woman

You can go back to work full time for a TMRS participating city after retiring without any impact to your TMRS monthly retirement benefit, IF:

  • You return to work for a different TMRS participating city from which you retire, or
  • You return to work for the sa...
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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Do 4 Things Before Using your Fireplace

Fireplace maintenance

Cold weather is making its way to North Texas, this means you may want to use the fireplace. Enjoying a cozy crackling fire is both calming and practical, especially when you’re trying to simply stay warm. 

Four things you should do ever...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Request Sidewalk Repairs and Stroll Safer

Sidewalk sinking repair

In this Stoler on the Street episode, host Steve Stoler guides you on how and when to report sidewalks that pose safety issues. 

Stay in the loop of all things video, subscribe to the City of Plano YouTube channel.  

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Let's Make the City’s Council Chamber Better

Council Chamber meeting

The City is hosting a public meeting Thursday, December 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Florence Shapiro Council Chambers to discuss improvements to the room. In the recent bond election, voters approved funding for the renovation and enhancements to the Counc...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Do You Know about TMRS Restricted Prior Service Credit?

TMRS service credit for public service

The City of Plano has adopted the provision allowing you to receive up to 60 months credit for the time you were employed by any of the following entities.

  • With any state or local government 
  • With any political subdivision of any state in the U.S.&...
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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Access a Storehouse of Yard Tools for Free

Lawn care tools

The City’s Tool Lending Program is the neighbor you can borrow from anytime to handle your yard work. This service is for Plano residents who need equipment to trim trees and hedges, cut grass or a number of other lawn chores. 

Through t...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Take a Swing with the Kings at Free SJRC Concert

Big band tromone player

Jazz-up your afternoons with live performances from locals the Kings of Swing Big Band. The Sam Johnson Recreation Center (SJRC) sets the stage for music-lovers on the second, third, fourth and fifth Thursdays of each month.

The still popular style of musi...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Are You Homebound and Need a COVID-19 Vaccination?

COVID syringes and vaccine card

Collin County Health Care Services has formed Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Teams to give communities more options to receive vaccinations. The NO COST COVID-19 services these Mobile Teams provide will only be available by appointment. 

The team’s e...

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